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Jenny J.
Lawndale, California
Salsa Dancing Lessons for Anyone from a Highly-Ranked Dance Instructor
Latin genres such as Salsa, Bachta, Cha-cha, Merengue. Also provide wedding choreography for Father-Daughter dance, or first couple's dances.
About Jenny J.

Music Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. She has performed in two solo recitals and has performed biannually with the Beverly Hills Chamber Orchestra. Jenny has participated in the Frederic Chopin Felix Mendelssohn Minifest 2005 and has regularly performed at the Colburn School of Performing Arts from 2003 - 2008. Jenny was also a part of the Goldcoast Chamber Music Festival and was awarded the second prize at the Chamber Music Walker Competition. She has excellent communication skills and has worked as an assistant to the Program Coordinator at Montecito Summer Music Festival while also participating as a performer. In addition to her musical abilities, Jenny has received many academic honors as well. She is a member of the Agoura High Chapter of the California Scholarship and is also on the Dean’s List at the University of Southern California. She graduated from USC with a BA in Music and emphasis on Piano. *** Lesson Details *** Music As a teacher, I try to make music learning as fun and well-rounded as possible. Every student is unique, and I try my best to accommodate every individual's needs. I encourage students to always ask questions, no matter how silly it might sound, and to trust me to help you achieve your goals. I encourage students to tell me their favorite songs and genre of music and use the knowledge to help keep them motivated, to remind them that learning is fun. For all ages and levels, I prefer to incorporate music theory as part of the learning process. It allows the student to see the how and why, to not only feel music but also understand it. If your goal is primarily playing oriented, I will, of course, adjust my teaching style to fit your needs. I learn something new from every student, love seeing my students improve and gain confidence in themselves. I ask that students come with an open mind and be prepared to make mistakes because no piece is perfect and neither are lessons. Lessons give you the opportunity to make mistakes without judgement. You can trust me to always have a positive attitude, it is OK to make mistakes, but practice to play better, and enjoy the feedback to see yourself improve! Learning piano does not happen in a few lessons and is a lifelong rewarding process. I hope to see you treat music with respect, so let's make beautiful music together! Dance I also provide choreography for wedding dances (couples, father/daughter). My main focus is on the social aspect of Latin dancing, such as salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha. Thus, I will only take students who are able to go out dancing to studios, restaurants, and clubs, meaning 18+ individuals or groups. Every week, I will provide new, cool, and stimulating choreography that supplements technique while developing your own unique style. I love to see my students out on the dance floor, implementing moves learned and having fun! Dancing is a healthy, joyful activity. Get ready for a confidence boost and let's get your heart pumping! *** Studio Equipment *** Music - Upright piano and teaching/practice materials. Dance - Music playing device, tile or laminate. *** Travel Equipment *** Music - Student should have a keyboard or piano and practice related materials. Dance - Ladies should have secure, comfortable heels. Gentlemen should wear non-rubber soled shoes. Preferably wood or laminate floor. Carpet is ok but will have a harder time developing technique. Also should have some sort of stereo or speaker system, a computer is OK if it is loud. *** Specialties *** Piano: All Ages and All Levels. Classically trained. Encourage students to incorporate favorite songs/genres of music be it rock, pop, jazz, etc. Dance: Wedding dances and Latin styles for social dancing, such as salsa, bachata, merengue, & cha-cha. Personal choreography based on routine moves augmented by current trends. Tutoring: elementary to middle school subjects. study skills, hw help.

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BA in Music with emphasis on Piano Performance

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Starting a new instrument as an adult is not easy but Jenny was extremely patient and encouraging. I'm already looking forward to my upcoming lessons!!

Posted Dec 21, 2022
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5 stars!!! I highly recommend for people who have zero to no experience dancing like myself. Jenny makes it so easy and enjoyable to learn

Posted Jul 25, 2022
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Jenny is a wonderful, patient, gentle and positive human being and instructor. She was the perfect match for my young daughter just learning piano for the first time. My daughter connected with her quickly and looked up to her. She made learning piano fun and engaging. After 9 months of weekly lessons, my daughter chose to take a break to focus on her schooling but we hope to reconnect with Jenny in the future! Overall, our experience was extremely positive.

Posted Nov 7, 2021
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Sep 2012 - Present
Self-employed
Music Jenny started teaching neighborhood kids while she was in high school and has continued to inspire her students throughout her academic studies. She strives to make every lesson different, tailored to individual student’s needs, whether he or she is a beginning toddler or in need of advanced technique. Dance Jenny has always had a passion for the performing arts. During her years at USC, she discovered Latin dancing. She has performed, choreographed, and taught for USC's Latin dance team Break On 2 and is still involved. She has participated and performed at numerous salsa and bachata festivals/congresses.
BA in Music with emphasis on Piano Performance
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
University of Southern California (USC) Thorton School of Music
Solo & Chamber Piano, Theory
Jun 2002 - Jun 2008
Colburn School of Music
English
Native Proficiency
Korean
Professional Proficiency

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Instructor details
Dance
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, CA
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$65
60 minutes
$80
90 minutes
$110
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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