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About George F.

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Lake Forest, CA

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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.[4] 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;[5] in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in the Indonesian island of Flores ; and in Malacca in Malaysia.

About George
I am so glad you’re here!

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
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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.

Music Program

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.

Thank you, George F.
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Gilbert .. December 15, 2017
· Guitar · In home
George explained things very simply.
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Alexander J. September 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
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.
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Tracie S. February 3, 2016
· Piano · In home
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!
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About Bill H.

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New York, NY

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I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I can teach you the "real" spoken Brazilian Portuguese from Rio de Janeiro. I have been teaching Brazilian Portuguese since 2013 in NYC.

About Bill
It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that will be exactly what you are looking for, and make your learning process enjoyable!
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Elizabeth February 14, 2019
· Portuguese · In studio
I have worked with Bill as a vocalist for several years, and have always been impressed with his singing voice. Now having studied with him privately, I am even more impressed with his teaching skills—fun, encouraging, and informative, his lessons are not to be missed! Also, very reasonably priced!
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Jen A. August 15, 2014
· Choir · In home
I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!
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Mariana B. June 24, 2014
· Musical Theater · In studio
Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!
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About Joneide F.

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Rolling Meadows, IL
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From Basic to conversation.

About Joneide
Professional with ten years of teaching and administrative experience. High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding working relationships.

My passion is to teach. Before moving to the U.S. in 2005, I was an elementary school teacher and coordinator in Bahia, Brazil. Creative and engaging; I hold a Bachelors in pedagogy and post-graduate studies in Teaching Methodologies from the University of Education in Bahia, Brazil. I also hold an Associate of Arts degree from Oakton College in Des Plaines, Illinois.

I like to utilizes my passion for teaching Portuguese to create a positive experience for the students.
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Maria F. June 2, 2019
· · In studio
She is so nice and friendly.
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Scott R. April 10, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Great start. Thank you
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R.J. June 22, 2018
· Portuguese · Online
Joneide is a fantastic Portuguese instructor. She adapted all the classes to my specific needs. Very serious, hands on, and proactive! Definitely would recommend her if you want to learn Portuguese!
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About Cândida L. B.

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New York, NY

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Learn Portuguese singing! This is the method: using lyrics of the songs you like to learn the language. Learn Portuguese through Brazilian Music! I'm a Brazilian musician, 20 years experience teaching, with a great method to work in person and online. Practice conversation, cultural aspects and music!

* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

About Cândida L.
In English, Portuguese or Spanish! Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with proper and modern methodologies to teach Piano, voice, ear training, music theory, music history, composition, and songwriting - in person and online!

TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or online, cutting-edge techniques and training - combining arts, music and well-being. For all ages, make your musical experience a really valid one.

I'm a Brazilian musician around 35 years old, based in NYC for a PhD Research, MASTER in Piano Performance and Singing, Professor at a University in Brazil and in the US, also Bachelor in Singing and Composition. I am a touring artist also, with a career on piano and singing that you can find works and followers in every social network.

I am very ex
perienced conducting classes of piano and Jazz singing, for kids and adults. I have a huge repertoire of classical music, pop, musical theater, Brazilian and Latin songs. Also, the practice can include harmony studies, ear training, improvisation, songwriting and composition. The main concept of my methodology is about using creativity, technology and good music to make the students play the songs they want and develop skills. I can teach in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

PLAY Music - LEARN Music - CREATE Music
Use the piano or voice to play a great variety of songs, from classical to pop, crossing jazz, Brazilian and Latin tunes, american classicals, etc. Using sheets, chords, iPad/iphone, "play by ear", books or just improvising!
Add to your training elements of Music Theory, Harmony, Music History and Ear Training with interactive material online and books.
Creativity!!! Jam every class, learn to songwrite, to create your melodies, change chords, write lyrics and produce your songs! Acoustic and digital support, many tools to express your ideas, kids to adults!

FOR ONLINE CLASSES, I developed a great structure working with your ipad/ tablet/ phone/ computer, using Skype , FaceTime, Facebook, Zoom, and more, to work with worldwide students and institutes. Ask me more about it!

ABOUT THE CLASSES:
I recommend starting with online or in studio classes of 30 minutes. You will received instructions for an amazing, affordable and comfortable class!
Want a longer class, double or mixed subjects like piano and singing? Let me know!
I can also work in groups, so invite your friends and family!

Any doubt or special case? Write me a message! I'll be happy to consider your request!

Las clases también pueden ser en ESPAÑOL y con el repertorio latino!

Ou se preferir, com a alegria e a facilidade de se falar PORTUGUÊS em aula!

FROM MY WEBSITE:

Professor Cândida L. Borges is an inspiring world-class musician, classically trained and rooted in Brazilian/Latin culture. While completing her Doctorate, she holds a Master in Piano Performance, Bachelors also in piano, singing, composition, studies in music production and electronic music, sound therapy, special needs and coaching. Professor Borges is a true educator and artist, specialized in Music Pedagogy.

Her artistic work mixes folkloric music, bossa nova, pop, latin and African music, jazz, and styles of world music.  After 15 years teaching in Universities in Brazil, the United States and other countries, she created a program in which she offers her experience as a music educator for all ages worldwide students.

To be effective, warm and simple.  Her program consists of private and group classes, live online and in New York City. Not by video, it's a true instructor to help you build repertoire, good technique, and great support to your studies and development.

Her methodology consists of a modern approach to music education and coaching,  that connects creativity, repertoire, technology and skill development. Among her expertise: piano, keyboard, jazz voice and singing, music theory, ear training, harmony, songwriting.

Check the syllabus of each course.

She also connects and leads a warm community that shares music, shows, meetings and encouragement!

LANGUAGE

You can choose to learn in Portuguese, Spanish or English.

REPERTOIRE

Many possibilities, many styles. Her expertise on classical, Brazilian and Latin jazz, pop, although she has coached students and musicians in all genres, especially working with professionals in universities around the world. It includes jewish, arabic, indian music.

If you are especially interested in BRAZILIAN MUSIC, like Bossa Nova and Samba, this is one of the main expertise of Prof. Borges.

BACKGROUND

Prof. Borges combines her formal academic studies in University as an artist and educator with studies and certifications in Dalcroze, Linklater, improvisation, circle singing, music production, technology and especially her experience in studios and playing with musicians all over America. Special call to "O Passo" - a Brazilian methodology on rhythm and pitch, connecting body and voice to learn music, performance and reading. Fantastic!

TECHNIQUE

Being trained in different techniques, she offers a combination of different methodologies to suit the best material for each student. You will have access for free to her resources, including many books, recordings, audiobooks, online courses, of most of the material that is sold online. Included in your methodology the research to these resources if you wish.

ARTS, MUSIC COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE

Prof. Borges is highly oriented by studies in Neuroscience, to develop methodologies that work for kids stimulation, healthy aging programs and special needs, among some other special cases. Finding the right methodology to work on music education is a key aspect to guarantee long-lasting results and motivation - especially for kids. Music and arts are applied as well-being activities, for artistic and health purposes. This is one of the main aspects of learning from a trained and experienced music educator.

HOMESCHOOLING

Prof. Borges has a special curriculum for kids in homeschooling programs. As a certified educator, Prof. Borges is able of giving reports and evaluations for these programs.

ONLINE LESSONS

You can connect by Skype or you can also choose to use FaceTime or Google Hangout. There are easy instructions that you receive to make sure you are all set to start. You have the chance to record your class and you will receive a link with all the material we use in class. In tour or local, classes must go on! The teacher will have the same sheet music as the student and will guide the positioning of the camera to suit the class.

IN NEW YORK

If you are in the New York Area, come for class in one of the studios. We are at midtown west, in great locations and professional studios.

FEES

Please review my fees for different locations and class length. Starting at $50.

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY

You will start making part of our special projects, that include shows, concerts, events, CDs, month challenges, gifts, and other surprises. Touring different cities, you will make part of a community that gets together to watch shows, to perform and to travel - our performances happen in different cities, including New York and Rio de Janeiro! If you are looking to explore the world, might be a good opportunity!

Once you sign up, you will be connected to our links.

Check my reviews and join us today!
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Hai August 31, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Really loved it!
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Will August 14, 2019
· Singing · Online
Candida is quite possibly the best music (singing) instructor I've had, seen or heard of. She's got a wide range of talents and is able to hone in on a specific students problems and where they need to develop. I have recordings of my initial songs from when I started a year ago and today and there's a night and day difference.

I (being a bad student) hadn't actually recorded anything in a few months and after implementing some of the techniques she recommended and practicing for a few months, I finally recorded a song we'd been working on...and...I didn't even recognize my own voice and sound. It was that much better.

She's excellent, fun, and funny. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Faitel L. August 6, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Great lesson!
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About Kenji Luis T.

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Pasadena, CA
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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.
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Alexander September 23, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Kenji is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and has the right amount of patience to encourage learning while keeping things challanging and interesting.
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Carter W. August 8, 2018
· French · In home
He is good teacher.
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Carver August 6, 2018
· French · Online
Helping my beginner learner and is excellent!
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About Paul S.

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I learned all the Portuguese I know from taking many different Portuguese classes at college, including grammar, linguistics, and literature and from living in the "Portuguese House" (at the Foreign Language Student Residence, part of on-campus housing at BYU) for two semesters. I specialize in teaching Portuguese to speakers of Spanish, but I can also teach anyone who wants to learn, even without any other prior language experience. I have grown to love the Portuguese language and the people of the various Portuguese-speaking countries around the world.

About Paul
I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and want to keep learning new languages throughout the rest of my life. I love to work with students so that's why I've kept my rates low--to make sure more people can have the opportunity to learn these languages. I have a down-to-earth style and I allow my students to guide their own learning in a student-structured, individualized way. As of June 2019, I have taught multiple students different languages, among whom are three students I have been teaching between 7 and 9 months, who have all improved considerably and continue to progress steadily
. I am positive I can help you come to understand the wonderful world that is language and to learn how amazing it is to be able to say the same thing in so many different ways, and how much better it is to be able to communicate with someone in his/her native language instead of having to resort to English. Let's do this!!

Note: I have not had any connectivity problems for quite a while now so be assured that I can provide quality instruction with no issues.
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Alexandre G. August 24, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Since I'm absolute beginner in Japanese, I found Paul to be the perfect fit for me. If you are young or adult (me) I would highly recommend taking classes with Paul at least for your beginning classes. I'm sure he would be the perfect fit for you too.
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CP August 10, 2019
· Japanese · Online
I am making amazing progress with Paul as my Instructor! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to become proficient in Japanese! 5 Stars +!
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Clark June 28, 2019
· Japanese · Online
I've never seen anyone with such a passion and love for languages! I've experienced Paul as a Japanese tutor weekly for many months and he has an amazing grasp of the language and speaks like a native speaker. He gets down on your level and I am very impressed with How he lets you guide the learning at your own pace with a lot of patience an encouragement. Making great progress and excited to learn more! 5 Stars plus!
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About Tarcisio H.

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Pompano Beach, FL

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Hi,! My name is Tarcisio and I am really excited to meet you. 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). Whether you just want a few lessons to help with conversation for an upcoming trip or you would like to work towards fluency, I'm here to help!

About Tarcisio
I am a native speaker, I will be able to teach my students pronunciation , grammar, and conversation. Whether you just want a few lessons to help with conversation for an upcoming trip or you would like to work towards fluency, I'm here to help!
I am currently a jewelry & craft maker in Pompano Beach FL. All my pieces are hand made. Those are the reasons I chose to teach jewelry making, its already apart of my everyday life & my passion.
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Rich P June 19, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
I appreciate Tarcisio very much. I'm a beginner at Portuguese, and I find Tarcisio to be knowledgable and patient. I learn best from people who are kind, so I feel fortunate to be working with this teacher.
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Patricia June 19, 2019
· Jewelry Design · In home
I throughly enjoyed this class! My husband has bought me so many things in order to make everything in jewelry...right now someone wants me to make them a Buhhda love bracelet..I need a pattern..ugh! But I'm sure I can do it! Thank you for being a very informative teacher & creator
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Mary L Mont June 19, 2019
· Jewelry Design · Online
Only one lesson so far, GREAT EXPERIENCE! So nice to have someone very knowledgeable, patient and gives clear. I made a beautiful necklace. Thank you so much 😊.
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About Charlene J.

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Palm Springs, CA

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Classes that are fun and easy to understand. Start speaking on the very first class. Classes customized to the student’s need.

About Charlene
I am originally from Brazil and Portuguese is my first language. I have a BA in Language and Literature. I also have experience as a Portuguese Interpreter. I have been tutoring Portuguese, English and Math since 2007. I tutor students of any age.
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Alan June 25, 2019
· Portuguese · In studio
Charlene is an excellent teacher. Her lesson demonstrated that she is an experienced instructor with a passion for teaching. She was fully engaged and encouraged me to go forward with my Portuguese language learning. I enjoyed our first lesson which included assessment, grammar and extremely helpful pronunciation cues. I recommend her highly.
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About Jorge H.

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San Diego, CA
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I taught myself how to speak Portuguese and then I studied 2 semester of Portuguese at a community college. I participated in meetings where I improved my listening and speaking skills. I currently work as a Graduate Assistant for a Portuguese language and culture professor. I work on translating documents and improving the Portuguese curriculum for the lower division courses.

About Jorge
I’m a French Graduate Teaching Associate and a Portuguese Graduate Assistant at SDSU. I will obtain my MA in French spring 2020. Then, I plan to continue my studies at UC Berkley where I want to obtain a PhD in Romance Languages and Linguistics. I obtained a BA in French, a BA in Linguistics, a minor in Italian Studies and a TESL certificate from SDSD back in spring of 2018.

I have learned several languages that I would consider myself a language aficionado. I understand the time and dedication that it takes to learn a foreign language specially when you don’t get the daily exposure to the language and culture. Therefore I consider myself a patient person that wants the best for his students regardless of the language they are learning. What matters is the satisfaction of the student in obtaining their language goal.

My goal is t
o obtain my PhD and teach French, and Italian language and linguistics.
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Jorge H.

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About gisele R.

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Hello!

I'm a native from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I used to teach private Portuguese lessons. I taught for 3 years for adults and I had lots of students.

I had to stop to take care of my young children. Now, they are at school and I have been teaching kids since 2017. Almost 3 years.

I also started a blog which you can learn Portuguese.

I'm looking forward to start teaching Portuguese to you!

Thanks

Gisele

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Brazilian Portuguese tutor for kids and adults (in person or online ) private or group

I am a carioca , a native from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have been living in USA for 20 years. I have major in accounting. Also, I taught Portuguese for adults for 2 and half years and I have been teaching kids for 3 years now.

I have few books I use, student workbook you will need to buy and can choose from some I will tell you, flashcards, conversation, games for kids , Brazilian music, etc
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gisele R.

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