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Popular Dance Teachers Near San Rafael

Kevin S.

San Leandro, CA
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James B.

Alameda, CA
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Brandy C.

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.

James B. Alameda, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Cheerleading, Choir, Choreography, Creative Writing, Dance, Elementary Math, English, Essay Writing, Geometry, Grammar, Language, Math, Meditation, 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 to“ 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)

Brandy C. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Dance, Language, Mandarin

About Me

Professional Summary
€ Eight years in teaching at a high school.
€ Six months in leading a dance school club.
€ Strong understanding and application of lesson planning and classroom management.

€ Lesson Planning€
€ Certified Chinese Instructor
€ Preliminary Credential in English Language Development
€ Certification in CPR and First Aid
€ Dancing: Proficient in Hip Hop and Girl's Style
€ Computer Skills: Excel at Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

*** Lesson Details ***
Dance Class:
Using the latest music and energetic hip-hop hits, this class provides the basics in both jazz and hip-hop. Students are encouraged to have fun with movement and performance. This class is an exciting way way for beginners to gain basic techniques, learn body movements, and enhance creative ability.

Mandarin Class:
1. Radicals
2. Principles of making words
3. Vocabulary / Grammar/ Sentence Patterns
4. Practical Use
5. Daily Conversation
6. Chinese Culture

*** Specialties ***
Dance, Drama, Choreography, Lesson Planning, Yoga, Mandarin Teaching Expertise

Elena A.

Concord, CA
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Jaimini P.

Union City, CA
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Alaya Heather F.

Chico, CA
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Elena A. Concord, CA

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acting, Child Acting, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Painting, Photography, QuickBooks, Spoken Word, Video Production, Web Design

About Me

Highly Motivated & Excited Teacher and Inspiration Mover. Building confidence in various subjects from Art to Dance to Computer Skills.

Come to the class one way, and leave a brand new person regardless of which class you take with Elena A.

Founder & CEO of MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay! Inc. a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, Elena teaches classes to support the community and continues to boost careers in the Bay!

Jaimini P. Union City, CA

Subjects Taught

Dance, Elementary Math, English, Hindi, Java, Math, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Science

About Me

Hi there,

teach MATH to ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS. My main focus is to increase the fun attitude towards the subject by creating intuition, love and giving real time stories to kid --which they can relate to.

I also teach DANCE to toddlers. My dance is mainly focused on Bonding with family. I have been dancing : ballet, bollywood, aerial, salsa etc. Hence, I prepare a choreography of adding a bits of all types of dance.

Previously my class surprised their moms with a special card and a flash mob performance.

Looking forward to talk with you
Jaimini P.

Alaya Heather F. Chico, CA

Subjects Taught

Acrobatics, Alternative Medicine, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Brazilian Samba, Choreography, Creative Writing, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Fashion Design, Flexibility Training, Health Coaching, Meditation, Nutrition, Poi, Reading, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Writing

About Me

Hi! I have been a teacher in many areas for almost twenty years, mostly in Dance and movement, and have experience in facilitating and instructing ages 1 on up through high school and adult age.

I have been studying and performing Brazilian Dance since 1998, and have also been studying and performing Firedancing since then as well (often combined). I have completed a Teaching Credential Program, with a focus on multiple subjects, K through 8, and also on literacy and the arts. I have spent many years as a teacher in the classroom, as well as in after school arts programs. am the founder and current director of a youth arts program called MOVE (Making Our Voices Empowered). More recently, I have been exploring a type of dance and dance meditation I have created called Source Dance, which is a mixture of authentic/.creative movement, movement meditation, and can also be used as a form of Dance and Movement Therapy. I have have many years of experience with sewing and costume making, and have created many of the costumes I have performed with, and I have also choreographed numerous dance pieces which I have performed at festivals and concerts, with major artists such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, India Aire and STS9. I have also spent many years working as a tutor and mentor for children and high school students, and have experience tutoring many subject areas, as well as being a wellness mentor for youth and children.

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TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Dance in San Rafael and nearby areas. Learn how to dance by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review San Rafael Dance teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Dance lessons.

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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