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Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA

I am a firm believer in the importance of reading for content and comprehension, so that is the approach I take when tutoring this subject. I teach my students how to look for key words, key sentences, order and flow of paragraphs and how to scan for speed. All of this is done without sacrificing the most important element: comprehension of content. I provide passages for the students to read, followed by a series of questions which tests their understanding and retention of the material. Gradually, I increase the difficulty or complexity of the passages to raise the level of proficiency for the student.

About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musi
cal Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching experience. Nothing brings me greater pleasure than to see individuals "blossom" into their creative selves. Whether it is for a student's own enjoyment, audition preparation, recital performance or ongoing piano or voice development, I am committed to engaging you in an experience of learning and fun. It may be the biggest thrill of your lifetime!

*** Lesson Details ***
I love to have fun. For me, learning is a great source of fun. My goal is to make the process of your learning music fun while effective. I do have high standards for participation. I do not ask anything of you that I haven't done myself. I know, from many years of experience in performing and teaching, what it takes to make progress in a learning curve, Are you excited? Are you dedicated? Are you willing to jump in and get busy? I will give you the foundation of theory and technique to support your performance. I will expand your understanding and appreciation for music in its many styles and formats. No every other week or schedule as you go lessons, please. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room - Steinway piano, cathedral ceilings ... good acoustics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
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Megan D. June 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Patricia is the best instructor ever! Her love for and knowledge about piano is so inspiring! I learned so much and got so much out of each lesson. She is a joy to be with and I'm truely lucky to have had her as my instructor!
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Cj R. February 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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Patricia M.

Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA 90732
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$40 / 30-min
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Joshua S.

Torrance, CA

Acting skills can be used in EVERY setting. I have used those abilities extensively in my public speaking career as well as acting performances in television, commercials, and theater.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests) and Poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is currently available to coach lessons for a number of varied and essential subjects at your home, at his location, or online.

He has helped students of ALL ages develop their communication skills with ESL coaching, public speaking training and presentation abilities as w
ell as preparing for important school and job interviews for our younger students.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a degree in Theatre, Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken word, He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!
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Ian January 3, 2017
Public Speaking · In studio
If you have an issue with regards to your confidence when it comes to speaking in public, fear of maybe being misunderstood due to pronunciation of words, and how to create a proper presentation, then this person is whom I would recommend. I remember having all of these issues before joining his class. After all the sessions, you yourself will feel that growth in all of those aspects and the class was seriously entertaining too! The way he lectures in class will make you eventually think that doing presentations and speaking in public will eventually become a "walk in the park" with enough exposure and practice!
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William December 30, 2016
Poker · In studio
Joshua has been a coach of mine for many years. He has helped me build my public speaking, business, and poker proficiency as well as countless personal and professional skills. Joshua has an uncanny ability to make difficult concepts easily understood which has enabled myself to perform at a higher level in a myriad of subject matters. If you are interested in learning a new skill or further improving your expertise in a particular area, I could not recommend a better person than Joshua.
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Jonah December 30, 2016
Poker · In home
I owe all of my poker success to this man! From a very young age, he taught me the game. Showing me the importance of being patient, awareness, and how to play the player in front of you instead of the cards in your hands. I would extremely recommend taking this course to any serious poker player who is looking to improve their game in any way!
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Joshua S.

Joshua S.

Torrance, CA 90501
(7)
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$40 / 30-min
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Ryan P.

Anaheim, CA

I have been teaching undergraduate acting at Cal State, L. A. since 2013 and use a combination of tools and techniques from many of the well known acting theories. Through exploration, you will learn how to use what I call the acting fundamentals (given circumstances, personalization, actions/tactics) to discover an honest connection to the script.

About Ryan

Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold a MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whether it be learning the basics of your craft, fine tuning years of hard work, or just helping prepare for your next big audition, we will work together to develop a curriculum that will guide you to becoming the best artist you can be.
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Justin D. July 16, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Had fun!! looking forward to learning a lot.
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Gloria June 14, 2016
Acting · In studio
First lesson. Worked on exercises and breathing. Ryan is personable and knowledgable. Looking forward to learning more from him.
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Jami A. January 21, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Ryan is a wonderful teacher. Love that he first starts in the fundamentals and is able to slowly pave the way for you to achieve your own personal goals.
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Ryan P.

Ryan P.

Anaheim, CA 92805
(8)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Hunter S.

Los Angeles, CA

I play Marty on the Golden Globe winning show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Whether you are an actor looking to take your career up a notch or just want an awesome way to build focus and confidence, we will achieve your goals together. As a teacher and working actor in film/tv, classical theater and improv comedy, there are few things I love as much as assisting students in making breakthroughs and discoveries.

About Hunter

With both a classical theater and improv comedy background, over the past 15 years, I have performed everything from Shakespeare with Tony Award winning theaters to hit sitcoms on network television.

I love teaching. There are few things as rewarding as being a part of a students development and their personal victories.
Many of my students have achieved notable representation and consistently work. Other students are simply pursuing acting as a passion or a tool to gain confidence. Whatever your goals, if you bring the drive, I promise to get you there ... oh, and we'll have a lot of fu
n on the way. After all, it's called a "play" for a reason.
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Arjun January 10, 2017
Improv Comedy · In studio
Hunter was fantastic, he really helped me understand the thought process of going from scratch to building full scenes and also helped me get over my fear of doing improv in a class full of people with the preparation I now have. I would gladly recommend anyone I know who's interested in classes to work with Hunter!
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Kenya December 13, 2016
Child Acting · Online
Verified Student
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Aiden October 10, 2016
Film Acting · Online
Verified Student
Great lesson. My 11 year old learned so much!
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Hunter S.

Hunter S.

Los Angeles, CA 90027
(9)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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June Y.

Long Beach, CA

I have a Clear Teaching Credential from California. Having been a high school drama teacher/director since 2004, I am very capable of teaching theatre arts. :0) I will travel to the comfort of your home (or your choice of location) to work with you.

About June

Hi! I've been teaching high school theatre arts since 2004. I've taught beginner classes, expert classes, improvisation, lighting, sound, carpentry, theatre history, IB Theatre, and much more.

Along with teaching, I've directed many shows, too. Some of the more famous ones include Legally Blonde, Much Ado About Nothing, STOMP, Footloose the Musical, Sylvia, Barefoot in the Park, and many more.

I am also into a lot of different things - voiceover, singing, songwriting, acoustic guitar, music production, audio engineering, IT, badminton, automotive technology, and more. I have experience
in teaching all of the above topics to my former students since 2004.
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June Y.

June Y.

Long Beach, CA 90808
starting at
$60 / 30-min

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