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Andrea T.

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  • Awarded Golden Apple from Albermarle County Schools
  • Ed.S. from University of Virginia
  • Teaching since 1998
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Andrea T.

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I was a science teacher at the high school and college level before I got sick and had to leave the classroom. Suffering from autoimmune issues for the past fifteen years, I set out to find healing on the yoga mat and through other lifestyle changes. My approach to teaching is a combination of clear, concise, easy-to-understand instruction from years of experience as a science teacher in a classroom, concern with safety and compassion and caring from dealing with a chronic illness most of my adult life. By the way, I love to smile. My joyful approach to teaching is quite infectious in a good way. I now use Gentle Somatic Yoga which is appropriate for anyone with chronic pain to help release muscle tension and create greater ease of movement. I can work with anyone -- whether you are chair-bound or a young person who needs to learn to relax and release stress.

About Andrea

Hi Friends, I am Andrea, a mother, a grandmother, a yoga teacher, a HearthMath Certified Trainer, and Trauma-Certified Clinical Coach, a certified integrative medicine health coach, and a chef. I was a TV news reporter in the 80s. As I covered more environmental disasters, I became concerned about

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Nada
I signed up with Andrea a couple months ago for yoga and health coaching. Andrea is a compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful coach. She is working with me to improve my GERD symptoms and quality of life. I struggle with weight loss, Hashimoto's disease, GERD, sleep Apnea, and hypertension. I am a mother of 6, grandmother of 2, and have 2 jobs. Since I started with Andrea, my doctor lowered my blood pressure medication, my blood work improved, and I have more energy during my day. In addition, I am learning how to destress and enjoy my life using HeartMath techniques. I look forward to my sessions. Andrea's teaching is the best investment I made so far, and I am investing in me for once!
Nancy S.
I highly recommend Andrea Trank’s cooking lessons. Andrea helped me customize a plan for our lesson and sent me personalized instructions for what to buy and how to best prepare for the session. The session was easy to follow, and I learned a lot. Afterwards, Andrea sent me a video of our session and recipes we had made. She was a pleasure to work with. It was a great experience and I’ll be back!
Angela T.
Great cooking instructor! Very passionate about healthy cooking and really good with step by step directions. Answered all of my questions while also giving quick on the fly options if something didn't come together just right. All the food was easy to make and very very good. I would recommend her to any who is looking for healthy options that are super versatile.
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kevin T.

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Success Coaching with Kevin Thomas:

Kevin has helped thousands of people overcome their limitations and achieve success and happiness in life! Since 1991 he has been a certified facilitator of Applied Metapsychology International's highly esteemed programs: Ability Enhancement Curriculum (AEC), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Life Stress Reduction (LSR), and Life Coaching (Schema). Kevin holds a Masters Degree, and has helped countless people transform their lives.

Kevin has also had over 30 years of training in Psychology, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Energy Work, Healing, Metaphysics, Clairvoyance, and Personal Development. Kevin's passion, being a very successful musician and songwriter himself, is helping creative artists achieve success, but he also works with people from all areas of life, and has had great success helping others raise their consciousness and achieve their full potential.

Whether you are currently in the depths of despair, suffering from issues such ...

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Damien S.

47 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
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Damien S.

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Learning to play this ancient Irish instrument with other instruments, fiddle, accordion, guitar, penny whistle.

About Damien

I am a working, music composer and educator. I have been teaching and writing/performing professional scores for over 20 years. In regards to teaching, I teach privately and in a classroom atmosphere. My youngest student is 4 and my oldest has been in their 70 ’s. I approach my teaching style in a

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Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.
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Dee F.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Awarded OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR from Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006
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Dee F.

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Forty years experience writing poetry--published author in various media. Learn various writing and rhyming styles, develop your ability to write quality poetry from a published poet and writer.

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I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from Univers

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Reesa
I have been taking lessons for over a year with Dee. I started with mandolin and then switched to piano. Dee is very knowledgeable about both instruments and is an extremely patient and approachable teacher. I’m an older student so I really appreciate her patience and ability to challenge me at the right level. I’ve tried other teachers that were either too rigid or too unstructured and Dee is neither. I highly recommend Dee as a music instructor, she clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge about how to teach.
Mike O.
Very patient and understanding person. At my age of 62 and trying to learn the bass along with the challenges of issues brought by life, these sessions have become therapeutic in nature....
Mike O.
Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week.
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Caleb M.

82 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Caleb M.

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Over my 20 years of playing trumpet professionally, I have picked up enough trombone to offer quite a lot to trombone students! I believe the fundamentals of all great brass playing are the same, and I can get you off to a fantastic start if you are a beginner or intermediate player :).

About Caleb

Caleb moved from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to Chicago in 2008 to attend DePaul University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance studying under Matt Lee and Tage Larsen. Since then, Caleb has picked up a variety of regular gigs across a wide spectrum of styles, genres, and

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Jacob P.
Caleb is an excellent teacher! He was patient and encouraging with my teenage son who can sometimes get very discouraged when he finds his work challenging. I hope some of Caleb's positive attitude rubs off on him. The improvement in my son's trombone playing after one lesson was impressive..
Jessica ..
Caleb is calm and soft spoken. Just what our son needs.
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan M.

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Learn trombone in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced trombone teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Tour with Grammy award winners The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Posture, breathing, hand position, slide technique, tonguing, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

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1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.

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Does your child love to write? Writing offers children not only a medium for communication, but the ability to create and use their imagination! What’s more, writing aids your child’s emotional growth and helps build the critical thinking skills necessary for success in school and in life. Writing retreats and camps can help foster these abilities. What Happens at Writing Retreats? At writing camps, children can focus on their creating writing while having fun at the same time! In a comm …

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