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Sasha C.

31 Reviews
Hendersonville, TN
Starting at $55
  • Speaks French, English, Russian
  • Awarded 3rd Place Professional Rhythm from Fred Astair
  • Business Administration from Bucks County Community College
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Sasha C.

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I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 10 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Carla B.
Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!
Star P.
Sasha was wonderful to work with!
Darlene W.
Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!
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Jerry S.

15 Reviews
Goodlettsville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
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Jerry S.

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Use of method books, classical, popular and jazz songbooks.
Use of free websites to access chord charts, lyrics and video tutorials. Learn your favorite songs.

About Jerry

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry S. and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. As a performer, I have shared the stage with such recording artists as Herbie (Watermelon Man) H., Mary Wells, Jessie

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Hudson
Excellent instructor. Patient and personable with children and new learners.
Chris
Jerry is the greatest, with a particularly wonderful way of inspiring children with a fun and humorous spirit, alleviating anxiety, while promoting them to learn skills both concretely and even abstractly. Finding him on here, and experiencing his giftedness in teaching my nine-year-old daughter was a godsend. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
john
Jerry is great teacher with a wonderful manner about him. I don't think it matters whether you are young or not so young. Obviously Knowledgeable and caters to your level of ability. I made a great choice in learning from him.
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Julie L.

101 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $33
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Bachelor of Music Education, with honors from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Julie L.

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General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy

Combine subjects for a price break. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring TIME desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

About Julie

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 i

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Hayes H.

10 Reviews
Hendersonville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Cleveland Free Times Hard Rock Band of the Year from Cleveland Free Times
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hayes H.

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Saxophone is my first instrument. I have soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and am especially partial to the tenor.

About Hayes

I've played sax for 27 years, bass for 22, and taught many students and performed with a variety of acts. I studied music and education at Kent State University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in 2006. Musical instruction is therapeutic for some, for for others it can be a journey to some destination

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Sans
He is squidward
Jennifer S.
Hayes is super helpful and encouraging. I walked in feeling a little intimidated because I haven't really played in 30 years. He made me feel very comfortable and motivated. Good first lesson.
George
As a middle-aged guy who has played drums all my life, I wanted to add the bass guitar to my repertoire. Hayes is exactly the right guy and was able to show me how to get off to a quick start and then be able to add to my skills as I keep playing. I would recommend him highly!
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David F.

10 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $24
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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David F.

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Learn the music you want to learn! Any style, any genre!!

About David

With a Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University and five years teaching experience I can offer you the most fulfilling learning experience! *** Lesson Details *** Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players welcome! Lessons for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, or Electric Bass! *** S

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Mrs B.
Great contact with David. He was on time, really supportive and helpful, we'll book more lessons!
Kolin J.
My son has just finished up with the first of 5 lessons, and has already learned SO much! David is very knowledgeable, and so easy to talk to and learn from. We are very pleased...worth EVERY penny!
Josh M.
Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve.
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Kirsten M.

2 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Fargo South High School Hall of Fame from Fargo School District
  • Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from DePaul University
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Kirsten M.

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Whether you're a beginner or an advanced violinist preparing for an audition, whether your lesson takes place online or in my Nashville studio, I seek to help meet the goals of each student on their journey learning the violin. With 24 years experience as a member of a professional symphony orchestra, I know firsthand how important it is to learn how to play in a way that feels comfortable, without muscle tension. Developing good habits while having fun learning the essentials describes a typical lesson. If you have a favorite song you'd like to learn, feel free to bring it to the lesson!

About Kirsten

I'm a professional violinist in Nashville, TN. I graduated from DePaul university in Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. I was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where I received training from the world's top conductors to become a professional orchestral musician.

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Tami
Me and my daughter had a great experience with Kirsten! She is very warm, flexible, and has a friendly, professional teaching style. An overall lovely person who is very talented at her craft. Would definitely recommend!
Lou
Kirsten Mitchell and I first met in a classroom at Austin Peay University where she was teaching a beginners violin class with individual instruction. Nearly all of her students turned out to be teenagers. Retired, I had already turned 65.
Over time, and with patient, coaching, and encouragement from Kirsten, I have learned to play several
Bach pieces, among others. Each new work requires that yet another skill or technique be learned. We have made our way from great simplicity to greater complexity, each step requiring more control and capacity.
How did we do that? Examples! When my attempts at discovery came short, Kirsten could always provide examples so matter-of-fact that they seldom intimidated. Just try it; just do it! It’s like learning from a big sister or parent who only desires your success and would do what it takes to accomplish that.
There have been times when my vote would have been for her to leave violin study to someone who had a brighter future. But, Kirsten seemed to sense that, and found understanding words and suggestions that turned my outlook towards optimism, and had me reaching deeper into myself to get through that dry spell.
Play squeaky? “Listen to this, and play along with me; listen to my tone and see if you can match it. Your F’s are a little high; need to be flatter. Move your finger a little on the string. Let’s play it together. See the spacing between second and third fingers here? Hold your bow this way and keep your fingers flexible. Watch how my hand works, then you try it. “ And it goes on, and on. Kirsten never seems to tire of coaching and mentoring.
What a contrast. An old guy with modest capabilities being taught by a thorough professional that makes her living with the NSO. A professional musician who can shrink the gulf between what she can do so well and what I struggle to learn, but always a friendly adult who can teach as though it is all that really mattered.
We revere and recognize those who enrich our lives, especially our teachers. They help us reach our goals. Kirsten Mitchell is one of the most memorable people I’ve met.

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"I have been wanting to learn drawing since I was a kid. Had a few years of drawing when I was a kid and then haven't touched in a long time. When I rekindled my interest to learn, I came across Dennis.
Honestly, the reason why I chose Dennis was because he provided at-home classes and that would avoid the hassle of me having to travel. The first few classes were more of me and him warming up to each other, as I am sure he also found me different.
He comes with all the necessary equipment and spends a few minutes giving you some basics of the stuff we are going to do that day. Then he leaves you to draw while he also draws the same. He glances once in a while at your sheet and gives you very subtle feedback. If you have missed something, he will just try to nudge you in the right direction with minor comments like "Don't you think, these are of the same darkness?, There may be more highlights in this area or the mid tones here and here are of the same darkness. etc.". He never touches your paper, but only guides you.
Sometimes when some focus is needed (for example on the eyes), he will tell you the technique involved in depth and we did one full class just doing eyes, one full class on hair.
It was a little frustrating initially for me as I was not used to the teaching technique, and now I see the point. The first drawing itself turned out be much much better than I had anticipated it to be and he hasn't touched my paper till now - so this drawing is fully mine.
You can also continue drawing and send work via text message to him. You almos t always get detailed instant feedback. The only thing is, I haven't been very diligent in doing drawings due to lack of free time. So once a week for an hour is what I do.
He also spends extra time sometimes so that he can take the drawing to a logical point, sometimes even beyond 1.5 hrs though my session is for an hour each. That shows the commitment he has to his students.
I believe my work will improve as this course continues. We have had about 6 classes and I am already seeing the difference. A long way to go, but the first steps have been right - most of it due to Dennis and his method of teaching. I would say more than teaching, it is a method of mentoring where the hand holding is done in a unique way."
Manoj
Took Drawing lessons from Dennis W.
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"Margot is very kind and offers great teachings. Her calligraphy is beautiful and she really inspired me. I would recommend her to anyone who is trying to learn the art of calligraphy."
John
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Highly skilled painter that encourages students to draw, look closely and make at least three thumbnails sketches in vale’s before painting. She always takes gently with students, ask questions to better understand the student and at times shows a more clear direction."
J.M.W.
Took Oil Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Great! Gift for teaching."
Mithulan
Took Drawing lessons from Sharon M.
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"She’s very passionate about the history of calligraphy and the precision of its beauty. Wonderful teacher. My 13 yo daughter loved her."
Peyton
Took Calligraphy lessons from Marty W.
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"Awesome lesson. I love the throwup design."
Loran
Took Graffiti lessons from Joe B.
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"Jessica is a great teacher. She has spent much time with me, teaching and helping me complete my art portfolio. I highly recommend Jessica if you want to improve your drawing skills!!"
Nicholas
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"I totally enjoyed my watercolor lesson with Megan -- a birthday gift from my kids. Although I've dabbled in watercolors previously, Megan taught me a few formal techniques which I used to create a small finished piece and which I will be able to use going forward. I got a lot out of our two hours together!"
Jaime
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"My son enjoyed today’s lesson!"
Ren
Took Drawing lessons from David Z.
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"Megan was very organized and knowledgeable.
She is an excellent teacher. Very patient and explains things well.
I learned some new techniques and enjoyed her class."
Judith Kravitz
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Megan R.
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