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About Tammy Y.

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New York, NY
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Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

I was born and raised in Singapore, and am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in English and professional proficiency in Mandarin.

I'll teach you depending on your level and age. For kids, I use fun, interactive storytelling. For the adults, I'll dive into concepts like the origins of the language, nuances of the intonations, all the while teaching you vocabulary and sentence structure. I'll also adjust my lessons based on your feedback, your learning style and your goals!

About Tammy
I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profile/list of services here. You can send me a message if you are interested in them!

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013 with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

My students range from as 3.5 years old, to the grandmother of a couple of my students. I wo
rk mostly with children, but have a handful of adult beginner students I work with as well.

Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons and materials for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them!
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Elizabeth N. January 23, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Samuel J. October 23, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesson very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

Juan
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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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Tammy Y.

New York, NY 10023
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About Lella L.

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San Francisco, CA
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I am both patient and enthusiastic as a teacher. I speak Mandarin Chinese as my native language, and can help my students progress to a high level. Once I have determined the student's level, I work with them to help them improve according to their goals.

About Lella
I studied Musicology and Piano Performance at the Shandong Normal University School of Music, where I graduated with my BA in 2005. I taught music and established a band at a property management institute while a student there, and established my own practice after I graduated. I came to the United States in 2013, where I have continued to play piano and have joined a local band. I am happy to continue sharing my love of music with my students here.

I began tutoring Mandarin in January 2015. As a native speaker, I can guide you to a very high level, and help you learn to speak with a proper Chinese accent.

Please note: Online classes are available for Mandarin Chinese only. Piano lessons are only available in person.
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Maxine M. August 10, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner
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Mo March 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
5 stars' teacher
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Kayli September 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
We just had our first lesson and we hit a few bumps but my daughter has never had music instruction before so we're giving it another go next week to see if things go more smoothly. 3 stars above says meets expectations, and though it didn't, I just hesitate to give someone 2 stars based on one lesson.
Here are some details from class:
My daughter (K) just turned 5 but is pretty mature for her age and has expressed an interest in learning the piano so we signed up for individual lessons with Lella. At the start of class I mentioned again (I had noted it at booking time as well) that K has had zero experience with music instruction. Immediately Lella sat with K on the piano bench and started explaining treble clef sign, bass clef sign and what hands they relate to. Lella also has a thick accent as I was trying to follow along with her explanations with a little difficulty. She even asked if K speaks Chinese and I said "no" so she said "you're Indian right?" My daughter would look around from time to time while Lella was explaining at which point Lella would just keep seeing "Pay attention sweetie!" Then she asked my daughter to write the numbers 1-5 in a book and when she said she didn't know how to write the number 2, Lella laughed and said "you know, but you forgot right" so I spoke up and explained "no she has not been taught to write her numbers yet, but she can read/recognize them" to which Lella seemed very surprised, so I felt the need to say, "she's still in preschool. But if you write them she'll be able to tell you what they are." So then Lella switched to counts, explaining about the values of different notes. She asked my daughter if she had questions, to which my daughter said "I think I understand what you're saying, if it's just a circle that means four, but if it's a circle with a line..." And before she could finish her thought Lella said "no that's not a line, it's a stem". At another point when Lella asked if she had any questions, my daughter slowly said "yes... what's velour?" And when Lella looked confused I had to step in and explain that Lella was saying "value", the amount of counts for a note. By the end of the half hour lesson, Lella had reached her explanation of middle C, which she described to my daughter saying "this is middle C because it's in the middle, there are two black keys, then on the left is C. Can you find another one?" When K didn't respond right away, she repeated herself, and again another time. So I said "she really has had no previous music experience, I think you need to even explain to her that those are called keys, like there are black keys, white keys..." And Lella just looked at me confused.
At the end of the lesson I agreed to buy the theory book so we can practice that at home, and Lella asked if I can sit in on the next lesson to help explain things to my daughter, because she "doesn't really focus". I agreed to sit in on the lesson, for my own benefit so I can help her with HW since I also don't have music experience. But I also mentioned to Lella that her accent is quite strong and I think my daughter was having trouble understanding her, and Lella seemed surprised by that comment.
I don't know... it says on Lella's profile that she has worked with young kids but I can't really see how the class was any different from how she would teach me, an adult with no prior music experience.
Oh! I forgot to mention something so basic - when we met Lella she thought I was someone else so I re-introduced myself and introduced my daughter. Then as we were saying goodbye at the end of class I realized Lella had never introduced herself to my daughter, so I asked "oh, what would you like K to call you, Ms. Li, or Lella? Ms. Lella?" She said Lella was fine so I turned to K and said "Tell Lella bye K." It just hit me, I mean that's something about creating a relationship with a young student. Speaking to them directly, making that connection. Lella was really smiley which gave the impression she was friendly but she never really made a connection with K who is the student, not me.
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Lella L.

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About Lawrence W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Students can expect to set goals for each week and to be given assignments to practice in between lessons.

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 Lulu S.

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Long Island City, NY

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Native Mandarin speaker. Experienced in teaching Mandarin for five years. Let’s have fun learning ! 开始学习吧!

About Lulu
Experienced piano teacher of more than 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced piano student! All ages welcome. Piano is one of the world's most beautiful sounding instrument and I take pride in helping students succeed.

Will be moving to Jersey City after August 2019. Please check for your convenience of commute before booking lessons with me. Thank you.
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Yera August 18, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Lulu was patient, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I took both Mandarin and piano lessons, and she helped me rekindle my passion for both.
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Bonnie March 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Very patient teacher rep since I am new to the piano
Excellent pianist!
You will be lucky to have her as your teacher
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Alexis January 25, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
I had my first lesson today in Mandarin as a novice. Lulu is obviously an excellent tutor. She is organized, knowledgeable about the physical processes of phonetics, and extremely encouraging. I can not wait to go deeper into the Chinese language with her as my tutor. I strongly recommend taking lessons from her.
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Lulu S.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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About Chaowei H.

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New York, NY

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Grew up in China and graduated from one of the best universities in China. Learning Mandarin is more about learning Chinese culture than the words. Chinese is a very logical language and you will have a lot of fun learning with me.

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
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About Charlotte M.

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Fuquay Varina, NC

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I grew up in a tutoring business family and Mandarin Chinese is my mother tongue. Before I immigrated to the United States, I was a TV journalist in Taiwan. I also have my Master's from Georgetown University. I mastered Mandarin Chinese in both personal and professional dialects. I have been tutoring Math, English and Mandarin Chinese on and off for over 26 years. I adjust my teaching methods based on each student's personality to make the learning experience fun and easy. I'm also very fluent in English so I can explain the meaning of Mandarin characters better for students to understand easily. I believe language is a practical tool and learning Mandarin Chinese should be a joyful experience. I teach all levels from beginners to advancer, just tell me how you want to learn, and I will accommodate to your needs to help you learn Mandarin Chinese.

About Charlotte
Hello, nice to meet you here! Charlotte is my English name that a priest pricked up for me when I traveled to Italy in the 90's, it means little and womanly which is opposites from my Chinese name(I'll tell you how to write it after you select me as your tutor). My Chinese name is very manly and positive just like my personality-- positive and a Tom boy.

I was born and grew up in a tutoring business family in Taiwan ( the free, democratic, USA-like small island next to China), Mandarin Chinese is my mother tongue. I was a TV journalist in Taiwan before I came to the USA to pursue my Master degree at Georgetown University in 2002. After the graduation I started working in American global corporations and lived between Taiwan and USA on and off due to works until I met my American husband in 2012 and I am an American citizen now .

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rrently I'm an entrepreneur after my global marketing professional careers in American globalized corporations. I guess I was born with tutoring gene so I have passions about education and feel like sharing my knowledge about Mandarin Chinese with people who are interested in learning it will be fun and rewarding. It might also help people from two different cultures understand each other better.

In my leaseiure time, I love gardening, birds watching, hiking, jogging, photographing and traveling. I never smoke, never do drugs and don't really drink. I am into healthy and organic life style. I especially love children and love being with them. I also like to make new friends and having interesting conversations about everything and the world.
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Charlotte M.

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$20 / 30-min

About Effy D.

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Lincoln, NE
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Hi, I'm Effy Ding and I originally from China. I'm going to graduate from UNL a full year early with a Bachelors degree in journalism. I'll teach you Mandarin and be your friend.

About Effy
I'm currently a senior at UNL. But I'm going to graduate from University of Nebraska-Lincoln a full year early with a Bachelors degree of Journalism soon.
I'm originally from China. Besides Journalism, I minored in Asian Studies in the university. I can teach students to read and write Chinese, to learn how to communicate with others. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to speak Chinese.
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Effy D.

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$17 / 30-min

About Wenting Y.

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New York, NY

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Student could have a very fun mandarin exercise with music inspiration!

Native of China, Wenting Yu is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano performance at Rutgers University.

About Wenting
A dedicated soloist,chamber musician and pedagogue,chinese pianist Wenting Yu made his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December,2018 as the “Closing Gala of 2018 Mannes Sounds Festival”. In July 2019, he won the 2019 IKIF Scholarship Award International Piano Competition at 21th International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York City. Mr. Yu has also achieved numerous prizes including the winner of “2018 Ravel Special Prize”by the Foundation of Maurice Ravel,France, “2018 Mannes School of Music Piano Concerto Competition”, “Music Teachers National Association Competition Steinway 2016-2017 Annual Young Artist Award”,the National Champion at the “Fifth China National Piano Competition” in Xiamen,China,Second Prize at the “Liszt International Piano Competition for Young Pianists” in Moscow,Russia and many others.

Most recently, Wenting Yu’s has been appeared as soloist at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center,Steinway Hall NYC,the Frick Collection, the Metropolitan Club,the Union Club of NYC,Columbia University,Polish Consulate NYC,German Consulate NYC, Niskayuna Library of Schenectady,Stiefel Hall at Mannes,The New School’s Tishman Auditorium,Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, the Aspen Festival Hall,the Palace of Fontainebleau in France.

In May 2019,Yu graduated from Mannes School of Music of The New School where he earned his Master of Music Degree and under the tutelage of Pavlina Dokovska. He is recipient of the Steinway Award for outstanding artist in graduate program in 2019. Yu is currently a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University studying with Vladimir Valjarevic as a scholarship and doctoral teaching fellowship recipient.
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Ray August 20, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Wenting is a wonderful teacher! He is very patient and organized. I am so thankful to study piano lesson with him. Looking forward to work with him in this coming academic year!!
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Danielle August 20, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Thank you so much Mr.Yu! I like your teaching style!!!
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Wenting Y.

New York, NY 10027
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$65 / 30-min

About Yiqing Z.

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New York, NY

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Native Mandarin Speaker experienced with public speaking, debating, hosting and acting, I will not only teach you the language, but also help you add your personality and confidence to your words!

About Yiqing
Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!
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Mandy August 27, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
I really enjoyed having Yiqing as my Chinese tutor. She's friendly, passionate and always well-prepared for every class :)
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Yiqing Z.

New York, NY 10012
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$34 / 30-min

About Angela L.

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Syosset, NY
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I am a native speaker who is fully bilingual. Take lessons with me to learn how to flirt, order at a restaurant, slang, and impress Chinese and non-Chinese people. I'll teach you wisdom from the culture. I'll also introduce you to Chinese humor.

About Angela
Dear future student,
Did you ever wish you could say more than nihaoma?
Does ni hao kai lan make you wish you could be fluent in Mandarin?
If so, let me know if you want to get started today in the basics of Mandarin.
Not only will you impress your mother, but you could impress your waiter and eventually tell jokes in Mandarin.
What are you waiting for?
Kuai xue ba!
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Giovanny B. September 18, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
Angela is truly patient and very friendly. Her technique proves to be very helpful.
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David September 10, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
Angela taught me how to speak Chinese! She is a patient and knowledgeable teacher, and made the lessons fun and easy to understand. My grandmother is so proud of me :)
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Richard August 23, 2019
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Great instructor
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Angela L.

Syosset, NY 11791
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$25 / 30-min

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