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Raycurt J.

Washington, DC

Basis of centering the body for performance of various techniques

About Raycurt

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance and Event Productions.

Music is the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator.
We naturally expose our children to music and ignite their awareness to stimulate learning practices within. As a hobby or passion we discover the connections to all the similar disciplines, such as, science and mathematics.

How to keep time, the ruler of motion in music.
Learn the basics of the music language and idioms of Jazz.
How to create melody, the syntax of song.
inspiration of effective practice.
Basics of
Improvisation or Composition.

It is well documented that exposing children to music and the creative arts is important for the fundamental elements toward logical thought processes and schematic reasoning.
Music is organic FUN for kids and ages, altogether!
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Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in family church choirs and training with the D.C. Youth Chorale.
Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C. Youth Orchestra program.
Attended the Duke Ellington Performing Arts High School in it's inaugural year.

Recordings with artists throughout the U.S. and Europe. Presentations of jazz and classical ensembles with rotating artists for hire. With a variety of genres of music a formidable Violinist and Singer/Entertainer.

He has performed with notables such as Stevie Wonder,
Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Carmen Mac Cray.
Akademisches Festival Orchestra, Leipzig, Kammerorchester de St. Laurentius, in Dessau, Germany.
National Gallery of Art Orchestra, and the
American University Symphony.
Howard University Community Orchestra
La Fete Musique.
MTA-Music Under New York

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Paul M. June 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Raycurt is encouraging and patient. He has made learning piano exciting for me!
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Dana R. April 7, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Johnson is a FABULOUS violin instructor. I haven't played in 20 years, and after a few lessons my technique is coming back. His teaching style is one where he pushes you beyond your expectations. He's an excellent teacher for beginners and experienced violinists. I also love that he is so talented in many genres of music...such a gifted violinist. Hope to play like him again soon. I highly recommend this teacher.
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Jesse C. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt has developed and implemented a constructive way for beginners to understand the violin, comprehend music theory, and figure out how to make this instrument sound good!

(It's not easy to do...)
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Raycurt J.

Raycurt J.

Washington, DC 20001
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Shannan E. J.

Washington, DC

Stepping is a kinetic dance form that uses the body as a percussive instrument to make music.
One-on-One time to perfect choreography and polish routines.
Learn the basics of stepping.
Learn to master choreography.
Learn to choreograph steps.

About Shannan E.

Background Checks
DCPS 2014
Office of Youth Programs, DC Dept. of Employment Services 2015

Coaching Tumbling since 1996
Coaching Cheerleading since 2000
Coaching Stepping since 2000
Teaching Screenwriting since 2007

MFA Film, 2008
BA English and Journalism, 2004

Former Junior Creative Executive at the Syfy Channel in Development and Current Production

Performed and Taught Stepping in Step Afrika!

Ensemble member in the First National Tour of the Broadway show Ghost the Musical
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Pernilla T. September 26, 2014
Stepping · In studio
The young ladies of Virtuous Star, Inc."VSTAR" had an awesome opportunity to experience a step class taught by Shannan. Our girls had a great time learning how to step through a fun and exciting classroom environment! Her level of energy and enthusiasm was displayed and felt during the entire class period. She continued to push our girls through motivation and positive feedback. Lastly, Shannan is a professional, booking her for our class was easy! I totally recommend Shannan for any of your dance, step or cheer needs.
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Shannan E. J.

Shannan E. J.

Washington, DC 20020
(1)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Terrell C.

Temple Hills, MD

About Terrell

My name is Terrell Anthony C. I am a celebrity choreographer, creative director, pastry baker and chef. I am from the Bronx, New York but based in Atlanta now. I love teaching those who want to learn and really know how to have fun and break people out of their shells. Confidence is the key to success when trying to learn a new skill. Stay Confident!!!
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Terrell C.

Terrell C.

Temple Hills, MD 20748
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ollie L. J.

Upper Marlboro, MD

Over 20 years experience acting, writing, directing, and producing films and theatrical stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing/producing/directing/writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. Owner/Founder of the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company - Timeless Visual Works, LLC. Extensive knowledge and experience training aspiring and professional performers.
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Keona A. June 17, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I feel like I am a baby bird being encouraged to fly. Its so challenging yet so rewarding at the same time! I'm learning so much while having fun. Love it!
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Ollie L. J.

Ollie L. J.

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Brittany W.

Washington, DC

During your lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your goals in dancing. As your instructor we will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general discipline. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction. Being an instructor carefully selected and trained, we will work together to reach your desired dance goal through individualized teaching utilizing the latest techniques and styles.

About Brittany

My name is Brittany and I'm in my 20's. I have learned a lot of dance forms and am aware of the methods and music involved. Please accept my resume which I have included with this letter.

I have been working as a dance instructor for the last five years and am really good and instructing and explaining the different dancing techniques. Dancing was always my passion since I was five, for that reason I have learned all genres of dance. This is a great art that helps me to express my emotions. I have done a lot of shows in different parts of the world. Some of my experiences are mentioned in
my resume. I would love to share this special talent of mine. In addition to all these, I am well experienced and have that patience to explain the techniques and steps over and over again.
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Donna August 15, 2015
Dance · In studio
Brittany is a master dance teacher. Period. As a dance teacher myself, I have had a chance to study with her and to observe her classes. She is one of the few teachers I have studied with and observed who is able to to take a student, no matter what their level might be--from never having danced before to experienced dancer--and make the class valuable and rewarding for them. For the beginner, Brittany is able to teach the fundamentals of movement in a way that is logical and where the student feels comfortable in the class from the first moment. (This is extremely important in that beginners often feel shy and awkward; and Brittany's puts them at ease from the start.) For the advanced dancer, Brittany has wonderful insights and exercises that bring new richness and quality of movement to the dance. I have been dancing for more years than I am willing to admit, and when I study with Brittany I always learn something new, useful, and inspiring in every class. I highly recommend her and encourage anyone who is interested in dance that forms deep connections to study with her!
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Liz August 15, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In home
Ms. Brittany's ability as an instructor extends beyond dance. It's obvious that she has spent a great deal of time thinking about presentation, how to be effective, and how to work well with others.

My experience with Ms. Brittany has been as a dance student (private lessons, small group lessons, and larger group lessons). In all of my experiences with Ms. Brittany I have been very happy with her instruction and her ability to deal fairly and directly with situations in a classroom environment.
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Melodie August 15, 2015
Contemporary Dance
Brittany is a masterful teacher, a wonderful facilitator and group leader. Whether you are a first-time dancer or have years of experience, a lesson with Brittany will leave you not only with clear improvements to and paths to growth for your dancing, but probably with some new ideas about life as well.
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Brittany W.

Brittany W.

Washington, DC 20019
(5)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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