Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa)[nb 1] is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in Macau (China), Equatorial Guinea and East Timor. As the result of expansion during colonial times, Portuguese speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in the Indonesian island of Flores ; and in Malacca in Malaysia.
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The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.
Discover for yourself why families love my innovative music lessons for kids.
YES! Music Matters!
The curriculum is built on research that proves MUSIC MATTERS. Music affects virtually every aspect of development and when young children are consistently engaged by music during the “musical window” they benefit at many levels.
What about private lessons?
Do I believe in private lessons? You bet! But I know from experience that private lessons are most valuable for older kids who have the ability to concentrate in a one-to-one setti
With this Private setting you will have a solid foundation in keyboard skills and music theory and typically excel quickly in their continued music education and when learning other instruments. The education and experiences a child has in my music program sets them up for success with private instruction.
Builds spatial-temporal reasoning skills critical for greater success in math and science studies.
Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.
Music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.
Develops social and emotional skills including the ability to relate to others and better express ideas, and less likely to have behavior/discipline problems.
I offer up to 2 recitals a year so that you can perform everything you know.
Feel free to reach out and let's setup some lessons.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
February 3, 2016
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
The first visit will be about your desire and goals. And how we plan to reach it. By the end of your first visit, we'll be having a rehearsed conversation in Brazilian Portuguese
My name is Zipporah Robinson. I am a multi-lingual musician.
I teach voice, violin and piano. I have been a musician for 30+ years and a music educator for 10+ years. Let me help you reach your music education goals!
I speak Spanish, Portuguese and am learning Italian. I would love to show you how you can speak Spanish. Between 2012 and 2019, I was the foreign language representative for the businesses I worked for. Let me help you get to your language goals.
I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I can teach you the "real" spoken Brazilian Portuguese from Rio de Janeiro. I have been teaching Brazilian Portuguese since 2013 in NYC.
It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that will be exactly what you are looking for, and make your learning process enjoyable!
I have worked with Bill as a vocalist for several years, and have always been impressed with his singing voice. Now having studied with him privately, I am even more impressed with his teaching skills—fun, encouraging, and informative, his lessons are not to be missed! Also, very reasonably priced!
August 15, 2014
I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!
June 24, 2014
Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!
Experienced in teaching Portuguese to everyone, from small business professionals to large corporations, I understand the value and the power of one-on-one learning when it comes to language education. Your questions and needs as a student are met individually and I am committed to use these tools to build your success.
Hello, my name is Rita and I am a native Portuguese born and raised in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, where I graduated with a PharmD. In 2010, I moved to the US to work for a biotechnology company and Academia. Other than science, I am passionate about teaching Portuguese to people with multiple education backgrounds and fulfill their career goals. With a solid experience in teaching, including my role as a Language Instructor for years, I am well positioned to help you achieve your language learning milestones, and to immerse you in this interesting and unique culture!
There are many reasons to learn Portuguese! It makes you more marketable and employable, and it promotes amazing cultural discoveries and business.
What are you waiting for? Let’s start your enjoyable learning journey! Rita
I'm very excited to be working with Rita! I was incredibly nervous about learning a new language (not my strongest skill) and Rita was very encouraging. She asked questions to really zero in on exactly how I will be learn and immediately tailored her instruction in a manner that matched my learning style. Highly recommend to anyone.
March 3, 2017
Great Instructor who works with what you are after.
October 31, 2016
Responsive to my needs. Meets me where I am in terms of my language needs including pronunciation practice, vocabulary, etc.
Portuguese is my native language. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Portuguese (2000-2003) and a 400-Hour Specialization Course in PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE (São Luís School of Education- Brazil). I worked as a Portuguese teacher at Public Schools from 2004 to February 2016, when I moved to the USA. I have already taught Portuguese online. The sessions are created and tailored according to your needs and you are going to receive a file with a personalized lesson.
Hello, my name is Marina. I was born in São Paulo State, Brazil and I am currently living in the USA. I want to teach you Portuguese or English as a Second Language, including 4 skills for Fluency: Listening Comprehension, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I do my best to motivate my students, because, Teaching is my passion.
***Cancellation Policy*** All TakeLessons students are expected to give their teachers at least 24 hours notice of a lesson cancellation to be eligible for a reschedule. I require 24 hours notice if you cancel or want to reschedule a scheduled lesson. You are required to pay for any lessons cancelled without at least 24 hours notice. If you do not show up for class, I will wait 15 minutes. If you do not show up within 15 minutes, I will consider this a missed sessi
I lived in Manaus, Brazil for 2 years as a volunteer proselytizing missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result of talking to people all day, every day, I attained full fluency and command of the Portuguese language. I further polished my abilities in the language by taking an advanced Portuguese grammar class and Brazilian history class (both taught exclusively in Portuguese) during my Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. I know the language intimately, and can provide the highest quality of instruction to students of the language.
As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.
Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.
**My Vision*** I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.
***My Requirements*** I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.
However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.
***What To Expect From Lessons*** I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.
I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!
I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
April 3, 2019
March 19, 2019
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma
Gina has a BA and MA in Portuguese language and literature. She has family in Brasil and teaches both Brazilian and European Portuguese. She is very active with the Brazilian community in her city, promoting the Portuguese language and culture. She does translation and interpretation work as well as tutoring and teaching. Gina travels frequently to Brasil and Portugal and is very happy to share her passion for the Portuguese language.
Hello! I am Gina and I am a specialist in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I have been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. I teach adults, college students, high school and elementary students. I have taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses, in person and online. I can help you prepare for an exam or class, teach you language for business or travel- or just for the love of the language.
I have been multilingual since a young age and have always had a passion for languages. I studied multiple languages in school and went on to earn both a Bachelors and a Masters degree (University of Connecticut) in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.
I am an active member of multiple foreign language groups in my community, including the Alliance Française of Ch
arleston, Nuovo Cinema Italiano film club, Dante Society of Charleston, Cercle Littéraire, Brasileiros em Charleston, Conversemos en Español, and other conversation and language groups.
I do translation and interpretation work, travel extensively, do foreign language tours and am very passionate about sharing my love of the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French languages.
My focus in teaching is how to acquire a foreign language just as one acquires their native language, making that language a part of one’s life.
Whether you are brand new to the language or have been studying for awhile- I would love to be your guide on your language journey!
Patient teacher ; speaks Italian almost entire lesson ; always punctual.encouraging me , which I need a lot .
April 24, 2019
Gina is very flexible with her teaching approach. She meets me at my level. She slows down when I may not be grasping a concept and speeds up to keep me engaged.
I would whole-heartedly recommend her!
March 26, 2019
Gina was great for our first lesson. Very knowledgeable and does not try to overwhelm you with too much information. I am looking forward to my future lessons.
Classes that are fun and easy to understand. Start speaking on the very first class. Classes customized to the student’s need.
I am originally from Brazil and Portuguese is my first language. I have a BA in Language and Literature. I also have experience as a Portuguese Interpreter. I have been tutoring Portuguese, English and Math since 2007. I tutor students of any age.
Charlene is an excellent teacher. Her lesson demonstrated that she is an experienced instructor with a passion for teaching. She was fully engaged and encouraged me to go forward with my Portuguese language learning. I enjoyed our first lesson which included assessment, grammar and extremely helpful pronunciation cues. I recommend her highly.
"Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next one. Marcia was great."
"Marcia is a great choice if you are serious about learning Portuguese and having fun in the process. She tailors to her student needs, creates fun activit
ies, and gives you plenty of speaking practice. I have studied other languages in the past without actually feeling I was learning the language. Studying with Marcia allowed me to quickly progress and learn. Today, I still do practice lessons, watch videos in Brazilian Portuguese, and try to listen to the radio in Portuguese as much as possible because my lessons with Marcia keep me motivated to keep learning. She is a great instructor!"
"Incredible professor. I felt she really wanted to focus on my needs and cared about my progress, all the while it was fun and easy-going! I am grateful an
d more motivated than ever because I know that I am in good hands."
"Great start. Thank you"
"Marcia is wonderful, encouraging, and so patient!"
"Marcia is great! Very patient, knowledgeable and gives great feedback to keep you engaged and wanting to learn more! Thank you Marcia!"
"I appreciate Tarcisio very much. I'm a beginner at Portuguese, and I find Tarcisio to be knowledgable and patient. I learn best from people who are kind,
so I feel fortunate to be working with this teacher."
"Marcia was patient, kind, funny, attentive, knowledgable, and organized. Everything you could ask for in a teacher. I highly recommend her!"
"I really liked how Nicolás was so patient and committed to my learning. He planned the lessons very well so we could do the most in the time we had. I alw
ays felt motivated to keep improving thanks to the way he explained every subject. Also, he makes the lesson so fun and enjoyable that you really have a great time while learning. I totally recommend him."