Spanish and Italian
I have been teaching Spanish and Italian on the college level for nearly 15 years. It is ironic that I was told, after having taken a standardized aptitude test on language in junior high school, I could never learn another language. Apparently, the test was faulty. It is my conviction that anyone can learn another language if you have a strong desire to study, a willingness to make sounds that may seem odd at first and a lot of patience.
I have taught students on all levels. Between children who learn by playing games and adults who want to acquire a language for their degree work, I try to make language learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Learning language means to learn about culture. Having lived in Puerto Rico and Italy, I immersed myself in these cultures to understand their attitudes and perspectives.
If you are interested in learning any of these languages, I would be happy to tutor you.
I have been a piano teacher for many years. Having studied at New England Conservatory, Boston College and privately with a pianist in Rome for 28 years, I have taught all ages and levels of expertise. Although I am a classical musician, I have taught popular music too.
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