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Jocelyn H.

Chicago, IL
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Rebecca S.

Carlsbad, CA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Jocelyn H. Chicago, IL

I lived in Italy for a year and am fluent in the language with CILS certification. I can help you with grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational skills, or anything else you'd like to work on.

About Jocelyn

I am currently a professional singer as well as a music teacher here in the Chicago area. While I am in Chicago the majority of the time working and performing, I do travel throughout the US and Europe for performances, which recently have included New York, Hawaii, Indiana, Toronto and Salzburg, Austria. I have studied singing privately for over 13 years in styles ranging from classical and opera, to pop, musical theater and jazz. I have also taken advanced classes on vocal pedagogy and the method behind teaching singing properly and healthily. In addition to singing, I have also studied several languages (Italian, German, French, Spanish), diction, acting/performance, music history, music theory and marketing, which all come together to create the entire package necessary when teaching ...

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DeloresW April 30, 2012
Jocelyn H.

Abigail loves her lessons; I suggested to her that she let you know she has a personal cordless microphone & amplifier. I thought the usage of microphone would be cool to use. Of course, this was only a suggestion, what do you think?
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ShilpaN January 11, 2012
Piano lesson

I have been taking lessons from Jocelyn for almost a month now. I feel very comfortable the way Jocelyn teaches. She is patient and explains the subject well.
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JunT December 30, 2011
Excenllent and Professional

I have learned a lots from Jocelyn. I very enjoy the lessons with Jocelyn due to her excenllent and professional teaching experience. She very understands what students need to learn and always helps students to have a solid gains in each calss.I would like to give 5-star to Jocelyn.
Rebecca S. Carlsbad, CA

About Rebecca

An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed in 2014 with the Etruria Opera Festival in Tarquinia Italy as Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica of Puccini. She was also the soprano soloist on the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi with the FestivalBarocco in Viterbo and Nepi Italy, under the direction of Maestro Stefano Vignati. She has been a featured artist at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2014 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the Southern California area. In November of 2014 Rebecca organized and performed in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundrasier for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera. Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty of ...

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Rachel G. April 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
We have completed one month thus far and Rebecca has done a marvelous job:)
Rachel is really enjoying her lessons!
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Jordan S. June 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Love it and she is very nice and supportive
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Laureen B. February 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Great Singing Teacher

Rebecca has helped me reach my goal of becoming a more accomplished choir member. I sing alto and before I took lessons with her, it was very difficult for me to stay on my part. She also helped me to breathe correctly and sing without straining my voice. I have learned SO MUCH from her, from how to warm up to how to project my voice so it can be heard. I am much more confident about my voice. She is a great teacher.
Luis F. Las Vegas, NV

By getting to know your needs, It does not matter your age or level.. your Italian lessons will start exactly where you need to start.

About Luis

Composer, Pianist, Songwriter. Graduated in Music Composition. Luis has been teaching and performing piano, music theory, music editing software and composing classical music since 1989. Luis believes that the best way to learn is to combine the knowledge with fun. The learning process MUST inspire and bring new ideas to the student in order to make things more creative and entertaining. Luis is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Children music.

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David H. May 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Piano Lessons

Luis is terrific! Super happy with his teaching skills.
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DanaElaineM April 30, 2012
Luis is great! He is always patience and calm. He takes his time and makes sure that my daughter understands the lessons and asked if she has any questions.
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LuizaS March 2, 2012
Luis is great! He is attentive and shows great interest and attention to detail. He's just what I need:)

Lindsey P.

Austin, TX
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Jasmine T.

San Diego, CA
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Massimo D.

Annandale, VA
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Lindsey P. Austin, TX

About Lindsey

I'm Lindsey P. I am an upbeat, dedicated and enthusiastic musician. I am passionate about helping you to reach your goals, and healthfully achieve your most beautiful sound. I can't wait to work with you! ARTIST BIOGRAPHY California native, Lindsey P., is currently in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Opera Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with master teacher, David Small. She received her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University in 2014. She also has a strong background in Vocal Jazz, Pop, and Musical Theatre. Ms. P. has worked as the production assistant for Laughing Tree Productions since 2011 and has performed several leading roles in the hit interactive musical comedy œOnce Upon a Wedding, including the Maid

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Kimberly B. December 11, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Lindsey is an incredible singer & teacher!!

We absolutely love Lindsey!! My daughter has been taking voice lessons from her for several months now & we couldn't be happier. She has a fun, wonderful personality which makes lessons a delight. She is such a skilled vocalist & her method of teaching is very effective. She really gets my daughter involved in the process, continually guiding her to reach her goals & utilize her strengths. I highly recommend her for anyone who wants to learn to sing.
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Mercedes S. June 6, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Lindsey is a very capable teacher who is a pleasure to work with.

Lindsey has an excellent manner of communicating her teaching method and applying it effectively. I really appreciate her level of patience with me and how open she is to experiment with different exercises and songs as well as always keeping in mind the goals I have for the lessons (extended vocal range and learning how to "belt out a song"). I am very pleased with having her as my voice instructor and would definitely recommend her to anyone hoping to increase their singing capabilities.
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lise F. December 27, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
I LOVE my singing lessons with Lindsey!

I have always wanted to learn to sing and this is my first experience with singing lessons. Lindsey has been teaching me for the last 2 months. She is a wonderful teacher and person. I look forward to my weekly class with her as I enjoy these sessions so much.
Jasmine T. San Diego, CA

Sessions include homework help, concept review, studying for tests, and honing skills as needed. I have years of tutoring experience and adapt my tutoring style to the student's learning style.

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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Emmanuel Z. April 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very experienced for teaching 8 year old boy, I liked the books she provide.
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Grant B. March 27, 2015
SAT · In studio
Verified Student
It's great that Jasmine can establish rapport so quickly with our cranky pre-teen.
Massimo D. Annandale, VA

I am a native speaker of Italian and I can help with your classes or with practice conversation.

About Massimo

My name is Massimo, I was born and I spent all my life in Italy since I moved, three year ago in US with my family for a new great adventure. I am so enthusiastic to be able to share with you the knowledge of the language of the greatest poets and writers, knowledge of one of the most beautiful country in the world, rich of history and art, and why not share "in Italian" some of the most terrific recipes for the most refined palate. The classes in Italian cuisine are tailored to your interests and your skill level. I can teach you how to prepare a "quick win" dinner for all the family or to prepare "single size" amazing meals ready for all the week. I can teach how to make handmade pasta with semolina or with whole wheat. Have you ever tasted a terrific Tiramisu...with strawberries?

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Joseph W. October 13, 2014
Italian · In studio
Verified Student
I must be honest by saying that I am not a good student when it comes to learning a language. So I must congratulate Massimo on his patience with me as a slow learner. Despite my desire to learn Italian, desire is not enough. Massimo made things easier for me and much more interesting by combining my interests with the lessons for the day. For example, Massimo created lessons around my interest in Italian Serie A futbol and my interest in Italian history. We studied the many regions and some current events while learning basic Italian. Massimo also has a good sense of humor and easy going with his students. I would easily recommend Massimo to anyone who is seeking a tutor to learn Italian. Prepare to have fun while learning!
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Mary Lou G. August 3, 2014
I have been studying Italian language for over three years. I got to the point where I was seeking to build my day to day conversational skills in Italian. Massimo has proved to be perfect for this task by sharing his practical approach to learning and practicing daily Italian conversation. Over the past year he has taught me to convey what is on my mind in Italian without feeling intimidated or worried about making mistakes, as this is all a part of learning to speak in Italian with confidence. He is patient, a very nice person, and he also a good sense of humor. This makes learning fun!
Our conversations are sprinkled with Italian cooking lessons, culture and geography. His teachings are lessons within lessons that have given me confidence to use my book learning in social settings.
I highly recommend learning Italian with Massimo. And if you are interested in home made, and easy Italian recipes, he has a lot to share. Some of Massimo’s favorite recipes that I have learned how to make and now use regularly are:
Strawberry Tiramisu (Tiramisu alle fragole)
Lasagna (le lasagne alla Bolognese; con besciamella) This is a red sauce and a while sauce and I use a crock pot to prepare the delicious red sauce.
Meatballs in tomatoe sauce (Polpette al sugo)
Italian flat bread with rosemary (Focaccia al Rosmarino)
Homemade fresh- ricotta cheese (ricotta formaggio)
I have also learned where and how to shop for the best ingredients from Massimo. We have had many conversations in Italian, on cooking Italian style.
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Christine B. July 8, 2014
Italian · In home
I have always had difficulty learning a new language and the prospect of trying again was daunting but Massimo’s personality and approach immediately put me at ease. From the very first lesson with Massimo it was clear to me that he has a passion to help students achieve their potential regardless of their level or ability. He is not your traditional tutor who simply teaches from a text book (i.e. my high school language teachers), but he incorporates the Italian culture into his lessons and makes learning fun! Not only is Massimo an excellent tutor but he is flexible. I am a working professional so there have been occasions when I could not make our session due to travel or meetings, he has always worked with me to reschedule, which has been essential in my progress. I cannot say enough about how great Massimo has been as a tutor. As a side note, his cooking is stupendous. I have not taken a cooking class (but that is on my bucket list) but I have had the pleasure of dining at his house with his family and it was truly an unforgettable meal.

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