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I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator in Florida, California, and Tennessee between the years
of 1983 to 1997. I taught private students after school in my classroom while I was a public school teacher, and from my home since 1997. My post-graduate continuing professional education includes Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University, Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1 (vocal teaching techniques, do-re-mi, ear training), Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification, Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Piano Lab certification. My professionalism and expertise are at your service. I will work together with you to insure an enjoyable and informative learning experience.
*** Lesson Details *** A typical lesson in my studio would begin with a brief question/answer time with the student to learn how their week has gone, and how their music practice is progressing.
For PIANO LESSONS we begin with Technique including scales and dexterity exercises, then we play from the Lesson book and a Recital selection. I typically let the student play through the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to play the piece again. After that we go over the Theory assignments, and do Ear Training exercises. I am comfortable teaching from a variety of different methods courses. The methods course is chosen according to the student's interest. I never require a piano student to continue using books that are not inspiring. There so many methods courses available, that a student may always be able to have methods books they LOVE.
In my SINGING LESSONS we also begin with a recap of the student's week. Then we continue with Warm Up exercises to prepare the student's voice for the lesson. Then we study Sight Singing and Solfege Singing (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) to increase the student's listening skills. After that the student sings their selections. Like I do in Piano lessons, I listen to the pieces they have prepared without interruption, then I call attention to corrections that need to be made, I demonstrate the correction, and then ask the student to sing the piece again. I am comfortable teaching many styles of vocal music including classical, Broadway, pop, rock, and Christian.
For MUSIC THEORY lessons, the study material is chosen according to the student's interest and age. Topics include notation, chord structure, chord progression, melodic structure, and harmony. I also incorporate Music Listening in the Music Theory lesson in order to learn from the masters in many styles of music. My Music Theory students will also have the opportunity to develop composition and songwriting skills if they desire.
My teaching style is structured and friendly, keeping the student's goals and interests at the forefront. I enjoy motivating students to reach their highest potential. After 3 to 6 months in my studio my students will see improvement in their musical technique, ear training, music reading, notation, and knowledge. They will be preparing recital pieces for an upcoming performance. I provide three Studio Class performances (February, June, October) and one recital opportunity (December) a year. Most importantly, the student's love and appreciation of music will be growing.
*** Studio Equipment *** PIANO lessons in Living Room: piano near front entryway, couch, loveseat, over-sized chair, dining room table, open space, end table with chair, parents may sit in on lesson.
SINGING lessons in Recording Studio: keyboard, recording equipment, desk, 2 chairs, music stand, microphone, private room. Parents may wait in adjacent rec room or sit in on lesson.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide lesson books, the students should provide their instrument.
I do have a mobile keyboard to bring for SINGING lessons.
*** Specialties *** Kodaly Pedagogy and Solfege Level 1
Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Level 1 certification
Yamaha M.I.E. (Music In Education) Lab certified instructor
To start piano lessons when you're 72 was challenging. But Julie is so amazing that it has been the one of best things I've done. She's just great. She's happy and her lessons carry over that happiness. I'll never be her best student but she makes you feel like you are. I look forward to seeing her each week.
June 11, 2019
Julie was very Kind and helped me A lot on my Place Values. She's very enthusiastic and I enjoyed talking with her, She was really Helpful when I was getting confused. And was very motivating.
My own love for teaching youth and fostering the passion for learning about themselves, the world, and their place in it, will grow tremendously through the sharedlearning experience that the program offers. From Germany to Southern Mexico, I have gained a wealth of life experience and further developed my bilingual communication skills while working, living, traveling, and volunteering in communities home to multiethnic and socio-economic diversity. Im from Los Angeles, California.
My own love for teaching youth and fostering the passion for learning about themselves, the world, and their place in it, will grow tremendously through the shared learning experience that the program offers. From Germany to Southern Mexico, I have gained a wealth of life experience and further developed my bilingual communication skills while working, living, traveling, and volunteering in communities home to multiethnic and socio-economic diversity. In Los Angeles, I provided in-class instruction and counseling for high school and college students in multiple municipalities such as East Los Angeles and Downtown. Serving Black, Latino, Asian, Caucasian, and Indigenous communities, my students reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the city’s population. I also have a TESOL training certificate.
I can help students make sense of assigned reading and learn how to write a well structured essay. I have a PhD in Languages and Literature, so I am well versed in this subject.
I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.
I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!
I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.
If you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!
ver your goals are with your language of interest, I can help you get there. Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!
Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learning on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!
June 24, 2019
Melissa has a lovely calming personality. She made us feel completely at ease while learning a foreign language. She was prepared and tailored the lesson for our specific goals and level.
She displayed an expert knowledge of the language, but was still able to teach beginners. Plus we could tell she really loved Portuguese.
The online format was great. Cant wait for the next lesson.
January 15, 2018
Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.
After a couple of lessons I believed you could be sounding out the words and be able to read in English. You will be able to obtain a good bit of vocabulary in the first few lessons
I have been teaching about 3 years I will be graduating next year from Grand Canyon University. I will have my bachelors degree of science in educational studies. I earned my TEFL this year. I love to teach just as much as I love to learn. I am fluent in English and I am at the immediate level in the korean language. I love to travel and I love to learn new cultures and languages.
I absolutely love to teach I taught my twin brothers their ABCs, colors, animals and how to spell their names before they started school. I was also hired by parents of children who were being homeschooled. I would come over and teach them the curriculum.
English teacher with 12 years teaching experience inside and outside classroom. What special? - Communicative - Make you confident in just 3 hours lesson - Able to ask and answer fluently in just 3-5 classes
I teach and help people make $85k-$125k per year....
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I have taught fifth graders as well as college students. I apply an easy learning method and am patient with my students. I will help you build a strong foundation both in your writing and speaking skills.
I am an English teacher and have taught college as well as primary school students. I have a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. I also have a degree in law. I truly enjoy teaching English. This journey began way back in 1983 when I was asked to volunteer as a teacher in my daughter's kindergarten school. Teaching English to non speakers and speakers alike is a patient process for a teacher. I really take care in assessing a students grasping ability. I have experience in writing as I worked as a journalist and wrote columns for a daily in India. In law school, I taught legal English to first semester law students. I will work with my students to help them overcome any difficulties they have in spoken and written English.
Simple. Easy. Effective. English lessons that will help you become fluent in English. Lessons are customized to help you learn what you need to know. Start your lessons today and take the first step towards improving your English!
I am looking to help others improve their English language skills and help them communicate better.
English is a wonderful language to learn and I love teaching it. Whether it's Associated Press Stylebook or The Chicago Manual of Style; I can help walk you through the road towards better grammar. Also can teach Scientific Abstract editing.
Have tutored for more than 10 years. Love people and enjoy knowing that my students have learned how to be comfortable in speaking English and with the other subjects we have worked on together.