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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX
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Haddonfield, NJ
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Kelvin L. Bolingbrook, IL

If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham. I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system. Throughout my teaching career, I have been ...

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Anna S. March 24, 2015
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is so great at catering to each students needs and keeping the lessons light and fun. He is so full of fun stories and encouragement as well as being a magnificent teacher.
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Yasser M. March 22, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him
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Yasser M. March 8, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Outstanding, quite talented instructor with very broad experience
Christopher S. San Antonio, TX

Over 15 years.
Digital used mostly.

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
Larry P. Haddonfield, NJ

If you want to learn the basics of photography, I can help you with this. As an novice photographer, I have the skills needed to get a good picture that includes subjects, objects, perspective, and background.

About Larry

Are you looking for a great tutor? I'm the one you've been looking for. I've had 3 years of tutoring experience in the following subjects: * Computers (Java, general topics, C++, C, HTML, application programming, and others) * Math (from elementary math to algebra) * Piano (from basic to more advanced) * Guitar (from theory to more advanced) I've had favorable reviews from my former clients, and I'll have competitive low rates as well. What are you waiting for?

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David M. November 20, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Knowledgeable, helpful and genuinely cares about how my son is progressing in his lessons
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Larry P. September 16, 2014
Web Design · In studio
Larry was very helpful with my web design needs.
Michelle C.
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Larry P. September 16, 2014
Java · In studio
Larry, is an outstanding tutor. I have been tutored by Larry in several courses such as java, intro to graphics and Web technology just to name a few. He is very patient and willing to go the extra mile to get you to understand.
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Justin P.

Bronx, NY
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Wahb M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Fernando Barros S.

Windermere, FL
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Justin P. Bronx, NY

I have been involved in photography for the last 20 years. I graduated college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts specializing in photography. I have a passion for nature/landscape photography and street photography but I am knowledgeable in all aspects of photography.
Based on what style(s) of photography you are interested in, I will create lessons that will help strengthen your photographic skills. Within the first few lessons, I will help you be confident in switching your camera from automatic to manual.

About Justin

I graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts specializing in photography. I also have a Masters of Science in middle school education from Mercy College. I have been a NYC public school teacher since 2006. I first fell in love with photography when I was in high school, and have been pursuing it ever since. My goal when working with students of any age is to make sure they fully comprehend the material being presented to them. I am understanding and flexible. I have been involved in photography since I was in high school and I am knowledgeable in darkroom techniques as well as digital editing.

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Scott K. February 27, 2015
Photography · Online
Verified Student
I highly recommend Justin for learning how to use your camera. I knew nothing about taking pictures when I started and now I am taking awesome pictures that my wife and family love. Justin was very patient and covered the topics in an easy step by step process each week. He also provided notes to help reinforce the topics we just covered. If you're a newbie like me and you're looking for a great teacher Justin is your man!
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Nickole S. November 4, 2014
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Justin is a great teacher, He is always prompt and very patient.
He is great at explaining things so a beginner can actually understand it and not feel overwhelmed. It is unreal how much I am learning for such a low cost. I would definitely recommend him to others.
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Penny N. September 5, 2014
Adobe Lightroom · Online
Verified Student
Justin is about halfway through my lessons now and I have learned so much! He is patient and my notes are extensive so he lets me take notes along the way. He is outstanding in scheduling and always calls when he says he will call and bends over backwards in scheduling. He is on Eastern Time and I'm on Pacific time so my early afternoon is his evening.
Wahb M. Los Angeles, CA

If you wish to learn photography, whether just as hobby and to further your knowledge, or if you desire to become a pro, you would not find anyone as accomplished as I am. I am a world renown elite fashion photographer, having worked for world top fashion designers and top international magazines. I have worked as a photographer around the world for 25 years and in over 30 countries, I can teach you the very best and simple ways to achieve high levels and excellence in your photography skills in the shortest time you would have ever hoped for.

About Wahb

I have practiced Many different Martial Arts, like Karate, Kung Fu, Philipinian Kali eskrima since the age of 10. When I turned 25 I fell in love with Kickboxing and Thai boxing, after I have practiced these combat sports disciplines for a couple of years I took a Kickboxing and Muay Thai course for coaches with the Italian Academy and Federation of combat sports that was then named FENASCO under the leadership of well renown coach Carlo Diblasi. After a few months I received my instructor's diploma and I have since then coached many athletes, some of whom went onto becoming national and international champions. I have trained consistently for many years with world legendary kickboxing and Thai Boxing champions like Ramon Dekkers, Andre Mannhart and Rob Kaman, just to name a few. I have ...

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Tarrah G. February 4, 2015
Strength and Conditioning · In home
I was referred to Wahb after seeing the physical and lifestyle changes of a good friend. She lost 15 pounds and was so much happier as she was eating clean and having fun. I wanted to know her secret!

When I met Wahb he was friendly, kind, energetic, knowledgeable and I felt safe having him in my home. Our first session entailed evaluating my "body type", asking key questions about my goals, eating habits, any past injuries along with exercises/activities that I enjoy. Next we began our challenging workout. Usually I walk on the treadmill and never see results or feel soreness. Wahb made sure I was sweating and learning new exercises I had never seen before. Wahb was taking a lot of notes while he was showing me the correct form and explaining every exercise step-by-step. Every thing made sense.

After a challenging workout, Wahb customized a meal plan for me for the next 2 weeks. The meals were delish and 6 pounds melted away without starving.

My goal is to drop 30 pounds. I see Wahb 3 days per week and 1-2 days at the gym. I have lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks eating what I love and mixing our workouts from inside strength training and stretching to outdoor cardio. Mixing things up seems to be the key to Wahb's technique. He's a wealth of information.

Recently my husband has been commenting on how great I look and he has scheduled 6 sessions with Wahb. I recommend Wahb to anyone who wants to see results and work with someone passionate who really cares about your health and wellness. He is not your average gym trainer looking to take your money. I also love that Wahb is available anytime for questions. He's very attentive with his clients.

Expect to work hard and you'll see beautiful results!
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Bahram R. February 4, 2015
Sports Nutrition · In home
I must say that, for a man who is 50 of age, and always looking like he is in his mid 30"s, Wahb has figured it all out! What he taught me about nutrition is probably the most valuable thing when it comes to keeping healthy eating right, eating light, yet have an incredible amount of energy at all times. Nutrition with Wahb is made simple yet incredibly delicious, the ingredients are all natural and organic in the most part, mostly vegetables, greens and seeds, with a few selected meats and a lot of healthy herbs and spices. A basic nutrition that is rich with all the essential nutrients, and where all the superfluous food is almost totally discarded. If one wants to keep healthy, strong and young looking... Wahb is the guy!
Needless to add that he is so proficient in any type of physical exercise, combat sports, self defense and many various sports. His main focus is how to exercise to be fit maintaining a constant attention to improving health and well being.
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Rivet S. January 29, 2015
Self Defense · In studio
Wahb is honestly the best trainer I have ever worked with. His self defense methods are great, and I have never gotten a better workout with another trainer. I really love how patient and kind he is, while also being tough and kicking your butt at the same time! He makes you feel so comfortable, and doesn't make you discouraged at all. Rather, he encourages and inspires me to push my body to the limit, while maintaining safety, of course. I would recommend Wahb for anyone who wants to get fit, the healthy and safe way!!! :)
Fernando Barros S. Windermere, FL

My Photography shooting style is modern plus contemporary and uses at all times elements in rules that I learned from my carrier and education and i will teach it all to you: Balance elements, composition rules, Screen, writing, lighting, The Speed lights, camera work, camera movement, Different possibilities of angles, zooming, continuity, production, Post Production, Photoshop/ lightroom retouching, HDR, VSCO, VINTAGE, OTHERS, walking with the camera, design, Albums, fine editing, and a constant care on the story to be told. Being a musician since a young age helped me to understand the complexity of sound and I used that to increase the quality of my videos.

Investment: I will focus my time towards the projects that you have, will provide exciting new ways to learn with an very active style, I'm sure I can help and be ready for your needs based on my knowledge and experiences.

As a very active Artist I always worked a lot in different positions inside the media Arts: ...

About Fernando Barros

I have been studying Film and Photography for the past 10years, and I have been a musician since 7years old,now I'm finally able to teach my students the Arts I once also fell in love with. I'm a pretty much a very mobile shooter, I can adapt to all scenarios and situations very quickly based on restrictions,locations,lighting.You will experience something very professional and academical and your Work / Art will turn into something spectacular for yourself and all those around you. I plan to follow your ideas and projects for shoots,being sharp and ready to teach when scheduled.My Photography and Film shooting style are modern plus contemporary and uses at all times elements and composition rules.Being a Musician for so long helped me to become more sensitive with my other Arts. I

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r A. January 31, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Fernando is a highly recommended teacher for drums. Beyond his kindness and his supportiveness, both of which are very genuine and aid in increasing the rate at which you grow (no anxiety from lessons, much confidence), his care pushes you to set goals and to keep setting goals to succeed. Underlying the foundation he sets for drums is a foundation for music -- he prepares you for all styles, so that you can be an adaptive player, but not only a mechanically skilled one; one with feeling and purpose. He is a great drums player, musician, teacher, person: take lessons with him; he will be infectious!
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Daniely P. January 17, 2015
Photography · In studio
It has been a Great teacher, has a way of explaining awesome, he not only teaches you how to be a good photographer, it incorporates one, I have it as an example, as inspiration, being a good professional. A good teacher and a great person, understands and supports its students, had not day nor schedule to answer my questions, helped me to have the thought that I have today about photography, I am eternally grateful for the photography teacher I have!
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Brenda D. January 16, 2015
Photography · In studio
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Im here to say that he is an awesome teacher, not only because he is nice, or because he is friendly. But because he really helped me to learn a lot of things in Photography. He helped and still helps me understand what photography really means, and he taught me a lot of new things. He is also really patient and has a WONDERFUL personality. He became a friend, not only a teacher. And that is awesome because it shows that he really cares. I love how his classes are one on one, and I feel that I've learned so much because of this. I thank you so much Fernando! YOU ARE AWESOME!

I really recommend.

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