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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 voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais 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 have recently completed my Master's degree 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 students discover their unique voice, whether it be through singing, acting, or writing. I share with my students an array of tools to gain the ability
and confidence 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 areas for most of my adult life. I believe it is the teacher's job to respect each student's 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 student's individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal technique exercises come next. When the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that students be a part of the process of picking material since the more personally they respond to the material the more apt they are to become engaged in their lessons. After three to six months beginning students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, and basic performance skills. With more advanced students the focus will be on range extension and the on-going development of vocal style through song interpretation and performance related exercises.
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 most compelling.

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

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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.

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I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, cabaret, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
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Winnie C. June 23, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In home
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.
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Jessica E. February 15, 2019
· Method Acting · In studio
Very helpful! Highly recommended!
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Cheryl Brubaker July 22, 2018
· Film Acting · Online
Amy was excellent at drawing the requested responses out of my 5 year old and directing her to make adjustments. It was our first lesson and a very positive experience. Can't wait to see how the progress together as teacher and student.
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Amy C.

New York, NY 10036
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About Ryan K.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Ryan
Studied Music at Los Angeles Harbor College, Piano for 11 years, Guitar for 10 years, Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics at California State University Long Beach with a Minor in Math 2012.

Lessons will include a face to face one on one interaction. Student will be assigned a homework assignment after each lesson practice. Lessons will be determined based on what the student is capable of playing and what needs to be improved. Lessons will reflect the student's goal.

I will give each student patience and passionate attention

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Lessons will include a face to face one on one interaction. Student will be assigned a homework assignment after each lesson practice. Lessons will be determined based on what the student is capable of playing and what needs to be improved. Lessons will reflect the student's goal.

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Guitar, Piano, banjo, mandolin, Singing, Percussion, Didgeridoo, banjo
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Ryan K.

Brooklyn, NY 11237
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$35 / 60-min

About Alberto M.

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East Elmhurst, NY
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About Alberto
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 Lawrence W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Lawrence
Larry is a native of Taiwan, and speaks English & Mandarin fluently. He teaches Mandarin Chinese in any of the boroughs of New York City, online, or at his home location. He prepares each lesson and holds students accountable for practicing before each lesson. The Better Chinese method is one method that he uses for young beginners, and he also has an online curriculum for students of any age to practice.

Larry started tutoring Mandarin Chinese while he was still a student at the BYU-Idaho in 2007 and has continued teaching after moving to NYC.
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Lawrence W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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$30 / 30-min

About Rena S.

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Great Neck, NY

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About Rena
Rena received her BA in Music and Economics from the University of Chicago in June of 2019. She has been playing the piano for over eighteen years, ten of which she spent at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. During her undergraduate education, Rena continued to study piano alongside her academic interests in music history and musicology. She has experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults from absolute beginner to advanced levels.

Rena is a native speaker of Russian and English and is happy to provide music lessons in either language. She is also an advanced speaker of Italian, and has used her experience with learning the language and living abroad to teach others with an accessible, yet efficient, curriculum.
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Jocelyn June 19, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Rena was very clear, organized, and receptive to my input. She was also great in using her curriculum to support my learning process. I played some instruments growing up and always wanted to try piano but didn't try until college. I initially had some unrealistic goals for myself, and Rena was able to help me set some more reasonable ones while also making sure I was enjoying what I was learning. I can't recommend Rena enough; she's amazing!
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Kevin June 18, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I started taking piano lessons from Rena in my late 20s with absolutely no prior piano experience and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Rena is incredibly knowledgeable about both piano and music theory in general. She's a very patient teacher and has a knack for explaining complicated material on a level that a layperson can understand. I can't recommend Rena enough for musicians at any level looking to improve!
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Petr Panov June 17, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Rena is a very patient instructor, and she explains piano techniques in a clear and understandable fashion. Enjoyed her lessons immensely!
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Rena S.

Great Neck, NY 11020
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About Ra R.

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New York, NY
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About Ra
Hola!

My name is Ra. I am a dancer, poet, and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish, Latin Dance, and Spoken Word Poetry. I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up between PR and New York City. I graduated from The New School University and lived abroad several years teaching language in Bilingual Schools. I began my dance studies back home in Puerto Rico with traditional Boricua roots music like Bomba y Plena. I now work for several dance companies/organizations, perform spoken word poetry, and teach dance/poetry/spanish to children and adults. As a Teaching Artist I aim to help my students become more comfortable whether it's with learning Spanish or learning to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, or Flamenco.

I believe learning new things opens up a whole new world to us. My goal is f
or you to learn and feel comfortable!

*If you are booking me for Spanish Lessons please note that I focus mostly on conversational Spanish*
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Luke January 4, 2019
· Dance · In home
Ra is great!
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Jessica December 6, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Ra is patient, friendly, and approachable. I definitely recommend her if you want to practice your Spanish speaking skills!
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sheena November 26, 2018
· Spanish · In home
ra is a great instructor—very down to earth, funny and approachable. i really appreciated her ability to understand my learning style and goals, and tailor her offerings to meet them. if you are looking to gain more confidence in speaking spanish, i suggest you take classes with ra. many teachers out there may try to help you learn to speak perfectly, but ra focuses on helping you learn to be understood, and i find this much more useful. i’ll be taking more classes with ra, for sure. thank you!
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Ra R.

New York, NY 10019
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$32 / 30-min

About Priscilla O.

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Bronx, NY

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About Priscilla
It is with great pleasure I introduce myself Priscilla. I am willing to help any and all students with concepts, methods and ways to enrich your learning journey. I have been a tutor for many subjects from Chemistry, advanced Biology and many other subjects. Teaching has been one of my strong abilities. I have taught many of my fellow colleagues and students while working as a tutor. My goal is to aid the student in understanding complex ideas and make them simple for anyone to understand. I have worked with special needs adults in a classroom setting of about 20 and helped them with spelling, grammar and math skills. I would do individual lesson planning based on their capabilities and make it fun.

My passion is seeing a student or anyone I am explaining a concept to have the face light up when they understood the idea. This is so muc
h better then any compensation I can ever receive. I look forward to have you allow me to teach you.
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Henry August 8, 2018
· English · Online
Priscilla was one of the best teachers my kids ever had. She was patiant and held high standards for them all while keeping the work light and entertaining. My kids ages 4, and 5) saw a new light in learning new things and learned to actually read within a week worth of her services. Her dedication, strategies, and bright ideas are something that you wouldnt regret exposing to your children. Take my word for it and hire this woman 😃
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Staceylee francis August 7, 2018
· Anatomy and Physiology · In home
It's not easy to get a tutor that has patience and understanding. Prissila would travel to my home and stay extra hours of tutoring for me if I needed. She is truly a dedicated individual. I would recommend her to the best because she is the best as well.
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Priscilla O.

Bronx, NY 10473
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$40 / 60-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 Chaowei H.

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New York, NY

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About Chaowei
Before I came to New York, I taught English at a local training center in Shanghai,China.

I started teaching Mandarin to a few Canadians and Americans when I was in university more than 10 years ago. And we still keep in touch now. Learning language is more about learning the culture. I am fascinated by the differences and similarities between Chinese culture and American Culture. And discovering those differences or similarities will create a big curiosity which will be very beneficial and effective when you learn the language.

In fact, many people don't know or never notice that Chinese is a very logical language and full of Chinese traditional wisdom. Even you don't agree China is becoming more and and more influential in the world, learning some Chinese culture and oriental philosophy will be an interesting journey.

You will hav
e a lot of fun learning Chinese with me!
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Chaowei H.

New York, NY 10023
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$50 / 30-min

About Mariana T.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Mariana
Ciao!

Benvenuto to my Italian world.

I once felt just like you. I wanted to understand and speak Italian so badly that it was killing me inside. I studied at 3 different schools in NYC, (4 times a week) over a 2 year period. Then I flew to Perugia and lived with an Italian family that spoke no English while taking an intensive course. And my last stint was another intensive program in Firenze, when I finally decided to move there indefinitely. I became fluent and started living the dolce vita for 15 years.

I've taught children as young as 5 years old to adults. I enjoy all ages and love the conversational side because I know too well how scary that feels. It made me feel so self conscious about speaking in public so I want to help you overcome that feeling too.

I wish to help you get that same feeling when you can finally sa
y to yourself, ho capito tutto. When you finally understand, it feels exhilarating!

Vi aspetto,
Ciao ciao
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Mariana T.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
starting at
$42 / 45-min

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