I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I can teach you the "real" spoken Brazilian Portuguese from Rio de Janeiro. I have been teaching Brazilian Portuguese since 2013 in NYC.
It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that will be exactly what you are looking for, and make your learning process enjoyable!
I have worked with Bill as a vocalist for several years, and have always been impressed with his singing voice. Now having studied with him privately, I am even more impressed with his teaching skills—fun, encouraging, and informative, his lessons are not to be missed! Also, very reasonably priced!
August 15, 2014
I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!
June 24, 2014
Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!
Learn Portuguese singing! This is the method: using lyrics of the songs you like to learn the language. Learn Portuguese through Brazilian Music! I'm a Brazilian musician, 20 years experience teaching, with a great method to work in person and online. Practice conversation, cultural aspects and music!
* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!
About Cândida L.
In English, Portuguese or Spanish! Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with proper and modern methodologies to teach Piano, voice, ear training, music theory, music history, composition, and songwriting - in person and online!
TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or online, cutting-edge techniques and training - combining arts, music and well-being. For all ages, make your musical experience a really valid one.
I'm a Brazilian musician around 35 years old, based in NYC for a PhD Research, MASTER in Piano Performance and Singing, Professor at a University in Brazil and in the US, also Bachelor in Singing and Composition. I am a touring artist also, with a career on piano and singing that you can find works and followers in every social network.
I am very ex
perienced conducting classes of piano and Jazz singing, for kids and adults. I have a huge repertoire of classical music, pop, musical theater, Brazilian and Latin songs. Also, the practice can include harmony studies, ear training, improvisation, songwriting and composition. The main concept of my methodology is about using creativity, technology, and good music to make the students play the songs they want and develop skills. I can teach in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
I've been teaching for the last 20 years from beginners to advanced students. I coach professional musicians, applying for auditions, releasing new works or developing their careers. My students include from kids to successful musicians. Check my reviews please.
PLAY Music - LEARN Music - CREATE Music Use the piano or voice to play a great variety of songs, from classical to pop, crossing jazz, Brazilian and Latin tunes, american classicals, etc. Using sheets, chords, iPad/iphone, "play by ear", books or just improvising! Add to your training elements of Music Theory, Harmony, Music History and Ear Training with interactive material online and books. Creativity!!! Jam every class, learn to songwrite, to create your melodies, change chords, write lyrics and produce your songs! Acoustic and digital support, many tools to express your ideas, kids to adults!
Create your own program, combining different subjects, like singing and ear training, music theory and piano, piano and singing, piano and songwriting, etc.
Classes are online or in-studio in Manhattan, New York.
FOR ONLINE CLASSES, I developed a great structure working with your ipad/ tablet/ phone/ computer, using Skype , FaceTime, Facebook, Zoom, and more, to work with worldwide students and institutes. Ask me more about it!
ABOUT THE CLASSES: I recommend starting with online or in studio classes of 30 minutes. You will receive instructions for an amazing, affordable and comfortable class! Want a longer class, double or mixed subjects like piano and singing? Let me know! I can also work in groups, so invite your friends and family!
Any doubt or special case? Write me a message! I'll be happy to consider your request!
Las clases también pueden ser en ESPAÑOL y con el repertorio latino!
Ou se preferir, com a alegria e a facilidade de se falar PORTUGUÊS em aula!
FROM MY WEBSITE:
Professor Cândida is an inspiring world-class musician, classically trained and rooted in Brazilian/Latin culture. While completing her Doctorate, she holds a Master in Piano Performance, Bachelors also in piano, singing, composition, studies in music production and electronic music, sound therapy, special needs and coaching. Professor Cândida is a true educator and artist, specialized in Music Pedagogy.
Her artistic work mixes folkloric music, bossa nova, pop, latin and African music, jazz, and styles of world music. After 15 years of teaching in Universities in Brazil, the United States and other countries, she created a program in which she offers her experience as a music educator for all ages worldwide students.
To be effective, warm and simple. Her program consists of private and group classes, live online and in New York City. Not by video, it's a true instructor to help you build repertoire, good technique, and great support to your studies and development.
Her methodology consists of a modern approach to music education and coaching, that connects creativity, repertoire, technology and skill development. Among her expertise: piano, keyboard, jazz voice and singing, music theory, ear training, harmony, songwriting.
She also connects and leads a warm community that shares music, shows, meetings, and encouragement!
You can choose to learn in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
Many possibilities, many styles. Her expertise on classical, Brazilian and Latin jazz, pop, although she has coached students and musicians in all genres, especially working with professionals in universities around the world. It includes jewish, arabic, indian music.
If you are especially interested in BRAZILIAN MUSIC, like Bossa Nova and Samba, this is one of the main expertise of Prof. Cândida.
Prof. Cândida combines her formal academic studies in University as an artist and educator with studies and certifications in Dalcroze, Linklater, improvisation, circle singing, music production, technology and especially her experience in studios and playing with musicians all over America. Special call to "O Passo" - a Brazilian methodology on rhythm and pitch, connecting body and voice to learn music, performance and reading. Fantastic!
Being trained in different techniques, she offers a combination of different methodologies to suit the best material for each student. You will have access for free to her resources, including many books, recordings, audiobooks, online courses, of most of the material that is sold online. Included in your methodology the research to these resources if you wish.
ARTS, MUSIC COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE
Prof. Cândida is highly oriented by studies in Neuroscience, to develop methodologies that work for kids stimulation, healthy aging programs, and special needs, among some other special cases. Finding the right methodology to work on music education is a key aspect to guarantee long-lasting results and motivation - especially for kids. Music and arts are applied as well-being activities, for artistic and health purposes. This is one of the main aspects of learning from a trained and experienced music educator.
MUSIC AND SOUND HEALING There is a special program including techniques connected to meditation and well-being. Ask me how.
Prof. Cândida has a special curriculum for kids in homeschooling programs. As a certified educator, Prof. Cândida is able of giving reports and evaluations for these programs.
You can connect online. There are easy instructions that you receive to make sure you are all set to start. You have the chance to record your class and you will receive a link with all the material we use in class. In tour or local, classes must go on! The teacher will have the same sheet music as the student and will guide the positioning of the camera to suit the class.
IN NEW YORK
If you are in the New York Area, come for class in one of the studios. We are at midtown west, in great locations and professional studios.
Please review my fees for different locations and class length. Starting at $50.
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY
You will start making part of our special projects, that include shows, concerts, events, CDs, month challenges, gifts, and other surprises. Touring different cities, you will make part of a community that gets together to watch shows, to perform and to travel - our performances happen in different cities, including New York and Rio de Janeiro! If you are looking to explore the world, might be a good opportunity!
Once you sign up, you will be connected to our links.
Ms. Candida is the best teacher ever!!! My son is 6 years old and very hard to handle but Ms. Candida is always so caring and patient with him and my son loves Ms. Candida's class very much and learn A LOT from her! Really amazing teacher!! :)
October 1, 2019
We absolutely love Candida. She seems to be able to connect to my 8 years old which I constantly have to push to practice, so and I cannot ask for more honestly. I'm just happy he's so excited to go to the class. Worth every $ and trust me I just moved in NYC and the lessons are double the price than in NJ.
I have taught Portuguese and Portuguese for Spanish speakers at the college level. I make my classes fun, which is easy to do since Portuguese is an exciting language to learn!
I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.
I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!
I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.
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!
ver your goals are with your language of interest, I can help you get there. Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!
Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learning on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!
June 24, 2019
Melissa has a lovely calming personality. She made us feel completely at ease while learning a foreign language. She was prepared and tailored the lesson for our specific goals and level.
She displayed an expert knowledge of the language, but was still able to teach beginners. Plus we could tell she really loved Portuguese.
The online format was great. Cant wait for the next lesson.
January 15, 2018
Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.
I’m Brazilian so I can teach you how to speak like a native. Personalized lessons according to students goals.
I'm a rock blues guitar player, graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music. I've played with some of the most renowned musicians of nowadays, such as Guthrie Govan and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai).
My debut album was released in 2016, featuring some special guests such as the guitar legend Scott Henderson. I've toured all over Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. promoting my original music and giving guitar masterclasses. I have over 10 years of experience teaching guitar (electric and acoustic), ukulele and bass.
“Carmen’s lessons really make the Portuguese language come alive! She identifies her students motivations to learn the language and designs lessons that targets vocabulary and expressions that are really useful to rapidly advance proficiency.”
Aaron Spencer, USA, (United Nations & Rockefeller Foundation)
“I have been studying Portuguese for 2 years and I have had a few teachers but Carmen has been by far the best. She is attentive and her learning programs work.”
Erin Liefeld, Australia, (kinesiologist)
“Very professional, interactive approach simulating real-life situations with great variability. High degree of customization leveraging my Spanish skills and the synergies with Portuguese.”
Harald Gunia, Germany, (Engineer)
I am an experienced bilingual professional teacher and communicator. I am a native of Brazil with a wide breadth of experience and passion for the Brazilian and American cultures and their languages (Portuguese-English).
The experience of living in other countries has given me great cultural flexibility and has made me a more open-minded person.
My work consists of teaching, guiding and coaching students from around the globe with Brazilian Portuguese. I help them in all aspects of breaking the language barriers. I work with all language skills and methods, yet my main specialty is making students speak and communicate well in Portuguese. I work directly on their speech and its construction through the Communicative Approach along with modern technologies. I customize my students experience according to their main goals and I have man
As always an amazing lesson. I really appreciate how the homework and lessons are tailored to both my personal interests as well as my Portuguese goals, and I can tell I am improving rapidly under her mentorship. Thank you!
August 19, 2019
Our lessons have become one of the things I look forward to every week. Carmen is amazing and if you want to learn Portuguese you won't find anyone better!
July 24, 2019
One of the amazing things about Professora Carmen is that during our lessons I will often times ask a question about something I am stuck on or curious about, and she will flawlessly use my question as a teaching moment. As an example, I mentioned how in a song I heard a phrase that didn't make sense to me. 15 minutes later we had use that phrase to help me learn more about Brazilian culture, grammar, and different meanings to similar words. Honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had in my 16+ years of schooling!
Portuguese is my native language! I teach any levels
My name is Jessica and I've been in contact with music since I was 3 years old. I have always loved music and it has always been a huge part of my life. I love it so much it became my profession. I'm so excited to share this passion with everybody who wants to learn. Music is for everyone!
*Music* I'm a piano and guitar appreciator since childhood and music amplifies our horizon and vision of life. Now, in the same way that someone gave me my first musical instructions, I am doing the same, giving lessons to beginners.
*Computer Skills* I've been working with excel, ms access, linux for almost 30 years (Ms project 15YRS), I basically started when I was 16 while I was assisting my dad who was an state auditor and had to do a lot with accounting data.
Since the good usage of information values gold, I have been using these IT tools intensively throughout my whole professional career and they definitely provided me a good growth.
So, now I'm sharing part of the lessons learned during these years, teaching these important computer skills: Excel, Ms Access, Linux, Ms Project.
"I had the pleasure of having Joneide as a Portuguese language for a few different courses at Brazil in Chicago. She was a great teacher who made every cla
ss exciting and different. She was very organized and came to class each week with a lesson plan as well as different materials and activities to help us as we learned the Portuguese language. Although she made each class fun, she also challenged us by making sure we engaged in as much Portuguese dialogue as possible. She also made sure to correct our pronunciation so that we said each word correctly, which was something I was really grateful for. Also, aside from being a great instructor she was very friendly and made you feel comfortable asking any questions in the class setting. She also taught us a lot about the Brazilian culture and even did a cooking demo during one of our last classes, making Pão de queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) for our class!"
"Excellent first lesson! Very excited about learning this language and looking forward to talking with Marcia again!!"
"Marcia is very encouraging, personable, positive and I really look forward to our lessons. She customizes the lessons and speed to your level. I could n
ot have asked for a better teacher."
"I've been working with Jaqueline for a couple of months and she is a very good teacher who pays attention to your learning style and any issues you are de
veloping bad habits with. She is very much like a language coach and you are getting 1 on 1 attention to help you grow and communicate."
"Great lesson. Informative and fun"
"After a ~6 months of Portuguese classes in university, I took a year of lessons with Márcia. I was preparing for a post-graduate study abroad program, so
was looking to maintain and improve my Portuguese relatively intensively. Working with Márcia was an absolute delight - she was always punctual, willing to work with my schedule, and adopted the textbooks I was used to. Depending on my schedule, she was happy to assign me homework or come to class prepared with activities if I didn't have time outside of class to study that week. Our lessons were mostly conversations, with Marcia actively pointing out new vocabulary words, grammar usage points, or tidbits of Brazilian culture throughout. Unlike my university classes, Marcia taught me Portuguese for professional AND casual situations. She even invested time in my learning outside of my lesson by reviewing and providing thorough feedback on my assignments before we even got to the lesson.
I would highly recommend taking lessons with Márcia no matter your level - she's patient, funny, energetic, and professional, not to mention a great teacher. Muito muito obrigada, Márcia. Foi um prazer! :)"
"Marcia is an excellent teacher, so kind and patient, and always has great lessons prepared. Thank you!"
"First class and Marcia beats any program I've ever used. I know working with her is going to be a great experience."
"Márcia is a clear expert when it comes to Portuguese culture and language. I have been a student of Marcia for a few months and I honestly look forward to
our classes every time. She is very funny, comfortable, and familiar. Her classes are a mixture of academics and fun! She is very flexible and a lovely person to speak with-- I highly recommend."