--------------- I also teach Online via Skype or FaceTime! ------------------
Hello! Thanks for visiting my Takelessons profile. Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself: I have been performing for over 25 years as a musician, acting since I was a small boy, and working consistently with public speaking, accent reduction and other presentational skills throughout my career. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many incredible opportunities from touring the world to performing in marvelous concert halls and working with some of today's most respected artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my performance skills through acting in various plays, musicals, television, and film.
Performing has absolutely b
een my salvation! Throughout my life it has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might help them to find the same joy. After more than 10 years of teaching, I have so many new experiences to draw from and share with my students. I spent nearly 10 years performing with Disney in California and abroad in their Tokyo Disney cast, and I must say that those experiences, vast and varied as they are, have given the word "performance" a depth that I couldn't have imagined. Those experiences have made me excited to dive into every lesson with fresh ideas that will mesh well with many tried and tested teaching techniques.
Originally from Los Angeles, I now reside in Orange County and I'm proud to have expanded my studio to serving clients all over the world with online lessons via Skype and FaceTime! I get such joy from sharing my experiences with a diverse group of people from so many walks of life. If you're interested in learning more about my lesson style, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to talk with you about a plan to help you reach your goals!
For Students of Voice: Teaching Style
Over the past several years I have focused much of my personal growth on developing my ears' ability to pick out and pinpoint vocal “placement”, resonance, subtleties of timbre, changes in pitch, breath support, air speed and flow, pronunciation and diction, and in general, the way in which all of these work together to create style. From these assessments, I work with the student’s particular needs to address each area individually and based on the learning style of each person. To illustrate to the student their method as I see and hear it, as well as ways in which they might make changes to facilitate the ease of singing --be they changes of tessitura (range), length of phrase, tone color, the release of unnecessary tension etc.-- I make use of vocalise (vocal exercises), simile and metaphor, examples from recorded performances, demonstration, self assessment, and techniques to “trick” the voice into acting in a different way, in addition to videos, diagrams, and texts on anatomy and physiology. I feel that all of these tools provide a unique and personalized learning experience for each student.
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.
I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.
I am an enthusiastic Italian language teacher who has experience to college students and adults from all over the the world. During my courses, I enjoy creating activities tailored on the students' needs and abilities. At the end of each class students are able to complete a new practical task in Italian, to expand their vocabulary, and to learn more about Italian culture!
Jessica is an amazing teacher. She provides practical instruction without the pressure. Her teaching style made learning Italian fun. I would recommend her services to anyone who wishes to gain better understanding of the Italian language and culture(s).
I wish to share my experiences and knowledge with my students through teaching and learning Korean. I have a mastery of the Korean language that is broad and in depth, for I am a Korean native born and educated. I have a nuanced understanding of its culture, its history and its people and I am confident that there are few better fit to teach those who are interested in these.
I was born in 1965 in Korea and spent my life in the rigorous Korean public school system. I received my bachelor degree from Kyung Hee University and went on to Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Law where I received my law degree(1990, Master of Law). I was employed by LG Display in its Human Resources and Knowledge Management Department for 11 years and moved to the USA in 2008. I received my GED diploma in 2009 and after taking on several employment inter
ests here in the US, including completing a nursing program in 2010, I have come to own and manage a small business and am finally settled in with my family.
1. Human Resources Management: Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting, Positioning, Compensation, Labor Relation Management, Wage Adjustment and Negotiation, Employ Satisfaction Survey and Analysis
2. Human Resources Development: Organization Development Project(Organization Culture Activity), Knowledge Management
3. Information Technology Related : Human Resources Management System Development and Operating in Corporation Resources Management System, Knowledge Management System Development, Operation and Maintenance
4. Adult Education: Knowledge Management Training Program Development, KM Lecturing, KM Facilitator Workshop Program Design / Operation / Evaluation
5. Small Business Management : Set-up, Operation, Recruiting, Account Management
6. Medical Knowledge : I received my certification as a Nurse Aide in 2010 and finished one year course in the Nursing Program
I have an extensive background in my experiences and education. This gives me the breadth of knowledge to educate students of Korean language, my mother tongue, on a wide range of fields and issues. As a native Korean I can provide intimate and insightful understanding of every aspect of Korean life and language. All you need to do is tell what your interests and goals are, and I can devise a program of study just for you.
Cheol Hong is a very good Korean teacher. He's very patient and seems to love teaching. You can't go wrong choosing Cheol Hong as your Korean language instructor, I'm glad I did.
July 20, 2019
I had my first lesson today, he is an amazing teacher. He has already given me so many resources to help me learn faster. I also have a much better understanding of proper pronunciation with just one lesson. I am looking forward to the rest of my lessons.
July 17, 2019
It’s my third lesson and he is still very kind as he has to put up with me and my forgetfulness.
Hi there, I'm Will. I’ve spent the last 10 years exploring the artsy-science of storytelling and persuasive speech, and put in many a late night to streamline success in the voice over industry (commercials and cartoons). Over the past 5 years, 200+ repeat clients in 23 countries have trusted me to speak for them, to be an advocate for their brand.
For years, I've spoken for other people...now, I want to teach others to speak for themselves. Maybe you're trying to gain greater confidence in speaking, maybe you're looking to modify your native accent, maybe you want to regain your old voice after a stroke or injury, maybe you want to build a sustainable career in acting/vo like I've done. Whatever you're after, I can help.
Was looking for a speaking coach to help me become a better GM and storyteller. Will is an honest-to-God Matt Mercer. I’m 20 sessions in and my friends already notice a huge difference. Thank you!!
July 23, 2019
Will walked me through each step of building a VO business: technique, marketing, professional standards, you name it. I got my first paid job today and I owe a hell of lot to Will’s training. If you want a coach who will go the extra mile and will celebrate your success without reservation--look no further. He is a superstar.
Hi students! I am an experienced writer, content creator and marketing nerd. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors of Arts in English, with a specification in Creative Writing.
I am also the former President of Her Campus's GSU chapter, which is an online women's magazine founded by 3 women at Harvard University, and providing content for collegiate women all over the U.S and outside of the U.S as well. I've written for multiple publications outside of this website and I also write for my own wellness focused website.
Writing students can expect to improve week to week by continuing to practice and to not only do so during our sessions but also on their own time. Every single person has their own unique voice when writing and I intend to develop it more and clean up any structural errors in the process. I can guide
any person to write with more ease, confidence, and unique sense of style!
When being President of Her Campus I was assisting 40 women develop their own voices and special interests/inches when writing for the magazine. We held workshops to assist with this and we also held multiple events that would cultivate their skills that were transferrable to their different career aspirations.
My personal passion is writing and it's how I express myself the best, so I hope to help you do the same. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better writer!
Would definitely recommend Krystal to anyone that needs help with writing work . Her background in English shines through while going over your concerns for writing. Whether it's an 8 page paper, sentence structure, brainstorming ideas for your writing projects, she is amazing! I definitely will be booking her again as an instructor
I am a professional drummer, musician, and educator. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Music Bachelor in Performance and Live and Performing Arts Management. I have experience not only being on the stage but also being behind the stage.
My performing experiences vary. I have been part of large and small ensembles ranging from piano duos, 5-piece bands to classical size orchestras. I grew up in a more classical music environment as a pianist but at the age of 14, I immerse myself into the rock scene. I formed my first rock band and started taking drum lessons. I have been playing the drums for 8 years now. My most favorite setting is still playing in a rock band, preferably a progressive rock group.
I was born and raised in Cyprus, a greek-speaking country in the Mediterranean. I have a big passion and lov
e for Greek Rock music that I enjoy to share it with students who are passionate about exploring new cultures and diversity.
"Karin is a great teacher that really tries to do her best for her students."
"Mr. Slate is truly an amazing teacher! He is always willing to help his students and better his students in any way that he can and he keeps his classes f
un and interesting. I have learned more ASL with him than I have with anyone else because he is constantly pushing me to do better and is very approachable if I have any questions or need extra help. He is very invested in his students and is very knowledgeable in ASL and is amazing at his job! Love him!"
"She is really a nice teacher open to discuss talk and explain things the way needed. I recommend her for future students."
"Very helpful; lessons are very interactive and are fitted to your comfort."
"Amazing teacher!! Patient and caring with my kids! Totally recommend."
"Hilda is the best. She makes learning fun and tailors the lessons to my abilities."
"Marcel is an excellent instructor. Courteous, patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. Indefinitely recommend him."
"Mrs. Ghada E. is a well oriented and enthusiastic teacher. She gives clear verbal and written instructions to her students during class. Mrs. Ghada is v
ery organized and knowledgeable in her subject area. She is an enthusiastic, very patient and humorous sometimes. Mrs. Ghada is a self motivated and a fast learner when it comes to learning new teaching strategies. She encourages me to go the extra step in learning by sending me her written feed back notes on my submitted assignments. I liked that she always response quickly to my email questions. Mrs. Elfarra can adjusts her teaching techniques to help students with different learning styles succeed in her class by varying her assignments and assessment methods like short written or spelling quiz...etc.. She is kind and understanding teacher and capable of handling difficult situations. Mrs. Ghada is a very helpful and kind teacher, I am very please to take her class."
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