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Popular Dance Teachers Near San Rafael

Kevin S.

San Leandro, CA
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Christine M.

San Rafael, CA
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Doug B.

San Francisco, CA
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Kevin S. San Leandro, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Dance, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass

About Me

I love sharing my passion for music with my students. They describe me as a Fun, Patient, Punctual, and Organized teacher.

I hold a B.A. degrees in Music and Spanish from San Jose State University, and have 15 years experience in teaching and performing.

My musical palette encompasses Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Symphonic, Opera, Reggae, Funk, Rock, R&B.

I am very fortunate to have shared the stage with many masters in the Jazz and Afro-Cuban/Salsa scenes, notably: Karl Perazzo and Jeff Cressman (of Santana), Louie Romero (Hector Lavoe and Wille Colon) Wayne Wallace (Wayne Wallace Quintet) the famous salsa vocalist Tito Nieves, Cuban-born vocalist Fito Reinoso,
legendary Bolivian charango player Eddy Navia, Bolivian guitarist Gabriel Navia, Eric Rangel y su Orquesta America, Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, and the Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Besides music, I enjoy salsa dancing. I have been dancing for ten years and have been teaching salsa dancing for three years. I also believe in furthering my communication skills. I belong to my local public speaking Toastmaster club for 2 years. I also enjoy art very much and have been drawing as a hobby for three years.

*** Lesson Details ***
My first belief is that music lessons should be fun and help foster self esteem as well as self confidence in musical expression. I believe in a safe and encouraging learning environment filled with curiosity, exploration, and laughter.

During the lessons I concentrate the building blocks of musicianship as we switch off from accompanist and lead roles in the musical examples in the lesson books. I also focus on music theory by discussing chord / scale relationships and how to apply them to improvisation or composition. I also stress students be able to vocalize what they play to help with their ear-training.

I strongly believe in student performances. I prepare my students to perform in recitals, performance groups, as well as auditions and entrance exams.

Buying instruments can be very confusing. I go the extra mile to help my students buy the right instrument and accessories by accompanying them to the music store and offer my feedback. Parents and students feel they've made the right choice after careful thought goes into the purchase of their instruments.

Whether you just want to play in a band or major in music, you can learn how to enjoy playing music and build your confidence on your instrument at your own pace.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baby Grand Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Amplifier, Music Stands, Stereo System, 1/4 Inch Cables, Tuners, Method Books: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Comfortable Seating Area for Parents, Table, TV

*** Specialties ***
Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Brazilian, Rock, Classical.

Christine M. San Rafael, CA

Subjects Taught

Accent Reduction, Acoustic Guitar, Dance, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

*** Specialties ***
fingerstyle guitar
folk singing
Elementary Music Theory
Intermediate Music Theory
K-7 Math
Basic Musical Notation Reading
Beginning French
Intermediate French
Beginning Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Beginning Swedish
Intermediate Swedish
Advanced Swedish
Swedish Folk Dance
Greek Folk Dance
Sanskrit Lettering
Vegetarian Cuisine
Hand Crafted Jewelry

Doug B. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Ballet, Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance

About Me

Greetings students/parents!

My name is Doug.
I'm friendly, outgoing twenty five year old professional dancer, philosopher, actor and artist from Maryland.

I started dancing when I was about thirteen. I graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts in 2006 and Fordham University in 2010 while attending the Ailey School in New York.

Over the past few years I've had the pleasure of traveling, working, teaching, and choreographing with various dance companies including,
Les Ballet Jazz, Zhukov Dance Theater, Rasta Thomas Bad Boys of Dance and Compagnie Flak

I have three brothers, I love swimming, hiking, biking, beaches, sunsets, and dogs. I also play tennis and golf on occasion.

Dance has been and always will be an integral part of my life. I'm thankful and grateful for everything I've learned and experienced along the way.

Doug B. started dancing in Maryland at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts going onto graduate from Baltimore School for the Arts in 2006. In 2010 Doug received his B.F.A from Fordham University in collaboration with the Ailey School where he apprenticed with Ailey ll for two years. During his time at Fordham Doug worked with choreographers including Darrell Grand Moultrie, Edgar Zendejas, Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, Nicolo Fonte, Christopher Huggins, Larry Keigwin, & Tim Rushton. Doug has participated in programs such as Springboard Danse Montreal, Movement Invention Project, NDT Maximum Dance Course, Jacob's Pillow, and the Fire Island Dance Festival before joining his first professional company. Since graduating Doug has toured the world with, Rasta Thomas Bad Boys of Dance, Compagnie Flak and Les Ballet Jazz. Doug has completed three seasons with Zhukov Dance Theater in addition to guesting with Jose Mateo Ballet Theater, Ezdanza, Thang Dao Dance Company, & Company XIV.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe dance is the soul's way to express itself through the body. Dance is meant to be shared and celebrated. Whether you're looking for new insight, a jump-start to your child's dreams, or you just like to dance, each lesson is individualized. Through hard work, persistence, and positive reinforcement I encourage students to mature not only technically; but mentally and artistically. It's also meant to be fun.
In the words of Benjamin Franklin..
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."

*** Travel Equipment ***
Dance apparel

*** Specialties ***

Dan S.

San Francisco, CA
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James B.

Oakland, CA
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Lisa S.

Sausalito, CA
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Dan S. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Arithmetic, Ballet, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Dance, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Language, Math, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Yoga

About Me

I hold a Masters in Public Administration, a Bachelor's in Communications and Music, and am currently working towards my doctorate. I have decades of performing experience and excel in a number of academic disciplines. I have taught professionally since 2008. I am a certified yoga instructor, a trained singer, actor, dancer, pianist and writer. I would love to share with you my passion for teaching and mentoring!

I am able to provide you with an unparalleled learning experience as my many areas of expertise are diverse and robust. I have the artistic capabilities and real-world knowledge that will set you in the right direction towards achieving your goals. It would be an honor and privilege to work with you!

"Let me share with you all that I've learned in order to help you grow and achieve your dreams!"

James B. Oakland, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Cheerleading, Creative Writing, Dance, Elementary Math, English, Essay Writing, Geometry, Grammar, Language, Math, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Phonics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Reading, Screenwriting, Singing, Study Skills, Trigonometry, Writing

About Me

I have 15 years of experience as a tutor. I have had my own private tutoring business. My area of expertise is math (basic arithmetic – pre-calculus); however, I have tutored in English (grammar and writing), Computer science (Word, Works, Windows OS, and other general computer problems), as well as other subjects. In addition, I also have 10 years of experience working with after school programs both as a tutor and as a recreational instructor. My recreational activities consisted of cheer leading, dance, computer science, graphic design, music (singing), and board games. I have worked with children of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
Tutoring sessions are 1 hour minimum to 2 hours maximum.

Basic sessions may consist of the following:
Review of current or past trouble spots
Homework help
Test prep and/or review
Extra practice exercises

Single and multiple subject sessions are possible depending on tutor assessment and availability.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Math (Elementary to High School)
Writing (Creative and Essay)
Music (Voice - Basics)
Computers (Basic Literacy & Various Programs)

Lisa S. Sausalito, CA

Subjects Taught


About Me

Voted Best Dance Teacher 2006 - 2013

Lisa S. is a dance teacher, performer/choreographer and key figure in the San Francisco area dance community. By age 17, she had already established herself as a talented artist and performer of classical dance from around the world. For five years, Lisa toured as a principle performer with the two acclaimed Bay Area companies at such prestigious venues as Jacob’s Pillow, the Herbst Theater and Zellerbach Auditorium.

After a short retirement to work in K-12 education, Lisa returned to dance as the founding director of a Marin-based nonprofit arts organization. With more than 20 years of teaching experience behind her, Lisa has successfully pioneered her own proven method for passing on a wealth of knowledge and sharing professional level techniques in the field of movement. In addition to a regular schedule of ongoing dance fitness classes, Lisa conducts a certification course in Ethnic Dance through UNESCO-Council on International Dance and College of Marin.

Thanks to the ease and accessibility of, now you too, can dance like a pro!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lisa offers customized lessons to meet the needs of every student. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer-- child, youth or adult learner, seeking to wow everyone for a special occasion or take an intensive course of study, look no further than Lisa.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Appropriate dance class attire is required for comfort, support and ease of movement. Please inquire at the time of booking about suitable dance wear.

*** Specialties ***
Latin Dance - Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Samba and more...

African Dance - Traditional West African, Afro- Caribbean Fusions and more

Polynesian - Hawaiian Hula, Tahitian, and more

Jazz / Modern /Lyrical

Social Dance - Line dance, Club dance and more

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Whether you are a beginner Dance student, intermediate Dance student, or advanced Dance student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Dance skills. Your choices for a San Rafael Dance instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Dance instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, ...

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