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Mandarin Lessons

Over a billion people speak some form of Chinese as their native tongue. Among what are considered a variety of dialects, Standard Chinese is based on Beijing Mandarin and is the most spoken form, as well as the official language of China and Taiwan, one of Singapore’s four official language, and one of the United Nation’s six official languages.

In our private one-on-one lessons, beginning students focus on learning the alphabet, numbers, basic vocabulary, nouns, verbs, basic Chinese characters and pronunciation. They will learn such useful conversational speech as greetings, requests, and self introductions. As the student advances to an intermediate level, they learn how to use past tense, future tense and a variety of word labels, learn sentences wants and needs.

Our teachers will work to expand the students’ basic vocabulary and comprehension of Mandarin working towards the goal of navigating a conversation solely in Mandarin to communicate everyday business, transactions, and interactions. At intermediate and advanced levels, students study literature and learn to translate texts.

Studies have proven that people who speak more than one language ward off alzheimer’s and have stronger interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

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Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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