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Chicago, IL
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Chiang L. Chicago, IL

I was born in Taiwan and finished the Bachelor degree in Music Performance (Trumpet major).I am an experienced Chinese/Mandarin teacher of 2 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages, and currently teach in public and private schools. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of speaking, listening, and writing skills. I specialize in Traditional Chinese, typically use Practical Audio-Visual Chinese books for foreigners which also are used commonly across universities in Taiwan, and have the following tools available to use during lessons: Traditional Chinese characters writing books, CDs of songs for learning Chinese.

About Chiang

I am a trumpet instructor with global experience and an approach to learning that is encompassing and fun for all ages. I was born in Taiwan and have studied in both Asia and the U.S., where I last earned my Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Students have described me as someone who is out going, someone who is laid back and fun and someone who likes to listen and communicate with my students. I have been teaching trumpet and piano since sophomore at college, in private one-on-one lessons or as a trumpet sectional coach at elementary schools or middle schools. I believe that being an educator is about the communication and the relationship that exists between a teacher and a student. The art of being a good educator exists in the ...

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Danning C. November 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am taking piano class with Chiang since 3 months ago, starting from scratch. He has been very professional and knowledgeable, and in the meantime, being nice and forgiving (especially when I have no time to practice due to my work).
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Troy H. February 6, 2014
Trumpet
Verified Student
Professional and fun.

This cat knows his stuff, is patient and knowledgable, and is very accommodating.
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Yuli T. December 17, 2013
Piano
John is fun (and forgiving)

I haven't touched a piano since middle school, and while I was apprehensive going back to playing the piano, John made it rather fun and interesting. The first impression I had of John was how animated he was, and how much fun he has teaching and how much fun he wants you to have.
Viva Z. Brooklyn, NY

Mandarin Chinese

About Viva

Degree: Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music. As a concert pianist, Viva grew up performing and teaching music. Viva graduated from the Eastman School of Music under world-renowned piano pedagogue Nelita True. Over the years, she has won numerous national piano competitions in the states and Canada and debuted with numerous professional orchestras including Eastman Symphony Orchestra and Parkdale Orchestra. Additionally, she held numerous solo and student recitals recognized by TV stations such WCTV, as well as several newspapers including the Boston Globe, Andover Townsman, and Wilmington Advocate newspapers. In addition to performing, Viva's greatest passion is in teaching. Her beginner students grow an average of 2 years worth of study within the first year. Her former ...

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Michael B. March 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Enthusiastic, personable, and professional teacher! Really thankful for the opportunities to perform.
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Cole R. March 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Very fun, patient and loving teacher! My daughter loves piano lessons!
Can't recommend highly enough!
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Jay R. January 7, 2015
Piano · In home
My two sons 9 and 7 studied piano with Viva for 2 years. She is so much fun, so patient and so wonderfully good with children. My sons started piano with Viva and love playing and performing since the first lesson. My older son took lessons first, and because he would not get off the piano, my younger son wanted to take up piano too. They play duets now at home and look forward to going to piano lessons and performing for people once in a while. Really made the best choice in selecting Viva!
Kelvin L. Bolingbrook, IL

"I've been teaching Chinese for 15 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Chinese culture, study abroad in Asia, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro!
Chinese language learning materials as part of an integrated curriculum designed to motivate students in non-native Chinese environments to start speaking Chinese.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham. I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system. Throughout my teaching career, I have been ...

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heather R. April 15, 2015
Drawing · In home
Verified Student
Son very happy!
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Anna S. March 24, 2015
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is so great at catering to each students needs and keeping the lessons light and fun. He is so full of fun stories and encouragement as well as being a magnificent teacher.
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Yasser M. March 22, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him

Susan H.

New York, NY
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Ian S.

Jersey City, NJ
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Kan W.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Susan H. New York, NY

About Susan

Hello everyone! I am a young, energetic yet patient piano teacher residing in NYC. I am currently enrolled in a piano advancement education program at The Juilliard School Evening Division with Dr. Julie Jordan, who is a graduate of The Juilliard School, MSM, UCLA, and Dominican University of San Rafael, Dr. Jordan has earned her DMA, MFA, MM, BM magna cum laude. Dr. Jordan has been teaching for 25 years at The Juilliard School Evening Division where she is on the Piano Faculty. Dr. Julie Jordan has developed a considerable following as both pianist and pedagogue and is known for her masterclasses in New York as well as abroad. My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the resources they need to play at their desired levels, and to have fun doing so! I hope that when my ...

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Mark H. November 25, 2014
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I have taken piano from Susan for 6 months now and have enjoyed everything about our online lessons. Susan is super gifted not only as a pianist, but also as a teacher who can make you feel good about yourself after the lesson has just flown by. Susan's pleasant personality and calm demeanor are an added bonus. I know whoever considers Susan as a teacher will not be disappointed and in fact will be ultimately delighted.
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PenneyK September 29, 2010
Awesome Teacher

Susan, you are a great piano teacher and I am so glad that my son's first piano lessons were with you! He really enjoys it and you, but unfortunately we have fallen on some unforeseen financial difficulties in the last couple of week and I am not sure that we can continue lessons until things get better for us. I am very disappointed and I know Steele is as well. Take good care and thank you for showing us that this is something we should pursue in the future!Penney
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CarolM May 21, 2010
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Susan is helping me greatly, I am enjoying my lessons with her very much.
Ian S. Jersey City, NJ

I majored in Mandarin Chinese back in college (many years ago...) and also studied Chinese at Tunghai University (东海大学). I have excellent pronunciation, and can help you also master Mandarin pronunciation, as well as grammar and sentence structure.

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a teacher at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 26 years experience in guitar and 30 years in piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written and recorded over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music. Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the ...

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Katherine B. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I can sum up my opinion of Ian in one word, WONDERFUL !! I started piano lesson as a way to help me get thru the grieving process because I had just lost my husband. Ian is a very caring and understanding human being. His patience is amazing! In just 2 months, with his instruction, I was not only able to play basic tunes on the piano, BUT, I wrote a song. Pretty cool !! :)
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Karim S. October 29, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Ian is extremely talented and explains concepts in a way that is easy to understand. This is particularly important for online lessons!!!
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Kuy Hun K. September 28, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Awesome. I've only taken a few classes so far, but the exercises that Ian give me have really helped me get better and I constantly feel progress.
Kan W. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Chinese is my first language, and it is one of the most beautiful language in the world, I know a lot of people feel hesitate about its difficulty to learn, but once you pass the pivotal point, you will love it!!
I have strong ability to read and write Mandarin speedily and fluently. Be able to express and write ideas clearly and logically.
I worked as a copy editor in a newspaper company for one year in China, won the Chinese Solicit Essays (the First Place) in 2004. I have been learn 5 thousand years of Chinese poetry. I have been taught over 20 foreigners in China. I will make it easy for you!

Teach kids Chinese in very funny way make them happy about this amazing language and also give them good foundation knowledge and good grammar.
I do believe that you will enjoy this beautiful language!

About Kan

“The concertmaster, Kan, handled her difficult solos with disarming ease.” -Mark Swed Music Critic October 23, 2008 LA Times Acclaimed by the LA Times as a soloist Kan has been a concertmaster in various orchestras, as Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and MJD International Symphony Orchestra, she has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians, including Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav L. Rostropovich, Lang Lang, Yundi Li, and Josep Carreras among others. Kan earned Bachelor’s Degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, where she studied with Professor Ding Zhi ...

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Elaine G. April 2, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
My 10 year old niece has had 5 lesson so far on the violin. When I asked her if she wanted to try a different teacher she said "No Way"! She likes the violin and really likes Kan.
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Alexis T. March 15, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Absolutely wonderful my daughter loves the violin and Kan makes it fun for her to learn.
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Heather M. January 29, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Mrs. Kan is an amazing violin teacher! She has been teaching my 6 yr. old for almost a year via Skype. She is very patient, kind and understanding. I'm always amazed at all the fun and silly games she comes up with to keep my young player interested and learning. And although we have fun and some good laughs, she is also very firm and takes our time seriously.
In the past year Mrs. Kan has also taught me so that I can help my daughter's skill and knowledge while we practice at home. She has been wonderful to work with and she gets 5 GOLD stars from me!!

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