I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham. I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system. Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str
ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc.... The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”
*** Lesson Details *** I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....
*** Studio Equipment *** In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment. University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university. Online class at world class teaching studio
*** Travel Equipment *** violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumentalist that will pass as much knowledge as you can practice... Let's work together...
*** Lesson Details *** We'll cover music basic theory and the most part of your lesson will be the music you want to learn, saving a small portion of the time to repertoire that I consider will help you grow musically.
*** Studio Equipment *** Sibelius, Logic, apple, Kala ukes, U-bass, vihuela, charango, piano, keyboard, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, panflutes, boss fx, amps, mics, and more.
*** Travel Equipment *** instruments and books needed
*** Specialties *** mariachi, Catholic music, Andean music, Latin rhythms
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
May 22, 2018
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
October 26, 2017
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
I am a German native speaker and currently teaching German at a language center in Orlando. I believe in the method of "Learning by doing" which means that I engage my students to actively use the new language, learn in a natural way using real life objects and creating real life situation.
I have a post graduate degree from a German University and worked for several years as a teacher in educational science and was additionally responsible for the supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses in German language.
On these grounds, I am ideally educated to help you with your verbal and written skills in German language. If you just want to be able to have social talks, ask for direction, order food, or if you are interested in intensive language skills - I am here to help you!
I lived in Israel for over a decade, and graduated from the University of Jerusalem with degrees in Education and History. I regularly read Torah, chant megillot, and lead services in my synagogue.
I grew up in Sweden, speaking Swedish at home, but going to French school. At age four, I was immersed in a French environment, and had to sink or swim. I swam! In my late teens, my family moved to Israel, so I became fluent in Hebrew as well. I understand a lot about the language acquisition process.
While languages fascinate me, and come easily to me, I understand that that is not the case for everyone. I am very patient, and willing to try different methods in order to succeed. I realize that some people learn best by seeing the materials, while others need to hear them, or even sing them! Others need to move their bodies and engage in
kinesthetic learning. I facilitate all these methods. I have taught all ages, from preschoolers to the elderly. I have taught in schools, preschools, informal educational settings (like summer camps) as well as one-on-one privately.
I’m very flexible with timing, and available as often as you’d like, Sunday to Friday.
Bettina is a great teacher! Very accommodating, explains things in a way that makes it easy for non-French speakers to understand
July 23, 2019
May 22, 2019
Bettina helped me to succeed at speaking French with my non-English speaking friends in Paris, on a recent trip to Paris. She helped me realize that I could speak the language again. Bettinas’ style, knowledge, and patience are some of her keys to my success in Paris. I appreciate her effort. I will continue in a manner such that I will not lose this progress. Merci beacoup!
My name is Carol H, spending most of my life in the Middle East I was amazed but the beauty of the Middle Eastern Culture. I decided to to shed to a positive impact on the Middle Eastern Culture through teaching the language, music, art, and cooking.
I graduated from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and worked as a TV reporter and a documentary filmmaker. I am the founder of Nasma Of New York.
I always enjoyed cooking, sewing, and teaching the Arabic language. I am very proud of my Lebanese heritage and want to shine a positive light on the Arab culture. I currently teache Levantine dialect as well as Modern Standard Arabic to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.
In 2013 I gave up a longstanding career in Logistics and Imports to pursue my passion for fitness and education, and I have not looked back since. I enjoy helping others to learn and expand their horizons through language and movement. One of the reasons I became an ESL instructor is because I wanted to experience culture and diversity. I am truly blessed to have been given this wonderful opportunity to impart my own knowledge while learning from others.
I am certified as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I am also ACE-Certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, specialized in Core Fitness, Senior Fitness Training and Functional Fitness. I train clients in their homes and online. Half of my day is dedicated to teaching ESL and the other half to f
Bev is awesome! She really helps you achieve your goals 😊
June 24, 2017
“I've tried to learn English for a long time and, though I learned a big amount of words , I wasn't able of having a short conversation with nobody. Teacher Beverly have been making a great job by identifying my difficulties and then working hard straight on it at abslutely enjoyable online classes. I'm really happy because in a few time I've improved my English skills as I've never did before, nevertheless I'm sure that there are so much to be learnt from her yet.”
June 19, 2017
My english is very poor, but beverly is great, I do not understand, she will say over and over again, let me understand. The most important, she makes you from simple to difficult little bit to master English grammar, not boring. At present, I have already said a lot of sentences. I'm very happy.thank you teacher 🌹
Hi, I’m Sama and I help professionals build fluency in English for life, work or travel.
I’m an certified English teacher from Canada and I've been helping non-native English speakers become confident and fluent in English for almost a decade. I'm also a passionate writer. I write articles and social media content to help over 90,000 English learners to overcome challenges, learn and grow.
Before taking my online classes, clients usually come to me with these tough challenges:
-They fear that they don’t sound professional when they speak English. -They’ve tried everything and still can’t speak English fluently. -They feel powerless and they’re starting to lose motivation.
If you’re facing similar challenges, I completely understand your frustration. The language barrier is restricting your career possibilities and your oppo
rtunities for a better life. It’s limiting your relationships and connections on a personal or professional level.
But you’re here reading this, which means you haven’t given up yet! So many people have overcome these obstacles, and I want to show you that YOU can too.
How you’ll benefit from my English classes:
I work with clients one-on-one, so the benefits will be unique to each person and the goals they set for themselves. My clients have experienced a range of benefits including:
-Better English pronunciation and clarity when speaking. -More comfort and ease in having conversations in English. -Feeling more prepared for English interviews and presentations. -More confidence in talking about products and services in English. -Improved interactions and connections with English speaking directors, clients and colleagues.
My English classes are for you if:
-You’re at an intermediate English level (B1) or higher. -You need English for personal and career growth. -You’re feeling blocked and losing motivation. -You feel like you don’t sound like an expert in your field because of the language barrier. -You need to become more confident in talking about your brand and/or explaining products and services in English.
Are you interested in working with me?
Here is how you can get started:
1. Purchase a package (You will receive a refund if you feel that we're not a good fit.)
Sama is not only a great teacher, but she also is a nice person. She keeps me motivated to keep learning and improving. Her teaching system is pretty dynamic and helpful. Every dollar I spent to take lessons with her is worth it. Thanks Sama !!!
Join me for the creative unleashing of highly effective processes of learning success. Your instruction will include: A. creative problem solving (unleashing the genius within) B. formation; a foundation is planned (architect) C. building; drafts are written (carpenter) D. finishing; the writing is polished (finishing editor/proofreader) I've used these guiding principles countless times in my life. Just as a jeweler would not be able to sell rough stones, Jill would not have been able to make anything in the publishing field without employing these principles. Her college papers would have been fair to dull rocks. She can say this as the daughter of a bricklayer who was the son of a stonemason in a familial line that dates back to middle 1600. So, of course, I did learn about laying bricks and throwing rocks too. Not very many structures
stand the test of time when we throw rocks (rough drafts). Only with this brick, mortar, and finish will the building stand. But enough about my lineage. My capstone point is that the finishing point of any building or writing should communicate a great product. In creating this description I had the above principles in mind. My college papers, business papers, copywriting, web designs, resumes, and even informal conversations are inclusive of this process of which proofreading is a vital component. Why? Well, I might want to throw a rock at myself if I assume myself incapable of accomplishing as much. And as the daughter of a bricklayer, I think I know about bricks and buildings, and mortar, and capstones such as proofreading. So now at my concluding paragraph contains the capstone of what is called proofreading. Proofreading, as my gem of a teacher told me, is constructed with similar principles. It contains a precise methodology which assures great communication. I would like to involve you in this structure. Please step in the door so I may explain the steps involved in editing and proofreading as art, the elements and principles of Art and English as your toolkit, and design as your structured building of success!
"Silvana’s enthusiasm is contagious!! Can’t wait to continue forward towards becoming fluent so I can enjoy my new country to its fullest—she’s my extra sp
ecial ingredient to make that happen!!"
"3rd lesson today. Really really good"
"Today's lesson was so fun, and the instruction was very helpful. Since the last lesson was cut short because of my poor internet connection, all of the lo
st time was made up for, without being requested, the whole lesson just as thorough and beneficial as an average length lesson. I can't wait until next time."
"I just started taking lessons with Prajakta and so far it has been wonderful. She is very patient, flexible, and encouraging. She also has put a lot of wo
rk in providing the proper materials students need to start learning Hindi even with no prior experience. I have also asked her to share with me about Indian culture and so far she has taught me several interesting facts and cultural traditions as well as tied in hindi with hinduism and india. I'm looking forward to many more lessons!"
"I can honestly say I am very lucky to have Christina as a Korean teacher. Learning a new language from the ground up can be very daunting, however, Christ
ina makes learning Korean fun and easy to grasp. She is very helpful in creating a strong foundation in which you can easily build an understanding of more advanced words and sentence structures. Of course, much of the learning experience involves your own effort in studying, Christina helps properly guide your course in learning efficiently. Many of my Korean friends are very impressed at how fast I am learning and have commented at how great a teacher Christina is based on my progression. If you are considering learning Korean with the right teacher, look no further, Christina is the right teacher for you!"
"Giuliana is the most patient and encouraging teacher that I have yet encountered. She truly strives to make Italian entertaining as well as simple. Prior
to my lessons with her, learning a whole new language seemed to be a daunting task, as well as the seemingly insurmountable goal of losing my native accent while speaking. Through our online lessons, she has taught me grammar and a vast vocabulary that served me very well in my trip to Italy. If there is one teacher who can truly teach the language quickly and easily, it's Giuliana."
"Excellent teacher! She explain everything so well and essy to understand it."
"Jihye is good at explaining the parts of speech and gets you talking right away."
"This is my first ever attempt to learn Polish, and Joanna has been an amazing instructor. I'm learning, I'm retaining, I'm understanding! I'm so happy to
French verbs throwing you for a loop? French tutor Carol Beth L. breaks down the differences between the most common verb tenses you'll study in French class...
French verbs can be a difficult aspect of learning French for many students – but it doesn't have to be. If you can mentally organize what kinds of verbs are out there and when to use them, learning French grammar will be much easier to do. Here are the most common tenses studied in typical French grammar classes: