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Toshi M.

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Starting at $100
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner
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Toshi M.

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About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, I live in Los Angeles, CA, USA for over 20 years. (PST) 🌟 I am also working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the better

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Abigail P.
I am writing this from my moms phone so I thought I should elaborate that I am a 15 year old student, but I absolutely love my lessons with Toshi-san. He is hilarious and makes lessons extremely fun and makes it a lot easier to retain information. It is very hard for me to remember things and be invested due to my ADHD but he never fails to keep my attention. I definitely recommend him for everyone! I think anyone who wants to learn proper Japanese and etiquette should have lessons with him.
Alexis
So cool and personable, and you can tell he genuinely cares and knows what he is talking about. The best possible first lesson I could have asked for. I loved it! So looking forward to see how this goes!!!
Haylie
Amazing and very patient! Highly recommend and appreciate him!
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Kayla Louven G.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • One-Year Bible from West Coast Baptist College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Kayla Louven G.

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Have you seen people on social media write calligraphy and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

The topics in calligraphy that YOU can learn:
-Best Starter Kit for Beginners
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Basic Vectorizing and Lettering Overlay (without Photoshop!)
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

About Kayla Louven

Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to testing out different writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to achiev

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John M.
Another great lesson. Continuity of instruction is well thought out along with taking the lesson where the I will get the most out of Kayla's experience.
John M.
Very patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.
John M.
Fantastic first lesson. Kayla is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor, she made the lesson enjoyable. I am looking forward to continuing this learning challenge, experience.
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Marty W.

62 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish (For singing and limited usage), Italian (for singing)
  • Awarded Choir Regionals from National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Master of Science from University of Advancing Technology
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Marty W.

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Although my focus as a TakeLessons teacher is primarily in music, I also teach a killer Calligraphy class. I do not take the fact that I am 'multi-talented' lightly. I know good calligraphy and I know mediocre calligraphy. Before getting more involved with music, I taught Calligraphy at a junior college for 7 years. I taught over 750 students and took classes from a student of Donald Jackson, one of the Scribes of the Queen of England. I can strengthen the work and techniques of intermediate or advanced calligraphers (and illuminators) and am very adept at teaching beginners. We can meet in my music studio or your home. I have a list of preferred materials and love this amazing communication form.

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your so

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Angie
Mrs. Marty cheers me when I play the piano! She even played the Fur Elise for me! Pls join a piano lesson from Mrs.Marty!She is kind and cheerful!
Angie
Ms. Marty cheers me when I play piano. She's the best!
Angie
Mrs Marty is positive and uses kind words! She always claps for me. I want to play Beethoven soon!
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Moataz A.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Korean
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design
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Moataz A.

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I can teach you how to make money with Calligraphy and Hand Lettering.

I start out with nomenclature, then I go into the basics of composition, flourishes, tracking, and anatomy. Then I get into skeletal stroke order for Serif, Sans Serif and Script (focusing on whichever one the student wants), and I provide more in depth training in each specific style of interest.

I also can teach you hand lettering which is different from Calligraphy in that the rules are much looser and it is very stylized, and is a lot more fun.

About Moataz

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Powell, Ohio. I love learning and teaching, like a lot. I teach languages, Lettering, branding, and the basics of Graphic design as well as the adobe programs that bring it to life. My promise to you is that I will teach you everything I know in the ti

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Jaiden T.
He is a very nice teacher :)
Jaiden T.
He is a great Teacher!
Preety L.
I really like your lessons they have made me learn a lot!

Andrea O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded MCAD Presidential Scholarship from Moore College of Art and Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrea O.

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Lessons will include practice sheets of calligraphy in many different forms. A brief history of Calligraphy will be included in the course.

About Andrea

I have been teaching art to all ages and levels for 10 years. I have a lesson plan to suit your needs and desires! Although I do not have a background check through take lessons.com, I do have an IVP fingerprint card. My background has been cleared for teaching.

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Mike W.
Excellent. Patient, knowledgeable and very helpful
Karen G.
Great lesson
Sandy
I'm just a moderately able artist. Andrea knew how to break down the process and make all of my projects better than I have ever done myself. She's the best!
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Bridget D.

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Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Music Technology from Berklee College of Music
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Bridget D.

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About Bridget

Bridget is Los Angeles-based, New England-grown folk-pop songwriter, music teacher and registered yoga teacher. Bridget graduated from Berklee College of Music and Emerson College in 2017 with degrees in music technology and acting. She spent much of her undergraduate time working in venues an

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Tamara
Bridget is an amazing piano teacher. My 9 year old daughter loved that she would help her with pop songs as well as the traditional lesson book. She also helped her with voice audition songs for her musical theater group. We highly recommend!
Emma B.
Great teacher
Pat
Bridget is an incredibly patient, intelligent, and passionate teacher that can take your confidence level from a 6 to a 10 in just one lesson. Taking classes with her will definitely change the way you approach music and allow you to be your best self. 💖

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing calligraphy teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream calligraphy teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Calligraphy Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute calligraphy lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $55 and $75 per hour.
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"Moataz is a really great instructor who is very knowledgeable about lettering. We started with the basics of letters, such as proportions and different writing instruments. I felt like I left my lesson with a good foundation of what lettering is all about. He also pointed me to some very good online resources to help me with my learning. I only did one lesson because I just wanted a quick primer, but would definitely recommend Moataz for anyone interested in pursuing this art further."
Ilana Morady
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"He is very patience and encouraging. My kid took interest in calligraphy immediately and practice all on his own."
James
Took Calligraphy lessons from Lorenzo D.
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"Very patient and talented teacher. Even in my everyday writing I now find myself using her techniques!"
Lena
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"My first class with Moataz was nothing short of amazing. He is a walking pillar of information on the subject matter, but never in a arrogant manner. He was thorough in his explanation; which helped me to walk away more knowledgeable.
We had a few technical hiccups but he didn't miss a beat.
I definitely intend to follow up with more classes with him in the near future.
Thanks, Moataz!"
Rashidat
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"I took Margot’s class in Key West and really enjoyed it! She has infinite patience, which was needed for me, a complete beginner."
Susan
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot’s teaching method is thorough And concise yet relaxed and so fun. Her ability to teach a class of students of all levels understand technique with ease is a true testament to her love of the art and excitement for sharing it"
Dani
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot G. is a really good teacher. She makes her students feel comfortable immediately, regardless of their skill level and experience. My handwriting is not a pretty sight, yet I was able to create some fine examples of notes and cards during the class, with the encouragement and lessons offered by Margot."
Paul
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"I wasn't sure how successful I would be learning Calligraphy online. At the end of my lessons (I signed up for five of them) I found Margot successfully laid out the foundations of Calligraphy for me. Her lesson's were informative and her instructions on what to work on in- between lessons were clear to follow. Furthermore the bonus of it all is that Margot is a nice person to learn from and work with."
Patricia
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Moataz had a lot of resources to share, lots of examples which he was able to access as I asked questions. A very thorough lesson with as much detail as I wanted. Excellent instructor!!"
Anne
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson and is looking forward to her next."
Timpesett
Took Calligraphy lessons from Kayla Louven G.
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Private Calligraphy Lessons Near You

Calligraphy is a form of written art that focuses primarily on creating stylistic lettering. Calligraphers use a variety of tools including pens and nibs, pencils, brushes, ink, and double-tipped felt pens. The tools and supplies needed for calligraphy vary depending on the style you want to learn.

Each style of calligraphy varies based on its region of origin and the time period during which it was developed. Some of the most popular types of calligraphy studied include modern, western, Old English, Chancery Italics, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. You'll find that these styles of calligraphy are all quite unique, but quite attractive, nevertheless. 

The term calligraphy comes from the Greek calli (beautiful) and graphy (writing). When you study and practice any style of calligraphy, you'll definitely learn to write beautifully. Studying with a private calligraphy teacher, you'll learn to create eye-catching script that everyone will enjoy reading. 

Why Learn Calligraphy?

Many people learn calligraphy to experience different cultures in a more intimate way, while others learn historic styles of calligraphy to honor and preserve the past. Calligraphy is also, quite simply, a great hobby. Once you learn it, you'll be able to adorn letters, packages, place cards, decorative signs, and invitations with beautiful inscriptions. 

Calligraphy, however, isn't just for fun; it has professional applications, too. Today, historic calligraphers have opportunities to work in the art field, reproducing and restoring intricately ornate pages of historic texts. Calligraphers can also work as a special type of illustrator. Professional calligraphers are often hired specifically to create eye-catching hand-written menus and message boards for all types of businesses. They can also work in graphic design, inventing new fonts and typography. 

The Best Way to Learn Calligraphy and What You'll Practice in Lessons

Sure, lots of free calligraphy classes and tutorials can be found online, but the best way to learn calligraphy is in private lessons. In private lessons, you'll receive immediate feedback and personalized instruction that you can't get from an online video or larger class setting. A private calligraphy tutor will completely customize your lessons, making sure you get to practice the type of calligraphy that interests you most. 

Plus, every private calligraphy class is different. Teachers design lessons to meet the unique needs of each student. For example, calligraphy lessons for adults differ greatly from calligraphy classes for children in terms of teaching methods and content. You'll stay motivated and interested, while you learn new techniques at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Calligraphy

If you're new to calligraphy, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to all the basic tools and techniques you need to start writing calligraphy. Course content varies, depending on the student's interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn how to hold and use your calligraphy tools
  • Practice basic strokes and shapes
  • Learn to write the alphabet
  • Compare different styles of calligraphy
  • Introduction to the history of calligraphy

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Calligraphy

If you're already familiar with the basic strokes and principles of calligraphy and want to learn more, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll learn new techniques and styles, while challenging yourself to improve your consistency and balance. Your intermediate calligraphy tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Improve consistency
  • Learn to achieve balance
  • Control spacing of letters and words
  • Experiment with different tools and inks

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Calligraphy

Advanced calligraphy lessons are perfect for students who're already quite skilled calligraphers. In these lessons, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional to improve your penmanship and perfect your style. Subjects covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics. 

  • Develop your own style
  • Learn calligraphy variations and/or historic script
  • Calligraphy reproduction
  • Advanced, free-hand lettering

It's Easy to Find a Calligraphy Teacher Near You

If you want to learn how to write beautiful script, studying with a teacher will give you a good start. Finding a calligraphy teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A quick search will lead you to a list of experienced and talented teachers who offer lessons online and in-person. When searching for your calligraphy tutor, be sure to choose a teacher who teachers the style of calligraphy you wish you to learn. Before you select a teacher, we also recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other calligraphy students. 

TakeLessons teachers charge time-based rates per lesson, but the cost of calligraphy classes varies, depending on the teacher. With so many to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding someone who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, investing in private lessons pays off quickly; you'll learn new techniques fast and improve your calligraphy after your very first lesson!