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About Atalia M.

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As a native Hebrew speaker, in my class you will learn how to speak Hebrew the way a native speaker learned. The class will be conducted all in Hebrew so that you get the full Hebrew immersion. New vocabulary and structures will be taught through pictures and gestures and imitation.

About Atalia
Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard.

My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique and transcending art form through guidance, performance, and instruction. As my student, you will receive exactly what you (or your child) want out of the lessons-you are the one controlling what you want from them (be it any style of music, professional track or just for fun, music theory, and performance) and I am there to provide it. Music is nothing short of extremely fun and completely liberating.

I have always loved to sing and play guitar and piano starting from a young age, and I never gave up my determination and passion for perfor
ming. In middle and high school I did many musicals (Jekyll and Hyde, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver, Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, Kiss Me Kate, and Cats) and sang in the choir (including the California All State Honor Choir and Jazz Choir). I played guitar in the school Jazz Band and participated in many jam sessions out of school. I also participated in many piano competitions, including ones for my own composition (I received an honorable mention for one of my own piano works). In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Redlands. I have recently completed my Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands. I have performed many opera roles including Suor Angelica in Puccini's Suor Angelica, Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, and Najade in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. I was also in the University Chapel Singers Choir, Madrigals Choir, and Treblemakers a Capella Jazz choir. I currently reside in Germany where I am teaching online lessons to students all over the world, teaching English, and pursuing an opera career. So far I have sung the role of the Queen of the Night in Weimar, Germany and have done a few concerts singing Christine from the Phantom of the Opera.

"Hard work beats talent if talent does not work hard." This is my favorite quote. I truly believe that hard work will take you anywhere, no matter where your starting point is. With hard work and determination, you can be anything you want to be. With motivation, anyone can be a beautiful singer, guitarist, and pianist. If I did not believe this with all my heart, I would not be where I am today. To me, every student has great potential. It is my job and joy to bring out that potential and cultivate it into talent, love, and passion.

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My lessons are fun and rewarding. I do not believe that a critical environment is one that is healthy or pleasant to learn in. Therefore, I am a very encouraging, patient, and supportive teacher, and I will praise you for your improvements, as well as help you correct your difficulties. I like to think of my lessons as a team effort, with more emphasis on working together and having fun. With that being said, I believe that you get what you put in out of our lessons. The more you practice and the more you show me determination and motivation, the more we can have fun, improve technique, and really make music in our lessons.

I customize each lesson to my student, so you tell me what you want to sing or play and what your goals as a musician are, and I will instruct you (or your child) in the exact way that fits your goals and interests. After a couple months with me, you will have a new found passion for music, knowledge of proper technique, reading and diction, and the skills to perform and communicate pieces of music. Most importantly, you will have the time of your life!

My voice lessons consist of vocal warm-ups where you learn proper technique and posture, breathing exercises to expand your diaphragm and support when you sing, and Repertoire work where you apply the technique you learned, practice performance skills, and learn diction of English, Italian, German, Hebrew, or French.

My guitar and piano lessons start with learning how to read music (if you do not know already) and being familiar with the keys or frets and the notes on the staff. Then we work on pieces of music, paying attention to the key factors of musicianship including rhythm, interpretation, dynamics, composition, musicality, and performance practice. My music theory lessons are based on whatever the student wants to learn or needs instruction on. I teach anywhere from basic music notation to advanced harmonic and formal analysis.

My speaking and lessons are similar to my voice lessons, minus the singing aspect-the same technique we use for singing is the technique we must use for speaking if we want to be heard, be healthy, and not get tired or worse - lose our voice. We work on breathing and projection techniques and then practice on a reading sample or presentation.

My acting lessons consist of different improv-acting games, projection techniques, and monologue and role studies. You will learn how to communicate a message to the audience clearly and effectively while having a wonderful time!

My language and tutoring classes are focused on fluency-getting comfortable speaking in the target language. We go through chapters of a lesson plan I created myself-learning vocabulary and grammar by learning the functions of them and completing speaking goals. After just a few lessons, you will find that you will be able to converse in your target language. Your individual pace is the most important to me, so we learn at the speed that you are the most comfortable with.

All I expect from you is to bring a pencil, a good attitude, and the willingness to practice and work hard in our lessons, and I will supply the rest! Looking forward to hearing your beautiful music or voice!
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Deborah G. August 25, 2019
· Hebrew · Online
had a great lesson, I feel like I am moving and growing in my Hebrew.
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Irene S. August 1, 2019
· Hebrew · Online
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Giovanni June 7, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
Very attentive and informative. What I appreciated most is she was very practical and provided easy to follow, yet effective, exercises for improvement.
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About Itai G.

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Jamaica Plain, MA
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I am a fluent native speaker, and can teach Biblical and modern Hebrew. I combine reading and conversation in order to put Hebrew into context. Lessons will focus on students' needs, whether it be bnei mitzvah tutoring, learning the language, learning prayers, etc.

About Itai
Itai graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. He has been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for over ten years. Itai's Hebrew students are either studying for their bnei mitzvah, maintaining their conversational Hebrew, or learning for the purpose of competence of services or Torah study. His piano students have ranged from five-year olds just starting, to young children learning Classical pieces, to teens learning to play the songs they like, to adults working on their songwriting and improvisation. Lessons will accommodate the student's goals. Itai's strengths are improvisation, music theory and ear training, and accompaniment of popular songs - rock, theater, pop, folk,
etc. As a musician, Itai writes songs, composes music for communal singing, improvises, and plays in a Klezmer band. Aside from tutoring, Itai works as a songleader, teaches at the Hebrew school at his synagogue, growing a new outdoor Hebrew school, and occasionally teaches at an outdoor education program.

Please feel free to get in touch and ask questions!

Please note that there's a name I don't use anymore and one of my reviews reflects that. Yes I am the same person.

Please note that there are cats in my home studio.
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Amos September 15, 2019
· Hebrew · Online
Amos really liked it and found it interesting and off to a great start!

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Miles February 5, 2019
· Piano · In home
Itai was fantastic. Reliable and knowledgeable. I had been through many teachers to find one as good as Itai. Also very flexible with what I was interested in learning.
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Gracie H. October 29, 2018
· Hebrew · Online
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About Natascha F.

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Houston, TX
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I am completely fluent in Hebrew and have been teaching for over ten years.
My style is organized, clear, systematic and creative.

I try to incorporate all of the language skills necessary for mastery.

About Natascha
Hello! I am a capable, creative, fun and dedicated teacher.

My background includes experience in developing educational lesson plans and behavior modification plans. Through my work as a teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with students with special needs in middle school as well as in High School. I truly enjoy developing effective learning strategies to address all students' needs.

Throughout my career, my approach to education has been creative; I enjoy developing multifaceted programs to engage all students and meet group as well as individual needs. My professional experience is supported by a solid academic background.

Please note that I am fluent in English, Hebrew, Dutch, French and German.
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Kylie November 11, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In home
My daughter loved her first lesson! She came home and wanted to practice every few hours. Looking forward to her next lesson.
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Kimberly October 16, 2018
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Natascha provides a warm and friendly experience. She is most knowledgeable and insightful of your individual needs. I strongly recommend and favor her as a Hebrew teacher.
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Suzanne D. October 20, 2015
· Dutch · Online
Amazing teacher, thank you!
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About Ariella E.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I am a bilingual English and Hebrew speaker with a great love for teaching! I know learning a new language can be hard at times, but with the use of music, movies and games we are able to acquire a new language naturally and intuitively. I have taught many different levels in Hebrew and in English and I have a few openings that can be scheduled. feel free to contact me with any questions

About Ariella
I am a bilingual English and Hebrew singer with a great love for teaching. Whether you feel like letting out some steam, learning a new language, working on those high notes or designing your own sound; I am excited to meet you! I have studied (and still studying - learning is endless...) many different techniques and am very committed to sharing what I know with patience and passion.
Lessons are flexible, fun and fit for the students needs. I take great pride in my students success and can't wait to welcome new ones!
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Alizee L. February 8, 2016
· Vocal Training · Online
I just had my first lesson with Ariella, and I can already tell she loves what she does, and it's truly a blessing to be working with her.
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Cathy Sussman August 3, 2015
· Hebrew · Online
I am thrilled to be working with Ariella Edvy in my quest to learn Hebrew. Her approach of using music and video clips to teach make her lessons fun and relevant. But there are two things that really set her apart -- her art of teaching elocution (she makes you feel it!) and her way of modeling her lessons to each individual's learning style.
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Andy D. May 13, 2015
· Hebrew · Online
Awesome instructor!
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About Gali N.

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Brooklyn, NY
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As an Israeli born and raised and a native speaker of Hebrew, I teach both modern day-to-day Israeli Hebrew as well as Biblical Hebrew. Whether you are a complete beginner or you are quite proficient and would like to improve, my lessons will be tailored to your level, your needs and your interests.

About Gali
I'm Israeli born and raised and a native Hebrew speaker. As a trilingual, speaking Hebrew, French and English, I enjoy sharing my love for languages and help people learn and improve their language skills. My students range from absolute beginners to advanced.

I'm a former lieutenant in an infantry brigade of the Israeli Army. I have a BA in psychology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and an MS in Management from Boston University.

Languages are my passion and I would be happy to help you turn your language learning from a struggle into a fun and enjoyable experience.

Thank you and looking forward to taking this journey together :)
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Chaya S. August 25, 2019
· Hebrew · In studio
Great tutor. Enjoying learning Hebrew with Gali very much.
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Heather L. August 18, 2019
· Hebrew · Online
Excellent lesson. Great teacher.
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Rory July 19, 2019
· Hebrew · Online
Great job. I always learn a lot.
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About Bettina S.

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Are you looking for help with Hebrew homework at school or university? Are you going to Israel and would like to be able to speak with people there? Perhaps your child doesn't have time for Hebrew school, but you'd still like him/her to learn? I can help! I teach adults and children, Jewish or not. I am gentle and patient, and I make sure my lessons are fun and entertaining. Connections are made between various subjects, we sing songs, watch relevant film clips, and tell stories.

About Bettina
I lived in Israel for over a decade, and graduated from the University of Jerusalem with degrees in Education and History. I regularly read Torah, chant megillot, and lead services in my synagogue.

I grew up in Sweden, speaking Swedish at home, but going to French school. At age four, I was immersed in a French environment, and had to sink or swim. I swam! In my late teens, my family moved to Israel, so I became fluent in Hebrew as well. I understand a lot about the language acquisition process.

While languages fascinate me, and come easily to me, I understand that that is not the case for everyone. I am very patient, and willing to try different methods in order to succeed. I realize that some people learn best by seeing the materials, while others need to hear them, or even sing them! Others need to move their bodies and engage in
kinesthetic learning. I facilitate all these methods.
I have taught all ages, from preschoolers to the elderly. I have taught in schools, preschools, informal educational settings (like summer camps) as well as one-on-one privately.

I’m very flexible with timing, and available as often as you’d like, Sunday to Friday.
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Ashley August 18, 2019
· French · Online
Bettina is a great teacher! Very accommodating, explains things in a way that makes it easy for non-French speakers to understand
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Julie July 23, 2019
· French · Online
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Peggy May 22, 2019
· French · Online
Bettina helped me to succeed at speaking French with my non-English speaking friends in Paris, on a recent trip to Paris. She helped me realize that I could speak the language again. Bettinas’ style, knowledge, and patience are some of her keys to my success in Paris. I appreciate her effort. I will continue in a manner such that I will not lose this progress. Merci beacoup!
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About Dana S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I am a native Hebrew speaker and have been teaching for many years. I listen to my students and understand what they need. I help them understand the language through reading and speaking. I make my classes fun.

About Dana
My name is Dana. I was born and raised in Israel. I am fluent in Hebrew. I have been teaching for many years. I listen to my students and help them learn by reading and speaking. I make my lessons fun. See you in class!
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Dana S.

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About Yuval G.

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Providence, RI
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Experienced teacher of 2 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate Hebrew student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!

About Yuval
Experienced Hebrew Teacher of 2 Years, specializing in the Beginner/Intermediate Hebrew student. Lived, studied and worked in Israel for 10+ Years. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized to the needs & goals of each student. Lets get started!
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Yuval G.

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About Mikhail S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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My knowledge of Semitic linguistics - except for Modern and Biblical Hebrew I know many other Semitic languages, like different dialects of Aramaic. Such a knowledge helps to understand the syntax of Hebrew, its morphology and structure on a deeper level, which, in its own turn, helps a student to grasp the features of a new language faster.

About Mikhail
I started teaching and tutoring soon I graduated form an Oriental department of Saint Petersburg Un-ty, Russia. I taught both Biblical and Modern Hebrew in different universities in Russia and in Israel. At the same time I was tutoring - mainly helping with the language to those who decided to move to Israel and to children.
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Mikhail S.

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About Timothy K.

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Princeton, NJ
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Fun, engaging beginning and intermediate lessons using a variety of interactive and communicative methods to achieve fluency.

About Timothy
I've had years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including one-on-one personal tutoring and classroom instruction at the high school and college level. About me: I graduated from Nyack College with a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies, and I'm now a grad student at Princeton.
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Timothy K.

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