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Kathryn K.

34 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $110
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches High School, College
  • Awarded Critics Circle Award Kathryn K from San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award
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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
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lars R.

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I am familiar with the many sonic possibilities of various types of acoustic guitars: nylon-string, steel-string, dobro, slide, twelve-string, seven-string . . . Many thanks!

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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Nicole D.

2 Reviews
Napa, CA
Starting at $34
  • Speaks American Sign language, English, French
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marc D.

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Scales, technique, tunes, improvisation techniques,finger picking,flat picking

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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Emily E.

9 Reviews
Vacaville, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music from Moody bible institute
  • Teaching since 2009
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Emily E.

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I use a combination of Suzuki and essential elements to teach my older students. I use sass. books for my very young beginners. I can teach young children how to care for their violin as well as read music and skills to Develop a good ear as well as technique.

About Emily

Emily is a classically trained opera singer with a Bachelor and Masters degree in vocal performance. She recently relocated to the San Antonio area and performs with the Public Theater of San Antonio. In Dayton she sang with the Dayton Opera , the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus and La Comedia dinner th

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Tabytha B.
Excellent
Elsa G.
I have been having an incredible time and experience with Emily. She is an amazing teacher. I love taking lessons with her. For the first time in my life, I think I am going to be able to sing.... She's incredible.
thank you!!!!
Dee E.
Emily was immediately able to show me some tips that helped my breathing and pitch, and was a joy to work with.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1988
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Jim T.

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I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and emphasize the fundamental skills in the beginning: how to easily read music, play in time, sight-reading, basic music theory and basic scales and technique. I'm a versatile performing musician and composer myself and so love to teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and more! We have a student showcase party every year where all the students get together to perform and showcase their skills.

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray B

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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"Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much."
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kenneth is an awesome choreographer! He really breaks down each step until you get it. He makes class fun by using music you can definitely groove to and and pushes you to dance your best! Always a fun time!"
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Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Kenneth Jordan M.
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Molly M.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
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Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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Took Child Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie L. J.
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"He is exactly what I was looking for. We are very close in personality so it was extremely easy to open up and understand what I was learning. I am more than excited to continue"
Emily
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Great teacher who instantly connects with children. My children enjoyed it. They are looking forward to the rest of the lessons and improve."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Keeps my child interested and excited about the next lesson."
Devi
Took Dance Choreography lessons from Tanya A.
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"My 12 year old son thoroughly enjoys dancing with Ms. Ashley! He has taken her Musical Theater, Jumps and Turns, and Tap classes online. She has taken special effort to get to know my son and help him hone in on strengths, diagnose specific issues and improve those weaknesses. I have seen improvements in the quality of his movement and haven’t seen him dance this well before. As an added bonus, he comes away from each lesson knowing more about the history of each different type of dance along with a deeper understanding of the purpose behind each movement. Ms. Ashley has a special ability to make the dance “click” by providing a brain/body pathway connection that has helped my son learn many new things easily and quickly. Her choreography is so much fun and fresh and tailored to perfectly fit my son’s specific goals. Ms. Ashley brings so much energy and knowledge to each lesson! My son couldn’t be happier!"
Erin
Took Dance lessons from Ashley M.
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"I consider myself very fortunate that I met Stephanie some years ago. As we started working together my skills started to improve. I have long realized it takes me more time to develop than other students. After working with Stephanie, eventually I was able to start social dancing. Eventually, we also worked together on performance classes with other students. These were all wonderful experiences for me. Stephanie is very dedicated and passionate about dance. She is very attentive to detail. I highly recommend Stephanie!"
Warren
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Stephanie S.
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