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About Marsha K.

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Roseville, CA
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About Marsha
And... it is summer. There are lots of things and people we LOVE. I like to focus on those good feelings, and music that uplifts and enriches. We are really working on our OWN music compositions this month.

Goals: Since I am also a Life Coach, we really focus on how to accomplish our hopes and desires. We begin by weekly, then monthly and even a yearly goal.

Each week we also focus on something in my STUDENT PAL - mnemonic. Another is TECHNIQUE. Technique is the ability to have proper position, wrist-lifts and finger curve as well as Theoretic knowledge and application.

I started giving out lickable gold stars, you know, the old-fashioned kind? They are for those students who mark their lesson sheet and come prepared... They really seem to enjoy that, and I adore the nostalgia!

It is a great week when students are
nearly all prepared and ready for their lessons. This makes both Coach and student more effective and the time together more enjoyable.

Perhaps you are reading this with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for your or your student can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy which can assist you make an informed decision. If we are a good fit, lessons and learning progress more joyfully.

I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven. I have since taught the students of former students! How fun is that?

Music has blessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Teaching at the Young Artists Conservatory of Music; Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years has been a delight.

I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest and most intelligent people around. Each of my students have their own individual goals and reasons for taking music lessons, which we revisit monthly. I believe that my role is to be a support and tool for them/you to accomplish the goals set, working with music that delights and educates.

You want the best teacher, who offers information, example, practice and performance opportunities and then gets out of the way of the student's own "voice" (whether playing or singing) so that they can be free to create their own style.

*** Lesson Details ***
In our lessons, we work with a predictable schedule of balance. We have weekly exercises to make strong fingers and or voices, and technique and theory practice to hone skills that will improve our performances, whether they are for others or for our own benefit. Each student of piano can learn how to create and write their own music in time, choose their own pieces to work on, and have a say in their classical and performance goals.

We have a program of advancement, so you and your loved ones can visually see your progress and measure your skills, complete with awards and trophies.

What you learn, has everything to do with your commitment. Practice doesn't make perfect, Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Learning the piano ought to be a JOY. I believe in playing the piano, not 'practicing' it. Enjoy what you do, and you'll do it longer and with celebration instead of duty.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano - upright; CD player; Music stands; Dozens of music books and lesson materials; flash cards; computer and music writing program; mic and mirror, syllabus.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No travel.

*** Specialties ***
Over the years I have dabbled in most methods, but finally come to use my own syllabus and musicianship. I can easily adapt to your favourite if that is your desire. I specialize in a total music education, not merely in learning notes. It is like looking in a mirror and only seeing eyes and skin. Music has many facets and we discover all of them.
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Lisa D. July 20, 2016
· Singing · In home
I got my monies worth just in the first lesson! I am amazed she can teach me, where several have failed.
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Jessica Reyes March 21, 2016
· Piano · In home
Very encouraging
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Renee A. May 19, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Marsha took the time to get to know my daughter and created personal lessons for her.
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About Matthew H.

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Lake Stevens, WA

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About Matthew
Hi.. My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 25 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

In my musical travels I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime
6.) Update - For the last year I have been playing off and on with Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice". Season 3 - Team Blake. He is an incredible music
ian and I'm proud to call him and his manager my friends. His new album coming out is nothing short of amazing.

In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guys as well. I"m honored to have played with them.

I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.

I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW. Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday.

You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!

I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.

Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...

Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!

PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs.
FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician!
CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!

Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc

After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.

Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though.
I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.

*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype)
I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my YouTube channel.
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Sharon (mom) September 13, 2017
· Drum · Online
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Kim August 27, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Great with kids! Makes it relateable :)
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Kimberly F. August 21, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
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About fanny C.

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I have been using Microsoft Excel everyday of my career for the past seven years. I am a self-taught Excel guru and have extensive knowledge ranging from vlookups to index and a combination of sumif index formulas. We can either work through Excel basics or we can work on a project revolving around Excel. Excel can help you work more productively and efficiently with just a few key strokes if you know how to setup your spreadsheets!
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About Rick J.

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I will create a free personalized WordPress syllabus after our first (short) interview.

We can work together via email, telephone, and even use video-conference software for a virtual meeting.

Or, if you're in the Tampa / Clearwater / St. Petersburg (Florida) area, we can meet the old-fashioned way, face-to-face! I actually prefer that because deskside training can be very productive!

An oft-repeated phrase is "Been There, Done That." It describes my nearly 30 years of experience with computers and on the Internet. I hosted websites and email from servers in my basement. In the 1990's, I was building PCs on my kitchen table, and manually installed RAM chip-by-individual-chip on the motherboard. (Yes, that is now an obsolete skill.)

I created my first website over 25 years ago. Today, I am a teacher, guide, coach, mentor,
web builder, a domain registrar, and a web hosting re-seller.

I'll be available to help you as you need me, on your schedule, because I am no longer seeking a full-time, punch-a-time-card job working for anyone else...!

I am available for all things computer: at home, at work, and on the Internet.
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Luis Salazar August 30, 2016
· WordPress · Online
Rick is detailed oriented and has the patience to listen and answer any questions that may arise. Absolutely recommend him.
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About Gordon L.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Gordon
Hello! My name is Gordon L. and I would love to help you or your child discover your passions and work towards reaching any academic or artistic goals!

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, I am fortunate to have had an exceptional academic foundation. I attended Punahou School K-12 earning high marks and went on to graduate college from the University of California, Berkeley. I have a variety of expertise and tutoring experience in these subjects:

- Computer Programming
- Math
- Chinese
- Humanities
- SAT

Outside of school, I have also always been an artist and hobbyist, heavily investing myself in various forms of creative expression including:

- Dance (hip-hop/urban)
- Photography (DSLR, Lightroom/Photoshop)
- Card magic/Card flourishes (look it up :P)

Over the years, I have found that my enthusiasm for both people
and learning different things greatly enriches my life and those around me. If you're looking for someone who can introduce you to a variety of subjects, I'm your guy. I love learning about anything and everything and hope to encourage others to explore their passions. Furthermore, though my interests are many and varied, I have also committed years into training, have a solid grasp on their principles, and can confidently say that I am a qualified expert. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn with me!
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Ryan August 25, 2017
· Magic · Online
We just had our first lesson. To my surprise, my usually shy 7 year old opened up quickly and started engaging right away. Gordon is great with young kids and we had a lot of fun. Nice experience and thank you Gordon!
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Tami August 4, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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· Computer Programming · Online
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About Celina B.

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I'm a animator and digital artist who loves being creative and expressive through art. I have been teaching STEM and STEAM programs to children, teens, and adults for 3 years. These programs include, 2D/3D animation, computer programming, graphic design, digital drawing, 3D modeling, Photography, Video Production, and 3D printing.
I earned my degree at Boston University in Film and Television / concentration in Psychology and a minor in Visual Arts. I work at Theory Studios and teach STEAM programs in NY as well as volunteer as a volleyball coach for young girls.
I enjoy watching films, performing stand up comedy, photographing birds, and meeting other creative people!
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Catherine S. June 22, 2017
· Animation · Online
She spoke clearly and instructed me quite well, I could understand everything she was saying and learned more! Great lesson! :)
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Fred February 6, 2017
· Ukulele · In home
Really nice! As a complete beginner, Celina was able to walk me through the basics of playing ukulele, a longtime dream. Very patient.
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About Kevin C.

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I am currently employed full time as an IT Operations Manager with a goal in mind to help you become who you are destined be. I set simple expectations that garner a professional attitude, job search success, career advancement, relationship building, and the list goes on. Additionally I am a successful leader, always willing to learn and grow but more importantly I would like to share my success. I have a great story to be told so let's work together to spearhead your career goals and intiatives.
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About Mark L.

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I love teaching and giving people huge time saving tips that dramatically accelerate their learning. I find teaching very rewarding.

In addition to "Your Go To Web Guy", I'm an oil painter, portrait photographer and guitarist, with over 10 years of pro experience with WordPress.

Mark is an awesome combination of creativity, artistic talent and the patience to walk with a client through the process of creating a beautiful and highly personalized website. Mark has a great sense of humor and is a delight to work with. As a psychotherapist and author, I wanted my first website to present who I am professionally and personally and still work within my budget. Mark did just that and did it all in three days. Thank you, Mark. I am thrilled with my beautiful website.

Alice G. Miller 7/20/17

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Mark is wonderful to work with! I am a graphic designer with limited web experience, so when I needed a website for my own firm, I turned to Mark for help. He enthusiastically agreed to work with me—he did all the setup and technical work, but at the same time, we sat together and he taught me how to get in the back end and do some things myself. He was patient and had a great sense of humor as I tried to grasp this foreign language! I would highly recommend Mark for organizations who need him to handle EVERY aspect of their website, as well as for others, like me, who need help, but also want to be able to change things themselves. Thanks to Mark, I now have a website I am extremely proud of. In addition, he made it happen quickly, which to me was imperative. Bravo Mark and many thanks!
Lena Markley

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There were three things I was looking for in a web designer:
1. Empathy-the ability to understand the concept of what I wanted to create.
2. Design Capability-I did not want a cookie cutter approach that looks like all the other sites on the web.. I wanted a site that was both professional and with a unique look.
3. Technical Capability-the ability to build a functional site that would work well.

Mark produced on all three counts.
He was effective in getting the site developed and was readily available throughout the entire process.
I would recommend him to anyone who requires a new website or an overhaul of their current one.
Thank you Mark!
Frederick Nightingale 4/30/17

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Mark L.

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About Ryan K.

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Woodinville, WA

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I have worked as a professional photographer doing several different styles of photography for almost a decade. I've done product photography, wedding, special events and concerts, family portraits and my very favorite humming bird and wildlife photography.

I have taken several classes on Photoshop, Lightroom, web design, graphic design, and started teaching others for 5+ years freelance and for larger organizations less specialized in my passion for Photoshop graphic design's.

I know a great deal about everything Adobe CC Photography and how all of the features combine to give endless possibilities from touching up a family photo for print to turning a picture of a flower into a psychedelic 3D snail (something I did recently just for fun).

Fun that is the key word. I learned Photoshop because I'm a bit of a computer nerd and ta
ke thrill in the pleasure of learning new things and take joy in paying forward what was passed to me. Photoshop has been a never ending relentless well of frustration and satisfaction and only us "computer guys" get any enjoyment out of learning a product like Photoshop as a recreational activity.

You don't need any more frustration.

No matter what your goals are I will help you reach them with success and the knowledge and confidence to advance your Photoshop expertise.

We can start with installing Photoshop or opening your first photo to edit to designing your Companies Logo or website.

I'm excited to get started.

RyanKane.MyPortfolio.com
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Eddy September 20, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Ryan has great computer skills and has the patience to teach others. He is fast and very competent. He has experience with both PC's and Mac's. We have used his for help several times over the years.
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Brant September 19, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Great teacher, very patient and helped me not only create some awesome pictures but also helped me store all of them online efficiently. As an added bonus he helped me get rid of some malware that was messing with my system. Overall great experience and I hate computers!
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Ryan K.

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