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About Tim K.

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Schertz, TX

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About Tim (William)
My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 29 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performed in operas, musicals and plays in San Antonio and I have sung at Carnegie Hall in New York. I studied voice with Herald Stark and guitar with David Underwood. I have led a professional singing group and a professional dance troupe. I have composed choral music which has been performed in San Antonio and entered into international competitions. I have spent years learning techniques to help students sing in tune and learn how to read music. I have experience teaching students of all ages from 3 year olds to adults. I teach students from Northe
ast San Antonio, Selma, Schertz, Live Oak, Universal City, Cibolo, Bracken, Garden Ridge, Converse, Marion, Seguin and New Braunfels.

*** Lesson Details ***
For my younger guitar students, I use the Progressive Guitar Method for Young Beginners series. This book includes a CD to help the student practice at home. For my older guitar students I use a progressive guitar curriculum of my own creation.

For my voice students I use Pathways of Song, Hall Johnson Spirituals, 24 Italian Songs and Arias, Alfred's Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Carl Fisher's The Young Singer series as well as song materials based upon the student's personal interests, such as art songs and Broadway show tunes.

For my piano students I use the Piano Adventures series by Nancy and Randall Faber and the Alfred Piano Series. Music reading, ear training and theory is part of my instruction. With daily practice you will see a noticeable improvement in musicianship, aural skills and music-reading ability.

I am also an experienced tutor. I have worked with students of all ages and with various learning differences. I have tutored students in reading, writing, math, social studies, ESL and test preparation.

Through online instruction, I am available around the clock and around the globe for tutoring and music lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, classical and folk guitars
My home studio has glass doors through which one may observe the lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2 guitars

*** Specialties ***
Classical guitar, operatic singing, folksongs, spirituals, music reading, solfege, ear training and sight-singing
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Jill October 31, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Tim took the time I needed to understand and explained things so well. Can't wait for my second lesson.
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Sandra R. January 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I have really learned a lot in the 3 lessons I have completed. Look forward in future lessons to come. Keep up the great work.
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S K. October 9, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My 8-year-old has been taken the lessons from him since March of last year and it has been an amazing journey for her taking his lessons.
He is calm, patient and very talented.
I am so thankful that I found him through this website!
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Tim K.

Schertz, TX 78154
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About Rick P.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Rick
I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC.

I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
Play What You Want!!!!,Learn What You Need!!!
Focus on real-world guitar skills:
Starts on the Low E string;Learn chords from day one,from their root notes;Learn notes in a logical/alphabetical sequence;Perform rhythm and accompaniment parts right away (not just melodies).
What will my students learn: First position chords, rhythm riffs,patterns,blues and rock clich├ęs.Music notation,tableture an
d chord charts.Pick and fingerstyle techniques,Improvisation and playing by ear.
HOW TO PLAY LIKE!!!!
Break down songs and techniques into easily digestible chunks. Individual segments are played slowly first,then brought to speed.
You'll find you're learning and improving faster than you ever believed possible.
CLASSIC ROCK: From Aerosmith to ZZTOP.
GUITAR HEROES:From Randy Rhoads to Yngwie Malmsteen
TEXAS COUNTRY: From Randy Rogers to Charlie Robinson.
TEXAS BLUES: From Freddie King to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
METAL GUITAR: CLASSIC 70's to Today's Heroes
PROGRESSIVE ROCK-METAL: From Dream Theater to Periphery..
CLASSICAL GUITAR: From Bach to Vivaldi.
And many more Styles, send me a question and ask about your personal music choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Located in Specious one room of a three bedroom condo, Marshall amps ,Martin,Taylor Jackson, Dean, ESP,Takamine, Epiphone and Ovation guitars, use a plasma TV, guitar pro software, keyboards, recording softwear.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar and amps. books.
Student: metronome and tuner.

*** Specialties ***
Finger Picking Techniques,MusicTheory and How to get a good sound with your guitar.
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Hannah December 27, 2018
· Guitar · Online
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Dara September 6, 2018
· Guitar · Online
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Mark D. August 30, 2018
· Guitar · Online
My lesson was great. I’ve struggled for years to really get everything to come together, and I’m already starting to see and feel how Rick is, and will continue to, make that happen.
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Rick P.

Rick P.

San Antonio, TX 78259
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About Daniel M.

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San Antonio, TX

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I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice.

I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothing is too difficult once we understand how to do it!
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Renee January 14, 2019
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Trinity December 31, 2018
· LSAT · Online
Does a really great job of explaining and breaking down individual problems. Helps to allow the student to see the perspective of the test takers!
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Gary December 15, 2018
· Chess · Online
Very kind and patient!
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Daniel M.

Daniel M.

San Antonio, TX 78224
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About Adriana N.

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Rochester, MI
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About Adriana
My name is Adriana N, I'm from Mexico, and I've living in USA since 2007.

I love to teach Spanish! I taught Spanish at a private school from September 2012 until July 2013 (I worked with kids from ages 2 1/2 to 6). I have been teaching Spanish freelance since July 2013, mostly to adults. My students have had great success learning Spanish!
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Linda W. October 21, 2014
· Spanish · Online
Adriana is a very good teacher. She is patient and explains things very well.
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Adriana N.

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About Veronica H.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Veronica
Teaching language is a passion, not only a profession. When you teach language you have to engage students in the culture, to spark motivation and broaden horizons, to promote diversity and tolerance.
My bachelors is in Psychology from my country of origin, but coming to this country I began working in language when looking for bilingual opportunities for my own children. Not being able to find the right person I decided to study so I could provide the best learning experience to my own children and that became my new career more than fifteen years now.
I have traveled through Latin America and gained cultural and academic knowledge. I have owned a language program for ten years and trained and supervised hundreds of language teachers and enjoyed thousands of young and old students' language accomplishments.
I have also had the hon
or and the privilege of teaching language to the military for almost eight years, developing curriculum for all levels and all ages.
Every student is a new opportunity to inspire and improve a life. I look forward to that every day.
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Anusha November 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
She is amazing! Helped me so much and was so nice! I am really looking forward to my next lesson.
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Christopher September 1, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Veronica is truly an excellent Spanish instructor. Although I have only had a few lessons with her, my speaking and listening comprehension skills have drastically improved. Also, after I expressed my interest in interpretation and translation, Veronica immediately tailored the lessons in a manner that would help me achieve my goals in these two areas. I highly recommend Veronica to anyone who wants to learn Spanish or who has already studied Spanish and wants to improve their skills. I am looking forward to many more classes with Veronica.
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Jonathan August 16, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
She is an awesome teacher and really takes the time to work with you whatever your starting point!
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Veronica H.

Veronica H.

San Antonio, TX 78247
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About jay B.

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Johns Island, SC

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I am here to help you make your next vacation to Europe, Africa or the middle east unforgettable
i can also tailor a program to help you ace your french or Arabic class
Lets do this the fun and simple way
Call me Jay:)
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jay B.

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About Marcela S.

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Miami, FL
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About Marcela
Hi! I am Marcela. I was born in Argentina so Spanish is my native language.

I have 20 years of teaching experience in institutes and as a private tutor.

I have a degree in Social Communication. I have studied in the University of Buenos Aires.

I mostly teach online and have students from all over the world.

I speak Spanish, English and Portuguese.

I love travelling and know about the culture of other countries.

My classes are in a very relaxing atmosphere in order for you to enjoy the process of learning.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!
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Dominik December 10, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Marecela is a very good spanish teacher!! I love to talk with her about Buenos Aires and Miami now!! To have online classes is very good for me and gives me a lot of flexibility. We can make grammatical progress in the book delivered, read and write online.
Absolutely recommendable :)
Saludos
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Krista December 9, 2018
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I loved learning Spanish with Marcela -having regular conversations in via Skype really fast-tracked my learning and it was so much fun! I highly recommend Marcela for anyone who wants to learn Spanish quickly for travel, business and fun.
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Carlos Costes December 7, 2018
· Spanish · Online
The lessons with Professor Marcela are very pleasant and very good atmosphere, she does not hesitate to repeat as many times as necessary what her students do not understand and she does it very pleasantly and demonstrating a great love for her work...
Carlos
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Marcela S.

Marcela S.

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About Elizabeth M.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Elizabeth
Hey you!

I am so excited to embark on this task together. Math can be really easy when you know the ropes! I am here to help you!

I am currently a college sophomore student pursuing the medical field as a doctor. I am very dedicated to my work and would love to help you ace your next test!

Thanks for reading; I can't wait to hear from you!

P.S. I know that I don't currently have a background check, but I will after my first few bookings. If necessary, I am willing to provide references upon request.
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Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

San Antonio, TX 78249
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