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About Jennifer P.

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Gwynn Oak, MD
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About Jennifer
I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and performing adult singer-songwriters. Whatever your background or desire, I can help you to cultivate your unique musical potential, and to strengthen your creative voice.

As a professional vocalist and pianist, I have worked freelance, in a variety of settings, over the years--including solo, in wedding bands, small jazz and rock/pop groups and with big bands. I have been singing with the Mood Swings Big Band for 6+ years. During that time, we have performed at the White House, the Chamber of Commerce and in Kennebunkport, Maine (at the Bush e
state).

I also have an extensive professional and personal background in meditation (10 years), astrology (5 years) and healing (particularly Reiki, 4 years). I am very interested in the intersection between a healing/mindfulness-awareness approach and singing/playing piano.
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Amira W. September 21, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Jennifer was outstanding we can not wait for the next lesson.
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Jesse V. February 9, 2017
· Singing · Online
perfect
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Gabrielle I. January 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Jennifer is an awesome piano teacher! She works great with children! My 6 year old is very engaged, interested and ready to learn! She leaves each week saying how she cannot wait for her next lesson and she practices a lot at home. I believe this comes from Jennifer's excellence in teaching! I would highly recommend her!
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Jennifer P.

Jennifer P.

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
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About Mya Mya Seinn T.

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Alexandria, VA

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About Mya Mya Seinn
Hello there!

My name is Mya and I am a very patient instructor and understand that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual!

Availability changes every week and please contact me for availability.

I received my degree in Geology from Yangon University in Yangon, Burma in 1993. After I moved to New York City in 2005, I earned a M.A. (Geology) from The City College of New York in 2010. I learned crocheting and sewing from my mother. I also took a bauble, bangle and bead string class, Draping I and II classes, and pattern making I and II classes from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

I’ve been teaching private sewing lesson (since 1998), beading and pearl knotting lesson (since 2009), and Burmese language (since 2014) and I have loved helping my students.
Although trained in
standard teaching methods, I developed my own method to fulfill my students’ needs.

I am looking forward to helping new students to achieve their goals!
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Nora D. July 16, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Very good experience.
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Natasha June 29, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Excellent!!!
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Tracy B. June 26, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I loved my first lesson with Mya. I feel confident to use my machine now as I was a total beginner. I feel like I accomplished so much in our first lesson, and we are going to make a copy of my favorite pair of lounge pants at our next lesson. Mya is patient and relaxed and I really enjoyed our time together.
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA 22306
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About Josh M.

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Rockville, MD
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About Josh
Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. A couple years ago I began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people.

Thanks!
Josh
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alex May 14, 2018
· Chess · Online
EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE
WE SET 3 LESSONS IN ADVANCE .
JOSH DID NOT SHOW UP ONLINE 2ND LESSON IN A ROW
NO ADVANCE NOTES, NO ANSWER, NO APOLOGY
DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM
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Raphael April 30, 2018
· Chess · Online
delays with equipment , kid is happy with lesson, thanks
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Naila October 27, 2017
· Chess · Online
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Josh M.

Josh M.

Rockville, MD 20850
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Chandu July 17, 2018
· Chess · In studio
Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it.
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Tristan July 17, 2018
· Chess · Online
I enjoyed taking lessons with Mr.Siddharth. He was a really cool instructor I could talk to and easily forget about time. It's always good to be so engaged with what you are learning that you put all your focus into the subject, and he easily allowed that. I even went over time in my first lesson, we were both so engaged!

I highly recommend Mr.Siddharth as an instructor. I am a relatively advanced player, but I can see how his wisdom can transfer over to beginners and intermediates. I will consider even more lessons in the future. One small caveat was his small bouts of absent-mindedness (moving the wrong piece, forgetting what as the last move), but that never caused so much confusion I didn't know what was going on.

Overall, he doesn't disappoint. Book a lesson with him, and you'll learn something.
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Pablo July 2, 2018
· Chess · Online
Knew the game well and had lots of experience. Good at explaining.
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Siddharth G.

Siddharth G.

Clarksburg, MD 20871
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About Tyra F.

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Washington, DC

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About Tyra
I graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor in Music Education and am getting my graduate degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland.
My primary instrument is clarinet and euphonium but am familiar with most instruments at a beginner to intermediate level.
As a woodwind specialist, I have taught clarinet, flute and saxophone during summer camps and programs for multiple years.
I'm currently the clarinet technique teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.

I have been knitting and crocheting for 12 years and have made a wide range of products from hair bows to sweaters.

I am patient and willing to teach all levels of students in a variety of subjects and am willing to cater the lessons to your needs.
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Amari June 24, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Great 1st lesson! Tyra was very professional and had a good first interaction with my son. It’s also very clear she enjoys what she does.
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Sarah C. May 5, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
We really like Tyra. She is great with our daughter!
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Rhode December 28, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
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Tyra F.

Tyra F.

Silver Spring, MD 20904
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About Rosemary O.

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Germantown, MD

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About Rosemary
I am the Creative Director for Teddies Afrique and one thing I love to do is to teach sewing lessons. I'm a creative person, flexible and fun loving. I pay attention to details, impacting the lives of my students is part of me.
Connect with me today and have fun while you learn.
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Margaret May 25, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Rosemary is patient, skilled, and talented. I'm learning so much, and having fun doing it! Lessons are well organized.
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Binta January 28, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Loved Rosemarys class. She is very patient and teaches in detail to make you understand. She also offers her personal tips for sewing as a beginner. I would be returning to her class for sure to continue with my training soon. It’s Rosemary all the way. Thanks for all you do.
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Rosemary O.

Rosemary O.

Germantown, MD 20874
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About Azeezat L.

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Laurel, MD
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About Azeezat
I am a young lady being in the sewing business for over 10 years and decide to pass the knowledge on from late 2015.
I am very patient with student. I understand the pace of assimilation is different in every human being, children, adults , male or female. I teach the very rare free hand in a very much simple way. And very friendly and have a good class plan to make learning easy.
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Aminata O. March 11, 2018
· Sewing · In home
This teacher was so pleasant. her customer service skills makes it easy to learn so quick. I only wanted to know ho to treat my new machine and I was able to complete that successfully in this short session.
I will recommend her to anyone who needs a skillful, calm and friendly instructor.
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Toyeeb March 6, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Worst in teaching than her?Certainly, You will find millions of teacher around the world.
Best in teaching than her? Probably, you might find a very few teachers that can meet this criteria.
Like her? You will never find a teacher like her. Not only she knows sewing , then she knows how to teach people to sew. I have seen her turning students to CEO. I have seen her changing life of her students by giving them the opportunity to sew for themselves, their families or even make money from sewing.
She is very knowledgeable, joyful, honest and very professional.
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Tamunominini March 5, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Hayzee stitches is a magnificent trainer in sewing. She takes her time in the process, taking into consideration all types of learner and ensuring a systematic teaching technique. I’m so privileged to be a family of Hayzee stitches.
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Azeezat L.

Laurel, MD 20708
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About Jean W.

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Oxnard, CA

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About Jean
I am a sewing teacher with many years of sewing experience. I have sewn my own clothing and for others, including babies, children and adults. I have created and sewn numerous quilts and household items which I have given out as gifts. My students have told me that I inspire them and most have bought sewing machines by the time we're done with the lessons! They continue on with projects of their own.

I like to keep learning and growing by taking advanced sewing lessons whenever there is something new I want to learn. This style of learning has inspired me to teach my students to be creative and to make exactly what interests them, to help them bring their ideas to life,

I teach in the Oxnard and Santa Clarita areas, but am mobile to many other areas of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. If you don't have a sewing machine, it
is not a problem as I have machines available. I teach students from age 8 years old to 80 years old, at whatever speed is comfortable for you. It's exciting at any age to learn a craft which has been around throughout history. I look forward to meeting with you and being the one to inspire you to sew!

During these lessons here are just some of the things you will learn:
* How to use a sewing machine
* How to select fabrics and patterns
* How to cut fabrics and prepare them for sewing
* How to assemble and sew your project!
* Use of various sewing tools and the importance of an iron
* Hemming and finishing techniques
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Karin April 27, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I knew nothing about sewing and she was very patient. I was so excited doing my first project...just a simple little pillow, but I learned a lot 😀
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Jeff March 26, 2018
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Jean is very good at sewing and also very patient. Ive seen some of her quilt work also, and it’s amazing! She’s a very nice person and I would recommend her any time.
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Traci March 21, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Jean is reliable, creative, flexible and patient. She is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her.
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Jean W.

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About Natasha T.

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About Natasha
My grandmother taught me to embroider when I was 9 years old. A Russian immigrant, she got a job in NYC sewing elastic into underwear. She practiced embroidery well into her nineties. I have taken what my grandmother taught me and applied it to many different styles and practices of embroidery. From art work to embroidered t-shirts and hoops, I've done it all.
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Natasha T.

Natasha T.

Online
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About Tad H.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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Tad, a licensed Professional Engineer, is an avid bridge player, member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) since 1981, ACBL Accredited Teacher and Club Director, holding a rank of a Silver Life Master (SLM), and consistently placing in tournaments and club games.

In high school, he was a successful Math tutor. Later, while in college, he taught high school Physics. Now, he shares his bridge expertise.

Tad teaches bridge players of all ages and skill levels, using his years of experience combined with the ability to convey advanced bridge in an easy to understand way. He is patient, applies Logical Thinking, discipline, and most importantly, fun, to guide his student’s decision-making process at a bridge table, to success.

He works with individual players, small groups and large classes offering short term and longer multi
-week courses. Tad can also provide single-topic sessions, one-on-one meetings, on-demand classes and general bridge discussions. In addition, he is available for club or tournament play including “post-mortem” analysis and commentary.

For advanced players, Tad offers lessons to:
• improve their defense and declarer’s play
• help mastering conventions they use
• add and adopt new conventions
• create a bidding system for a budding partnership

If you are willing to devote time on consistent basis, then you will succeed! As with anything else, practice makes perfect. The ever evolving, complex game of bridge is an inexpensive hobby as well as a social vehicle to meet many people from all walks of life.
ENJOY and HAVE FUN!!!
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Tad H.

Tad H.

Online
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$50 / 30-min

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The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]

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The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit
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Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing
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When you learn to sew, you're introduced to slew of new vocabulary words and phrases. To help you understand these words and phrases, and be more conversational about your new craft, we've put together this glossary of sewing terms from Columbus, OH teacher Nikki D... “May your bobbin always be full!” ~Author Unknown. Most recognize what this quote means, but you might be thinking, “What on earth is a bobbin?” Bobbin, miter, selvedge – there is an extensive amount of vocabulary in sewing,
10 Fun, Festive Holiday Sewing Projects
  As the holiday season approaches, these holiday sewing projects will help you get into the spirit! So whether you're looking for some festive holiday decor or some DIY gift ideas, make sure to bookmark these fun, festive holiday sewing projects... Craft Sewing Projects   Lovely Scissor Holder   There’s no point in starting your holiday sewing projects without an organized sewing kit. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to find what you need. This DIY scissor h
10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he

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