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LeAnna S.

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Pasadena, CA
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San Pedro, CA
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LeAnna S. Los Angeles, CA

Acting for stage or for camera.

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 exploration. 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 ...

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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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David S. September 21, 2014
I am a composer and LeAnna has performed some of my vocal music. Her last performances of my work was a soprano duet at two very large grand ballroom. Both times people rose to their feet and a number of people were moved to tears. It was a great success!

LeAnna has a very beautiful, pure tone in her singing.
Jessie M. Pasadena, CA

Learn the basics for acting in a fun way! Each lesson will be modified to fit the student's personal level, from beginner to advanced. Lessons will include information on how to audition, how to find auditions, audition preparation, acting lingo, how to choose monologues, how to create an acting resume and head shot, and so much more. We will work on your monologues or anything you would like to bring in, in addition to everything listed. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.

About Jessie

I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment! Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of ...

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Keren V. March 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son is 6 years old and he is very happy taking piano lessons with Jesse. She is so nice, friendly and patient. My son started with Jesse about 3 weeks ago and so far so good! I recommend Jesse because she is very encouraging and supportive to my son. I am so glad I switched piano teachers because Jesse has all the qualities I was looking for in a piano instructor. My son is learning more each week and he is having fun taking lessons with Jesse!
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Leslie C. March 17, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Jessie is absolutely wonderful! She makes the lessons enjoyable and explains things so someone like me, an unseasoned vocalist, can understand with ease. I highly recommend Jessie to anyone looking to take vocal lessons!
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Leslie C. February 16, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Always eager to help. Very easy to understand. Truly a great learning experience!
Patricia M. San Pedro, CA

I am a firm believer in the importance of reading for content and comprehension, so that is the approach I take when tutoring this subject. I teach my students how to look for key words, key sentences, order and flow of paragraphs and how to scan for speed. All of this is done without sacrificing the most important element: comprehension of content. I provide passages for the students to read, followed by a series of questions which tests their understanding and retention of the material. Gradually, I increase the difficulty or complexity of the passages to raise the level of proficiency for the student.

About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching ...

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Cj R. February 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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Khristen V. September 11, 2014
Audition Prep · In home
Verified Student
We are so very fortunate to have had Patricia work with our daughter. She was very helpful on many levels. Patricia was able to help my daughter decide on what roles best suit her. She picked up on her strengths and motivated her to work on her weakness. My daughter was in awe with how much experience Patricia has in Broadway and truly enjoyed working her. Patricia was always prompt and really gave her all in each session. We really enjoyed having her around while working with our daughter.
Thank you Patricia for all your help! Lauren had her audition tonight and she is very confident. We will let you know how she did next week!!

Glenn W.

Henderson, NV
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Rolf S.

Oakland, CA
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Apopka, FL
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Glenn W. Henderson, NV

Having spent a lifetime on the stage in many roles, many capacities, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge pertaining to all facets of performing; be it theater, television, film. While not subscribing to one particular "method", I stress "reacting, not acting", and believability of performance. All ages and experience levels have benefited from my approach. Whether a student is an aspiring actor, or a working actor sharpening their skills or prepping for an audition, I provide a solid foundation and practical, applicable knowledge and guidance.

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancement of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national spotlight. At ...

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Valentina L. February 8, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My singing skills have improved so much after I started taking Glenn's classes. My confidence also increased. He is a wonderful teacher.
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Flora W. January 2, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor so far! :)
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Michelle O. November 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Glenn style for teaching is spot on. Encouraging positive and great feedback with positive criticism. Helping my daughter reach her full potential and with humor love and kindness. Great environment to improve anyone's voice at any level. Highly recommend him.
Rolf S. Oakland, CA

About Rolf

*** Travel Equipment *** If requested, I'm able to record rehearsal and/or finished work. *** Specialties *** Originally from the Bay Area, I was in the first class of ACT's Young Conservatory Theatre; I was a member of the fledgling Cal. Shakes. (then known as the Emeryville and then the Berkeley Shakespeare Festivals); a founder member of the Berkeley Mime Troupe, a participant in a number of Renaissance and Dickens Faires before being accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where I stayed and worked as a professional actor for over 30 years in film, television, radio and theatre. A full professional resume is available on request.

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Loulla-Mae E. April 22, 2014
Acting
Rolf was a great mentor to me

Rolf Saxon is an excellent teacher: he is a talented, fair and dedicated coach who pays close attention to people's performance techniques and always uses honest and constructive criticism to get the very best out of his students. Rolf gave me invaluable help and encouragement with my acting, teaching me how to take confidence in my work and achieve my level best.
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Rolf S. April 20, 2014
Acting
A Teacher's Review

To whom it may concern,

I first met Rolf Saxon when he started as a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and where I was at that time, a tutor and a director of second and third year plays. He was always a pleasure to work with because he worked hard and with commitment yet at the same time had a quiet sense of humor, particularly appreciated when rehearsals went through difficult moments.

Over the three years of his training he worked with generosity towards other actors and when asked to comment on their work always did so in a constructive way. It was this quality, allied to Rolf’s professional experience, that made us ask Rolf to join the staff some years later as a tutor to top year students. This involved seeing students in ones and twos and helping prepare them for the move between Drama College and the reality of the profession. Giving them advice on everything from resumes, photographs, help with auditions, how to cope with interviews, and talk with them about their public performances through the year. Further, how their work was developing and where their intensions were perhaps not yet reaching the audience.

Rolf did this for two years for us until his acting work took him too frequently from London and he felt it would be unfair to the students to continue when he couldn’t guarantee to be with them each week. Rolf Saxon is a responsible man dedicated to his craft. I have been retired for some years now but if I were still Director of Drama, I would not hesitate to employ him again.

Virginia Snyders

Director of Drama (retired)

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
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Rolf S. April 16, 2014
Film Acting
Excellent guy, excellent teacher.

I have been a pupil of Rolf's for almost a year, for both dialect and acting, and I am more than happy to recommend him both as a human being and a teacher. He's been completely professional, fully prepared and ready to provide a productive learning experience. But more importantly, he's just such a good guy, with such a wonderful sense of humor, and depth of experience, that I sometimes feel my progress has been as much by osmosis as anything else.

However, progress there has undeniably been: I am now comfortably using my new dialects in commercial productions, and am much more confident as an actor and performer. Rolf brings a great imagination and creativity to every teaching moment, which creates a relaxed, safe but challenging atmosphere in which to push my craft.
Kelee P. Apopka, FL

The private acting lesson is designed to teach the student the tools they need to succeed as performers. Learn terminology, skills, and build confidence. Older students will focus on Audition, Scene Study, and Improvisation.

About Kelee

Ke'Lee P. is a licensed Musikgarten Instructor out of Orlando, FL. She studied at Wright State University where she majored in Vocal Performance. Ke'™Lee is certified in Early Childhood Music and Movement and has taught Early Childhood music classes, Vocal Lessons, and Acting at various daycare centers, performing arts schools, and private homes in the Orlando area since 2006. Ke'™Lee performs everything from Opera to Gospel music. She has been a featured artist with Encore Theater Company and performed with Dayton Opera, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. Her joy is watching her students progress and thrive. She has had students appear on X Factor, The Voice and America's Got Talent. She has been the Director of Education for several performing ...

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Jess H. March 10, 2014
Singing
Cares about her students

I just wanted to take the time to say Thank you for allowing my child the opportunity to sing the solo between productions. I think she did a great job and it allowed her to experience what it feels like to sing/perform in front of a large group.
You are a fantastic teacher and I am glad we found you!
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Kelee P. February 26, 2014
Singing
Great vocal coach!

From the first moment I started retraining my voice with her, singing has become a joy again. Her teaching skills are seamless, her personality a delight. With her use of visualization and exercises she inspires confidence, and after a few weeks I am improving more than I have in years!

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