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Anne B.

Lynnwood, WA


Music and English Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/18/12
5.0 average from 53 ratings
Very good start
— Mary Ann, Seattle, WA on 10/27/10

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University of Washington
University of Washington


University of Washington (Music)

University of Washington (Master's)

About Anne

Hello! I have three university degrees in music. My field is voice. I have sung opera, oratorio, concert repertoire and Gilbert and Sullivan, and am continuing to build a performing and teaching career. I have always enjoyed teaching. When I was in college I was a teaching assistant in voice, and since graduation, I have taught on two college faculties, as well as privately. I am also an aspiring writer. Last year I went through a nine month program called Popular Fiction Writing at the University of Washington Extension, and have written two short stories that I am now sending to contests. I have been to numerous writers groups and had my work critiqued down to the last semicolon. My grades in English and related skills were always excellent. I feel that I can be very helpful to people as an English tutor. Hello! I have three university degrees in music. My field is voice. I have sung opera, oratorio, concert repertoire and Gilbert and Sullivan, and am continuing to build a performing and teaching career. I have always enjoyed teaching. When I was in college I was a teaching assistant in voice, Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98037
Background Check: Passed

"Very good start"

- Mary Ann, Seattle, WA on 10/27/10
Adobe Photoshop, Photography,
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word,
American History, European History, Music History,
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I spent three years as a student at Northwest University in Kirkland WA. Northwest is a Christian university and I went there specifically to study Bible and theology. I took extensive classes in doctrine, and books of the New Testament, such as Romans and Corinthians. I also have done a lot of independent study of both the Old and New Testament.

General Music

I grew up playing folk and classical guitar. In college, I majored in voice, with the goal of becoming an opera singer. I have performed opera, oratorio, musical theater and concert repertoire. I obtained Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, and have taught voice on two different college faculties. I have moved to a new location, and am now building a teaching studio for voice, piano and guitar students. My father was a composer, and I grew up in a home that was truly musically unique. I love to teach music, and have been able to help a lot of students. I would enjoy working with you.


I began studying folk guitar at the age of eight. When I entered high school, I took up classical guitar and studied it seriously for several years. It is a beautiful instrument, and there is so much wonderful music written for it. I would greatly enjoy the chance to teach folk and classical guitar.

Microsoft Word

I constantly use Microsoft Word for 2 things: writing documents and arranging photographs on pages. I enjoy designing nice looking brochures, flyers, etc. It is a wonderful program for regular text use as well. I feel comfortable with all the basic tasks that can be done with it.

Music History

The development of music over the centuries is fascinating. To see how it was shaped by historical events, and how it also shaped history is quite intriguing. I majored in Voice, but I took as many music history courses as I could, because I found it to be so interesting. I would enjoy the opportunity to teach it.


I have studied photography for years. I have a certificate in Digital Photography from the Art Institute of Seattle, and have had my own photos published three times. I also have worked as a studio photographer in portrait studios. I hope to make the sale of my photos a significant part of my income.


I have taken piano lessons for five years, and have experience teaching beginning piano. My approach is classical. I am good at teaching people to read music and to find their way around the keyboard. My teacher is a Juilliard graduate.

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading consists of passages from novels, newspapers and other sources. The challenge is to understand the main point that the writer is attempting to communicate, and to select the answer that is both conceptually correct and grammatically accurate. An avid reader myself, I have always scored high on such tests.

SAT Writing

The SAT Essay is a critical part of the exam. The examiners are not concerned with the writer's opinion about an issue: they want to see if the writer can logically and coherently express their point of view. This involves making a statement, and then proving that statement with examples and excerpts from outside sources and personal experience. I will show you how to put together a winning essay that combines all of these elements.

Sight Singing

I have studied singing for years, and have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Voice. This involves singing both as a soloist and in groups, and both areas require sight singing. There are two components in sight singing: one is being secure with rhythm and counting, and the other is learning how to recognize intervals. As these two areas are practiced, sight singing becomes easy.

Study Skills

I have three degrees from the University of Washington: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Master of Music. My academic journey involved a lot of studying, research and writing papers. I was on the Dean's List for five years, and graduated with a GPA of 3.81. Since then I have been a teacher myself, and I have to prepare lessons for students. I recently obtained certification as an Adobe Associate in Photoshop CS4, which took a lot of preparation. I would say I have developed good study skills.


When I was in high school I wanted to be a professional actress. As an adult, my focus changed to music, but I stayed onstage, this time as an opera singer. I've taken a lot of acting classes and had roles in a significant amount of productions. I'm registered with a local talent agency as well.

Voice (Music)

I majored in voice, and hold Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Washington. I have sung opera, oratorio, concert repertoire, Gilbert and Sullivan, chamber music, and early music. During my last year at the University, I was a teaching assistant in Voice. After graduation, I taught singing for five years and Northwest University, then for another five years in the Continuing Education Program at Bellevue Community College. I also am continuing to build my private studio. I love to teach, and would enjoy working with you.


Many factors go into writing an effective piece, whether it be fact or fiction. These include deciding the point of view, the choice of active or passive voice, correct use of grammar, and the clear and concise use of language. I am a native English speaker, and I will help you learn to write papers that are organized, well-constructed and interesting to read.

University of Washington
University of Washington


University of Washington (Music)

University of Washington (Master's)

Very good start — My very first singing lesson and I felt very comfortable with Anne. She was honest and encouraging. ...

— Mary Ann, Seattle, WA on 10/27/10

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anne will travel within 10 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98037.