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Gina B.

New York, NY
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Lara M.

New York, NY
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Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI
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Gina B.

New York, NY

Careful private work on shape and function of the body, part by part. Breaking down the language of the movement so you know what you are doing when and how to carefully develop the parts that are weakest by separating them from the mix of all the movement and then studying them minutely until the physical process makes sense to your mind and body.

About Gina

(For the summer I will be in New York City and happy to take on students until early August. After that I will only be available to east coast students via Skype or intermittent) I graduated from Juilliard in dance and pursued modern dance and all sorts of theatre including musicals and music theatre and performing arts. I have taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place. *** Lesson Details *** With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials. As an acting teacher I have an advanced capacity to ...

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Triplets May 18, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Excellent introductory lesson. Established a good relationship with the Triplets. Made everything fun and friendly.
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Monica P. April 17, 2014
Dance
Verified Student
Beyond expectations

From our first phone call, Gina became invested in my dance journey. From modern dance, to ballet and contemporary, Gina has guided me into a new world of performance and dance. Outside of our scheduled lessons, we are loosely collaborating on a creative project - something I thought was years away until I met Gina. She taught me tactical dance fundamentals while also helping me navigate the dance and theater scene in NYC. (with which she is very connected) The best thing for me was her flexibility with the learning process. She encourages everyone to make their own journey, never forcing too much structure but always being reliable. I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank you!
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Talia S. December 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Gina provides a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in.

I have been taking singing lessons with Gina for several months now. I have always been extremely self conscious of my voice but it's something I've always wanted to conquer. Gina has done a really nice job providing a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in. I always appreciate how flexible she is with scheduling, as my hours are sometimes hard to predict. I really look forward to our time together. It's very therapeutic.
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Lara M.

New York, NY

About Lara

Hi, and welcome to my profile! I am a Manhattan based, freelance classical violinist and aerialist with a passion for teaching. A west coast transplant, I received my bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I was a student of Axel Strauss. Two years ago I moved out to New York to pursue my master's of music as a student of Hiroko Yajima at Mannes College, which I completed in 2011. I have over 20 years of ballet and dance training, and have performed professionally with Ballet Idaho and Santa Clara Ballet. Here in NY, I am an active performer and teacher of aerial skills and flexibility training. I have trained in contortion with Jonathan Nosan and Isaac Pena. In my spare time, I like to read, write, and practice aerial arts!

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Naiqiangfan March 6, 2014
Excellent violin teacher

Lara is an excellent violin teacher I ever met. She is very patient and really know your needs. She can help you overcome the hard points easily.
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SolomonD March 6, 2014
Could not ask for more!

Lara is a very personable and engaging instructor but always professional. We have had her instructing our daughter for over a year now. Lara has always been able identify and meet our daughter where ever she is. With a 5-6 year old child that is not an easy task to accomplish but she makes it look easy and natural! We are extremely happy with how our daughter is progressing with Lara.
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Naiqiang F. May 3, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
great teacher

She is excellent violin teacher and is very patient to my 7 years old daughter.
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Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI

About Kenya

I started playing music in the fourth grade. My first instrument was the cello. In fifth grade I changed my instrument to the violin and found that it was definately something I wanted to persue. A year later I started on the piano, and unlike the violin, I found that it was easier to learn it on my own. Because of that, my knowledge on the piano has been mostly self taught. I have been playing both instruments going on 16 years, and even though I did play other instruments, nothing took center stage like the piano and violin. Although I have never played in the Boston Philharmonic or London Symphony Orchestra's, nor have written or composed any CD's, doesn't mean I don't have a passion for what I do. To me, music isn't just about playing in a large orchestra or being ...

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JamesB2 December 9, 2011
Kenya C

Although, I've never met Kenya personally, my usually shy daughter has been completely comfortable around her. I a few short lessons she's already learned sooooo much. My daughter and I both look forward to more lessons from her in the very near future. Thanks TakeLessons and THANK YOU KENYA!
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MichelleC3 January 22, 2011
I wish I could have continued my lessons. Hopefully I'll be able to continue this in the future, but wanted to say that Kenya is a very kind and patient teacher, and I hope to be able to take lessons from her again when the time comes. I really liked her approach to teaching an old dog like myself.
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SarahL2 January 10, 2010
Students' mother

Kenya is a great teacher. She is very encouraging and has a good read on my 8 and 5 yr olds so as to not push too much but is by no means a push over. I like her soft spoken firm style.

Brigette C.

Miami, FL
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Vanessa G.

Philadelphia, PA
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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA
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Brigette C.

Miami, FL

Classical Ballet
Contemporary Ballet
Pas de Duex Ballet
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About Brigette

Brigette is a Freelance Dancer, Choreographer, and Performer based in Miami, FL. She received her BFA in dance (with honors, summa cum laude) from the New World School of the Arts in Miami in 2011. Brigette has been dancing professionally since 2009 and has dedicated her life since a very young age to the art of dance. Due to her extensive dance training that began in her youth, Brigette speaks the language of dance and offers a wide range of dance education services for all skill levels of dance lovers, including flexibility training, modern dance class, and much more! *** Lesson Details *** All Ages: From the basics to assistance with the most advanced of dance techniques, I can offer you extensive coaching and insights to improving your dancing abilities. If you are ...

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India B. July 13, 2014
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
I absolutely love having Brigette as my dance instructor! She is very knowledgeable, confident in her teaching, encouraging, and patient. I have learned so much in such a short period of time. I love how she creates lessons just for me and acknowledges my strengths while helping me improve my weak areas. After each lesson, I am always motivated to go home and put into practice new things she has introduced to me. Brigette has great energy and is such a great person to work with.
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Vanessa G.

Philadelphia, PA

I began dancing at the age of six and trained throughout the country at some of the best schools including The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Locally I attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where I trained under professors Wayne St. David and Shawn-Lamere Williams of Eleone Dance Theatre.

I started teaching and booked my first professional gig fifteen years ago and have been performing and sharing my experience with my students ever since. As a teacher I am passionate about proper technique and increasing the personal character of my students, but also about making class a fun,positive experience! I truly love what I do!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I cannot wait to work with you !

About Vanessa

Having been trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, African, Hip Hop Dance and Tumbling for over twenty years, I can assure you that you or your child will learn proper technique and will receive all of the physical benefits my dance, fitness and tumbling lessons have to offer ! Aside from being a lot of fun, learning these modalities increases confidence, encourages discipline and drive and optimizes flexibility, balance and strength ! I have been an instructor for over fifteen years ! Teaching is my most loved passion. Some of my professional achievements include managing the group exercise program for two of Sweat Fitness Corporation’s eight locations in the Philadelphia area, being chosen to warm up over 200 prospective Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders at their ...

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Aasiyah S. February 2, 2015
Gymnastics · In home
Vanessa is an amazing instructor she is really great with children of all ages my daughter started taking private lessons with her a few months ago. She loved it so much that she started telling her friends and before you knew it her cousins and girlfriends started joining the class she is very patient with the girls and her classes are lots of fun I even participated in a few classes myself :)
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Jade W. December 29, 2014
Tumbling · In home
Vanessa's tumbling classes have been a great addition to our school! She does a great job teaching our 2, 3 and 4 year old.
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Shanita C. December 27, 2014
Gymnastics · In home
Vanessa teachers Gymnastics to our Older Toddlers and Preschoolers. The children enjoy the activities and routines she brings to our center bi-weekly. She is very patience and active with our students. We highly recommend Vanessa's services.
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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA

Learn to dance with Ferlyn

My History of Ballet:
I have been teaching beginning and intermediate ballet for about 8 years. I am knowledgeable of both Classical (French and Russian), and Modern Ballet techniques. My main method of teaching is using Classical French Ballet and incorporate Modern Ballet movements.

My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.

With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True Inner Dancer."

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My Teaching Credits:
John Robert Powers, San Diego
Kings Dance Center

My Training Credits:
Kings Dance Center
CSU, Los Angeles | BA in ...

About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of the Method that will bring these abilities to light." - Ferlyn I believe each and every person has a unique brand of movement, understanding of music, and learning style for any dance form or instrument. Whether it is hip hop, breaking, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, dancing for a wedding, birthday, or flash mob, playing the piano, singing or even learning the theory of music or dance, I make sure to bring out the best quality within your learning, expand that knowledge and encourage you to become your fullest potential as my student. I bring a different ...

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Dena H. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ferlyn is a great teacher! She interacts well with my daughter and knows when to recognize growth and areas of improvement. My daughter and Ferlyn get along very well which is always comforting!
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Jackie J. May 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher. Jacci has progressed beyond our expectations these past 5 weeks. Highly recommend.
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Ksenya K. April 15, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thank you for being so patient and understanding with Ksenya. She gets distracted easily but you were able to keep her engaged and focused. And she absolutely loved you and the lesson, and that's what is most important to me.

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