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Joe M.

9 Reviews
Santa Cruz, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2011
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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.
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Andrew H.

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

About Andrew

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!!

Frank F.

3 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • High School Diploma from Independence High School
  • Teaching since 2009
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Frank F.

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Learn the Basics to Advanced flipping/tumbling! From ground flips to wall flips!

About Frank

Hi There, My Name is Frank, Co-Founder & Instructor at San Jose's Sessions: Academy of Movement. I have been teaching Parkour and Free Running of all ages & skill levels since 2009. I first started training Parkour in 2003. Ever since then it changed my life & so became my passion. After years of

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Mason L.
I got a great vibe in his initial emails, so when we first met it was a though I knew Frank.
My kid loved his workout. Frank challenged my kid...kept him busy and he didn’t get hurt. My kid was dead tired after his lesson and that’s a good thing.
We will be back!
Leslie G.
Frank was amazing with my 9 year old. Very professional and fun, with an emphasis on safe technique.
Julian N.
When I spoke with Frank on the phone, he was apologetic that there will be construction going on during the private parkour lesson in the facility. I told him I did not mind as long as his instruction was great. Well, the lesson with Frank proved to be outstanding. He had a positive energy, was very encouraging and patient, and he knew how to observe, break things down to manageable pieces, and build on student's success. My 13 year old son was also impressed with Frank and really liked the way he taught.

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Gina B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Awarded The Silver Award for Narrative Feature Film 'Student Oscar' from The Academy of Motion Pictures
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Gina B.

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Performance Skills!!! That's what this category truly is. Do you know the nomenclature??? Let's make sure you do. I have been on the stage my whole life. It is my world. Fourth wall??? Do you know how to make one? Exits and Entrances? False Exits? (oh, i love those). The power of turning your back on someone or the audience and then giving partial profile or a complete turn. Upstaging tricks and how to either avoid or employ....so so so much fun!!! Know how to Counter???

About Gina

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and c

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Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
Tina R.
Gina is a fantastic teacher. She has an eclectic taste in music which I love. She breaks down steps easily and is very encouraging. She also has many creative and expressive ideas like dancing to lines of poetry to get the body moving. Thank you Gina for the great lessons I will certainly be continuing!

Adam P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 17 to 75
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Adam P.

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I've been a professional actor for 25+ years on stage and on camera with a deep understanding of character, story, cold reading and camera skills. I have an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and am an award winning commercial director. Students can expect to work on current material from TV and Film or if they have material of their own (monologues, scenes, auditions) they wish to work on we can drill down in whatever work they wish.

About Adam

Adam is an actor, writer and director best known for playing Mitch, 'The Naked Man' on the CBS hit "How I Met Your Mother." He is also the creator and star of the Starz original series "Hollywood Residential," and appears in the films "The Informant," "One for the Money" and "Spirit: Stallion of th

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Daphne G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Classical Acting from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
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Daphne G.

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Hello!

Writer / Director
Based in LA/NY
Haitian American
Graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

I love actors and I love stories. I enjoy working in easeful environments so my aim is to create that space for you so you can be free.

Each session will include:
• A read of the scene(s)
• I'll pose questions to you (as the character) in the story
• We'll run through the feelings/emotions of the scene from your character POV
• A Fun-Through

Homework for you:
Daydream about your life as the character in the story

You'll love working with me if quick turn-around self tapes give you anxiety and you want a reader who can calm you down.

The way I like to work on stories is simple. Easeful.

I am trained in Meisner, so I'm happy to play a little here with you.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Daphne

About Daphne

Hi! I'm Daphne G. and I love actors and I love stories. I enjoy working in easeful environments so my aim is to create that space for you so you can be free. Each session will include: • A read of the scene(s) • I'll pose questions to you (as the character) in the story • We'll run thro

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"David is amazing! I came to him as a beginner in January, and within a few months he introduced me to methods of acting, taught me the business side, developed monologue & scene work, AND he helped me find, pick, and breakdown two monologues for my school auditions. (I got into all three schools and was given an audition based scholarship for one - so yeah, he’s pretty good)

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"Rosita is awesome! She made me feel comfortable and guided me without judgment or criticism. I liked her approach especially for a total rookie like me. It’s my first lesson, l need to do some work as well to improve my ability to evoke emotions."
Eve
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rosita R.
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"David is working on Improv with my daughter. He is positive and fun and full of knowledge. She is soaking up everything David has to teach her and help her with her Improv."
Cathy
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"I was sort of nervous about how this would go, but I am more than pleased with the first lesson! Shirley is very knowledgeable and she has great energy! My eight year old was engaged the entire session! She also was very inviting towards my participation in the lessons. I would highly recommend!"
Cadence
Took Voice Acting lessons from Shirley N.
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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Took Acting lessons from Nicole C.
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