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William C.

Goodyear, AZ

Have over 30 years in teaching in public schools. Have taught and I am teaching all band instruments at all levels as well as Drama.

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Sasha Z. March 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I am very impressed with Williams teaching methods and I believe he genuinely cares about my musical success. He goes above and beyond to help me out and is very knowledgeable in his craft. Also, he is very patient as well. I am very pleased with William as my guitar teacher.
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Kristi B. October 30, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Our son is taking trumpet lessons with William & is learning rhythm, etc. Those things he didn't get in Kansas; the elementary school students learned just the basics. We know the kids have to start somewhere, but we're so glad our son is learning things he won't find in school. William has an impressive teaching background; it blows my mind that he can play all of these instruments!
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Jerry D. July 7, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
I've had 3 lessons with Bill. He is very knowledgeable and believes in teaching the basics of music so that you have a better understanding of how it all goes together. It is a great pleasure to work with him and I expect to do so for a long time. By the way I am nearly 78 years old and have played the clarinet off and on since I was in 5th grade. And now I am being taught the foundation of music for the first time which I have always needed. It is going to make my appreciation of playing so much greater in the future.
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William C.

William C.

Goodyear, AZ 85338
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Larry P.

Cave Creek, AZ

All levels of acting and directing for the stage and/or screen taught. From a video presentation for your boss to the community stage, to that professional audition.

About Larry

***My Takelessons Blog Posts:***
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My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago, lived for awhile near Seattle, and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have two Master's Degrees in Education (MAEd in Higher Ed. and Teaching and Learning with Technology) and am working on another M.A. currently in History. I have a tutoring business of my own, working with excellent education partners like Takelessons.

My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and most of my specializati
on is geared in three arenas:

1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, Oriental, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science).

2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the research for them), essays, creative writing - everything to do with papers you ever wanted to know.

3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including the aforementioned Will Shakespeare.

***My Promise to You***

I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach "to the test", I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking questions, answering questions, and sorting out still more questions.

***My Expectation of You***

That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, come with not just the willingness to learn and have fun, but the expectation to do both.

***Lesson Details***

*The Humanities*
The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.

*Papers*
Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.

*Drama*
I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.
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Deanna G. June 7, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Larry went out of his way to accommodate my daughter at a last minute for a coaching session . He took the time with my daughter to go over her lines and build her confidence . We will def be using Ladry again . Thank you
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Eric B. April 4, 2016
Writing · In studio
Verified Student
Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring.
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Eric B. April 4, 2016
Writing · In studio
Verified Student
Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring.
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Larry P.

Larry P.

Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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$21 / 30-min
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Katheryn M.

Mesa, AZ

Private lessons are focused on building self/stage confidence, enhancing memorization skills, bringing expression and emotion into monologues, character/persona building and more. that serves to their pace and learning style, with songs they like.

About Katheryn

Katheryn is an accomplished pianist/singer (competitively training and performing for over 12 years). She has been teaching private piano/vocal lessons since 2012 – opening her practice to beginners and intermediate students – and eventually joined the East Valley Rocks family in early 2014. There she started the “East Valley Kids Choir” group, organized several summer theater camps and classes, and also began to learn the basics of sound recording and engineering. She has taught multiple choir classes within East Valley schools (including East Valley High School and Bella Vista Prep), in addi
tion to performing piano and vocals on stage – locally and across the states. Katheryn also has a background in the piano industry, giving her the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of the piano business and to learn about the instruments needed to succeed.

Her lessons are structured to accommodate each individuals learning styles. With a classical base, Katheryn is able to provide an extensive theory education for each student in a format they will engage in and fully embrace with confidence. Her unique lesson styles and techniques will keep all children/adults enthusiastic and inspired to expand their music knowledge and keep practicing! Katheryn is currently exploring a variety of universities and colleges to pursue a higher musical education.
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Katheryn M.

Katheryn M.

Tempe, AZ 85283
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kat G.

Phoenix, AZ

Over 20 years of experience. I have a unique way of teaching. I can relate on many levels. Check out my FB photos....Kathleen Butler Gravatt...

About Kat

Hi, there! My name is Kathleen Butler Gravatt and I am a Veteran Actress. I adore teaching and my methods are unique, fun and personalized. I went to ASU and earned a degree in Speech Communications and Secondary Education in 1984. I continued to earn a Master's Degree in Acting working with Tony Award Winning Professionals.Only 8 of us were selected from across the country for this exclusive program.I am experienced in Acting, Creating the Character, Comedy, Diction, Public Speaking, Auditioning, MONOLOGUES!! , Stage Fright, Commercials,Acting for Singing, Improv, Contemporary to the Classics
, Stage Movement, etc.I can come to you, Skype,...we can find a space. Check out my photos on FB. Everyone calls me KAT
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Kat G.

Kat G.

Phoenix, AZ 85021
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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April F.

Fountain Hills, AZ

Experienced acting teacher (theatre, on-camera and voice) of 20 plus years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so you will building a strong foundation of skills, from acting, camera and voice technique to auditions, in order for the student to be competitive. I want students to grow as artists and feel confident.

About April

MFA in Interdisciplinary Theatre Arts. Have been a professional actor and voice over artist (including DJ) for over 30 years and teaching for over 20 years. Teaching background includes all Modern Theatre techniques, on-camera work, Shakespearean Acting and Language Driven Text and voice. Studied at Circle in the Square and the Actors Space in New York and Royal National Theatre Studio in London, UK. Member AEA, SAG/AFTRA.
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Sala July 22, 2016
Voice Acting · In studio
Verified Student
April is the real deal! She is very knowledgeable and has years of experience and continues to work in the field. She is able to explain things clearly and help you master the techniques you need to hone your craft and make you very marketable. I would certainly recommend her and return for refreshers.
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April F.

Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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$65 / 60-min

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