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About Jerred B.

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Houston, TX

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About Jerred
I'm a young, enthusiastic, energetic, and patient pianist with a B.A. in Jazz Piano Performance from Lewis and Clark College.

So, born in Dallas, I've spent parts of my childhood in various parts of the country, from Washington D.C. to Carbondale, Colorado to Portland, Oregon, and now in hot and humid Houston, Texas. America has a plenty to offer and our great country's musical history is rich and eclectic. I first started playing piano at a very young age from a very old lady. It was something I resented my parents for, not really understanding the whole point of playing music. But now, in retrospect, I thank them indefinitely for exposing me to one of the most important passions of my life. It was in 6th grade that I joined a rock n' roll band, singing and playing all sorts of keyboards and having a ball with music. The idea that I w
as having fun playing music finally dawned on me and the verb "playing" music finally made perfect sense to me. Without passion, music is simply another endeavor, so this realization propelled me into the realm of music indefinitely.

In high-school I finally learned what jazz music was and fell in love with the idea of spontaneous improvisation. Learning theory really helped and I started jamming with my buddies, eventually starting a cover band. Although I've never lost sight of my classical roots, trying to improve my technique as well as my sight-reading, it was in jazz that I really found my calling. So in college, I started studying with a great jazz pianist, Randy Porter, and found my fingers wrapping themselves around my own music in a way I never thought possible. So that's that, I've recently graduated, having played gigs and teaching kids, and found my way into a new city with new possibilities.

When it comes to teaching, most teachers adhere to a strict curriculum. While I do love my curriculum, I will often change things around in order to cater to my students' different needs. Through all my experiences, I've learned that positive reinforcement is ideal and that a good association with a learning experience often paves the way for more of them. Working with me gives students the opportunity to make headway in an instrument without painstaking monotony. The more that somebody enjoys learning, the more that they learn. I love to have fun when I'm teaching, so my students tend to have fun as well. Like I said earlier, music should be "played," and playing should be fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons will usually begin with a recap of the last week, what the student has practiced, and what they accomplished since the last lesson. For some students, I will assign listening over the week, so at the beginning of the lessons, I read over the observations that they made in regards to the songs they listened to.
One thing I require of all of my students is a notebook devoted solely to the lesson, where the student writes down what he/she thinks about in terms of accomplishments and what they want to learn. I will also write down in the notebook different techniques, assignments, and various other things related to the lesson for the betterment of the student. My typical lesson will involve a communication between the student and myself, trying best to learn where the student is coming from and cater to his/her necessities in terms of learning. I am laid back, for the most part, but will encourage the student to practice. I do not get angry, but I will try to inspire the student through various techniques, becoming more disappointed than enraged at a student's lack of enthusiasm. Lessons for me are fun and I try and convey that jovial enthusiasm to my students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with upright piano, couch. I do have cats, so heads up if you're allergic.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I may or may not bring music paper and lesson books. If it is the first lesson, I'll definitely bring some material. I expect a piano in the home of the student given the enormous stature of the instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz piano, first and foremost. Although I was coached in classical as a child and can easily teach most intermediates, jazz is my forte and my major in college. In terms of teaching styles, it all depends on the student. More than most teachers, though, I put a heavy weight on listening to music in order to fully understand it. Technique is very important and must be taught, but feel is probably paramount and should be emphasized. Before a student can accurately play a piece of music, he/she must be able to connect with the music. When it comes to the piano, especially jazz piano, theory and knowledge of how the sounds of the instrument interact are also crucial. I will teach an appropriate amount of theory to the students given the style of play and pieces they are learning.
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Nicholas R. June 20, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Very knowledgeable. Very articulate. I'm looking forward to future sessions.
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rifhat W. December 1, 2013
· Piano ·
Piano lessons

Jerred is an easy going, flexible and professional teacher who teaches my 7 years old son. My son sees him as his role model and has taken to Jerred's style of teaching very well. Very impressed with what he has achieved so far. Currently we go to his apartment which is in a great location.
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LizK April 27, 2012
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Jerred A+++++

We really like Jerred, he is laid back yet enthusiastic. My daughter is currently taking vocal lessons, but we hope to add piano before the end of the year. TakeLessons is very lucky to have him on the team!
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Houston, TX 77006
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About Michelle H.

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Cypress, TX

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About Michelle
I have enjoyed tremendous success as a Singer/Songwriter, Vocal Coach, Actress, Musician,Composer, Director, and teacher. I am originally from Ohio, but am now based out of Houston, Texas

I also Teach Stage Presence, and all of my students participate in live Recitals to showcase their progress. Music Theory to ensure that all students are equipped with the tools to succeed.

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Michelle has been teaching privately for over 13 years to students of all ages and is well versed in most styles: jazz, blues, rock, funk, gospel, classical, etc. I cover topics ranging from learning how to play starting from the basics.
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Adaobi E. August 10, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Michelle was a devoted and engaging teacher. Ever smiling, her style allows prior clarity on method and flexibility in customizing to the needs of the student.
The initial hitch with scheduling online on TakeLessons were quickly resolved on our first class.
It was an excellent opportunity for speech enhancement.
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Tara A. January 16, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Professional
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Abhilash K. August 4, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Awesome teacher..very helpful and teaches good learning techniques
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Michelle H.

Michelle H.

Cypress, TX 77433
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About Natascha F.

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Houston, TX
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About Natascha
Hello,
I am a capable, creative, fun and dedicated teacher.
My background includes experience in developing educational lesson plans and behavior modification plans. Through my work as a teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with students with special needs in middle school as well as in High School. I truly enjoy developing effective learning strategies to address all students' needs. Throughout my career, my approach to education has been creative; I enjoy developing multifaceted programs to engage all students and meet group as well as individual needs. My professional experience is supported by a solid academic background.
Please note that I am fluent in English, Hebrew, Dutch, French and German.
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Suzanne D. October 20, 2015
· Dutch · Online
Amazing teacher, thank you!
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Natascha F.

Natascha F.

Houston, TX 77096
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About Paul W.

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Houston, TX

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About Paul
Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike.
Taught in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc.
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Tyra Anderson July 5, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Paul was wonderful . It was a little mixup on the location but everything turned out fine. Paul was able to identify the areas I need to work on and I’m looking forward to my next class.
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Eian Woodward December 8, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
An amazing teacher that has truly changed my life, and challenges me to be a better musician every week!
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Brian Ellis February 23, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar ·
Paul has been a tremendous instructor for me and my journey on learning acoustic guitar. During lessons he has also taught me music theory and explained it simply, and through that I feel like the guitar and music in general has been opened up to me and I now see music more clearly. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
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Paul W.

Paul W.

Houston, TX 77071
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About Carla D.

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Sugar Land, TX

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About Carla
I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Burlington County College in New Jersey from 2009-2011, and during that time took a summer course at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington DC. Then in 2014 I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. I have been teaching ASL at the high school level since 2011. I am also one of the interpreters for the Deaf at my church in Fort Bend County, TX, outside of Houston, where I am a member and actively involved in the Deaf Ministry.

Please feel free to ask me any questions y
ou have. I'm happy to get back with you, and I look forward to teaching you!
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brenda August 21, 2017
· American Sign Language · In studio
Carla is professional, friendly and and knows how to make me want to learn and improve. Loved my first class and can't wait for the next one!
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Denise B. June 30, 2017
· American Sign Language · In home
Carla is a great teacher! I have learned a lot already.
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Adriana L. June 15, 2017
· Microsoft Word · Online
she is a great teacher
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Carla D.

Carla D.

Sugar Land, TX 77478
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About Marcelle H.

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Houston, TX
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In addition to having an MA in English and a JD in law, I have had over 30 years of English teaching experience, mostly at the college level. I've taught a variety of courses and tutored students in a variety of skills, including ESL; composition and grammar; analytical writing and critical thinking; American, British, and world literature; business writing and communications; introductory courses to the American legal system, and legal writing. At present, I'm teaching ESL to international professionals and other adults to help them improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. I also help ESL students prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. Throughout my career, I've helped both native and non-native speakers of English improve their language and critical thinking skills. In tutoring, I take a very customized approac
h and use a variety of tested methods and effective materials to address each student's needs.
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Hamda July 22, 2017
· English · In home
I like the way how she organized the classes. Marcelle knows which part of my English language needs to improve. She is very flexible in the timing of the classes. I strongly recommended her for whoever wants to improve and refresh their English language. Honestly, she's the best.
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Marcelle H.

Houston, TX 77007
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About Shekkola G.

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Houston, TX

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About Shekkola
My first teaching role was as a catechist at the age of 18. After getting a degree in chemical engineering, i went to work as a process engineer and established a mentor ship program at a school with low student performance.

After working as an engineer for 11 years, I chose to enter the field of education to spend more time with my children and other children in need. My goal has always been helping others. I look forward to helping you!
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Cliona March 12, 2018
· Math · In studio
Shekkola taught Math and science to my three boys in middle school and her teaching was transformative, since they neither liked math nor were good at it before she began to teach them. All three went on to science careers and two went on to take advanced math courses. Once they joined her class they began to love Mathas did all the children in Shekkola's class - which is practically unheard of. I don't know what her magic is, but I am eternally grateful to her
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Shekkola G.

Shekkola G.

Houston, TX 77014
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About Lexi R.

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Houston, TX
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About Lexi
Hi! My name is Lexi and I am currently a Spanish teacher. I love Spanish and teaching is my passion. I learned Spanish when I was 6 years old and have studied it since then! I majored in Spanish and education in college and have taught Spanish for 2 years.
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Jennifer June 14, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Able to quickly assess where you are and set concrete goals to where you want to be!
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Michael June 8, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Great lessons!
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Lexi R.

Lexi R.

Houston, TX 77098
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About Nery G.

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Tomball, TX

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About Nery
I am a teacher at heart. I like the language arts and the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their goals through learning a new language. I am a good communicator and adapt easily to new situations. I creatively customize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of the individual learner. I believe that creating a welcoming, fun and relaxing class environment fosters student’s confidence and a pleasant learning experience.

My professional life started in the corporate world, working as a Human Resources analyst before moving to the USA from my native México. I spent my first years in Texas at home, raising my kids and improving my bilingual skills. Some years later, I volunteered at my parish teaching ESL to adult immigrants. Having greatly enjoyed this activity, I started part time jobs at Harris County Department
of Education and McDonald’s, teaching ESL to a diverse body of adult students. These opportunities allowed me to gain considerable experience and confidence.

Let me help you start or improve your ESL or Spanish skills!
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Nelly August 6, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Nelly August 6, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor.
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Leonor July 14, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students.
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Nery G.

Nery G.

Tomball, TX 77375
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About Talisha S.

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Houston, TX

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About Talisha
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My name is Talisha Thomas a manners & protocol consultant. I work with parents with children as young as 3 and up to 19. I also have etiquette course for adults as well. I have been teach etiquette for 3 years now. My goal is to help children and adults become comfortable in society rather they are at the dinner table or at a business meeting. My classes range from dining etiquette, parenting, dating, manners at home, professional dressing, and so much more.
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Talisha S.

Talisha S.

Houston, TX 77053
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