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Discover Italy in the Heart of New York

By Nadia B. - New York City Italian Teacher

New York City is a bustling center of Italian activity. The city is full of options to practice your Italian, experience the culture and increase your knowledge of Italian literature, history and art. New York City holds particular meaning for me in relationship to Italy, as I finished my undergraduate degree in Italian language and literature at New York University and made many Italian friends residing in the city along the way. If you're interested in taking Italian lessons in New York City, then here are a few recommendations of places and events that will inspire your exploration of this amazing language and culture!

  1. New York University's Casa Italiana My Italian home in the city will always be New York University’s Casa Italiana. Located on a quiet street in the Village, the residence of the Italian Department is chock full of film screenings, lectures, roundtables, art openings and more. Most of the offerings are totally free and are a way to deepen your understanding of Italian culture and history. It’s also a way to see what it means to be Italian, as the Casa Italiana is staffed by the Italian department, which is largely composed of Italian-born professors, administrators and graduate students. Further uptown, another option in the city is Columbia University’s Casa Italiana, which also features a variety of events.

  2. San Gennaro Every September, the streets of Little Italy (which is, itself, a place to visit for a dose of Italian-American culture!) transform into the vibrant street festival San Gennaro (www.sangennaro.org). This is an exciting festival because it is an authentic Italian celebration observed by Italians around the world. You can witness the processional, try some delicious foods and bask in the plethora of events that allow you to explore, learn and discover. I highly recommend this festival as a fun and easy way to become better acquainted with Italian culture.

  3. Arthur Avenue In addition to Little Italy, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is is another authentic neighborhood where you can experience the feel and look of Italian culture. Convenient and close to Manhattan, you will see and hear Italians congregating in the streets and the market. You can browse the shops, ask questions and meet the purveyors and creators of authentic Italian goods. These experiences will increase your understanding of typical Italian foods, daily activities and the pride of Italian immigrants, which allows for the creation and sustainability of authentic enclaves of Italian culture.

  4. Eataly Traveling back downtown to the Flatiron district, Eataly is a gigantic food emporium and is an eye-widening way to get to know Italy. Enormous, and fully stocked with Italian foods, you can have an espresso, taste traditional dolci (sweets), sit down for a classy meal at one of the several restaurants located inside, and even stop by the Nutella shop, which focuses exclusively on the deliciously addictive Italian treat. Eataly is a unique Italian experience that will educate you on the practices and appreciation of food in Italy. Originally founded in Turin, Italy, it is also connected to the Slow Food Movement, which originated in Italy, as well. Visiting Eataly will give you an experience that is hard to find outside Italy - that of the art of enjoyment, pleasure and shared eating.

These suggestions are only the beginning of exploring Italian culture while taking Italian lessons in New York City. Taste, discover, speak and travel to another world, and, as you meet the individuals in each location, you will make friends, learn new words and discover a whole other experience of Italy, rooted in tradition, authenticity and cross-cultural discovery.

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About Rebecca
An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed in 2016 with the Etruria Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy as the title role in Suor Angelica of Puccin and First Lady in Die Zauberflote of Mozart. She has been a featured artist at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2016 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the Southern California area. In November of 2014 Rebecca organized and performed in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundrasier for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera.

Since 2009. Rebecca is on the faculty of the International Lyric Academy of Rome and Viterbo, teaching voice and Italian lessons to the American students who come over to participate and learn. She has also sung concerts
and recitals in New York City, London, Edinburgh, and various cities in Italy as well as locally here in California and Florida. Rebecca received her Bachelor in Music degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is a student in the online Masters program for Music Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has also studied at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, the International Lyric Academy of Rome, and the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy. She is currently the Director of Music Ministries at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California, and teaches voice and piano privately.

Rebecca is a regular performer with the San Diego Opera and is a former member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. She is featured on their 1996 release Christmas with the Master Chorale. Other recordings include Mahler VIII - Symphony of 1000 in the chorus with the late Robert Shaw. Other conductors and coaches Rebecca has worked with include Sir David Willcocks, Julius Rudel, Stefano Vignati, Dr. Robert Summer, John Mario DI Costanzo, the late Cesare Rufini, Diego Moccia, Annetta Monroe,
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Lessons are tailored to the individual student's initial abilities. In all genres of music it is important to breathe well, have breath support, communicate the emotion and character of the song, and eliminate vocal bad habits. These issues are different for everyone.

I teach a classical Italian technique of breath support and beautiful tone, and these techniques can be applied to all musical styles.

The student will be assigned and choose songs to learn and work on as we incorporate the techniques into the songs and vocal exercises.

Piano lessons and Italian lessons are also available from ages 5 and up.

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CD player, 7' Boston grand piano, digital recorder

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha keyboard.

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Voice, classical, pop, Broadway, opera, Italian, piano, music theory,
audition preparation. I specialize in opera but sing many styles, including pop, classical, and musical theatre; I teach all styles in piano.
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Dan Loyer June 29, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Rebecca is knowledgeable, open and a great teacher. We got right to the lesson after the warmup. I enjoyed the lesson alot and am looking forward to more.
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Kaylee August 16, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Extremely patient and encouraging coach!
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John R. April 13, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Rebecca has been teaching my daughter singing & piano lessons for over a year. She's very knowledgeable, pleasant to deal with and very flexible when it comes to scheduling. My daughter looks forward to each lesson and is progressing nicely. I would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone.
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About Jessica M.

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I received my Bachelor's degree in Italian Language and Literature with a 4.0 GPA and graduated Summa Cum Laude. During my studies I lived in Italy with an Italian-speaking host family. I have over five years of experience teaching Italian to children and adults both privately and at an international language school. Italian is my favorite subject to tutor!

About Jessica
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
I graduated with my Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology with Highest Honors at Queens College, which only accepts four percent of applicants. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College on a Full Tuition Honors College Scholarship with a double major in French and Italian Language and Literature. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Last year, I scored above the 93rd percentile on my GRE Verbal and Writing sections. In high school, I scored above the 98th percentile on the SAT/ACT Verbal sections. I graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA from all AP and honors classes.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
I am a speech-language pathologist with experience teaching children and adults various areas of language. Additionally, I have been tutoring a range of other subjects for over f
ive years. I have worked at the international Berlitz Language School, where I have taught English, French and Italian to children and adults of all levels and all language backgrounds. I also have years of experience teaching SAT classes at test prep companies in New York.

TEACHING APPROACH:
I tailor my lessons to each student I teach and to his or her individual learning styles. I am friendly, patient and not intimidating: three qualities that I personally find important in a tutor. I truly love teaching and meeting new students. I find that I always learn from my students when I teach as well! During our first lesson together, we can discuss your goals and create an academic plan personalized to your needs. I look forward to working with you!
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Wataru March 13, 2016
· ESL · In studio
I enjoyed studying English in her class!
I wanted to improve my pronunciation and took Takelessons.
She taught me how to pronounce English correctly.
I appreciate it!
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Relish languages, especially Italian and French, as we learn to read from the best literature of these cultures. Did you ever want to know what those Operas were saying. Any subject becomes a joy and an adventure!

Did you ever want to know what that movie dialog _really_ means? Curious about what they're singing in that opera? Enjoy the fun - and funniness of these languages with jokes and more/

About Daniel
Hello, my name is Dan, and it would be a great joy to share with you much of what makes me happy and which can enrich your life, too!

Would you like to learn how to create beautiful images? Learn from the 2008 Grand Prize winner at the Hocking Hills Shoot-the-Hills juried Photography Contest and have much fun refining and organizing your own work in Photoshop and Lightroom

Have you ever wanted to play that tune? You can do that and much more!

Have you ever wanted to know what's _really_ said in that foreign tongue part of a movie or opera? Have fun with languages while spared the school trauma, especially Italian and French, as we watch movies, read the best literature of these cultures and - only if you want - listen to music and enjoy it like the native speakers.

Any subject becomes a joy and an adventure!
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Heather July 20, 2017
· French · In studio
I knew a bit of french going in and needed to practice listening skills and conversation. It was a lot of work, I have far to go in being comfortably conversational, but this was the jumpstart I needed to know what I needed to do going forward. Thanks Daniel!
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Marchell S. July 25, 2015
· Italian · In home
After my first lesson I already feel more confident that I will be able to communicate some in Italian while on vacation in Italy. Daniel is an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable in many languages. He made me feel comfortable right away.
He has a plethora of experiences from living and working abroad. He brought simple techniques/strategies that helped me understand grammar and pronunciation.
I have homework, can't wait for my next lesson. Ciao
Marchell in Cincinnati
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Deborah N. July 20, 2015
· · In studio
Daniel is very enthusiastic and informative. He has a lot of experience and is generous with the amount of instruction he wants to share. I am so grateful for the time that was spent in learning more about the latest in digital photography techniques and equipment.
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About Deborah C.

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Hi Future Students,

If you love the Italian culture and would like to learn how to speak Italian, I'm your girl!! I studied for 4 years in college and moved there for some time. I can help you with your hw and I can also help you, if you just want to learn some basic phrases to get around.

About Deborah
I have so many different things I teach. If you are looking for a voice teacher, I definitely can be of help. I have been singing all of my life. I sing in many different genres like pop, gospel, R&B, and classical. I can even help if you want to be an opera singer, as I am studying to be one myself at the Aaron Copland of Music. First things we would start to do is learn how to breathe. After the student understands good breath, then we will apply it to actual singing.

I also teach Italian, and have taught the language for 3 years in a private school. I lived in Italy for a while and I just love the language. If anyone needs a tutor, I can help!

I also teach art history, and art as far as drawing and painting. So if any parent wants for their child learn how to express themselves through painting or drawing, I can do that as well!!


I love to do all of these things, as I have a great passion for them! I hope I can inspire someone else.
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Monica June 9, 2017
· Singing · In studio
She is an awesome teacher, she talked me through everything ,she showed me techniques that greatly improved my breathing and singing in a short amount of time she knows exactly what shes doing.100% recommend her.
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Charlene April 10, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Deborah is truly amazing! She makes you feel very comfortable and truly teaches the technique behind singing! Super excited to work with her oh and FYI her voice is EVERYTHING!!
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Angelica March 19, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Deborah is really personable and understanding. She made me feel really comfortable. It was almost like she was a friend teaching me how to sing. Deborah creates a relaxing and chill environment in order to share her knowledge and talent.
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I provide customized lessons based on the student's specific need. I believe immersion is the best way to learn a language (that is how I learned English), therefore I try to minimize English interactions during the lessons. I also give practical exercises for the students to do between lessons. Unless specially requested by the students, my lessons are not grammar-heavy but are more focused on useful Italian conversations to help the students become comfortable speaking and understanding.

About Karen
My mission is to help everyone, from beginner to expert, feel comfortable engaging in Italian conversations and believing that learning a second language is not only necessary but possible!

I provide lessons to people of all ages determined to learn or improve Italian. Each lesson is customized based on the specific needs of each student and the goals they are ready to achieve.

~Parlare é la chiave per imparare~

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Francisco C. August 8, 2017
· Italian · Online
She is a very professional instructor, very focus, she is a great option.
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Spike and Lion K. July 11, 2017
· Italian · Online
We are so happy we have Karen as our teacher! I started my two sons 4 & 8 with her as well as my own lesson with her about 5 weeks ago. She makes learning Italian fun, she's got great energy and is enthusiastic but also patient. Plus she's from Rome so she always makes sure our probounciation sounds great! We all love our lessons with Karen : )
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Margarita June 19, 2017
· Italian · Online
Karen is perfect teacher!
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About Fabio G.

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I grew up in Italy so I speak fluent Italian. I've been tutoring students here in the US for many years now. I focus on give the students almost immediately the tools to start talking with small useful sentences to make them able to say small elementary sentences at first than moving to a more complicated use of the language. I focus on pronunciation, dictionary and grammar (being Italian a pretty complicated language). I work individually with each student in order to achieve each student's goals.

About Fabio
Good Day everybody,
My name is Fabio Giacalone I'm a professional singer based in New York city.
I graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a bachelor degree in Jazz Vocal Performance.
I was awarded with the third prize from the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2016
I tutor several students of all ages in singing technique, Jazz improv techniques and vocal health.
I focus on technique providing technique exercises from Berklee teachers and other techniques methods that I've been selecting in my experience as a student.
I stress a lot on breathing exercises and in the exploring each one's sound in order to achieve my student's goals.
If you would like to know more about me please don't hesitate to visit my website: www.fabiogiacalonemusic.com
Thank you for your time and consideration
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Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Being a native Italian and having lived in Rome for over 30 years gives me the necessary knowledge to know what is needed in order to learn the Italian language and get deeper into the Italian culture. Also having over 20 years of teaching experience allows me to tailor my knowledge to the need of every particular student. I really enjoy to transfer my knowledge and solve the unique problems that every student encounter during their path.

About Andrea
Bassist and composer Andrea Veneziani performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based in New York City, his work as an instrumentalist and composer can be regularly heard at the top jazz clubs in the city and around the globe.

As a current faculty member of the New York Jazz Workshop, Andrea Veneziani is a dedicated educator. He has taught master classes at the National Institute of Music and the National University of Costa Rica, at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Olav Duun Videregående Skole in Namsos, Norway. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he graduated i
n 2011 with a Master of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz as a Fulbright scholarship recipient.
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Catherine June 22, 2017
· Italian · In studio
Andrea is very personable and easy going. He is unintimidating and yet knowledgeable. A pleasure to learn from.
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New York, NY 10039
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As a native english speaker I understand the difficulties that come with learning Italian, but also the joy and excitement it brings to learners. While of Italian decent, I learned Italian entirely from classes at school and am now pursuing my PhD in this amazing field. I would love to share this wonderful language with you.

About Gina
Hi! I started studying Italian in 6th grade and completely fell in love with it in college. I have studied abroad 4 times and love traveling around Italy. I have a M.A. in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh where I taught undergraduate students for 3 years and am currently pursuing my PhD at UNC Chapel Hill, where I teach as well. In addition I hold a provisional teaching license from the state of NJ in Italian for grades K-12 and have taught 10-12 grade at a public high school.
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Gina M.

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The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in New York is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $55 and $105 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$38 average
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$45 average
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$73 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Italian lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Italian lessons are 39% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 48% less at $38.

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