My name's Dani. I play the flute and I love Spanish. The activities that I've enjoyed most in my life are the areas I have the ability and (most importantly) the passion to share with others.
As I am in the last stages of securing a license to practice nutrition as a Registered Dietitian, I look forward to share my knowledge and counsel others.
Although Nutrition has become my life in the recent years, flute and music have always been the steady foundation since elementary school. In high school, I enjoyed marching band; various symphonies; Solo & Ensemble contests through Lake County; private lessons through the Willoughby Fine Arts Association; and playing at the local church during offerings. Through college, I felt at home in a number of venues hosting open mic sessions, where I transitioned from a traditional sheet music setting, to a more creative ad libitum. Recently, I have been creating wonderful music with a local Akron band named Light of the Loon. I have some experience in high school offering flute lessons to beginners and intermediate students. One-on-one sessions would be based on individual needs. Whether a student has no experience or mild experience from school, I will teach from scratch or fill the gaps in terms of music reading, note fingerings, lip embouchure, breathing patterns, scales, even some music theory. I always enjoyed duets between teacher and student as well as songs that are a bit more challenging that require practice outside of the lesson.
In addition, Spanish has been a language I have been learning for almost ten years. I have four years of high school and three semesters at the University of Akron of Spanish course work. In 2010, I received an amazing opportunity to study Nutrition at the Instituto de Investagacion Nutricional in Lima, Peru. My month in visiting in Peru, I became confident in the language. Tutoring Spanish would be such a wonderful experience: not only will I be helping but practicing as well. As a tutor in Spanish, my goal is to be a guide, from verb conjugation to vocabulary and forming sentences, listening, and writing. A session would be focused on conversation, trying to get used to daily use.
I have a pretty flexible schedule, as I work solely in the morning and have band practice one or two evenings certain weeks. I look forward to any opportunities through this very cool site.
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