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Michelle A.

New York, NY

About michelle

Hello Students!
Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition/performance I will help you achieve your goals-- and with a smile the entire time!

My name is Michelle and I have been dancing since I was seven years old. I was one of two graduates to earn my Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance/Dance Teaching from Columbia College Chicago in 2011.

I have worked throughout NYC the past 5 years as a professional modern dancer and dance teacher, at NYC's most prestigious institutions. My classes range anywhere from intro to ballet to creative
movement. And with my strong classical training I'm sure to help with your turns and jumps! BUT do not fear... for my absolute beginners- If I can get a classroom of two year olds to move in the same direction I promise to be able to help you!

I currently work for American Ballet Theatre in development, where I help make all other dancer's dreams come true. When I am not teaching/tutoring/working at ABT, I am busy being a student of my own all over New York City. I love taking class at studios such as Steps on Broadway, Gina Gibney Dance Center, Peridance and Broadway Dance Center. It is here where I trained with the country's greatest dance teachers/choreographers to continue my never ending training in dance techniques and developments.

As a professional dancer, I understand the rigor that it takes to achieve your goals- That's why I work with my students one on one to achieve them! I have had the honor of training with the greatest dancers in the business to help me achieve my goals such as David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Alexandra Beller, Kendra Portier, and Oliver Steele.

Dancing and teaching dance are my greatest passions in life and I want to share them with students of all ages from 18 months to 100 years old!

Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope to teach you soon!
Michelle

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition I will help you achieve those goals and with a smile the entire time!

I believe it is important to build a relationship between teacher and student or parent, teacher and student to develop a curriculum that best benefits you or your child. Each lesson is specially designed to achieve your personal goals in whatever style of dance you decide!

Come dance with me and we can fulfill those life long dreams of learning to dance and work towards a healthy and happy life!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am happy to rent a professional studio space for you to enhance your private dance lesson. A studio space will provide us with ample room and proper flooring that is designed to dance on as well as mirrors to help you learn. These professional studios are scarce and must be booked well in advance. There also will be an increase in lesson price for these lessons to cover cost of the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I come fully equipped with portable, wireless speakers and an iPod. I'm also happy to take music request or happy to use your iPod/iPhone as well!

*** Specialties ***
Modern, Jazz, Ballet
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Rachele R. March 3, 2014
Dance
Talented and passionate teacher

Michelle is the total package when looking for a dance teacher. Not only does she have a passion for dance and passing this on to her students. She is extremely professional. Her years of experience and study are evident in the way she approaches teaching. Michelle knows how the body works, and is able to explain things in a way that make sense to her students. I always have fun working with Michelle. She is a constant motivator. I feel like a more confident dancer having worked with Michelle. It truly is a gift.
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Debby M. February 26, 2014
Dance
Talented, knowledgeable, friendly

Michelle is a fabulous dance teacher. She is always enthusiastic, passionate and approachable. A delight to work with, she will make you feel comfortable regardless of your skill level. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!
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Jaclyn B. February 26, 2014
Dance
Amazing!

I have been dancing with Michelle for over 10 years. Michelle is professional and talented and just really awesome! If you want to take class from someone who will take the time to make sure you do your best, take from Michelle!
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Michelle A.

Michelle A.

New York, NY 10009
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Joseph M.

Huntington Station, NY

About Joseph

Local tutor;

Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.

My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current

clients), full of success story after success story!

22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students

into All-County,

All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nys
sma level 6 score of 100.

I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.

My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won Grammys.........

I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....

I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.

I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
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Dana September 18, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Very professional and thorough!
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louis R. August 9, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
First lesson with my grandson. My grandson enjoyed it. Joseph was very professional.
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Joshua W. April 19, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We couldn't be more pleased and thrilled to have discovered Dr. Merkel. He is committed, gifted, firm, yet kind,
with my son. Thank you Dr. Joe!!!
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Joseph M.

Joseph M.

Huntington Station, NY 11746
(10)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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William P.

Waterbury, CT

About William

Hello everyone. I have a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Valley Forge Christian College and I have been performing since I was three years old. I play several instruments and have learned the key skills needed to be a successful musician in any genre. With five years teaching experience and a willingness to learn, I have discovered new ways to help my students become better musicians. I can show you the ways to hone your skills through different drills and practice strategies. Also, I can teach you ways to keep your instrument working at top shape by keeping your physical health in
good condition. I want to teach you what you want to know with a little push to expand your abilities. I can also give you great tips ln running, and help you with your biblical studies. I hope to hear from you soon.
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Rhian A. January 17, 2017
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking lessons with Will for just over a year. I am amazed by the progress she has made. The goals she set a year ago were easily attained with Will's guidance and training. In addition, he is incredible flexible, kind and compassionate.
We look forward to the growth we know our daughter will achieve in the coming year working with Will.
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Erica P. August 26, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
William is very pleasant and welcoming. His method of teaching is exactly what I have been looking for. Can't wait for the next lesson.
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Erica P. August 26, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
William is very pleasant and welcoming. His method of teaching is exactly what I have been looking for. Can't wait for the next lesson.
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William P.

William P.

Waterbury, CT 06710
(8)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Liam M.

Woodside, NY

About Liam

Liam is a certified Tai Chi instructor by Master Jesse Tsao (12th Generation Chen style lineage) of Tai Chi HealthWays, San Diego CA. Liam is a certified Qi Gong instructor by Master Tina Zhang of Wu Tang Physical Culture Association. He is also a certified Yoga instructor.
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rick August 30, 2016
Tai Chi Chuan · Online
Verified Student
Did an excellent job explaining the movements. Made sure not to exceed the student's capabilities.
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Michelle April 15, 2016
Tai Chi Chuan · In studio
I have been taking Liam's Tai Chi/ Qi Gong class for nearly two years now. He is a dynamic teacher that is sensitive to different types of learning paces and styles (both eastern and western) and employs both in his classes. His explanations are simple and he always relates the movement back to its origin as a martial arts defense/offensive move which helps one establish the intention behind the movement. I have learned yang short form and chen style short form from him. I would highly recommend that you take his class if you are interested in beginning or continuing a tai chi practice. Through my practice I have found a healthy way to manage stress and anxiety.
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Sara February 19, 2016
Tai Chi Chuan · In studio
Great music and a lovely fusion of yoga/tai chi! Liam is a down to earth teacher with genuine passion and wisdom of martial arts, yoga and eastern culture!
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Liam M.

Liam M.

Woodside, NY 11377
(4)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Andree K.

Bronx, NY

About Andree

20 years experience as a coach, swim and triathlon instructor. Currently provide private and group lessons, work in Dolphinswimclub NYC, Old Westburry CUNY college.
Many locations: NYC, Long Island, Yonkers, White Plains.
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Andree K.

Andree K.

Bronx, NY 10475
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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