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About Renee H.

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Dayton, OH

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About Renee
Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a Senior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she cond
ucted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

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Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

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I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
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Andrea March 14, 2019
· Piano · In home
Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style
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Benita August 10, 2018
· Sewing · Online
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Trayedell T. May 20, 2018
· Piano · In home
She was patient. She explained what we needed to do to make his learning successful.
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Renee H.

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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

*** Lesson Details ***
Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Jordan S. April 6, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Super patient and personable for a completely new beginner!
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Stephanie April 6, 2019
· Knitting · Online
I have no hand eye coordination and really thought I might be a hopeless case, but Kim was incredibly patient. She knew how to get me to understand what she was doing (and what I needed to do) using various teaching techniques. And low and behold - I was kitting (albeit - not very well - hahaha). For a first lesson, I was very pleased.
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Penny February 9, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Great instructor, easy to talk with, very patient, knows a lot about different things. Provided clear instructions and pointed me to valuable resources. Looking forward to our next session.
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Kim K.

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About Marcel M.

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Altadena, CA

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About Marcel
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching.
I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids.
Have a great day,
Marcel

Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
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Bill S. November 17, 2018
· Gardening · In home
Excellent teacher. We took a 20'x2' section of "dirt" in the back, redid the soil, transplanted a rose in that section, added two other new roses and a bunch of ground cover. Looks great! Recommended.
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Ems H. July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Andy June 2, 2017
· German · Online
I need to improve my spoken German for business and Marcel has been invaluable in helping me improve at a good pace while being incredibly flexible on lesson planning.

I've been working with him for about a month now and I've grown to feel more comfortable speaking with my colleagues who are native German speakers.

If you want a native, professional teacher who can be fun...Marcel is your guy.
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Marcel M.

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$45 / 30-min

About Randy S.

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Mount Prospect, IL

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About Randy
I have always been an actor first, simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born not bred. At the risk of tooting my own horn; I am well trained, both as an actor and a teacher with more than a few credentials to support those claims; please peruse my background.

Regarding Texas Hold 'em (poker), I have been playing and teaching the game, and working for online casinos for over thirty years. My approach is simple, requires extreme discipline, but I can show you how to win more than you lose. And this is true is all subjects I teach.

I have a Masters degree in Theatre History and Criticism (Theatrical Critical Theory). I have teaching experience and have been exposed to many different types of teaching styles and locales, (i.e. classroom, studio). My undergraduate degree was a Bachelor's in Fine Arts, sequence acting/directing.

Peace and Kind Regards
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Brandon February 27, 2019
· Poker · Online
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Jessica February 1, 2019
· Method Acting · Online
Very uplifting first class. Thank you Randy.
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Michael C. October 25, 2018
· Acting · Online
Randy is a genius and is very encouraging! I highly recommend!!
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Randy S.

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$25 / 30-min

About Athan S.

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Santa Monica, CA

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About Athan
- Yale MBA and Cornell BA
- Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world
- Former professional poker player
- Former Cornell Varsity tennis player
- Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French

I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!). I love my students and helping them achieve their dreams!
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Edward January 19, 2019
· Poker · In home
I've used Athan for several lessons now and he's become a friend. Happy to write this review for him (though I secretly don't want other players to get the same coaching :)). I can't recommend him enough as he's saved me tons of money and has made me much more. Athan is so smart and analytical. I already knew how to play before we started but I wasn't winning much if at all, in my home games and in casinos both in cash games and in tournaments. Athan came with a completely custom lesson plan and helped break apart how to think about the game in general, how to play players, the math, specific leaks/weak spots, and different situations. Just try one lesson and I think you'll see the same.
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Bobby January 19, 2019
· Poker · In studio
Wow. Poker is not so intimidating any more. Athan really put things into perspective and has made my game vastly better.
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Michael January 19, 2019
· Poker · In studio
Was referred to Athan by a friend- Alot of fun to work with- a patient teacher that knows how to build your strenghts. A pleasure to work with.
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Athan S.

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About Tony W.

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Seattle, WA

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About Tony
Do you love to draw? Do you want to be an expert character animator? Do you know and want to apply the core, essential principles of movement to whatever animation style that most interests you? If so, I'm probably the perfect teacher for you! (Note, I DO NOT teach animation software. Instead I use simple drawing techniques to teach everything that underpins ALL forms of animation - whether they be traditionally hand-drawn, stop-frame, claymation or state-of-the-art computer approaches.) Perfect for the raw beginner, or even an ambitious professional who simply wants to take their work to the very next level! So let me introduce myself...

I am a British Academy Award winning animator who has made over 200 TV Commercials, 2 TV Specials, several Short Films, and ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’ movie titles at the beginning of my career
. From the outset I was personally taught by some of the most amazing master animators ever - Ken Harris ('Bugs Bunny' and 'Roadrunner' for Warner Brothers), Art Babbit ('Pinocchio' and 'Fantasia' for Disney) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner). I later successfully ran my own award-winning London animation studio for 20 years, before moving to the States in 1998 to live and teach. In the USA I have taught at the highest college level for over 14 years, when I also became author of several respected books on animation, including - 'Animation from Pencils to Pixels', 'How To Make Animated Films', 'The Animator's Notebook' and 'The Animator's Sketchbook'. Animation schools and colleges around the world use my books. My own master animator reputation & expertise has been developed through traditional, hand-drawn (2D) animation for the film industry. However, I have since developed a whole range of teaching techniques that will help students of ALL forms of animation, whether its for the Film, Games, TV or the Web industries. The ‘core principles of movement’ are essential for all kinds of animation, whether it be 2D, 3D, Claymation, Stop-frame or any other kind. So I now focus less on technology and software, and more on the core principles of movement through ‘gesture drawing from observation’ and other means. In this way my students do not need to purchase extremely expensive equipment or software, they often need little more than a pencil, eraser and a sketchbook – with a lot of their own dedication they need to bring to the party. I am also insistent that students of animation also learn about fundamental design, layout, film structure and storyboarding - as all these are all essential to all great, animation. So I hope you will join me and become yet another of my successful students who are currently working in the animated film and/or video game fields today.
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Timothy March 14, 2018
· Animation · Online
Tony is a skilled animator and a fantastic teacher. His course breaks down all of the necessary fundamentals and he is a patient and willing mentor for what is obviously his passion. if you want to learn to animate, look no further.
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Cynthia Hoffstrom March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
Tony White has the patience to watch inspired animators grow. His ideas feed into our concepts we have and he is the adviser that guides us to how our ideas become a reality on paper or on a monitor. He has assisted me to where I am today.

If I could be instructed by Tony White again and again, I'd never say no.
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Kenny March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
He was the first person who told me that I could make it, achieving my dream in animation industry. He is a very passionate person, and will give his best support towards those who shares the same passion. One of the best teacher I've ever met.
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Tony W.

Seattle, WA 98166
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$67 / 30-min

About Donna Z.

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Lynnwood, WA
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About Donna
I am devoted to your success, and having fun getting there.
Personalized lessons are the best way to learn to sew or quilt.

- If you are new to sewing, I can help you find a machine and learn to use it.
- If you know the basics, I will help you advance your skills.
- Want to learn to quilt? Or try one of my original designs?

You have untapped talents.
You just need the techniques and tools to discover them; whether you want to create fabric art, wonderful garments, or an heirloom quilt.

Together we can unleash your creativity.
Where shall we start?
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Jordan April 2, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I am new to sewing and Donna helped me accomplish my goals. She is very patient and explains things in simple terms. I highly recommend taking class with her!
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Diane February 7, 2019
· Quilting · In studio
I have had several quilting lessons with Donna and have truly enjoyed our lessons. She is patient, kind, friendly and supportive. She is creative and clearly passionate about the art of quilting. I highly recommend her if you are looking to learn how to sew and/or quilt.
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Tony January 12, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Donna was very personable and nice. I learned a lot from her and she made sewing less awkward for me. I went home immediately and tried my new techniques. I was able to complete another project from what I learned earlier that day. Donna’s great!
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Donna Z.

Lynnwood, WA 98036
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$40 / 60-min

About Joey F.

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Orlando, FL
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About Joey
Hello Artist-in-Progress,

We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better!

I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and digital mediums.

I recommend that classes are *at least* 1.5 hours (and I really recommend 2 hours!) because that's what's needed to critique homework assignments, warmup, and do the work for the class, and not be rushed.

Classes I teach are:

• Drawing Fundamentals
• Advanced Drawing
• People and Anatomy
• Portrait Drawing
• Cartoon Characters for Animation
• Character Design
• 2D Animation
• Digital Painting in Photoshop
• Digital Animation

Please view samples of my work and contact me with any questions you may hav
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I look forward to helping you develop your art skills and express your creativity!

Mr. Joey
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Alexandrea S. August 15, 2018
· Animation · In home
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
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Moren July 13, 2018
· Calligraphy · Online
Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds
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Nikki F. June 10, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Great experience
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Joey F.

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About Barbara M.

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Redmond, WA

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I was born in British Columbia, Canada, but grew up here in the beautiful Puget Sound area of Washington. Sewing and fabrics were very much a part of my life for as long as I can remember! My beloved grandmother was an excellent seamstress, and I can remember the lovely garments she made. Her hands were always busy and she helped support her family of 10 children in Canada with her sewing during the Great Depression. One of my most cherished pieces of furniture is her old Singer treadle sewing machine. My grandmother's sewing talents were passed to my mother, who also made beautiful clothes for me as I grew up. I can remember endless shopping trips to the fabric stores where I was fascinated by all the colors and textures!

Eventually I began sewing my own clothing, and after I was married I worked for a time at the upscale Designe
r's Fabric store in Bellevue, WA. When my daughter was born, I found myself sewing dresses and doll clothing for her, just as my mother and grandmother had done for me. Sewing for children was so enjoyable that my mother and I opened a business called RuBarb Creations, where we made custom clothing for children. In 1995 I became the costume director for a private school. During the next nine years I costumed over 24 plays, including 7 major Shakespeare productions and 6 high school musicals.

For over 20 years I was a piano instructor, having taught many children to enjoy playing the piano. My love of teaching and working with kids, and my passion for sewing and the fabric arts led me to finally fulfill my dream of opening a sewing school, where I have taught for over 6 years. I have an Associate of Arts Degree from Northwest University and a BA degree in English/Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University.

My goal is to pass on the joy of sewing, so that others can be encouraged to explore the wonderful creative world of sewing! I hope to enrich lives, giving my students confidence, a sense of accomplishment, and a life-long skill that is slowly leaving our culture. In turn, I hope to inspire others to share their talents with those in the world around us.
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Barbara M.

Redmond, WA 98053
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$45 / 60-min

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