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About Itai G.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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About Itai
I graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. I have been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for the past ten years. Most of my students are learning piano, and I also have a few Hebrew students. My Hebrew students are either studying for their bnei mitzvah, maintaining their conversational Hebrew, or learning for the purpose of competence of services or Torah study. My piano students have ranged from age 4 to young children learning Classical pieces to teens learning to play the songs they like to adults working on their songwriting and improvisation. My strengths are improvisation, music theory and ear training, accompaniment of popular songs - rock, theater, pop, folk, etc.


Please feel free to get in touch and ask questions!

The review posted on my profile was from when I used my English name, Ricky.
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lorraine March 21, 2017
· Piano · In home
My first lesson was everything I hoped for from start to finish. I haven't played piano for many years & wanted to begin by using a keyboard as a learning tool--to recapture dexterity and reading ability. I emerged with a better grasp of basics & even a little music theory--exactly as I had requested. Itai is a wonderfully patient teacher & I am looking forward to next week.
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Vesna S. January 7, 2013
· Piano ·
Ricky is an amazingly creative and inspiring teacher.

Ricky has been teaching my daughter for last 5 years. My daughter is now 15 years old. She already played piano for a couple of years before Ricky started working with her and at that time was getting disinterested. We were looking for someone who would bring that interest and spark back into her playing piano. I was looking for a special teacher who can teach basics of improvisation and accompaniment to a young child. After talking with several potential teachers, we decided to work with Ricky.

Ricky has proven to be an amazing teacher for my daughter. He is patient, creative and able to adjust to the child’s needs. I was amazed when couple of months after my daughter started working with him; she was already improvising and playing really cool pieces of music. That kind of teaching has inspired my daughter to continue playing piano for the last 5 years. She has accompanied two of her friends singing at her school talent shows and graduation ceremony with encouragement and inspiration Ricky has provided her all along.

Ricky frequently encourages my daughter to pick her own songs she would like to work on. Ricky has a strong knowledge of music theory and has incorporated that in his lessons. I love that my daughter is learning music theory, improvisation, accompaniment and reading music all with the same teacher. It is not easy to find a teacher who is so creative to include all of these in his teaching method. I would highly recommend Ricky as a piano teacher for any age.
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Itai G.

Itai G.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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About Eunhye J.

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Boston, MA
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About Eunhye
Dual Major in Piano Performance (Classical/Jazz Study) and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music

Studied with professor
Ed Bedner (Doctoral Studies at BU)
Vadim Neselovskyi (International Pianist/Composer)

*** Lesson Details ***
1. Piano

- Relaxation Technique: Maximize your performance ability that you already have. (It takes a week to master it, and I will walk you through how you will be applying to the pieces you work on)

- Classical Repertoire: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and more! If you have a school recital, we can work on these masters' pieces. You will be not only memorize and play, but also express as if it were your own music.

- Jazz & Improvisation: Beginner to Intermediate level (pre-college level) Learning jazz gives you a great foundation to play any kinds of contemporary music; R&B, Dance, Folk, etc.
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ach lesson will give you hands-on exercises along with insights to delve into your creativity. It is highly important to determine what each student's goal is in order to design the course. So, please consult with me!

- Recital Preparation, College Application Prep.

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2. Singing

- Optimal Singing Body

Although the health of your body is crucial in performing any kinds of instruments, singing needs your body to be the most optimal condition because Your Body Is Your Instruments.

I will help you to keep up with taking care of your body in terms of singing. There are techniques that you can learn to maximize your singing ability. I will share them with you each session.

- Finding your Own Voice

We will work together to discover what styles that suit your voice most. And, we will get your unique voice emerge, so that you don't try to sing like someone, but you actually sing it.

- Basic Musicality - pith, rhythm, expressions!
Even when you are physically ready, if your brain doesn't understand what you are hearing and singing, you aren't going anywhere. Ear training with me will improve this area, for sure.

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3. Composition

- Theory that prepares you to Compose:

To get you ready to compose, you need to know a bit about 'Harmony, Counterpoint', which has been a powerful tool for generations. If you are not going to master classical composition, however, it can be overwhelming. I will walk you through the most important materials that you need to know to start your composition.

- Your Actual Compositions Down!
We will work together to finish your compositions either on paper, recording or both at the end of the semester. You will be proud of yourself to have your portfolio!

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4. Combinations
I also offer the combination of each area described above.
I recommend to spend at least 30 min for each area though.

Thank you so much for reading the introduction. I would be really happy to hear from you and to have a chance to improve our "music life" together eventually.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright Piano, Keyboard, Video/Audio Recording, Sequencing Device, Korean Percussions

*** Travel Equipment ***
Car

*** Specialties ***
Piano: Classical, Jazz, Pop and Technique

Voice Coaching in various style

Composition: Finding your own voice in writing

Korean Drumming: Janggu and Korean Rhythms
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Mark S. September 26, 2014
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Fun and friendly experience. Eunhye is also patient which is needed with me!
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Ada R. March 5, 2014
· Vocal Training ·
I learn so much in my first lesson

Eunhye J. is a great vocal teacher, she has help me so much with technique and breathing. If you need a vocal teacher I recommend her, she is friendly professional and patient.

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Eunhye J.

Eunhye J.

Boston, MA 02128
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$40 / 30-min

About Bryan P.

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Boston, MA

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Dr. Bryan Pollock, the countertenor, has just completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts (Voice Performance) at Boston University where he taught private voice and class voice for three years in addition to holding his own voice studio. In 2013 he graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with his Masters in Fine Arts, vocal performance. In 2010 he received his Bachelors in Music from East Carolina University in vocal performance. He received vocal instruction from Dr. Lynn Eustis, Dr. Darryl Taylor, Dr. Louise Toppin, and John Kramar. His piano instructors were Dr. Keiko Sekino and Rebecca Miller. He has performed in over twenty fully-staged operatic productions and five fully-staged musical theatre productions.

Dr. Pollock has travelled extensively during his career throughout the U.S. as well as England, A
ustria, Italy, Turkey, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has a firm knowledge of German, Italian, and French vocal repertory, diction, and languages while specialising in English diction for the non-native speaker and/or singer.

During his time in Orange County, CA, he held his own music studio. While there he taught over thirty students (Ages 5-45+) voice and piano privately. Additionally, he taught as a TA for UC Irvine int he subjects of Music Theory, Voice Performance, and an introductory music course for non-majors.
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Scarlett May 24, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Very knowledgeable and encouraging.
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Ted S. April 14, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Bryan has been great to work with. He has a lot of patience, which is important for someone like me who has a very limited musical background. He is clearly well educated in singing and is able to impart his knowledge to his students. I believe that anyone who takes lessons with him has the potential to greatly improve.
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cathy L. November 23, 2014
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Bryan's concentration & stick-to-it-iveness is amazingly good!
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Bryan P.

Bryan P.

Boston, MA 02215
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$32 / 30-min

About Edgardo T.

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Boston, MA
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About Edgardo
Edgardo has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at his office, at a pre-arranged location, and online.

Edgardo received his training at the University of Puerto Rico where he received a degree in Hispanic Studies. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Boston University's Hispanic Language and Literatures program, where he also receives constant training as a teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. He is fully bilingual, and as an expert in Spanish Language and Literature, Edgardo looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
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Edgardo T.

Edgardo T.

Boston, MA 02215
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$45 / 60-min

About Céline E.

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Somerville, MA
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Hi!
I'm a Tufts International Graduate student, living on Tufts campus. I have graduated in History and Political Science in Paris and now studying Sociology and Creative Writing. I have also played the piano for more than ten years and given lessons for approximately three. I'm a French teacher at Tufts as well and would like to continue the experience with private lessons! Which I have done prior to come to the US, in Paris.
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Vannessa J. July 20, 2017
· French · Online
Celine is wonderful. I am so excited. I can't wait until next week. This is so worth it!!! Celine is wonderful!
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Deborah H. July 17, 2017
· French · In home
CEline is wonderful!
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Charleen J. May 27, 2017
· French · In home
Celine is lovely and is has a lot of patience!
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Céline E.

Céline E.

Somerville, MA 02144
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About Carolina B.

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Salem, MA

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Hi, there! My name is Carolina and I can't wait to meet you!
I am a native of Mallorca (Spain) and I've been teaching private lessons since 2006. Teaching is one of my passions in life and I love helping my students in their journey into the vibrant Spanish language and cultures. I went to the University of Wisconsin and earned a Masters in Spanish language and literatures in 2014. Now I'm pursuing my PhD in Spanish Literature focusing on Spanish 20th century poetry. I'm an enthusiastic and positive person and try to reflect that in my teaching. I am very dedicated to my work and I always create the lesson according to the student personality and needs. Whether you want to start learning Spanish from the beginning or want to improve your skills, I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Michelle May 1, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Carol is definitely one of the best instructors. She's the perfect combination of what a student needs to learn Spanish. Carol has an amazing pedagogy on top of being a native speaker. Sometimes we forget that being a native speaker does not automatically mean that one knows how to teach, but Carol is great because she knows how to teach her native language. On top of that, she's patient, accommodating and funny, which helps anybody who's trying to learn a new language!
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Laurie May 1, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Carolina is an excellent instructor, she has a fun but dedicated approach to teaching. She is knowledgeable, patient and very thorough. I highly recommend her!
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Eric May 1, 2017
· Spanish · In home
Carolina made learning a new language fun. She is a great teacher and I always enjoyed classes. If you want to learn Spanish I recommend her classes.
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Carolina B.

Carolina B.

Salem, MA 01970
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$40 / 45-min

About Andressa O.

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Boston, MA
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As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor of American English and Brazilian Portuguese, I serve as a mentor who guides children and adults through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring "classroom" assignments, and I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.
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Wagner S. June 15, 2017
· English · Online
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Iara June 11, 2017
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Andressa delivers an exceptional lesson experience. I've had her teaching me for almost 6 months and I can't even describe how much my English has improved since then.
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David June 6, 2017
· Portuguese · In studio
Andy is a great teacher. After a couple of months taking classes with her, I was able to have conversations in Portuguese and even do business in Brazil. I highly recommend her as a teacher, she's simply the best!
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Andressa O.

Andressa O.

Boston, MA 02116
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About Guifang X.

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Cambridge, MA

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About Guifang
I have more than eight years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planing. Students should get involved in the lesson planing progress.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught nonnative
Chinese speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Henry June 12, 2017
· Chinese · In studio
贵芳老师汉语教得很好。她有很多教语言的经历。到现在我还会问她喝多中文方面的问题。贵芳也是一个又热情又认真的人。十分推荐!
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Josh June 12, 2017
· Chinese · In studio
I recognized Guifang's experience as a language educator immediately. She is patient, concise, and clearly enjoys teaching. Her assistance has been crucial to my developing an efficient learning system. I rely on her for refresh and expand my Chinese language skills biweekly. She has way of conveying the subtleties of fluent pronunciation. I did not expect to make so much progress so quickly. Highly Recommend her services!
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Talin June 12, 2017
· · In home
Guifang is a gem. She's incredibly nice, and very good at correcting me in a direct but kind way. She's a lovely person and fantastic at teaching! I am so happy to have met her, and we continue chatting even though we're far apart now. I'd highly recommend her to anyone as a language instructor!
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Guifang X.

Guifang X.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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About Polina S.

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Somerville, MA
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I am a fourth-year student at Brown Univeristy, and I come from Moscow, Russia. I have worked as a tutor of English back home, and I was a German Language Teaching Assistant at Brown last semester, which was really rewarding and challenging and taught me the main thing about language learning - practice! I focus more on the conversational aspects of Russian language, the use of idioms and sayings, jargon, all of it being crucial in everyday conversation. Listening to podcasts and contemporary music, watching internet memes and short videos, reading news reports - I find these methods of improving your language skills to be the most valuable in teaching practice, and the most interesting to most students, because they create an immersion into the everyday life of Russia today.
Despite that I study Philosophy, I have a great passion for Rus
sian Literature since my teenage years, and my greatest crushes are Dostoevsky and Chekhov, not mentioning those 20th century classics, such as Bulgakov, Pasternak, or Brodsky. Russian and Soviet cinema is also incredibly rich and powerful, and I am interested in discussing Russian history as it has been portrayed and thought using the power of the screen.
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Polina S.

Polina S.

Somerville, MA 02144
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$20 / 60-min

About Nick D.

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Arlington, MA

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ニック先生です。I'm a 15-year ESL professional with K-12, university, and business English experience. よろしくお願いします!
Learn more at nicksensei.com
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Nick D.

Nick D.

Arlington, MA 02474
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$125 / 60-min

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