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LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA

I have been teaching private lessons and group classes in Dance for 9 years and I absolutely love it. I have taught students of all ages and levels as well as served as the Creative Dance Director for a Ballroom Dance Program in SF. Lessons are focused on connecting with the body and its natural movement as well precision in steps. I create a safe and fun environment as you discover as you learn new styles of dance.

About LeAnna

Hello, welcome to my profile and thank you for taking the time to check it out. I am happy to introduce myself to you and share that teaching the performing arts is one of the greatest joys of my life.

I am a performing artist and teacher in Los Angeles, teaching a variety of classes from music, dance and theatre. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2009 where I received a BA in Classical Music, a BA in Dance with a focus in choreography, and a minor in Multi-Cultural Theatre. I have such a strong, well-rounded background in many styles because I value creative explorati
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As a vocalist, I studied classical voice since I was 16 years old, trained at SFSU and La Universidad de Catolica in Santiago, Chile and consider that as strong foundation, but always explored other styles. I loved singing with the SFSU Gospel Choir and the SFSU Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, playing a mix of Latin folkloric music, Salsa and jazz. Currently I am focused on musical theatre and my own compositions. As a pianist, I began playing piano when I was 7 years old and basically self taught. I received more formal training at SFSU and in music education classes, yet I credit my skills more to my own exploration. I approach my lessons with more creativity and patience, allowing students to discover how they best learn music. I consider the same with trombone. I feel in love with it one day hearing Dixieland jazz when I was 16 and haven’t stopped playing since.

I have been teaching private and group piano, trombone, voice, theatre and dance lessons for the past 8 years. I have taught from my private home studio, private music studios, community centers and public and private schools. I have worked with children as young as 5 years to adults in their 60s. I have also worked in after school programs for many years and supervised and designed music, dance and musical theatre programs for children K-8th.

*** Lesson Details ***
Considering taking lessons with me? Great!

I am very insightful, sensitive, flexible, patient and focused. I like to have fun with lessons and I laugh a lot. Joy is key and I enjoy seeing my students learn and improve. With my training as a musician, I always make sure that there is good technique and good practice habits. I wouldn't consider myself totally laid back because I do expect students to practice, (otherwise, how do you expect to get better?) yet my expectations depend on the personal goals and level of the students. I am here to teach you what YOU want to learn and tailor my lessons to that. This includes teaching whatever style you want to learn, be it pop, classical, musical theatre or R&B. It's all good to me.
As for the lessons, I start with fundamental techniques that are then later applied to songs. My intention is to assist students in reaching their personal music goals, which could range from wanting to feel good about their voice to preparing for a talent show or professional audition. I always encourage students to learn how to read music and basic theory as well performance techniques.

How I structure lessons:

Voice
1) body awareness and warm-ups
2) breathing exercises
3) vocalizes
4) focus on one vocal technique for the lesson
5) ear training with solfeggio
6) song and performance

Piano
1) body awareness and warm-ups (especially hands)
2) finger coordination exercises
3) scales and arpeggios
4) ear training with solfeggio
5) song and performance

Trombone
1) body awareness and posture
2) breathing exercises and warm-ups
3) scales, slides and arpeggios
4) ear training with solfeggio
5) song and performance

Dance
(depending on style)
1) warm-ups and isolations
2) dance material

STYLES
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Waltz, East Coast Swing

*** Studio Equipment ***
electric piano and trombone
woodfloors for dance

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, though I'd prefer if students have their own keyboard.
Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.
If it is an in home lesson (where I come to your home) I prefer a minimum of 45 minutes for the lesson. Thank you!

*** Specialties ***
beginners (piano, trombone and voice)
intermediate and advanced voice

Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I hope that we get to work together soon and I look forward to hearing from you!
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sarah A. April 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
she is the BEST !!
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Jessica A. March 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome lesson! LeAnna is so nice and so amazing!
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Julia L. February 12, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
LeAnna is a very thoughtful and mindful instructor. The lessons with LeAnna are organized and structured in a way that strategically presents the information to the student. I feel that LeAnna brings herself and her experience into all the lessons she teaches and is just wonderful!
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LeAnna S.

LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA 90018
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Debbie K.

Burbank, CA

I am a dance choreographer and would love to choreograph something original and unique for you. I have over 20 years of dance experience from ballet to tap to contemporary and hip hop. I believe that the best dancing happens when heart meets body. So we will work on connecting to the piece as well as technique.

About Debbie

Tutoring has been a major part of my life for over 7 years and I love it. Seeing the excitement in a student's eyes when they finally get something they've struggled with is why I do what I do. My strength is in getting to know the way a student learns best and finding techniques that support that style and help the student grow.

I have experience working with mild autism and have multiple references if interested.
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Ty K. June 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Debbie is on time, a good teacher, and very pleasant. My 9 yr old enjoys his lessons.
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Monica G. November 5, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Debbie is amazing! My 10 year old daughter looks so forward to her lessons and practices throughout the week! Debbie is positive, energetic and very knowledgeable. We want to move onto tutoring as well... We are fortunate to have met her. Look at her resume!
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Angela M. June 17, 2014
Acting · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves Debbie. She makes it fun, so my daughter wants to learn more.
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Debbie K.

Burbank, CA 91506
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Madia H.

Los Angeles, CA

About Madia

I have been a professional dancer for many years, dancing for the likes of Shakira, Usher, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, and Nikki Minaj. I started dancing at the age of 2 and am professionally trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop. I have worked with kids of all sizes and adult of dance levels. Let's have fun!!
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Glo L. August 28, 2014
Hip Hop Dance · Online
Verified Student
Madia is by far the very best dance instructor you could find! I have decided to hire her to teach my daughter online since we live in such a rural area. She did such an amazing job! She gave great feedback and was firm with my daughter while still being fun to work with. I would work with her again!
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Meena A. July 23, 2014
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Madia is a wonderful teacher! Extremely encouraging, energetic, and breaks moves down into simple steps! =) She also goes the extra mile to help with video tutorials and homework.
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Madia H.

Los Angeles, CA 90020
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA

About Elena

Hi, there! My name is Elena and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students in Theatre, language and Italian food. I went to in Florence, Rome and Berlin and earned a degree in Theatre Direncor and costume design in 2004. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Accomplished and enthusiastic director who has earned the deepest and strongest experience in physical systems of performance, with a particular interest in physical action (latest Stanislavski and Grotowski), Commedia dell’Arte and Mimesic Method (Orazio Costa)

Moreover she studied dramaturgy with professor and dramaturge Andreas Wirth, Dean of University of Arts, Berlin, where she focused on the interpretation process of a text into a performance on stage.
Please visit my webpage: www.theatrefactorystudio.com
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Elena V.

Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA 90057
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$30 / 30-min
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Harmony B.

Diamond Bar, CA

Lessons taught by me are open to any suggestions and focus areas needed by the student. Other than that it would begin with a cardio warm up then full stretch. After that we will move into choreography, the style may be up to the student. The choreography will be broken down then added to music, with corrections and help along the way.

About Harmony

I danced throughout high school in the Diamond Ranch Dance Conservatory and Dance Team, and graduated high school with a major in Dance. I was the commissioner of the program and Dancer of the Year in 2012. I have experience in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and a little bit of hip hop, along with the theory of dance. I enjoy teaching and dancing while spreading the passion for the art. I am open minded in teaching any style and for any occasion, or if help is needed in any specific area. Whether you need lessons for help in improving or just for fun choreography I look forward to spreadi
ng my knowledge.
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Harmony B.

Harmony B.

Diamond Bar, CA 91765
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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