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About Sarah G.

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Santa Fe Springs, CA

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Sarah was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been involved in music and theater since a young age. She spent many of her early years performing in both school and church choirs, and was heavily involved in both theater and dance throughout high school. Sarah has played roles such as "Mrs MacAfee " in Bye Bye Birdie, "Nancy" in Oliver, and "Golde" in Fiddler on the Roof, as well as doing "extra word" for Zondervan, and Billy Gram films. She holds a B.A. in Voice, and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. While at Biola, Sarah performed with the Biola University Chorale
for 5 years performing such works as, Mozart requiem, and Carmina Baurana. She has training in both classical and musical theater voice, and has been working with children and teens for the past 10 years.

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I believe that classical technique provides a solid foundation for every singer. Within the first 3months my students will understand the basics of posture, breathing, tone placement, support, diction, and phrasing.

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I have a keyboard, and some sheet music. I would prefer the student to have a piano, and sheet music

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I have a B.A. in Classical Voice, and have taken 1 semester of pop voice
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Fabian C. February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Hi.our experience with Sarah is so great our son Fabian loves the way she teach.im glad I did get this program I'm looking forward to see more improvements on Fabian piano lessons thank you ....
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Frances C. July 20, 2015
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Sarah is a fantastic teacher! She's patient, gives good constructive criticism, and is very flexible. My granddaughter loves her. I would recommend her to others.
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Eva G. July 2, 2015
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Sarah is very patient with my daughter. She tailors the class to her personality. She gets her to do the class in a fun way. She makes the class enjoyable but still focuses on her growth. She pushes Alexa enough to keep her going. She motivates her to learn. My daughter looks forward to her lessons. Recommend!
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Sarah G.

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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About Elena V.

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Los Angeles, CA

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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 Director 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 dellā€™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.
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Andrea H. July 27, 2016
Verified Student · Italian Cooking · Online
She was great! I will book another!
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Maddalena May 12, 2016
· Ballet · In home
Elena is an amazing teacher, super professional and talented!
The ideal instructor, you are lucky if you have the chance to study with this European master
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Antonio October 20, 2015
· Dance · In studio
I am really happy I'm taking these classes. Elena has a method and an attitude that drive the point so clearly, I feel I am learning a lot. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who really wants to learn.
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Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA 90057
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$40 / 30-min

About Wesley M.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Wesley M. has worked in film, television and theatre for the last twenty-five years after completing his actor training at PCPA Theatrefest in Santa Maria, California. He has acted all over the country including ten seasons at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in New York, Portland Center Stage in Oregon, American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Arkansas Rep, The Arena Stage in Washington DC, and the Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island SC. He has taught Acting, Elements of Comedy, Improvisation at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Inner Circle Theatre in
Los Angeles, Voice and Speech at East/West Players. His play The Good Life was produced by The Empty Space in Bakersfield Ca in 2009. He has appeared on over thirty television shows and nearly as many motion pictures.
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Daniele September 27, 2016
Verified Student · Speaking Voice · Online
Wesley is just wonderful. I felt comfortable with him as soon as we met and I learned so much in just the first 30 minutes. And I already feel so much more confident that my speaking engagement will rock now that I have Wesley as my coach!
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Jenna J. September 9, 2016
Verified Student · Child Acting · Online
AMAZING first sessionšŸ˜Š The exchanges between Wes and Jenna were flawless...almost like two people that sparked up a conversation where they left off!! He acknowledged Jenna's dreams and goals and had experienced insight to provide! Jenna is looking forward to working on her assignments and lesson #2!!!
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Tony T. December 14, 2015
Verified Student · Acting · In studio
It was great. He found a monologue for me with out me asking for it. He is very professional and he gives a lot of tips.
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Wesley M.

Los Angeles, CA 90039
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$70 / 30-min

About Ben S.

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Fullerton, CA

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EDUCATION

I graduated from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) with a B.A. in Public Administration (what does that have to do with the Flamenco guitar?); prior to that degree, I received an A.A. in Political Science (again, what does that have to do with Flamenco guitar?). Currently I am in the process of completing my M.P.A. at CSUF (againā€¦?). The answer to the aforementioned question is that, I enjoy politics and government workā€”itā€™s my profession. Nonetheless, I enjoy Flamenco most of all, and I want you to enjoy it too! Ā”Vamonos!

EXPERIENCE

The guitar is a wonderful ins
trument, which I began playing at the age of six. I began my studies with the classical guitar for the first 15 years of playing; and for these past 15 years I have studied the flamenco guitarā€”playing various concerts, events, and giving professional instruction.

My experience as a guitarist in Southern California has led me to explore different genres of music, playing for various musical groups ranging from surf rock, concert band, and jazz. As a co-founding member of the band, Ballistico, we opened up for acts such as Dick Dale and the Del Tones, the Grandmothers of Invention (featuring members of Frank Zappaā€™s original band, ā€œMothers of Inventionā€), Avenged Sevenfold, and many others.

EXPERTISE

Having received first hand instruction from the some of the most sough-after professional Flamenco guitarists living and working in Spain (and touring internationally), I offer each of my students an unrivaled degree of authenticity in technique, tone, and style.

LEARNING MATERIALS

Each lesson includes tablature and audio recordings of the material that we will have gone over together. It is completely normal that only a day or two after a lessonā€”or even a few hours afterwardsā€”the mind can (and will) quickly forget the material. Donā€™t worry! Iā€™ve got you covered. By having the accompanying written and audio material with you after each lesson, you will be well-prepared for a successful next lesson!
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Zane January 20, 2017
Verified Student · Flamenco Guitar · In home
I'm currently taking Flamenco guitar lessons with Ben. He's polite, kind, and straightforward. Makes me feel positive and confident throughout the lessons. I tend to ask a lot of questions but he's made sure to answer each of them with enthusiastic and insightful responses. I'd reccomend him to anyone looking for serious lessons from a very knowledgeable guitar teacher.
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Jack August 18, 2016
Verified Student · Flamenco Guitar · In home
Exceeded my expectations...Ben connected with me right away. As an adult beginner, I found his instructional methods and philosophy encouraging.
Looking forward to working with Bem for a long time....
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Gary July 15, 2016
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Mr. Stubbs is an excellent musician and teacher. He has a wide range of musical ability from electric blues to classical guitar, and especially flamenco guitar. His approach of flamenco and his performance is masterful.
One would think that the discipline required to attain Ben''s level of ability would cause a person to get "stuffy" and dry . But a keen sense of humor, a quick wit and humility make time spent with Ben a pleasuraable learning experience.
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Ben S.

Fullerton, CA 92831
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About Hunter S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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With both a classical theater and improv comedy background, over the past 15 years, I have performed everything from Shakespeare with Tony Award winning theaters to hit sitcoms on network television.

I love teaching. There are few things as rewarding as being a part of a students development and their personal victories.
Many of my students have achieved notable representation and consistently work. Other students are simply pursuing acting as a passion or a tool to gain confidence. Whatever your goals, if you bring the drive, I promise to get you there ... oh, and we'll have a lot of fu
n on the way. After all, it's called a "play" for a reason.
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Chris S. February 15, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Amazing lesson! This helped so much! Great coach!
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Jack February 2, 2017
Verified Student · Shakespearean Acting · Online
Fantastic experience! We engaged Hunter to help our son prepare for a school presentation and he exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!
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Chris S. February 1, 2017
Verified Student · · Online
Great lesson, helped a lot!!
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Hunter S.

Hunter S.

Los Angeles, CA 90027
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