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Joseph B.

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Rochester, NY
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
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Joseph B.

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I came to the United States with about three English words. One of them was the word - pencil. Not very useful you may agree.

I have become a translator in real time, published writer of both professional writing in my field of music and of fiction. My writing has been sold in all stores and outlets. It has been carried and sold online as well as in all stores of Barns and Noble, Amazon in hard cover as well as soft cover editions. I have been published in newspapers as a music critic and my editing of scientific literature that pass peer review on the largest online magazine has helped publish and approve works by PhD musicologists as well as faculty of the famed Oxford University. My speaking is without accent or any indication of my origins. My original language is Russian.

Let me help you to reach a place of ease and comfort in your communications. Getting a job, finding friends, filling out forms or writing creatively. No matter what you do, your language is ...

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~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2012
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Bill L.

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Working professional in the quant finance/trading industry with a Bachelor's degree in actuarial science (business/math). I will provide the perfect balance between academic theory and actual practice in the industry.

I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike.

I recommend just starting with a single 15-minute lesson to see if we are good fits for each other and start a roadmap to progress toward your goals! My rates is for a one-off session, so it is extremely negotiable if we work together regularly.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Daiqing
Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Joyce O.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Joyce O.

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My experience and education in film scoring (composing music for film) in Berklee College of Music requires not only a deep. understanding of theory, but also the ability to apply these skills to create something innovative in a fast-paced environment. As a highly flexible, intuitive and quick-thinking person, I am able to adjust my teachings based on what my students need AND want.

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Hi! I teach beginner-intermediate-advanced piano. I have experience teaching young kids, and I believe that starting music education young is beneficial. I've played the piano for 20 years now. I started training in classical piano at the tender age of three years old. Between the years 2014-2018,

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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
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Molly M.

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Old school and current!

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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A family of woodwind instruments, saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms. When the player presses a key, this typically causes a pad to close over a hole. There is soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone saxophones. The great thing about learning saxophone is it is almost the same fingers as flute and clarinet! We will start with the basics of learning finger placement, breath control, notes, reading, rhythms, songs, theory and improvising.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Hannah P.

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Starting at $34
  • Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hannah P.

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I make learning piano fun. I gear each lesson towards your personal ability, your level of focus, and push you accordingly. If you are more of a casual learner or want to excel, I will help you. I focus on proper technique, note-reading, and music theory. I teach classical and chords if you're more interested in learning to read lead sheets.

About Hannah

Los Angeles-based soprano Hannah Penzner studied at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. During her time there she performed in operas such as The Magic Flute, Elixir of Love, The Bartered Bride (Esmeralda) and Cherubin (La Comtesse), and won the Choir of th

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"Melanie is a fantastic teacher. Whether it was reviewing grammar, or learning conversational Spanish, Melanie made learning fun and ensured the results I was looking for. I would strongly recommend Melanie to anyone looking for help learning Spanish."
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Took Italian lessons from Silvana Saber A.
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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Took English lessons from Julie L.
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"Artem was incredibly helpful when I was taking my Russian classes. My parents never taught me and I finally decided to learn so I could converse with my grandparents.

Artem was amazing at showing me how to speak naturally and fluently without ever getting impatient with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn."
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Took Russian lessons from Artem K.
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"Cindy is fantastic. I had a great time. I look forward to more classes."
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"Philippe Fadi is an excellent teacher who incorporates French history, current French podcasts and his personal experiences into his lessons. As a result, his lessons are very interesting. He focuses on learning French grammar and verb forms from the beginning so that the student is not just learning by rote. He is patient and conscientious with his students and encourages everyone regardless of their initial level of proficiency. I would recommend him to anyone who is eager to learn French ."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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