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Nikola P.

San Francisco, CA

About Nikola

*** Travel Equipment ***
piano, body.

*** Specialties ***
With ukulele I teach a jazz theory method. Singing I can teach classical, jazz, broadway or pop. I emphasize very healthy styles of singing, and a focus on breath and body as it relates to the voice. With reading music and music theory I teach fixed and moveable do, as well as languages and singing (french,german, italian and spanish.)
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Nikola P.

Nikola P.

San Francisco, CA 94121
starting at
$70 / 30-min
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Margaret G.

San Francisco, CA

Learn how to express meaning behind the words and music of your songs so that it is believable and effective to your audience.

About Margaret

I am an opera singer who enjoys exploring all styles of vocal expression. I perform and teach in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. My greatest passion is helping others learn how to sing and find their voice. I believe with the right instruction and determination anyone has the ability to sing!

I teach using a mixture of classical technique, voice science and medicine, sound healing, and the Somatic Voicework™ - The Lovetri Method. I teach any style that interests the student, such as musical theater, pop/rock, jazz, blues, and opera. I believe that learning how to sing is not on
ly fun and energizing, but also increases confidence, improves general music skills, and develops mind/body coordination skills.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons consist of breath and body work, vocal warm-ups and exercises, followed by in-depth work on songs.

These skills can help any singer become more aware of their voice and how their body works as an instrument. Students are trained, like an athlete, to build up vocal strength and stamina to sing songs and styles of their choice.

In addition to private lessons I also host biannual student voice recitals. Performing in the recitals is not required but encouraged. This is a great opportunity for students to gain performance experience and sing in front of family and friends!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate music room with mirror, chairs, music stand, and keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I use a 76 key Yamaha Keyboard at my home studio. I encourage the student to provide any kind of piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys if wanting lessons from their home.
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Gabi B. February 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I had only 3 lessons with Margaret, so although it is a bit premature for a review, (and I am sure she is well worth a five star), I want to say that she is wonderful. She has good knowledge of voice training and technique for improving. She has new ideas and always prepared for what I am looking for in a lesson. Thanks Margaret.
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Robin W. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent

Margaret is a skilled and encouraging teacher. She is always enthusiastic, upbeat and engaged. She offers a variety of ideas and physical demonstrations to illustrate what needs to be learned. I am so grateful to have found her! I could not ask for anyone better.
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Cheryl S. February 11, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
LOVE LOVE LOVE HER

Margaret is such a good teacher!!! My daughter has been going to her for a month now and she looks forward for her lessons every week!! My daughter has learned a lot. She puts fun in her teaching and my daughter enjoys it every week. I have no regrets in choosing her!!
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Margaret G.

Margaret G.

San Francisco, CA 94103
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Ben B.

Emeryville, CA

About Ben

With a degree in Vocal Performance from University of Michigan, I have a great deal of performance experience in opera, theatre, rock, jazz, and other styles. Lessons will be fun, engaging and effective! It all starts with the first one.

*** Lesson Details ***
With vocal lessons we can start from the very beginning or jump in with whatever training you've already had. If you love to sing classical music we can focus on classical technique. If you don't care for it much and just want to sing jazz, that we can do! If you love it all and you're not sure what you want to sing, we'll explore it al
l together. We will find an exciting pace and engaging lesson plan suited too your needs.

With acting and performance lessons, we will focus on your personal goals as a performer or public speaker and work to improve your speaking technique, your acting abilities and your communication skills. It's all about you!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable keyboard I can bring to you for our lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Vocal technique, musicianship, performance, dialects, language diction
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Nancy S. January 29, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
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Ben is an excellent instructor as he presents theoretical and vocal methods in a very tangible, practical way! My son has had three lessons as of today, and we have already seen much improvement in his singing! We are looking forward to my son's future lessons! We highly recommend Ben to anyone who is interested in learning how to sing.
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Ben B.

Emeryville, CA 94608
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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William B.

San Francisco, CA

A student of mine can expect a caring and honest approach to the development of particular acting skills from comedy (slapstick) to tragedy. The history of the art will be stressed; exercise come second. I have played in the fields of Hollywood which has given me an understanding of the rigors of job search and the need for a positive attitude when searching for work as an actor.

About William

I've spent most of my life in the performing arts either on stage as actor & director, as voice over in film & video, as well as constant work at the writing desk. I love and respect actors. To seriously address yourself to the art and discipline of acting is no easy task. In a way you must become a psychologist, historian, and an overall lover of humanity.
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William B.

William B.

San Francisco, CA 94123
starting at
$60 / 30-min
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Durand G.

Daly City, CA

Great acting is a step by step process that involves learning what the top tools are and how to use them. Acting is learning how to understand yourself as you discover the techniques that form the process of creating living characters on stage or screen. How do you relax and concentrate, how do you discover the meaning and purpose of a scene, what are the six questions and how are they used to create truthful characters?

About Durand

Durand – Actor, Director, Educator, and Fight Choreographer, earned his MA in Drama from San Francisco State University and has appeared in film and on stages both in the Bay Area and in Santa Fe, NM (where he lived for three and half years). He was a founding member of New City Theatre of Berkeley, CA and a co-founder of Luminarias Theatre Company in San Francisco. He has taught acting and given acting workshops at St. John's University, NM, Mission Cultural Center, and New College of California. Currently he teaches Stage Combat at The Academy of Art University. His acting career spans over
thirty years, it includes a national tour with Teatro de la Esperanza as well as work in film and theatre.
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Durand G.

Durand G.

Daly City, CA 94014
starting at
$65 / 60-min

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