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Bridget H.

New York, NY

French language and diction for singing. Skills are developed for conversational and written communication.

About Bridget

I have been a professional voice, music theory and piano teacher for the last ten years, and have loved every minute of it. I am originally from Canada, and went to the University of Windsor to study vocal performance. I was given an opportunity to the study principals of classical singing and musical theater. From there, I began to work as a featured classical soloist and choral singer throughout Canada. I came to New York to continue my studies, and earned a Master of Music degree in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music.

I believe that singing lessons should be a lot of fun
. With good technique, my students and I can team up to accomplish anything from singing classical songs and even some opera arias to popular songs and musical theater. It is my goal to help you discover your own personal voice, and build confidence in your individual gifts. My students have gone on to study voice in college and university, perform in musical theater, sing in rock bands, children and adult choirs and even win a competition or two. I love hearing my students perform, and feel that an opportunity to sing in front of others builds confidence and ability. I take pride in arranging recitals for my students who would like this opportunity.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons with always begin with warm ups and technique. We'll also focus on an important principal topic, such as breath and support, vowel placement or expression. We'll use some exercises that I have already, or perhaps a new one just for your needs (once I get to know your voice) to help you achieve our goals. We'll then work on 1-2 songs. You'll probably have picked one, and I may have picked one. The concept that we worked on in our technique session will be applied directly to the songs you are working on. You can learn so many different things in each song, we may practice your songs, using a different goal in several different lessons.
All of my students get a chance to perform in occasional "vocal class" settings, where you can sing your favorite songs for one another, in a fun, laid back environment. All students are welcome to participate in an annual recital for their family and friends too! Piano lessons are designed to suit your needs. We can work on the basics for classical playing, read chords, jazz improv and more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have my own music studio set up in my apartment. On teaching days, my living room can be a comfortable waiting room for parents/guardians. You are all most welcome to relax, have a cup of tea or coffee and listen to our lessons. I do ask that you do not sit inside the studio (at least not after the first lesson) as this can be distracting for your child. My studio is equipped with a music stand, upright piano, work sheets for theory, pencils and crayons. I also have a full Broadway and classical music library that students can borrow from, CD/DVD's that can be borrowed, and a New Grove Reference set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring some music, until we assess the student's needs, then they may buy some books, while I provide the rest. I bring theory worksheets, stickers, pencils etc. If a student would like to sing/play a particular song (Broadway/pop etc) I may have it in my music library.If I do not, the student will need to purchase the music they would like to sing. The student would need a keyboard/piano in their home should I travel. I have a piano in my home.

*** Specialties ***
Classical singing, Musical Theater, Jazz, music for young children, pop singing, audition preparation, beginning music for adults.
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SabrinaC April 18, 2011
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I have take several lessons with Bridget and find her to be beyond superb! Her teaching style is clear, comprehensive and has already begun to make its impact on my singing. She is encouraging and provides good constructive feedback that benefits her students. I am so happy that we connected and I hope this is the beginning of a long learning relationship.
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andyS October 23, 2010
Bridget is excellent! I'm learning a tremendous amount from her. Bridget has a very pleasant and patient manner as a teacher. She gets right to issue needing attention. I leave each lesson with very practical exercises to work on before seeing her again.
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Bridget H.

Bridget H.

Brooklyn, NY 11205
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$45 / 30-min
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David G.

Jersey City, NJ

I have been teaching/tutoring French since 1977. I lived in a French speaking country for almost 2 years as a member of the Peace Corps (Niger). I have spent extensive periods of time in France. I have a BA in French (cum laude) from The Ohio State University. I have testimonials upon request. Merci

About David

I taught English as a Second Language in Niamey, Niger as a member of the Peace Corps in 1977-78. While there I also tutored some fellow volunteers in French, which was the official language of the country. Since then I have developed lesson plans based on the individual student's needs in both English and French. I have spent extensive time in France. I have a BA (cum laude) from The Ohio State University (1977). I belong to these Honor Societies: Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma.
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Laudiane S. July 26, 2015
French · In home
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I've been having a great experience since beginning. David is a great teacher!
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David G.

Jersey City, NJ 07306
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$22 / 30-min
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Lillian B.

New York, NY

Learning French should be fun! I love to teach beginner through advanced students, and you can always expect a lesson tailored specifically to your interests and language level. I'll systematically introduce you to grammar concepts and vocabulary, while allowing you to progress at your own comfortable pace. For younger students, I strongly believe in a complete immersion method; older students can expect to read classic literature and discuss movies, culture, and current events in French.

About Lillian

Teaching has always been an integral part of my life and my favorite way to learn more about the things I love. Originally from Washington, D.C., I'm a NYC transplant who is always looking to become involved in the teaching community here. Other work experience includes event coordination, customer service, translation/simultaneous interpreting, arts non-profit grant programs, and stage management. I love hiking, theatre, and reading.
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Luc June 6, 2016
French · In home
Verified Student
Lillian helped my 7th grade son prepare for his French final. She is smart, reliable and pleasant. Best of all...my son found her helpful. We will call on her again.
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Lucas June 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lillian was right on time, spent time learning about the kids, and worked with them beautifully. The kids thoroughly enjoyed working with her.
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Catalina A. October 9, 2015
French · In home
Verified Student
She is very good with kids, patient and fun. My daughter always looks forward to her French lesson w Ms. Lillian.
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Lillian B.

Lillian B.

New York, NY 10016
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$28 / 30-min
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Patrick R.

New York, NY

Born and educated in France, I've been teaching French for years.
Through a progressive approach and conversation, you wilI learn grammar, vocabulary, prounciation. I welcome students of all levels. with a program determined to suit any of your
particular goal, whether learning French for pleasure, travel or busines.
Textbooks, audio and Video are available.
Can't wait to meet you!

About Patrick

Levels Taught: Beginner, intermediate, advanced and corporate level executives, managers and directors.

About Patrick
Patrick teaches: Ages 12 and up to the executive level in corporations

Teaching since: September 2002

Overview

My name is Patrick, and I was born and educated in Paris, France. My native language is French. I am proficient in Italian and Spanish as well and I have been teaching French since 2002.

My primary goal is to provide the highest quality language to my learners in a fun, nurturing, and culturally-rich environment.

My students' ages vary. I have taugh
t beginners to advanced as well as adults who work with corporations sending managers, directors, and senior executives to France. I have successfully taught adults in the business field to comfortably speak conversational French.

I design my lesson to varying students' goals . I can help with accent correction, pronunciation and fluidity. I also teach grammar, assist with readings, writings, translations and interpretations. I find this approach works for varying situations. Everyone learns at different paces. My goal is to challenge you, and make you comfortable as I present the material in a way that you will find it interesting as you grasp the language. I hope you will understand French, feel comfortable in using it in the classroom, casual business interaction, or in general conversation if you are planning a pleasure or business trip to France.

I enjoy French literature and I incorporate it into my lessons. I find that students can relate to different things, such as artwork, history lessons, or even ordering in a restaurant. Incorporating literature makes the experience enjoyable, and the rate of success in learning the language has a higher retention rate among my students.

In a tutoring session, I will find out what you really need, and I will help you to achieve your goals. We will work together to discover what areas on which you wish to concentrate; (literature, essay and writing help, pronunciation,reading fluency, grammar, etc). I will create lesson plans to guide you through your learning process. I believe everyone has the potential to achieve success. I can give you my word that I will help you make that happen.

The international exposure to the corporate environment gave me an insight into the importance of cultural awareness and communication skill in various languages. This inside view of the corporate world also enables me to understand exactly what is needed by a corporate client.

I only teach what I know best: the French language and French culture. I have lived and worked in the United States for several years. I can help you compare both countries and establish linguistic and cultural bridges between them.

I emphasize providing professionals with the essential communication skills needed to handle a French corporate environment. The course specifically deals with areas such as telephone conversation in French, a letter, an e-mail, and presenting to a French audience. In addition, I teach communication for corporate meetings in French, French business etiquette, French diplomacy, legal French, travel logistics, and essentials of the French culture.

The course will provide you with the ability to interact more confidently when visiting a French-speaking country or dealing with French-speaking nationals.

Taking my course will help build rapport, and strengthen relationships with French-speaking colleagues and clients. Also, it will help you demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both the personal and organizational level.

I am a member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.

EXAM PREPARATION

I also offer guidance and assistance in preparation for examinations, including the TCF, DELF and DALF.
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Tina February 4, 2016
French · In studio
Best French teacher I've ever had.
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Jennifer January 27, 2016
French · In studio
My boyfriend is French. We live together and have discussed moving to France in the future. I need to know the language to get a job so I started taking lessons with Patrick. He is a wonderful teacher and while I have been taking lessons for only a few months now, I have made noticeable progress. I tried to learn French before (in group classes or with a teacher who is a non-native speaker) without any results and a big hole in my pocket from money not well spent! Having one-on-one lessons with Patrick, a native French speaker, has been extremely helpful to me, especially for pronunciation and cultural knowledge. I really like the text books that we are using as well. Learning a new language is not easy, but if you do the work and put in the time, Patrick will help you achieve your goals. I'm shy, I get embarrassed when I make mistakes, but Patrick makes you feel comfortable and slowly I have become more confident and willing to try and speak French. Speaking, having conversations is the only way to learn and remember. I am still new, so I am focused on vocabulary, verbs and sentence structure now-- the basic foundations. I plan on continuing my lessons with Patrick and look forward to learning grammar, complex writing/speaking and business culture in the future once I have a more solid foundation / comprehension / confidence speaking. My boyfriend is very happy with my progress so far and Patrick's easy-going, friendly personality keeps you positive and wanting to learn more!
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Jackie January 8, 2016
French · In home
Patrick is a great teacher who has helped me progress in my French. He will help improve your pronunciation dramatically! My French friends are impressed with how much I've improved with Patrick's help.

Patrick is a real pro. He's punctual, makes the journey to my apartment rain or shine, and he’s generous with his time. Beyond that, Patrick makes lessons interesting with conversations about French culture, slang, politics, music or whatever you fancy. This is important because native French speakers will of course discuss these things and it's good to know the related vocabulary. I enjoy his company as a person and look forward to my lessons each week.
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Patrick R.

Patrick R.

New York, NY 10065
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$35 / 30-min
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Jordan P.

New York, NY

A native French speaker, Jordan has won accolades from the Alliance Française of Buffalo NY, and is also a current French language tutor contracted in New York City.

About Jordan

An Opera Singer (Lyric Tenor) working in regional opera companies all over New York City, Jordan holds a Masters in Music Performance from Boston University and a Bachelors of Music Performance from SUNY Fredonia, in Fredonia, NY. He is known for his "lean and passionate" tenor and has been reviewed by such publications as The Boston Musical Intelligencer, The Boston Globe, and most recently The New York Times. He is fluent in French, and German and has worked and studied across Europe and the northeastern United States. He is passionate and results oriented, and is constantly looking for ways
to improve students' confidence and expertise.
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Jordan P.

Jordan P.

New York, NY 10001
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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