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These Language teachers are highly rated by students in the Hamden area, including Boiceville, Lanesville, Roseboom, Tunnel and West Shokan.

Kevin F.

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About Kevin

I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

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I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda b

ut am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

*** Specialties ***
I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

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October 5, 2019
Jake P.
May 4, 2019
Thomas
I waited after a few lessons to give feedback. Very pleased. Kevin is full of knowledge -both relevant to music and other random fun facts! He is patient and will move at whatever pace you prefer. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills under his direction.
May 19, 2017
Emily B.
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.

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Kevin F.

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About Maria

With a BS in nutrition and many years of experience as a nutritionist, Spanish tutor and yoga instructor I can help learn new skills and be healthier! I always like to adapt the lessons to reach each person's goals.

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February 28, 2016
Melody Bromma
Terrific! Very helpful.
January 2, 2016
Melody
A wonderful chef, very informative, organized and professional. Great recipe and Maria adapted everything to suit my smallish kitchen and not too equipped cupboard. Very knowledgeable. Super delicious. Highly recommended!!

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Maria P.

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Joshua B.

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I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!

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December 18, 2018
Dee Dee B.
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
September 16, 2018
Cameron P.
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!
June 22, 2018
Torrin P.
This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!

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Jimmy T.

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My name is Jimmy. I have been teaching Spanish for about seven years now. I have taught all ages from kindergarten to adults.

As a current teacher, my primary goal is to make sure the students have engaging and fun experiences while learning Spanish. I do not lecture solely on the nuts and bolts of the language but rather allow the student to perform the language in order to learn it.

I do want to make clear that I do teach young children (ages 2-12) but I prefer to teach them in person and at least twice a week. I believe the experience to be more valuable that way.

Additionally, I ask that parents or potential adult students and with me talk for a while before signing up for lessons. I may not be able the person to give you what you need. I want to be sure your needs are met through Take Lessons and I may not be the person th

at can do that. So, please message me often.

One last note: If we are meeting in person, I am only willing to meet in public locations and not anyone's home.

I am always excited to teach someone this language I love so much.

¡Gracias!
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September 23, 2019
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July 28, 2019
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June 25, 2019
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Jimmy T.

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About Mirian

Hola! I am a native Spanish speaker originally from Panama and received a Bachelor degree in Humanities (Spanish language) from The University of Panama and a Teaching Certification in Middle Level from ISAE University, Panama. I have over ten years of experience teaching Spanish language with students of different ages and different level of knowledge.

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April 5, 2019
Donna Q.
Mirian is a great teacher! Super nice and funny. She takes the time to converse with you in Spanish without making you feel overwhelmed. She makes sure you're at the correct level and tailors lessons accordingly. I would definitely recommend Mirian if you wanted to learn Spanish in a welcoming environment.
May 28, 2018
Stacy Fidrych
I love my instructor - no problems with her at all. The issue is the audio quality. Maybe it's just my connection but it cuts out about 25% of the time making it very difficult to understand and follow along.
March 5, 2018
Vanessa H.
This was a great experience with Mirian. Thank you.

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Mirian M.

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My name is Elena. I am very pleased to welcome you to my French lessons! I have been teaching French for all age groups (beginning from 3 years old kids to the adult advanced level) for more than 20 years and I am really happy to provide my students with the experience and skills I have acquired for all the years.

I have worked with the kids of all the age groups creating cooperative learning, hands-on and minds-on approach. I also participated in "Write-to-Read" program in California and used these methods to encourage reading/writing at home, parent involvement, and listening/speaking/writing skills. I always try to create an individual approach to every child to develop his/her unique language skills and personal perception.

I am a professionally credentialed and certified teacher from California state and I am happy to share my

experience and my love for French with all students and their families.

Sincerely,

Elena
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October 12, 2017
Dylan
She goes above and beyond! My son is autistic, and Elena is perfect with him. She's punctual and understanding.

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Delia D.

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Ciao Ragazzi! I am Delia! I am from Sicily, and I have been living in Pensacola (FL) for two years! I am deeply in love with Italy and with Italian food, and I am also a good cook too (don't worry I love to share my recipes!). I can't wait to share with you the beauty of the Italian language!

A presto!!

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September 17, 2019
Philip W.
Mi mancherà Delia, ma tornerò.
August 10, 2019
Kathy M.
It was so nice meeting Delia this morning. She already feels like an old friend and is very willing to be flexible with schedules.
August 10, 2019
Corey
Delia is a great teacher. She has helped me understand what to expect in certain situations and how to ask for things. For example, when I go to order a drink in a special way, or when not to order certain things, etc. She is providing me with very relevant words and phrases that I will use a lot while visiting Italy. This is going to help me a lot. I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

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Delia D.

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About Julia

​My name is Julia and I have had the privilege of being a teacher for the last two years! I am creative and I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. I make learning incredibly fun and will provide additional resources for your success!

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