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Philippe V.

Silver Spring, MD

$50/hr

Learn French with a Parisian / Learn Music with a Professional

Background check passed as of 2/24/14
Usually responds in about 21 hours

Learn French with a Parisian / Learn Music with a Professional

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Hello, Bonjour,

French:

I am a French native, born in Paris, and have lived in the US for 35 years, so I perfectly bilingual in French and English. I am highly educated, a graduate of the prestigious French business school H.E.C. and of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University, have traveled the world as a "diplomat brat," and have a wide range of interests. I am passionate about the French language and French culture--I might teach you a few French recipes--and apply to my teaching the same creativity which originally led me to become a professional musician. Having worked mainly in that capacity for the past 30 years, I have a lot of teaching experience with students of all age groups. I believe that my musician's ear is a great asset when it comes to conveying the nuances of French pronunciation. Most of all, I want the learning experience to be productive while appearing as joyous and painless as possible. Ideally, it should be as pleasurable and rewarding as spending the summer traveling around France with a rail pass. All on board...

Music:

My musical background is a bit unusual in that it combines the practice of an oral tradition with schooling in Western art music composition and in musicology and ethnomusicology. I have been performing, teaching, and researching Irish traditional music in the Washington DC area for the past 35 years. I started out learning to play entirely by ear, but learned to read and write music, eventually obtaining a Masters degree in composition, and studied the musics of the world's cultures as an ethnomusicologist. This puts me in a great position to understand the importance of both ways to music and to be able to help those who wish to become more complete musicians by improving their grasp of one side or the other.

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
History:
Music History
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

Learn English as a Second Language from a Frenchman who has been living in the US for 35 years. I am a professional musician and have a good ear, which I put to good use to teach not only good grammar and vocabulary, but pronunciation.

French

Learn or improve your French with a French native (born in Paris) in Silver Spring, MD (long-distance sessions on Skype available). I love to teach, have a great sense of how to make people work on grammar while really having fun with the language, and being a musician I have a great ear for pronunciation subtleties. A bientot...

Music History

Music History is a vast subject, typically thought of as covering the development of Western art music through the ages. It can be expanded even further if one considers the many ways in which other cultures around the world approach music-making, and how this has influenced Western music.

I have a Masters degree in music composition from Catholic University, and spent several years working on a PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland. Therefore, I am uniquely qualified to cover both Western art music and musics from other cultures as part of my tutoring.

Music Theory

I am a professional musician with a Masters degree in composition from Catholic University and years of PhD studies in ethnomusicology. I have been performing, composing, and teaching for over 30 years. I can tutor in Music Theory, from the basics, keys, scales, chords, etc, to counterpoint, figured bass, etc.

Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Jouy-en-Josas, France
School of Music, Catholic University
Master's
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Jouy-en-Josas, France

School of Music, Catholic University (Master's)

University of Maryland (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Philippe will travel within 8 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910.


About Philippe

Hello, Bonjour,

French:

I am a French native, born in Paris, and have lived in the US for 35 years, so I perfectly bilingual in French and English. I am highly educated, a graduate of the prestigious French business school H.E.C. and of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University, have traveled the world as a "diplomat brat," and have a wide range of interests. I am passionate about the French language and French culture--I might teach you a few French recipes--and apply to my teaching the same creativity which originally led me to become a professional musician. Having worked mainly in that capacity for the past 30 years, I have a lot of teaching experience with students of all age groups. I believe that my musician's ear is a great asset when it comes to conveying the nuances of French pronunciation. Most of all, I want the learning experience to be productive while appearing as joyous and painless as possible. Ideally, it should be as pleasurable and rewarding as spending the summer traveling around France with a rail pass. All on board...

Music:

My musical background is a bit unusual in that it combines the practice of an oral tradition with schooling in Western art music composition and in musicology and ethnomusicology. I have been performing, teaching, and researching Irish traditional music in the Washington DC area for the past 35 years. I started out learning to play entirely by ear, but learned to read and write music, eventually obtaining a Masters degree in composition, and studied the musics of the world's cultures as an ethnomusicologist. This puts me in a great position to understand the importance of both ways to music and to be able to help those who wish to become more complete musicians by improving their grasp of one side or the other.

Education

Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Jouy-en-Josas, France
School of Music, Catholic University
Master's
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Jouy-en-Josas, France

School of Music, Catholic University (Master's)

University of Maryland (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910

Philippe’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
History:
Music History
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Philippe V.

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