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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!
John M. Redlands, CA

About John

*** Specialties *** Hi, there! My name is John M and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students build a solid foundation and understanding of music, as well as developing their skills to become well rounded musicians. I also help my students learn to enjoy practicing and performing. I went to the University of Redlands and earned a degree in Music Composition in 2014. I'm a fun and friendly person and my teaching style is constructed in a way that will appeal to visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners. I am very interested in Kodaly's method of inner hearing and music literacy. I also use warm ups that will help my students develop proper playing techniques, and I teach my students how to play with expression, and emotion. I

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Chantel M. October 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son thinks he is fun and wants to work harder to impress him. John is always on time, friendly and smiling, polite, and patient.
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
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, "Bronsen School of Acting" 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 ...

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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.
Sara J. Redlands, CA

About Sara

I am a classically trained soprano who specializes in opera and art song. I also have experience with musical theatre technique, as I sang with a professional children's theatre for two years. I currently teach voice through TakeLessons and at the Community School of Music and the Arts in Redlands, CA. In the past few years, I have participated in productions and concerts with Opera at USC (South Carolina), USC Concert Choir (South Carolina), Columbia Children's Theatre, the University of Redlands Opera Workshop, Madrigals choir (Redlands), Redlands Opera Theatre, and Songfest 2014 at the Colburn School. I am here to help beginner-intermediate singers of all ages to improve their technique, to learn new repertoire, and to learn or improve their music-reading skills. I can also ...

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Bradley F. August 18, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
I have worked with Sara both on and off stage for the past year. During our Masters of Music in Vocal Performance program at the University of Redlands, Sara demonstrated professionalism, dedication to her craft as well as a true and deep knowledge of vocal technique, stage craft and performance practices. Sara treats her peers and colleges with respect, and she is kind, patient and nurturing with her students. I have the highest respect for Sara as musician and teacher, and I am confident that any student who chooses to study with her will benefit greatly and will experience consistent healthy growth as a singer.
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Sean B. August 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Sara helped me a great deal with learning to sing with better breath support and to get a level of consistency out of my voice that I thought was beyond me. If she can help me, she can help you.
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Ben G. August 10, 2014
I came into my lessons with Sara knowing that she was trained as a classical vocalist, but still wanted to find what I could learn from her in other styles. Fortunately for me, Sara actually came from a background in rock music in addition to her conservatory training. Her versatility in different genres and techniques that catered to my specific goals along with her positive attitude made her stand out as a vocal teacher. Definitely would recommend her to any serious vocalist student.
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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