Presto Language Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio lessons? Our Presto teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

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 Presto?

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

Language Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Language instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone!

Our teachers have taught

2 , 4 3 5 , 3 1 7

lessons and counting!

Popular Language Instructors near Presto

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Presto including Pittsburgh, Murrysville, Wexford, Bethel Park and Sewickley.

Showing 9 of 200+ results View More

About Bo L.

Close
Profile_110106_pi_IMG_8550
Pittsburgh, PA
View Full Profile
About Bo
Bo, a soprano, currently received her Doctoral Degree in Vocal Performance at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, did Master's degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her performance experiences include opera performances, the major role "Alice" of Verdi's opera Falstaff at University of Illinois-Champaign, the main role"Lauretta" in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, singing in Duquesne University’s Aria Night, Night of Broadway and Cabaret Favorites, and Scene Night.

As a native of China, she completed her undergraduate at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Shenyang, China. Her performances in China include performances with the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. Bo also took part in making the recordings for Ma Kai‚Äôs ‚ÄúMotherland Is In My Heart‚ÄĚ. In the summer of 2011, Bo trave
led to Rome, Italy, to study and perform at Duquesne University’s Rome campus, successfully completing their Lirica Roma program.

Bo has had numerous success teaching students of all ages. Whether they aspire to become professionals or just singing as a hobby, her teaching techniques are adaptive to each individual student’s needs. She is also offering reading, speaking, and writing tutoring in Mandarin Chinese.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a voice teacher, I believe that my job is to allow the students to discover their own unique characteristics. I like to teach in an relaxed environment where the student will be able to develop a healthy (learning bad techniques can be harmful to the throat and body) strong techniques. It is important for the students to learn their own bodies and limit, while being taught to use their bodies to help produce beautiful singing.

Singing is more than just about using their voice and achieving proper technique.. It is equally important to learn the music history, theory, acting, etc. appropriate to the piece they are working on. When everything comes together with proper singing and the correct knowledge, students will be able to perform a piece in an intelligent manner.

Finally, something I have learned from my previous teachers, it is important to go beyond being just a teacher, and become a role-model and a mentor to my students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio of BB

*** Specialties ***
Music performance, Opera Voice, Broadway Singing
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Mackenzie S. February 25, 2018
· Singing · In studio
My granddaughter and daughter-in-law were very happy with the lesson and looking forward to more lessons
Thumb_127086_pi_IMG_8548
Rafael Mazzuco M. January 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I am adult returning to the piano and just took my first lesson from Bo. She immediately made me feel comfortable, I am very pleased. She has tried to find my level and improve from there. Can't wait for my next lesson! Thank you Bo!
Silhouette-80
Tim C. November 20, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Bo is truly a great instructor!

As basically a beginner with piano, she deployed a perfect blend of patience and push. She makes lessons fun, works with you, but also pushes you to get better.

Bo is also very accommodating to your schedule and is great a working with you to make sure you get your lesson in.
View Details
View Profile
Bo L.

Bo L.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

About Lars R.

Close
Profile_119691_pi_12390956_1063153107041343_4442847893000749655_n
Petaluma, CA
View Full Profile
About Lars
I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. From age 12 to 21 I took private guitar lessons regularly. Now, I have a lesson every once in a while. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players. Aside from teaching lessons as a job, I have played guitar in many concerts and continue to do so. Before moving to San Francisco for university studies, I gained a lot of experience and valuable education with guitar. I played in the jazz bands in Junior High and High School. I went to four years of a week-long summer jazz camp called Jazz Camp West, where I took classes, played open mics and had fun with many musicians, making some good friends. I hold BA degrees in Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish, as well as
an MA in Music, from San Francisco State University. By now, I am confident in working with whatever musical material students offer! Thank you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now a play seven-string guitar that differs from the standard six-string guitar in that it has one string lower than the low E of a six-string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar
My guitar roots are mainly Jazz, but I am always happy to employ a very wide range of styles. I work with both modal and tonal musical styles.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Emma December 23, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Very patient with me.
Silhouette-80
Maria S. October 8, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Thumb_108958_pi_16965
Jackson July 29, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Lars came to the session on time, and was very patient with my son. He took the time to listen and gave helpful tips on becoming a better player. I would recommend him!
View Details
View Profile
Lars R.

Lars R.

Online
(6)
starting at
$22.50 / 30-min

About Matthew H.

Close
Profile_55938_pi_1901598_10104376113071209_6772437637535360239_n
Pittsburgh, PA

View Full Profile
About Matthew
I am a world traveler with over 13 years of tutoring experience. I also have weight trained for about 15 years. Currently working on my PhD in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, I received my MA in Spanish from NYU and can help you with many different areas. My experience as an editor for a publishing company, combined with other professional experience in a variety of positions, allow me to offer students a unique perspective on diverse subjects.

Check out some blog posts I have written for the TakeLessons website!

Writing
http://takelessons.com/blog/creative-writing-tips
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-write-lyrics
http://takelessons.com/blog/unique-writing-topics
http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-how-to-write-with-childrens-books
http://takelessons.com/blog/college-writing-skills

Study Skills
http:
//takelessons.com/blog/study-skills-for-high-school
http://takelessons.com/blog/literature-study-guides
http://takelessons.com/blog/kinesthetic-learning-strategies

Acting
http://takelessons.com/blog/first-lesson-acting-exercises
http://takelessons.com/blog/becoming-an-actor-no-experience

Foreign Language
http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-a-new-language
http://takelessons.com/blog/best-language-learning-software

Miscellaneous
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-request-a-letter-of-recommendation
http://takelessons.com/blog/tutors-for-special-needs-students

Let's learn and grow together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are structured, yet flexible, centering around your specific strengths and weaknesses. Since everything is catered around your individual needs, no two students share the same exact experience. I learn what works best for you based on your study habits, interests, and personality and implement any necessary assignments to help you achieve the best possible results. I adopt a very hands-on approach and provide you with additional information and avenues (both creative and technological) to continue learning beyond our sessions in a fun way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
MacBook Pro with necessary Office Suite, PRAAT software, Skype and additional recording material; keyboard and amps; free weights and resistance bands.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Same as above: MacBook Pro with software; recording equipment as necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Languages- English, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Aramaic.

Knowledge of historical and cultural elements of different groups of people.

Detail-oriented; strong analytical skills.

18 years experience as a vocalist, 9 Bel Canto technique (Full Lyric Tenor)

15 years of physical fitness training (strength, HIIT, cardio, etc.)
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Farrah May 31, 2018
· Linguistics · In home
Matthew is a wonderful teacher due to his ability to relate the material to your own experiences and understandings. He's very skilled at recognizing students' areas of difficulty and addressing them with ease. He's also passionate about what he does and his students walk away with this same passion for learning! Highly recommended!
Silhouette-80
Reaji A. October 10, 2015
· Writing · In studio
Great
View Details
View Profile
Matthew H.

Matthew H.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

About Becca M.

Close
Profile_36511_pi_Rebecca%20Michalski
Pittsburgh, PA
View Full Profile
About Becca
As a certified Spanish teacher, I have been teaching since 2009. From Kindergarten students to adults, I have successfully taught a wide variety of students from various backgrounds. I have led full immersion classes for young children, taught in middle and high schools, and I have also tutored Lifelong Learning partner students at Westminster College. Throughout my years teaching, I have also instructed students with learning abilities and special needs. I currently teach at a local high school in South Hills, where I have taught levels 1 to AP Spanish 5.

In addition to my experience teaching Spanish, I also have 3 years of teaching ESL to Spanish speaking students in San Jose, Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, I taught in high schools as well as international businesses like Intel, HP, and DHL.
...
View Details
View Profile
Becca M.

Becca M.

Pittsburgh, PA 15227
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Laurel K.

Close
Profile_118509_pi_IMG_5067
Los Angeles, CA

View Full Profile
About Laurel
Hi!

I have been playing violin since 1st grade, and speaking Spanish since kindergarten!

I love kids and love sharing music and Spanish with others! I graduated from Indiana University in 2013! I minored in Spanish and Music! I have extensive Music Education experience and was the Music Director at a summer camp in Indiana! I play all styles, from fiddle to classical to country to jazz and improv violin and can teach any and all!

I have been speaking Spanish fluently since 2008, when I studied with IU Honors Program in Leon, Spain for 7 weeks of all Spanish! We took classes in Grammar, Literature, Culture, and Accent work, and I have been speaking consistently and fluently ever since!

Contact TakeLessons and we can set up a trial lesson for Violin, Music Theory, or Spanish!

Have an awesome day and thanks for viewing
my profile!

Laurel
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Delilah April 18, 2018
· Violin · In home
Laurel is lovely, engaging and a great match for a young beginner. Thanks!
Silhouette-80
Jemima B. March 23, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Great teacher. Fantastic with children.
Silhouette-80
Audrey M. April 26, 2016
· Violin · In home
Laurel has been great for our daughter - kind, patient and understanding. As parents we had many theories on how to get the best out of our daughter in this short amount of time. Laurel incorporated our requests and made it fun. Thanks Laurel!
View Details
View Profile
Laurel K.

Laurel K.

Online
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
View More
View Previous

About Yifan H.

Close
Profile_112258_pi_FullSizeRender
Arlington, VA
View Full Profile
About Yifan
I graduated from American University with a B.A. degree in International studies and a B.S. degree in Economics. I was a teaching assistant at American University for three years in the areas of Chinese, economic and international studies. I was doing private tutoring in past two years covers the topics of Chinese, economic, American history, Asian study, and statistics.

I have my career passion in international development especially NGO development. I am the kind of person who likes to share what I learned and what I experienced with others. Both my parents are professors in college. So I guess I am affected by this familial inheritance of teaching and sharing knowledge.

I am from Beijing, China. As a native Mandarin speaker, I had two years experience in tutoring Chinese at American University. I had experience in teaching all ra
nge of l students includes both beginners who just start to learn tones and advanced who want to learn more about Chinese culture.

I graduated in American University with B.S. Economics. I had experience in teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Economics.

I get 800 for my SAT Math and SATII Math. With B.S. economic major, I am mastered in econometrics and statistics. I had experience in tutoring precalculus and basic statistics for 2 semesters in college.

I had experience in teaching American History and East Asian History for 1 semester at American University.

During the time you and I study together, I would not only be your favorite tutor forever but also a good friend you wanna hang out with. I will teach you what you need and help you to discover what you like.

Let's rock it!
...
View Details
View Profile
Yifan H.

Yifan H.

Online
starting at
$40 / 30-min

About Cynthia O.

Close
Profile_123652_pi_IMG_6346
Glenshaw, PA

View Full Profile
About Cynthia
I am a professional singer. Although I have studied the bel canto technique in my university studies, I have taught various genres using varied techniques to suit the student. I have performed in operas, classical song recitals in different languages, jazz, pop, and musical theater. I'm currently finishing my doctoral document to complete my doctor of musical arts degree in voice. I have sung on many stages in the country, Mexico and Spain as an opera singer, vocal soloist and as a chamber singer. My goal as a teacher is to share my knowledge so students can practice effectively on their own. I also wish for students to become life-long learners. My secondary degree and field experience is in elementary education. I'm currently a university teacher in voice and theory in the Pittsburgh area.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Mila H. January 17, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Great experience for my daughters first lesson. Cindy made us feel like we’ve known her for years. Mila is excited for her next lesson, already singing the days of the week in Spanish after 2 days. Thanks again
Silhouette-80
Mark B. November 17, 2017
· Singing · In home
Cynthia is going to be a great teacher. She made me feel comfortable right from the start. I am really looking forward to my next lesson.
Silhouette-80
Sunaina November 4, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I grew so much a singer while I was taking Cindy's classes. She is absolutely amazing! It was really awesome to be able to train songs in English and Spanish.

My technique majorly improved under her instruction. My voice never felt so strong.
View Details
View Profile
Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

Glenshaw, PA 15116
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Alvaro S.

Close
Profile_124756_pi_14947592_10154659070369089_1504743261307346897_n
Pittsburgh, PA
View Full Profile
About Alvaro
I am a pharmacist by training and currently a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I am originally from northern Spain but I have been living in Pittsburgh since 2017. I enjoy helping others to get rid of the initial stage fear of speaking Spanish, as well as boosting my students conversation skills. I am really looking forward to having our first Spanish conversation class!
...
View Details
View Profile
Alvaro S.

Alvaro S.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Nafissatou T.

Close
Profile_128622_pi_8202EF58-9881-483A-878D-DAAADCAC7A37
Omaha, NE
View Full Profile
About Nafissatou
Hello everyone !
My name is Nafissatou Traore, I go by Nafi. I consider myself as a world citizen. Love meeting with diversity. I have 5 years of experience teaching French and I love it. I can’t wait to meet you and have fun together.
Take care.
...
View Details
View Profile
Nafissatou T.

Nafissatou T.

Online
starting at
$34 / 60-min

Recent Language Articles from the Blog

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

Top 5 Benefits of Taking Italian Online Lessons

Top 5 Benefits of Taking Italian Online Lessons

Do you want to learn how to speak Italian? Besides being fun, learning Italian offers many benefits. Not only does it broaden your cultural perspective, but it also offers you additional work opportunities; boosts academic achievement and test scores; and even helps prevent dementia later in life. Whether you want learn Italian for its beauty or simply to impress the guy or gal next door, you don¬ít have to let your perceived limitations get in the way of flexing your fluency. With today¬ís … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Taking Italian Online Lessons
Do you want to learn how to speak Italian? Besides being fun, learning Italian offers many benefits. Not only does it broaden your cultural perspective, but it also offers you additional work opportunities; boosts academic achievement and test scores; and even helps prevent dementia later in life. Whether you want learn Italian for its beauty or simply to impress the guy or gal next door, you don’t have to let your perceived limitations get in the way of flexing your fluency. With today’s
Top 5 YouTube Channels That Will Help You Speak German
Are you looking for an alternative way to learn German? Or, do you simply want to supplement your current German lessons? Learning how to speak German has never been easier, thanks to the many online resources available today. In particular, YouTube has emerged as a popular platform for students who want to learn how to speak German. YouTube is a great learning tool, as it lets you try tutorials from a wide variety of instructors and enables you to learn on your own time. There are ton
Top 5 Italian Travel Blogs to Read Before You Visit Abroad
Have you been taking Italian language lessons for your upcoming trip to Italy? While it’s important to familiarize yourself with useful Italian phrases, it’s just as equally important to brush up on Italian culture. After all, understanding both the language and culture will make your trip even more enjoyable. Luckily, there are hundreds of blogs that dish out helpful travel, language, and cultural tidbits no travel book would reveal from where to find the best pizza to the proper Italian
50 Beautiful Spanish Words For an Instant Mood Boost
Spanish is a beautiful language. As you listen to native speakers, you'll notice how expressive, elegant, and sensual it can sound. Scientists have even deemed it the happiest language, too! Not only is it a beautiful (and happy) language, it also has a well-recognized and logical structure. Pair that with its many Spanish-English cognates, and you can see why it's one of the most popular languages to learn! As you learn how to speak Spanish, you'll come across many words that stand ou
75 Most Helpful Spanish Cognates to Know [Infographic]
Did you know that cognates help make Spanish one of the easiest languages for English speakers to master? Spanish cognates are words that sound the same (or almost the same) in English and have the same meaning in both languages. Memorizing Spanish cognates is the fastest way to expand your vocabulary! Here, we'll share some of the easiest and most helpful cognates in Spanish to boost your conversational skills. All About Spanish Cognates Recognizing Cognates in Spanish By studying

Why TakeLessons?

Are You a Teacher?

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

Learn More