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About Deanna C.

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Simi Valley, CA
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About Deanna
A full scholarship recipient and graduated of the prestigious, Berklee College of Music Boston, Deanna has made a full career in the entertainment business. She was a Semi finalist on Season 8 of America's Got Talent, Spokes singer and actress for retail giant BIG LOTS national holiday commercials and has sung background vocals for Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, and Celine Dion, to name a few. Her voice can be heard on countless radio & tv commercials as well as in film, tv and radio.

My method is the rib cage expansion method which covers all styles of music. There is a study guide you will be required to purchase from me at a rate of $100. It includes the study guide book & 4 CDS which will be your home study guide & is so worth it because you will use it for the rest of your life! It’s a great investment you will use for years to come!
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Elizabeth May 9, 2018
· Gospel Singing · In studio
Deanna is FANTASTIC....I feel honored to be one of her student ......she is AMAZING !!!!♡♡♡♡♡
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Elizabeth May 2, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Deanna is FANTASTIC !!!♡♡♡.....she has all qualities of teachings and has incredible voice...I feel comfortable learning from her......she is AMAZING !!!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
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Michael March 27, 2018
· · In home
Great voice teacher! Tough on her students because she really cares and aimes to see them thrive! I’ve been taking lessons with her for 6 months.
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Deanna C.

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About Stephanie G.

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Berkeley, CA

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About Stephanie
After 15 years working in high-tech I had enough of the constant stress, demanding work and long hours scrunched at my desk trying to solve other peoples issues. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next so I started taking classes in anything that sounded interesting. I took my first cooking class at the local community college and loved the way it made me feel. It wasn't until I took my first baking class in this degree program that I knew I was home. After graduating with a hospitality management degree, I transferred to Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island to earn a degree in Pastry Arts

My first job was with the Rhode Island Hospital. This hospital had received great recognition for the quality of food the kitchen produced. The director wanted to create a pastry program to expand the selections even more. Thus starte
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Coming back to the bay area, I wanted a more autonomous position, so I went into business for my self; first with a whole sale bakery which morphed into a catering business. I did this for 12 years, and loved it. All this time I was teaching community baking classes, adult education baking and pastry classes, and teaching part time at Mission College in Santa Clara.

I was then asked by Mission Valley ROP program to create a culinary/pastry program from scratch. It was a real challenge, but I found I really like challenges. From there I went to work for Whole Foods as a Pastry Chef.

After a few years of working for WFM I started teaching at the Art Institute in San Francisco. From there I went to Le Cordon Bleu, Also in San Francisco.

In the middle of all this I got married to a wonderful man.

The Cordon Bleu closed in September of 2016. Which brings me to the present. I am passionate about teaching baking and pastry, and hope to create a program which will allow students to understand baking, not to just follow recipes. My goal is to flame the creativity, and passion in my student, and fuel the desire to keep learning.
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Ruben July 25, 2018
· Baking · In home
Very informative lesson - Stephanie knows her stuff!
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Marya June 8, 2018
· Baking · In home
We hired Stephanie to do baking classes for my 11 year old daughter and could not be more pleased!! I came home yesterday to not only delicious pastries, but a brightness and pride on my daughter's face that is rare for her. Seeing her shine and develop her passion is priceless! Thank you Stephanie and we look forward to many more lessons in the future!
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Shanna Nardone May 23, 2018
· Baking · In home
Had a great time learning the basics of pie and bread making with Chef Stephanie. She is very knowledgeable, patient and hands on. She helped create a curriculum that I was interested in and was well organized, so I was able to have everything I needed before the class to ensure it's success.
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Stephanie G.

Stephanie G.

Berkeley, CA 94704
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About Chandanbala M.

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Fontana, CA
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About Chandanbala
I have a good teaching experience. Reading, Math, ESL , languages like hindi are few of the areas . I have also worked with kids with special needs. Do give me an opportunity and you will surely be satisfied!
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Kelly V. July 20, 2018
· Hindi · Online
My first lesson was alot of fun. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Jogendra July 2, 2018
· ESL · Online
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About Kiyahna T.

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Greensboro, NC
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About Kiyahna
I am a certified health coach with a specialization in herbal and home remedies. I have developed my own handcrafted remedies for people I love including serums for baldness, supplements for anxiety and depression, cures for immune-compromising ailments, and even recipes for smoothies and shakes to restore energy. I enjoy finding out new ways to help people by using what nature has already provided in abundance.

My daily life consists of coaching, nurturing my garden, reading and researching, caring for my boys, and cooking vegan meals 2-3 times a day. I have a true passion for what I do and I have the confidence that my students will leave the lesson with a new outlook on how to be excited about being healthy. Heal Thy Self!
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Kiyahna T.

Kiyahna T.

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Athens, GA

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About Bethsheba
☺Class should be fun, enjoyable, informative all at the same time ☺about everyday life☺ENJOY!
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Bethsheba Y.

Bethsheba Y.

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About Catherine D.

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Philadelphia, PA

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I am a professional meal prep expert, nanny, and nutrition minor. I have been following a home-based "healthy alternative" diet for three years. Students will learn to turn their unwanted cravings of 'munchies' to cravings of veggies!

I can help you to create a meal plan for the week, or just daily. Students will learn simple recipes, as I have been focused on saving time as a college student. Mothers of children with autism, gluten sensitivity, dairy intolerance, and beyond all praise my aide in their kitchen.

I spent six months living with a family in Rome to broaden my knowledge of the kitchen. Turning the Italian diet of carbs, cheese, and more carbs into a weight loss opportunity was no easy feat! With my lessons, you too, can go to bed without bloating or heartburn, or knock off those pesky pounds.
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Catherine D.

Catherine D.

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$15 / 30-min

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