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Annalise S. Yucaipa, CA

About Annalise

I was born and raised in Yucaipa, CA and I have a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Redlands. I have been performing for 12 years. Some of my favorite roles include Penny (Hairspray), Tessie Tura (Gypsy), The Baker's Wife (Into the Woods), Joy (Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), Jenny (Company), Joanne (RENT), Jan (Grease), Milly (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Abigail Adams (1776), and Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte). I was artistic director for the University of Redlands Musical Theatre Company for two years and sang for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Arts Festival. I am also an alumni of The American Theatre Wing's SpringboardNYC program. "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one

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Tyler S. November 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Annalise is an excellent vocalist, and she passes her wealth of talent on to her students. A+, cannot recommend highly enough.
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Devon E. June 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She is very easy to work with & accommodating with times. She is a very good teacher.
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Jessie M. March 6, 2014
Talented Teacher

Annalise is a wonderful teacher with a strong passion to spread her knowledge of music to others. I've had the pleasure of working with her in operas and musicals and can honestly say that she is incredibly talented and has a wonderful gift. She is patient and knows how to make lessons a fun learning experience. A true treasure!
Ryan H. Moreno Valley, CA

About Ryan

I have been playing the piano for 7 years, but have been involved in the musical institution for much longer than that. I am currently pursuing my bachelors in classical piano performance from California State University of Dominguez Hills, with not much longer to go. I have also been shaping minds young and old in piano technique and music theory for the last three years. And, I believe I am an ideal teacher for anyone just starting out, to those who are trying to continue from where they left off. *** Lesson Details *** My first and foremost goal is to inspire a student to want to learn and thrive in their instrument. If I can do this, my job along with theirs, becomes that much easier. I try and do this by heavily incorporating the music that they identify the most with, while ...

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Madison S. February 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very professional, always on time. Really highly recommended !!!!!
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Madison S. January 16, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
fantastic teacher

He is very professional and really motivate my son who has in few lessons learn already one song.
William B. Riverside, CA

About William

I am a guitarist, composer and teacher specializing in classical guitar and Latin American music. I have loved music for all of my life and my primary expression of that love is playing guitar. I currently teach private guitar lessons, lecture at San Bernardino Valley College and work as a freelance performer in the Inland Empire and greater Los Angeles area. I began my study of music at the age of thirteen when I taught myself how to play folk, rock and blues guitar. Though, to be honest, I didn't just teach myself. I had many friends who played guitar who would show me songs or correct mistakes in the songs I had learned from the internet. I remember thinking that music had a special ability to bring people together, and I became determined to understand what exactly it was that gave

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Nichole A. January 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He's upbeat and professional as well as multi-talented.
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Trisha B. October 26, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My grand daughter feels so comfortable with William. She loves going to her lessons
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Roxy May 14, 2014
William was fun to take ear training from he seem to really enjoy teaching which is awsome God Bless him
Victoria J. Redlands, CA

About Victoria

Victoria is a graduate of the University of Redlands, having completed a double major in both Music Performance and Music Education in 2012. In 2013, Victoria also received her Single Subject California Teaching Credential through the University of Redlands. She is an active performer and regularly plays with Redlands Symphony Orchestra and the widely acclaimed American Youth Symphony. She has also played with the Dana Point Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Riverside Lyric Opera, California Philharmonic, and countless other ensembles and chamber groups. Before studying with Sara Andon, Victoria had the privilege of studying under Florence Estrin and Mary Bestgen. Throughout her studies, she has also participated in master classes with Jim Walker, Walfrid Kujala, Tracy Harris, Thomas ...

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Ashley Q. May 26, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Victoria is really nice and definitely patient. She made it comfortable for me from the first meeting. It takes a good teacher to make the fundamental part of learning any instrument exciting which is exactly what Victoria does. Her tutoring makes me hopeful for my musical future. If you're looking to learn how to play the piano you can't go wrong with her.
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Coralie D. February 3, 2014
Flute
We are very blessed!

We have been very pleased with our flute teacher. I have had the privilege of Victoria's instruction for 3.5 years. Victoria is fun, patient and energetic. She is reliable and flexible at the same time, which we appreciate. She works on hard passages diligently with me until I am confidant. We consider it a huge plus that she comes to our home for lessons. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful teacher.
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Lisa K. January 29, 2014
Flute
Brings out the best in her students!

Victoria is a very talented musician. She is well trained and very good at communicating her training to her students. She is professional, friendly, motivating, patient, and inspiring. Our daughter has made tremendous progress under her and we highly recommend her to others.
Mara M. Loma Linda, CA

About mara

SAG-Aftra and Actor's Equity Union Member B.A. Linguistics, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA M.A. English Literature, Cal Poly Pomona Family: Mother, film actress Father, New York Drama Coach Trained in the Original Stanislavsky Method Trained in Acting for Films Professional Working Actress and Teacher Trained in TV Commercials Graduate LA Civic Light Opera Workshop Graduate Barbizon School of Modeling Trained Musical Comedy Singer Published Author Private lessons given at my company in Rancho Cucamonga, CA *** Lesson Details *** TV Commercial Lessons Motion Picture Film Acting Acting for Stage and Musicals Method Acting Integrated exercises, monologues, improvisations, method techniques, commercial training, advice on your personal persona as an artist. Coach for ...

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Mitch W. March 3, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I was very fortunate to be able to take my first acting lessons with Mara Madison. Her and her husband provided a very supportive and encouraging environment to someone with no acting experience or background. Mara is very knowledgeable and well prepared for each class. She gave me helpful advice and encouragement, as well as material to take home and study for future classes.
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Hito S. February 20, 2014
Acting
Verified Student
Excellent Acting Coach, Teacher, Trainer

I have had a great experience as a student of Mara Madison. She has a lot of industry knowledge and industry experience helping me cut through what's most important when it comes to acting for film, stage, and commercials. I feel really fortunate to be working with her and her husband Marvin.

Mara is a great teacher and coach, very encouraging, and professional. She's always prepared with lesson plans, acting activities, and handouts all customized to my level and progress in her course.

Mara is not teaching me theories, but real world experience honed from years of practicing her craft and through knowledge passed on from her parents who were entrenched in film and theater and tops in their respective industry.

Mara has helped me increase my confidence in front of audiences, become more entertaining, reduce my inhibition and shyness. You will be happy if get a chance to work with Mara. I am so glad to be learning from her.
Bradley F. Moreno Valley, CA

About Bradley

I teach classical vocal technique with the goal of creating independent vocalists with the skills to succeed in any genre.

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jakub K. September 6, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Over the course of my vocal studies at the University of Redlands I had the privilege of working with two wonderful instructors: Professor Marco Schindelmann and Dr. Tosh. My junior year, however, I had a unique opportunity to take lessons with Brad, a grad student whom I sang next to in Chapel Singers. When my choral instructor Dr. Andrews first told me about the opportunity to study with Brad I was elated!

Working with Brad that year was the best decision I made. Not only did he take a particular interest in helping me grow, I really felt Brad took time to understand my voice and he really made sure to challenge in ways that I would be receptive to. Also, he is just a phenomenal singer himself with a beautiful voice, and I believe this is vital to picking a teacher.

At the time I was studying with Brad I was also reading The Free Voice: A Guide to Natural Singing by Cornelius L. Reid. If you are a vocal student and you have not read this, you are making a big mistake. But the reason I bring it up is because Brad's teaching really alined with what I was reading. Brad is living proof of the techniques I was reading about, and this was extremely beneficial to my personal growth.This book helped me understand not only my own voice, but the reasons Brad is such an amazing, intuitive teacher.

If you have an opportunity to work with Brad, take it!
I know you will not be disappointed!
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John R. September 1, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
I have taken classical voice lessons with Bradley for the past year. Bradley is an incredibly talented vocalist, performer, and teacher. I have seen major improvements in my technique, breathing, and range. He has challenged me and made me work diligently to become a better vocalist. He is supportive and engaged and he has helped me set realistic and achievable goals. I always feel positive and encouraged after leaving a session. I highly recommend working with Brad!
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Sara J. August 22, 2014
I attended the University of Redlands with Bradley and was fortunate to work alongside him in Lehar's The Merry Widow. Bradley is one of the most professional and polished musicians that I worked with, and he has a great personality and sense of humor! I would highly recommend him as a voice teacher. He is very knowledgeable about singing and has a great deal of experience.

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