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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. Fall of 2021 we are offering a mix of mostly on-line but there are limited in-person lessons available (see below).


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  (On-Line only)

Alex Bootzin – Intermediate/Advanced Piano & Voice  (Vaccinated students only)

Elana Cowen – Beginning through Advanced Voice (On-line only currently)

Kaori Denoia – Beginning through Advanced Piano (On-line only currently)

Luke Doughty – Beginning through Advanced Guitar (acoustic/electric & bass) & Ukulele  (On-Line only)

Alex Farrell – Beginning Piano & Beginning to Advanced Stand -up Bass (On-line & in Person, Sat AM only)

Chikin Kelley – Beginning to Advanced Violin (Friday Only, In-Person, will offer on-line to non-beginners)

Tatyana Loskutova – Beginning to Advanced Piano (On-line only)

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

Ami Nashimoto – Beginning to Advanced Cello & Piano (vaccinated students in-person and on-line, Cello in-person if vaccinated)

Paige Relling – Beginning to Intermediate Piano  (In-person all ages)

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

Gary Schoenfeld

For instructor bios, click here.


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.