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Acting, Broadway Singing, Dance, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Trombone
Hi! My name is LeAnna and I am a performing artist and teacher in Los Angeles. I am 29 years old, live in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from San Francisco State University where I received my BA in Classical Music, my BA in Dance, with a focus in choreography, and a minor in Multi-Cultural Theatre. I work as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, Zumba instructor and teacher. I love the work that I do and teaching the performing arts is a great joy in my life.
So, just a little bit about me- My father was a saxophone jazz-playing musician who made music an important part of my life. I began piano when I was 7 years old and basically self-taught until I reached the university where I had some formal training. I fell into singing via theatre in high school and picked up trombone my junior where I played marching band and jazz band. Studying music at SFSU was very satisfying and now, I enjoy working as an independent and local performing artist.
For me, the performing arts is one of the greatest expressions of art on the planet. I cherish it in all of its forms, which is why I have such a strong, well-rounded background in many styles. For music, I trained for 9 years in classical voice while at SFSU and La Universidad de Catolica in Santiago, Chile, but always explored other styles. I sang for two years with the SFSU Gospel Choir and smaller jazz vocal groups, and over three years with the SFSU Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, which is a mix of Latin folkloric music, Salsa and jazz. After I graduated, I had my own jazz quartet, the Happy Ensemble and now focusing on a great passion of mine- musical theatre!
As a teacher, I have been teaching private and group piano and voice music lessons for the past six years. I have taught from my home studio, at Sunset Music Academy, SF, with the Latimerlo Vocal Studio, (throughout east bay) and with Barbizon, SF and Saint Ignatius Preparatory, SF during the summer. I have worked with children as young as 5 years to adults in their 60s. I have also worked in after school programs for many years and assisted in designing music, dance and musical theatre programs for children K-8th. Teaching performing arts in very important to me. :)
*** Lesson Details ***
Considering taking lessons with me? Let me give you a sense of how I am as person, what I focus on and then how I structure lessons.
I am very insightful, sensitive, flexible, patient and focused. I like to have fun with lessons and I laugh a lot. I enjoy seeing my students learn and improve. With my training as a musician, I always make sure that there is good technique and good practice habits. I wouldn't consider myself totally laid back because I do expect students to practice, (otherwise, how do you expect to get better?) yet my expectations depend on the personal goals of the students. I am here to teach you what YOU want to learn and tailor my lessons to that. This includes teaching whatever style you want to learn, be it pop, classical, musical theatre or R&B. It's all good to me.
As for the lessons, I start with fundamental techniques that are then later applied to songs. My intention is to assist students in reaching their personal music goals, which could range from wanting to feel good about their voice to preparing for a talent show or audition. I always encourage students to share themselves and perform.
Depending on your level and interests, I later introduce how to read music, basic theory, ear training and more advanced performance techniques.
How I structure lessons:
Here is an example of what I typically would cover in an hour lesson for voice and piano.
1) body awareness and warm-ups
2) breathing exercises
4) focus on one vocal technique for the lesson
5) ear training with solfegio
6) song and performance
1) body awareness and warm-ups (especially hands)
2) finger coordination exercises
3) scales and arpeggios
4) ear training with solfegio
5) song and performance
Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I hope that we get to work together soon and I look forward to hearing from you!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach from my home where I have my trombone and electric keyboard.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not have a car at this time, but I am willing to travel to students' home if they have a piano.
*** Specialties ***
Piano: beginning to intermediate
Trombone: beginning to intermediate
I also teach acting and dance.
I trained as a classical vocalist, and have been training since I was 16. Even though this is not my professional aspiration, I do use classical as the foundation of vocal technique. I perform as a jazz vocalist and in musical theatre, so I teach these styles as well.
Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Voice, Creative Writing, Ear Training, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Flute, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, Language, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Phonics, Piano, Poetry, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Writing
Cymbaline has been performing all her life. She began dance training at age 5, singing on stage at age 7, piano instruction at age 8, and flute at age 9. She has pursued the performing arts in her training, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Vocal Performance and Education) from Azusa Pacific University, as well as a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University. Cymbaline has been seen on stage in many musical theater productions, including playing Marian in The Music Man, Anna in The King and I, and the Blue Girl in Shout! She has also done theater and film, including playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She has taught voice, piano, and flute privately, as well as voice and musical theater classes. She has a great desire to pass on the knowledge she has gained through education and experience to anyone who has the desire to learn. She loves seeing students grow in the knowledge of music and performance and learning to apply their new skills. Music is the universal language, and the ability to play and sing will open up new doors of expression for each individual.
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My students can expect a strict teacher who also shows compassion. I will do everything in my power to help the student grow and achieve. It is up to the student to apply what they are learning so that they can move forward. I teach out of a variety of curriculum, depending on how the student best learns. For flute, I prefer the "Standard of Excellence" series, which, if they are in a band program, can be used for both group and individual study. For piano, the "Alfred" series is a very good tool, with lesson, performance, theory, and compositions books in multiple levels. For voice, I have a number of books that I use to pull material from depending on their level of ability and experience. I teach a classically based curriculum, focusing on correct breathing, posture, and technique. Once a person knows and is able to follow the rules of singing with a quality sound and solid technique, that person may then learn to bend those rules for other styles and genres that require different technique. After three months with me, I expect students, especially instrumental students, to have basic knowledge of reading music. They should be able to recognize notes and rhythms and where they are on the piano keyboard, or how they are fingered on the flute, or where they are (at least approximately) in their voice. I also will expect them to have some understanding and application of dynamics, tempos, time signatures, and other basics of music reading. After six months, I expect them to be able to play or sing one or more short-length songs all the way through correctly and consistently, with musicality. I will focus on details, and not let students who truly want to learn develop their ability in a mediocre capacity. I expect my students to practice, will encourage them to give 100%, and help them strive to be a little better each day than they were the day before.
*** Studio Equipment ***
*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard - 88-key/66-key. Flute. Guitar.
*** Specialties ***
I am first a classical singer, and teach classical vocal technique as a foundation to any voice student. I also perform musical theater, and have taught music theater repertoire as a bridge between opera, or classical style singing to more modern forms. I am a dancer and have performed in musicals and operettas, and can teach stage presence, projection, body movement, and facial expression. I studied flute and played in wind ensembles through college. I also have played piano and accompanied for many years.
Acting, Child Acting, Dance, Jazz Dancing, Speaking Voice, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance
*** Travel Equipment ***
For DANCE: They should provide dance shoes! Also, we can discuss the best options for playing music. For ACTING: Though I am happy to offer suggestions, students over the age of 12 are encouraged research monologues and acting material independently.
*** Specialties ***
Acting -- audition preparation and consulting/coaching for theatre school application process. Dance -- tap, jazz, basic ballet, movement for stage, confidence with movement. I can also coach singers on acting technique. General -- goal setting methods, visualization techniques.
Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dancing, Modern Dance, Stage Performance
Jacqueline was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she began dancing at the age of ten.
Jacqueline received her training at some of Los Angeles' prestigious dance studios, such as, Millennium Dance Complex and The Edge Performing Arts Centre, studying from various leading choreographers in the industry. She continued her dance study and training throughout high school and college, becoming a member of different dance programs and their companies.
Throughout her studies, Jacqueline worked as a freelance dancer, working regularly with choreographer Janet Roston on various dance projects, which included being a featured dancer for four years in DanceHeads videos, one being for the DVD release of the movie "Kickin' it old Skool", and in corporate shows for Jose Cuervo. She's appeared on shows such as Good Day LA dancing for Crunch Gym as well as MTV India in Sammy Chand's "Dil Mungdi". She remained working whilst attending Santa Monica College where she went on to receive her Associate's degree in dance in 2011.
After receiving her degree, Jacqueline moved overseas to Sydney, Australia in 2011, where she continued on with her commercial dance career. In her two years in Australia, Jacqueline gained professional experience in the dance industry working with choreographers Jason Gilkinson, The Squared Division, and Marko Panzic, performing with artists such as Ricky Martin, Jessie J, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo and Basement Jaxx. She performed as a regular back-up dancer for Australian artists Timomatic, Ricki Lee and Jessica Mauboy, performing in their music videos, tours and live shows. She has also appeared on shows such as, The Voice, X-Factor, The Logies, The Arias, Everybody Dance Now, State of Origin, The Footy Show and Sunrise. She can also be seen as a featured dancer on TV commercials for KFC's Cricket Big Bash, Everybody Dance Now and Australia's Next Top Model. In addition to television work Jacqueline has performed in corporate events for international companies such as Coca-Cola, Jim Beam and Toyota.
Jacqueline moved back to Los Angeles, California in the summer of 2013 and is a performer with one of Los Angeles' leading dance agencies, McDonald-Selznick Associates (MSA). Since moving back she has appeared in a national UGGS Australia campaign, danced back up for Fifth Harmony on The X Factor, performed overseas in Dubai for the Royal Wedding under the direction of Amy Tinkham and Lindsay Nelko, and shot music videos for Disney star, Bella Thorne, as well as international recording artist Gil Semedo. She is currently looking forward to dancing backup for Rihanna in this summer's The Eminem x Rihanna Monster Tour.
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I am a fun, passionate, hardworking person that puts care into everything I teach. Whether you've just started dancing, want to practice perfecting your art or need performance and audition tips, I believe to have the tools to help you.
My lessons vary, depending on what goal is being achieved, usually focusing on strengthening and stretching, technique building exercises, choreography and performance.
Levels: Beginner - Advanced
*** STUDIO EQUIPMENT ***
I'm happy to rent professional studio space, but would need to be booked well in advanced due to high demand. Having studio space will allow us to learn in a environment that has ample room, proper flooring and mirrors. In order to cover the studio rental fees, there would be an increase in lesson price for that day.
*** TRAVEL EQUIPMENT ***
I provide music and portable speakers. I am happy to take music requests as well !!
*** SPECIALTIES ***
Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical and Ballet.
LEARN HOW TO DANCE LIKE THE PROS TODAY !!!
Acting, African Dance, Burlesque, Cheerleading, Child Acting, Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Djembe, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Fitness, Flexibility Training, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Meditation, Modeling, Modern Dance, Salsa Dancing, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Voice Acting
I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.
Ballet, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Jazz Dancing, Modern Dance
I am a professional dancer with over 23 years of ballet, modern, and jazz training from some of the most elite dance institutions. I am sure to be able to teach you both technique and style. You will walk away with not only a knowledge of the genre but also an awareness of your body in space and time. Also, I am able to help you use dance as a means of exercise and conditioning.
I love to have fun and I am passionate about sharing my art with others. I am very patient, and we will move at the student's pace no matter how long it may take to grasp a concept. Each class is catered toward the student's ability to pick up, thus the class will never be too fast or too slow.
I am looking forward to helping others find their place in the dance world, as well as introduce dance to new comers!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."