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Jillian V.

Harrison, NY

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional freelance writer and editor.

...I find joy in a lot of places! And often I find these areas of study inform and augment each other.

Music therapy has afforded me a great deal of experience working with children, teens, and adults with special needs including, autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, emotional disturbances a
nd developmental delays as well as teens and adults with psychosocial issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, personality disorders, and more.

I incorporate my experience as a therapist into the educative setting.

As a voice teacher, I want to help my students settle comfortably into their own musicality by showing them the building blocks of a solid technique, drawing particularly from the things that helped me grow as a vocalist. I want my students to feel strong in their body, comfortable and relaxed in their breath, and confident in their performance.

I have worked professionally as an editor of scholarly writing on both the college and post-college level, as well as a professional editor of multiple dissertations, and other publications. Being a creative person, I find language to be a wonderful way to express thoughts and emotions as well as communicate deeply with others.

As a certified yoga instructor, I teach in many locations throughout Westchester. I was trained at Yoga Haven in Scarsdale, New York with Betsy Kase, and earned a 200-hour certificate in Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. I offer private yoga instruction and meditation at my home studio. My studio comes fully equipped with all yoga props, aromatherapy, and music. Hands-on-assists and personalized classes offered to deepen your experience.

It is a joy to offer Reiki to curious, open clients in need of energy healing. Reiki is a noninvasive energy healing technique totally separate of any religious affiliation and available to anyone. It is a difficult to describe the relaxing, soothing, and deep-healing effects of Reiki to someone who has never experienced.

Please feel free to inquire about any of my services!

*Note: If you don't see a time slot that is suitable to your needs but would like to try a session or lesson with me, feel free to register for the Flex Plan, and we will work out week-to-week times!!**

**Note: If you are interested in music therapy, please email me with a bit about yourself and your personal goals.
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Emma D. December 10, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Great! Looking forward to the net session.
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Davida R. December 5, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She is fabulous. I know I've only had a single lesson but I can just tell. I'm so excited to have found her!! She's warm and open and knowledgeable! Yay!
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Declan December 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Looking forward to more lessons!
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Jillian V.

Jillian V.

Harrison, NY 10528
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starting at
$70 / 45-min
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Karl K.

New York, NY

About Karl

Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy
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Martha November 6, 2016
Bridge · Online
Verified Student
Karl did an exceptional job explaining the basics in our first lesson. I am looking forward to the others
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Cheryl E. August 12, 2016
Bridge · Online
Verified Student
Great lesson. Karl is patient and an expert. I enjoyed my lesson immensely.
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Mary Jane M. March 18, 2016
Bridge · Online
Verified Student
Karl was clear and easy to understand. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
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Karl K.

New York, NY 10034
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Gabrielle A.

Spring Valley, NY

About Gabrielle

A violinist is a musical knight: the round shield which once protected the heart has become a sound-resonating violin, the linear sword a bow, yet the fundamental gestures are the same. The active right directs according to linear rules, the left spirals inwards.

Dear Student,

My name is Gabrielle A. I am French, in my mid-twenties, and hold a MA in education. Simple, to the point, confident, smiling and fun, I engage quickly and well with those around me.

While teaching a standard violin apprenticeship curriculum, I approach the instrument from the perspective of movement: what qual
itative gesture is at play behind a particular stroke or fingering?

Imagine playing violin according to lines of force, directions and qualities of movement between the right and the left! Musical sound, and its higher sibling tone, are born from the qualitative interplay between right and left meeting in the human chest.
By inwardly experiencing the instrument as a threefold instrument (violin, bow and violinist) we can step away from the view that the violin is 'somewhere out there', a foreign object to be more or less painfully mastered.

I believe that as instrumentalists we ourselves are a part of the tone we produce.
I will therefore look with you at the kinesiology behind a correct posture and encourage you to experience the playing process as a circle between the violin, the bow and the violinist.

I hope to hear from you, meet you, and work with you!

Yours sincerely,
Gabrielle
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Cindy December 19, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Gabrielle focuses on the individualized needs of each student and creates lessons and conversations to help the learner succeed. Her unique style of synchronous visual and auditory prompts through the online medium is extremely effective in the retention and understanding of concepts. I highly recommend her as an instructor.
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Sally W. January 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gabrielle was WONDERFUL!! She was truly the best teacher my son has ever had. She’s warm, lovely, encouraging. Everything you would want in a teacher. We’re very sorry to see her go, as she is moving. It will be very hard to replace her.
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Amy H. January 5, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gabrielle is very gentle and really good with high energy children. She is also very encouraging. Recommend!
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Gabrielle A.

Gabrielle A.

Spring Valley, NY 10977
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$30 / 30-min
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Michael G.

New Paltz, NY

About Michael

I am passionate about teaching. I am well-informed in my areas of expertise, and truly enjoy imparting knowledge to my students. I have a variety of interests and areas of study and have had a lot of life experience. When dealing with my students I am kind, compassionate, and sensitive and I strive to make each lesson meaningful and fun. I am comfortable working with children, teens, and adults of all ages and backgrounds.
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Dan Underwood March 20, 2016
Poker · Online
Verified Student
Great first class, left it at four stars to give him something to shoot for on next classes. :)
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Eric Kumasaka January 4, 2016
Poker · Online
Verified Student
Michael is patient with my "noob" questions and he seems genuinely happy to teach others. Glad to have him as a teacher!
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Andy Gershenzon November 13, 2015
Poker · Online
Verified Student
Michael is a great teacher!
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Michael G.

Harrison, NY 10528
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$45 / 30-min
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jessica P.

Stamford, CT

About jessica

My name is Jessica, I'm a native italian speaker, I'm from Milan . I've been teaching private italian and french lessons since 2011 and have loved helping my students to improve their languages and communications skills. I also loved to teach them something about italian and french literature and culture. I went to university of Milan and earned a degree in foreign languages in 2013 and I also went to Sorbonne university in Paris to earn a Master in French literature in 2011 . I'm a patient , capable and cultured person and my teaching style is knowledgeable and productive.
My experience an
d my studies in foreign languages and the knowledge of different cultures due of my travels around the world as volunteer and my passion of teaching qualify me for consideration.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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jessica P.

jessica P.

Stamford, CT 06902
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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