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LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA

I have been teaching private lessons and group classes in Dance for 9 years and I absolutely love it. I have taught students of all ages and levels as well as served as the Creative Dance Director for a Ballroom Dance Program in SF. Lessons are focused on connecting with the body and its natural movement as well precision in steps. I create a safe and fun environment as you discover as you learn new styles of dance.

Lessons times:
In home lessons (at students home)
45 mins
60 mins
*Please note I do not do 30 mins due to cost of commute. If you are within a mile of my residency, it is possible. Please email to discuss. Thank you.

In studio lessons (at my private residence)
30 mins
45 mins
60 mins

About LeAnna

Hello, welcome to my profile and thank you for taking the time to check it out. I am happy to introduce myself to you and share that teaching the performing arts is one of the greatest joys of my life.

I am a performing artist and teacher in Los Angeles, teaching a variety of classes from music, dance and theatre. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2009 where I received a BA in Classical Music, a BA in Dance with a focus in choreography, and a minor in Multi-Cultural Theatre. I have such a strong, well-rounded background in many styles because I value creative explorati
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As a vocalist, I studied classical voice since I was 16 years old, trained at SFSU and La Universidad de Catolica in Santiago, Chile and consider that as strong foundation, but always explored other styles. I loved singing with the SFSU Gospel Choir and the SFSU Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, playing a mix of Latin folkloric music, Salsa and jazz. Currently I am focused on musical theatre and my own compositions. As a pianist, I began playing piano when I was 7 years old and basically self taught. I received more formal training at SFSU and in music education classes, yet I credit my skills more to my own exploration. I approach my lessons with more creativity and patience, allowing students to discover how they best learn music. I consider the same with trombone. I feel in love with it one day hearing Dixieland jazz when I was 16 and haven’t stopped playing since.

I have been teaching private and group piano, trombone, voice, theatre and dance lessons for the past 8 years. I have taught from my private home studio, private music studios, community centers and public and private schools. I have worked with children as young as 5 years to adults in their 60s. I have also worked in after school programs for many years and supervised and designed music, dance and musical theatre programs for children K-8th.

*** Lesson Details ***
Considering taking lessons with me? Great!

I am very insightful, sensitive, flexible, patient and focused. I like to have fun with lessons and I laugh a lot. Joy is key and I enjoy seeing my students learn and improve. With my training as a musician, I always make sure that there is good technique and good practice habits. I wouldn't consider myself totally laid back because I do expect students to practice, (otherwise, how do you expect to get better?) yet my expectations depend on the personal goals and level of the students. I am here to teach you what YOU want to learn and tailor my lessons to that. This includes teaching whatever style you want to learn, be it pop, classical, musical theatre or R&B. It's all good to me.
As for the lessons, I start with fundamental techniques that are then later applied to songs. My intention is to assist students in reaching their personal music goals, which could range from wanting to feel good about their voice to preparing for a talent show or professional audition. I always encourage students to learn how to read music and basic theory as well performance techniques.

Lessons times:
In home lessons (at students home)
45 mins
60 mins
*Please note I do not do 30 mins due to cost of commute. If you are within a mile of my residency, it is possible. Please email to discuss. Thank you.

In studio lessons (at my private residence)
30 mins
45 mins
60 mins

How I structure lessons:

Voice
1) body awareness and warm-ups
2) breathing exercises
3) vocalizes
4) focus on one or two vocal techniques for the lesson
5) ear training with solfeggio
6) song and performance

Piano
1) body awareness and warm-ups (especially hands)
2) finger coordination exercises
3) scales and arpeggios
4) ear training with solfeggio
5) improvisation
6) song and performance

Trombone
1) body awareness and posture
2) breathing exercises and warm-ups
3) scales, slides and arpeggios
4) ear training with solfeggio
5) song and performance

Dance
(depending on style)
1) warm-ups and isolations
2) dance material

STYLES
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Waltz, East Coast Swing

*** Studio Equipment ***
electric piano and trombone
wood floors for dance

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, though I'd prefer if students have their own keyboard. Please email if you need information on purchasing a keyboard.

Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
beginners (piano, trombone and voice)
intermediate and advanced voice

Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I look forward to working with you on reaching your goals!
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erin T. November 30, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
So warm and lovely, she really helped us with the first dance for our wedding!
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sarah A. April 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
she is the BEST !!
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Jessica A. March 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome lesson! LeAnna is so nice and so amazing!
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LeAnna S.

LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA 90018
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA

9 styles - hip hop, jazz, African, Afro-Carribean, tap, salsa, modern, burlesque, pole

About Tanya

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.
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Eric S. July 29, 2015
In home
Verified Student
Tanya has a special gift for teaching dance. She really understands all of the elements that go into a properly executed dance move, and more importantly, she really knows how to explain those elements in an approachable manner. I will definitely be purchasing additional lessons with Tanya.
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Toka M. June 13, 2014
Verified Student
I wish I could've kept going with you but I have money circumstances.
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA 90036
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA

I graduated in classical ballet Cecchetti method.
I am also graduated in the method Orazio Costa (mimetic method).
I like to experience the two forms that are complementary.
The first: the grace through exercise and awareness.
The second: the freedom through organically reunited with nature.
The body speaks and means. Let's give voice together

About Elena

Hi, there! My name is Elena and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students in Theatre, language and Italian food. I went to in Florence, Rome and Berlin and earned a degree in Theatre Direncor and costume design in 2004. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Accomplished and enthusiastic director who has earned the deepest and strongest experience in physical systems of performance, with a particular interest in physical action (latest Stanislavski and Grotowski), Commedia dell’Arte and Mimesic Method (Orazio Costa)

Moreover she studied dramaturgy with professor and dramaturge Andreas Wirth, Dean of University of Arts, Berlin, where she focused on the interpretation process of a text into a performance on stage.
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Reviews

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Antonio October 20, 2015
Dance · In studio
I am really happy I'm taking these classes. Elena has a method and an attitude that drive the point so clearly, I feel I am learning a lot. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who really wants to learn.
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Stephanie D. October 19, 2015
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter Kaela who is 12 had ballet lessons with Elena, she was VERY impressed and can't wait for her next lesson.
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Cory October 19, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio
Elena is a thoughtful and encouraging instructor. She not only gave me the tools to make me a better performer, but she gave me the confidence to put them to use!
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Elena V.

Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA 90057
(10)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Niketa C.

Lomita, CA

Tap, jazz, movement for actors, hip hop, salsa, swing, ballet

About Niketa

Niketa calame has her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School in New York City and her BA from University of California Santa Cruz. She has been an acting coach for 10 plus years and has taught musical theater and dance to kids for 7 plus years. She is a working actress and is most noted for her role as the voice of Young Nala in Disneys 32nd Animated Film The Lion King.
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Niketa C.

Niketa C.

Lomita, CA 90717
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Jaslyn G.

Carson, CA

I have been dancing since I was in high school, so a total of 8 years. There is a lot that can be mastered in 8 years than one thinks. I currently still am a dancer today. I dance for a dance company and have danced for a competitive company called C8 here in Los Angeles. I am a dance major here at Cal State Dominguez Hills who is heavily involved in the dance program. I currently teach kids in middle school. I love teaching Hip Hip, Jazz, Ballet, and locking. Don't be shy, LETS DANCE!!

About Jaslyn

My name is Jaslyn. I am currently still in college I take about 20 plus units a semester. I know its a lot. However, it is and will be worth the time spent. I am a double major student in my third year. I double major in Sociology and Dance. I have received a scholarship in dance to further help me and my expenses for dance. I am involved with a dance company here at my campus and I also perform twice a year in the college concert for the dance program. Sociology is still a work in progress. I take classes to fulfill my major requirements to keep me on track. I also do volunteer work for a stu
dent at my previous high school. I am currently teaching her a solo choreographed by myself. She will be performing this piece in May. For a living, I teach at a Middle school called Walnut Park as a dance instructor. I prepare them for parades, and competitions. I also love to write poetry, skate, do fitness, yoga, flexibility training and just being outdoors.
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Jaslyn G.

Jaslyn G.

Carson, CA 90746
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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