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About Zachary B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Zachary
Dear Students and Parents:

My passion for performing and teaching brought me to TakeLessons as a way to enrich my immediate community (and beyond through Skype lessons!) and help individual students perform at their best. As an operatic performer, I thoroughly understand the importance of building a strong technical background for any level of singing or professional speaking. My other skills, like instrumental instruction, studying skills, accent reduction, and academic preparation are all offered through TakeLessons as well. As a teacher, I love having fun in lessons and building strong connections with my students at absolutely any level. My personal musical performing experiences span opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, and R&B. I am so excited to share my knowledge and passion for singing with you, as well as any other subject
we find to explore! As of February 2013, I am also available through TakeLessons' online instruction program! Please find more information below and I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks!

Zachary B.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Zachary began his musical career as a tuba player and jazz bass guitarist. While attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Zachary began singing in various vocal groups on campus and developed his love for the singing voice. With encouragement from the music faculty, Zachary began training as an operatic baritone while at UNC. While attending UNC, Zachary was awarded both the Fischer Scholarship in Voice and the Tony McDowell Voice Scholarship. His singing brought him to Boston in the summer of 2010 to begin study at The Boston Conservatory. While performing various opera roles and attending summer programs, Zachary also opened his private studio and taught at a local music academy.

Baritone Zachary B. is quickly establishing himself as an active operatic performer. Equally at home on the recital stage, his versatile lyric baritone voice fits a wide range of repertoire and styles. A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Zachary has performed roles like the titular role in Don Giovanni, Ramiro in L'Heure Espagnole, L'horloge comtoise in L'Enfant et les sortileges, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, and Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief.

Starting in February 2013, Zachary will also be available through TakeLessons for online instruction. Lessons will still focus on energy, breath, and solid technique, so please contact him if you think this venue of instruction will be a good fit!

*** Lesson Details ***
Regardless of your background, I believe in making lessons fun, encouraging, and accessible. This means that my work with you will, by nature, be incredibly personal and always formulated for your specific musical goals. I will constantly strive to make sure you are comfortable in our work together as we explore singing, speaking, and music theory.

I believe every singing or speaking voice can benefit from a foundation in classical vocal technique. Whether you prefer to learn through singing songs or through various exercises, I can customize our lesson plan to fit your needs. Therefore, I provide a fun and engaging lesson atmosphere, but you need to bring your best as well! We will both be happier with the process if we are equally invested in your growth. We will start with something you already know (an aria, vocal exercise, or excerpt from a song) and work toward singing in your preferred vocal style. For example, classical singers will build their knowledge of English, German, Italian, and French diction and song styles. Additionally, I will always respect and include my student's musical interests.

Along the way, I am happy to address basic music theory ideas. If you prefer, we can also spend additional time reviewing and learning those principles to enrich your musical experience. I will always provide different exercises and ideas to keep your brain active in the singing process.

I believe in whole body, whole spirit singing. As a performer, I employ a variety of holistic exercises and theories to develop my own voice, such as basic Alexander Technique principles, voice therapy techniques, a variety of pedagogical palates, and energy work. If these sorts of things interest you, I am more than happy to incorporate them into our lessons. My personal results with those practices have been incredible, so I am always eager to share.

My personality is outgoing and energetic, so I bring that sort of atmosphere to a lesson. I expect preparedness and readiness on your part to maximize our work together. My greatest desire in teaching is to see you grow! So, if a challenging, yet comforting, work environment sounds like something you would like to try, consider scheduling a trial lesson with me. I am always happy to hear from new students!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open area between the living room and the dining room, seating available, piano to accompany the voice lesson, garage/driveway/street parking.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I prefer for my students to have a keyboard or piano, and if possible, a music stand. We can always make a situation work if the student does not have access to these tools. I provide music, pencils, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I am an opera singer, and specialize in classical singing. However, I apply similar vocal technique to all genres of music, and focus on breathing technique, body and energy awareness, and discuss a holistic approach to singing with all students.
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Susan Y. September 14, 2015
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Zachary is a wonderful teacher. He is very patient and really understands what he student want and need. Highly recommend him for a teacher
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wynoka J. August 8, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Knowledgeable patient encouraging and kind! I learned some new things that help! Looking forward to next lesson!
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Draaco A. May 19, 2015
· Singing · In home
Great instructor, natural gifted at communicating the body mechanics, breathing, and finer points of singing.
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About Anosh O.

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Fontana, CA
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I am currently a math major and I have finished math classes all the way to transformation geometry (proof-based). Currently, I'm enrolled in number theory. I have gotten mostly A's and B's in my math classes. I am able to help out students of any age up to Multivariable Calculus 2. I am also able to travel at most 15 miles out of my city (Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino) and am very patient when it comes to teaching math, as I understand it can be a difficult and frustrating subject.
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Karina D. February 13, 2016
· Basic Math · In home
Explains really well, very patient and knowledgable
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Anosh O.

Anosh O.

Fontana, CA 92336
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$15 / 30-min

About Javier D.

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Riverside, CA

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About Javier
Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014.
I love teaching, and have all my life. I have a lot of experience; I know how to teach Spanish in the best way, with effective lessons, with patience and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn the best proper pronunciation, our differences, our customs, our expressions, etc
You will be able to speak with great accent, emphasys, positions of the mouth ... and more options of the language that it is advasible to be taught by natives teachers.
We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exercises, repetitions, movies, books, songs ...

Should be great as well to take lessons with 2 students. Works really good and it´s cheaper. The lessons are more fun because we can int
eract, so we will learn faster and better.

In regards to how I teach, I incorporate the essential modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.
I am flexible with my hours, and I am available to travel to meet personally or to do a class online, either individually or in a small group. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Nos vemos ! :) (See you guys)

Javier
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Melissa January 23, 2018
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He is excellent, professional and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone that needs assistance and wants to do well.
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Michelle January 21, 2018
· Spanish · Online
3rd lesson today. Really really good
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Mike January 10, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Javier is an exceptional teacher. I began studying Spanish with him 8 months ago, and the experience has been wonderful.
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Javier D.

Javier D.

Riverside, CA 92507
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About dan C.

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Redlands, CA
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I love teaching ASL so much for it is my passion. I am a fun ASL teacher and you will love how fast you learn ASL. Sign up now. You can find my youtube videos online. My background includes having deaf parents and daughters that are deaf so I have been using ASL all of my life as it's my first language and I am a CODA (child of deaf parents). I have taught k-12 deaf students for over 30 years. My favorite subject is teaching American Sign Language (all levels) and interpreting which I taught at the local college for over 20 years. I have lifetime teaching credentials for k-12 and community college. Presently, I interpret for the deaf free-lance. I have taught over 3000 students over my many years of teaching, it is my love.
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Gina February 5, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online
Dan is great! He made me comfortable in learning something that is so foreign to me. I look forward to my next lesson with Dan!
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Charlie B. July 11, 2016
· American Sign Language · Online
Dan was extremely helpful and experienced! He had prepared beforehand and gave me great ideas for my sign language presentation for next week. I learned new vocabulary words and he helped me with ASL interpretation! I am grateful!
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dan C.

dan C.

Yucaipa, CA 92399
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About Nan W.

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Redlands, CA
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I started to learn the violin since I was 3 years old. My mom chose this beautiful instrument for me, she thought it's convenient to carry. I came to America after I finished my music education degree in China, then I studied two years in the US for my Master's degree in violin performance. After I got my Master's degree, I found out there are still a lot more space I want to improve, so I came to California to continue my violin study and I got my Artist Diploma in violin performance. I played hundreds of concerts, including chamber and symphony concerts. I have given 5 violin solo concerts in the past years. I have been playing with the professional symphony orchestras. For the violin, no matter which area you want to improve, I can give you the most useful and effective suggestions to help you improve fast.
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Aleena M. August 25, 2017
· Violin · In home
Nan related very well to her 4 year old student (who is shy with strangers). She is excited about her teacher and learning to play the violin.
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Nan W.

Redlands, CA 92373
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About Viviane S.

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San Bernardino, CA
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About Viviane
Hola! I have spoken Spanish all my life, my family believed in dual learning since birth. I have a Masters in Public Administration working in the Education sector. I teach my friend’s and neighborhood children Spanish. I have a passion for teaching and learning! I can work with beginners as well as advanced; reading and writing. If you are in college, let’s talk about a semester in Mexico! I am available weekends and evenings.
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Viviane S.

Viviane S.

San Bernardino, CA 92407
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About An H.

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Renton, WA
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Hello, my name is An H. I'm currently enroll at UW Seattle to pursue a BA in Economics. My family immigrated to America in 2011, when I was 11 years old. Encounter a new place and meet more people had developed a passion for me about language and the culture between Vietnamese and America. Which I hope to teach and interact with more people. I also love math and like to interpret the principle of basic math and help people understand and comfortable with numbers. I have experienced in teaching with kids in subjects such as math, reading and Vietnamese.
I am a good listener and very patient when you have a question. My expectation for you is practicable and as you follow my instruction, you will success. I am looking forward for you will join my lesson. Have a great day!

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An H.

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About Pamela G.

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San Bernardino, CA
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About Pamela
Hello everyone,
My name is Pamela, 23 years old.
I have a dog called Milo and he loves going to the dog parking and his speciality
is barking, a lot.
I love reading, especially Spanish books, enjoy a good movie; but not a fan of scary movies.
So friendly and always eager to meet new friends.
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Pamela G.

Pamela G.

San Bernardino, CA 92407
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$27 / 60-min

About Soleine T.

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Boulder, CO

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About Soleine
I'm a native of the south of France who loves everything that comes with learning and teaching a new language, ranging from basic grammar to literature, including oral conversations about pop culture.

My strong interest for languages oriented me towards a "Literature Baccalaureate" for which I studied - among other fields - German, English, Ancient Greek and Latin, and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2010. After high school, I went on to study for five years at Sciences Po Paris, France's elite school for social and political sciences.

Learning about the hidden history of words and the construction of sentences has always fascinated me, and I strongly believe that this is what makes the difference between a regular native speaker, and one who can actually transmit his knowledge of the language. Writing and speaking a proper french i
s not enough. When it comes to teaching, one has to be able to explain the "why" behind each word, idiom and grammatical rule, because that is how we remember best. Combined with a burning desire to understand movies, songs and books in their original version, this method makes wonders. As one of my best teachers once told me : “ We get into a culture through its language, and we get into a language through its culture.”

Grateful for francophiles' interest in my native tongue, I'd welcome the opportunity to help you sharpen your skills and clear seemingly obscure concepts. Along the way, I hope to be able to communicate with you my keen interest for the French history, its twists and turns and important figures.

But first and foremost, I will adapt the content of my lessons to reach YOUR specific goal, wether it is to chat with friends, understand the news, or even get a job !
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Soleine T.

Soleine T.

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