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Holly T.

Seattle, WA

I primarily teach a blend of West African dances and hip-hop. I began teaching in 2012 and have worked in Seattle area gyms and have traveled to Southern Mexico to teach as well.

My dance curriculum is built on teaching a strong basic step and fundamentals of rhythms in music. My main goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for students to express themselves through movement.

About Holly

I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for eight years. I was employed at The West Side Music Academy for over three years and am currently working on a Bachelors in Music Education at Seattle Pacific University. I am a huge believer in being a lifelong student! I have continued my music education throughout my adult life and have studied Jazz, Opera, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Soul, and Folk. As a pianist I began individual instruction at age 14, and have studied Jazz with Darius Willrich, Ryan Burns, Dan Kramlich and Mar
k Samson.

I began singing and playing piano at age 5. I have been involved in school and church choirs including The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Seattle Pacific University Women's Choir, and The Spokane Area Children's Chorus. Musical productions include Grease, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, and Les Miserables. I have been a featured soloist in ensembles throughout my life. I also performed in the Jazz Ensemble at Seattle Central Community College for three years as a vocalist and pianist.

I have an extensive background as a performer in small and large bands in the Seattle area. I have played in various venues throughout the area including Benaroya Hall, McCall Hall, Tula's Nightclub, and the Nectar Lounge to name a few. I have also worked as a studio musician with various electronic music producers and bands.

I also study and teach West African dance and have traveled to Guinea, Conakry to study dance and music with Les Ballets African a premier African dance ensemble that tours the world. I also spent the summer of 2012 working with a non-profit organization in Chiapas, Mexico teaching music and dance to kids k-12 in the Indigenous Village of Ignacio Allende.

*** Lesson Details ***
As your teacher I can help you thrive in music. I promise to provide a fun learning experience with lots of laughs and smiles. My number one goal is to help build a love and passion for music and boost student's confidence. I understand and appreciate different levels of experience and make sure to cater the lesson to the individual. Whether my students are young or old; whether they view voice or piano lessons as a just-for-fun hobby; or whether they wish to pursue a serious music career - I am happy to facilitate all of this and more, as we work together to reach their goals.

My musical foundation is one built on proper technique and strong musicianship skills. Students will learn proper posturing, breathing, and vocal production- in addition to reading and music notation, music theory and more. As students master these techniques I will work to help them bring out their own voice and creative expression. We will explore music from a variety of genres including Jazz, Classical, Pop/Rock, and more. Each of my students will be able to perform in ways that are not only healthy and technically sound but unique to them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In the studio I have an acoustic upright piano, shakers, tambourines, and a library of music books. The studio is also used for dance lessons and has hardwood floors and mirrors. There is also a waiting room area for parents to sit and listen in during lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books, metronome, and keyboard stand. Students are expected to have a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, RnB, and Broadway style singing. I use an eclectic approach to teaching.
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Rachel S. June 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Rachel likes it. We practiced last night. Castle in the Clouds. I think she will warm up.

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Mandy S. April 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We love Holly's enthusiasm and skill as a teacher.
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Xing G. December 7, 2014
Singing · In home
As a student, I take vocal and piano lessons from Holly. I look forward to our lessons each week and I love the kind of flexibility she gives me. I often find myself motivated by her lessons to practice on my own.
She has introduced a lot of new music to me this year--some music which I didn't think I liked!
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Holly T.

Holly T.

Seattle, WA 98102
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Krista J.

Renton, WA

About Krista

Hello! Thanks for checking out my page! My name is Krista, and I'm a musical theatre actress and teacher. I grew up in Renton and attended the University of Washington, where I earned my BA in Theatre and a minor in Education. Since then, I have gone on to perform in many of Seattle's best theatres, including Seattle Musical Theatre, Lyric Light Opera, At the Ridge Theatre, Second Story Repertory, and The 5th Avenue. I love performing and believe that there is nothing like being onstage and making an audience feel something through your performance!

I have been teaching for many years
at various theatre intensives and summer camps and currently teach dance, acting, and voice at two schools in the Renton area. I love people and love interacting with all ages! It is a joy to be able to pass on skills that bring me so much happiness to those who are younger or just entering the exciting world of performance! I especially enjoy doing one-on-one audition prep to make sure that that monologue or song you are going to try out with is in solid shape!

Please contact me to let me know what kind of training you are looking for (whether it be a focus on dance, audition prep, voice, etc.), and we can talk about what our lessons would entail and how I could help to best meet your interests. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Hayley S. May 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Krista is very positive, helpful and encouraging. I only had one lesson so far but I feel she is a great fit.
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Krista J.

Krista J.

Renton, WA 98055
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jean J.

Seattle, WA

I can teach ballet, modern and improvisational dance.

About Jean

My B.A. in English form Yale and twelve plus years of teaching and tutoring experience in language arts, literature, SAT verbal test preparation and college and graduate school essay writing offers highly-attuned, focused coaching as well as dramatic and speedy results. I work in a highly attuned manner to help gifted, highly sensitive, as well as special needs students reach their academic and personal goals. I work with students with cultural identity issues, including transnational Asian adoptees, bi-racial and bi-cultural students, as well as those on the autism spectrum.
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Kristina M. January 2, 2015
SAT · In studio
Verified Student
I found Jean to be very engaging and helpful, she was always willing to explain errors to me until I was actually able to understand what I did wrong. She not only helped me address the problems I had with the SAT, but also any anxiety behind it. Now I feel calmer and more prepared to face the SAT!
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Jean J.

Jean J.

Seattle, WA 98119
(1)
starting at
$75 / 30-min
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Susan C.

Sammamish, WA

Exercise as fun? You bet!

*A fusion of Dance Arts, Healing Arts, and Martial Arts, Nia is about you and your body – feeling at home with it whatever your shape, size or fitness level. Set to great music, Nia routines are choreographed yet focused on your body's unique way of moving with joy.

*MELT Method is a series of simple self-treatment techniques that help to addresses common imbalances while relieving stuck-stress from daily living, injury or repetitive use.

Using specialized soft foam MELT rollers and/or small MELT Hand and Foot Technique balls, you will learn self-care techniques to find greater alignment, balance, and mobility.

No pain, all gain - and your dance will be greatly enhanced!

About Susan

My name is Susan C. My business is "Subundance, and I work and play with kids, elders, and everyone in-between.

I love to dance. As a dancer, I love learning about techniques that help me to move with more ease and joy... and then sharing those tools with others!

Nia and The MELT Method Nia tools toward transformation that have helped me to feel more fit every year. I teach both modalities in both private and group settings.

Exercise as fun? You bet! I look forward to helping you reach your goals.

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Here’s what folks are saying about my classes, workshops & private
sessions:

“This was the best hour and a half that I have spent in a long time. Susan is well informed, professional and very enthusiastic about teaching the MELT Method Intro to Hand and Foot Techniques. Her class presentation was energized, well organized and her sense of humor made for an awesome event. I am looking forward to taking her MELT Roller class!" - DL

"I took the hand and foot workshop with you a few weeks ago, and my feet have not hurt since then! I've been practicing the MELT techniques every other day since the class. It's hard to believe that has taken me from constant foot pain to no foot pain! Looking forward to another great class with you! -DH

“Great workshop yesterday. I am so glad I came! The true test was how I felt this morning. I feel great! I am sold.” -BK

"What I was hoping to get from [a similar] workshop, I got from yours. When I practiced last night it was helpful that you were so thorough. I could hear your directions as I was practicing.” -JA

"The session was terrific!! There are no words to adequately tell you the difference it made. I want to see how I feel tomorrow and then I plan to start a daily program. I told my husband about it and I am encouraging him to call you for a private session." -LH

“You are an excellent instructor. It would be great to take another class from you.” -VC

"I can't wait to take my next session with you." -RF
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Susan C.

Susan C.

Sammamish, WA 98074
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$50 / 30-min
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Sharon L.

Seattle, WA

My life goal is to bring as many people as possible to enjoy moving and dancing. I believe that everyone should have danced in his/her life.
I am also a dog-lover, and own a German Shepherd puppy in my backyard. I hold a dance party every Saturday and Sunday to teach my dance combinations, while, at the same time, my dance students could bring their dogs to our backyard to play together for 2 house under the control of my boyfriend. Just come and visit with your little being together!

About Sharon

Sharon was born and raised in Zibo, Shandong, China. At the age of nineteen, she came to Seattle and started her undergraduate study at the University of Washington, Bothell. In her second year of university, she decided to give up her accounting major, chose dance as her future career, and then transferred to the University of Washington, Seattle to pursue a dance major. At the same time, she started her Sttot Pilates Instructor program at bodycenter studio in Seattle, and started to add Pilates classes to her dance group. The welcoming and respectful environment at the UW and Seattle changed
her teaching style. All of her teaching experience are bilingual (Chinese and English).
Her life goal is to bring as many people as possible to enjoy moving and dancing. She believes that everyone should have danced in his/her life.
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Sharon L.

Sharon L.

Seattle, WA 98125
starting at
$18 / 45-min

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