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Sasha C.

31 Reviews
Hendersonville, TN
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English, Russian
  • Awarded 3rd Place Professional Rhythm from Fred Astair
  • Business Administration from Bucks County Community College
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Sasha C.

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Enjoy an hour of upbeat, exercise filled dancing. I would love to share my passion with you.

Between my 8 years of latin ballroom experience and training in bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and aerial arts, I bring a fusion of different dance background to each lesson.

I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions, and have been teaching dance for 10 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 10 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Carla B.
Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!
Star P.
Sasha was wonderful to work with!
Darlene W.
Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!
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Jerry S.

15 Reviews
Goodlettsville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Dean's List from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Jerry S.

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Use of method books, classical, popular and jazz songbooks.
Use of free websites to access chord charts, lyrics and video tutorials. Learn your favorite songs.

About Jerry

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry S. and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. As a performer, I have shared the stage with such recording artists as Herbie (Watermelon Man) H., Mary Wells, Jessie

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Hudson
Excellent instructor. Patient and personable with children and new learners.
Chris
Jerry is the greatest, with a particularly wonderful way of inspiring children with a fun and humorous spirit, alleviating anxiety, while promoting them to learn skills both concretely and even abstractly. Finding him on here, and experiencing his giftedness in teaching my nine-year-old daughter was a godsend. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
john
Jerry is great teacher with a wonderful manner about him. I don't think it matters whether you are young or not so young. Obviously Knowledgeable and caters to your level of ability. I made a great choice in learning from him.
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Julie L.

101 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $33
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julie L.

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General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy

Combine subjects for a price break. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring TIME desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

About Julie

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise i

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Hayes H.

10 Reviews
Hendersonville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded Cleveland Free Times Hard Rock Band of the Year from Cleveland Free Times
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Hayes H.

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Saxophone is my first instrument. I have soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and am especially partial to the tenor.

About Hayes

I've played sax for 27 years, bass for 22, and taught many students and performed with a variety of acts. I studied music and education at Kent State University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in 2006. Musical instruction is therapeutic for some, for for others it can be a journey to some destination

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Sans
He is squidward
Jennifer S.
Hayes is super helpful and encouraging. I walked in feeling a little intimidated because I haven't really played in 30 years. He made me feel very comfortable and motivated. Good first lesson.
George
As a middle-aged guy who has played drums all my life, I wanted to add the bass guitar to my repertoire. Hayes is exactly the right guy and was able to show me how to get off to a quick start and then be able to add to my skills as I keep playing. I would recommend him highly!
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Melissa A.

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Lebanon, TN
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Robin Nell Dickerson Award from Vanderbilt University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Melissa A.

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Whether you want to learn to fingerpick Blackbird by the Beatles or strum basic chords to play your favorite songs, in our lessons you will learn everything from the anatomy of the guitar, how to hold it, to tips and tricks to build up calluses. Learning guitar can be challenging because of the initial learning curve (it can really hurt your fingers!), but in your first lesson, you will be strumming chords, within a couple of weeks (or faster!) you will be ready to play four-chord songs.

Your lessons will be customized to whatever your goals are, whether that be singing while playing guitar, performing, or writing songs.

About Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa, and above all, I want my students to love music. Whether you have been singing for years, or you are just trying it out, I will help customize your lessons so that you can learn exactly what it is you are interested in. My students will learn proper breathing, posture, vo

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Hannah
I have learned so much from Melissa, not only about improving my singing and learning how to use my air better, but I have also grown so much more confident in performing I have auditioned and gotten roles in my school musicals!
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David F.

10 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BM in Music Performance/Jazz Studies from Morehead State University
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David F.

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Learn the music you want to learn! Any style, any genre!!

About David

With a Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University and five years teaching experience I can offer you the most fulfilling learning experience! *** Lesson Details *** Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players welcome! Lessons for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, or Electric Bass! *** S

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Mrs B.
Great contact with David. He was on time, really supportive and helpful, we'll book more lessons!
Kolin J.
My son has just finished up with the first of 5 lessons, and has already learned SO much! David is very knowledgeable, and so easy to talk to and learn from. We are very pleased...worth EVERY penny!
Josh M.
Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve.

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"I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"I don't normally write reviews, but she was fantastic! She really knows what she's doing and I enjoyed her. Great lesson! Would definitely recommend her to anyone!"
Meghan
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Learning so much working with Jason, would highly highly recommend!"
Kyle
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"jordan is the best! she totally caters the lessons to your goals and level"
madie
Took Contemporary Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Jordan is highly skilled and she adapted her techniques to my beginning level. The lesson was informative and fun, and she helped me to re-build a foundation from my childhood ballet lessons. It was a wonderful experience and I’m looking forward to learning more from Jordan and progressing."
Suanne
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Jeremy Kruse is a working actor and an excellent coach who showed me how fun and rewarding a career in film and television could be. Being a student of Jeremy's for almost two whole years, I looked to him as both a mentor and a friend. He taught everything from breaking down a script to being typecast for a role; even going as far to recreate the physical conditions of an audition space. Since departing from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, he's been supportive of my own endeavors as a rising actor, both putting me in touch with a voiceover coach and encouraging me to take up improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. I began working with Jeremy my first year of highschool and have witnessed firsthand how well his contagious enthusiasm and cultivated professionalism influences his pupils, no matter their age or level of experience. Now four years later, I can say with confidence that were it not for Jeremy Kruse and my class with him every Saturday for 80 weeks, I wouldn't be as devoted as I am today to pursuing acting as a career."
Adriano
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"It was a pleasure working with Vandi during my first lesson. She gave me a lot of valuable insight into the voice acting industry. I just know this will be one of my greatest investments."
Tonya
Took Voice Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"My current acting coach. She focuses on beautiful techniques that have grown me as an actor. She touches bases on industry standards. She really gets you to a place where you feel comfortable in your own skin and can be truthful. A truthful actor is a precious gift."
Andrew
Took Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"Andrew is an awesome teacher! He wants you to grow, his lessons and activities are always fun, and interesting . He's easy to get a hold of if you ever have any questions. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work with him."
Tierra
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jordan Wentz, not only did she help resurrect my acting dreams from the grave, but she as well, with the proper tools given, helped me get all that much closer to the stage, and for that I am forever thankful."
Natalie
Took Film Acting lessons from Jordan W.
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