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Spindrift School offers a thriving program of Private Instruction in all areas of the performing arts with experienced and dedicated instructors. Since March 2020, all private instruction has taken place online via FaceTime or the Zoom platform. Though we cannot be with our students in-person yet, online private lessons have been a valuable way for students to advance their skills through individualized instruction at home. 


Private Lesson Investment (billed bi-monthly)

30 minute lesson: $40

45 minute lesson: $60

60 minute lesson: $80


For availability and scheduling of instructors in all disciplines, email us at or call (650) 738-8648.


MUSIC | Private Music lessons are available in piano, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, violin, cello, and voice.

Private Music Instructors

Sarah Benzinger – Voice & Beginning Piano

Alex Bootzin – Intermediate/Advanced Piano & Voice

Elana Cowen – Beginning through Advanced Voice

Kaori Denoia – Beginning through Advanced Piano

Luke Doughty – Beginning through Advanced Guitar (acoustic/electric & bass) & Ukulele

Alex Farrell – Beginning Piano & Beginning to Advanced Stand -up Bass

Chikin Kelley – Beginning to Advanced Violin

Osvaldo de Leon – Beginning to Advanced Voice & Piano

Tatyana Loskutova – Beginning to Advanced Piano

Peter Merideth – Beginning to Advanced Piano (ages 9 and up)

Ami Nashimoto – Beginning to Advanced Cello & Piano

Paige Relling – Beginning to Intermediate Piano

For instructor bios, click here.


ACTING | Private Acting lessons are available with a focus on audition preparation, individual instruction, monologue, and scene work.

Private Acting Instructors

Amy Cole-Farrell

Gary Schoenfeld

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DANCE | Private lessons in dance are available for audition preparation, technique development, and to accommodate a more individualized approach.

Private dance Instructors

Brianna Anthony

Lizzie Chapman

Andi Salazar

For instructor bios, click here.