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Oakland, CA
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New York, NY
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Philadelphia, PA
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Gina B. Oakland, CA

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

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 take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I am a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world ...

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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.
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.
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.

Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA
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April M.

Portland, OR
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Ashley Y.

Sudbury, MA
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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."

**Sorry, NO POINTE Training**

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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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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Jesse M. January 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 9 year old son has taken piano lessons with Ferlyn since September and she has been absolutely fantastic! He has gotten so much better since that time. Ferlyn is very good about rewarding and stern (not mean) when she needs to be. She has lots of patience. I've never seen her get frustrated or irritated with my son, which says a lot. Most of all my son really likes her!!!!

We are blessed to have two really great music teachers. Don't hesitate to signup for any of her lessons!
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Hanam D. September 3, 2014
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
I was able to book incredible dance lessons with Ferlyn at the last minute for my friends who needed dance lessons for their wedding. Here is what they had to say:

"We had a little over a week before our wedding and needed to figure out our first dance. We went to Ferlyn for dance lessons. In 5 sessions we had our first dance down! She helped us build confidence in our dance. She is extremely professional and helpful. She allowed us to change up some moves and suggested new moves that would improve our style. We learned a lot of new techniques with great insight. Our first dance went really well and we definitely recommend her!" - Dang & Niki

I've received glowing reviews from them about that experience ever since, and they'll be cherishing that memory forever. I will continue to recommend Ferlyn for my other friends from now on! She won't let you down!
April M. Portland, OR

I've been dancing ballet for over 20 years, trained in the R.A.D ballet system, and Cecchetti technique, but most recently and most extensively in the Vaganova method. I teach all levels and all ages, from toddlers to adults, beginning through advanced. I set out to de-mystify this style of dance; to make it approachable and enjoyable no matter what my students' goals and interests are. I worked for years in a dance supply store as the primary pointe shoe fitter and was sought out in the area for my expertise, skill, and personalized care to each dancer, primarily first time pointe students. I have years of experience in helping aspiring ballerinas to develop the strength and coordination necessary for successful pointe work.

About April

I am completely dedicated to helping my students find their body's full potential. I love exploring ways to work with each person's anatomy and make a technique, a movement, really work for the individual. I graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Marygrove College in Detroit and also hold the certification of Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher 200 Hour Training. I'm very focused on alignment and anatomy, and helping my students to really understand their bodies and how to use them for maximum performance and healthful longevity.

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Carol F. September 4, 2014
Yoga · In studio
April really knows her stuff. I have seen her dance, and do yoga before. It wasn't till I took one of her classes that I knew she truly loved what she was doing. She is a great teacher. Before her class I have never taken a yoga class, now I take one once a week at a local studio. She is a great influence on everyone she teaches, and is very good with beginners, as well as all levels. I loved her flow class, and if I had fast enough internet I would pay for Skype lessons from her.
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Matthew A. August 30, 2014
Yoga · In home
April provides the proper guidance to achieve what you want to achieve in a comfortable environment. I tend to do yoga by myself which is great, but when there's a new moving isomer that I want to learn, having someone there who knows what they're doing is key.
The over all feeling of comfort and non-judgement is what I read from when April is teaching and this provides a great experience.
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Laurie A. August 30, 2014
Yoga · In studio
April is a great yoga teacher! She has the patience for a beginner, but I've seen her make even most advanced students sweat. Her classes are always different and I can count on them to be challenging knowing that I'll leave feeling relaxed and completely blissful each and every time. April's soothing and calming voice guides me back into reality and I love her playlists. I would definitely recommend her.
Ashley Y. Sudbury, MA

Private coaching in Ballet Dance. Please have a location with a hard surface floor for us to conduct the lesson. No in-studio available.

About Ashley

Ashley has been teaching Voice since upon graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre from Pace University in New York City in 2008. She is qualified and capable of teaching all levels and abilities, including: Musical Theatre, Classical, Rock/Pop, and Blues/Jazz. She is comfortable teaching all levels of Vocal study, from the absolute beginner to the advanced singer. Ashley is also a trained Pianist with classical training, and is capable of teaching levels Beginner through Intermediate. Ashley's first instrument was the guitar, and teaches acoustic and electric guitar for levels Beginner to Intermediate. Ashley has performed all over New England and beyond since a very young age, making her professional debut at the Publick Theatre of Boston at the tender age ...

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Gretchen D. November 25, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
We've been so happy with Ashley for the first couple of months of guitar lessons. She's very professional and my daughter loves going every week.
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John D. September 15, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have enjoyed my lessons with Ashley because:

1. Pace of instruction is perfect for my level (beginner) and available practice time (limited).
2. Ashley isn't simply teaching me how to play a song; rather she is improving my technique in this critical period where bad habits can still be changed.
3. Always on time (granted instruction is at her location but none the less this is appreciated).

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