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Sharon W.

Norwalk, CT 06851

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About Sharon

Sharon knew at a very young age that the arts were her life and doesn't remember a time when she wasn't singing, dancing and acting. She began her professional singing and acting career at the age of six years old and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She plays the piano and is a versatile musician with a strong foundation in the classical method that really rocks!!
Sharon grew up in Brooklyn, NY and has trained with some of New York City's premier voice, piano and acting teachers. Sharon majored in Theater and graduated cum laude with honors in theater.
She is a certified public school theater teacher and has worked with hundreds of performing arts students. As a private instructor, she has guided her students in piano, voice, and acting.
Sharon is a fun and innovative teacher. Her wealth of experiences has made

her a well-rounded teacher. She has a great sense of humor with a serious commitment to her art and her students. A winning combination for you!
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October 16, 2019
Mariana F.
Sharon is friendly, supportive and super encouraging. She moves at the student’s pace, and keeps a good handle on the progression of the lesson, so that you get a good chunk of instruction/learning while not being overwhelmed. I’m a newbie at music instruction, and Sharon was wonderful in every aspect for someone starting like me. I’m sure she’d be just as fabulous for a more experienced piano player.
August 28, 2019
Deborah Danielsen
Fantastic first lesson. Sharon is great to work with. She explains the process and then we get right into the music and vocals. She's very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
May 7, 2019
Michelle
Sharon is a lovely and outgoing woman. I’m new to piano and reading music, but she is so patient and encouraging. I’d recommend her to a piano newbie like myself. She also has the cutest pup that keeps us company during the lessons.

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Sharon W.

Norwalk, CT

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Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ 07086

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About Amy

I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I received a B.A. For comparative literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Purchase and have recently completed my Master's degree in social work at Walden University.
I believe, within all of us, Is the ability to express something distinctive and original. I work to help students discover their unique voice, whether it be through singing, acting, or writing. I share with my students an array of tools to gain the ability

and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges students may face when pursuing a life in the creative and performing arts, having worked professionally in those areas for most of my adult life. I believe it is the teacher's job to respect each student's individual process of learning.
My students have gone on to become recording artists, Broadway performers, movie actors, Blues and cabaret artists, and published writers.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice
I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the student's individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal technique exercises come next. When the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that students be a part of the process of picking material since the more personally they respond to the material the more apt they are to become engaged in their lessons. After three to six months beginning students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, and basic performance skills. With more advanced students the focus will be on range extension and the on-going development of vocal style through song interpretation and performance related exercises.
Acting
As an acting teacher and coach, I tailor my classes to the needs of each student. I utilize improvisatory and sensory techniques to help unleash spontaneity. I also encourage the students to use their personal experiences as a way to access a full range of emotions. I enjoy working with the student on script analysis, so as to discover the underlying motivations of the character the student is working on.
Creative and Lyric Writing
I use prompts as a way to get the student writing. Often, I will ask the student to write for stretches of time without editing themselves. It is important to unleash imagination before beginning the process of editing. Many times it is the unexpected that is the most compelling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents
-practice studio seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, cabaret, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
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September 19, 2019
Alan L.
A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.

She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.

I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.

Looking forward to future lessons.
September 9, 2019
Kenny T.
Patient. Gifted Teacher!
June 23, 2019
Winnie C.
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.

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Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ

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Saran E.

New York, NY 10003

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About Saran

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• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT tests offered with individualized gameplan/schedule. Tutoring for SAT II, GRE II, MCAT / DAT / OAT / PCAT / NCLEX tests also offered.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

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November 12, 2018
Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
October 8, 2018
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
January 11, 2016
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.

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Saran E.

New York, NY

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Isabelle S.

New York, NY 10002

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About Isabelle

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I love sharing the beautiful classical art of ballet with young students! I like to keep class fun while gently helping students retain habits that encourage a language of clean classical technique through proper form, allowing them to work towards their creative potential. I received my early training starting at 2 1/2 in my hometown of Philadelphia and moved to New York after receiving an invitation to study with the JKO School at age 16. I furthered my training after graduation in Toronto with Canada's National Ballet School. SInce then I have danced professionally in Canada, Germany and Denmark. I am currently pursuing my interest in artistic collaborations with contemporary visual artists. When not dancing or working on photography and video projects, I enjoy sewing and design

ing pieces for a small clothing line.
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September 24, 2019
Diana
Isabelle is a great listener and made me feel much more confident after a few classes. She knows how to make me work so the classes were worthwhile. I feel like I improved and had fun! Five stars!
September 24, 2019
Diana
I took a few classes with Isabelle this past year and she was so approachable and easy to talk to. She made me work hard but it was a fun session each time! I felt like I made progress. Five stars!
September 23, 2019
Lucie
Isabelle was so patient with me and really broke down the steps. She also helped me understand which muscles to strengthen (and how) so I feel like I can understand how to get to where I want to be. Highly recommend!

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Isabelle S.

New York, NY

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Alanna C.

New York, NY 10007

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About Alanna

Interested in learning how to dance? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I am an experienced instructor with 20+ years of training and 10 years of instructing experience. I welcome students of all ages and levels, as I cater and personalize each lesson to your needs and personal goals. I specialize in various styles of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and Chinese Folk dance. I offer flexibility/cardio training, private and group instruction, wedding dance choreography, and techniques for audition and stage performance. Let me guide you to becoming YOUR best dancer!

Alanna is a New York based dancer and actress. She graduated from Iona College with a B.A. in Public Relations/Dance and trained with the Joffrey Ballet School’s prestigious Jazz and Contemporary Program. She has been seen on stage at Lincoln Cent

er, Metropolitan Museum of Art and in New York regional theaters. Alanna is a member of Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and can be seen on numerous advertisements, music videos, and television appearances.

As an instructor, Alanna has taught to the New York Tri State area for the past 10 years. She has experience teaching at competitive dance studios, summer camps, and group fitness classes. Her choreography has been seen on stage and won awards at regional and national competitions. Alanna currently shares her passion for the performing arts at her brand new studio in TriBeCa.
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Alanna C.

New York, NY

Catherine W.

Englewood, NJ 07631

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About Catherine

Catherine has been teaching private lessons since 1995 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her studio, and online. Catherine has helped students to develop their voices, audition successfully, and perform with confidence on stage and screen.

Catherine received her education from Boston University where she received a BM degree in Vocal Performance. She was a post-graduate artist at the Boston University Opera Institute and studied in Italy with legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi. Aside from formal education, Catherine has performed on stages including the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall in concerts, operas, and musicals. Her largest audience was 18,000 when she sang the National Anthem at an NBA game. (Go Spurs!)
As an expert in her field, Catherine looks forward to helping new students achieve their

goals. Catherine's teaching style is encouraging and enthusiastic.
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Catherine W.

Englewood, NJ

Agnes Sarah Q.

Edgewater, NJ 07020

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About Agnes Sarah

*Certified Children Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
*Certified Adults Yoga Hatha & Vinyasa RYT500
*Carry my Professional & Liability Insurance
*CPR & AED Certified
*Over 400hr Teaching hrs since 2017. 20yrs since first Yoga practise.
*Can teach both Secular way or Spiritual Yogic way
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Hi there :)
Do you get that butterfly in your stomach to take a Yoga class first time, or need a refresher class after many years?

Or the hectic life style juggling with family responsibilities, work demands, and constantly travelling, but deep down you would like to go back to practise Yoga?

I could help you at the comfort of one-on-one training.
I would hear all your mental and body blockage and we would work together to get that flow going within you.

Gain power when you learned yourse

lf that with determination , in short time your Yoga practise will improve your state of body & mind wellbeing. You will love yourself more, be in tune with your body. You would feel acceptance in my teaching as I taught clients in all body types, age, levels,.

With compassion I bring these qualities out of you and show you the beautiful person you are.

I don't hold back for a client who is ready and open, and will share my best distilled learnings curated from my own practise path, helping you get a more efficient and effective practise like how you are doing certain poses and what benefits each pose would bring to you and your life goals and purpose.

Clients could choose what would fit them for each session booked. Click and see more on each subjects.
* Yoga & Meditation - Flow/Vinyasa, or specific practise & pose deepening practise.

When a student is ready, the teacher appear.

Still in doubt? feel free to ask me questions , let me know how can I help you practise!
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January 15, 2019
Jason
Great lesson and guided meditation. Agnes has a great teaching demeanour and a good flow to her lesson.

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Agnes Sarah Q.

Edgewater, NJ

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Mariele D.

New York, NY 10018


About Mariele

Mariele has an imaginative and inventive approach to teaching dance. As someone who is committed to nurturing each student to maximize their dance potential, she can be relied upon to go the extra mile to achieve results. As she was professionally trained in the most important dance schools in Italy, France and New York and has been invited to teach masterclasses and workshops in different countries, she delivers dance classes that engage with students of all ages and backgrounds. She is a true professional she goes out of her way to understand the individual needs of her students and works hard to bring out their inner potential.

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Mariele D.

New York, NY

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Elizabeth
"Chrystie is an amazing teacher and loves kids! She is open, honest, sweet and a talented teacher who has lots of experience working with adults and child
ren. I highly recommend her!"
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Nancy
"Kenneth has an amazing imagination and very intricate moves that make you want to jump on your feet immediately and see if you can mimic it. Extremely pat
ient and dedicated. I've had dance instructors teach me and I'm more of a visual person so when I ask for a run down of the moves again, they seem bothered and Ken isn't like that at all. Ken works with you through every step of the way without hesitation. I love working with Ken and he's so much fun to be around with and still can be very profesional. Truly a very dedicated man to his work."
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Ray
"He's the best!"
Trent
"Very thorough and detailed. Really easy to learn from and understand the important foundations. Tom was able to relate and figure out the specific thing
s to really focus on to improve on."
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Mi Young
"We hired Ms. Mayuko to supplement my daughter’s rhythmic gymnastics training. Ms. Mayuko delivered rigorous ballet lessons in sequence to help build my da
ughter’s foundation in classical ballet, but to also improve her ability to accomplish a strict code of points for competition in rhythmic gymnastics. With Ms. Mayuko’s program, my daughter achieved her split leaps, extension, and turns in less than 6 months. My daughter was able to get the all-around gold title for her state and region, in large part to Ms. Mayuko’s training. She is strict and her lessons are rigorous, yet her genuine love for working with children is imminent and is what kept my daughter’s motivation for ballet and gym going. I recommend Ms. Mayuko to the highest degree."
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paris
"My teacher ms.kelee is great. I feel like with her being my teacher my comfort zone of speaking in front of others has risen and grown. Me.kelee made me f
eel more confidence and hopeful in future things for myself. Trying new things made me realize, something new can have a good impact on the social part of your life."
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Chris
"Crystal is a great instructor. She is very knowledgeable and knows how to convey that knowledge. She is very patient with me and is passionate about what
she does. Looks like i’ve chosen the right instructor!"
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Terry
"I am glad I found Gabriel. I feel like every session I learn something new and I am learning techniques that will be helpful in everything I do. Gabriel
is a patient and kind teacher and makes sure I am learning before moving on to the next lesson."
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Kimberly
"Not only is Eliza a certified teacher, but she is very insightful and genuinely cares about your goals. She has given great tips and suggestions to help m
e improve both in and out of her class.

Since I started taking lessons with her about 5 months ago, I've seen a lot of improvement. She makes sure that you work hard every single class and she doesn't let you get away with not doing your best. Also, she has been working with me on fixing the bad habits I never knew I had before she pointed them out. Moreover, she is very observant and tailors each class to work on the things she sees you struggling with, even if you don't realize it yourself that you are having trouble. Eliza has taught me so much and I'm sure that anyone would benefit from taking her class."
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