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Ian Lewis P.

Watertown, MA

About Ian Lewis

Hi! I am excited to work with students of all ages and levels, and I am here to help you unlock the treasury of our music together. I'm devoted to passing on the joy of music-making to performers of any age, whether you are passionate about musical theater, classical music, or just for the fun of making music.
As a soloist, I maintain an active career throughout the United States and Europe. I am the artistic director of Les Enfants d'Orphée, an international ensemble dedicated to the performance of French Baroque music. I am on the roster of Boston Lyric Opera, and have had engagements wit
h Lowell House Opera, Opera Brittenica, Cantata Singers, Opera Providence, and concerts and TV appearances with the award-winning folk music group Voice of the Turtle, as well as numerous recitals all over the world.

I am a published composer and lyricist of children's music, and have over a decade of successful studio teaching experience with students of all ages. I hold a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Masters of Music in Voice and Vocal Pedagogy from Longy School of Music of Bard College. Whether you are just starting to sing or are an artist looking to solidify your technique and style, I have the latest techniques to make learning to sing fun and effective for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
The atmosphere in my studio is student-centered and informal, and is built around the student's goals and stylistic tastes and abilities. Whether it is your first voice lesson or you are a working professional, the curriculum will be formed completely around you as an individual artist want to achieve.

Within 6 months of study, you will have a firm basis in vocal technique in your chosen style, and a firm grasp of the repertoire that you love to sing. Most importantly, however, you will develop a love of music and singing that you will keep throughout your life. If you are a parent, I encourage your involvement, and you are most welcome to sit in on your child's lessons and share in the music-making experience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full piano, music stand, private room, seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience in performing and teaching musical theater, early music, opera, Mediterranean folk music, diction, music theory, and Shakespearean acting technique. I live on-and-off in Paris, and speak fluent French. I am a member of the American Translator's Association. I direct the acclaimed ensemble Les Enfant's d'Orphée dedicated to the French baroque, and I am currently a member of the Boston Schola Cantorum, and Voice of the Turtle, which has over 12 professional studio recordings.
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M Maasha July 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Exceptional teacher - I took lessons from Ian and the results were impressive. His lessons showcased his impressive musical knowledge of, performance, technique, theory and history. I highly recommend Ian.
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Anne July 20, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Ian is by far the best voice teacher whom I have ever had. He really listens to his student, which is the first and best pedagogical technique. With him, I have learned to sing repertoire ranging from musical theater to opera, and I know that every skill I learn from him is transferable to whatever I want to sing. By studying with Ian, I have made more progress in my technique and my artistry within a shorter amount of time than I ever have before. Moreover, I have enjoyed music more and more with every lesson. I highly recommend this teacher!
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Xu Z. September 19, 2012
Verified Student
Encouraging and Patient!

Ian is the most encouraging teacher I've hardly met. He is always ready to point out the improvements and in a sincere way. Even though I tend to repeat the mistake, he takes it as a natural learning process and gives time for myself to overcome it.

Besides, it usually takes me more effort to understand the terms/background of the pieces we work on since English is not my native language but Ian is able to translate into something I could understand.
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Ian Lewis P.

Ian Lewis P.

Watertown, MA 02472
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Kaoru N.

Brighton, MA

About Kaoru

Hello, my name is Kaoru N.
I'm originally from Tokyo Japan and just graduated from Berklee college of music in 2013 as dual major of "Classic Composition" and "Contemporary Writing & Production" major.
Back in my home, I taught Karate to kids since 1996 to 2001.
I have tutored Japanese language and guitar, sometime even Karate to whoever interested in those things. I hope you are the next one who I can teach.
I have very good materials for learning Japanese and guitar that I use in my coaching all the time.
Let's start from figuring out what's your goal so I can help you out to achieve th
e goal.
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Yao November 12, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
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Paige K. September 23, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Our daughter loves her lessons with Kaoru! She usually is excited to show us what she learned. Exactly what our daughter needs right now to build her confidence in herself. Thank you, Kaoru!
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Ali C. August 14, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Kaoru is an excellent teacher and very fun to work with!
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Kaoru N.

Kaoru N.

Brighton, MA 02135
(13)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Grace J.

Woonsocket, RI

About Grace

An experienced, patient, sweet and funny Chinese tutor to all levels and ages, I have been teaching and tutoring Chinese language over 10 years. I am originally from China, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a master degree.
I studied in a law school, got my master degree and lawyer license, also passed the Mandarin Proficiency Test, achieved the College Teacher Certificate and worked in a college to teach law and culture related subjects when I was in China.
After came to America, I had taught in a university, and a language workshop for children. At present, I teach Chinese in a summ
er camp of a very good private school. So you see, my students are from toddlers to adults. One parent praised me that I am a great story teller.
I can help students from primary to college improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability, and achieve a high score in their final Chinese test.
I can help students prepare for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam.
I can help worked people have a good understanding of this language.
I can tailor customized lessons to satisfy students’ specific requirements and levels, such as conversational Chinese, retail field Chinese, systematically beginner’s Chinese, etc…
I can teach people Business Chinese as well since I had the law background knowledge from China.
What book series I use the most is to teach high school, college students, and adults Integrated Chinese series.
What I like the most is to teach children because my personality is very active, and I like kids. I like to sing and dance (maybe it shouldn't be called dance, it is just like moving around). I can sing lots of Chinese nursery rhymes.
A committed professional to my work with a sincere, enthusiastic, easygoing, down to earth personality, I like teaching, that students improve day by day is my biggest happiness. You will have a happy time to learn Chinese very well if choosing me as your tutor.
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Daniel G. September 29, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
Grace is fantastic. She speaks very clearly and works with you on each lesson at a very manageable pace. She is good at praising when you get things like pronunciation or tones correct, which is really helpful because they are difficult. She is also not afraid to stop you and have you repeat something if you botch it. I really enjoy my lessons.
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Karen S. September 22, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
I only had 1 lesson with Grace and I gave it 2 stars because I think it could have been better (she could have placed more effort into creating an actual lesson plan). I'm an ABC and grew up speaking Mandarin at home, but was looking to learn to read and recognize characters. We spoke Chinese the entire lesson and just reviewed the Integrated Chinese Vol 1 Part 2 textbook glossary from A-C. We just went over each word, which I did not find useful because I can just do with my Chinese friends or parents. Her only homework to me was that if this was too slow, I could read through the rest of the glossary to speed it up next time. I decided not to continue because I was afraid the next lessons would just be going through the glossary word by word. We lost 10 minutes because the TakeLessons video conferencing wasn't working, despite the fact that both of us had checked beforehand and during on the test environment (she could hear/see me, but I couldn't see/hear her). Even then, we went over five minutes to make up for it but it was frustrating to have a shortened lesson because of technical difficulties. Grace was nice, but I just didn't learn anything.
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Bridgee September 15, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
I have an English speaking 2nd grader who has been working with Grace for 4 weeks now. Carson is very comfortable in class with Grace. He is doing well. She even recommended a text book that I was completely unaware of. We have lived in China for the last 6 months and are now back in USA working with Grace to improve his basis. Carson 1st Lanuage is English. She is very patient.
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Grace J.

Grace J.

Woonsocket, RI 02895
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Jake H.

Brighton, MA

About Jake

Hey future students! My name is Jake and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private drum and piano lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students learn the basics, develop their skills and musical interests, and have a ton of fun! I went to the University of Rochester / Eastman School of Music and earned a degree in music with a concentration in education in 2012.

After graduating I became a Spanish teacher for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. I graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education with a MSEd (Masters of Science in Education) in Educat
ional Studies with a concentration in Spanish education, PreK-12. I helped students gain fluency through a curriculum that balanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

I am currently pursuing a second Masters degree at the Harvard School of Education in order to become a licensed school guidance counselor.

I'm an effective communicator and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is clear, tailored to individual needs, and engaging. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Amara April 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very pleasant, made our daughter feel at ease.
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Lisa March 25, 2016
Piano · In home
My children had an amazing first session with Jake! He had an instant rapport with both of them and made the lesson informative, but most importantly fun and on their individual level.

Jake is warm, professional, talented, and amazing with children.

My kids cannot stop talking about Jake and are so excited about learning piano and their next lesson!
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Naomi March 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jake is clearly a natural with kids. This was my 5 year old daughter's first lesson. Although she was initially nervous, Jake helped her easily transition into the lesson, playfully keeping her on task. She wants to "play every day!"
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Jake H.

Jake H.

Brighton, MA 02135
(13)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Dulce G.

Derry, NH

About Dulce

¡Hola!

Mi nombre es Dulce y tengo un gato, su nombre es Dante. Soy de México y me gusta comer pizza. Ahora vivo en Derry, New Hampshire y doy clases de español.

If you understood that, your Spanish is pretty good! If you're looking to keep practicing to do better in a class, expand your career options or just for fun, I'm your gal. Spanish is my native language and I'm also fluent in English. I have experience tutoring at all levels and I especially like helping people trying to improve their fluency.

I have a bachelor´s in communications and I've worked with non-native speakers in
several countries. I am energetic and patient and I hope I can make all your Spanish dreams come true.

Can´t wait to hear from you! Hasta pronto!
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Ethan September 28, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Dulce was my Spanish tutor/teacher for over a year and thanks to her kind, patient tutelage I have improved my Spanish language abilities times a thousand. When i first met her I could only stumble through basic sentences, and now I have the skills and confidence to use my Spanish in my work setting. Definitely recommend.
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Dulce G.

Dulce G.

Watertown, MA 02472
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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