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About Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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If English is a language you are looking to learn, come learn the basics or brush up on your grammar. For the more intermediate and advanced student, build your conversational English with multiple sessions!

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

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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 Stephanie Q.

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Asheville, NC
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Whether you need copy-editing of your professional document, better pronunciation, or simply to reduce your accent, and sound more 'American', If you need longer lessons just book them consequently. (For example: 30+30) I am well able to help you!

About Stephanie
I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

Some people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage f
or my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. It's worth a try, isn't it?

Please note: I only accept weekly lesson students. Also, due to my performances, I'm not always able to this calendar up to date....so when you request a lesson time, allow me to communicate with you, if we need to adjust it a bit. It almost always works out if you don't mind doing that.

*** Lesson Details ***
All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 5-10 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

Studio Equipment
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

Specialties
I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.
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Hui F. February 25, 2019
· Piano · Online
Stephanie is one of the best teachers you can possibly find through Takelessons. We are extremely fortunate to have found her. She is a successful professional musician who is very strict yet with a kind heart and skills/experiences to steer students through their learning limitations. I had trouble to make my older daughter to practice piano for years, and almost came to the point to have her given up learning. Stephanie changed everything. Now my older daughter is getting not only serious with piano but practicing harder then ever. I am so happy to see the results. Highly recommend her!!!
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Sage M. September 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Stephanie is s fantastic teacher! My daughter has thrived and grown like never before. When she wants to push her she expresses complete confidence. This builds my daughters confidence and she flourishes! She is in love again with piano! We drive an hour every week and it is worth it. If you are looking for an experienced teacher who loves to teach Stephanie is the one to go to.
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John September 12, 2018
· Violin · In home
Stephanie method of teaching is ideal for me as an older adult...very patient but she challenges me not to take shortcuts and to follow her guidance. Our sessions are very productive yet enjoyable.
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Stephanie Q.

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About Kelly M.

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I have been teaching English to children and adults throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia for over 10 years. I'm a licensed and highly qualified English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Arts teacher. I will assess your language needs and develop an individualized curriculum that will help you to effectively improve your English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, and/or grammar development skills. Additionally, I can support you in preparing for U.S. and international standardized English exams (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge exams).

About Kelly
Kelly is a highly skilled teacher who is bilingual in Spanish and English and licensed to teach children, teens, and adults. With over 10 years of experience teaching throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Kelly has developed a passion for language education and multiculturalism. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the development of authentic, student-centered learning opportunities that promote long-term success. She is an enthusiastic, charismatic teacher who is eager to design the perfect course to help you reach your learning goals!
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Yuheng August 5, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
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ILMO August 2, 2019
· Writing · Online
It was very productive~!
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Yasuyuki July 31, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
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Kelly M.

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About Bruno B.

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Austin, TX

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Certified Teacher, with 2 years of experience as a public school English teacher. Teacher guided course to help English learners develop language skills in writing, discussion, grammar, reading, and vocabulary. Perfect for students studying for TOEFL. BA in English with honors from UT, where I was winner of UT English Department Scholarship, and a two-time finalist in the Writing Contest, in Literary Criticism and Fiction. Whether you are an English learner, need tutoring to help strengthen your ELA skills in school, or need help with planning, editing, or writing an essay, I can help!

About Bruno
Experienced teacher and performer from Austin, Texas. I am a UT Austin Graduate (BA English with honors, BM Voice Performance with honors; minor in Creative writing), receiving scholarships in both fields. I have taught private voice for 6 years and taught 8th Grade English for 2 years. Currently a freelance voice teacher and performer, singing bossa nova, opera, baroque music, and concert repertoire throughout Texas.
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Jacob M. January 14, 2019
· Singing · In home
My son was excited to have a real singer as an instructor, and hasn't stopped bouncing and singing scales since! We're looking forward to growing with Mr. B's help!
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Philip October 21, 2018
· English · In studio
I hired Bruno to help me comprehend my book for class. He showed up and genuinely cared that I was getting it. He showed me a note taking idea that to me seemed that if I just wrote a couple of ideas down I’d go back and know where I was as far as going back and studying. He asked if I needed to write this point down and basically showed how to do the job. Great work.
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Harley October 17, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Mr. Barbosa is a very outgoing person who always checks in on his students before we begin the lesson. At the
beginning of the lesson, we start with warm-ups so our voice is
ready to sing high or low notes. When you first start with Mr. Bar-
bosa, he will have you sing multiple songs and scales so he can
learn your vocal range. Mr. Barbosa makes sure that you understand
the content and if you don't, he is helpful and explains it in a way we
can comprehend. Lessons are a great way to improve your singing.
I’m becoming more comfortable performing in front of my peers.
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Bruno B.

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About Jisselle V.

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Hello, my name is Jisselle! I am a native English speaker that loves to help others learn! I am a certified English teacher and have experience in teaching English as a second language to people of all ages, from children to adults. Now, I'm ready to make myself available to you! Our lessons will not only result in productive lessons but we'll also make it fun. I adjust my teaching and schedule to your needs. It's all about you! Come and try it out!

About Jisselle
Hello, my name is Jisselle! I can't wait to see you in class! I've been teaching private lessons for the past year and I love helping my students to accomplish the goals they set for themselves. For you to learn to read fluently and to express yourself the way you want to brings me much joy. I'm a passionate and hard-working person and my lessons are very flexible and creative! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Mitchell December 5, 2018
· ESL · Online
Jisselle is a very professional and knowledgeable instructor. She really takes time to make sure that you understand what is being taught and are making progress. She also adjusts to fit your language needs and goals. I really appreciate the sincere interest she has in her students. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
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Joe November 20, 2018
· ESL · Online
Jisselle is a gifted ESL instructor. She expresses deep compassion in her method of teaching and demonstrates other fine qualities like patience is a good listener and shows empathy. Jisselle is goal oriented and I recommend her as one of your teachers!
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Linda November 20, 2018
· ESL · Online
I can see that Jisselle loves to help people which is what makes her a great teacher. She’s patient and understanding. I would recommend her to those wanting to take ESL lessons.
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About Lauren L.

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Ridgefield, CT
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Experienced state certified teacher of 5 years, specializing in English Literature, reading, writing, SAT/ACT Prep, Spanish, and English as a Second Language. All ages and levels are welcome (grades K-12). Whether your child is working on a specific assignment or just wants to practice their literacy and language skills, I will customize my lessons to meet your child's needs. Not only do I strive to create a supportive learning environment, but an enjoyable one as well!

About Lauren
I have been a state certified English teacher for 5 years. I specialize in English Literature, reading, writing, SAT/ACT Prep, Spanish, and English as a Second Language. All ages and levels are welcome (grades K-12). Whether your child is working on a specific assignment or just wants to practice their literacy and language skills, I will customize my lessons to meet your child's needs. Not only do I strive to create a supportive learning environment, but an enjoyable one as well!

I am a full time ESL teacher during the school year. I love to read, travel and learn about different cultures. I enjoy bringing back souvenirs to use as teaching tools in my classroom! My favorite genre is historical fiction and right now I'm reading a mystery set in Victorian England.
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Lauren L.

Ridgefield, CT 06877
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$50 / 30-min

About Brad B.

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As a result of having lived in a non-native-English-speaking country (China) for more than 10 years I have a lot of experience speaking with people who desire to improve their verbal English capability. I have taught conversational English in classroom settings. I currently am involved with coaching oral English learners on proper pronunciation. During ESL lessons my focus is on correcting pronunciation while text is read. Students may read from articles of their own choosing that interest them.

About Brad
I have taught conversational English in both China and Japan. Many people have studied English and understand written English but struggle to speak English.
Increasing vocabulary and learning about grammar is often accomplished through self-study. However, often it is difficult to improve pronunciation without receiving correction from a native English speaker. I am available to provide pronunciation coaching, helping students identify areas for improvement and correcting pronunciation as text is read.
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Brad B.

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About Amy K.

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Chicago, IL

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Work on your English in a safe, playful environment. No matter your level, we'll start with your language goals and work from there. I'm a certified TESOL instructor and I have a master's degree in Medieval History.

I'm skilled in academic and professional writing and also have experience working with complete beginners.

With consistent practice we can achieve anything together!

About Amy
I believe that to learn a language it's important to feel safe and relaxed. If we build a positive relationship together, we'll be on our way to achieving your goals. I promise to work as hard as you do!

I started teaching English while I was living in London for my Master's degree in Medieval History. I met people from all over the world and fell in love with the cultural exchange that comes with teaching a language.

I have a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from DePaul University. I am also a volunteer English instructor at St. Joseph Services in Humboldt Park.

I live in Ukrainian Village with my husband and two cats, Tommy and Luna. If you chose to come to my apartment for lessons, you'll be able to meet them!

My goal is to create a safe, judgement free environment for my students to learn in
. I've worked hard to learn other languages myself (Spanish, German, and I'm working on Polish!), so I know how frustrating it can sometimes be to express yourself in another language. Teaching one on one is a collaborative effort and I will work hard to find a teaching style that is tailored to you.
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Jo Herrera July 9, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Amy is a great english teacher! She is the best you can ask for. Very professional and at the same time caring for her students. Had the pleasure to have lessons with her in London while studying there. She will teach you according to your level and needs. Recommend her 100%
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About Faith M.

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I was a foreign, and had a rough time with learning the language and the what’s and not’s. It was pretty hard at first. So I want to help people to speak English more easily. I want people to be more comfortable in the language they are speaking.

About Faith
Hi, my name is faith and I want you to succeed in what your struggling with. I know how hard learning anything is from English to math from science to just school in general. I know because I have gone through such. So I want to help others who are struggling become better at these subjects. That’s why I’m ready and andexcited to help you if you give me the chance 💕💕💕❤️
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Faith M.

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$67 / 30-min

About Ryan G.

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I am a native English speaker from the United States and I love to meet new people! I can help you with learning English or just practice your English by having a casual conversation. I can focus on pronunciation, grammar, or whatever fits your needs.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

About Ryan
I have four years of experience in tutoring children and am now moving on to five. However, I'm passionate about teaching children and adults alike.

I received my 120-hour TEFL certification, and I am qualified to teach English for all ages. I am currently attending university to study for a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, with a minor in American Sign Language.

I love connecting with my students and seeing both their English skills and confidence grow. I am passionate about languages and the process of learning one, and I would love to be a part of your own process to learn English. I can go with your own pace and make each class personalized to you. I can't wait to meet you and be a part of your English learning journey!
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Ryan G.

Online
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$20 / 30-min

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