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About Asuka U.

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About Asuka
I started my musical training as a pianist at YAMAHA institute at age 4 in Japan. I was selected to enter perfect pitch class. It was designated for students who have perfect pitch and potentials to be professional musicians.

I enjoyed playing piano and electric piano and won the 1st prize at Kitakantou Electric Piano Competition hosted by YAMAHA institute. Because of the intensive training, I have been accompanying my students' recitals and performance exams.

As much as I enjoyed playing piano, I discovered that I also love singing, so I started to take singing lessons and majored in vocal performance during my college days.

Since I have graduated, I have been performing opera professionally. My career highlights include roles as Cio-cio san(Madame Butterfly) with Snob Opera, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Fairy(Falstaff) with Sir B
ryn Terfel with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool, England, Dorinda(Orlando) with Cantanti Project, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with Opera Manhattan Studio, Frasquita (Carmen) with One World Symphony, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola) with Capitol Heights Opera, Alice (Le comte Ory) with West Side Opera Society, Adele (Die Fledermaus), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Myrrhine (Lysistrata) with Opera Avanti, Gilda (Rigoletto) with Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, and The First Spirit (Die Zauberflöte) with the Opera Company of Brooklyn.

My international credits include performances under the direction of Conductor Laurent Pillot at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool, England;the Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, France; the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program in Chianti,Italy; the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel where I was selected to sing for the Japanese Ambassador.

I made appearances as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Town Hall, and MOMA museum in New York City and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

As a versatile singer, I was presented as an aspiring opera singer on the website of Maybelline New York. Her voice was featured in short films for the Japanese technology company NEC. I appeared as a soprano soloist for the opera, Jazz and theater collaboration of "TAKE ABITE" by David Antonio Cruz. I also sings Broadway songs and continues her musical theater studies. She is an active recitalist and also performs Oratorio works.

I was also a finalist at the Opera Idol Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City, The Hariclea Darclée Voice Competition in Romania and the Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition in New York City. Ms. Uchida was selected as a vocal scholarship recipient at Savannah music festival.

My upcoming engagement includes singing the role of Gilda in Rigoletto and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera in 2018 in New York City.

Besides being an opera singer, I have been teaching piano and voice for 11 years. I would like to share my skills and experience with you. Since I perform often, I can coach you how to perform on stage in addition to building solid technique and languages. Also, I have taught various kinds of music, such as Rock, Broadway musicals, Pop music, so we can work on all kind of music.

I look forward to teaching you soon!

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My students can expect to improve their skills and start to enjoy music more as we work together.
I believe that learning music is fun and enjoyable. However you also need to be serious and focused.
I can demonstrate various and specific techniques, phrasing, and interpretation and will always coach on how to develop your skills. However, I feel it is important for students to think critically on their own and take the first try at solving a problem themselves. I cannot emphasize enough that primarily it is you who find the ways to improve. Leaning music is a collaboration between teachers and students. I hope that through my lessons, students will become more self-sufficient and confident as musicians.
Let me help you become a better musician.

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Piano (Clavinova), music stand, and desk.

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By Subway, the closest station is 23rd street. You can take C, E train(within one block). 1 train(one block), M, F train (2 blocks).
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Maurizio December 2, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
I worked witn Asuka and I must say that I learned so much while working with her and she is a nice person
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I. Engine December 2, 2018
· Singing · In home
Great teacher. A+!
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Filipa December 1, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I was looking for a singing teacher and read several reviews on the site. I was very keen on starting my classes with Asuka, but unfortunately I had a migraine on the day of my first class I woke up with a nasty migraine - I suffer from chronic migraines - and I immediately called Asuka, left a voice message and wrote to her. She wrote me back saying she was sorry to hear this but, since the policy was 24 hours cancellation, the lesson would be charged. Of course, I asked how could I know I would have a migraine with 24 hours in advance... The Customer Support told me they were sorry I was "under the weather" but indeed the policy was cancellation with 24 hours in advance and it was up to the teacher to decide to compensate the lesson. Asuka tells me it is the standard policy everywhere. While I totally understand the reason for the policy, the request of a doctor's note in case of cancellation due to sickness is also the standard policy everywhere in such cases, not that the sick person suffers and pays a fee on top. Some food for thought for you when deciding to engage on this site/teacher. Make sure to have everything clear before you pay.
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About Said S.

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Alexandria, VA
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Hi ,

I am a native French speaker teacher, I have a Bachelor's degree in French Law and 6 years of language teaching experience in USA. Teaching French is my current career, so this is what I do for living everyday with dedication, patience and endurance to make learning French for my students a fun journey.

I am so proud (as well as my director) of the number of emails and positive feedback I received from satisfied families who had their children live the experience of learning French as a second language with me. If you are a beginner or an intermediate student who wants to start learning and build a solid base to reach fluency quickly, feel free to hire me to enjoy learning and start speaking in a short time. my fun immersion method and my theme based curriculum are what you need to reach the advanced level of fluency. see you
in the other side!

Warmly!
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Dara September 12, 2018
· French · In studio
A wonderful teacher you are. Very creative with all the art activities. I always impressed with what Sydney took home. Thank you for helping her learn French through play.
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Tammie August 27, 2018
· French · In studio
My son felt very comfortable with Saïd right from the start. Saïd is very warm and natural with his students. His level of French is exceptional and he motivates the children to try their best every day. I am happy with the French and other school/social skills that my child learned from Saïd and I highly recommend him.
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Said S.

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About Jane (Zhenya) M.

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Oxnard, CA

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About Jane (Zhenya)
I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and have always had an immense love for languages and cultures of the world. I found that diving into a new language and culture is one of the most incredible, joyful, compassionate and meaningful paths to discovering the world. All the while, rediscovering one’s own unique interests and curiosities. It’s always surprising and rewarding in ways we can’t foresee.

As a longtime, professional independent instructor, I never imagined where my languages and creative work would lead me and the wonderful folks I encountered along the way.

It’s been a journey of incredible variety.

I had the amazing opportunity to create and teach the first Russian, French and Italian classes to children in public elementary schools all around Oxnard. I was invited to teach French and Italian classes i
n the Ventura College Community Education, Russian immersion program for the U.S. Government and English to a team of international entrepreneurs and their families.

This work and my students inspired a joyful dedication to creating live video classes. I discovered that it’s a special, interactive and awesome platform into the world and I love seeing it grow.

I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your language journey.

Till then,

Zhenya
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Annie December 4, 2018
· Italian · Online
I'm happy she is my teacher. She really teaches me a lot of things just by our conversation. And it let me really learn I a happy way and a way I love. I wish she could teach me more.
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Dennis November 26, 2018
· ESL · Online
One and for all you became MY KIND OF TEACHER .
When I found you, you HAVE GIVEN ME WINGS to look over English and improve it .Our lessons are always easygoing .I'm looking forward our next classes. I appreciate you my outstanding and absolutely great teacher.
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Lenochka November 26, 2018
· ESL · Online
Few years ago, when I was attending LACC and taking grammar classes I thought that my knowledge of Verb Tenses was good enough . I used to write huge essays included a lot of pages. Moreover, I was getting straight As for all the essays that inspired me. Maybe my grammar was really correct, but I’m not sure that I expressed meaning correctly because I didn’t feel and recognize many nuances of Verb Tenses. Since , I started to take your classes I have understood how Verb Tenses are diverse , how flexible meaning they have in order to show our emotions.
Some people say it”s not necessary to use all V.T. Simple Past , Present and Future it”s enough for communication with each other, but I’m not agree with them. Using all V.T. we have made English more rich , natural and beautiful for that reason our life become jucier.
I never had been so fascinated by studying English grammar before I met you 
I have appreciated your teaching full love . You’re always ready to share your skills with the people who want to improve their knowledge. I’m happy that I found you!
THANK YOU MY DEAR Zhenya !!!!!!!! 
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Jane (Zhenya) M.

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About Marie R.

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Northampton, MA

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About Marie
I am bilingual English-French
I have a Ph.D. in English Literature with particular focus in English Renaissance Studies Shakespeare
I can teach ESL as well

I work in different fields all related with languages such as Interpreting, translation, teaching foreign languages, ESL
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victoria April 22, 2018
· French · Online
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Victoria Madway June 13, 2017
· French · In home
M. Marie Roche conducted on the campus of U Mass eight seminars--open to all--on two of Shakespeare's history plays, King John and Richard II. Neither play is popular with modern Shakespeare-going audiences. But she accomplished the nearly impossible--making both plays compelling and relevant by her selection of background documents and themes. I hope that TakeLessons can provide an adequate platform for her level of sophistication.
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About Clare K.

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Granby, MA

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About Clare
After two years working as a translator/interpreter for a local government office in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US last year. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to mid-40s. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I am highly experienced in teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, so I can give ample advice to students who are preparing to go to Japan. Along with my on-the-ground experience living and working in Japan in a fast-paced and hig
h-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Native Japanese speakers have complimented me on my native-like pronunciation and syntax.

Contact me any time for more information or to set up your first lessons!
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Isaiah I. October 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. My son really loved his 1st lesson and looking forward to more lessons.
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Cheri I. October 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging
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Desmond B. October 2, 2018
· Japanese · Online
My son has just started taking classes with Clare. Since he began, she has gone above and beyond our expectations. She consistently give us updates on his progress and has been very helpful with organizing his work and sending us information to assist with his studying. He is really enjoying the class.
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Granby, MA 01033
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About Liudmila I.

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Trenton, NJ

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About Liudmila
I am a very experienced harpist, holding over 20 years of experience. I have performed in over 4,000 concerts and have had the privilege of performing as the Principal Harpist at St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. I also hold a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.

1988-1992 St.Petersburg Conservatory Symphony Orchestra SPb, Russia
St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra SPb, Russia
1992-1998 Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera House SPb, Russia
1999-2017 The St.Petersburg Chamber Opera SPb, Russia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1988-1992 Music School for gifted children, piano
1992- 1994 High special music schoo
l of the St.Petersburg State Conservatory
1995-present Private Instruction in Harp, Piano
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Margaret December 2, 2018
· Harp · In studio
Dedicated and knowledgeable teacher, willing to work with music selected by the student and regularly helps us tune our harp at home. Encourages our daughter to improve her technique and do her best.
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Abosede November 12, 2018
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Mila is very patient with my daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth has become more confident and improved a lot since she started lessons with Mila. I highly recommend her.
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Galyna R. September 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Liudmila is a really good teacher. She teaches my daughter piano and my daughter loves her! Liudmila is skillful, she can encourage to practice and at the same time she makes lessons fun. I would really recommend her, as she is a very warm person and a wonderful teacher.
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About Vanessa L.

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McAllen, TX
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I am a hardworking and passionate ASL teacher! I have my degree in Sign Language Interpreting so I have a lot of knowledge not only in Signs, but true ASL and deaf culture. I have taught multiple levels of students. Children from age 3, some who had multiple disabilities and were non-verbal, teens, and adults. I am committed to my work and will make sure that you’re getting the most out of every single lesson with me, as all lesson plans are 100% personalized! So come learn with me very soon!
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rachel October 11, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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Shawnna H. September 18, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Vanessa is the best!!!!
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Karen August 7, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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About Karin L.

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Manchester, CT
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I was born and raised in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan. After graduating High school, I came to the United States by myself to learn English and the culture, so I'm aware of the difficulty of learning other languages. I myself have been through what you are going through right now so please let me help you!!
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Karin L.

Karin L.

Manchester, CT 06042
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