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Popular Acting Teachers Near Alexandria

Adrienne I.

Greenbelt, MD
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Nicole C.

Waldorf, MD
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Valencia V.

Fort Washington, MD
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Adrienne I. Greenbelt, MD

About Adrienne

Adrienne is a native of Detroit, who recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Opera from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. Before pursuing that degree, she graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a Teaching Certificate in K-12 Vocal Music. She has been full time music teacher in a Montessori Academy, an Associate Instructor of Voice at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD, and has over 10 years of professional experience working with students all ages. Most recently, she had the distinct honor of creating the role of Marva Trotter in the World Premiere of "Shadowboxer," based on the life of legendary boxer, Joe Louis. Other recent performances include the role of Ramiro in ...

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Benee D. April 8, 2014
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Very encouraging teacher

I started taking lessons with Adrienne to become more comfortable with my voice and to learn real singing techniques. She has been extremely helpful. I love her enthusiasm when teaching I can tell she loves it. Adrienne is great at identifying my specific needs and getting me to a place I didn't even know I was capable of.
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Nkolika N. February 12, 2014
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Adrienne is a very knowledgeable vocal coach who can really help you find your voice.

I started taking vocal lessons in order to gain confidence in singing, learn proper technique, and most of all, find my voice. It didn't take long and Adrienne has helped me with these things and has far exceeded my expectations. In addition, to her expertise and professionalism, she has a kind personality, which makes it easy to take her instruction. I look forward to continue to learn from Adrienne.
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Teaque M. December 16, 2013
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Great teacher

She is funny, smart, and fun to work with. I really enjoy my lessons, and always walk away having learned something new.
Nicole C. Waldorf, MD

Using short scenes and monologues, I help students work on character development and with speaking their lines. I also help them to think about intention.

About Nicole

As a voice teacher and voice coach I strive to help the student get to where they want to be vocally. For me singing is something that brings me joy and I hope to be able to share that with you.

It took me a while to realize how much music and singing means to me. While studying something entirely different at the University of Maryland, I began studying voice and realized that it was something that I had a gift for. I fell in love with singing art songs, jazz and opera arias. And while studying at the University of Maryland, I had the opportunity to work as a voice teacher/ section leader with the women's section of a choir, numerous opportunities to work as a soloist and in a few jazz clubs. I was also involved in dance performances and acted as a dance tutor.

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Valencia V. Fort Washington, MD

About Valencia

I believe everyone has the ability to sing … some better than others, of course, -- but regardless, I believe every voice can make a beautiful sound. I believe learning to sing requires team work: with the proper instruction and learning tools from me, the instructor, and with the dedication (practice, practice, practice) from you, the student, a well-rounded singer can emerge.

I began singing when I was five years old in church. I continued singing exclusively inspirational music until I was a teenager. At that time, in addition to the second soprano part I sang in a five-part harmony
a Capella (without instrumental accompaniment) Gospel group, I also sang in a couple of bands (Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz). My undergraduate studies were completed at the American ...

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Lenora G. October 30, 2013
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The absolute best

I sang most of my life and never knew that I had the weaknesses that I did and I am so grateful that I chose Valencia to be my singing instructor! She is very informative and has taught me to think about singing in a way I never have. I am learning now that my voice is an instrument and with her help my voice and range will go on another level! She is also very flexible! Couldn't ask for a better instructor!
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Kevin M. May 4, 2013
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She is an amazing teacher!

She is an excellent teacher! She has helped me progress very quickly and challenges me to make my voice strong.
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Cecil J. February 25, 2013
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Valencia suits my learning style!

I must say that I need to understand what I'm trying to do and Valencia really gave me insight into musical theory and technical singing. Learning about diaphrafm breathing and seeing your voice as an "instrument" has opened me up to a new world of breathing in general as it relates to relaxation, yoga, meditation and yes even exercise!

She helped me determine my vocal range #I'm a tenor!# and she gives solid feedback for what you need to practice before your next lesson.

Definitely value for money!

David C.

Chevy Chase, MD
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Amelia N.

Arlington, VA
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Oxon Hill, MD
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David C. Chevy Chase, MD

I have been teaching acting since 1999. Under my tutelage, I will instruct a powerful and effective method, The Meisner Method of Natural Acting. Through personal exploration, the student learns to bring their own unique qualities to the performance, rendering it that much more eloquent. Bringing who the student is to the scene in question is done through hands-on activities.

About David

With an MFA in Film (Screenwriting) from Boston University, I have had either supporting or leading roles in eight short films, one of which won several awards in festivals around the country. Furthering my work in this area, I have taught acting at Boston University's prestigious film school. As a writer, I have published numerous articles, short stories, essays and op-ed pieces in such notable publications as The Washington Post. As with acting, I have taught all forms of writing at Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, a school for adults with mental illness, and currently at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Amelia N. Arlington, VA

I have been teaching acting for twelve years. My goal is for you to create honest work. I will gear you to the choices that are right for the piece. I am very honest in my approach but I work in a positive manner. I will always tell you what is working and what still needs to be worked upon. As a teacher, I may ask you to reflect on your own life experiences, imagine scenarios, or improvise. I use the Stanislavsky method of acting which asks 'What does your character want?'

About Amelia

Amelia graduated from Fordham University, Lincoln Center in New York City with a B.A. in Performance, and a Masters in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.

She has worked on Broadway, Regional Theatre, and Film. Some rules include:
Puck in a Midsummer Night's Dream, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and Little Red in Into the Woods, along with many others. She is also dancer and has worked professionally with the Nevada Festival Ballet. She has lived in New York, London and Moscow.

She has been teaching for twelve years. She has worked with many New York and LA actors and has developed many drama curriculum for the D.C. metro area and abroad.

Ollie L. J. Oxon Hill, MD

Over 20 years experience writing, directing, and producing for film and theater. Believing that every person has their unique gift and my mission is to inspire to develop their own gift through the performing arts. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Ollie L.

I am a professional actress and teaching artist with incredible experiences performing at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts and over 60 different stages annually. I have extensive experience and knowledge in acting, and would like to share my enthusiasm and training with students. My background includes instructing elementary thru college students in traditional and alternative environments. I have developed, implemented, and instructed programs and classes/lesson plans in both public and private schools. My awards include the Maryland Theatrical Solo Artist Award, DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities Award, and the First Lady Award.

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