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Popular Performing Arts Teachers in Palo Alto, CA

Olga C.

22 Reviews
San Carlos, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Russian, Italian
  • Awarded 3rd Place from Opera Index Competition
  • Teaching since 1999
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Olga C.

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I specialize in Singing stage performance.
Being able to sing well is not enough to perform well.
Student needs to bring to stage at least 85% of what he is able to do in the classroom. Better - 150%.
In my class students meet in small groups, perorm in front of each other, and then we exchange notes. We do 2-3 rounds of performing and discussing to make sure it all works.
In my classroom student learns how get rid of stage fright, how to make stressful situation to work for his advantage, not to stand in a way of best performance.
I also use Stanislavsky acting method for singing performance.

About Olga

Latest news: 07/28/20 It was a very different school year, and we had to do online not only lessons but also State Voce Competition and Certificate of merit evaluations. But we made it! Avantica received 3rd place in State Voce competition, and 8 sthdents passed the tests in levels 2-5, most wi

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Awesome first day!
Irene -.
She was really very good but Irene could not understand her. Irene is from Greece and Olga is from somewhere else. Just not the right fit.
Shannon
Did not have session

Angelica D.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Serbian, Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Angelica D.

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Whether you’re in love with salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, tango, swing; waltz or just have an event you need to look good for or you want to make someone happy; I’m here for you! I’m very passionate about teaching and dancing and I make sure that everyone’s dance journey is filled with fun, friendship, understanding.
My students always leave with a smile, saying they feel more motivated and energized after the lesson. I adjust to their learning style, keep instructions clear, simple and do my best to make them feel free to express themselves; to let them know mistakes are part of the learning process and to move towards their specific goals with every session.

About Angelica

I am a dance teacher; performer and choreographer. I started dancing when I was a kid and it always kept me energized; motivated; ready to go an extra mile no matter what I do. I started going to Ballroom school when I was 9 and I loved dancing solo, with a partner or in the group. Dancing, perfor

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Andrew H.

10 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Cantonese, Tagalog
  • Interior Design from San Jose State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrew H.

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Interest in learning salsa? Want to impress your friends? Or, is there a wedding coming up and you want to learn a partner-dancing? Maybe, you just want to improve on any basic skills or techniques?

My name is Andrew and I have been dancing for more than 7 years, starting with bboying in high school and then Latin dancing. I was a Ballroom Director for the student organization on campus during my college study, as well as joined the SJSU Ballroom Dancesport Team. Right now, I am offering private lesson to beginner and beginner-intermediate for salsa.

My lessons are catered in developing basic fundamental techniques and footwork. After the mastery of the basic fundamental technique and footwork, we will then work toward building patterns. My goal is to make sure my students are comfortable and confident enough in dancing to a full 3 mins songs. Throughout the courses, I will also introduce dance theory and music theory. By combining theories with body mechanic, I am striving to ...

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Andrew Huang has been dancing for more than 7 years. The passion for dancing began in high school where he fell in love with breakdancing and hip hop. Eventually, he branched off toward a different genre of dance. In San Jose State University (SJSU), where he obtained the BFA in Interior Design, he

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Jason and Aleece M.
What a great teacher and a fun time. Looking forward to our next lesson
Sarah
Andrew was a great instructor. He was excellent at communication as far as coordinating and scheduling the lessons. He was flexible and customized his teaching to fit our needs. He made Salsa fun and interesting and was very patient. I highly recommend working with him. It's an awesome experience!
Adi
Andrew was patient and is a talented teacher. Highly recommended!!

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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • B.A. Theatre Performance from Fordham University Lincoln Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
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Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am an actor/musician/comedian based in New York City. I am an alumna of the prestigious Fordham University Theatre Program, consistently ranked as one of the top acting programs in the country. I can help you prepare auditions, workshop monologues, memorize lines, perfect your scene-study, create a resume, deepen your understanding of your character, and more! Acting is a holistic craft, and I look forward to deepening your work together!

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Dalton M.
Ashley helped me pass my high school French midterms! She made the material super easy to understand (even the impossibly difficult conjugations), and gave me a ton of confidence in myself.
Laurie
Ashley was such a great help to me in my pursuit of acting! Her thoughtful yet kind approach made me feel at ease, and she taught me many helpful tools to improve my performance. I highly recommend you study with Ashley!
Cody R.
I have been thrilled with my lessons with Ashley! She is exceptionally skilled and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged. Acting can make one feel very vulnerable, so I appreciate that studying with Ashley has given me a safe space to grow and experiment with my craft.
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Shelley M.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet), German (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet), Italian (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet)
  • Awarded First Year- TEACHER OF THE YEAR from Washington Township School Corp.
  • Teaching since 2011
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Shelley M.

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Each Lesson will consist of a check-in on your goals in relation to acting. Feel free to bring in scenes, or monologues you are wanting to work, or we can look for other material as well. Work highly focuses on character circumstances, and developing a journey.

CANCELATION POLICY: Students must communicate any cancellations or adjustments 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. Any cancellations made to lessons within the 24 hour window will be charged if unable to reschedule within the same week.

About Shelley

I'm a professional singer/teacher residing in New York City with degrees from Indiana State University School of Music, and New York University with a specialization in Classical Art Song, Musical Theatre Repertoire, and Vocal Pedagogy. Every lesson is about YOU. So each week we will take a loo

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Marya
Over the years, I've attempted voice lessons a few times and always walked away after a lesson or two. Not this time! Shelley has done the near impossible task of making me feel safe and at ease during our lessons. She is incredibly patient, supportive, warm, and hilarious, too! In addition to helping me with breathing and vocal techniques (which I desperately need, as I'm a beginner!) she also takes the time to nurture my emotional needs as well, as singing has always felt very vulnerable for me. She offers me mantras and writing exercises and is such a great listener. I highly recommend Shelley for any and all students!!
Micah P.
Shelley is a positive, professional, and effective teacher. My lessons with her were outstanding!

Every single lesson was tailored to my voice and my skill level. As I progressed, so did the lessons. Shelley prepared every lesson and conducted them all professionally. Over the course of a couple months, I went from not being able to carry a tune at all to singing comfortably and confidently in different genres.

She was excellent at teaching all aspects of voice including the anatomical structures involved and techniques to use the voice effectively.

She made difficult concepts easy to understand and used simple training tools very effectively. When I struggled in certain areas, she understood what my problem was even if I couldn't explain it well and helped me correct it.

In addition to her effectiveness as a coach, she is just a wonderful person and joy to work with. I plan on taking more lessons from her and I strongly recommend her to anyone!
Micah
My experience with Shelley was amazing!

I took weekly lessons with her for a few months and it was a great investment of time and money. I progressed from not being able to carry a tune at all to comfortably and confidently singing a variety of music.

She tailored every lesson to me so the lessons progressed as I did, which meant that my vocal skills and capabilities were continually growing.

Shelley's lessons were well structured and professional. They carried me through effective warmup exercises into singing that helped me continue to expand my range, delivery, and tone. I learned effective breathing techniques and proper shaping to get the clarity and tone that I wanted. I still implement her training on a daily basis and am now comfortable performing and recording a variety of musical styles and genres.

Her feedback and guidance was clear and easy to understand. Whenever there was concept I didn't understand, she knew how to explain it in a way that made it clear or use visual aids and basic tools to clarify.

Shelley helped me achieve a level of vocal control and confidence I didn't think would be possible for me.

Shelley is an outstanding teacher and I will take more lessons from her in the future!
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Liz Fanora J.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Liz Fanora J.

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Acting lessons usally begin with physical, emotional & verbal exercises, but I also like to teach character work, IPA, Alexander Technique as well as comedic, dramatic & musical theatre acting. I've also done some film acting work and love to guide beginner students with film acting.

About Liz Fanora

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summe

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Addison-Preston K.
Delightful instructor!!
Monique
Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
Marco P.
My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!

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"Donnabella is a great instructor and teacher! She gives practical advice that you can use immediately for an audition. She works with you to refine your skills and work toward your goals. She is very encouraging and I always feel like I have accomplished something at the end of my lesson. She feels like an old friend!"
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Took Acting lessons from Dax A.
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"Kelsey is an amazing teacher! She absolutely loves what she does and has such a fun energy. Kelsey challenges you and helps you come out of your comfort zone to show your true potential. She has absolutely helped boost my confidence."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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Took Magic lessons from Jeff P.
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Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Loved my first lesson. So excited to get started again after 40 years."
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Took Acting lessons from GB V.
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"Just had my first Cha Cha lesson. Learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jenny is a pro. Glad I decided to start these lessons with her."
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Took Latin Ballroom Dance lessons from Jenny L.
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"Eulis is a great teacher.He is able to fix little problems you don't notice that makes a huge difference. I strongly recommend him to anybody that is looking forward to improving their voice ."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Eulis K.
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