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About Rebecca S.

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Carlsbad, CA

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An international performing artist, Rebecca has most recently performed in December of 2018 with the Genesis Opera's inaugural production of Amahl and the Night Visitors of Menotti as the Mother. Earlier in 2018, she performed with the Temecula Symphony Orchestra as Amneris in the Triumphal Scene from Aida by Verdi, under the direction of Maestro John Mario di Costanzo. She has been a featured artist at the Etruria Opera Festival in Tarquinia and the Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy from 2009 to 2017 as well as performing recitals and concerts in the Southern California area. In November of 2014, Rebecca organized and performed in the Suor Angelica Project, a fundraiser for the San Diego Opera. This collaboration with the San Diego Symphony and members of the San Diego Opera Chorus raised over $7500 for the Opera.

Since 2009. Rebecca
is on the faculty of the International Lyric Academy, teaching voice and Italian lessons to the American students who come over to Italy to participate and learn. She has also sung concerts and recitals in New York City, London, Edinburgh, and various cities in Italy as well as locally here in California and Florida. Rebecca received her Bachelor in Music degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is currently working on her Masters thesis for a Masters in Music Education from the University of Florida. She has also studied at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, the International Lyric Academy of Rome, and the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy. She serves as the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California, and teaches voice and piano privately.

Rebecca has been a performer with the San Diego Opera and is a former member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. She is featured on their 1996 release Christmas with the Master Chorale. Other recordings include Mahler VIII - Symphony of 1000 in the chorus with the late Robert Shaw. Other conductors and coaches Rebecca has worked with include the late Robert Shaw, the late Sir David Willcocks, the late Julius Rudel, Stefano Vignati, Dr. Robert Summer, John Mario DI Costanzo, the late Cesare Rufini, Annetta Monroe, Mary Mackenzie, Dianna Ruggiero, and Cecilia Valdenassi.

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Lessons are tailored to the individual student's initial abilities. In all genres of music it is important to breathe well, have breath support, communicate the emotion and character of the song, and eliminate vocal bad habits. These issues are different for everyone.

I teach a classical Italian technique of breath support and beautiful tone, and these techniques can be applied to all musical styles.

The student will be assigned and choose songs to learn and work on as we incorporate the techniques into the songs and vocal exercises.

Piano lessons and Italian lessons are also available from ages 5 and up.

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CD player, 7' Boston grand piano, digital recorder

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Yamaha keyboard.

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Voice, classical, pop, Broadway, opera, Italian, piano, music theory,
audition preparation. I specialize in opera but sing many styles, including pop, classical, and musical theatre; I teach all styles in piano.
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Mary F. June 5, 2018
· Italian · In home
Intense and a little overwhelming but exciting to be setting out in a new learning adventure. Rebecca us very knowledgeable in the language and the country which is a big plus. Look forward to the next lesson. Mary
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Dan Loyer June 29, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Rebecca is knowledgeable, open and a great teacher. We got right to the lesson after the warmup. I enjoyed the lesson alot and am looking forward to more.
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Kaylee August 16, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Extremely patient and encouraging coach!
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About Karen C.

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Palmetto, GA
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I was born and raised in Rome and move to the U.S. to pursue my dream. I provide customized lessons based on the student's specific need. I believe immersion is the best way to learn a language (that is how I learned English), therefore I try to minimize English interactions during the lessons. I also give practical exercises for the students to do between lessons. Unless specifically requested by the students, my lessons are typically not grammar-heavy but are more focused on useful Italian conversations to help the students become comfortable speaking and understanding.

About Karen
My mission is to help everyone, from beginner to expert, feel comfortable engaging in Italian conversations and believing that learning a second language is not only necessary but possible!

I provide lessons to people of all ages determined to learn or improve Italian. Each lesson is customized based on the specific needs of each student and the goals they are ready to achieve.

~Parlare é la chiave per imparare~

Cancellation or reschedule policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, I will be happy to do so but would require 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled lesson time. After the 24h notice period, the full amount of the lesson will be charged. Emergencies are excluded.
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India M. February 4, 2019
· Italian · Online
Karen is a kind, caring and professional instructor. She is truly interested in the progress and retention of a language for her students and takes the time to ensure your comprehension of things.
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McKenzie January 27, 2019
· Italian · Online
Karen is teaching Italian to my 7 yr old daughter. We had our 1st lesson and it was great. She is excited for her next class!
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Eric O. January 11, 2019
· Italian · Online
My first lesson with Karen was fantastic. She is challenging as she is friendly, and eases you out of your comfort zone to really begin speaking the new language you want to learn. Looking forward to what the future lessons bring!
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About Andrea V.

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New York, NY
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As a native Italian who has lived in several Italian cities including Rome for over 30 years, I have a comprehensive understanding of the Italian language and culture. Along with my knowledge and experience as a native Italian speaker, I also have over 20 years of activity as an educator, which allows me to tailor to the needs of my students. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping my students along their path of learning the Italian language.

About Andrea
Bassist and composer Andrea performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based in New York City, his work as an instrumentalist and composer can be regularly heard at the top jazz clubs in the city and around the globe.

As a current faculty member of the New York Jazz Workshop, Andrea is a dedicated educator. He has taught master classes at the National Institute of Music and the National University of Costa Rica, at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Olav Duun Videregående Skole in Namsos, Norway. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he graduated in 2011 with a Master
of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz as a Fulbright scholarship recipient.
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Tiziana December 11, 2018
· Italian · In home
wonderful teacher, very professional. it was easy to arrange a lesson with andrea. he arrived on time and my daughter enjoyed her lesson very much.
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Nadya November 25, 2018
· Italian · In home
Andrea is a great instructor who made the lessons personal and useful to encourage me to practice regularly.
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Marisa November 16, 2018
· Italian · Online
Andrea is a very friendly, supportive and concise teacher. He has a great understanding of the language and is a pleasure to work with.
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About Cecilia M.

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Virginia Beach, VA

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I was born and raised in Italy, where I lived most of my life. I've met my now husband while he was stationed in Italy and then moved to the United States. I like to teach Italian to anyone who shows interest. I am not your typical teacher, and what I LOVE to do is talk... talk, talk, talk, and talk. I can teach you how to go to the grocery store, to the restaurant and how to have easy conversations with locals. My latest student was very pleased with my teaching after she went to Italy on vacation and was able to understand and communicate at hotels, restaurants, museums, etc.

About Cecilia
I love to teach my native language. A little grammar and a whole lot of talking! Let's learn a new language in a fun way. We read and we talk, talk, and talk some more!
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Susan February 28, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Cecilia is extremely personable and joyful. She is a gifted and thorough instructor. Her lesson was systematic, clear, and easy to understand. I am so excited to be taking lessons with Cecilia and can't wait for my next one.
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gene K. February 17, 2018
· Italian · Online
A wonderful first-day experience. Being the nervous introvert that I am, she put me right at ease. I look forward to our next lesson
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Erin February 16, 2018
· Italian · Online
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Cecilia M.

Cecilia M.

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About Alessandro D.

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Portland, OR
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Hi! My name is Alessandro, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I believe the best way to learn a language is through conversation, you get to practice and have fun! I am married to an American and I got most of my experience teaching Italian and photography in London and Dublin. I have over 5 years experience teaching to all ages.

About Alessandro
Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food!

I am also a professional photographer with extensive experience in digital retouching and Lightroom editing. So if you are looking to improve your editing skills or understand how to use your camera in manual mode, feel free to get in touch!
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Noel February 11, 2019
· Italian · Online
Awesome teacher. Progressing faster than I thought. Molto grato!!!
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Noel January 28, 2019
· Italian · Online
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Elisabeth July 5, 2018
· Italian · Online
Super fun and inspiring first lesson! Really enjoyed it 👍
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About Fulvia M.

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Roswell, GA
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I am an Italian native of the most beautiful and cultural city of the world: Florence. I am a certified teacher to teach in public and private schools. I have a masters degree and lot of teaching experience with all ages students from K-12 to adults and seniors.
My Italian lessons are fun and they include many aspect of the language and not just cut and dry grammar. We talk, we write, we read, we learn about the culture, art, geography and history of the country and much more. We sing and we play skits to practice the language.

About Fulvia
Hi, my name is Fulvia, I am a native Italian and have a masters degree in Spanish too and a certification to teach. I am a fun teacher with long experience, great sense of humor and you won't get bored with my lessons. You don't believe me? Well, I can prove it to you because you can easily get referral from previous students who have studied with me for years! Just try!
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Dante R. November 1, 2018
· Italian · In home
Having fun !
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Sam M. March 8, 2018
· Italian · In home
Fulvia is patient and believes in teaching the structure and fundamentals of the language as to learn more fluently. Grazie.
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Dora è Stefano February 28, 2018
· Italian · In home
Fulvia has been our teacher now for 3 years. We wanted to learn Italian because we travel to Italy often.
Each lesson is well prepared and thought through by the teacher. Fulvia uses many different ways to make lessons fun and the language more approachable.
They include books, videos and interactive games etc. There is always a bit of homework to do to help follow up with the weekly lesson. She always finds ways to help us understand subjects that are challenging.
That Fulvia is a native speaker of the Italian language is a big bonus.
Fulvia is a great teacher and we highly recommend her.
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About Sabrina I.

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I have spent the past 20+ years working with students of all ages, as both a classroom teacher and a private tutor, and offer highly individualized and fun, engaging lessons to meet your personal goals, interests and above all, learning styles. I infuse a variety of cultural topics into each language lesson, depending on your personal interests and/or travel plans.
I hold a B.A., M.A. and Doctorate in Modern Languages (in Italian and French), and specialize in language instruction. I love sharing my knowledge of and passion for the Italian language and culture with others, and have been told my passion for Italian is contagious!
I realize learning a language isn't easy, and it can be quite intimidating to feel confident while speaking. That's why you need a teacher who can figure out what works for you, how you learn, and what motivates you. Everyone can speak beautiful Italian, and engage in conversations for business or pleasure, but it takes a knowledgeable instructor to help get ...

About Sabrina
Hello, I'm Sabrina. I hold a B.A., M.A. and Doctorate in Modern Languages (in Italian and French), and specialize in language instruction. I have spent the past 20+ years working with students of all ages, as both a classroom teacher and a private tutor, and offer highly individualized and engaging lessons to meet your personal goals, interests and above all, learning styles. I provide extensive feedback and encouraging guidance to help students continue to succeed independently.

I love sharing my knowledge of and passion for the Italian language and culture with others. I infuse a variety of cultural topics into each language lesson, depending on your personal interests and/or travel plans. You will certainly find my passion contagious! But I realize learning a language isn't easy for everyone, and it can be quite intimidating to feel c
onfident while speaking. That's why you need a teacher who can figure out what works for you, how you learn, and what motivates you. Everyone can speak beautiful Italian, and engage in conversations for business or pleasure, but it takes a knowledgeable instructor to help get you there efficiently. I can quickly assess and pinpoint your strengths to design activities that help you precisely where and how you need it, and have plenty of effective tricks up my sleeve.

I lived and worked in Italy for about 10 years, in educational tourism, and since moving back to the US I have taught Italian at both the High School and University/College levels for about 4 years each, as well as Community and Continuing Adult Education classes for the past 6 years, and I have training in AP exam prep. Although I have native-fluency, I have myself been a student of foreign languages, and know the struggles that come along with this exciting adventure. I know how to help you get past those hurdles, and have fun along the way.

To learn more about me, my lessons, or to ask me any questions, do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond within a few hours. I look forward to hearing from you. A presto! (Talk to you soon.)
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Lisa January 31, 2019
· Italian · Online
I've been taking lessons with Sabrina now for almost a year. Our lesson location varies depending on our schedules, sometimes we meet at a local coffee shop, other times we meet virtually. Sabrina is a fabulous teacher, but she's also just a super great person. She has a great sense of humor and makes the challenge of learning a second language enjoyable and fun. I cannot recommend her enough!
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Denise January 24, 2019
· Italian · In studio
I took lessons with Sabrina over several years in small group settings. She always made the meetings fun and addressed the group's individual needs. She was always prepared with great ideas. Sabrina gave me confidence to engage in conversation in Italy on my early trips and then helped me prepare for a 2-week course at a language school in Italy. I was able to get into one of the more advanced classes, thanks in large part to Sabrina's tutoring. I was sad to move away from Sabrina's location and the opportunity for classes but am happy to see the online option.
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Denise January 24, 2019
· Italian · In studio
I took lessons with Sabrina over several years in small group settings. She always made the meetings fun and addressed the group's individual needs. She was always prepared with great ideas. Sabrina gave me confidence to engage in conversation in Italy on my early trips and then helped me prepare for a 2-week course at a language school in Italy. I was able to get into one of the more advanced classes, thanks in large part to Sabrina's tutoring. I was sad to move away from Sabrina's location and the opportunity for classes but am happy to see the online option.
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About SAMUEL B.

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I was born and raised in Bologna. I have been teaching privately and at Community College of Allegheny County for 20 years. I have a 4 prong easy method to teach Italian.

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Ciao I was born and raised in the capital of pasta, Bologna. I will teach you Italian in 4 easy steps:
Vocabulary ,Pronunciation, Grammar and Comprehension.
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SAMUEL B.

SAMUEL B.

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About Massimiliano T.

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Native Italian, I lived in Florence until 2 years ago, before moving to the U.S.
My lessons focused on direct conversations, building the grammar to fully understand how to create useful sentences.

About Massimiliano
Native Italian. I lived in Florence until 2 years ago, before moving to the U.S.
I really enjoy and encourage spontaneous conversation. I speak Italian, English, and Spanish. Since I went through the process of learning foreign languages, I'm able to help you satisfy your needs. I love to travel, do sport, and laugh.
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Massimiliano T.

Massimiliano T.

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Average Cost of Italian Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in Portland is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $59 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$29 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Italian lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 30-minute Italian lessons are 47% less expensive at $29.

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