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About Andree-Ann D.

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I am a native French Canadian. I can help with anything from pronunciation, to writing, reading, homework, AP classes, and more!

About Andree-Ann
Hello!
Welcome to my profile - I can't wait to start working with you!

I have been teaching piano and general music topics for over 10 years, and I am currently on the faculty at California State University Los Angeles - needless to say, I've seen students from all ages, all backgrounds and all levels. Lucky for me, they all one thing in common: a strong desire to learn music, and an open mind!

Some of my younger students have gone on to audition for arts high school in the greater LA area, and I've also helped a few prepare for college auditions. I've also been working with several students to prepare Certificate of Merit exams (in California) and I have been affiliated with the Southwestern Youth Music Festival as well. Other little ones were quite content learning how to play their favorite Christmas song or impress their fri
ends at their school's talent show.

I have also taught adults, who used to play and decided to pick it up again - or newbies wanting to discover the wonders of jazz standards.

In short, whatever your personal goal is, I can help you achieve it and hopefully inspire you to set a new goal to achieve right after that!

I can also help with music theory entrance exams, tutor for AP music classes or college classes, etc.

*Quick note on online lessons:
Many prospective students are wary of online lessons and not sure if it's the right way to go for them - I always tell them that you'll never know until you try it for sure! I have taken online lessons myself in the past and loved the experience. I can also attest that several students get a much deeper musical understanding this way, because teachers can't just play an example and have the student copy it - the teacher actually needs to explain how to perform the passage, which leads to the student understanding clearly what is expected and how to achieve it, rather than just copy someone's hand movements without understanding why they are doing it in this particular way. I'm sure you'll also be more relaxed in the comfort of your own environment, at your own scheduled time!

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Canada-born pianist Andree-Ann has performed extensively across North America and Europe; her work has been heralded as “…Gorgeous, gritty, powerful, and traditional, all in one package” (The Music Farmer).

Specializing in familiarly-danceable yet traditionally-influenced Latin Classical music, Andree-Ann has found a calling for her art on the Left Coast, an ideal melting pot for blending cultures and musical styles. Aside from being recognized as a semi-finalist for the American Prize and nominated at the Utah Music Awards, Andree-Ann’s first album, Cervantes, Lecuona & Nazareth earned the Global Music Awards’ Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement. Most recently, her Summer 2016 release, Milhaud & Ginastera, blended French, Canadian, Brazilian, Argentinean, and American musical traditions – perfectly timed with the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This album has also been recognized at the Global Music Awards in September 2016.

With keen interest in developing her uniquely diverse repertoire, Andree-Ann regularly performs as a soloist, chamber music (in a piano-percussion duo), jazz pianist, and accompanist in the Los Angeles area. Her training includes a Master of Music degree in Afro-Latin music from California State University Los Angeles, and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Claremont Graduate University. Prior to relocating to Southern California, she graduated with honors from Humber College in Toronto, Canada.

Cervantes, Lecuona & Nazareth has been featured as “New & Noteworthy” on iTunes Canada, and may be heard on KXLU 88.9 FM. Andree-Ann’s music is also available on Amazon, CD Baby, CD Universe, and Arkivmusic.
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JT January 22, 2018
· Piano · Online
Andree-Ann does a great job relating to your comfort level and adjusting her technique in teaching to keep you engaged and constantly learning. She understands that an individual will play great while practicing alone but then freeze up a little when you have an audience watching you play. lol She is easy to talk to and explain what you are struggling in. She will push you of you want pushed and relax if you need a little more time. I would highly recommend her for any level of artist.
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Marilyn June 8, 2017
· Piano · Online
A great teacher who can adapt to all levels. I was worried about the quality of online lessons since it was something I've never tried before, but was astounded by how productive it has been. Andree-Ann is very attentative, knowledgeable, and relatable. She explains things in a way that breaks complex things down into something easier to understand. And she is observant! Even on skype she can catch incorrect fingering, and doesn't let you get away with bad habits. She's brilliant and a great teacher.
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Lee June 8, 2017
· Piano · Online
I've been wanting to learn jazz piano for years and skype lessons with Andree-Ann has made this possible. She's very knowledgeable of the subject and supportive and patient. She's been very willing to individualize lessons to incorporate instructional material and songs I'm interested in working on. From my experience I would recommend her without reservation.
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About Beth L.

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Sacramento, CA

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In middle school, I began taking French instead of Spanish because I wanted to be different. By the time I reached college, I knew I wanted to be proficient in at least one foreign language - so I ended up majoring in it, and spending two years in Paris during graduate school. Languages are fun, and I hope to help my students discover this, too! Look out also for my blog articles in French on the TakeLessons blog.

About Beth
I earned my BA in French with a minor in math from Pomona College, followed by my Masters in French Language Education from the Sorbonne University in Paris. I have six years of experience teaching English and English as a foreign language to middle and high school students.

I have taught private violin and viola lessons since the beginning of 2012. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have completed their violin pedagogy courses for Suzuki books one through four. I have played in various local orchestras since high school, including the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Pomona College Orchestra, the San Francisco Civic Symphony, San Francisco Civic Strings, the West Sacramento Community Orchestra, and the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra. I also play handbells, and currently play with RiverBells Sacramento.
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Reuben S. October 29, 2016
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Henry and Shannon September 22, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Mrs. Jen has been a violin teacher for our daughter for 3.5 years. She is an extremely qualified and talented musician who deeply cares about her students and is committed to teaching. She is kind and patient, but also effective and motivating. When our 8 year old daughter learned Mrs. Jen was moving she said, "I probably will never have as neat or special of a violin teacher as Mrs. Jen"- and she's right!
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Reuben S. August 20, 2015
· French · In studio
First lesson was fine. We took a few minutes to find each other in a cafe setting but as it was also a meet and greet session I wasn't too concerned about time. As it turns out Beth more than made up the time. She's very pleasant and easy to speak with. We went over my goals, simple traveler type words, phrases and questions, and a work schedule to cover the next several weeks. Beth told me how she was going to approach teaching me after listening to my goals. I'm looking forward to the next session where we can focus on learning the language.
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About Jessica L.

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Santa Clara, CA

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I have lived in Paris for 7 years and speak fluently French.
Even now I'm living in the US and French is still my daily language with family. I love to help people practice their French conversation and improve the grammar.

About Jessica
My name is Jessica. I have been teaching Chinese since I moved to Paris in 2007. Now I am living in Santa Clara, California and I still have a huge passion to teach and spread the Chinese Culture.

For adult students I usually help them with General / Business Chinese (Speaking, Listening, Writing and HSK/AP Test) and Life in China.

For kids I help them with their Chinese homework and also college students to pass their school exams. I teach all from beginner to advanced levels. If you are a Native French speaker I can also teach you Chinese in French as I speak it fluently.

I give Individual Private Classes or Small Group Lessons (2-4 people). I provide a quiet place for class in Santa Clara and online class is available too.

I also help people to practice their French conversation and grammars (beginner to intermediate le
vel).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Dmitry C. April 15, 2015
· French · In studio
I’m happy to be studying with Jessica, she is a very good instructor and I can recommend her. Thank you, Jessica for helping me learn French!
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About Helena R.

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I have vast experience in teaching French as a second language. I taught it for many years in my home country, Portugal, to middle and high schoolers and am currently tutoring the language. I love the sound of the French language and the way it can convey different emotions. French is the language of love, art and literature. Let me help you develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We will make a great journey together.

About Helena
I am a native speaker of Portuguese and got my degree in English (ESL) and French Teaching in my home country, Portugal. I have been teaching foreign languages and ESL for more than 20 years and am comfortable working with all age groups. I taught 17 years in Portugal (ESL and French; 6-12 grades and Adult Education Programs) and ever since I moved to the US in 2010 (Portuguese and Spanish in a corporation, and tutoring all four languages at home or online). I am a very patient, motivated and enthusiastic teacher and I always adjust my teaching methods to the student's age, needs and purpose. I never give up on a student and I am sure I can help him/her attain his/her full potential. I believe anyone can learn a new language but consistent repetition and refreshing before, during and after class is needed. I expect the student to be resp
onsible, patient and persistent in his learning process and I am willing to help him/her on the way.
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Dawn B. November 9, 2017
· Portuguese · In studio
My husband and I have been taking Portuguese lessons from Helena for the past 8 months in preparation for our move to Portugal in 2018. She is an amazing teacher! We look forward to our lesson each week, she inspires us to strive for a strong grasp of a very difficult language. We are lucky to have found a teacher as wonderful as Helena.
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Dawn B. March 2, 2017
· Portuguese · In home
My husband and I really enjoyed our first lesson with Helena and are looking forward to our next one.
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About Clarissa B.

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Auburn, CA

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Allez-viens! I have been speaking and studying French for over 10 years. It was my first foreign language and I am passionate about facilitating that language learning process for others. I have a BA in French Comparative Literature and I have actually lived in France in a small and culturally rich town where learning the language was the only option. While there, I attended a French Université. My MA in education enables me to proactively tailor lessons to student needs, goals and strengths to ensure the most constructive and effective learning environment.

About Clarissa
I focus on the student. My approach and materials will vary depending on the progress, past experience and interests of the student. I want her or him to want to learn.My hobbies include backpacking, hiking, travel, reading, and language learning.

I am working on my Masters in Secondary English and currently hold an Associates in ECE, this combined with my extensive experience with the AP system and the time that I lived in and attended université in France make me qualified to tutor in these subjects and the satellite subject areas such as diction, study skills, reading and writing. I have experience learning four foreign languages in addition to English. It is my love of the learning process, patience and passion for these subjects, however, that are most efficacious in the tutoring process. Best of luck with your studies!
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Sarah Fredricks January 16, 2018
· French · Online
I LOVE IT AND MY INSTRUCTOR!!!!
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· French · Online
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Tom & Mary August 30, 2017
· French · In studio
Clarissa was very flexible with her lesson and accommodating with my particular needs.
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Auburn, CA 95603
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About Pascal B.

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Charleston, SC
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I am French and I have been teaching for...ever. Should I add that I love both?

About Pascal
Pascal was trained as a classical guitarist at the "Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris" in France. He has always been driven by different musical styles. In the late 1980's Pascal was the co-founder of the "Trio Français de Guitare," with which he played music from 20th century French composers for several years throughout Europe but a focal dystonia prevented him to pursue a professional carrier as a classical guitarist.
He then obtained a scholarship at the «  Maitrise Baroque de Versailles » for a year where he learned Choral and Orchestral direction.
In the late 1990's he founded the Progressive Rock band "Saens" with whom he made 3 albums produced in Italy and UK. 
Between 1990 and 2004 he was the music director of EISF and adapted and conducted a wide range of Musicals and Opera from "The Wizard Of Oz" to the Benjamin Britten " N
oye's Fludd".
in 2012, he married his wife and moved to the U.S. where he played Bass guitar in bands as different as the Americana Band "Forty Mile Detour" or the Funky/ Soul band, "Groove Craft" and "Jupiter Down" a Metal Band.
Songwriter, singer, classical guitarist and bass player, Pascal always had a soft spot for cinema and more precisely B movies. When he learned that the musical 'The brain that wouldn't die" was being adapted in Charleston in 2016 / 2017, he jumped on it and was selected to be the creature
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Pascal B.

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it is my first language
I have great passion for teaching, especially french, as language is the connection between civilizations

About rhita
good day, my name is Rhita Talbi, I am 26 year old, I have great passion for teaching french especially for kids and students.
I was born and raised in morocco, and always worked as a private french tutor and as as university public and international relations officer.
I do have bachelor and masters degrees in marketing and sale, but I find my self in teaching, as I believe a merchandise can lose its value with time, but if you teach something it can live forever.
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rhita T.

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About Léo J.

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I am a french native student, currently studying in NCSU.

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I am 20 years old and I always loved teaching things. One of my first students was my syster and my neighbours when I was in highschool. As I loved teaching, I gave a lot of lecture in France and I want to continue here. I want my students feel that they improve themselves and pass on my passion for the subject I teach. I also love music (I play piano since I am 7) and sport (especially soccer).
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About Soleine T.

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Boulder, CO

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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 is 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. Because as my best teacher once told me : “ We get into a culture ...

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.

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About Emily M.

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Having taught undergraduates, graduates, veterans, and children, I am eager to identify each student's needs and develop a program that will help you progress. I am a native French speaker with an advanced degree from an Ivy-league and would look forward to bringing the skills I developed in these environments to our virtual or live classroom. The Bescherelle guides are my go-to resources to plan your individualized curriculum, however I do remain open and excited about trying different plans if you feel strongly about a different path. I am pedagogical, flexible, and focused on results.

About Emily
Hi Future Francophones!

I am an Ivy-league graduate, native French speaker, and educator, who would love to be part of your learning journey.

I enjoy building curricula for my students and developing unique strategies to help you get the most out of your hour of French study.

Let's get you writing, speaking, and ENJOYING your experience.
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Emily M.

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