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Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA
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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX
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Reston, VA
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Patricia M. San Pedro, CA

Using the classic European Atelier Style of teaching, I start all students with basic drawing, tone and color theory before embarking on either water color or oil painting. This is to ensure that the students have a solid foundation upon which to apply color to achieve the desire d effects. No amount of pretty color will make up for a poorly constructed work. Students learn to create dimensional illusions by understanding the principles of perspective, light and dark and various techniques.

About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching ...

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Cj R. February 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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Khristen V. September 11, 2014
Audition Prep · In home
Verified Student
We are so very fortunate to have had Patricia work with our daughter. She was very helpful on many levels. Patricia was able to help my daughter decide on what roles best suit her. She picked up on her strengths and motivated her to work on her weakness. My daughter was in awe with how much experience Patricia has in Broadway and truly enjoyed working her. Patricia was always prompt and really gave her all in each session. We really enjoyed having her around while working with our daughter.
Thank you Patricia for all your help! Lauren had her audition tonight and she is very confident. We will let you know how she did next week!!
Christopher S. San Antonio, TX

Over 15 years.
Any type of paint on any type of medium.

About Christopher

I have been playing percussion for over 24 years. Schooled in the performance art of symphonic percussion, marching/drum corp percussion & world percussion. Also I have been performing live on stage and studio work on drum set for the past 17 years. Toured across the states recorded many c.d.'s and have even had songs on movie soundtracks. The knowledge I have, about the many voices each percussion instrument has, benefits my students of the percussive arts. It is very important that percussionist are everywhere loving the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of MUSIC. Let's work together to achieve your GOALS and BEYOND. *** Lesson Details *** Students will learn READING & WRITING of MUSIC. Very Important and easy to learn. Stick control & Technique. As well as Timing & Tuning. The first ...

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Katie S. September 4, 2014
Verified Student
very unprofessional. I was not late, but instead went to the wrong apartment. Instead of asking if I was running late or got lost, he sent me a riddle about being late: "To be early is to be one time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is to be in trouble." I'm an adult, I don't need to be told i'm in trouble. Rubbed me the wrong way.
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Joanne S. November 29, 2012
Verified Student
Great with my son...

My son looks forward to his drum lessons. Christopher's approach to teaching skills are opening my son's eyes to techniques for proper drumming which my son is receptiv to. Christopher has great with keeping on track his lessons being scheduled and has been flexible to work around our schedules.
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PaulC1 October 1, 2011
Monday drum lesson

We appreciate the work you've done with Jacob. He is practicing on his own which must mean he enjoys it. Jacob has one more week of drivers ed 10/3 and then we should be able to go back to 4:30. Thanks! Angie Collier
Layla M. H. Reston, VA

Dedicated artist with over a decade of experience. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and in abstract styles. Also have experience with 3-D mediums such as ceramic sculpting and metal work.

About Layla M.

With a Masters in International Relations from NYU and over five years experience at the college and university levels, I am extremely passionate about education and am willing to help any student willing to accept the assistance. I am excited to begin learning with you! *** Lesson Details *** College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.

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Kathy S. January 30, 2015
Adobe Lightroom · Online
Verified Student
I tried to cancel my appointment for my daughter right before her lesson. It's my fault so technically Layla had every right to charge me even though she didn't meet with my daughter. We had a family issue and I didn't give her 24 hours notice. Most other instructors on this site would never have charged me. I tried to reach out to her afterwards and reschedule and she never got back to me. Therefore she made her one time hourly fee but I couldn't recommend her because customer service is important to me. So maybe she's a great instructor just don't cancel your appointment right before your scheduled time.
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Ling Y. January 30, 2015
Essay Writing · Online
Verified Student
Layla is a great teacher. She has a lot of resources to help her student. It was a pleasure having her as my teacher.
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carolina P. November 3, 2014
Language · In home
Verified Student
Layla has truly been a helpful tutor. I tend to struggle in classroom environments where the teacher can't always attend to my needs with so many students, so I decided to get a tutor. Layla has experience in teaching and so I decided to give her a try. Her methods are effective and have helped my improve already in such little time. She is not only helpful during our tutoring sessions, but also maintains dialogue in-between sessions, which is also very helpful. I would strongly recommend her as a tutor. She's amazing!

Monika N.

Goodyear, AZ
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Laurie K.

Casselberry, FL
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Emily S.

New York, NY
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Monika N. Goodyear, AZ

This class will prepare you to use acrylics, oils and water colors paints, explore expressive brushstroke techniques, color, composition, and light and shadow. Strengthen your observational and design skills as you paint.

About Monika

Fun Art Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults. Learn how to paint with watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, How to draw and make collage . Calligraphy are my most popular class. Classes are conducted in my studio in Goodyear, AZ ( Cypress / Encanto) or online, but I can also travel to my student place. Flexible time. Private one-on-one lessons are available I'm able to help get together your art portfolio for collage. I can work with special need students. I have fingerprint clearance card and CPR.

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Sudip P. March 28, 2015
Calligraphy · Online
Verified Student
She possesses a fantastic calligraphy skill and knows how to teach, which is very important. she stresses on the fundamentals a lot, which i believe is the core to every hobby. i loved my lesson with her.
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Lisa N. March 12, 2015
Calligraphy · Online
Verified Student
Monika is such a patient and skillful teacher. I was a little skeptical that something as visually detailed as calligraphy could work well online but I've been so happy with my daughter's experience. Monika is also flexible and really great about the times we've had to reschedule. This is so important.
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kasia N. February 18, 2015
Painting · In studio
Monika was my daughter art teacher. I will greatly recommend her service .
Laurie K. Casselberry, FL

I can teach color theory as well as how to let the creative energy flow so that you can connect with how you create as an artist.

I believe we are all creators and we don't necessarily need to be educated....just guided and shown some tips that nudge us toward the infinite bank of ideas that are stored in our consciousness.

The way I work with students is to let them explore who they are through their artwork. We can work off of their favorite artists and find unique styles that can inspire them to find what they love and how they express it.

I hope you will consider working with me....I can guarantee a fun, relaxed, playful, and safe space to explore.

We can discuss supplies and additional costs if necessary. I can work with anyone ages 10 and up.

Be well and keep Creating~

About Laurie

Hi =) New Blog by Me on buying your first ukulele: http://takelessons.com/blog/buying-a-ukulele I'm Laurie, a very passionate ukulele singer, guide, and artist since 2008. I honor each person's unique style and interest. I'm not teaching lessons just so people can perform, but so they can create a special bond with their instruments and canvases and their own style. We are all unique in how we create...so I want to watch that unfold. I'll go over all the basics and then we'll have fun! Each lesson will be a new experience and I will be allowing the student to guide and teach me ~ it's a team effort! I LOVE children and have a background teaching Music Together classes as well as nannying my niece who was born with special needs. Depending on the needs, I would love to make ...

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Karen O. November 16, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
My 10 year old daughter is making great progress due to Laurie's enthusiastic and nurturing attitude. She is patient, kind, encouraging and very professional, always wanting my daughter to get the very most out of each visit. We are very happy to have found Laurie!
Emily S. New York, NY

I specialize in digital painting, with my strength in human portraiture and cute animals. I also create background paintings in the context of video games.

My medium of choice is primarily digital (Photoshop, but mostly GIMP).

I've graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked for Disney Research for a year and a half. I now work as a freelance artist, implementing my skills as a digital painter very often.

My goal is to help students improve markedly and achieve their goals in painting. I can also help students build (college) portfolios.

About Emily

I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I'd also love to contribute to the art education community by inspiring and instructing anyone who wants to learn. I specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). I can also give advice in the designing of video games as well as marketing them. My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge, skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them. Thank you for your interest!

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Subbu P. March 11, 2015
Cartooning · Online
Verified Student
Emily is excellent teacher and my kids are really loved her lessons. She explains clearly to kids and encourage kids to express their opinion. I saw great improvement in my kids drawing. Initially I was skeptical how online drawing lessons could be effective. I would like to thank you Emily for making drawing lessons effective and fun.
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Samuel F. February 5, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Verified Student
Emily is a great teacher, and also she is a very talented artist. Her classes are working really well for me at my skill level. She is very patient and dedicated, she really goes at of the way trying to answer all questions I have, even if she has no immediate answer for me, she takes note of it and she answers during next session.
Learning Photoshop with Emily is been great and also fun!, looking forward to my next classes.

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