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Dance, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I have been immersed in music and the arts since before I can remember. The more I experience music, the more I want to share my knowledge and talent with people of all ages, from five year old kids to grandparents, complete beginners to professionals.
I believe that every person has a story, and no matter how small or big, music always plays a part, so here is my story.
I was born in the United States, but only lived here for 4 years before moving overseas to a country called Azerbaijan, where I lived with my family for 14 years. In Azerbaijan I studied at a private music and ballet school under the instruction of many well known Russian and Azerbaijani professional musicians, while also learning the language at the same time. After becoming fluent in Azerbaijani I continued to study music at home with my mother. She is a professional flute player, but I chose to learn piano and singing from her while still keeping up my studies in dance. At the age of 15 I had already performed singing and dancing on television and the radio many times.
When I turned 17 and graduated from high school I spent six months in Australia, Sri Lanka, and India, working with a non profit organization performing tsunami relief work. In India I also gained experience in teaching music and dance to large crowds of little children at the schools, orphanages, and relief camps I visited. Seeing the joy and life that these simple music lessons brought these children is what inspired me to continue studying music and begin teaching.
I turned 18 in 2005 and moved to Seattle to study music at Seattle Pacific University. I specialized in vocals and music technology, while also teaching lessons on the side in both piano and vocals. During my four years in Seattle I played in several bands, and really developed my skills as a song writer and recording artist. After graduating with my Bachelors degree, I moved to San Francisco in 2009 to pursue my music here. It was hard to leave my students that I had in Seattle, but now I am 26 years old and am currently writing and recording my own music and playing shows all over the bay area.
Now I am looking forward to having knew students to teach and share my passion of music with here in San Francisco.
Bass Guitar, Dance, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Upright Bass
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.
Dance, Ballet, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance
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.
Acting, Algebra, Basic Math, Dance, Elementary Math, Film Acting, Math, Piano, Pre Algebra, Singing, Spanish, Yoga, Arithmetic, Ballet, Broadway Singing, English, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Language, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance
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!"
Algebra, Basic Math, Cheerleading, Creative Writing, Dance, Elementary Math, Math, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Screenwriting, Singing, Arithmetic, English, Geometry, Language, Music Performance, Phonics, Reading, Trigonometry
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.
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.
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