Signature service: Painting classes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 3–3 1/2 hours
Pro Tip: Free parking
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
A 48"x60" rotating canvas on the easel, which is [what] I use to perform while on stage. This will allow me to demonstrate from a distance.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
One-on-one attention during the class.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We have partnered with Raz'z Restaurant to bring that extra flair of good food and great wine choices inside the classroom.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
LaRhonda Angelisa is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She has been painting for nearly 20 years. Some of her private collectors include Grammy Award–winner[s] Brian McKnight and Seal. She has performed "live" with such legendary and extraordinary musicians as Roy Ayers, Alex Bugnon, Boney James, After 7, Con Funk Shun, Paul Taylor, Bob Baldwin, Andre Ward, Maysa, Leroy Hyter and countless others.
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