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I am a native Portuguese speaker with many years of experience as a language teacher and as a translator. I offer tutoring in both conversational and formal Portuguese (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, usage) to students of all levels and backgrounds with personalized lessons. These lessons will be fun, geared toward your personal goals and interests, and will always take into account your learning style and pace.
I tutor both private individuals and small groups. We can meet at my studio in Irvine, anywhere in the Irvine/Newport Beach area, or online. My schedule is flexible and includes mornings, evenings and weekends.
If you want to:
- prepare for a trip to Brazil or Portugal,
- become more fluent in order to excel in social or business settings
- brush up on what you have already learned,
- or truly master the Portuguese language,
then I am ready to help you reach your goals by developing a lesson plan that will best suit your needs.
I look forward to ...
I lived in Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, and in Boston before moving to New York. Moving around so much has brought me in contact with all sorts of people and cultures and has allowed me to grow as a musician and a teacher.
My teaching philosophy draws from different traditions: Socratic teaching method, Buddhist techniques of intense focus and self-kindness, Frederich Wieck school of lyrical expression, and the detailed science of Body Mapping.
My first degree was in English and French linguistics and literature. I later dedicated myself to scholarly research and completed a master’s degree in History at the University of Amsterdam.
Eventually, I decided it was time to do a rigorous program at one of the best music schools in the world so that I could perform and teach music at a high level. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Performance and Film Scoring.
I teach online and normally in my Brooklyn studio. I am currently in Orange County, CA while at University of California - Irvine.
Some of the highlights of my time in New York:
I was awarded an arts grant from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for my performance and composition work.
I was commissioned by the organization MyFace to develop and implement a program for artistic expression through music, movement, and storytelling for children and adults with facial differences.
I worked as an accompanist and music director for shows and dance classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Whatever your goals are with music, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals and aspirations.
· Piano · In home
Our son has studied piano with Joao for the past four years. He started with Joao when he was six and continues to this day. He loves Joao. Joao is a patient, intuitive and adaptive teacher that provides incredible instruction, in any music genre. He honed in on our son's musical interests early on, making learning piano fun and interesting. We often say, Joao is not just teaching our son piano, he is giving him a music education, introducing him to an array of amazing pieces from different genres. He's a rare talent both as a teacher and musician. We feel incredibly lucky to have found him. You will too!
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In home
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Going to Brazil or Portugal? Learning can be fun. I can teach you basic, intermediate and advance. I teach on a great environment that you can learn fast and easy.
High-impact communicator capable of effecti
In 1995 BES Inc has chosen me to record, translate and transcribe for these projects within the Portuguese division! I was born in the City of Rio de Janeiro and raised in Teresopolis- Brazil with International experience. I lived in Argentina, Montreal (Canada), France (Nice, Cannes and Paris) Los Angeles, Detroit, Portland and currently in the State of Florida
My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the language as a Portuguese or Spanish. No, I always want to teach students more than the language. Acting as well to Practice Communications Skills
· Language · Online
I studied 6 semesters of Portuguese with Brazilian teachers. I love Brazilian Music. We can work with vocabulary, verbs, phrases, pronunciation, grammar, writing, and why not singing songs!
I'm teaching again because I'd love to contribute with my skills and connect with new people in their learning experience.
Ice skating taught me discipline, patience and perseverance in life. As I my body reached injuri
My love for songwriting and singing is combined with languages. In our language classes we will learn from culture, history and research of the customs of different south American countries. We can also develop project that involve learning songs in Spanish (and/or Portuguese). We can also practice a lot of conversation about your favorite topics!
· Film Scoring · In studio
· Spanish · In studio
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I have taught Portuguese for two years as part of a structure course for English speakers. Whether you just want a few lessons to help with conversation for an upcoming trip or you would like to work towards fluency, I'm here to help!
· English · In studio
· Classical Voice · In studio
beginning of the lesson, we start with warm-ups so our voice is
ready to sing high or low notes. When you first start with Mr. Bar-
bosa, he will have you sing multiple songs and scales so he can
learn your vocal range. Mr. Barbosa makes sure that you understand
the content and if you don't, he is helpful and explains it in a way we
can comprehend. Lessons are a great way to improve your singing.
I’m becoming more comfortable performing in front of my peers.
· Vocal Training · In studio
I was born in Portugal, and I’ve always since speak Portuguese, I went to elementary school there, before my parents and I moved to Paris, France. Portuguese and French are, to me, my maternal languages. I perfectly speak, write and read both. In France, I continued having Portuguese lessons, and speak tit at home with my family. I’ve helped other children study the language, and keep practicing so they can never forget.
I now teach French and Portuguese, as I am completely comfortable with both languages.
I am a dynamic, active person, friendly and very positive ! :) I’ve worked with children for more than 15 years. I love languages ! I speak 4 languages myself. I would love to teach your child french ; french is my first language and I just love everything about it ! It’s such a rich and beautiful language ! I want to be able to teach it in a playful and joyful way. I am very patient, and helping. Don’t hesitate to ask me questions !
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