In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight
Spotlight on Joey Ikemoto Photography

Spotlight on Joey Ikemoto Photography

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You may have seen Joey Ikemoto Photography’s studio which is located in Old  Torrance. We recently had a chance to connect with Joey Ikemoto and we asked him to share a little about what makes his studio so special for children’s portraits.

Tell us a little about your children’s photography options.
We’ve been in business for 40 years. We are privileged to own a 6,000 sq ft studio, which allows us to have 30-40 different backdrops and several unique three-dimensional sets. We also have our own on-site lab, which means that we produce our own prints and do all of our retouching in-house. This gives us a very fast turn around for our orders, with both prints and digital files. Our studio is located in Historical Downtown Torrance (our building was actually once a JC Penny’s Department store back in the 30s!), and thanks our unique location, there are many picturesque areas for outdoor shoots within walking distance.

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Spotlight on Everyone Plays Piano

Spotlight on Everyone Plays Piano

What’s Up for Kids recently learned about Simply Music Piano, a new approach to teaching piano that is being offered in the South Bay by Kate Ogden of Everyone Plays Piano. Kate Ogden is a licensed Simply Music Piano teacher and we asked her to share a little about what makes this program different.

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Spotlight On South Bay Eco Kids Nature Camp

Spotlight On South Bay Eco Kids Nature Camp

South Bay Eco Kids Nature Camp is the first camp of its kind in the South Bay! You may have met the camp director and founder Kathleen Jacecko at this year’s What’s Up for Kids Expo in March. We asked her to share a little about her new program taking place at Wilderness Park in Redondo…

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Spotlight on Spanish In Action

Spotlight on Spanish In Action

Did you know there is a great place in Manhattan Beach for kids ages 3 and a half to 10 years old where they can learn Spanish in a fun and engaging way? We recently had a chance to talk with Maria Ure, owner and director of Spanish in Action to share a little information…

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Spotlight on More Than Lessons

Spotlight on More Than Lessons

What’s Up for Kids recently had the opportunity to connect with Dana Bisignano of More Than Lessons  and find out a little more about the music instruction he offers for both children and adults. 1. Tell us a little about your program. I offer private instruction in piano, guitar, electric bass and songwriting for children…

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Spotlight on Crescendo Music and Dance Academy

Spotlight on Crescendo Music and Dance Academy

Recently I had a chance to sit down with Garry Lawrence, the Director of Crescendo Music and Dance Academy in Torrance. I was surprised to learn about all the exciting programs going on at the new facility, and to find out about additions to their facilities coming soon.

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Spotlight on Salle D’Asaro Fencing Club

Spotlight on Salle D’Asaro Fencing Club

Did you know there is a place for kids and adults to learn fencing right here in the South Bay! The Salle D’Asaro Fencing Club in Torrance offers instruction for kids and adults. Fencing offers a great alternative to traditional sports.  At the same location  there is a full service fencing gear shop, Gladius Fencing…

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Spotlight on Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach

Spotlight on Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach

Editor’s Note: Music Rhapsody has been in the South Bay for over 30 years! What’s Up for Kids wanted to find out more about their successful program and asked them to share a little about what makes their program unique. For children, music is as natural as breathing. The trick is to nurture it, develop…

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Spotlight on HopSkipDrive

Spotlight on HopSkipDrive

For busy parents, it can be a challenge to get kids to summer camps and afterschool activities. There is a new service for parents in the South Bay, HopSkipDrive, that aims to be a transportation resource for families with kids ages 6+. We recently had a chance to find out a little more about this…

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