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About Thomas G.

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I studied French through college. I taught first and second year French at the Hallmead School in London.

About Thomas
Thomas began playing the piano when he was three, had a private teacher at age seven, and studied in high school at Jordan College of Music, Butler University. When he began his music studies at Ball State University, he learned that he could also sing! He earned his Master’s degree at University of Bridgeport, and returned to Ball State for a Doctor of Arts in Voice. His postgraduate education continued winning a fellowship at Aspen Music Festival (Fiora Contino, Margaret Hillis and Charlene Archibeque), Clare College Cambridge (where his teachers included John Rutter, Sir David Willcocks and Stephen Cleobury), The Britten-Pears School (Hugues Cuenod) and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Mozart’s Worlds in Vienna.

Thomas shared that studying at Clare College Cambridge, deciding to remain in London, and
teaching at the Hall Mead School gave him an opportunity to broaden his horizons. He developed a close relationship with British composer Dal Strutt, who composed several pieces for his voice and sang premieres of Strutt’s work at the Greenwich Festival, the British Music Information Center, All Saints Society, Essex, and other venues around London. The guitarist Martin Vishnick invited him to sing songs by the Renaissance English composers John Dowland and Thomas Campion on his recitals. Thomas performed as soloist with the Capella Singers, Ramsey Singers, and the Pink Singers, as their soloist in West Berlin for Hans Eisler’s “Die Mutter.”

Thomas sang the first performances of John Rutter’s “Shadows” for voice and guitar, with guitarist Ramona Hartmetz in Kansas City as well as Rutter’s “Mass for the Children” with the Philharmonia of Kansas City. He served as baritone soloist for Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, KC, and on tour in Salzburg, Paris, Florence, Westminster Abbey and the cathedrals of Christchurch, St. Mary’s, Southwell, Ely, St. Patrick’s, St. Davids, Birmingham, Wells, Bristol, Worcester, Exeter and Norwich.

After singing opera throughout his college years, his first ‘professional’ opera was “Die Fledermaus” at New Haven Opera. Lyric Opera Kansas City hired Thomas in 1981 for the chorus of “Fidelio” and the rest is history! One hundred plus shows, and counting!

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I am a laid back teacher with a great sense of humor. You will also learn a lot of music theory and music history from me! My lessons begin with some training in reading music (Music Theory) and I suggest that you purchase Alfred's Music Theory Volume One or Two depending on your level of understanding.

After refreshing your music reading and rhythm skills, we will listen to you sing and begin to vocalize. I will develop exercises just for you, to help you develop your voice, making it stronger and more flexible.

When you have warmed up your voice with vocal exercises, we will work together on the music you wish to learn. It could be a song, an aria, a Broadway or Opera aria, or a religious piece.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large 30 foot living room with two pianos, music stands, keyboard, couches, seating area.
Mac computer, multiple cameras and great sound system.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Bel Canto (beautiful voice) style, operatic singing, Broadway style, Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)
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Jo Ann September 20, 2017
· Singing · In home
He may be good if you want to sing opera. I just didn't connect with him and his 'Style' of teaching. I was looking for more current music and that was where a very large disconnect was.
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Jocelyn B. April 5, 2017
· Singing · In home
Right off the bat I could tell that my daughter will flourish with Dr. G. He is very encouraging while simultaneously effective at improving a weak nuance of her current skill set without making it feel like a negative critique. She is very excited to see what he can help her accomplish.
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Meta Evans July 21, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Awesome teacher! The good Dr. knows his stuff and has the credentials to prove it. If you want to improve your voice give him a try. You won't be disappointed.
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About Zach M.

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Born and raised in Paris , France to a french mother and an american father. Teaching french is a true passion and joy.

My classes are fun and if you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whatever your goals are with French, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. À bientôt !

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"

Don't worry, you found the right person ! :)

I can help you with :

• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear ( so you don’t answer like a robot and recognize what ...

About Zach
Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach.

I was born and raised in Paris, France.

I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature.

I moved to the US six years ago and I have been teaching FRENCH for more than 10 years now.

Most people I've taught first came to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"

THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about YOU and adapts the lessons to YOUR NEEDS:
I do ! :)
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Emma B. January 11, 2019
· French · Online
I would highly recommend Zach! He is patient, supportive, and knowledgeable. He truly wants you to learn, while always keeping class fun. Zach will repeat pronunciations as needed until you have complete understanding. Not only does he teach the French language, but also French culture. Zach is encouraging yet provides a challenge for you to reach your goals for learning. He's always organized, on time, and shows interest in your progress. I have been learning with Zach for months and will continue taking his classes.
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Tom December 26, 2018
· French · Online
Parfait!
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Keenan December 10, 2018
· French · Online
I cannot recommend Zach highly enough. He's extremely positive, encouraging and fun in his lessons. I started learning French with almost zero knowledge of the language. After only a few weeks, I already felt comfortable expressing myself in basic French conversation. He challenged me to stretch my abilities as a student and helped me create my own system(s) for understanding the structure of speaking - this philosophy helped me build a foundation that is self-sufficient, a basic understanding of how the language works so that I can experiment, speak, learn, grow beyond what we learn in class. If you're looking for a teacher that is fun to learn with and someone who will challenge you to truly learn the nuances of the language, Zach is your teacher. I still have much to learn, but I have full confidence in Zach as an instructor.
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About Marie D.

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What is your french language goal? How to achieve this? Learning requires identifying your skills, goals and developing a realistic road map. I will create a customized learning plan shaped around your current level and your language goals. Every french lesson will be customized for you with the most appropriate books and learning material for your level.

About marie
I'm a french mother who lives in Spring Texas. I was a private teacher in NYC from 2007-2015
I was born in Marseille in the south east of France. I studied in France and moved to England in Liverpool and was an au pair and a teacher assistant.

Teaching is a passion and I feel like I was born to do it. I love languages and speak English ans Spanish. .
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Marie D.

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About Yaelle B.

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Bonjour !

As a native french speaker, most people told me that French is a beautiful language but so hard to learn! My answer is always the same "No more than any other language. If you have fun while learning it, it will come easily"

And I really believe it. That is why I offer French lessons using games, music and videos to help my students learn quickly without getting bored.

Either for personal interest of for profesional reasons, I will help you mastering French in an enjoyable way.

About Yaelle
Bonjour !

I was born and raised in a small town in West of France where the speciality is... a handkerchief!

I have since lived in Belgium, Norway, Israel, Romania and now Texas following my husband who is a scientist. In every country, I taught French to several students and developped great tutoring skills from it.

Beside teaching and science, my passion in life is cooking! I will be more than happy to share French recipes with you so you can feel and taste some of the French culture.
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Juan A. November 20, 2018
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Maria H. November 20, 2017
· French · Online
I love working with Yaelle! She makes class fun and really pushes you to have confidence in speaking the language. You get full immersion with her, so you truly feel ready to join the French culture. I've learned to better read French, as well as understand the language. I highly recommend class with Yaelle.
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Janaina September 26, 2017
· French · In home
She is a excellent teacher, friendly and very professional. I feel very comfortable during the lessons, because she makes learning easier. Her methodology is simple and clear. I'm very happy!
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About Meriem B.

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Bonjour & bienvenue!

French is my native language and whether you're a beginner or experienced French speaker, I would be happy to:
1) Teach you French from scratch,
2) Enrich your vocabulary & conversational abilities, or
3) Polish your accent to make you sound like a real French person!

---------------Frequently Asked Questions---------------

1- Are you interested in teaching total beginners?

=> Of course! Actually, a lot of my students are beginners. It's fantastic to follow their progress and it's interesting to adapt the class a bit differently for each of them according to their preferences and abilities.

2- What type of lessons would you recommend?

=> Beginner: 45 min lessons (conversation is still minimal, the lessons will be mostly based on exercices).

=> Intermediate: 45 min or 60 min lessons (about 50% conversation, 50% exercices)

=> Advanced: 30 or 45 min (100% conversation).

=> Kids: 30 or 45 min, depending how young and how are their ...

About Meriem
[N-B: Time off from Jan. 31 to Feb 7th]

I'm a native French speaker, but I do understand the joy & challenges of approaching a new language, as I also learned English, Italian and Tunisian (dialect of Arabic).

I moved from France to the USA in 2011 and my main job is being a costume designer specialized in opera. Through my work, I occasionally translate documents or help opera singers with their pronunciation & understanding of French lyrics.
I've also been teaching French privately and I would like to share my love for this language and culture with more students. Takelessons has been an amazing tool for this so far!

I'm looking forward to meeting you online or in my neighborhood (Andersonville in Chicago).

Merci et à bientôt!
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Stephanie January 17, 2019
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Sonya January 9, 2019
· French · Online
Meriem is a wonderful teacher! She is very good at evaluated what level you are and your specific needs. She's patient and helpful and really uses every minute of the lesson!
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Dawn January 8, 2019
· French · In studio
Meriem is an absolutely excellent teacher. I am truly impressed with her high level of organization, thorough approach, and dedication to teaching. Honestly, she could probably publish her own text book! She will encourage you to "go for it" and make mistakes, while always paying great attention to detail. I also appreciate that her lessons take a very practical approach, often focusing on what working adults would likely require in a French-speaking environment. She also happens to be a kind, cultured, and wonderful human being. Cannot recommend her highly enough!
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About Pamela H.

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I have taught high school and middle school French for the past 17 years. I am a master at explaining, demonstrating, and creating unique learning tools. Whether you need tutoring or you are looking to learn French on your own I will have you using your French in no time. So, laissez les bons temps roulez! and come learn some French with Mme Hubert!

About Pamela
Although I began school in Quito, Ecuador and was well on my way to fluency in Spanish, I knew that French was my language the first time I heard it. I have been lucky enough to travel to both France and Canada many times and studied in Paris while in college. I am currently the National French Honor Society sponsor at my high school and teach French during the summer at a local summer camp.
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Alanis May 18, 2018
· French · In studio
She is an amazing teacher and she loves to help students in need. She always told me to never give up and do my best.Even when i give she helps me. Best teacher ever.
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About Vanie B.

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Bonjour à tous!

My name is Vanie, French is my mother tongue. I grew up and studied in France.
I have worked at Awty International School at the French Institute and Trini Mendenhall Community Center.
I was able to apply my skills and knowledge within these three organizations.
I adapt my classes according to the needs of my students.
It is with pleasure that I will help you and accompany you in your project.
My classes are mostly online and my schedules are flexible.

À bientôt!

About Vanie
Bonjour à tous,

My name is Vanie, French is my mother tongue. I grew up and studied in France.
I was a French teacher at a language school in the French Alliance in Houston.
I also worked at Awty International School as a substitute teacher.
I was able to apply my skills and knowledge within these organizations.
I adapt courses to the needs of my students.
It is with pleasure that I will help you and accompany you in your project.
Come discover with me the language of poets and writers of French literature.

PS: I give courses online and I can move for you within a radius of 5 miles maximum.

À bientôt !
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Rashmita July 30, 2018
· French · In studio
Vanie is an amazing teacher. She is very sweet and encouraging. I gained the confidence to speak French in France because of her. She is simply the best French teacher I have ever had! Merci beaucoup Vanie!
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J-M July 29, 2018
· French · In studio
i enjoyed being in Vanie's Conversational French group. She is very patient and creative, and I would recommend her as a French teacher for any student level.
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Rebecca July 28, 2018
· French · In studio
Vanie is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and creates a comfortable environment for learning French. I was willing to make mistakes and take chances to improve my fluency, knowing that she was always supportive and available for positive corrections. She brought the language and culture alive. I highly recommend her as a French teacher.
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About Emily S.

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Whether you want to learn how ask where the bathroom is or you want to delve into the nuances of French grammar, I'm your girl! I've lived and worked in France and have a Bachelor's degree in the language. I'm happy to tailor lessons around certain vocabulary that fits your interest. Are you going to France to cycle? Let's get technical. Just looking to discover the culinary world? We can talk food and wine. It's important to me that you get everything you're looking for out of our lessons.

About Emily
My passion for languages started at a young age. I continued to nurture this interested and ended up with a Bachelor's degree in French and Italian. All the while, I was working in restaurants. My passion for food and wine took me to France, where I lived and worked in the wine industry.

When I am at home in the States, I work in restaurants. My most recent job was a General Manager position in which I also directed the wine program.

When I'm not at home, I spend most of my free time traveling. Which leads me to this site. I want to maintain a part time tutoring position while I explore and taste my way through Europe.
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Emily S.

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About ARMAND N.

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Fun and creative teacher with a heart to transmit knowledge. I love working with people of all ages and background, especially the youth

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I am Chemist by training who studied and worked on three different continents. Therefore, I can adapt my teaching skills quickly to fit the needs of my students. I have 10+ years of teaching experience. Personally, I am a very approachable and dedicated teacher and mentor.
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I will make my students equally confident into reading or listening french as they do speaking or writing it. My goal is to make my student not only understand conversations but participate and express themselves. I will have games, songs, books and movies to share with my students. This is not just a lesson but a life experience that i will be sharing my students. so I might as well make it memorable.

About Stella
Hello, I am Stella. I was a tutor for two years at Santa Monica college and I enjoy teaching French and I am currently majoring in psychology at CSUCI. To me to teach someone is to get to know them and to create an unbreakable bound. If I was lucky enough to be selected by .. translate this first: "Enseigner ce n'est pas remplir un vase, c'est allumer un feu".

IF YOU CHOOSE ME THEN KNOW THAT FRENCH SINGERS ARE GOING BE PART OF OUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE..
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Stella W.

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