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About Adam R.

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Watchung, NJ

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I teach all levels of piano.

About Adam
I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun.

Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online.

*** Lesson Details ***
30 minute singing lessons - Typically do 10 to 12 minutes of warmup and the rest of the time is devoted to practical application of technique to your songs, as well as, performance aspects. I also offer hour lessons.

30 minute acting lessons - Typically work on monologues or scenes that I or they provide. We can also work on sides provides for auditions for TV, film, & stage. I also offer hour lessons.

30 minute reading coaching - Typically work on our alphabet, the different sounds, sight words, and reading a book of choice.
I also offer hour lessons

30 minute voice/speech session - Typically work improving your voice through various exercises and strategies. I also offer hour lessons

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use my Macbook Pro to record lessons and distribute them to students via a free Dropbox account. IN PERSON LESSONS ONLY.
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Afhwin B. March 5, 2019
· Acting · In studio
He understood the requirement and jumped in with practical solutions , tools and approach . Looking forward to the rest of the classes.
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Alaina February 11, 2019
· Acting · In home
My daughter really enjoys Adam's energy, integrity and no fluff attitude. His advice and coaching are spot on and in a few sessions, she has really opened up to what needs to be worked on and where her strengths are.
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Kristina January 30, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
I'm seeing Adam for accent reduction and for deepening the pitch of my voice (I sound too girly in business meetings). My colleagues really noticed a difference! It took about 8 weeks to get to the point where it was noticeable enough. I will continue with the lessons to make the it stick. Plus, it is fun! Adam makes me laugh every time!
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Adam R.

Watchung, NJ 07069
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$35 / 30-min

About Rina M.

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Westfield, NJ

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Begin with piano basics and advance to more complex material from simple melodies with block chords, broken chords and arpeggios to Pachelbel's Canon in D and Beethoven's Fur Elise. Learn finger agility by practicing the Major and minor scales in parallel and contrary motion. Begin with one octave and advance to a range of four octaves. Add dynamics and phrasing to perfect your performance.

About Rina
I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice strategies, music notation, theory, rhythm and phrasing, while adapting teaching approaches to match the needs of each student. I share a love of music with my students and it gives me great pride to hear each student develop their own musical voice.

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My goal is to help students of varying ages and abilities succeed musically. Dedicated, experienced, encouraging, and sensitive to student moods, I am a multi-instrumentalist who can instruct you in acoustic guitar, classical guitar, piano (classical and popular repertoire
), oboe, and voice. Study music to awaken your aural senses, develop muscle memory, and enhance your intellectual development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano and bench, keyboard, guitar, guitar stand, music stand, foot stool. Ample seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I am comfortable teaching from a piano or keyboard. I will transport my own guitar and anticipate students will own or rent the instrument they will be studying.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner to advanced music instruction, guitar notes and chords, piano melodies and accompaniment, vocal instruction, musical theater, classical piano and more.
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Maria February 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
Ms.Rina is great! She is very patient and knowledgeable musician! Me and my daughter love her!!!
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tony M. December 28, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Work on mechanics and other skills to open up or clear the airway and to improve resonance and the quality of the overall voicing etc.
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Riley K. August 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Helpful, caring and instructive lessons. Clear improvement shown after each session.
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Rina M.

Westfield, NJ 07090
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$40 / 30-min

About Charles C.

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West Long Branch, NJ
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Teaching of classical music requires proper learning of piano technique. I teach technique through a series of books covering 5 years of study. I supplement this with classical pieces (recital pieces) for each level as well as studies in technique from Hanon, Czerny, and others. In addition, I include sample works from all periods, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Post Romantic, Modern.

About Charles
BA Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers College. MS from Montclair in Music Composition,
Jazz Studies with Kenny Baron. Composition Studies with Nicholas Rousakis, Frank Foster, Noel DaCosta.

Member Music Educators National Association.
Member Jersey Shore Music Educators Association
Member BMI

I am an experienced lifelong pianist. I work professionally as a solo pianist, church organist, choir director, piano teacher, composer and arranger. I am experienced in most styles of music including, classical, jazz, pop, gospel, Broadway and rock.

I develop an individual learning path for each of my students so they can achieve their musical goals. I use a variety of piano teaching methods and am not bound by any particular one. Depending upon my students level and goals I will supplement the methods books with pieces th
at interest the student.

*** Lesson Details ***
Depending upon the student lessons we will work on several areas designed to improve the students understanding of music and playing the piano.

1. How to practice efficiently,
2. Improving technique.
3. Weekly songs and pieces to learn.
4. Long range major works which will take several months to master
5. Sight reading
7. Music theory, harmony, rhythm and melody, which can be applied to all styles of music, popular song, classical, jazz, etc.
8. Understanding of music styles and composers

How much time we spend in each area will be determined by the students level and goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai Grand 6' at Studio
Yamaha Digital Practice Piano
Yamaha PS-1500 Arranger Keyboard
Logic Pro 9 Recording Software
JV-1010 Synth Module
Roland VK-8M Organ Module
E-MU Hamond B3 Module
Focusrite 6i6 Audio Interface
JBL Studio Monitors
Macbook Pro

*** Travel Equipment ***
Each student must have a suitable weighted keyboard or piano at home for practice.

*** Specialties ***
Specialties Include:

Classical and Jazz

Jazz, Pop, Broadway and other Popular Forms

Songwriting and Arranging

Piano accompaniment

Developing a performance repertoire

Technique Development
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Hayden A. June 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
The first piano lesson was truly great! I am glad we found Charles.
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Michael E. April 13, 2018
· Piano · In home
Awesome - motivates my son, makes it fun. Knows how far to push him, keeps material current and enjoyable to pay.
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Sharon B. April 14, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I recommend Charles, he is a qualified instructor.
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Charles C.

West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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$30 / 30-min

About David S.

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New York, NY

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I have a doctorate in piano performance and have been teaching piano for seventeen years. I currently teach at my home in Washington Heights, in a mid-town Manhattan studio, at a private day school, and at students' homes. Rates listed are for lessons at the mid-town studio; please contact me through the "ask a question" feature for rates at my apartment (less) or yours (more).

About David
I have been teaching since 2000, when I was a still a student at The Juilliard School. I get tremendous satisfaction from watching my students grow and overcome challenges. Irrespective of whether I am teaching a professional musician, a college student, or a young child, my goal is to help make piano playing physically coordinated and musically gratifying.

As a classically trained musician, I teach my students to observe the written notes and indications in the music and to attune their inner ears to the music behind those notes. As interpreters our job is like “reading between the lines” of a book. The ability to attune oneself this way comes from cultivating a precise and imaginative ear, understanding the historical context and compositional techniques behind each piece, and learning to balance individual expression with a deep re
spect for composers' intentions.

In the end, however, playing an instrument is a physical endeavor. All the best musical intentions amount to little without the right motions to express them. In my experience, many pianists lack a sophisticated understanding of how to approach the instrument physically, which results in poor rhythm and sound, physical discomfort, and mental weariness.

While still in my teens, I experienced pain in my arms from playing difficult repertoire with an underdeveloped technique. It was necessary to retrain my playing completely. I was fortunate enough to find teachers of the Taubman Approach who helped me to understand the connections between physical coordination and beautiful playing. As a result of having made and overcome many physical mistakes myself, I have developed the ability to see what is holding students back and to help them find better ways of approaching the piano. As a teacher, I consider it my responsibility to not only suggest a way of interpreting music but also to give the technical tools to execute that interpretation with ease.

I also consider a significant part of my teaching to be advising a student how to practice. Given that I usually only see students once a week, the quality and quantity of their practice during the rest of the week is critical to their success. At each point in the process of learning a piece, a student’s attention should be focused on different aspects of playing the piece. I try to guide my students’ practice time based on where they are in the learning process, so that their time spent at home is optimized.

Like any meaningful pursuit, learning to master the piano requires time, patience, and work to be fulfilling. By helping students attune to the beauty of the music and understand its inner workings, by developing their physical awareness, and by focusing their practice, I aim to inspire students and bring their goals within reach.
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Hannah H. June 19, 2015
· Piano · In studio
I had a great experience taking piano lessons from David. After several years away from the piano, I wasn't entirely sure where to start. David took me back to the beginning and focused on fundamentals and technique. Not only did this improve my playing, but it also helped me develop awareness of areas that I could work on when I practiced. I found David to be a wonderful teacher who teaches a good balance of technique and artistry, and I would take lessons with him again.
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Saanjali K. April 16, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Lessons with David were my favorite time of the week during college. He worked on both basic techniques and finer details and nuances, which made the lessons very creatively satisfying. As a student, I hold him in the highest regard. If you haven't signed up for a lesson, you're missing out!
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Helen N. April 13, 2015
· Piano · In studio
I always wanted to learn how to play the piano and it wasn't until the age of 29 that I decided that there was no better time than now to start taking lessons. As a beginner, I am so thankful to have David as my teacher. He stressed the importance of technique even though he knows that I just really want to learn how to play so I could show off at a dinner party. Without this, I wouldn't have progressed as quickly as I have. He is incredibly patient, which is what I like most about him as a teacher. Given that I started with David as a true beginner, he had to go over the same things repeatedly, for months on end, and he was never once impatient. He also thinks about his students outside of his lessons and that speaks volumes. I only like certain types of music and am quite stubborn about only playing what I like. He not only understands this but will send me links to songs and brings pieces of music to our lesson because I often have difficulty finding pieces that I like or that are the right fit for my skill level.

If it weren't for David's steadfast positivity, his kindness and his genuine desire to see me grow and learn as a piano player, I would not still be taking lessons from him three plus years later. Luckily for me, that is not the case and I look forward to having many more lessons with him. I highly recommend David as a teacher!
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David S.

New York, NY 10019
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$60 / 30-min

About Ari F.

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East Brunswick, NJ

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Piano was my first instrument, and I firmly believe it to be an important tool in composition, music theory and multi-instrumentalism. I try hard to make playing piano fun, and emphasize technical study through Sonatinas and well known pieces!

About Ari
My name is Ari F., I'm 22 years old.

Currently, I'm studying at Kean University, for a degree in Music Education K-12 with Teacher Certification.

I am a 3.8 GPA student who has been studying cello since I was 8 and piano since I was 3, and the other strings instruments since I was 15. I have always been good at all subjects, but have had a love for music. Music can benefit the brain in incredible ways, especially for children! Please ask me about these benefits and I can give you support academic research.

I have a permissive teaching style that is sensitive to developmental disability and mental illness but also can be quite harrowing and strict if you have the desire to truly become a great musician. I practice all my instruments daily--I expect my students to do the same. :)

My specialties are strings, music theory, and p
iano. I'm very energetic and expect genuine effort from all my students. I try to make things fun, so I hope you try too!
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Tom B. December 12, 2018
· Upright Bass · In home
Knows what I need to do to be better....very professional.
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Mary November 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ari was a great teacher...She was very competent, professional, patient and courteous...If I do start lessons again,I will definitely ask for her...
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Rayaan & Alizeh K. November 7, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ari has made both my children very comfortable with her. As soon as she rings the doorbell, the kids go running to greet her. She’s a wonderful and pleasant person and has been instrumental in having the kids become interested in playing the piano.
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Ari F.

East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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About Derrell S.

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Somerset, NJ
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I'm an experienced classical pianist and have been teaching private lessons for 4 years. Students will experience all of the joys that come with learning how to play and read the music of well known classical masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart, and much more. Amaze your family and friends at parties and events by learning a skill that can last for a lifetime!

About Derrell
My name is Derrell Schenck from Somerset, NJ. I am an experienced piano instructor of all ages. I've been playing piano for over 15 years now and been teaching piano professionally for 5 years. I enjoy teaching and music which is my passion.
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Kathy August 2, 2016
· Piano · In home
Derrell is a pleasure to work with and is very flexible. He is knowledgeable and experienced. He knows how to get the best out of his students.
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Kathy August 2, 2016
· Piano · In home
Derrell is a pleasure to work with and is very flexible. He is knowledgeable and experienced. He knows how to get the best out of his students.
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Derrell S.

Somerset, NJ 08873
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$50 / 30-min

About John D.

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Brooklyn, NY

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To my teaching, I bring almost forty years of experience as a performer, recording artist, and historian. I teach students of any age (i.e. children, teenagers, and adults), and at all levels of experience (i.e. beginners, intermediate, and advanced), the technical and expressive intricacies of the standard classical repertoire. But what makes my teaching unique or those elements drawn from my background beyond music. Prior to attending The Juilliard School, from which I graduated with a Masters Degree (M.M.) in Piano Performance, I graduated from Brown University with a Bachelors Degree (B.A.) in History and Russian Language & Literature. Over the course of my career as a performer and teacher, my first-rate education has set me apart from other pianists, particularly as it relates to my work researching, playing, recording, and writing about music connected to African American culture. In lessons, I draw my own experience and education and encourage all my students to develop ...

About John
I believe that music is for everybody, not just professionals. My many years of teaching beginners, teenagers, and adults of all levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced, has shown me that, with practice and time, virtually everyone can attain a high level at the keyboard and play the piano and the incredible music written for it from the inside, not just from the outside looking in. If this challenge sounds like fun, I would be happy to help you (or your child) on that musical journey.
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John D.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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$159 / 45-min

About Galyna R.

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New York, NY

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I offer individualized private lessons for children and adults. If you have taken lessons and want to continue your education, or you have always had a dream to play an instrument and are finally ready to start, I am happy to help and show you the path to the joy of music. I can teach you piano and flute, and will give you understanding of musical theory. I can prepare you for competitions and exams, or teach music just for fun - for your or your kids’ enjoyment.

About Galyna
Hello! I teach piano and flute.
I can prepare for competitions and exams, give knowledge of music theory, or teach music just for fun - for your, or your kid's enjoyment.

My students performed in studio recitals, successfully passed Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations, won competitions such as Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival, Crescendo International competition, Russian Music Festival and were awarded performance opportunities in such renowned halls as Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall of Kaufman Center, Italian Teatro of Columbia University, NY and Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.

I earned my Master of Music degree from the National P. Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine and Bachelor of Music degree (with Honors) from R. Glier Kyiv State Higher Music College.

My perfor
mance experience includes concerts in Zurich, Basel, Bern as a winner of Switzerland Round Table Club Competition; chamber appearances in Haifa (Israel), Koblenz (Germany), solo and chamber performances in Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall of Kaufman center, NY, in the Musicales of the Greater Princeton Steinway Society.

I am a co-founder and artistic director of Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival.

I teach in New York City, NJ or via Skype.

In NYC I teach at the music studio next to Penn Station. I can also come to your place if it is in 3 miles radius from Penn Station.
In New Jersey I teach at my home studio in Roseland or can come to your place if it is nearby.

For in-studio lessons in NYC I charge extra $10 per half an hour to cover the cost of studio rent.

For lessons in your place I will need to charge extra to cover the cost of commute.
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Julia October 20, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter used to take flute lessons with Galyna. I wish she didn't move from Princeton, so my daughter could continue lessons with her. Galyna's kindness, engaging personality and desire to help a student grow as a musician were important factors which contributed to a positive and nurturing learning atmosphere. Her own performances were always inspirational. She is a great teacher, and I highly recommend her!
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Maria October 1, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter took lessons with Galyna for five years. At the age of seven she was true beginner - no experience with any musical instruments. Sophia really enjoyed her lessons! She ended up playing in a band in middle school and I attribute her success to Galyna's lessons. Galyna is professional, friendly and flexible. I would highly recommend her as a music teacher.
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Larissa September 29, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Galyna is an excellent teacher: very patient, fun and supportive. My son takes piano classes with her and I can see progress each class. I am very happy to recommend her!
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Galyna R.

Roseland, NJ 07068
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$45 / 30-min

About Joshua F.

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South Orange, NJ

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I utilize a variety of different training methodologies that will maximize the amount of information retained by the student.

About Joshua
Hello, my name is Joshua F. I have years of teaching experience in both music and other subjects.
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Stephen S. December 10, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Joshua was exactly what I hoped for. Right on time, very personable and a great teacher.
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Joshua F.

South Orange, NJ 07079
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$34 / 30-min

About Nathan M.

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Madison, NJ
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From a young age, Piano and music were a part of my life. My grandfather first taught me to play when I was two. He was self taught, and never learned how to read music. So my first lessons were about the theory behind the music, and the laws which governs notes and octaves.
Later, once I progressed, my grandfather footed the bill for proper lessons. There, I learned classical piano techniques, and of course, how to read music. I followed a much more traditional path after that, and enjoy performing and playing today.

But I never forgot how the notes interacted, and today, I specialize in composition and arrangement, because of this knowledge.

About Nathan
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My name is Nate. I'm an International relations and Psychology student at Drew with a serious case of the travel bug. When I'm not in class I captain the mens fencing team, and I am President of the Drew Israel Student Association.

I am super passionate about teaching. It's so important to have a one-on-one environment where students can get the help they need to succeed. Lessons can be mundane and clinical, so I like to make piano come alive! I specialize in taking complex subjects and breaking them down so even the toughest learners get the tools they need to succeed.

I've been playing piano for 13 years, and was taught by my grandfather from an early age. He was a self taught musician and instead of traditional methods, he taught me the theory behind the music, what he called, "the laws which govern notes. " Shortly af
ter my grandfather died I started recieving formal training. But even through scales and lessons, I never forgot the piano my grandfather taught me, and would consider it an honor to pass my grandfather's "piano playbook" on to another.
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Nathan M.

Madison, NJ 07940
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$42 / 30-min

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