I am now offering doumbek and djembe drum lessons in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware regions. Discount rates apply for group lessons. I can offer tutoring in the following areas of drumming:

  • Djembe technique
  • Djembe African rhythms (multipart)
  • Doumbek technique
  • Middle Eastern rhythms
  • Solo techniques
  • Drum circle etiquette

Translating, Editing, Proofreading

I have a graduate degree in English, and I speak fluent French. Therefore I offer the following services:

  • Translation to or from French
  • French tutoring (writing, reading, and speaking, including correct European French pronunciation, idioms, and modern conversational slang)
  • Proofreading and editing (manuscripts, screenplays, lyrics, essays, thesis papers, technical documents etc.)
  • Songwriting lessons (the craft of songwriting, including verses, refrains, bridges, creative writing techniques, etc.)
  • Poems (perfect for Valentine’s Day, presented on parchment paper and sealed wtih real wax.
  • Resume and cover letter overhauls (power words, effective cover letters, LinkedIn page optimization, job-hunting skills, etc.) 

Office, IT

I have been around computers since I was a teenager, and an office manager since the 90’s. Therefore, I specialize in office automation and software, Windows, PC maintenance, and PC troubleshooting. As such, should you need tutoring, I have expertise in the following:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Outlook and Lotus Notes email clients
  • PC maintenance (defragmentation, virus and spyware removal, Windows desktop, file system, and start menu optimization, etc.)
  • PC troubleshooting (slow applications, blue screen of death, system restores, non-responsive hardware, basic networking of peripherals and printers, etc.)
  • Adobe PDF Professional, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop software
  • HTML, CSS, basic WordPress (blogging, social linking, theme optimization and customization, etc.)

Graphic Design

I have a passion for web and graphic design (I designed my first website overnight, pulling an all-nighter in college). I have been coding in HTML since the 90s, have in the recent years picked up some CSS, and am now knee-deep in WordPress design.I have also used Photoshop since 2000 and am constantly redefining my graphic design skills. Therefore, I also offer the following services: 

  • Logo design
  • Photo optimization (erasing blemishes, body thinning, lighting and make-up effects, etc.)
  • Photo special effects (sci-fi effects, replacing backgrounds, clothing or jewelry, etc.)
  • Web design (SEO optimization, Google Analytics, meta keywords, Social media creation and upkeep, etc.)
  • Web editing and maintenance (code troubleshooting, website updates and maintenance, media upload and management, contact forms, etc.)

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any of the above services, please use the contact form below (you will be redirected to my Biography page after submitting your message), or call/text me at (267) WOW-CZAR.