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About Ian S.

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Jersey City, NJ

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I majored in Mandarin Chinese back in college (many years ago...) and also studied Chinese at Tunghai University in Taiwan. I have excellent pronunciation, and can help you also master Mandarin pronunciation, as well as grammar, sentence structure, reading and writing, etc.

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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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 Tammy Y.

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New York, NY

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Being from Singapore, I am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in both languages. I primary speak English at home, but studied mandarin for over 10 years in school. I'll start by teaching your basic intonations, sentences, and even some idioms to spice things up! Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

About Tammy
I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profile/list of services here. You can send me a message if you are interested in them!

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013 with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

My students range from as 3.5 years old, to the grandmother of a couple of my students. I wo
rk mostly with children, but have a handful of adult beginner students I work with as well.

Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons and materials for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them!
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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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Mary S. January 8, 2015
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
We are absolutely thrilled with our experience with Tammy. My two sons meet with her online to review the Mandarin language they take at school. The extra 30 min. a week of conversation and tone work is invaluable. I would rate Tammy a 10/10 as she sends highlights, a review and suggestions of study for the week after each lesson. If a person can have teenage boys look forward to "extra" Chinese weekly, they deserve a medal!
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Tammy Y.

Tammy Y.

New York, NY 10023
(5)
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$45 / 30-min

About Lella L.

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San Bruno, CA

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I am both patient and enthusiastic as a teacher. I speak Mandarin Chinese as my native language, and can help my students progress to a high level. Once I have determined the student's level, I work with them to help them improve according to their goals.

About Lella
I studied Musicology and Piano Performance at the Shandong Normal University School of Music, where I graduated with my BA in 2005. I taught music and established a band at a property management institute while a student there, and established my own practice after I graduated. I came to the United States in 2013, where I have continued to play piano and have joined a local band. I am happy to continue sharing my love of music with my students here.

I began tutoring Mandarin in January 2015. As a native speaker, I can guide you to a very high level, and help you learn to speak with a proper Chinese accent.

Please note: Online classes are available for Mandarin Chinese only. Piano lessons are only available in person.
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Maxine M. August 10, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner
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Mo March 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
5 stars' teacher
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Kayli September 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
We just had our first lesson and we hit a few bumps but my daughter has never had music instruction before so we're giving it another go next week to see if things go more smoothly. 3 stars above says meets expectations, and though it didn't, I just hesitate to give someone 2 stars based on one lesson.
Here are some details from class:
My daughter (K) just turned 5 but is pretty mature for her age and has expressed an interest in learning the piano so we signed up for individual lessons with Lella. At the start of class I mentioned again (I had noted it at booking time as well) that K has had zero experience with music instruction. Immediately Lella sat with K on the piano bench and started explaining treble clef sign, bass clef sign and what hands they relate to. Lella also has a thick accent as I was trying to follow along with her explanations with a little difficulty. She even asked if K speaks Chinese and I said "no" so she said "you're Indian right?" My daughter would look around from time to time while Lella was explaining at which point Lella would just keep seeing "Pay attention sweetie!" Then she asked my daughter to write the numbers 1-5 in a book and when she said she didn't know how to write the number 2, Lella laughed and said "you know, but you forgot right" so I spoke up and explained "no she has not been taught to write her numbers yet, but she can read/recognize them" to which Lella seemed very surprised, so I felt the need to say, "she's still in preschool. But if you write them she'll be able to tell you what they are." So then Lella switched to counts, explaining about the values of different notes. She asked my daughter if she had questions, to which my daughter said "I think I understand what you're saying, if it's just a circle that means four, but if it's a circle with a line..." And before she could finish her thought Lella said "no that's not a line, it's a stem". At another point when Lella asked if she had any questions, my daughter slowly said "yes... what's velour?" And when Lella looked confused I had to step in and explain that Lella was saying "value", the amount of counts for a note. By the end of the half hour lesson, Lella had reached her explanation of middle C, which she described to my daughter saying "this is middle C because it's in the middle, there are two black keys, then on the left is C. Can you find another one?" When K didn't respond right away, she repeated herself, and again another time. So I said "she really has had no previous music experience, I think you need to even explain to her that those are called keys, like there are black keys, white keys..." And Lella just looked at me confused.
At the end of the lesson I agreed to buy the theory book so we can practice that at home, and Lella asked if I can sit in on the next lesson to help explain things to my daughter, because she "doesn't really focus". I agreed to sit in on the lesson, for my own benefit so I can help her with HW since I also don't have music experience. But I also mentioned to Lella that her accent is quite strong and I think my daughter was having trouble understanding her, and Lella seemed surprised by that comment.
I don't know... it says on Lella's profile that she has worked with young kids but I can't really see how the class was any different from how she would teach me, an adult with no prior music experience.
Oh! I forgot to mention something so basic - when we met Lella she thought I was someone else so I re-introduced myself and introduced my daughter. Then as we were saying goodbye at the end of class I realized Lella had never introduced herself to my daughter, so I asked "oh, what would you like K to call you, Ms. Li, or Lella? Ms. Lella?" She said Lella was fine so I turned to K and said "Tell Lella bye K." It just hit me, I mean that's something about creating a relationship with a young student. Speaking to them directly, making that connection. Lella was really smiley which gave the impression she was friendly but she never really made a connection with K who is the student, not me.
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Lella L.

Lella L.

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About mosh N.

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Cambridge, MA
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Hi everyone, I hope this message finds you well! I am Junling and am a professional pianist working at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I have been play piano for 20+ years and have a Masters degree in Piano Performance. I love performance, but I am more passionate with teaching piano.

“A teaching artist, by definition, is a two-career professional: a working artist and a working educator. As a working artist is they are involved in an ongoing process of discovery, problem solving, discipline and refinement of skills in their discipline. As a working educator, it is essential that the artist is also developing a knowledge base and skills to be an effective partner in education. Achieving a meaningful balance between these two professions, whereby one feeds the other, is an ongoing process that requires a deepening awareness for the teaching artist of what their teaching brings to their art and what their art teaches them about learning.”

My goal is to become a better teacher by ...

About mosh
Hi everyone, I hope this message finds you well! I am Junling and am a professional pianist working at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I have been play piano for 20+ years and have a Masters degree in Piano Performance. I love performance, but I am more passionate with teaching piano.
Although I love performing, I always found myself helping other pianists in need. I quickly realized that even though I have a passion for performing, I have an even greater passion for teaching. My philosophy of education is "not too hard, not too easy". As a teacher I carefully assess what skill level students are at to give assignments that will not set students up for failure (too difficult), and also will not set up students for failure to grow (too easy). I could tell the problem that students might have right away. Not only on musical way but also o
n the movement. Wrong movements could cause uncomfortableness while you playing your instruments. And I also could teach you the best way to practice for different skill spots based on my experiences.
My goal is to become a better teacher by having a chance to teach students with different interests and tastes in music like Classical, Jazz, Pop, or Broadway and to help students to approach their goal in music.
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Seo April 3, 2018
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Doesn't know how to use music term appropriately and doesn't seems like has a lot of experience with kids.
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mosh N.

Online
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$50 / 30-min

About Wankun X.

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New York, NY

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Hi. I'm Chinese and I moved to the US when I was in six grade. Even through I stayed here for a long time I still use Chinese in day to day basis and I'm still completely fluent. In my lessons you will expect to learn how to speak mandarin by learning the pinyin (拼音) system and how to write chinese.

About Wankun
Hi, I'm Wankun, a college student at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Although I'm not totally experienced in teaching (one year), my passion with music is strong; I believe I can be a great teacher.

My whole life is filled with music. I started piano lessons since I was 5. After I moved to America (I was born in China) I had some violin lessons. In freshman year I joined school band. I'm still in band, playing flute in marching band and oboe in wind ensemble.

Music is an expression. It can be happy and light, or dramatical and full of sorrow. We need basic skills to approach a sound, but music is more than that. Music is when you give a sound a meaning, a feeling, and a heartbeat that makes it alive.

Different genre speaks and expresses differently. Personally I really enjoy indie (TØP!) and musicals. But no matter wha
t, all kinds of music are beautiful and it's the meaning that matters the most.

I look forward to teach you the basic skills and share my journey of exploring music with you!

Please understand that I'll only travel within NYC. I will not travel to New Jersey.
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Yue October 25, 2017
· Piano · In home
When I first knew Wankun, I was amazed by her passion and talent in music. I know for sure that she is a great pianolist, violinist and a lot others. It is enjoyable and pleasing to hear beautiful rhythm coming out from her fingers. If you have the same passion and want to explore the splendid world of music, you should definitely take her classes!
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Yuying October 24, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Wankun has great piano experience and skills. She has a really enthusiastic attitude toward music. She is always being nice and patient with her students. Overall, she is definitely one of the best piano teacher!
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Wankun X.

New York, NY 10019
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About Sami C.

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New York, NY
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I've been teaching mandarin chinese for 2 years and my students have known how to communicate with chinese people. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to know how to spell and speak basic words and as time goes on you'll be able to have easy conversation with chinese people. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Sami
​I obtained my teaching certification from (ABRSM) The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London in 2015 and have been teaching Piano ever since both in Taiwan and the United States.

I started studying piano as a child at the age of 3 in Taiwan and my love for music continues to this day.  I have competed in more than 10 International Piano Competitions and have placed first in more than a few. 

I tremendously enjoy teaching children and adults alike of all skill levels from beginner to advanced.  I use a variety of methodologies and always leave my students smiling. Whether you have a simple keyboard or a grand piano, in home lessons are the best way to learn. 

I have been told that I have a very patient demeanor and can adapt to all learning abilities while making sure that my students progress in an atmosphere o
f positive reinforcement.  I’ve also gained a reputation to guarantee great results for my students!

​So, if you need an experienced Piano Teacher for yourself or your child, book a lesson with me and you will be happy you did.
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Sami C.

Sami C.

New York, NY 10128
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$98 / 45-min

About Kevin W.

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Elmhurst, NY
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I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences/ phrases and as time goes on, you'll be able to perfect your tones! I typically use practice books and have worksheets. I love working with students of all experience levels. Speaking is very important as much as reading/ recognizing characters. You'll be able to practice writing the characters the right way.

About Kevin
I studied classical piano for 19 years from a piano teacher who was from Julliard. I passed A.B.R.S.M. grade 8 piano test as well as the NYSSMA Grade 6 test. I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I can teach students to read music, learn music theory, prepare for music exams and learn how to play using sheet music depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a pianist, I like to play classical, covers from movies, video games, and pop. I love to mentor students who want to become proficient in picking up any sheet music and start playing it.

My personal passion is music from movies and shows but I firmly believe that having great technique is essential to any kind of style of music. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Joshua August 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Kevin has an excellent understanding of music and the workings of the piano. He was very patient and a relaxing person to be around. A most amazing professional!
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Kevin W.

Kevin W.

Elmhurst, NY 11373
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$45 / 30-min

About Eugenia H.

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Newark, NJ
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At my lessons, I have creativity and do my best to build an exciting and interesting learning experience. I believe that to learn a foreign language, students must understand the basics of the culture. My lessons include a basic cultural section where I introduce culture and customs to the students. I also share my impressions and experience with students, so they are more interested in the subject, motivated and inspired to learn a Mandarin Chinese.

Most of the students are afraid of learning Chinese because of Chinese characters and the tones, but I will show you that it can be quite easy and fun. Chinese characters are the soul of Chinese language and I would like to lead you into the wonderful world of Chinese characters learning,

I am here to assist you in your own unique Mandarin Chinese language-learning journey. I don't use only one book, so we won't have a page by page language process, we will actually write our own book which will be tailored to your needs, I believe ...

About Eugenia
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I am Eugenia
A happy Mandarin Chinese teacher who is truly passionate about teaching. I am a language coach committed to helping you achieve your unique Chinese language learning goals!

From a young age I have had a hard working spirit and a deep desire to learn. I found it extremely interesting, challenging and enjoyable to learn foreign languages and cultures. I speak, read and write proficiently the following languages: English, Mandarin and Russian. I sing in all three languages, enjoy travelling and love sharing my knowledge and experience related to the cultures behind each language.

I graduated with Honors from Moscow City Teacher Training University with a Master’s degree in Linguistics. I studied abroad in the UK and China. In 2012, I participated in the summer school language program in the United Kingdom (Cambridge Regi
onal College, advanced English). In 2013, I had chance to join a student exchange program for 6 months in China at Nanjing University. In 2014, I was awarded a one-year Full Chinese Government scholarship to study at Fudan University, which is one of the top 5 universities in China. There I studied advanced Chinese, Chinese culture, history and calligraphy. I love exploring different cultures by traveling and communicating with locals. I am happy that my passion became my profession. Studying abroad introduced me to different learning and teaching methods, which greatly helped on my career as a foreign language teacher.

I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese. I have six years of experience with one-on-one teaching as well as teaching in a classroom setting. I have taught Mandarin Chinese and English to students from 1st to 11th grade at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to second year university students. I also prepare students for each level of Chinese proficiency qualifications (YCT, HSK).

I am a certified language coach and I help my clients to learn Mandarin Chinese more effectively and efficiently. I am working successfully with tech companies and startups giving Mandarin Chinese coaching sessions to executives.

Learn Mandarin Chinese with me your way, enjoy your learning journey and you will see the results!
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Eugenia H.

Eugenia H.

Newark, NJ 07105
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$50 / 30-min

About Jia Y.

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Palo Alto, CA
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Teacher background: Chinese, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker
Provide lessons range: All levels and ages
Lesson content (listening, spoken, reading, written):
Pinyin
Characters
Vocabulary
Phrase
Article
Conversation
Poetry
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Tutored students in Mandarin Chinese according to their level.
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Jia Y.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

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