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Kathryn K.

34 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $110
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches High School, College
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Kathryn K.

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Well, times have definitely changed and we are going to meet the demands of the times.
If you’re tired of the same old strategy to deal with battling your fear of speaking and you've become successful in spite of it, I can help.
If you need information about your camera set up, sound, set, wardrobe... zoom... everything that goes into making this new world efficient and effective, I’ll show you how.
It’s going to be ok.
As a method acting coach, I’m going to give you the tools actors use to manage performance anxiety. You will finally be able to have some peace while you do your work. You’ll be able to speak to groups large or small, on camera and off.
I’ll collaborate with you to practice these skills and you'll feel safe and have fun in the process. For real... fun!
I have been working with executives for years and have coached countless people to communicate effectively.
I look forward to meeting you!
*Sessions often run over by 10 minutes at no extra charge. I am available

About Kathryn

Kathryn K I am happy to offer committed actors, music performers and executives private sessions to strengthen your performance and ignite your work. For actors I specialize in acting for film, television and theatre as a Method Acting Coach. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. We will address

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Deborah D.
Kathryn has helped me build my skills and confidence in presenting and recording myself on video for corporate and sales facing content. No detail too small or not discussed... in a good way... from lighting, to microphone placement, to clothing, to make-up, to how to mentally prepare before hand, to the content and the delivery. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a long term journey to continuously hone my skills. She is down to earth, real, genuine, kind and funny. Money very well invested.
Jamie M.
Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!
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Lars R.

11 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Master of Arts in Music from San Francisco State University
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Lars R.

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Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, how the blues may be played in a jazz context and in different modes (dominant vs. minor). 12-, 16-, 8-, and 10-bar forms will be covered.

About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Gra

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Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
Subhabrata D.
very good!
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Marc D.

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Tunes, improvisation techniques

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
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Nicole D.

2 Reviews
Napa, CA
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English, American Sign language
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Diploma from Benicia High School
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Nicole D.

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Many students find learning a language hard or boring. Sign language is a very expressive and beautiful language. Some teachers are boring but I get creative and make learning fun for people that want to lean ASL

About Nicole

To my future students welcome!! I can't wait to get to know you! My name is Nicole, ASL is my favorite language because it's very expressive. I am hard of hearing and have a speech impediment which makes sign language easier for me to use. Fun fact #1 I was inspired to learn ASL from my deaf cous

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rosanna mairena
Just did the free intro class with you and really enjoyed it! You were patient and repeated things slowly when we needed it. My son's review: "I loved it and I learned a lot!"
My almost 10yr old son took it with me as he's been wanting to learn sign language to help him communicate. He's ADHD and gets frustrated super fast and likes to communicate non verbally when he's mad so we've been looking to learning "officially". We learned today the colors of the rainbow along with his favorite color gold, numbers and letters. We hope to take a paid class soon when we have discretionary funds :)
adrienne Joan Burton
Well done, Nicole. You truly care about us students.
Question: I was unable to question or comment while you were teaching. Please say how! /thanks
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Liz Fanora J.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Director's Award for Band from Chamberlain High School
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Liz Fanora J.

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Electric Bass Guitar Lessons Available. I also offer sheet music reading & tabs.

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 summer

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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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Claire A.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • BBA Music Business from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Claire A.

58 Reviews
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Are you ready to play guitar? Guitar is an incredibly fun and versatile instrument and I want to share my 20 years of playing and 8 years of teaching experience with you! As a professional guitarist and bassist, I've played and performed in a variety of ensembles, and toured nationally and internationally. In lessons, we'll go over the foundations of technique, theory, and improvisation in a plan that is customized for your interests and goals, all while having lots of fun!

About Claire

I am a professional bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist. I graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelors of Music Business, with an emphasis on Recording and Audio Production, and spent several years running live sound and performing with bands in Nashv

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Chloe
Excellent instructor!
Rania A.
Clare
My daughter enjoys her lessons very much!

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"I am an extreme beginner (who tried unsuccessfully to self teach) and I was extremely happy with my first lesson. The instructor was very patient, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. She easily answers any questions that come up. She made it seem completely possible to conquer the techniques that seemed so daunting on my own! I’m excited for lesson 2 :)"
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Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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It's been a great experience especially while being hunkered down during COVID."
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"Fantastic lesson! Renee is so knowledgeable and I loved my lesson!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"Larianne is a fantastic teacher. She started teaching me back in 2017, and because of her, I have my Etsy job. I make baby blankets, infinity scarfs and kids Hood Hats. My client loves the result. I had the chance to participate in many of her craft shows, and the experience was terrific. Her passion for crochet became an inspiration to me. Now I love to crochet and do many things for my daughter and me. Right now, I am working on a full-size blanket, and Larianne is helping me getting the pattern right. I wish I can show pictures. Thank you very much, Larianne."
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Took Crocheting lessons from Larianne T.
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"Josh is very professional and serious about teaching chess. He teaches my 9 year old daughter and she is learning fast. I asked him to make sure my daughter states the rules before each move and he does a great job at that. He is very nice and we feel very comfortable with him. He doesn't joke around or waste time. I like that especially when dealing with kids. We will continue our classes with him. My daughter will take a few mins to get started and he starts the time when she's ready."
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Xclnt, easy to work with. Very fun experience, can't wait until the next lesson."
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"My 7 year old started playing chess last year, and Danial has been instrumental in improving my son's game dramatically. Danial is patient, a good listener, and an excellent teacher. Being so young himself, he is able to relate with my son, and teach him effectively, making him think, analyze, and even grasp difficult concepts easily. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher."
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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