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About Rebecca S.

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Carlsbad, CA
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About Rebecca
An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed in 2016 with the Etruria Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy as the title role in Suor Angelica of Puccin and First Lady in Die Zauberflote of Mozart. She has been a featured artist at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2016 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the Southern California area. In November of 2014 Rebecca organized and performed in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundrasier for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera.

Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty of the International Lyric Academy of Rome and Viterbo, teaching voice and Italian lessons to the American students who come over to participate and learn. She has also sung concerts
and recitals in New York City, London, Edinburgh, and various cities in Italy as well as locally here in California and Florida. Rebecca received her Bachelor in Music degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is a student in the online Masters program for Music Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has also studied at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, the International Lyric Academy of Rome, and the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy. She is currently the Director of Music Ministries at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California, and teaches voice and piano privately.

Rebecca is a regular performer with the San Diego Opera and is a former member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. She is featured on their 1996 release Christmas with the Master Chorale. Other recordings include Mahler VIII - Symphony of 1000 in the chorus with the late Robert Shaw. Other conductors and coaches Rebecca has worked with include Sir David Willcocks, Julius Rudel, Stefano Vignati, Dr. Robert Summer, John Mario DI Costanzo, the late Cesare Rufini, Diego Moccia, Annetta Monroe,
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Lessons are tailored to the individual student's initial abilities. In all genres of music it is important to breathe well, have breath support, communicate the emotion and character of the song, and eliminate vocal bad habits. These issues are different for everyone.

I teach a classical Italian technique of breath support and beautiful tone, and these techniques can be applied to all musical styles.

The student will be assigned and choose songs to learn and work on as we incorporate the techniques into the songs and vocal exercises.

Piano lessons and Italian lessons are also available from ages 5 and up.

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CD player, 7' Boston grand piano, digital recorder

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard.

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Voice, classical, pop, Broadway, opera, Italian, piano, music theory,
audition preparation. I specialize in opera but sing many styles, including pop, classical, and musical theatre; I teach all styles in piano.
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Dan Loyer June 29, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Rebecca is knowledgeable, open and a great teacher. We got right to the lesson after the warmup. I enjoyed the lesson alot and am looking forward to more.
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Kaylee August 16, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Extremely patient and encouraging coach!
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John R. April 13, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Rebecca has been teaching my daughter singing & piano lessons for over a year. She's very knowledgeable, pleasant to deal with and very flexible when it comes to scheduling. My daughter looks forward to each lesson and is progressing nicely. I would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone.
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About Simone I.

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Winter Park, FL
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Learn Italian from an Italian teacher! I will teach you all the basics and more, the right pronunciation and modern lingo to speak, understand and blend in like a real Italian.

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I am Italian born and raised, I speak both Italian and English fluently. I'm looking forward to teaching you a new language!
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Simone I.

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About Ronald Chaz B.

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Los Angeles, CA

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A graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education with majors in Spanish (Native Speakers' fluency) and German
( Native Speakers' fluency) in Language, Literature, and History, and Piano/Vocal Performance (Music); and minors in French Studies (Language and Culture), Italian, Linguistics, and Interpreting/Translation.

He has spoken German and Spanish since the age of 11 due to his German upbringing with a German step-father as well as his Hispanic background from his real father. He also studied at
Die Hochschule der Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Osterreich (Vienna, Austria) and has been active in the Latino communities in the USA. He speaks Spanish at home and Italian with his Italian friends.

He has a B.A. and M.Ed. (majors in Spanish, German, Music (Vocal/ Piano Performance); minors in French, Italian, and Interpreting/Translations ). He is fluent-native speaker fluency to teach all the above languages in addition to Tagalog and Cebuano (Visaya). He

About Ronald Chaz
As a music and foreign language education specialist Ronald structures and restructures educational programs for leisure, college matriculation, and as degree course components administered by the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Testing-USA), ACT (American College Testing), HSC (Higher School Certificate-Australia), Trinity College London (external studies dept for Music, Speech, Drama, and English as a foreign language), the Certificate of Merit program (MTAC), and other music examinations boards such the R.S.M. and R.C.M. His subjects of expertise are: Music Theory, Composition, Piano and Vocal Performance - taken up in either English or as a Music program immersed in language programs in either Spanish, Italian, or German; and language courses from Beginner's to Advanced Conversational / Literature in English, Spanish, Italian, and German;
as well as French from Beginner's through Advanced levels.

He is a graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in EDUCATION in the fields of Music, Spanish and German Literature, with a minor in Linguistics, French, and Italian Studies from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).

He is fluent (native speaker fluency) to teach Music in language immersion programs in these languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Tagalog, Cebuano (Visaya).

He also has advanced students with an Associate Degree (A Mus TCL) and B Mus candidates teaching at much lesser rates.
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Maria J. February 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Excellent! knowledgeable, friendly, easy to follow. Great introduction for a total beginner.
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Angelika April 1, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have taken lessons with Ronald since I was 6, I am now 23. In my 17 years of taking lessons I have learned to play piano, sing and am proficient in music theory. In the more recent years I have even had the opportunity to teach music through Ronald. Throughout the years, I have experienced and witnessed the patience and kindness Ronald consistently shows his students. He encourages his students to become better and shares in their enthusiasm due to their accomplishments. Ronald genuinely cares about his students and is dedicated to making sure his students improve. I fully recommend Ronald for students who have parents who want to be involved in the learning process and especially for young children who are just starting out. Ronald works well with families, includes parents every step of the way and is very patient with young students helping them learn in an open and encouraging environment.
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Sarah March 8, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Mr.Chaz is really dedicated to his profession. He started to teach my seven year old son over one year ago and he has motivated him to sing his best and he started piano with him last year which has been a phenomenal experience for my son. Chaz really focuses on the detail, theory and groundwork necessary to excel in music. If you are lucky enough to get your child started with him you will never regret the experience. He is simply the best! My son sings all the time now and loves to play piano. I am so happy for my son to have found someone to expand on his talents!
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About Stefano Z.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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I was born and raised in Sardinia, an island in the south of Italy and I'm very excited to share my language and traditions here! While traveling for my job and research I have been teaching Italian in a relaxed informal setting to all my international friends for the past 10 years.

About Stefano
Ciao! I was born in Sardinia, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea. After completing my masters I obtained a PhD in Neuroscience. During the past 10 years I have traveled a lot and lived between New Mexico, Bordeaux (France), and Japan. These experiences allowed me to meet amazing people, understand and appreciate different cultures, and try new flavors, while sharing the regional specialties of my native island. I practiced formal teaching in the University setting and during workshops.

I love the outdoors, and of course preparing and enjoying a delicious meal!
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Stefano Z.

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About Elena M.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I have 21 years teaching experience both in Italy and in England and I am a teacher, but also an artist. My experience in performing arts and playwriting/acting made me develop a teaching method that keeps students engaged in classes that are a fun journey... Every class has a story we are creating while building up your Italian language skills. More classes, more fun and more stories where the starring role is yours! :)

About Elena
I do believe that a class is first of all two people meeting to learn from each other (yes, you learn a lot as a teacher as well). I believe in dreams and I believe in working hard to achieve goals to make dreams come true, so I would be really happy to help you achieve yours. I believe that life is amazing and is generous and always gives us chances if we have an open heart. I believe in honesty and friendship and I believe that we could get along really well. I care for you and I am looking forward to meeting you and starting our journey :)
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Jessica January 3, 2018
· Logic Pro Software · In studio
I had this very short deadline on a track that I was working on, and I was a bit stressed because I, at that moment, didn't have enough knowledge about audio editing and mixing vocals in Logic. I got Elena recommended by a friend and I'm really glad for that. I got the help I needed and she also inspired me to continue learning (and now I'm certified in Logic Pro X as well!! =) )

I'm not the quickest to learn new things (I need detailed explanations), but Elena showed patience and great skills in explaining things in a very easy way.

- I'd like to give my warmest recommendations!
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Dayana January 2, 2018
· Logic Pro Software · In studio
I started approaching Logic Pro thanks to Elena because I needed some basics for my job. She is a great teacher: she is able to make everything seem simple and immediate. Can't wait to have further lessons in the future!
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About Francesca S.

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Levittown, NY
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I was born in Italy and lived there for 36 years. I went to school there and I have a Bachelor Degree from one of the oldest Universities in Europe, the University of Verona. Before college, I attended the Liceo Linguistico, where I extensively studied Italian Grammar in connection to Latin, French and German. I can honestly say I master the Italian grammar in all of its structures.
I have been working in Customer Service for an American Bank in Italy for the last 10 years. In addition to that, I have been tutoring students of different ages, Elementary School all the way to High School, since I was in college. The subjects I covered were for the most part English, Italian and Math. I was also tutoring adults who wanted to learn English as beginners or improve their conversation skills. I loved my job at the bank, but at the same time there was nothing more satisfying than seeing my students succeed: I have always enjoyed helping people improve their communication skills and improve ...

About Francesca
I was born and raised in Vicenza, an hour west from Venice. My husband is American, we met in Italy and after living together there for 15 years, we decided to move back to the US last Summer. We have two kids, 7 and 4, who are perfectly bilingual.
I have always enjoyed teaching English to little kids and adult friends in Italy, so I can only enjoy teaching Italian even more. Although I'm enjoying this adventure in the US, I miss my country tremendously and teaching and speaking my own language is one of the things that excites me the most. I have also travelled Italy and most of Europe extensively, and I love discussing about all the different cultural environments that I've experienced.
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Edith M. March 14, 2018
· Italian · Online
Francesca is a great teacher. A native of Italy, she really is a suberb instructor. After two lessons she has me speaking Italian. Highly recommended.
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About Antonello C.

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Morrisville, NC
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Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching Italian for some time. Some of my main points are:
 Plan, prepare and deliver Italian lessons to several level from beginning to more advanced students.
 Teach students to speak, comprehend, read and write in Italian language. Provide instruction in the culture and the literature of the Italian language.
 Adapt the lessons to the needs of the student and write reports to track their progress.

About Antonello
Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching Italian for some time. Some of my main points are:
 Plan, prepare and deliver Italian lessons to several level from beginning to more advanced students.
 Teach students to speak, comprehend, read and write in Italian language. Provide instruction in the culture and the literature of the Italian language.
 Adapt the lessons to the needs of the student and write reports to track their progress.
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Antonello C.

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Burlingame, CA
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I've been teaching for over three years and I'm graduated in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Florence, Italy. I'm bilingual so I can speak both English and Italian. I'm also a translator of book, I've translated two books so far. My lessons are mostly conversations but I can personalize based on the persons needs

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English and Italian Bilingual and friendly teacher.
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Burlingame, CA 94010
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New York, NY
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Hi I am Anna Laura and I am a half American and half Italian ballet dancer!
During my classes I like to teach Italian grammar but also give an overview of the Italian culture!
I always try to understand the needs of the student and the reasons why he is studying Italian (travel/job/university) in order to organise my theaching program on his interest.

About Anna Laura
Hi!! My name is Anna Laura and I am a 21 year old ballet dancer ! I am a mix of cultures as I am half American and half Italian!
I am a very creative person and I love to surround myself with art , all forms of arts, not just ballet !!
I love to meet new people and connect with different cultures!
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Anna Laura M.

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