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About Lynzi H.

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Glendale, AZ

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About Lynzi
Hello everyone! I've been singing since the age of 3 and performing since the age of 6. I am not only an experienced music teacher with a passion for music and teaching, but an experienced performer, and songwriter. I started performing at a young age with the Columbia School of Theatrical Arts, and as I grew older I studied different techniques such as speech level singing, classical, and even techniques from Brett Manning, one of the most amazing vocal coaches today who teaches artists such as Haley Williams from Paramore. I have experience performing many styles of music, and also was a voice major in college. The students I teach will benefit from my contemporary techniques, and can learn to sing in almost any style of music they choose.

*** Lesson Details ***
Do you want to learn how to sing your favorite song just like the artist?
I can teach you the techniques! Or how about how to make a cover song your own based off of your own unique voice? We can work together to find, develop, and build the amazing qualities that you have in your voice. I will not only work on aspects of what you would like to improve on with your voice personally, but I will make an individual plan for you that will dramatically improve your voice! I will work with you individually to strengthen any weakness you may have in a fun environment. I am fun, encouraging and motivating! When asking students to do any vocal exercises, I will explain what the certain exercise does to improve your voice so that you can have the knowledge you need to be a good vocalist, and not just know how to sing properly. You will learn many things in lessons and what I teach you will vary on where you are vocally.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a keyboard, CD, Boom box, music sheets, etc. Students do not need to provide anything.

*** Specialties ***
Speech level singing method, classical techniques, singing success, various genres including: pop, blues, contemporary, and musical theatre. I utilize the different techniques I have learned through proper classical training, but mix it with contemporary methods I have learned from speech level singing methods.
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Kaelee S. December 8, 2018
· Singing · Online
Our 10 year old granddaughter loved her lesson!!
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Zach July 4, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Lynzi is professional and doesn’t waste any time getting started, while at the same time keeping things light and fun. I highly recommend her as an instructor!
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Gloria M. November 28, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Super great full and excited!
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Lynzi H.

Glendale, AZ 85308
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About Charles W.

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Gilbert, AZ
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About Charles
I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Pr
eparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.

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I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"
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Cindy December 27, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Instructor is very talented!
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Brekyn J. October 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
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Kristina K. October 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician
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Charles W.

Gilbert, AZ 85234
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About Larry P.

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Cave Creek, AZ

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***My Takelessons Blog Posts:***
http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-in-famous-Shakespeare-plays
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-have-stage-presence

My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have a Master's Degree in Education (Higher Ed. and Curriculum Development). I have a Tutoring and Educational Consulting business of my own, working with excellent education partners like Takelessons.

My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and my specialization is geared in four areas:

1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science).

2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the
research for them), essays, creative writing - including citation & formatting.

3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including Shakespeare.

4) Test Prep: ACT, SAT, PSAT, ISEE, TACHS

***My Promise to You***

I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking and answering questions, as well as providing information.

***My Expectation of You***

That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, and a willingness to learn and have fun.

***Lesson Details***

*The Humanities*
The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.

*Papers*
Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.

*Drama*
I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.
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Chanda S. January 14, 2019
· History · Online
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Evan December 1, 2018
· Acting · Online
Larry is an experienced director and actor. He is very good at what he does and he is very easy to work with
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Chris S. November 28, 2018
· Acting · Online
He helped me become more aware of my voice and body language. He gave me a lot of tools that I can use when speaking to people to customize my talks.
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Larry P.

Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(24)
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$30 / 30-min

About Andrea O.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Andrea
I have been teaching art to all ages and levels for 10 years. I have a lesson plan to suit your needs and desires!

Although I do not have a background check through take lessons.com, I do have an IVP fingerprint card. My background has been cleared for teaching.
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Colleen June 23, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Extremely talented artist...she’s the best!
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Lindsay June 19, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · In home
I took in home art classes from Andie with my mom. My mom wanted to brush up on her skill set and I was starting from scratch. Andie was able to accommodate both our skill levels. Extremely talented and patient. Highly recommend taking classes. In home classes make the experience homey and really individualized.
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Andrea O.

Phoenix, AZ 85028
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$50 / 30-min

About Prophet C.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Prophet
Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more.

Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and online here at TakeLessons:

Reason 10 Software - Beat Making - Hip Hop Music Production - Freestyle Rapping - Rap Composition & Songwriting - Rock & Heavy Metal Music Production - Midi Orchestration - Film Scoring - Audio Engineering - Multi-Track Recording - Mixing & Mastering - Life Coaching Photography - Video Production - Live Stage Performance - Beginning Guitar & Bass - Drums - Bible Studies and much more!

Prophet’s teaching style focuses on the primary learning method of the student. All students are either Visual, Auditory or Ki
nesthetic learners or a combination of the three. By adapting teaching methods to these learning methods, great results can be produced in a short time.
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Quinton June 5, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
Great with kids!
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Renee May 16, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
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Philip May 13, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
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Prophet C.

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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About Gillian G.

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Phoenix, AZ
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About Gillian
Are you interested in learning more about the art form of ballet, or yoga? Do you want to take part in a fun form of exercise? I am a professional ballet dancer who has over 10 years of experience dancing ballet and 4 years of teaching. I have been practicing yoga for 4 years and absolutely love it. Put your ballet slippers on or bring your mat, let’s move!
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Gillian G.

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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$59 / 30-min

About Christopher O.

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Tempe, AZ

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About Christopher
In all my work, I achieve high-quality results by striving for perfection, but remaining light-hearted and flexible. My flexibility allows each unique student to find their niche, and my light-heartedness makes learning fun! I give students many opportunities to share their unique progress; recently, some of my students performed in my Master’s degree lecture-recital, which included all original compositions.

Fun and flexibility are important, but so are credentials. I received a master’s degree in piano performance pedagogy at Arizona State University (ASU), and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and music education from the Crane School of Music at State University of New York Potsdam. Apart from degrees, in the past ten years alone, I have taught private lessons, piano masterclasses, ASU group piano classes, ASU Prep Program s
tudents, K-12 music ensembles, a collegiate jazz choir, college vocal students, and more. Currently, I work for the internationally renowned Faber Piano Adventures, arranging pop hits for the PreTime to BigTime Hits books.

As a member of Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), I can offer students performance and competition opportunities, and I can participate in professional development activities. At organization conferences, I present frequently on music technology and innovative teaching. Recently, at the 2018 Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium, I placed in a “best idea” competition, and the organization invited me to repeat another presentation at the 2018 MTNA National Conference. Currently, I serve as the ASMTA Honors Recital Chair, organizing a competition which occurs during the ASMTA state conference.

As a musician, I am forever learning to be a “jack of all trades.” In my performances, I perform difficult classical piano works, sing Billboard Top 100 pop songs, feature guest student performances, and perform original compositions. Separately, I have placed in classical competitions, produced a Pop Song album for iTunes, played and sang with a variety of bands, and composed piano pieces for students of all levels.

If you are looking for a unique, quality education, then look no further! I'm very excited to begin a musical journey with you.
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Abigail June 12, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Chris is a great teacher, who not only teaches the technical and literary skills needed, but also focuses on artistry and expression. He really connected well with my 11-year-old son, and challenged him to be his best.
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Susan January 2, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
Christopher is wonderful at adapting to each of our childrens' personalities and being patient and kind with them, while encouraging them with an expectation of success and appropriate practice. He helps our children love music.
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Lavonne December 27, 2018
· Piano · In home
My son, Jack who is now 11 has been taking piano lessons since he was 3, but was starting to plateau in his learning. About a year ago we switched instructors, and Chris has made a world of difference. Chris' lessons are challenging and fun. Even I can hear how much Jack has grown as a piano player since we made the switch. Chris is personable, professional and great with kids. I also love the fact that he holds recitals, which gives the kids a chance to showcase their hard work and talents. I highly recommend him for this age group. Also, you should hear him play the songs he composes himself! Very talented individual.
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Christopher O.

Tempe, AZ 85282
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$34 / 30-min

About Wayne L.

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Boca Raton, FL

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"There's no Mystique; it's all Technique"

I have been an actor for 33 years. I'm a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. I've acted in theatre, musical theatre, voice over, voice dubbing, feature films, independent films, TV, industrials (live and TV), commercials, print ads, you name it. There's no part of legit show business I haven't done or tried. I've played leading roles on stages from Taiwan to South Florida, won the Carbonell award (South Florida's Tony) twice, been nominated seven times, and am also a BroadwayWorld LA nominee.

Since 2001, I established a clientele of private students from beginners to experienced pros. Sessions have included primarily college auditions, theatre auditions, musical theatre auditions, TV & Film castings, and general career advice including resumes, agents, casting directors, etc. I've been on faculty
of The Acting School of South Florida, The Acting Studio, Arts Alive, and the Gulfshore Playhouse.

I offer you a practical, "real-world" approach to navigating the world of show business, whether you're a beginner or seasoned union pro. You can work with me on college prep, refresh your audition monologues, get some tips on that upcoming TV casting, or virtually anything in between. I'm also a legit musical theatre performer, so we can work on your audition songs too.
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Jon April 22, 2019
· Acting · In studio
Working with Wayne LeGette was a great experience for me. Having seen him in I Love You, You're Perfect... several times had fostered a huge respect for him in me. When he came to coach performance pieces for competition at Taravella High School, I was very excited to meet such a professional and realize that professionals are, in fact, human. He has a great sense of humor and a deep wealth of experience-based advice about performing and life in theatre. He coached my friend and I in our duet acting scene from the musical ASSASSINS. A deep piece regarding the Kennedy assassination, Wayne helped us explore new sides of our characters that shaped those we had already made into a flawless scene. So flawless, in fact, that at the state level, we won Critic's Choice in our event and performed the scene in front of all 6,000 talented Thespians that had converged on Tampa--- a huge landmark in my early career that I'll never forget. What meant more to me that the scene work was the private chat Wayne and I shared as I walked him out of Taravella one day. He told me that he saw something in me that he believes is going to "make it". I asked a million questions about college, auditions, headshots, and every other possible question about working professionally. He gave me tremendous insight into his life and his route to where he is today. One of the songs he coached me on that day, Fate from the musical Kismet, helped me in being accepted to the University of Florida's BFA Musical Theatre program, which I begin in late August. I would like to say "Thank You" to Wayne and wish him much luck and success in the future. I hope to stay in touch with him as he is a very inspirational person with whom I felt we had much in common.
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Samantha April 22, 2019
· Acting · Online
I have had the most pleasurable opportunity of working with Wayne LeGette during my senior year while attending Dillard Center for the Arts. As you know, senior year is often the most difficult and tumultuous period of adolescent life that one must go through. Being at a performing arts high school I had to deal with not only the pressures of classes, friendships, and college apps, but the added "bonus" of thespian festivals, military-style competition piece rehearsals and tryouts for the senior musical-the most prestigious of all high school productions. Mr. LeGette was there through the entire process and provided the expertise and knowledge of a seasoned professional and the guidance and unconditional love of a great friend. 

Wayne never turned down a request for help with a monologue or song, be it for inside or outside the classroom, as many of us worked in community theatre during the hours when we were not at school. He was always there to listen when I had a problem that didn't concern theatre and here he proved his knowledge exceeded that which he had learned simply from the arts. 

Mr. LeGette is a strong asset to any program he is involved in. He is a model to the students who work with him and a talented teacher and performer. He deserves only the best because that is what he brings to others. He comes with my highest recommendation.
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Deborah April 22, 2019
· Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Wayne LeGette coached me for an audition that called for a classic monologue. He has an extensive knowledge of period pieces and he helped me select an appropriate character that suited me. We added nuances to my audition piece rather than focusing on portraying a period "character," which was very successful. Wayne is a great teacher--it was a pleasure to work with him.
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Wayne L.

Online
(17)
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$30 / 30-min

About Anna H.

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Gilbert, AZ

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I believe that ballet is the most beautiful and the most difficult art form there is. Learning ballet technique is not only great exercise but it teaches gracefulness, discipline, dedication, and perseverance.

I started dancing before I can remember. I studied competitive gymnastics as an adolescent, but it wasn't until Freshman year of high school that I decided I wanted to pursue dance and particularly ballet. I started at Lauridsen Ballet Centre in Torrance, CA where I learned the basics and started on pointe. In high school I competed on the advanced dance team and was then accepted into the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.

At the academy I was taught Vaganova (Russian) ballet technique, variations, and pas de deux. I then studied classical American ballet at the Santa Barbara Ballet and American Ballet Theater in Ne
w York. I performed in many theater productions and ballets during my time as Artist in Residence for the academy.

After getting my bachelors degree and starting my career in a different field I decided to revisit my passion for teaching ballet. I want to share my knowledge of the art with others and help you reach your goal whether it be for posture improvement, love of dance, competition, or exercise.
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Anna H.

Gilbert, AZ 85297
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$55 / 30-min

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