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Joe M.

9 Reviews
Santa Cruz, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
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Joe M.

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Samba is iconic of Brazil's music and culture.
If you've ever had an inclination to learn to participate in that musical vein now's your chance!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.

Noreen K.

2 Reviews
Milpitas, CA
Starting at $120
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Noreen K.

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Dance is dedicated to the youth and adults in the community where all dancers can have fun, express creativity, build self-confidence while at the same time learn the fundamentals of different styles of dance. Dancers will have the opportunity to develop technique and personal development that will lead them to grow as a performing artist. I truly believe that everyone should recognize their passion and follow their hearts and dreams.

I strive to continue the tradition of integrity, excellence, and passion of the arts where all dancers are thriving in the artistic community!

About Noreen

I started dancing at the age of 7 training in jazz, hip hop, lyrical, ballet and tap dancing. I participated in several dance competitions such as Shows Stopper and Star Power where I continue to strive and developed the passion for dance. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Psy

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Leslie
Ms. Noreen has got to be one of the best dance teachers around! As a result of taking her classes, I have become more knowledgeable in the field of dance, as well as a more confident person. She is a patient, kind, and understanding person, determined to help her students reach their full potential as dancers. I highly recommend taking her classes (which range from ballet, hip hop, jazz, and tap) if you're a beginner dancer, or even an experienced one wanting to hone your skills. You'll definitely progress as a dancer and perhaps make some new friends through class! :))
Julianne
I've taken private lessons with Ms. Noreen for a while. The lessons helped improve my flexibility, core strength also my ability to dance and boost my confidence of dancing in front of an audience. I highly recommend these lessons
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Kārlis T.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $125
  • Speaks Russian, Latvian, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kārlis T.

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I am 7 times national champion in Ballroom Dancing of Latvia.
Finalist of World & European dance championships.

Ballroom Dancing is my passion and I am an expert in Latin American and Standard dances, as well I am professional choreographer for your wedding or any other dance event of your choice.

About Kārlis

I am an expert level teacher of ballroom dancing. I have more than 5 years of experience in working with some of the best ballroom dancers in Europe. Last couple of years, while living in California, I have been working with adults, focusing on beginners and also advanced dancers who wish to learn

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Jason M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Jason M.

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Prepping an audition for an upcoming show or for admission into an acting program? Want to hone and develop your audition monologues (especially Shakespeare)? Just need a coach to help you take your acting to another level? Then let's get started, online or in person. I can help.

I've been working as a professional actor in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. I've performed with the Shakespeare Theatre in DC, ACT Theatre in Seattle, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz to name a few. I've also been the featured voice in voiceovers for companies like University of Washington Medical, Golden 1 State Credit Union, Microsoft, and Surface Pro 3. On Camera Credits include short films, industrials, and commercials for Taco Time, Tulalip Casino, and Washington Dental Association.

I hold a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC. My ...

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I've been performing roles in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. My BFA in Acting and Directing and my MFA in Classical Acting have afforded me a wide variety of tools and skills to employ in the craft of acting. Performing with professional repertory companies like ACT Theatre, Book-It R

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Bobby K.
Super Enjoyed our first online class..even with some technical difficulties due to my antivirus software firewall, or browser or the weak wifi in my place or something...Truly enjoyed it. Jason was very kind and patient, while we tried to fix the technical aspect. Once we got started on the phone because video and voice didn't work; I really learned a lot, and gathered insight into Acting that I couldn't get from a book or other classes that I have taken. I'm truly blessed I get the opportunity to work and learn from Jason. I am super excited and can't wait till our next lesson. I will call technical support at Take Lessons to get technical help to fix the issues, and will buy a portable wifi hotspot if I have to solve the video and sound issue. Jason is patient, kind, very nice, professional, extremely knowledgeable, I can't say enough good things. Thank you very much for all your help and your time. I look forward to the journey ahead... Take care. Aloha. -Bobby
Katarzyna S.
Great instructor, motivating, with passion , having a good influence. I would recommend Jason for everyone who would like to increase their acting passion . Kasia
Deeya P.
Jason was passionate, engaged, and very support of our 11 year old daughter who was trying out for an audition at her school. I would strongly recommend him
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John M.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
  • Teaching since 1986
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John M.

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I teach some techniques you don't necessarily learn in acting school which are practical and immediately usable.
ACTING
What do you do when you get the script?
Using subtext to bring realism to your performance.
Line delivery: tricks of the trade.
AUDITION
Do you have the right monologue to fit the parts you can play?
Suggestions for a monologue(s) to fit your persona. You need more than one to fit the different genres of the play or film you are auditioning for.
How to break it down, the importance of changes.
Tactics for attacking the cold read: what to do while you're waiting in the lobby after they just handed you your "sides."
Also, refer to ACTING (above).
DIALECT
Double your chances to be cast by having a variety in your bag-o-tricks.
British Receive Pronunciation: consider the number of plays written by Brits, and then listen all the Americans doing RP in films. Other: Irish, Scots, Cockney, and Romance languages.
PRACTICAL SHAKESPEARE
How to scan so that it helps your ...

About John

My Credentials: MFA Carnegie Mellon. MA San Francisco State, BS Penn State HB Studio NYC Instructor at City College of San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University; private group classes San Francisco and New Orleans. Theatre Critic for 5 years in San Francisco (For my reviews, go to BerkeleyDailyPl

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Elise D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University
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Elise D.

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Greetings!
My name is Elise Delap, and I am a professional actress with my MFA in Acting from the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance.
Throughout my career thus far, I have worked with young professional artists preparing them for auditions, whether they be professional or educational.
I know firsthand when I was applying for theatre schools straight out of high school, I really needed a mentor to help me find solid audition material, cut the pieces to the audition time requirements, professionalize my resume, and help me work my material so that it was active and confident... Not to mention look for schools that peaked my interest, along with compiling questions to ask programs about their specific training and teachings.
Let me be the one to help you put your best foot forward as a young artist entering the industry!
Sending warmth and health your way!

About Elise

Greetings! My name is Elise Delap. I proudly reign from Louisville, KY! A little about me... In May of 2019, I graduated with my MFA in Acting from the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance. In May of 2016, I received my BS in Theatre Performance/Directing with a Musical Theatr

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Anna
I’ve loved every second of doing these lessons! Just a few lessons and I’ve already seen a difference in the way I act and learn about theatre!
Lisa
I have been involved with Elise and have seen her talent and dedication over many years. She is experienced at her craft and has methods of sharing that experience that are very effective. Any student of her lessons will flourish and grow! Excellence in acting is her foundation! Methods and skills....you can’t beat. Simply the best!

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"Lindsey is awesome, the best instructor I've worked with thus far, truly a pleasure. I am already seeing processing after 3 months of lessons and would not change a thing! I would highly recommend her to everyone who has a passion to learn dance."
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"James made my son feel very comfortable for his first session!"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"Amy is very professional and knowledgable as well as focused. Her manner of working is positive and informative. I am enjoying working with her."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"We were a bundle of nerves as we approached the entrance. Sasha met us at the door, and immediately we felt welcomed and ready to learn some new steps.
She was friendly, encouraging, patient, and professional. She is a good fit for us.
We went home happy, with 2, 3, 4, and 1 on my minds."
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Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"An absolutely wonderful experience taking lessons from Fawn. She's talented, professional, patient, highly knowledgeable, funny and truly a wonderful teacher. If you're considering taking lessons, do yourself a favor and just jump in with Fawn...you'll be glad you did!"
Norm B.
Took Stage Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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Natalie helped me with monologues for audition season this year and it's made all the difference! I feel more confident in the product I'm putting out there and more comfortable in the moment of the audition. She has a unique ability to be both creatively nurturing and extremely effective. She'll always be my go to acting coach!"
David
Took Acting lessons from Natalie S.
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"If you want to work with a professional who knows exactly what she’s doing and knows exactly how to get you where you wanna go, then Toya Nash is the person for you."
Nicholas
Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie."
Linda
Took Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie L. J.
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"Jared did a fantastic job of being able to feel out my daughter's abilities and quickly help her gain the skills needed to perform the routine. He was friendly, personable and a great teacher! We would highly recommend!"
Kayla
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"Excellent communication skills and extremely patient. Sasha keeps the pace at the right level so that the dance steps are challenging but achievable."
Jim
Took Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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