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About Joao M.

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Irvine, CA

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About Joao
I believe that anyone can learn an instrument and, even more importantly, that everyone can enjoy the process of learning music.

I lived in Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, and in Boston before moving to New York. Moving around so much has brought me in contact with all sorts of people and cultures and has allowed me to grow as a musician and a teacher.

My teaching philosophy draws from different traditions: Socratic teaching method, Buddhist techniques of intense focus and self-kindness, Frederich Wieck school of lyrical expression, and the detailed science of Body Mapping.
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, I place great emphasis on relaxed technique, ear training, and the use of contemporary repertoire along with classical pieces.

My first degree was in English and French linguistics and literature. I later ded
icated myself to scholarly research and completed a master’s degree in History at the University of Amsterdam.

Eventually, I decided it was time to do a rigorous program at one of the best music schools in the world so that I could perform and teach music at a high level. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Performance and Film Scoring.

I teach online and normally in my Brooklyn studio. I am currently in Orange County, CA while at University of California - Irvine.

Some of the highlights of my time in New York:

I was awarded an arts grant from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for my performance and composition work.
I was commissioned by the organization MyFace to develop and implement a program for artistic expression through music, movement, and storytelling for children and adults with facial differences.
I worked as an accompanist and music director for shows and dance classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Whatever your goals are with music, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals and aspirations.
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Alex & Jessica August 30, 2018
· Piano · In home
If you're reading this, you are very lucky because you've just found the most amazing music teacher!
Our son has studied piano with Joao for the past four years. He started with Joao when he was six and continues to this day. He loves Joao. Joao is a patient, intuitive and adaptive teacher that provides incredible instruction, in any music genre. He honed in on our son's musical interests early on, making learning piano fun and interesting. We often say, Joao is not just teaching our son piano, he is giving him a music education, introducing him to an array of amazing pieces from different genres. He's a rare talent both as a teacher and musician. We feel incredibly lucky to have found him. You will too!
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Michael August 19, 2018
· Piano · In home
I studied jazz piano with Joao for over a year. In my time working with him, I learned a tremendous amount. Joao is both an extremely talented musician and a skilled instructor. He clearly cares a great deal about his students and their progress. He was always patient (especially during weeks when my practicing had been slow) and both encouraging and supportive of my efforts to master new concepts in jazz. Joao has an excellent sense for what his students want to accomplish in their musical explorations, and an ability to tailor his lessons to the student’s unique goals. He has an impressive knowledge of both the history of jazz and music theory which makes him an incredible resource for learning about the jazz idiom. Last but not least, Joao was very personable and fun to talk to, and I always a enjoyed working with him. He is an outstanding teacher.
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Margaret August 13, 2018
· Piano · In home
Joao is an amazing piano teacher. I would highly recommend taking lessons with him!
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About Drew P.

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Pleasanton, CA

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About Drew
As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.

Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.

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**My Vision***
I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.

***My Requirements***
I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.

However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.

***What To Expect From Lessons***
I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.

I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!

I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
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Kathy August 2, 2018
· Piano · In home
Drew was very knowledgable patient & helping me understand everything. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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keiko M. February 5, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I take flute lessons from Drew. He is a real flutist with musical talent and technique. Not only that but he has such good eyes and ears to tell me what I am missing. He corrected me things that none of my past teachers mentioned to me. I really enjoy playing so I keep practicing till I can play like him!
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Katie June 1, 2017
· Flute · In home
My daughter had Drew as her first teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. He was excellent at explaining concepts and techniques to her as she began to learn the flute. He helped her to have fun as she learned. He is patient, knowledgeable, positive, and communicates concepts and expectations well. We would have loved to have him stay in the area and continue as her teacher.
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About Mariana S.

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Chalfont, PA
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About Mariana
When I was growing up, we spoke English and Spanish at home.

I moved to Pennsylvania in 2010, and I started to teach Spanish in a close-by library to adults who were so engaged, that I felt motivated to create a more natural plan to help them remember the Spanish words with associations in English. In the same year, I started teaching Spanish at Lango to kids between two and six years old; I consistently used songs and puppets to reinforce my class success. I worked there for one year and two months before the Lango office moved to New York. But my library group was growing larger.

I want to be part of my students footprint, I want them to see in knowledge the way to a good and productive life, but also to inspire in them the desire to teach others in any field where they apply their capacities.

I’m always available whenever a st
udent or parent needs talking to me, and I would like to team up with the formers to improve my students’ learning experience. Please feel free to reach to me at any time.

Interesting facts
I wrote for a Mexican national newspaper from 2005-2016.
In 2006 I won the poetry prize Rosario Muñoz.
I research the linguistic neural connections where language lives in our brain.

I thank you for stopping by.
I look forward to teaming up with you,

Mariana
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Joseph July 6, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Our son really came ahead beautifully with his Spanish after taking lessons from Mariana. She's an excellent teacher, encouraging our son, and keeping him interested in learning. In addition to all her skills, she is a very intelligent and friendly person. We are very pleased with her.
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Carol July 6, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Mariana is very knowledgeable. She speaks Spanish and English fluently. She has patience and kindness working with her students and is friendly and very professional in her work. I recommend her strongly.
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About Fatoumata K.

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Scarsdale, NY
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About Fatoumata
Native French speaker with excellent knowledge of french culture, grammar and vocabulary. Experience in teaching French to students and adults.
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Fatoumata K.

Fatoumata K.

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About Natalie T.

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Rexburg, ID
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About Natalie
I've been teaching Mandarin for years, and my students consistently come back and tell me how uniquely I prepared them for their further studies! I am fluent in Mandarin, but I have a background in both English Literature analytics as well as Business Marketing. I've used my Chinese all around the world, from SanFran to Italy to Oxford to (of course) Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, etc.

What does this mean for you? It means that you'll have someone who has an extremely thorough understanding of BOTH languages build off what you already know (complete with personalized analogies, appropriate stories to help you remember, and specific tonal and pronunciation pointers).

I also just love the Chinese and their culture. I'm really spunky but dedicated, and I have an amazing work ethic. I'm so excited to learn with you!
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Claire August 6, 2018
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Natalie is a wonderful, caring person who will put in the effort to help the people she's working with and spend the time to get it right! She's absolutely great!
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Harrison August 3, 2018
· Business · In studio
Natalie was very patient and encouraging when it came to teaching me various business concepts. I always felt better after interacting with her. An overall great teacher because of her competency and enthusiastic personality.
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Jake July 31, 2018
· Business · In home
Natalie has an amazing mind and passion for learning! She understands difficult topics and explains them clearly. I'd highly recommend her!
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About Sabina S.

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Sacramento, CA

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About Sabina
Hello! My name is Sabina and I want to be your tutor! I received my Master's in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and have loved every minute of teaching since I graduated. I believe firmly that tutoring should be fun, not extra work. When it's fun, you can learn more easily!
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Lena August 15, 2018
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Great experience. Sabine was always very helpful and provided personal feedback. Success is guaranteed.
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Pablo August 13, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Sabina is an awesome teacher. Patiente, funny, always with good and relevant lessons in hand. You will improve your level with her innovative exercises.
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Glaucia August 11, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Sabina is a great teacher. She’s caring, patient and really loves what she does. On my ESL classes she would bring extra material and different activities for us. She pays close attention to each student and have a different approach to them which will help each one to learn better in a special way.
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Sabina S.

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About Patricia K.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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About Patricia
Background & Experience:
I was born in Taiwan, my first language was Mandarin, then I learned English from my father at age 5. I've spent several years traveling back and forth between countries. I stayed mostly in the U.S. from 5th grade on until graduation, going back every two years to visit my grandmother. After I received my massage therapy certification, I decided to pursue an educational route because I come from a family of teachers. I went back to Taiwan to a boarding school. For class credit, I volunteered to be the English tutor, and to make extra money I tutored my professor who was the head of the technology
department. My most recent hire was translating for a 9 year old boy from China for a family in Chevy Chase.

Individual Lessons:
Each Lesson will be catered to the student. I specialize in simple conversational M
andarin and have the resources in finance, arts, entertainment, science, medicine, and political circles. Specialization in English translating and tutoring from Chinese to English also includes conversational in categories of finance, arts, entertainment, science, medicine, and politics.

Special Needs:
Working with special needs individuals requires patience and understanding of the spectrum of diverse needs. I have been working with IEP's for the last 2.5 years, and have hands on training with my now 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son with speech delay.

(reference can be provided upon request).
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Ke-Yin August 9, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Patricia is very good at English and Chinese.
She was born in Taiwan and had been studied in Taiwan and USA
She is very mature and responsible to her works
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About Zeki U.

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Santa Monica, CA
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About Zeki
I am a native of Turkey, I studied Turkish Language and Literature in University of Anatolia. I moved to Los Angeles in 2013. I just achieved my AA degree from Santa Monica College and planning to transfer. I worked as a Turkish tutor for foreigners residing in Istanbul, Turkey. I found my Turkish tutoring skills and experience valuable for those who want to learn Turkish for business, study or travel reasons. I can help kids and adults for talking and writing Turkish language.

I am native Turkish and have over 5 years experience in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. I am fully bilingual in English and Turkish. I will give a highly personalized, positive, and goal-oriented learning experience to my students.
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Zeki U.

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About Evan S.

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Huntersville, NC
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About Evan
Hello there! My name is Evan and I am a 24 year old guy whose passions include learning and meeting new people. I graduated UNCC in 2017 and i have spent a year traveling and teaching English around the whole world. I have Fulbright scholar experience as well as Cambridge exam preparation for English fluency.

I am an enthusiastic teacher and love to help my students attain their goal and feel comfortable speaking English. I am a young man, but an old soul. That is the best of both worlds, I am familiar with the new slang and jargon as well as the older and antiquated words that are underappreciated.

My mission is to help you reach your goal and get you speaking like a native English teacher in a relaxed and fun environment. Lets get started soon! :)
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Evan S.

Evan S.

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