Language Electives in Introduction to Italian or German
- Each student has a choice of a One-Hour elective class that meets 6 times during the festival. InterHarmony is going to offer Introduction to Italian and Introduction to German with native speakers. Though language strays from the musical genre, many musicians have a natural talent for language and Italian and German are especially important given the background of classical music history in those countries, not just to understand markings in musical scores and opera lyrics, but in the global international music world today.
Meet the Professors
Antonio Pisano is a native Italian speaker from Sardegna.
He has a degree in Italian language and literature and a master's degree in Liberal Arts.
An experienced Italian teacher with ten years' experience in Italy, Pisano has taught in America since 2008. He is passionate about his work and stays updated by traveling to Italy every year. Pisano is the founder of the "Parlo Italiano Language School" and has lived in the USA since 2007 with his Italian wife and daughter. He is an adjunct Italian professor at Seton Hall University, NJ, is the Director of Italian Content and Teacher at Thelanguagegarage.com
, teacher at Learn Language Hoboken, NJ and ABC Language, NY.
Pisano has excellent credentials in computer science and is a web specialist.
In addition to English, Pisano speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French and is a great communicator.
Pisano has professional experience in tourism and in organizing cultural events (concerts, museums, and exhibitions) as well as projects management.
Pisano's several hobbies include: cooking, music, reading, cinema and sports. www.parloitaliano.info
Katrin was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany. She has always been passionate about languages and she speaks both English and French fluently. After living and working in London for five years and in Paris for two years, she moved to Florida in 1996. Katrin has always maintained close ties to Germany and visits her parents in Hamburg regularly. Katrin has been teaching German and French to students of all ages for 8 years. She works with a few K-12 private schools in Florida and also enjoys teaching her own private students via the internet or in person.
- Who: Antonio Pisano, Italian Professor; Katrin Hansen, German Professor
- Dates: 6 lessons during the festival
- What: InterHarmony International Music Festival Online