Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa)[nb 1] is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in Macau (China), Equatorial Guinea and East Timor. As the result of expansion during colonial times, Portuguese speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in the Indonesian island of Flores ; and in Malacca in Malaysia.
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The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.
Discover for yourself why families love my innovative music lessons for kids.
YES! Music Matters!
The curriculum is built on research that proves MUSIC MATTERS. Music affects virtually every aspect of development and when young children are consistently engaged by music during the “musical window” they benefit at many levels.
What about private lessons?
Do I believe in private lessons? You bet! But I know from experience that private lessons are most valuable for older kids who have the ability to concentrate in a one-to-one setti
With this Private setting you will have a solid foundation in keyboard skills and music theory and typically excel quickly in their continued music education and when learning other instruments. The education and experiences a child has in my music program sets them up for success with private instruction.
Builds spatial-temporal reasoning skills critical for greater success in math and science studies.
Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.
Music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.
Develops social and emotional skills including the ability to relate to others and better express ideas, and less likely to have behavior/discipline problems.
I offer up to 2 recitals a year so that you can perform everything you know.
Feel free to reach out and let's setup some lessons.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
February 3, 2016
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
Initially I like to evaluate the student's current comprehension level (regardless of years studied) to better select the appropriate starting point. From there, if there is a specific subject matter or course work/syllabus for a class that needs to be followed, I can tailor lessons to fit those needs. Throughout lessons, I like to bring in elements such as cartoons, newspapers, movie clips, etc. to aid in understanding everyday usage & make learning practical and pertinent to the student.
**30 minute lessons are available for students interested in Conversational Portuguese practice ONLY (for Intermediate/Advanced Only). Please send me a message if you are interested & we can discuss how to arrange through TakeLessons.
About Kenji Luis
I grew up speaking English, Portuguese & Japanese in a multilingual family and from a young age developed a strong affinity & penchant for languages. I attended an English-Portuguese Bilingual school through 6th grade and studied Japanese 4 years in high school, along with weekend Japanese school classes. In college I went on to major in International Relations & Diplomacy with a concentration in French studies, also honing my Spanish that I had picked up along the way (with Romance Languages, I have a very easy time of language absorption). I've gone on to work for international companies wherein my language skills have been highly sought after, translating & communicating often in all my language strengths.
Hello. I'm Jaqueline Cruz, Brazilian voice over actress, translator interpreter of Spanish / Portuguese, undergraduate in Physical Education, dancer and model . I have been teaching for 4 years and I love what I do! You are unique!!! Your goal is my goal! I'm Looking to hear about you soon! Thank you.
Hello. I'm Jaqueline, Brazilian, voice over actress, translator-interpreter Spanish / Portuguese. Physical Education, Portuguese and Spanish Teacher and relationship advisor. In love with scenic and visual arts, painter, performance in dance, modeling and acting. I love to teach, either in person or online teaching by video conference with kids or adults.
Are you seeking to be fluent? I want you to have fun studying! Learn in a fun, easy, and relaxed way! In your own rhythm!
Each Student is Unique!!!
The classes will be personalized! You learn in your rhythm, to your specific goals! I will find out the easier, faster, most fun and better way to teach you using psychology and memorization techniques.
Learn more about Latin culture, etiquette, customs, manners and values!
Jaqueline is a pleasure to learn with. She's a great teacher who really understands each students' needs and tailors the instruction as needed.
June 19, 2019
I have been working with Jaqueline for about 8 months now, and can say that she is a very good teacher. She will focus on your strengths and use them to help you learn. She remains flexible to schedule needs and keeps good notes on your progress and what you have learned so far as well as where you are going. I need to learn Portuguese for my work and so she was very focused on keeping my lessons moving from the very basics to ultimately technical terms and meeting conversations. I don't believe I would be productive without her help.
Are you looking to quickly learn and communicate in Portuguese? Are you traveling abroad to Brazil and need to speak to people for business or school? My courses in Brazilian Portuguese language immersion will teach you the basics of conjugation and vocabulary specific to conversational Portuguese that will get you far on your travels. With over ten years of experience in the study of Latin languages, and personal immersion experiences in Brazil and Mozambique, I've been able to hone and master the craft of learning language through immersion. I learned to speak Portuguese fluently in less than two months, and you can too! Let's get off book and into the beautiful, dynamic culture of Brazil!
I’m Kaya. I am a professional singer and entertainer, specializing in Jazz Music and Education. For five years I have played in a band singing in multiple languages such as Spanish and Portuguese, spanning genres such as Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Folk, R&B, Rock, Bossa Nova and Samba. I have a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory with a specialization in Latin languages and vocal performance. I play classical piano and classical guitar, in addition to vocal performance I have studied bossa nova rhythm guitar. I currently am teaching a residency to young students in Thailand called: "Voice and Rhythm"
I am a native New Yorker who grew up around people who spoke many languages from all over the globe. I am not a native speaker in Spanish or Portuguese, and so many of my peers would ask me: how is it you learned to speak th
ese languages so quickly and so fluently? The trick to learning a new language begins with confidence. Just like learning a new instrument, you don’t want to allow the mechanism of your tool to trip you up when you want to communicate. Through techniques of active listening, immersion, and cultural integration, I have been successful at teaching students how to blossom within a new language, culture, and music.
Paulo Freire, Brazilian author of a critically acclaimed book on pedagogy once said: “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” When I teach, I like my students to be able to experience their own creativity within a new context, learning more about themselves through new eyes and perspective.
I’m Brazilian so I can teach you how to speak like a native. Personalized lessons according to students goals.
I'm a rock blues guitar player, graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music. I've played with some of the most renowned musicians of nowadays, such as Guthrie Govan and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai).
My debut album was released in 2016, featuring some special guests such as the guitar legend Scott Henderson. I've toured all over Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. promoting my original music and giving guitar masterclasses. I have over 10 years of experience teaching guitar (electric and acoustic), ukulele and bass.
“Carmen’s lessons really make the Portuguese language come alive! She identifies her students motivations to learn the language and designs lessons that targets vocabulary and expressions that are really useful to rapidly advance proficiency.”
Aaron Spencer, USA, (United Nations & Rockefeller Foundation)
“I have been studying Portuguese for 2 years and I have had a few teachers but Carmen has been by far the best. She is attentive and her learning programs work.”
Erin Liefeld, Australia, (kinesiologist)
“Very professional, interactive approach simulating real-life situations with great variability. High degree of customization leveraging my Spanish skills and the synergies with Portuguese.”
Harald Gunia, Germany, (Engineer)
I am an experienced bilingual professional teacher and communicator. I am a native of Brazil with a wide breadth of experience and passion for the Brazilian and American cultures and their languages (Portuguese-English).
The experience of living in other countries has given me great cultural flexibility and has made me a more open-minded person.
My work consists of teaching, guiding and coaching students from around the globe with Brazilian Portuguese. I help them in all aspects of breaking the language barriers. I work with all language skills and methods, yet my main specialty is making students speak and communicate well in Portuguese. I work directly on their speech and its construction through the Communicative Approach along with modern technologies. I customize my students experience according to their main goals and I have man
As always an amazing lesson. I really appreciate how the homework and lessons are tailored to both my personal interests as well as my Portuguese goals, and I can tell I am improving rapidly under her mentorship. Thank you!
August 19, 2019
Our lessons have become one of the things I look forward to every week. Carmen is amazing and if you want to learn Portuguese you won't find anyone better!
July 24, 2019
One of the amazing things about Professora Carmen is that during our lessons I will often times ask a question about something I am stuck on or curious about, and she will flawlessly use my question as a teaching moment. As an example, I mentioned how in a song I heard a phrase that didn't make sense to me. 15 minutes later we had use that phrase to help me learn more about Brazilian culture, grammar, and different meanings to similar words. Honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had in my 16+ years of schooling!
Beginner and intermediate lessons. I have had a passion for the Portuguese language the moment I visited Brazilian soil 13 years ago and learned of their unique culture and romantic language. I lived in Brazil for two years and in Portugal for 4 months and will teach you the prominent accents from either place. I have a bachelors in Portuguese and have had previous employment opportunity teaching it. I will not only teach you but provide sources for you to utilize so that with each lesson you make large improvements.
Portuguese is my life and passion. I have lived in Brazil for two years and Portugal for 3 months--I understand and can teach the accents from both places. I am a Portuguese teacher but I also practice medicine on the side as a Physician Assistant. I previously taught Portuguese to students who needed to develop and learn the language in a matter of 2 months so that they could jump right into working and providing service in Brazil full-time. The best way to learn the language is through a variety of channels, such as music, videos, interpersonal communication, and various apps. I will utilize resources that are enjoyable for students to do at home to maximize their learning that is specific to them.
*Music* I'm a piano and guitar appreciator since childhood and music amplifies our horizon and vision of life. Now, in the same way that someone gave me my first musical instructions, I am doing the same, giving lessons to beginners.
*Computer Skills* I've been working with excel, ms access, linux for almost 30 years (Ms project 15YRS), I basically started when I was 16 while I was assisting my dad who was an state auditor and had to do a lot with accounting data.
Since the good usage of information values gold, I have been using these IT tools intensively throughout my whole professional career and they definitely provided me a good growth.
So, now I'm sharing part of the lessons learned during these years, teaching these important computer skills: Excel, Ms Access, Linux, Ms Project.