Kathleen Dikareva
Saint Paul, MN
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Kathleen Dikareva

Kathleen D.

Saint Paul, MN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Degree in French from the University of St. Catherine. In addition took many classes in language pedagogy. I've taught for 15 years in schools mostly but also tutoring.
All ages from preschool to elementary and High School as well as a few retired adults. Will teach in an immersion style if possible, which I have found to be very effective.
Focus on conversation more than grammar and having fun with talking about different subject. I tailor to your needs and goals. I provide books and handouts from my personal french library. I can also teach adults to help raise their children in a bilingual environment. Allons-y!!! Let's get going!

About Kathleen D.

I've played piano and violin for the Russian Seasons in MN, a Russian music festival for almost 10 years and with various bands that have performed in the twin cities. I have played piano and violin since I was 9, trained in classical music playing with the Phipps Youth Symphony as a teenager and in the University of Eau Claire orchestra throughout college.
Throughout the past 15 years I have learned techniques outside of classical such as : Irish fiddle, Gypsy, folk/country and bluegrass. I can teach suzuki or a more relaxed approach using the John Thompson books. Children will learn to play by ear, read notes using fun games and will learn to sing while they play, something many children and adults learn to enjoy.
In addition to music, I've been a French teacher/ French tutor for 15 years, for all ages, all grade levels. I love learning new things and enjoy the learning process and believe that learning new skills is good for the mind and heart.

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Experience

Violin Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present

self employed

Piano Teacher
Sep 2007 - Sep 2019

self employed

I've been tutoring violin and piano for many years.

violinist
Oct 2006 - Oct 2015

Russian Seasons in Mn

Played in these every October between 2006 until the director retired and it ended.

Violist
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

University of Eau Claire, WI

Paid violinist in ensemble for annual waltz dance at U of WI.

Piano Accompianist
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

University of Eau Claire, WI

Accompanied on piano for other musicians during recitals. Paid gig.

Education

BA in French and Psychology
Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

University of St. Catherine

music
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

University of Eau Claire, WI

Languages

I speak English, French and a bit of Russian

Professional Proficiency

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