Music Lessons in Castro, San Francisco


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  • Alexys Paris Voice Studio
    Before he met singing instructor David Stroud—a onetime coach of American Idol's Adam Lambert—Alexys Paris subjected his naturally mellifluous vocal cords to constant stress, admitting on his website that he would "force notes or yell on pitch." Working in the Institute of Vocal Advancement system, Stroud trains voices to perform in a natural, stable manner. Alexys teaches students how to comfortably transition from the deep-chest register to the high-pitched head register without resorting to voice-straining exertions or discretely switching places with virtuoso body doubles.
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    681 Page St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • RicaSalsa Dance Company
    Mexico City native Ricardo Téllez began dancing when he was 12, shimmying his way through styles such as cumbia and guaracha. In 1995, he packed up his dancing shoes and moved to the Bay area, accelerating his salsa study not only by studying under Gabriel Romero, but also by trying out his footwork in clubs. Armed with a passion for dance, Ricardo founded RicaSalsa Dance Company in 1999 to share his love of the art. Today, he and dance partner Tianne Frias—with whom he placed third in the World Latin Dance Cup—teach private lessons and group classes that impart new and advanced dancers with the steps, partnership skills, and medallions filled with glowworms needed to light up the floor. By focusing on social dance skills and the ability to follow the rhythm, they help their students adapt easily to different songs and settings.
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    674 S Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The X Kids Tech Camp
    At The X Kids Tech Camp, kids take charge of the future. More specifically, they master the cutting-edge robotics technology that will shape the future, honing their creativity and engineering skills in the process. Using tools such as LEGO's robotics-oriented Mindstorm sets, youngsters can build their own toys in hands-on camp sessions. Alternatively, they can learn to program mini land-drones capable of rolling, zigzagging, and jumping more than six inches in the air.
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    624 Masonic Ave
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Rabbit Hole
    Established: 2013 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2–10 people Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Metered street parking Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Theater Camps/Birthday Parties Recommended Age Group: Kids
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    3435 Cesar Chavez Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • American Guitar Academy
    Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
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    45 Ashbury Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Art of DJing
    Operating out of Washburn Studio, DJ Chucky Brown of The Art of DJing trains his students when to rock the party and when to recognize that the party is happening inside a lifeboat. ?You throw bait out,? he says, recognizing that different crowds, such as indie dance rock and Top 40 audiences, require different tunes. ?If you start with Azari and nothing happens, throw out some Datarock or LCD Soundsystem; or if you start with Daft Punk, then throw out some Usher, Calvin Harris, or Madonna.? Brown imparts this encyclopedic knowledge of music in private, small-group, and large-scale classes, where his charges learn how to mix, scratch, and reinvent on the fly. On Brown?s student mixes page, visitors can listen to mash-ups and mixtapes created by his former pupils. The DJ has even performed for several of the artists sampled by his students and himself, having spun at events thrown by Elton John, Missy Elliot, and Justin Timberlake.
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    9 Grace Street
    San Francisco, CA US