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Christopher S.
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Learn To Speak Italian Well and Hold Conversations In Italy!
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I have been teaching Italian for 5 years now, I have traveled to Italy numerous times spending time with Italian-only speaking families and I enjoy talking about almost anything Italian. If you are looking for lessons and you are just beginning or have been speaking for some time I would love to help you improve your knowledge of the language to become a fluent speaker.
About Christopher S.

Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher. I hold a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Guitar Performance and a Minor in Music Theory from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, I graduated with my M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. There I studied with the world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk who is a direct student of the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia. Since 2014, I have been giving online and in-person classes in music and languages here on TakeLessons. From my home studio, I teach ukulele, Spanish, Italian, and English to students across the world. Recently in 2021, I completed my second album titled, "Neo: Modernism & the Guitar," which can be heard on any of the listening platforms. I also teach both guitar and music theory at the local college. After I graduated with my undergraduate degree, I realized that in order to better my skills as a musician and become the guitar teacher I wanted to be I had to travel abroad. I moved to Seville, Spain where for three years I studied the art of classical and flamenco guitar. I studied with an internationally known Spanish guitarist named Francisco Bernier at the Conservatory in Seville. During this time I was also teaching English as a second language to high school and middle school students. From traveling and spending so much time in Europe, I also developed and studied my love of languages and I became fluent in Spanish and Italian. If you are interested in having lessons with me, please contact me and we can begin learning the art of making beautiful music or learning the beautiful languages of the Mediterranean! "Hasta pronto!" "A presto!" and speak to you soon!

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D.M.A. Guitar Performance

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Christopher is very kind, patient and encouraging. Always pushing me out of my comfort zone which was a great way to help me progress and feel more confident in my ukulele learning journey. Highly recommend.

Posted Sep 24, 2022
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Christopher is very knowledgeable and passionate about the language he teaches. He is patient, flexible and kind with his feedback. I have truly enjoyed my time learning Spanish and can not wait to continue with lessons. I would highly recommend Christopher!

Posted Apr 17, 2022
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Christopher is an extremely friendly teacher who works hard to find you a goal to work towards for your instrument. He helps you if you mainly want to self study, or he helps choose songs and methods to learn if you want to study with him mostly. I’d definitely recommend him for beginners!

Posted Apr 9, 2022
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Guitar Professor
Sep 2019 - Present
Flagler College
I am the guitar instructor at Flagler College where I am growing a guitar program within an expanding music program. I give private lessons and run a guitar ensemble. I also assess the students in music juries at the end of every semester. With the guitar ensembles, I try to provide as many performance opportunities as possible where the students can show what they've learned.
Guitar Professor
Aug 2016 - May 2019
University of South Carolina
I taught two sections of entry-level guitar courses for undergraduate students. Gave private lessons to guitar majors. Ran the guitar ensemble and prepared the students for semester recitals.
Auxiliary Teacher of English
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Auxiliares de Conversacion
Taught English as a second languages to high school and middle school students in Seville, Spain. Created and organized fun games in English to help them learn. Was teaching to groups of 25 students at a time.
Music Instructor
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Upper Valley Rock School
Taught privately and in small groups from beginners to advanced on guitar. Facilitated and gave lessons on recording equipment. Arranged meeting times with customers for lessons. Taught music summer camps with groups of 8 students at a time on multiple instruments. Gave lessons on guitar, bass, drums, and piano
Guitar Instructor
May 2008 - Aug 2008
Long Lake Camp For The Arts
Gave 10 - 12 private lessons daily. Organized the camps first ever classical guitar ensemble. Coached camper made bands in how to play as a group and make the music sound good. Coached kids from ages 10 - 18 with a variety of different musical level from beginners to advanced.
D.M.A. Guitar Performance
Sep 2016 - May 2019
University of South Carolina
M.M. Guitar Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2016
New England Conservatory
Licenciatura Musica
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo
B.A. in Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
Humboldt State University
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Music K-12 Teacher Certification
Jul 2020
Florida Department of Education
Certified to teach Music at K-12 grade schools in Florida.
TEFL Certified
Jul 2011
TEFL Institute
Creativity in Music
Apr 2017
University of South Carolina
Intensive Course On Basso Continuo
Mar 2014
Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo"
Bass Excellency Award
May 2006
Hofstra University Band
Guitar Foundation of America
Sep 2016
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
Golden Key International Honor Society
Apr 2015
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity
National Association for Music Education
Jul 2014
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Italian
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
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31 minutes
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60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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