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About Joao M.

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Irvine, CA

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I am a native Portuguese speaker with many years of experience as a language teacher and as a translator. I offer tutoring in both conversational and formal Portuguese (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, usage) to students of all levels and backgrounds with personalized lessons. These lessons will be fun, geared toward your personal goals and interests, and will always take into account your learning style and pace.

I tutor both private individuals and small groups. We can meet at my studio in Irvine, anywhere in the Irvine/Newport Beach area, or online. My schedule is flexible and includes mornings, evenings and weekends.

If you want to:

- prepare for a trip to Brazil or Portugal,
- become more fluent in order to excel in social or business settings
- brush up on what you have already learned,
- or truly master the Portuguese language,

then I am ready to help you reach your goals by developing a lesson plan that will best suit your needs.

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About Joao
I believe that anyone can learn an instrument and, even more importantly, that everyone can enjoy the process of learning music.

I lived in Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, and in Boston before moving to New York. Moving around so much has brought me in contact with all sorts of people and cultures and has allowed me to grow as a musician and a teacher.

My teaching philosophy draws from different traditions: Socratic teaching method, Buddhist techniques of intense focus and self-kindness, Frederich Wieck school of lyrical expression, and the detailed science of Body Mapping.
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, I place great emphasis on relaxed technique, ear training, and the use of contemporary repertoire along with classical pieces.

My first degree was in English and French linguistics and literature. I later ded
icated myself to scholarly research and completed a master’s degree in History at the University of Amsterdam.

Eventually, I decided it was time to do a rigorous program at one of the best music schools in the world so that I could perform and teach music at a high level. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Performance and Film Scoring.

I teach online and normally in my Brooklyn studio. I am currently in Orange County, CA while at University of California - Irvine.

Some of the highlights of my time in New York:

I was awarded an arts grant from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for my performance and composition work.
I was commissioned by the organization MyFace to develop and implement a program for artistic expression through music, movement, and storytelling for children and adults with facial differences.
I worked as an accompanist and music director for shows and dance classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Whatever your goals are with music, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals and aspirations.
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Alex & Jessica August 30, 2018
· Piano · In home
If you're reading this, you are very lucky because you've just found the most amazing music teacher!
Our son has studied piano with Joao for the past four years. He started with Joao when he was six and continues to this day. He loves Joao. Joao is a patient, intuitive and adaptive teacher that provides incredible instruction, in any music genre. He honed in on our son's musical interests early on, making learning piano fun and interesting. We often say, Joao is not just teaching our son piano, he is giving him a music education, introducing him to an array of amazing pieces from different genres. He's a rare talent both as a teacher and musician. We feel incredibly lucky to have found him. You will too!
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Michael August 19, 2018
· Piano · In home
I studied jazz piano with Joao for over a year. In my time working with him, I learned a tremendous amount. Joao is both an extremely talented musician and a skilled instructor. He clearly cares a great deal about his students and their progress. He was always patient (especially during weeks when my practicing had been slow) and both encouraging and supportive of my efforts to master new concepts in jazz. Joao has an excellent sense for what his students want to accomplish in their musical explorations, and an ability to tailor his lessons to the student’s unique goals. He has an impressive knowledge of both the history of jazz and music theory which makes him an incredible resource for learning about the jazz idiom. Last but not least, Joao was very personable and fun to talk to, and I always a enjoyed working with him. He is an outstanding teacher.
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Margaret August 13, 2018
· Piano · In home
Joao is an amazing piano teacher. I would highly recommend taking lessons with him!
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About Lisa R.

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Elkridge, MD
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I have been speaking Portuguese for 10 years. I have been to Brazil three times and currently work at the Embassy of Brazil using my Portuguese everyday.

Depending on subject I can help with advanced Portuguese.

About Lisa
30 minute in home/travel lessons are available as an introductory rate for the first 5 lessons with prices subject to change based on travel time and cost.

International Scholar looking to help your children, teenagers, or yourself learn Spanish or Portuguese.
M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University with a 3.5 GPA. My degree also makes me well qualified to teach, American History, World History, Social Studies, and Political Science.

My first experience with tutoring was in 2004, when I helped to tutor middle school students learning English as a second language (ESL). I also have a year of experience as a teaching assistant on a study abroad program in Brazil. During the program I taught a basic Portuguese class for the college students and conducted simultaneous translations. I also have 8 years of ex
perience teaching special needs children (autism).

More than three years experience training adults on IT programs such as MS Project and PowerPoint. More than three years experience training event planners in the U.S. Courts.

I currently use Spanish at my work on a daily basis.
I worked at the Embassy of Brazil in D.C. for three years, speaking Portuguese everyday. I have done Portuguese- English, English-Portuguese interpretation for them at events in the U.S. I work full time so am available on weekends and weeknights only.
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Ann November 3, 2017
· Portuguese · In home
We've only had one lesson so far, but Lisa recommended some great books and shows that will improve my Portuguese. She also gauged my level of knowledge and my preferred method of learning.
I'm looking forward to our future lessons.
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James W. May 22, 2015
· Portuguese · Online
It's going great I think
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ruth K. January 13, 2015
· Spanish · In home
Lisa is a wonderful teacher. She always is on time and comes prepared with new lessons each week. She is very in tune with my level of Spanish and provides materials that I can handle and challenge me to grow. I am very pleased with her tutoring. I would recommend her highly as a teacher for anyone.
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About Drew P.

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Pleasanton, CA

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I lived in Manaus, Brazil for 2 years as a volunteer proselytizing missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result of talking to people all day, every day, I attained full fluency and command of the Portuguese language. I further polished my abilities in the language by taking an advanced Portuguese grammar class and Brazilian history class (both taught exclusively in Portuguese) during my Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. I know the language intimately, and can provide the highest quality of instruction to students of the language.

About Drew
As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.

Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.

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**My Vision***
I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.

***My Requirements***
I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.

However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.

***What To Expect From Lessons***
I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.

I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!

I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
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Kathy August 2, 2018
· Piano · In home
Drew was very knowledgable patient & helping me understand everything. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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keiko M. February 5, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I take flute lessons from Drew. He is a real flutist with musical talent and technique. Not only that but he has such good eyes and ears to tell me what I am missing. He corrected me things that none of my past teachers mentioned to me. I really enjoy playing so I keep practicing till I can play like him!
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Katie June 1, 2017
· Flute · In home
My daughter had Drew as her first teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. He was excellent at explaining concepts and techniques to her as she began to learn the flute. He helped her to have fun as she learned. He is patient, knowledgeable, positive, and communicates concepts and expectations well. We would have loved to have him stay in the area and continue as her teacher.
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About Gina G.

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Charleston, SC
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Gina has a BA and MA in Portuguese language and literature. She has taught adults and children since 1990.

About Gina
Gina has been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. She has a BA and MA in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.
She has taught both adults and children, in private lessons and in schools.
Gina is a violinist and pianist, performs around the southeast US and teaches violin and piano- in all musical genres.
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Gregg September 20, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Gina's lesson was great. Her teaching style is interesting and conversational. I feel like I'm learning Italian better than I would be just from an online course or a classroom setting.
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Shawn Smith May 24, 2018
· Portuguese · In studio
Gina was very experienced and knowledgeable of the language and was extremely helpful in teaching me the basics.
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About Jaqueline M.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Hello. I'm Jaqueline Cruz, Brazilian voice over actress, translator interpreter of Spanish / Portuguese, undergraduate in Physical Education, dancer and model .
I have been teaching for 4 years and I love what I do!
You are unique!!! Your goal is my goal! I'm Looking to hear about you soon!
Thank you.

About Jaqueline
Hello. I'm Jaqueline Cruz, Brazilian, voice over actress, translator interpreter Spanish / Portuguese. Physical Education Teacher.
In love with scenic and visual arts, painting, performance in dance and modeling.
I love to teach, either in person or on-line teaching by video conference with kids or adults.

Are you seeking to be fluent?
I want you to have fun studying!
Learn in a fun, easy, and relaxed way!

Each Student is Unique!!!

The classes will be personalized! You learn in your rhythm, to your specific goals!
I will find out the easier, faster, funnest and better way to teach you using psychology and memorization techniques.

Learn more about Latin culture, etiquette, customs, manners and values!

Than
ks for your visit!
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Aaron March 14, 2018
· Portuguese · In studio
She's great and she knows her Spanish. Great tutor!
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David February 19, 2018
· Portuguese · In home
Very knowledgeable and professional. I look forward to learning.
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About Maria M.

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Orlando, FL
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Being a Brazilian helps they way they the student will learn, with important tips, and an extended vocabulary.

About Maria
Olá I'm Clara , I'm 28and I'm from Brazil 🇧🇷 , born and raised. I have been teaching Portuguese for a few years and I love my language! Learning it will give you confidence to conquer whatever your purpose is!

I love teaching on an interactive way so classes are not boring or tedious, also tailored to your needs so you become conversational as fast as possible! So get ready to have fun while learning, it won't be difficult!

My lessons are completely adapted to each student and his or her necessities and interests. I offer in my classes the proper use of grammar, Portuguese pronunciation, share cultural issues and communicatory approach to real-life situations, something that you can only get from a professor who is a native speaker.

I am able to go to your convenience place for you to receive the class.

OBRIGADA !
And h
ope to hear from you soon!
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About Karoline A.

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Orlando, FL
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I’m full Brazilian. I was born in Brazil and lived my whole life there until I was 16 and moved to the United States. I have been back to Brazil every year since I first moved out, and I speak Portuguese on daily bases with my family.

About Karoline
Hi there!!
I’m Karoline Alves currently a Senior at University of Central Florida studying Biomedical Sciences. My main go is to become a physician and assist in the medical field. I have been teaching since high school, and helping others succeed with their language skills is one of my passions. I have been to Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Africa, and several other places which all spoke different languages but my passion for the diversity helped me get through the language barriers and enjoy my visit at the country while learning their languages. I’m from Brazil so my Portuguese is straight out of the country! I know how to fully speak Portuguese and I believe I make it easier/fun to understand the langauage!! If you have any questions, please feel free to message me!! Have a great one!
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Karoline A.

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