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About Jillian V.

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Oakland Gardens, NY

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I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor.

...I find joy in a lot of places! And often I find these areas of study inform and augment each other.

Music therapy has afforded me a great deal of experience working with children, teens, and adults with special needs including, autism spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, emotional disturbances and developmental delays as well as teens and adults with psychosocial issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, personality disorders, and more.

I incorporate my experience as a therapist into the educative se
tting.

As a voice teacher, I want to help my students settle comfortably into their own musicality by showing them the building blocks of a solid technique, drawing particularly from the things that helped me grow as a vocalist. I want my students to feel strong in their body, comfortable and relaxed in their breath, and confident in their performance.

I am a professional vocalist in NYC. I perform liturgical and classical music, as well as musical theater repertoire. I participate in professional operas, choral groups and other concert series, as well as professional theater work. Performing gives me a sense of bliss and completeness that is indescribable.

As a certified yoga instructor, I teach in many locations throughout NYC. I was trained at Yoga Haven in Scarsdale, New York with Betsy Kase, and earned a 200-hour certificate in Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. I went on to complete advanced trainings and now specialize in restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, yin yoga and therapeutics. I offer private yoga instruction and meditation at my home studio, and on occasion in my clients’ homes. My studio comes fully equipped with all yoga props, aromatherapy, and music. Hands-on-assists and personalized sequencing to deepen your experience.

It is a joy to offer Reiki to curious, open clients in need of energy healing. Reiki is a noninvasive energy healing technique totally separate of any religious affiliation and available to anyone. It is a difficult to describe the relaxing, soothing, and deep-healing effects of Reiki to someone who has never experienced.

Please feel free to inquire about any of my services!

*Note: If you don't see a time slot that is suitable to your needs but would like to try a session with me, feel free to register for the Flex Plan, and we will work out week-to-week times!!**

**Note: If you are interested in music therapy, please email me with a bit about yourself (or your loved one) and your personal goals, as well as the qualities you hope to find in your therapist.
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Mia August 21, 2019
· Singing · Online
Jillian is an wonderful teacher. Kind, patient and warm. This is my daughters first time and she encouraged her throughout the lesson. Excellent teacher!
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Erica L. June 6, 2019
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Jillian is an amazing teacher. She knows how to get the best of out of you both with technique and emotion. I am a professional singer and I am very lucky to have worked with Jillian.. She has given e so much in terms of her knowledge, Experience, artistic interpretation and love! She is simply the best and HIGHLY recommend her as a vocal coach.
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Ethan June 5, 2019
· Singing · Online
Jillian is great! I like how she has personalized the lesson and I’ve seen my son learn a lot in a little bit of time.
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Jillian V.

Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
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About Sarah K.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Sarah has been working as a private college counselor and academic and test prep tutor since 2010. She is available to teach at your home, online, or at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Sarah received her BA in Classics (Greek and Latin Language and Literature) from Harvard University. She received her MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in England. She currently teaches at Time In Children's Art Initiative and is a founding member of The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company.

Sarah is passionate about teaching others how to navigate the complex and challenging college application process, from SATs to application essays to college selection and beyond. She also offers academic tutoring (Humanities and Latin), test prep, and independent schools counseling. She looks forward to helping new stude
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Rachel January 10, 2016
· GRE ·
Sarah is an incredible teacher! She is extremely patient, smart, and is able to simplify the problems so they become more manageable. I worked with her for a few months in preparation for the GRE. She is very knowledgeable and hardworking. She went above and beyond and fully supported me to be successful in my studies and most importantly motivated me and did not allow me to give up on myself. I felt lucky to have found a tutor who was able to explain the problems and help me develop key strategies to excel in my studies. I highly recommend Sarah.
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Justina January 4, 2016
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Sarah is my colleague at The Sun Apparatus theatre company. We have been working together since the MA studies (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) in 2012. Sarah has great attention to detail, and has always been patient and tolerant about my English misunderstandings (I'm Lithuanian). She will repeat as many tiimes as I need until I understand.
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Raymond January 4, 2016
· Latin · In studio
Sarah is kind, considerate, and knowledgeable. Great teacher. I could not recommend her more.
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Sarah K.

Brooklyn, NY 11238
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$80 / 60-min

About Aksana P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Aksana
PhD. in Russian Language and Literature, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad State University), Russia, 2002 Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Belarusian Languages and Literature (Diploma with honors), Belarusian State University, Belarus, 1995.

I am a native Russian tutor. Now I live in NYC and teach Russian as a foreign language in CUNY.

    I teach the Russian language from the very beginning - elementary, basic level - to higher levels.
  The most important goal of my classes is that you enjoy our meetings by keeping interest and feeling the progress.
  Individual approach to each student is the key point to success. We study the vocabulary, grammar, and situations related to the student's current activities. As a result all my students successfully use the learned skills for their professional or
private life.
  During my lessons, I'm trying to reach the best balance between speaking, listening, grammar, conversation and other aspects of the language.
  I can help you understand the system of the Russian language, so that you were not limited by phrases that you learn during the lesson, but could make your own sentences, paragraphs, express your thoughts in different ways.
  We will pay enough attention to grammar, pronunciation, reading and speaking.
  I will explain to you the way Russians talk in their everyday life because some Russian foundations and manners differ from American ones.
  As your personal instructor, I'm going to give you honest feedback on your strengths and weaknesses and design a curriculum that fits your needs.
  I'll be happy to help you learn the Russian language. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions.
  Thank you for your interest - I look forward to seeing you in my classes!

Policy: All changes in the schedule (except emergencies) should be made 24 hours before the lesson, otherwise the lesson will be marked as missed.
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Kenneth October 17, 2019
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Aksana made me feel at ease - gently guiding me through the material and kindly offering corrections when needed, helping you to feel comfortable taking risks which is necessary when learning something new. The worksheets Askana provided are helpful and she told me about a number of other good resources to use for practice between lessons. Seems like we are off to a good start!
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Christopher October 3, 2019
· Russian · Online
Aksana is a terrific instructor! After only a few lessons, I can already see a huge improvement in my speaking and listening comprehension skills. She can quickly gauge the level of each student and subsequently tailor her lessons to the student's level and goals. I believe that Aksana is one of the best Russian instructors that I have had since studying Russian in college over 30 years ago and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Russian for the first time or to improve their skills if they have studied Russian previously.
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Crystal October 1, 2019
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Aksana is such an amazing instructor. She is patient and more than willing to work with your crazy work/life schedule. She customizes each lesson plan and you set the pace.
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Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY 11230
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About Momen E.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Momen
My name is Momen, my friends call me (Moe) for short. I have a B.S. in Business Management and a second B.S in Computer Science from State University of New York Farmingdale/Stony brook.
I'm a Database Security Engineer at IBM.
I currently teach various topics in Computer Science/Engineering, communications skills, oral interpretation, desktop publishing, and currently teaching Arabic at my college .
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Leandro May 1, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Leandro cannot wait for the next class, thank you Momen I think we found my son's Arabic teacher!!
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Alexandra May 10, 2016
· Linux · Online
Super nice guy, very professional and passionate about what he's doing.
He won't let you go unless you understand the material very well (very persistent).
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Ernesto January 20, 2016
· Arabic · Online
Momen is just a very personable young man with a sense of humor and professionalism all combined. I learned a lot from him. 5 stars service overall
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Momen E.

Brooklyn, NY 11209
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$25 / 30-min

About Lauren T.

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New York, NY

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I'm a professional actor/musician in NYC, currently playing the Fiddler in the hit off-Broadway revival of The Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Oscar and Tony award winner Joel Grey (2019 Drama Desk Winner Best Musical Revival). I am available for in-home, online, and in-studio lessons, where I can teach violin, flute, singing, acting, and English (ESL).

I received my BFA in Acting from Boston University's school of theater. As a classically trained singer, violinist and flautist, I've been able to incorporate my musical talents with my career as an actress. I play a range of professional gigs, from churches to rock concerts to pit orchestras. I had the chance to travel around the US, performing in theaters around the country for the Broadway national tour of the tony-award winning actor/musician musical, Once! My range of experience h
elps me cater lessons to you and your specific needs.

I have been teaching music and theater for over 5 years, and two years ago I began teaching ESL to elementary students in Turkey. I fell in love with teaching English, and feel my training in theater and music helps me use different, exciting teaching techniques in our lessons. I am conversational in both Turkish and Spanish as well!

No matter if we're working on music, acting, or English, I'm incredibly committed to my students and want each lesson to be fun and motivational. I'm a patient, supportive teacher, and know that each student is unique and moves at his/her own pace! Please reach out to me, and I will be happy to answer your questions!
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Lisa (Catherine’s mom) March 1, 2018
· Violin · In home
We love Lauren. She is making violin a great experience for our daughter (11 yrs old). She is very thorough and encouraging, and introduces interesting music that is fun and challenging for a beginner student. Our daughter says she can truly feel her own improvement, and is really happy to have additional lessons with Lauren, beyond what she receives in school. Lauren is flexible with scheduling and very reliable, and we intend to stick with her - and with the violin- for the duration!
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Lauren December 23, 2017
· Violin ·
Lauren is an awesome violinist. I worked with her in a show and watched her tackle many different styles of music, improvise with other musicians, and collaborate on new material. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Ruby December 20, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Lauren Thomas is an excellent musician with a tremendous amount of patience and a seemingly boundless supply of talents. As a fellow musician who has played professionally alongside Lauren, I have witnessed first hand her skilled mastery of both the flute and the violin -- as intuitive as she is technically proficient. Apart from her musical abilities, she's kind, fun and sensitive and would make for either a great beginner violin teacher or as an instructor for someone with intermediate skills looking to expand their abilities. Cannot recommend her highly enough! Whether you're seeking instruction in the flute or the violin, Lauren's the woman for the job.
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Lauren T.

New York, NY 10036
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About Laura S.

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New York, NY
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Hello! I am a NYC-based singer, pianist, actress, and animal-lover. Born and raised in Los Angeles, my artistic career began as a classical pianist, performing in venues across California, Japan, and Austria from a very young age. As a singer, I performed around the world with the Broadway tour of Avenue Q, and I've been seen in dozens of musical theatre and Shakespeare productions throughout the U.S. and even in Russia!

By combining my two passions of singing and playing piano, I served as Artist-in-Residence for California Musical Theatre Company, Sacramento Theatre Company, and the cell theatre in NY.

I've been teaching in NYC for over a decade, and my passion is to inspire the next generation of creative people of all ages.

When it comes to music, there is a quote that I love: "Every expert was once a beginner." This quote reflect
s my philosophy on pursuing the arts: that it's never too late to start and that no matter where you are in your musical journey, practice is the key to success. Mastering a skill requires discipline and dedication, and my goal is to help you find joy and inspiration along the way.

My lessons focus on building a strong foundation of technique, which gives you the freedom to explore your creativity and musicality; it is very important for me that my students strive not only for technical precision but also for musical artistry. Together, we will set a practice schedule that you can adhere to regularly, and I'll make sure to send you away with specific instructions each week on how to practice effectively.

With my fun, high-energy approach to teaching, you are guaranteed to enjoy the journey as you take significant steps toward becoming an expert.​ I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting started soon!
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Sophia April 22, 2019
· Piano · In home
Laura was wonderful with my 5 year old girl, she was patient, energetic and her love for music showed through! My daughter has been very motivated to practice her songs to show "Ms Laura" next week. We look forward to working much more with Laura.
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J D. December 3, 2018
· Singing · In home
Amazing! Talented vocalist and pianist that communicates very well. Has great advice and wonderful personality. Great with kids.
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Rafael Marinho September 28, 2018
· Broadway Singing · In studio
I met Laura at Harvard University when we were both doing our MFA degrees in acting. Since our program was not a Musical Theater one and I was not a singer, I started to take private lessons with her to compliment some of the training in singing we were getting there.

Laura is a fantastic singer and actor. She has an incredible ear as well as great knowledge and experience of what makes a singing performance pop. All this makes her an outstanding coach.

Even now after graduation, I am still training with her. Our focus now is on continuing the development of my singing voice. My goal is to reach a level where I have the skill and confidence to audition professionally for musicals, and I know I am in great hands.
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Laura S.

New York, NY 10023
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$80 / 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 Aya S.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Authentic, tasteful, and experienced, Aya Safiya is an accomplished violinist who has performed at renowned venues such as the Great American Music Hall, as well as festivals in the US and in Greece. Aya began studying both Suzuki classical and traditional Greek violin when she was 7. She has made numerous trips to Greece to study with master violinists such as Nicos Chatzopoulos and Nikos Oikonomidhis. At age 15 She started teaching individual lessons and group workshops at world music camps in California, and in more recent years crafted her "regional Greek violin technique" workshop which she conducted at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley in 2017. She continues to hold occasional workshops and regularly teaches private lessons.
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Aya S.

Brooklyn, NY 11225
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$35 / 30-min

About Luciana F.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Luciana
hello! my name is Luciana im a Spanish dancer (Flamenco) and a Drummer! from Argentina.
we can have writting, reading, and conversation classes to practice your Spanish. I love to talk about arts, wine, music, instruments, dance, etc. we can go out in class context to places and talk about socials situations and practice for when you are on vacation in Spain or South America.
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Luciana F.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
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$29 / 30-min

About Giovanna A.

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Little Falls, NJ
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About Giovanna
Hello! My name is Giovanna and I am currently a Senior at Montclair State University. I am an English Education major and am hoping to become a high school teacher after graduating. I am very passionate about education and love working with children of all ages. I am proficient in tutoring reading comprehension, writing skills, literature, grammar, structuring an essay, brainstorming ideas for a writing piece, homework help, etc...

As a writing tutor, I hope I can help others improve and feel proud of their work. I hope I can help students achieve milestones in their writing career, whether it be large or small. I am extremely excited to serve the community and provide tutoring services so that I can not only share my love for reading and writing but also strengthen my skills as a future educator. I look forward to meeting you, and feel
free to reach out to me with any questions you might have!
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Giovanna A.

Little Falls, NJ 07424
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$42 / 30-min

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