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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 hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained 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 incorporates 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, 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.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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Camilla April 30, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!
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Xu Y. March 26, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!
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Jian L. December 30, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter loves to have Brenda teaching the flute lesson and to feel very comfortable and enjoy to learn new skills. Brenda is extremely talented, knowledgeable, professional, and skillful. We are glad to have her teaching.
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Brenda B.

Wayne, NJ 07470
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About Alberto M.

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East Elmhurst, NY
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My mission is to teach you the way you can understand this new knowledge and apply it
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Alberto M.

East Elmhurst, NY 11369
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$30 / 30-min

About Cristina H.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Cristina
I am Cristina, Violin Piano Music teacher, recording artist and educator. Classical trained from Piano and Violin when I was 5 and switched to viola after high school.
I earned Advanced Certificate and Music Performance Master degreed from New York University where I also teach private lesson as an adjunct. I had also performed at major music festival such as in Norway, Czech Republic and Korea.
I have taught students of all ages from 3 to teenager and adults. and have prepared students for ABRSM exams, NYSSMA exams, specialized middle school and high school auditions, pre-college programs and other auditions. Of course, I have also taught students who are learning just for themselves from reading sheet music. I like to teach students the method and tip to practice, and encourage student challenge something new techniques , and most
important is expression from music.
I love to help students to reach their goal or giving them practice tips. Have fun with music.
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Sue June 19, 2019
· Piano · In home
My son has been taking lessons from Cristina for 2 years and wow has he progressed. He loves his lessons, can read music, and is playing well. The struggle is getting him to practice! Cristina has a great blend of warmth, knowledge and discipline that works well for my 6,7, and now 8 year old son. I highly recommend her.
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Sarah June 19, 2019
· Violin · In home
Our 8 year old had been taking violin for two years and was about to the point of quitting due to the lack of motivational teaching. I went in search of a teacher that could motivate her while still progressing rapidly each week! My daughter is so eager to please Cristina, because she makes the lessons fun and interesting. When I check in to see how the lesson is going, my daughter is engaged, and answering questions correctly which tells me she's still paying attention - even in the evening hours when she's tired. Cristina mixes classical and popular music as well. I still have to ask my daughter to practice each night but she pulls out her violin on her own a couple of times a week as well. It's a complete 180 from where we were 8 months ago. Cristina is a rare find and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their child is getting the best violin training while being inspired!
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Everett June 19, 2019
· Violin · In home
Our 11 year old daughter, Drew, started with Cristina for a little over a year, and has made some amazing progress from not knowing how to play, to having great intonation and musicality. Cristina teaches our daughter in a way that works with her interests and learning style, rather than having a regimented curriculum. I think this has allowed Drew to be way more excited about playing.

i've been playing music all my life but since i'm a square parent, it's hard for me to teach drew :) Cristina does a great job giving her guidance during the lesson.
i would highly recommend her as a teacher!
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Cristina H.

Brooklyn, NY 11204
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$40 / 30-min

About Beverly F.

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Jersey City, NJ
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About Beverly
In 2013 I gave up a longstanding career in Logistics and Imports to pursue my passion for fitness and education, and I have not looked back since. I enjoy helping others to learn and expand their horizons through language and movement. One of the reasons I became an ESL instructor is because I wanted to experience culture and diversity. I am truly blessed to have been given this wonderful opportunity to impart my own knowledge while learning from others.

I am certified as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I am also ACE-Certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, specialized in Core Fitness, Senior Fitness Training and Functional Fitness. I train clients in their homes and online. Half of my day is dedicated to teaching ESL and the other half to f
itness training.
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Akhila November 17, 2017
· Fitness · In home
Bev is awesome! She really helps you achieve your goals 😊
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Walkiria June 24, 2017
· ESL · Online
“I've tried to learn English for a long time and, though I learned a big amount of words , I wasn't able of having a short conversation with nobody. Teacher Beverly have been making a great job by identifying my difficulties and then working hard straight on it at abslutely enjoyable online classes. I'm really happy because in a few time I've improved my English skills as I've never did before, nevertheless I'm sure that there are so much to be learnt from her yet.”
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che June 19, 2017
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My english is very poor, but beverly is great, I do not understand, she will say over and over again, let me understand. The most important, she makes you from simple to difficult little bit to master English grammar, not boring. At present, I have already said a lot of sentences. I'm very happy.thank you teacher 🌹
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Beverly F.

Jersey City, NJ 07306
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$35 / 40-min

About Nanette M.

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New York, NY
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About Nanette
I enjoy people! I come from South Africa where I taught English and Speech & Drama - high school level and produced plays and shows for schools and dramatic societies for several years. I started and ran a photographic club at school. My passion and ability for photography landed me a job at a large Performing Arts Council where I covered dance of all kinds, drama, opera and music and beyond! Since working in the US. as a photographer and videographer, I have among my clients The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, The New York Times, Carnegie Hall and many more... I have traveled all over the world and have a deep appreciation of and interest in the culture of all peoples.
I love spontaneity and open to different ways of learning.
My work has been widely published in books and other - and online.
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Nanette M.

New York, NY 10025
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$67 / 60-min
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About Jesse F.

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New York, NY
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About Jesse
I'm a professional Spanish and English tutor with over 10 years of experience teaching at the high school, middle school, and college levels.

I hold a masters degree from Harvard University, a Bachelors degree in Spanish language and Political Science, and a teaching certificate from the Fulbright Scholarship program.

I currently tutor high school students in New York at Horace Mann, Riverdale, Trinity, Collegiate, The United Nations School, and Dwight Englewood.

I help students of every age ace their next Spanish or English exam, paper, or standardized test.

But just as important, I build lasting relationships with my students based on mutual trust and respect. My students come away from tutoring sessions energized, with a sense of confidence and motivation. I believe that meetings with a tutor should be enjoyable, and they
should inspire students to work smart and work hard.

After studying at the University of Havana, in Cuba, I wrote peer-reviewed research, which was published in the journal "Cuba in Transition." A year later, I was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research in Montevideo, Uruguay. There, I worked with the U.S. Embassy to create a series of new language courses in public schools.

I speak and write fluently in Spanish. But as a native English speaker, I've learned the Spanish language from the ground up, just like my students.

For both English and Spanish I am an expert in test prep, essay composition, IB/AP, and SAT II.

If you're looking for top-tier, enjoyable, results-driven tutoring, send me a message.
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Katy C. February 24, 2019
· English · In home
A knowledgeable and patient educator, Jesse has found a teaching style that perfectly balances challenge and inspiration. As a doctoral candidate in the sciences, it is important for me to assert my knowledge of a topic while capturing the attention of the reader. Jesse has taught me to transform bare facts and ideas into structured, sophisticated passages. He has played an active role in building my self-confidence and has helped me find an authentic writing voice to more clearly and elegantly express my thoughts. I am grateful to have his guidance and am eager to vouch for his excellence as a tutor.
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Laura S. February 10, 2019
· Spanish · In studio
I am so lucky that I found Jesse! He is thoughtful, thorough, patient, and kind, and his lessons always felt like they were tailored specifically to me and my needs. Even his teaching materials were personalized to include my name and phrases that only I would need to use (i.e. I'm an actress and piano teacher, and I've been living and working in NYC for over ten years). Highly recommended!
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Jesse F.

New York, NY 10022
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$60 / 30-min

About Katerina L.

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New York, NY

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About Katerina
I moved to the USA in 1993. I have an excellent command over written and spoken language, both in English and Czech.
I have a perfect understanding of cultural, grammatical and phonetic obstacles for Americans in learning Czech and the ability to explain the problems and to help overcome the difficulties.
I have 15+ years of experience tutoring Czech to both professionals and people needing Czech language for daily conversations and coaching Czech pronunciation to singers.
I taught students of widely diversified backgrounds, different levels and with various needs.

I am a dynamic, result-oriented and outgoing person.

I am also a very patient teacher ;-)

I am a member of the International Association of Teachers of Czech Language.

I am certified by the Global Translation Institute (GTI) as a Translation Professional (CTP) for English -
Czech.
I am also certified as Teacher of English as a Foreign Language by LearnTEFL, specializing in teaching English to Slavic speakers.
I am a member of the American Translators Association.
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Katerina L.

New York, NY 10021
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$42 / 45-min

About Sabrina W.

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New York, NY

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About Sabrina
I am currently completing my undergraduate degree in bassoon performance at New York University, with a minor in business studies. I am a member of the NYU orchestra, my chamber group Air Nouvea, and the New York Youth Symphony. Additionally I have played in small musical and opera productions in New York City; worked as a counselor at Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne, New York; and interned at the Summertrios Music Festival in Lancaster, PA.

My beginning to advanced level students would learn how to advance their technique using practice techniques to increase productivity and efficiency through the study of scales, arpeggios, etudes, and solo repertoire. I would also emphasize posture and breathing as well as teach reed making and adjusting.

In addition to bassoon, I teach math, science, history, French, English/writing, and
ACT/SAT prep. In high school, I was a member of the French Honor Society, competed in Washington D.C for We the People, and was a national merit semifinalist.
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Sabrina W.

New York, NY 10012
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$39 / 30-min

About Andrew S.

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East Orange, NJ
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Born, raised and educated (MS) in Russia, I am a professional linguist and a Russian native in my twenty sixth year in the United States.

My professional experience includes work for a major news agency back in Russia, several companies in Israel and a law firm in New York, not to mention a number of Russian-language periodicals both in Israel and in the United States.

Twelve years ago I started to work for the UN Headquarters in New York as a contract Russian translator for its Russian Verbatim Service at the DGACM - Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, - and this is where I feel, and am, most confident, comfortable and at my very best. However, I am also a trained educator with experience as Adjunct Professor at the St. Peter's University (Russian Studies Program) in Jersey City, NJ, as well as private tutor.
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Andrew S.

East Orange, NJ 07018
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$42 / 30-min

About Valeria F.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Ciao a tutti!
Practice with me "la bella lingua" (the beautiful language)!
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Valeria F.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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$42 / 30-min

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