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About Brett R.

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Drawn from B.S. Mathematics degree from U.of Puget Sound

About Brett
MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND
ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and
experienced musician available for instruction offering the following:

# In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone
recognition

# Introduction to performance skills with instruments that include:

Guitar - electric & acoustic
Drum Kit and percussion rhythms
Piano/Keyboard

# Group lessons or private instruction, depending on personal preferences and age
groups

Personal
experience includes:

1) 15 years of GUITAR: professional performance
and composition. Styles include rock, folk, blues, chord
progressions, and alternate tuning.

2) 15 years of DRUMS and PERCUSSION: Latin, swing, blues, as well as rock, funk, punk, and reduced to
p forty beats.

3) 15 years of PIANO: which utilize
several years of personal instruction in classical, popular, and some ragtime,
in addition to an intimate knowledge of Piano Proficiency (scales & modes,
chord structures & inversions, common chord progressions, intervals, circle
of 5th, and finger exercises)

4) 2 years of MUSIC THEORY and COMPOSITION at college level.

Lessons will include additional materials to the primary instrument such as sheet music for
sight reading, rhythm patterns, tabletures, and chord charts.

***Above all, I encourage students to select those pieces, tunes, or songs that have appealed to them the most; perhaps even inspiring them to learn a musical instrument in the first place. Adaptations are a common and enjoyable part of the teaching process.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect efforts, on my part, to steer learning into areas of the students particular interest as well as conventional genres such as classical, popular, folk, blues, etc...

Moreover, I rely on ear training as a strong complement to written music theory and sight-reading; often using recorded music samples or simple patterns on a piano.

I try to balance method-type published lesson books with beginner, intermediate, or original composition sheet music to specifically selected pieces.

Ideally, with a reasonable practice schedule each week, full comprehension of the written music grand staff and an ear to catch a false note will become second nature. By then, more opportunities to learn actual pieces and styles become greater, having got the initial learning curve under the students belt.

*** Studio Equipment ***
*snare drum
*electronic keyboard/piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
lesson material/music media samples can be provided for copy
student would have own instrument

*** Specialties ***
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Music Theory
finger picking styles and chord progressions - guitar
lead and rhythm patterns - electric guitar
latin, blues, rock, jazz styles - drum kit & percussion
classical & popular tunes - piano/keyboard
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Julie November 8, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
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Charlie E. May 24, 2014
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What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
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Scott P. March 12, 2014
· Piano ·
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Brett R.

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About Meagan D.

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Math is awesome!

About Meagan
Hello, my name is Meagan D., and I recently moved to the Washington, DC area from Michigan. I attended Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. I got my Bachelor's of Science Degree, and a Michigan's Provisional Teacher's Certificate. My major was Mathematics Teaching and Elementary Education. I have taught students from 2 years old to college students. I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 5th grade all subjects, 6th through 8th grade math, or Kindergarten through 8th grade all subjects self contained. I teacher assisted in Michigan with 5th grade, and started working at their after school program with 5th and 6th grade. I student taught Kindergarten in Michigan. I taught 5th grade in Tanzania, and student taught 4th grade in Mexico. This past year, I taught 4th grade math, reading, language arts, science, and religion.
I also taught 3rd grade religion as well as dance after school. I would love to teach you!
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chelayne August 28, 2015
· Gymnastics · In studio
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About Bridget M.

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Math is fundamental to so much of what we use in every day life. I would love the opportunity to help you better understand the basics and how it works in "real life."

About Bridget
Hello! My name is Bridget. I love helping others to reach their goals! How? I believe in having a friendly attitude, actively listening to what the student would like to accomplish, and developing a practical game plan to help each student fulfill his or her objective. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
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Tyler March 27, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Great first lesson! My son can't wait to come back.
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Amber October 8, 2017
· Math · In home
Bridget has been a saving grace for my family, helping my 11 yr old daughter with math. Through her calm demeanor and patience she managed to help my daughter bring a failing math grade to a solid B. Bridget has been able to teach my daughter in a way that connects with her. Facing the rest of this long school year seems much easier knowing we have Bridget to help get us over those pesky humps with the dreaded 6th grade math.
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Bre May 25, 2017
· Life Coaching · In home
Bridget is one of the most positive women I know. She speaks the truth in love and never fails to encourage me when I need it. I never have to second guess sharing anything with her.
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About Julie P.

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Hello there from a certified secondary math teacher! I am so happy you are taking the necessary steps to begin feeling academically confident again! I’m excited to join in the partnership of digging deep and filling in any missing knowledge to empower YOU to succeed. As a bit of history, I was a secondary math teacher for seven years before becoming a stay-at-home mom for the past six years. Since then I have been tutoring students anywhere from kindergarten to high school in a variety of subjects. I know that together we can work to help you or your child feel more confident and successful.

About Julie
While many people possess the content knowledge in a given subject, few have the ability to communicate this knowledge to others. In order to be a good teacher, a person must be able to impart this knowledge in a way students can understand. I believe students should be encouraged to learn in a positive environment that models problems they will encounter in life. My teaching and tutoring methods are based in experiential and mastery learning to ensure students’ true comprehension rather than memorization.
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Julie P.

Julie P.

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Any area of math will help you understand the world around you better and give you skills to be successful in life. I enjoy working through real-life problems with students and using hands-on learning to make lessons engaging.

About Cory
I have a degree in Physics and Computer Science. I taught overseas for 2.5 years (Micronesia, South Korea and Thailand). I have a Minnesota teaching license in Physics. I taught in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 4 years. I am currently a lieutenant in the Air Force.

I have taught year-long courses in Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Algebra, Engineering, Drafting, Robotics, ESL, and along with many other subjects during summers.

I am passionate about making learning interesting. Not just the subject material, but the process in-which learning takes place is important to understand. A teacher cannot teach you everything you need to know. Instead, I try to teach you how to learn anything you need on your own.

My current hobbies include volunteering at the Space Foundation (teaching about space), Raspberry Pi computers, 3D Printi
ng, electronics, running, singing and playing ukulele.
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For over seventeen (17) years I have tutored middle school, high school, and college students mathematics from algebra through calculus. I have graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma with a Master of Science in Mathematics. I usually tutor at the Edmond Public Library and prefer tutoring in public, quiet settings. Also I teach algebra and calculus at Oklahoma City Community College. I have evening and weekend times available for tutoring appointments. Please contact me once you are ready to get started! Hope to meet you soon!

About Rebecca
Students during the lessons are actually working on their homework from school during the tutoring sessions and are often times learning faster on a one-to-one basis than in classroom setting, usually understanding a concept in 15 minutes or less while doing several problems. Many students have increased their grades in their math classes due to tutoring with me once or twice a week. Hundreds of successful students!
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