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Hikaru I.
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Learn to play the violin with an expert with a BA in Music Performance
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I have been playing violin since kindergarten, and I have experiences in teaching beginner students at SUNY Albany campus and I absolutely loved it! Music Performance was one of my majors of my undergraduate degrees, and I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to perform a solo piece, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in my senior year. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program for Intercultural Communication & English language education. Teaching has been one of my long-lasting passions and I am more than happy to work with various levels of violin learners. Hope to hear from you soon!!
About Hikaru I.

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science. I enjoyed organizing and running language study groups in college, and experienced working as a Japanese TA for several semesters. I LOVE to teach in general, whether it's music or languages, and I personalize most of my teaching materials for individual student. Let me know what YOUR unique short/long-term goals are, along with interest topics, and we'll work it out! Thanks again, and I'm excited to hear from you! Please give me at least a 24 hour prior notice if there is any need to reschedule. Not requesting a reschedule in advance with a missed attendance will result in normal charges.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2010

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M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication

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Speaks Japanese, English

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I had my first class yesterday with Hikaru. She is really kind and helpful, and I learned a lot in our first session. She's really patient even though I'm completely new to the language and need some extra help. I'm really looking forward to our future classes!

Posted Aug 24, 2022
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I just had my second lesson with Hikaru and I ask so many questions all the time and am just a lot as a person, but she's so patient and is really willing to answer all of my questions and go over absolutely whatever. She's also very good at explaining things and can explain the grammar side to me (I'm a big grammar proponent), which is an absolute blessing. Lessons fly by and I absolutely cannot wait for my next one. Also, she's been helping me find resources that I can use to work on my Japanese outside of lessons. I know that some people won't do that because they want you to buy more lessons, but Hikaru genuinely just wants to help me learn both the language and the culture.

Posted Nov 1, 2021
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Great instructor. Patient and willing you work with you.

Posted Oct 29, 2021
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M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
University at Albany
B.A. in Music Performance & Political Science
Aug 2009 - May 2013
University at Albany
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Violin
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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