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About Andrew S.

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New Rochelle, NY

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About Andrew
I've been studying music for 10 years now. Having come to music later in life than most, I find that I am more empathetic to the perspective of the beginning student than many teachers. I spent the Summer of 2009 teaching music fundamentals to groups of severely physically and mentally disabled children of all ages. Since then I've completed my Bachelors degree in Music, taught privately and with several established music schools.

To me, music is above all about transformation. Beautiful sound transforms our experience of the environment, and learning an instrument can help students approach life as one big instrument they need to practice to master.
Learning to play an instrument is also an experience of training one’s nervous system to gradually act and respond in new ways, and that kind of persistent, focused
, training is applicable to any new skill.
Last and definitely not least, playing music is fun.

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I plan my lessons around getting students to enjoy playing music as soon as possible, whether that means learning how to strum a chord rhythmically, playing their favorite song, or how to take a blues solo.
There are steps that have to be climbed to do more complex things and I encourage students to practice a little every day rather than for a long time once or twice a week. Developing a love of music and steady practice habits are more beneficial over the long term than practicing until your limit.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I currently have a living room space where I can teach, but it's small so it might be preferable to travel to you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If necessary I can provide amplification, cables, and a microphone.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Folk, Blues, Rock, Hip-hop, Funk, Reggae.
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Dimico M. August 7, 2015
· Piano · In home
Andrew is great, very patient. My son is five and Andrew was able to keep him focus on the task at hand, he makes the lesson so enjoyable that my Dimico was practicing long after Andrew left. We are looking forward to more lessons with him.
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Mushka W. July 14, 2015
· Guitar · In home
It was our first class, and my daughter felt comfortable with Andrew. Looking forward to having her grow in her guitar playing in the coming lessons
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richie July 14, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Very happy with the teacher. Andrew is very patient and encouraging. Always on time and normally stays a little longer than the allotted time . Recommended definitely
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Andrew S.

Andrew S.

New Rochelle, NY 10801
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About Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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About Brenda
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and have my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University. I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and I just completed my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and inco
rporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

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Whether you want to play flute, clarinet, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**
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Jessica T. June 26, 2017
· Piano · Online
I didn't know what to expect so I was naturally a little apprehensive. Lo & behold I quickly realized what a great teacher Brenda is. She is a natural & really has the gift of teaching ~ She easily transfers her knowledge of music & piano to her students. I'm so happy to have her as my teacher.
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J. A. T. June 26, 2017
· Piano · Online
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Judy June 23, 2017
· Piano · In home
Ms. Brenda is great. We started our daughter few months ago, she loves it. Ms. Brenda is very patient with kids! Wonderful teacher!
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Brenda B.

Brenda B.

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
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About Amy C.

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Weehawken, NJ

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About Amy
I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldekrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I received a B.A. For comparative literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Purchase and I am currently studying for a masters in social work at Walden University.
I believe, within all of us, Is the ability to express something distinctive and original. I work to help the student discover their individual and unique voice, weather it be through singing, acting or writing. I share with my students tools to gain the ability and con
fidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges students may face when pursuing a life in the creative and performing arts, having worked professionally in those arena's for most of my adult life. I believe, it is the teachers job to respect each students individual process of learning.
My students have gone on to become recording artists, Broadway performers, movie actors, blues and cabaret artists and published writers.

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Voice
I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the students individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal exercise come next, then when the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that the student be part of the process of picking material since the more they personally respond to the material the more apt they are to be engaged in their lessons and the more quickly they will learn. After three to six months they will understand the fundamentals of breathing and relaxation and its importance to proper vocal training. They will have begun the process of extending their range and will understand the principles of performance in song.
Acting
As an acting teacher and coach, I tailor my classes to the needs of each student. I utilize improvisatory and sensory techniques to help unleash spontaneity. I also encourage the students to use their personal experiences as a way to access a full range of emotions. I enjoy working with the student on script analysis, so as to discover the underlying motivations of the character the student is working on.
Creative and Lyric Writing
I use prompts as a way to get the student writing. Often, I will ask the student to write for stretches of time without editing themselves. It is important to unleash imagination before beginning the process of editing. Many times it is the unexpected that is the must compelling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents
-practice studio seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
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Kumiko March 16, 2017
· Jazz Voice · In studio
Amy is amazing singer and great teacher. I can't find anyone else who suggests right direction about singing. Singing from the Source.Now, I live in Japan and still singing. No matter how far from U.S., I always sing with the mind that Amy's saying ”Singing from the Sourse. I love Amy!
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Emma R. August 13, 2015
· Acting · In home
Great teacher! Amy is very experienced with kids and knows how to interact very well with my five year old. She has control of the lesson and most importantly my daughter loves going to her class.
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Richard G. October 7, 2014
· Singing · In studio
I just want to say that you are one of the most distinguished teachers with TAKELESSONS! - I read your bio and I was very impressed. I would recommend you to any musically inclined student! Keep up the good work!
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Amy C.

Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ 07086
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About Deborah C.

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New York, NY
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I have so many different things I teach. If you are looking for a voice teacher, I definitely can be of help. I have been singing all of my life. I sing in many different genres like pop, gospel, R&B, and classical. I can even help if you want to be an opera singer, as I am studying to be one myself at the Aaron Copland of Music. First things we would start to do is learn how to breathe. After the student understands good breath, then we will apply it to actual singing.

I also teach Italian, and have taught the language for 3 years in a private school. I lived in Italy for a while and I just love the language. If anyone needs a tutor, I can help!

I also teach art history, and art as far as drawing and painting. So if any parent wants for their child learn how to express themselves through painting or drawing, I can do that as well!!


I love to do all of these things, as I have a great passion for them! I hope I can inspire someone else.
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Monica June 9, 2017
· Singing · In studio
She is an awesome teacher, she talked me through everything ,she showed me techniques that greatly improved my breathing and singing in a short amount of time she knows exactly what shes doing.100% recommend her.
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Charlene April 10, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Deborah is truly amazing! She makes you feel very comfortable and truly teaches the technique behind singing! Super excited to work with her oh and FYI her voice is EVERYTHING!!
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Angelica March 19, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Deborah is really personable and understanding. She made me feel really comfortable. It was almost like she was a friend teaching me how to sing. Deborah creates a relaxing and chill environment in order to share her knowledge and talent.
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Deborah C.

Deborah C.

New York, NY 10027
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About Shuhuan P.

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New York, NY

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About Shuhuan
Hi! I'm Shuhuan, a well-trained classical pianist with MA in Music and Music Education from Columbia University and BA in Music Education from Central Conservatory of Music. You could learn in both Chinese and/or English. I'm experienced with utilizing Dalcroze and Orff methods to teach piano in which more improvisation and eurhythmics experiences you will get from my lesson!
Flexible & fun-loving.
Takes pride in helping students succeed.
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Veronica January 17, 2017
· · In home
Shuhuan P. is one of the most beautiful and friendly teachers I have ever met. I believe that her professionalism and excellent communication skills will give you a great learning experience.My daugher had a great time learning with her. I believe you will a wonderful experience too!
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Bob Sun January 3, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Shuhuan is a very candid teacher, I must say I like her style very much. Her approach is methodical, which I think is very helpful when you are starting out with the instrument. She is a competent, observing, and patient teacher, will consider hiring her again.
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Anastasia January 3, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Ms. ShuHuan is very patient and takes her time. She also has a great personality and makes me feel at ease during the lesson.
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Shuhuan P.

New York, NY 10027
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$75 / 30-min
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About Efrat
Shalom! My name is Efrat and I recently moved from Israel to New-York, I lived in Israel almost my hole life, Hebrew is my tongue language, I have a MA in Sociology from Tel-Aviv university, I have vast knowledge on Israeli society. I have been teaching different academic subject for a few years.
I am very passionate about teaching in my lesson you will also can have an added value of knowing Israeli culture and society if that interests you.
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Marcus R. November 4, 2016
· Hebrew · Online
Today was my second class with Efrat. I already feel I am learning a lot. I am enjoying my class time as Efrat is very friendly and easy to talk to. She takes the time to make sure I understand the lesson and answer my questions.
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Marcus R. November 4, 2016
· Hebrew · Online
Today was my second class with Efrat. I already feel I am learning a lot. I am enjoying my class time as Efrat is very friendly and easy to talk to. She takes the time to make sure I understand the lesson and answer my questions.
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Efrat B.

Efrat B.

Forest Hills, NY 11375
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$30 / 30-min

About Eric M.

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Forest Hills, NY

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Hola, my name is Eric and I will take your Spanish to the next level. I specialize in understanding exactly what you need help with and working to develop and refine your Spanish skills. Whether you need to learn Spanish for school or pleasure, I have years of experience in teaching Spanish to people of various ages and backgrounds. I am a native Spanish speaker and I love watching my students improve their Spanish level.

I am teaching Spanish in New York since 2009, my work experience includes working for several well-known language Schools where I was consistently scored and appreciated as one of the best Spanish instructors. I have experience teaching at the University and I visited or lived in 14 of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries.

My methodology is focused on a learner's strengths, interest, and needs, using various technique
s. Many of my previous students make a tremendous progress up to the perfect score. So contact me and I will help you with your Spanish!
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Elena April 25, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Eric is a great teacher of Spanish. He is very professional and methodological in his classes. He uses a lot of different study materials, including online apps that are geared to the topic he is covering. He can switch gears and help in preparing our high school son for his school tests. Eric is very accommodating if it's necessary to move a lesson. Highly recommended!
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Ben December 1, 2016
· Spanish · In home
I have used Eric for about 5 years now, and he took me from speaking basic Spanish to exceeding more courses definition of Advanced quickly. His teaching background and patience make him an ideal teacher, and he is able to find material that pushes you to the next level well. Now my South American wife has to be polite about me when she speaks to her family about me!

I would highly recommend Eric as a tutor for any level of Spanish.
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Sophie November 27, 2016
· Spanish · In home
I have been taking Spanish lessons with Erich for about 4 years now. I can only praise him for the wonderful teacher that he is. I have improved my speaking skills a lot since I've been studying with Erich. He has not only catered his lessons to fit my personal needs but he also constantly finds new material for me to study on my own. He has endless ressources to work on whatever I need to. I highly recommend him. You will not find a better tutor.
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Eric M.

Eric M.

Forest Hills, NY 11375
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$20 / 30-min

About Zhao Yang L.

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Newark, NJ
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Hi! 你好!Привет!

My name is Zhao Y! I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese, Russian and ESL. I have four years of experience with one-on-one teaching as well as teaching in a classroom setting. I have taught Mandarin Chinese and English to students from 1st to 11th grade at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to second year university students.

At my lessons, I have creativity and do my best to build an exciting and interesting learning experience. In practice I utilize interactive teaching methods and activities to motivate students to learn and communicate in a foreign language. I often use visual aids, such as software tools or videos and make students feel that learning a foreign language is fun and interesting.

I believe culture is a crucial concept in language teaching, in a certain sense language learning
is culture learning. So my lessons always include a basic cultural section where I introduce culture and customs to the students.

I am happy that my passion for learning foreign languages became my profession. Teaching foreign languages for me is a Never-Ending Professional Development Journey. It’s a profession that allows me to be creative, work with a variety of different people, travel all over the world and inspire students not only academically but personally as well.
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Charles D. July 31, 2017
· Chinese · Online
Very happy with the first lesson. This is exactly what I need. Looking forward to the next classes.
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Thenny March 19, 2017
· Chinese · Online
Very helpful, patient and take time in making sure the student understands the content.
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Zhao Yang L.

Newark, NJ 07102
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$20 / 30-min

About Sayaka P.

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Long Island City, NY

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About Sayaka
My name is Sayaka and I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I've been a Japanese teacher, an English teacher, a professional translator and interpreter for corporations and love to teach my native language and culture to aspiring students like you! I'm also a certified fitness instructor and passionate about guiding people towards a healthier lifestyle by providing safe, effective and enjoyable exercises.

I have a BA in Journalism, am ACE certified in fitness, CPR/AED certified by American Heart Association. I'm well prepared, patient and attentive to help my students make progress at each lesson. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you to a journey of new learning!
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Zunairah S. August 7, 2017
· Japanese · In home
Sayaka is an excellent teacher. She made my daughter very comfortable and relaxed while engaging her in fun way to learn. My daughter is already looking forward to the next lesson!
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Jared June 12, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
Sayaka is an absolutely great teacher! She is friendly, professional, always prepared and genuinely cares. I completely and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!
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Sayaka P.

Sayaka P.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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$35 / 30-min

About alejandra F.

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I'm Mexican and I love languages, I personally speak 4. I'm not a teacher by profession, but I am an experienced Spanish tutor of 2+ year, I'm very good at grammar and I love to find the way to make learning easier and more fun.
Available for students of all experience levels and ages! We learn using different tools such as: worksheets, textbooks, picture books, index cards, and textbooks.
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alejandra F.

alejandra F.

New York, NY 10022
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