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About Ian S.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Ian
A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written, recorded, and produced over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.

Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Gove
rnor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.

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I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.

The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.

You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.

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Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion

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I specialize in pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, fingerstyle (guitar), etc. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.
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Richard April 26, 2018
· Meditation · In studio
Ian possesses a great understanding of meditation and a calming presence.
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Aydin March 24, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ian is great with kids and a great instructor. Our son is really into the lessons.
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Joseph February 20, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Ian is quick to understand the areas in which his student needs direction
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Ian S.

Ian S.

Jersey City, NJ 07302
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About Angela Theresa E.

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Queens Village, NY
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About Angela Theresa
Fluent in American Sign Language.
Graduate of “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”.
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Angela Theresa E.

Angela Theresa E.

Queens Village, NY 11428
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$60 / 30-min

About Bill H.

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New York, NY

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About Bill
It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that will be exactly what you are looking for, and make your learning process enjoyable!
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Elizabeth February 14, 2019
· Portuguese · In studio
I have worked with Bill as a vocalist for several years, and have always been impressed with his singing voice. Now having studied with him privately, I am even more impressed with his teaching skills—fun, encouraging, and informative, his lessons are not to be missed! Also, very reasonably priced!
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Jen A. August 15, 2014
· Choir · In home
I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!
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Mariana B. June 24, 2014
· Musical Theater · In studio
Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!
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Bill H.

Bill H.

West New York, NJ 07093
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$80 / 45-min

About Reut R.

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Rahway, NJ
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About Reut
Hello there!

I am a trombonist and teacher, with many years of experience teaching Hebrew as well as music.

As a music teacher I have worked with children starting from private lessons to young children beginning to learn, up to master classes in universities worldwide. I love teaching, and I feel confident teaching trombone and trumpet up to advanced level. For piano, I would prefer to stay with beginners and young ones only :) - but I promise you they will have a wonderful experience (and yes, I do have 8 years of piano studies under my belt).

As a Hebrew teacher, I teach both Hebrew reading and pronunciation and modern conversational Hebrew. My professional experience includes teaching at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, B'nai Abraham in Livingston, Central Synagogue in Manhattan and more, as well as many private lessons. In
the schools I provided classroom instruction, private and group tutoring and adult education as well as private instruction for the faculty.
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Jaime November 12, 2018
· Trombone · Online
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Alex D. September 9, 2018
· Trombone · In home
wonderful !
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michael February 20, 2018
· Hebrew · In home
I have been taking Hebrew lessons with Reut for 2 years. My Hebrew has improved greatly and I have much more confidence now when speaking. She is very patient and sweet.
Highly recommended
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Reut R.

Reut R.

Rahway, NJ 07065
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$60 / 30-min

About Nicola R.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Nicola
I am bilingual in French and English. I received my bachelor's degree in French from Columbia University, where I graduated summa cum laude, and my master's degree from the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle. Since graduation I have taught French (and arts classes/workshops in French) at various bilingual schools and organizations around New York City and Boston. I also work as a professional translator between French and English, and a filmmaker specializing in bilingual media.

I love teaching students of all levels, whether at my home in Brooklyn, a nearby café or a location of your choice. À très bientôt j'espère!
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Taylor January 21, 2019
· French · Online
Things are off to a great start with Nicola. My daughter is looking forward to her second session.
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Matt L. July 27, 2018
· French ·
Nicola is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and dedicated. I highly recommend!
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Nia July 13, 2018
· French · Online
Nicola is such a kind and patient teacher. She really makes sure that you understand the lesson. I'm really glad I took her class.
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Nicola R.

Nicola R.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
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About Mauricio J.

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Teaneck, NJ
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About Mauricio
I believe that learning a language is a key to opening many doors in life. Being able to speak without hesitation or fear is important. I have helped many people learn English and Spanish at many different ages and at different positions in life.

I've learned the key is an immersive but friendly approach that has to be customized for the student so they can grasp what they need to progress after each and every session.

I also believe that there needs to be assigned work after the lesson not only what is done in session to provide a consistent flow from one session to the next.

I look forward to speaking and teaching you or someone else the intricacies of not only learning but mastering a language and gaining the confidence to speak it naturally.
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Mauricio J.

Mauricio J.

Teaneck, NJ 07666
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$50 / 30-min

About Ian G.

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Bronx, NY
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Chequeame!
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Ian G.

Ian G.

Bronx, NY 10471
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$22 / 30-min

About Josefine O.

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Uniondale, NY
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About Josefine
Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is Josefine and I am an Spanish teacher. During our first lesson, we will get to know one another and I will ask you about your goals. By the end of the lesson, I will have a good understanding of your needs and I will build a lesson plan for future.
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Josefine O.

Josefine O.

Uniondale, NY 11553
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$34 / 30-min

About Fiona N.

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Ridgewood, NY
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Fiona is a writer and teacher who often brings an anthropological perspective to her work. Fiona teaches french for different clients and companies, translates and writes fiction. She earned a BFA from L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy and from Concordia University, Montreal. Léa also studied anthropology at the university of Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, France. She has lived in France and California and for the last seven years has made New York her home. In her spare time she is writing her first novel “Il Pleut des Cendres” which concerns the hazelnut revolution and women's conditions during the Neolithic era in Europe.
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Fiona N.

Fiona N.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$50 / 30-min

About Guadalupe P.

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New York, NY
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About Guadalupe
Looking forward to a great, fun language journey with you. Online language lessons work perfectly regardless of your location in the world. You can commit to the process and become fluent from the comfort of your home or your workplace, which is also a good reason for me to use this platform and share it with new students internationally. I am from Mexico City. Language enthusiast, in the process of learning a 5th language (German) and beginning a 6th one (Russian) at the same time. I'm based in NYC. I currently teach online in different countries. As long as we have good connection, we get very good results. If you are serious about learning Spanish and would like to acquire fluency and independence applied to your own goals, we can complete full programs, fill in grammar gaps providing language certainty and accuracy, prepare for exam
s, clarify doubts, among other skills through applied linguistics: an interdisciplinary field which identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems. A few references on my current work and experience below:

Mexican mezzo-soprano, Master of Music, producer and arts promoter Guadalupe Peraza is also an experienced Language Coach/Instructor. She is also an Interpreter and Cultural Consultant to educational, artistic and diplomatic institutions in NYC and Mexico. References available upon request. Institutional language work:

- Currently Faculty at the Modern Language Department (Spanish) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), City University of New York (CUNY).

- Currently Spanish instructor the Irish Ambassador to Mexico, as an employee of the Irish government. Completed Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language/Diploma de Español de Lengua Extranjera (DELE) A1 to B1, B2 and currently preparing C1 DELE exam.

- Formerly employed by the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland as Spanish Instructor at the Irish Consulate in NYC (2017).

- Certified Italian tutor at the Learning Resource Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York

- Spanish/ Italian/ English interpreter at the New York Department of Education

- Spanish coach, dramaturg and English/Spanish supertitles operator at New York City Opera.

Upcoming training workshops:

- Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC: Continuing Professional Development workshop on research methodology, language acquisition, and/or best instructional practices.

Website:
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Guadalupe P.

Guadalupe P.

New York, NY 10037
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$50 / 30-min

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