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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. 

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 or vaccinated students 
Kaori Denoia              Beginning through Advanced Piano  
Luke Doughty            Beginning through Advanced Guitar (acoustic/electric & bass) & Ukulele  (On-Line, In Person on Friday)
Luke Elmer                 Beginning to Advanced Voice & Piano  In-Person, students. 6+ pno, 8+voice 
Larry Ferrara             Beginning to Advanced Classical Guitar   In-Person, 8+ Vaccinated 
Hyun Suk Jang (Suki) Beginning to Advanced Voice & Piano    In-Person ages 6+
Adam Green              Beginning to Advanced Violin  Friday Only, In-Person 
Tatyana Loskutova   Beginning to Advanced Piano  On-line only 
Ami Nashimoto         Beginning to Advanced Cello & Piano (vaccinated students in-person) and on-line
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
Gary D. Ferguson

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

Gary Ferguson

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Gary Ferguson

1 on 1 Customized Performing Arts High School, Conservatory and College Audition Prep with our Executive Artistic Director Gary D. Ferguson 

$80.00/Hour Times Available: Mondays & Tuesdays 4-5 & 5-6
Saturdays 1-2 & 2-3.

Packages may include:

★ Curated list of arts-based high schools and colleges with target & reach schools (BFA, conservatory, and BA)

★ Hand-selected college audition monologues and college audition songs (with audition cuts)

★ In-Person Acting Lessons, Singing Lessons, and Dance Lessons to prepare the high school, conservatory, and college audition material

★ Campus Visit Organizational Spreadsheet & College Preparation Checklist 

★ College Interview Prep for College Audition & Admissions Interviews

★ Acting, Singing & Dance Video Warm-Ups 

★ Prescreen Video & Common App Arts Supplement Video preparation

★ Dance Choreography to sharpen specific skills for the dance requirement for college auditions

★ Prescreen video choreography created based on your dance technique skill level

★ Headshot & Audition Style Consultation for prescreen filming and college auditions

★ College Audition Resume Template + Special Skills Worksheet

★ Supplemental Essay Brainstorming Sessions & Edits

Email to reserve your spots.

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