Picture of French lessons in Pleasant Valley, NY

The Best French Lessons & Tutors in Pleasant Valley, NY

100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first French class. Local tutors in Pleasant Valley, NY. Buy lessons now.

Featured On

Why TakeLessons?

Play-button

Our teachers have taught

2 , 9 0 2 , 1 0 6

lessons and counting!

Popular French Instructors near Pleasant Valley, NY

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Pleasant Valley, NY including Pearl River, Oakville, Armonk, Hawthorne and Pomona.

Showing 10 of 138 results View More

About Tony M.

Close
Seminole, FL
View Full Profile

French is the second most widely learnt foreign language in the world. Spoken in France – consistently ranked the most popular overseas destination for people in Britain – and in many other countries including Canada, Switzerland, it is easy to see why knowledge of French is such an asset.

Whether you want to take French classes to travel or to immerse yourself in its rich culture of fine food and wine, haute couture and great authors, our French courses will equip you with the language you need to get by, have a conversation or become fully proficient

About Tony
If you want to be the best, learn from the best. Talent, skill, confidence- priceless!.

Choosing the right voice coach or singing teacher can be a difficult task, as there are so many coaches and teachers out there. My approach is unique in a sense that I do not believe in a "One size fits all". With Decades of working with professionals in this music industry including celebrities, platinum recording artists from American, Eastern and African continents. I have worked with contestants and music industry professionals and producers from American Idol, America's Most Talented Kids, and America's Got Talent, as well as industry insiders, AR reps, TV networks, and many venues across the USA.

*** Specialties ***
Voice coach, all genre. beginners, intermediates, advanced and professionals.
Advanced Vocal Coaching, for professional
s,
Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Classical, Broadway.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar: Learning to properly handle the guitar, left and right hand techniques. learn to tune the instrument. read notes, and lean all major, minor, and seven chords by the end of book 1

Piano: learning all 12 scales by heart, proper fingers technique for both hands, reading both left and right hand notation by end of book 1.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tascam D8000 40 Ch. Digital mixer
Alesus quad Reverb,
Yamaha EX5
Korg Sound module
Digitech Vocalist II Harmony...
Pro Tools 10
Sonar XL XIII
D Drums,
7 Pianos
5 Guitars,
Bass,
2 Saxophones

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Mic, Laptop, Amplifier, Karaoke hard drive, and software.

*** Specialties ***
Advanced Vocal Coaching, for professionals,
Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Classical, Broadway.

Composition for pro artists, 256 mix tracks, 48 khz,
Top of the line recording gear.

Classical guitar, Music Theory and Composition for writers.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Ivana B. August 19, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I would highly recommend Tony Mitri as a voice and music instructor. My son takes lessons with Mr. Mitri and his progress has been astounding! He studies with other teachers previously without much success. My son has said he has learned more from Mr. Mitri than all of his previous instructors. He enjoys the lessons so he works harder at making progress and it shows. He helped him expand his range substantially, and increase his confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in music of any kind. Mr.Mitri is awesome professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable. You won’t be disappointed.
Silhouette-80
Jeri DeVale July 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
you could tell that he not only was a good and patient teacher but that he was interested in well being and was exceptional in his creative approach to teaching! most definitely a 5 star teacher.
Jeri DeVale
Silhouette-80
Jerome B. May 9, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
He is patient and very knowledgeable going try stick as long as possible !
View Details
View Profile

Tony M.

Online
(23)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Fabrice K.

Close
Poughkeepsie, NY
View Full Profile

Bonjour !

My name is Fabrice, I am a native French speaker. I have been tutoring French for 8 years. I currently live in Poughkeepsie, NY.

I have been tutoring French grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing and culture from beginners to advanced students. I use practical tools such as my own files, tutoring contents, news, articles, videos….

I always personalize my sessions to your needs, expectations, and hobbies. I am here to help you to reach your goals, to pass your exams or to solidify your knowledge for a personal or professional goal.

I like to make my session fun, interactive and efficient!

A bientôt

About Fabrice
Bonjour, my name is Fabrice. I am a native French speaker. I have been living in the USA for 8 years.

I have been tutoring French language and culture since 2011, mostly to students online and face-to-face. I am teaching French grammar, speaking, listening and reading and I love to share the French culture with my students.

I can help you to be ready for your next trip to France, French exam, personal or professional interest. I have been tutoring from beginners to advanced students. I like to customize my lessons to help with your needs.
My goal is always to make it fun, interactive and dedicated to your success.

J'espère que nous pourrons très bientôt travailler ensemble !
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Wendy Dillon July 22, 2019
· French · Online
Merveilleux.
Silhouette-80
Wendy Dillon July 16, 2019
· French · Online
Formidable!!!
Silhouette-80
Natalie A. May 23, 2019
· French · Online
View Details
View Profile

Fabrice K.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(16)
starting at
$35 / 45-min

About Jaleh S.

Close
Chula Vista, CA
View Full Profile

I have a Ph.D. in French from the Ohio State University with twenty years of teaching experience (private lessons, language institutions, and universities).
Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school.
I love teaching French. My teaching methodology depends on each of my students and their specific needs and goals in learning the French language. It is important to me to keep my students interested, motivated, and engaged while learning the language. I always try to assure that my students feel comfortable and confident in speaking French in a friendly and fun environment.

About Jaleh
Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school. Therefore, I grew up appreciating together this new world with that of Persian tradition. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in French at the Ohio State University where at the same time I worked as a Graduate Teaching Associate instructing French courses for 6 years. For nearly twenty years, I have taught French at various language institutions as well as to private students. I can help you with anything relating to the French language.
...
View Details
View Profile

Jaleh S.

Online
starting at
$42 / 60-min

About Yulia Karuntu K.

Close
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile

Hello there! My name is Yulia and I’m from Italy.
The best way to LEARN a new language is having a CONVERSATION with somebody that knows Italian perfectly. The practice is the key.
We would learn every time new words and we would go through the grammar and then we would have a long conversation in French using everything we learned the minutes before. My first language is Italian, but with these methods, I learned English, Moldavian and French. 👍🏻
You can do it 💪🏻

About Yulia Karuntu
Hello there, how are you? I’m 22 and I’m from Milan, Italy I live in the Usa. I moved here because I really wanted to learn English. My biggest passion is traveling because I think it’s the best way to know the culture of the countries and to learn new languages.
The Italian language is really beautiful, and I think it’s also pretty easy to learn it if you really want to 😃
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Debra August 12, 2019
· Italian · Online
We just had our first Italian lesson with Yulia. She is wonderful! She was very prepared and very encouraging. Yulia had us even making conversation on the first day. We're looking forward to our next lesson.
Silhouette-80
Susan July 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
Yulia is awesome! Very sweet and teaches through getting Italian conversation going right away. I loved that!
Thumb_186943_pi_Jim%20face2
Jim S. July 21, 2019
· Italian · Online
Yulia is so encouraging. She smiled through all my mistakes and her patience very calmly moved us through a great learning experience for me. I had questioned the whole idea of on-line training, but now I'm sold. Excellent!
View Details
View Profile

Yulia Karuntu K.

Online
(18)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About VANDA F.

Close

Languages have always had an important role in my life. Speaking different languages such as French, my native language, but also Italian, English, Dutch and notions of German as well as more recently Spanish, has given me so many opportunities. It helped me experience so many beautiful moments with people, everywhere in the world.
I would like to share this passion with you and help you to learn French with fun, stress-free.
I will adapt the lessons to your goals, to your needs and to your wishes.
I am very flexible concerning the lessons' days or hours and I can be available at night or during the weekend if you are working during the day.
Let's begin !

About VANDA
Hello Students, my name is Vanda.
Languages have always had an important role in my life. Speaking different languages such as French, my native language, but also Italian, English, Dutch and notions of German as well as more recently Spanish, has given me so many opportunities. It's helped me experience so many beautiful moments with people, everywhere in the world.
I would like to share this passion with you and help you to learn French, with fun and no stress.
I will adapt the lessons to your goals and to your needs.
I am very flexible concerning the lessons' days or hours and I can be available at night or during the weekend if you are working or at school during the day.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Sebastian March 25, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda has been one of the best French instructors I have had the pleasure of taking lessons with. Speaking English as my primary language, I found it difficult to understand the structure and syntax of French. Even so, where I most struggled was in pronouncing words. It was very difficult for me to speak clear enough so that nuanced distinctions could be heard in the words and phrases I attempted to pronounce. One she assessed where I struggled the most, Vanda patiently and diligently worked with me as to help me with my problems. I am proud to say that today I can have almost casual conversations with native French speakers and I know that I am understood because of the time Vanda dedicated to me. I would definitely recommend her if you want to learn French, or if you have a little bit of knowledge and are attempting to expand and refine your skills.
Silhouette-80
Alban March 24, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda has been an instrumental part of my learning of the French language. From helping me improve my grammar and sentence structure, to correcting my pronunciation until it was nothing less than optimal, she has single-handedly ensured the growth of my knowledge of the tricks and twists learning French comes with.

I can without a doubt recommend her very highly as a teacher, as I whole-heartedly believe my French would not be as good as it currently is, without her.
Silhouette-80
Engjell March 18, 2019
· French · In studio
Vanda was a very good teacher for when it came to helping me during my french studies.
She is very kind, calm and has a lot of patience.
View Details
View Profile

VANDA F.

Online
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
View More
View Previous

About Loren P.

Close
Euless, TX

View Full Profile

One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in advanced conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

About Loren
I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Philip August 17, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Loren is a absolute joy! You will feel so empowered to learn guitar for her even after the first lesson. Plus, she uses many other methods to teach guitar that it feels like you’re having fun and learning at the same time.
Thumb_184975_pi_tlnow_5d2278d19d0a7
Rebecca July 9, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Amazing! Loren is a wonderful instructor- I can’t believe how much I learned during my very first lesson. She was knowledgeable, patient, thorough and such a kind person. I can’t wait for my next lesson!!
Silhouette-80
Jennifer June 30, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Loren is awesome! She is so knowledgeable, encouraging and kind. I have learned so much in just a short time and I always look forward to my lessons. A+++
View Details
View Profile

Loren P.

Online
(11)
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Rougui D.

Close

I'm a French native who is very passionate about the language.
- Providing structured lessons with easy to understand examples and conversations designed to enhance your interest and proficiency in the language.
- Very patient approach to teaching employing numerical and visual aids when necessary in explaining concepts to students.
- Very calming personality, which encourages student participation

About Rougui
I'm very personable and enthusiastic tutor, with experience working with students in both French and English. I'm very passionate about teaching, and offer lessons tailored to suit each individual student. I enjoy using basic conversational French to help improve the skills of beginner level students. Also look no far for help with homework assignments, and interpretation of documents.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Kobby July 9, 2019
· French · Online
Thank you for your patience and understanding. You made it such a fun lesson. Merci.
View Details
View Profile

Rougui D.

Online
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Shannon F.

Close

Calling all English speakers who have always wanted to learn French, but don't want to do it alone! Welcome to a learning environment where you can effectively learn French basics, without having to spend hours figuring out where to start! My name is Shannon, and having learned French as my second language through attending a French university and living in an immersive French environment, I completely understand the strong desire to learn a new language, as well as the struggle of not really knowing where to start or find the motivation to do so. I offer beginner French lessons to all who are looking for an effective (and not time consuming) way to learn the basics and most useful aspects of the language. I strive to make class time worthwhile and only choose outside work that it absolutely necessary and effective for learning French. I am also available for questions or conversation any time of the day, should you have any pressing remarks! I love teaching fun phrases and useful ...

About Shannon
Hello! My name is Shannon and I am a passionate French teacher from New York. I am a graduate of George Washington University with a major in International Affairs and a minor in French language and literature. I absolutely love sharing my favorite ways to pick up the French language with new students, and have a blast interacting with anyone looking to begin their journey learning French. As a student of French for almost a decade, I have been able to pick up on what the most useful tips and tricks are for learning French while maintaining a busy life. Who said learning a new language can't be fun and painless?! Outside of teaching French, I love spending time in the outdoors, practicing yoga, and making travel vlogs! I'm so excited that you have made it to my profile and I hope you consider sticking around- I'd love to get to know you!
...
View Details
View Profile

Shannon F.

Online
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Philippe F.

Close
Ashburn, VA

View Full Profile

I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whom levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress.

About Philippe
Born, educated and raised in France.

Summary of Skills:
Experience developing and providing instructions in French language
Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students
Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking abilities in students
Strong knowledge of French language and culture
Ability to developing instructional materials, curriculum and provide assignments to students
Skilled in evaluating progress in students and improvising them
Relevant experience:

French Language Instructor (2017 – current) Washington, DC
Organization training USG officers to develop their language skills prior to deploying overseas.

Customized programs for groups and private clients. Efficiently developed individual motivational learning goals with clients to increase engagement and
retention.
Emphasized oral proficiency with explicit instruction on grammar as needed
Helped students acquire the appropriate way to use French language in real situation by providing a variety of authentic materials.
Created performance assessments to evaluate students' progress and status.
Successfully prepares students for proficiency testing: OPI, FSI Test and DLPT.
Guest speaker in a quarterly week-long French and Italian immersion programs to students ranging from level 1 to level 5. 
Participated into mock test/examinations in French and Italian.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Sarah August 12, 2019
· French · In studio
Phillippe was a wonderful, patient instructor who clearly cares about his students and is dedicated to their learning. He found ways to make learning fun, recommending books articles, websites, tv shows, and movies that would help me learn but also that he knew I would find interesting. Phillippe was flexible and responsive if something wasn’t working and willing to try lots of different techniques to make concepts stick. On top of being naturally capable, Phillippe was just a lovely person to chat and practice speaking with; his interest in the world around him ensured our conversations and classes were never dull. I achieved my language goals after a few months of study with him, and he made the process a pleasure. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and consider myself lucky to have had him as a teacher.
Silhouette-80
Martha August 12, 2019
· French · Online
Philippe is an excellent instructor. I learned so much from his class. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing to improve their French language skills!
View Details
View Profile

Philippe F.

Online
(2)
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Alexia C.

Close

As a native French speaker I can help you improve your French with translation, listening and writing exercises. All ages and levels welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let’s get started !

About Alexia
I am a native French speaker willing to help others learn French.

All lessons will be adapted to the students needs. They will be able to practice and improve their French with games, translation and listening exercises.

I’ve been teaching French for a little bit more than 2 years. I teach to all levels and all ages.
...
View Details
View Profile

Alexia C.

Online
starting at
$25 / 30-min

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Pleasant Valley, NY?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Recent French Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the French articles on our blog.

12 of the Best Apps to Learn French

12 of the Best Apps to Learn French

  Learning a language is a wonderful challenge. It can open up new opportunities, allow you to converse with new people, and serve as a tool on your travels. The French language is used throughout the world in places like France, Canada, Belgium, Haiti, Monaco, and many other countries. If you’ve embarked on a journey to learn French, there are some apps that will support you in your endeavor. Here are 12 of the best apps to learn how to speak French.   1) TakeLessons F …

12 of the Best Apps to Learn French
  Learning a language is a wonderful challenge. It can open up new opportunities, allow you to converse with new people, and serve as a tool on your travels. The French language is used throughout the world in places like France, Canada, Belgium, Haiti, Monaco, and many other countries. If you’ve embarked on a journey to learn French, there are some apps that will support you in your endeavor. Here are 12 of the best apps to learn how to speak French.   1) TakeLessons F
Learn French Online: 5 YouTube Videos to Get You Started
These days it seems like guides to almost anything are available for free online, and learning French is no exception. While these videos are no substitute for taking French classes, practicing with these videos is a great way to study! How to Sound Like a Native French Speaker from TakeLessons This video by French teacher Mikayla helps you work on your pronunciation. As a beginner, ensuring that you're speaking with the correct French accent is crucial. You want to develop good habits rig
Tips for Parents: How to Help Your Child Learn French
If your child is learning French, you might be wondering how best to help them succeed. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her best tips for parents entering into the world of French for kids... Supporting your child in learning a foreign language can be difficult, especially if you don't speak the language yourself. Nonetheless, there are ways to help them learn. French is a relatively common, available language that is taught in middle and high schools, and many communities and cities have
12 Classic French Movies All Students Need to See
Nothing beats relaxing with a great film while you practice your French! French tutor Carol Beth shares her favorite French movies for students... Watching movies is a great way to maintain and expand your knowledge of French, and there are quite a few enjoyable French movies out there. The following list covers many of the most well-known films that students should check out. The list begins with the most “tame” movies and progresses to those that include romantic themes (or s
5 French Holidays to Celebrate This Spring and Summer
When in France, party like the French do! Whether you're preparing to study abroad or you just want to bring a little piece of France into your home, French tutor Carol Beth L.'s guide to French holidays this spring and summer will give you something to celebrate... French holidays share some similarities with American holidays, but they aren't all exactly the same – nor do they occur at the same time. If you're looking for some fun French festivities, here are a few spring and summer holi

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More