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Popular Acting Teachers Near Austin

Teresa S.

Austin, TX
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Jameson J.

Austin, TX
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Lindsey P.

Austin, TX
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Teresa S. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I grew up performing and singing. My family loved music and the arts and we went to the theater, ballet and symphony all the time in Houston Texas. My mother used to play music to get me to sleep when I was very young. She played opera by the famous Italian tenor Caruso and symphonic music by the French Impressionist composer Debussy. As a teenager I played the guitar and sang folk and pop songs with my friends. When I became an adult my interest turned back to classical music and opera as I had heard as a toddler. Eventually I found myself on stage singing opera in New York City and classical chamber music at Tanglewood in the Berkshires.

I began teaching voice while I was getting a Bachelor's Degree in Music at the University of Texas. When I came to New York City I opened the Vocal & Dramatic Arts Studio in 1996. Since that time I have kept up a studio teaching voice and acting to people of all ages: 6 to 86! I love the variety and feel everyone can sing and act. In honor of my high school choir director, I created an a cappella vocal improvisation method called "lavocezensing" using the Do scale as a frame to become comfortable harmonizing and improvising vocally.

Education is one of my passions. Working for Lincoln Center and other arts presenters in New York City between 1996 and 2012, I created curriculum on music and art in public and private schools and have trained educators nationally and internationally on using music and art in their classroom lessons. I found that song writing and musical improvisation are great ways to integrate music with other curriculum within the Humanities.

Today in Austin, TX, I work in not-for-profit settings as a Sound Yoga instructor using yoga, music and sound healing practices as tools to learn meditation and reduce stress in environments such as hospices and centers that help mothers, children and families that are challenged by economic hardship.

Over the years, I have performed many styles of music: standard opera, contemporary opera and chamber opera, classical chamber music, musical theater and cabaret. Now I am exploring the ragas of India and Nada (Sound) Yoga practices.

As a music, voice and acting teacher, I offer traditional and non-traditional methods using multi-sensory approaches to help students realize their goals. In addition to developing vocal, musical and theatrical skills, the tools and techniques offered aid students in relaxation, breath awareness, and stress reduction as a part of our lessons together. It is a creative, fun and student-centered learning environment for students of all ages!

*** Lesson Details ***
AFTER 3 TO 6 MONTHS OF WEEKLY LESSONS you will be able to use the basic knowledge, tools and techniques you have learned to perform a song, a monologue or begin to create your own lyrics or song.

AFTER ONE YEAR you are ready to share the art you have created in an intimate gathering with family and friends.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Room w/ piano; video recording available

*** Travel Equipment ***
Studio & Skype lessons only

*** Specialties ***
Classical and musical theater singing styles; extended vocal techniques; Indian ragas using Saregam scales; exploring the voice in songs, chants and toning as an approach to increased well-being; European, American and Indigenous repertoire from many cultures

Jameson J. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acting, Alexander Technique, Broadway Singing, Drawing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oil Painting, Opera Voice, Sculpture, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Watercolor Painting

About Me

If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice.

My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range from more than 25 years of singing and 13 years of teaching. I have advanced education in vocal performance and am an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which allow me to integrate the intellectual and physical aspects of singing. I use my energy, attentiveness and creativity to tailor lessons towards each student's unique needs.

I base my vocal technique on the Italianate tradition of operatic "bel canto," but also incorporate broad experience in musical theater, jazz, and early to contemporary classical music.

* Breath control
* Healthy vocal production "bel canto"
* Fach transition
* 20th Century music

Roles performed:

Rodolfo, La Boheme
Canio, Pagliacci
Count Almaviva, Barbiere di Siviglia
Goro, Madama Butterfly
Mr Splinters, The Tender Land
Don Basilio, Marriage of Figaro
Juror #3, Resurrection (Machover)
The Cowboy, The Blue Hotel (Hulse)

Credits include:

* Aspen Opera Theater Center

* Boston Lyric Opera

* Rome Opera Festival

* Austin Lyric Opera

* Amato Opera

* Dicapo Opera

* Bronx Opera

I have made demonstration tapes for new works (musical theater and opera) and know how to work a new piece into any voice.

In addition, I have worked with the Alexander Technique for over 15 years and integrate its principles into my lessons. My approach is creative, energetic and disciplined.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different and every lesson will be different depending on the needs of the individual, and the demands of the day. I use the principles of the Alexander Technique to open up the student's mind and body to new experiences.

In general, lessons will start with a simple warm-up. Then scales and arpeggios to develop agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. Finally, the last part of the lesson I incorporate some of the new ideas that were communicated earlier into the student's repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Alexander Technique table,

*** Travel Equipment ***
NONE

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Teaches beginner through professional:
Singing, Voice Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Alexander Technique.

Lindsey P. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Conducting, Ear Training, Italian, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Vocal Training

About Me

I'm Lindsey P. I am an upbeat, dedicated and enthusiastic musician. I am passionate about helping you to reach your goals, and healthfully achieve your most beautiful sound. I can't wait to work with you!

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

California native, Lindsey P., is currently in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Opera Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with master teacher, David Small. She received her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University in 2014. She also has a strong background in Vocal Jazz, Pop, and Musical Theatre.

Ms. P. has worked as the production assistant for Laughing Tree Productions since 2011 and has performed several leading roles in the hit interactive musical comedy ┬┬ťOnce Upon a Wedding, including the Maid of Honor, Debbie, the Bride, Daisy.

Recently, Ms. P. was selected as the winner of the San Diego State Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist under Dana Zimbric with the SDSU Symphony Orchestra in March of 2013. She sang a set of songs by prominent contemporary composer, Libby Larsen. The text from Songs From Letters┬┬Ł was taken from letters written by Calamity Jane to her daughter.

Ms. P. was the 2nd place winner in her division of the San Diego National Association of Teachers of Singing 2013 and 2014 Student Auditions.

In the summer of 2011, Ms. P. attended the prestigious young artist program Si Parla, Si Canta in Urbania, Italy where she studied italian opera performance with Benton Hess, Hugh Murphy, Robert Cowart, and others. She is also a fluent Italian speaker.

Ms. P. often sings with the professional choir SACRA/PROFANA in San Diego under the direction of Krishan Oberoi.

23 year old Ms. P., is an active member is the student chapters of Students of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The American Choral Directors Association.

She is also a recognized voice teacher in San Diego working with children, teens, and adults.

She has performed roles such as Casilda from The Gondoliers, 2nd Lady from The Magic Flute, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Maria Von Trapp from The Sound of Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I begin each lesson with vocal exercises. Then we will move on to music theory, sight singing and musician ship. The last segment of our lesson will be devoted to repertoire study. To get the most out of lessons with me I recommend at least an hour of practice outside of lessons each week.

I use a variety of different song books for my students depending on their voice type, age and preferred genre of study. After 6 months with me students can expect to understand basic singing technique and be seeing a significant change in their sound. Students who choose to incorporate musicianship/theory/sight singing into lessons with me can expect, at minimum, to understand how to read music, basic music notation, note names, key signatures, time signatures, rhythm, solfege syllables, major and minor scales, and basic harmonic relationships.

Singing is a physical and full-bodied experience, so be ready to move and be silly with me sometimes. The voice is different than any other instrument because we don'┬┬Öt have strings, buttons, or valves to press to help us achieve the right sound. Our instrument is inside our bodies. The voice is a very complicated instrument, and thus, in my opinion, is much more rewarding than many other instruments to master. Please come to my lessons planning to work hard and have fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard repertoire books, and seating for parents or other respectful observers

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to be able to provide a piano or weighted keyboard with a bench for me. I provide a mirror, music, and a CD player if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice training and believe this style of singing to be an imperative source of proper singing and breathing technique that can be used to train singers of all genres.

Jeannie G.

Austin, TX
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Vyasar G.

Austin, TX
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John H.

Austin, TX
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Jeannie G. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, ACT English, Acting, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Arithmetic, Art History, Art Theory, Asian Cooking, Baking, Basic Math, Basketball, Bowling, Cake Decorating, Calligraphy, Cartooning, Ceramics, Child Acting, Choreography, Climbing, Clowning, Contemporary Art Theory, Contemporary Dance, Cooking, Creative Writing, Cross Country, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Desserts, Discrete Math, Drawing, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Essay Writing, Fashion Design, Figure Skating, Film Studies, Fitness, Floral Arrangement, Gardening, Geometry, Graffiti, Grammar, Gymnastics, Humanities, Ice Hockey, Illustration, Improv Acting, Inline Skating, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Language, Life Coaching, Makeup, Math, Method Acting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Mixology, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Nutrition, Oil Painting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Ping Pong, Pottery, Psychology, Quilting, Reading, Rollerskating, Running, Scrapbooking, Sculpture, Sewing, Singing, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Social Studies, Songwriting, Spelling, Spoken Word, Sports Nutrition, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Study Skills, Swimming, Tennis, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Visual Basic, Vocabulary, Voice Acting, Volleyball, Watercolor Painting, World History, Writing

About Me

I have a Masters Degree (and on the Dean's List) for Elementary Education K-8th grade with courses taken in ESL, SPE. Children with other special needs, General Studies, and many others I have on my transcripts.

Vyasar G. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, American History, American Literature, AP English Literature, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Asian Cooking, Baking, Carpentry, Cooking, Creative Writing, Desserts, English Literature, Essay Writing, Gaming, Healthy Cooking, History, Humanities, Indian Cooking, Knife Skills, Literature, Mixology, Physics, Poetry, Poker, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Speech, Spelling, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, World History, Wrestling, Writing

About Me

Hi there! I'm flattered that you're taking a look at my profile. I have an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, and a BA in English from Allegheny College. I have taught all age groups at all levels, from pre-K to undergraduate. I have tutored and taught subjects like creative writing, literature, acting, theater, history and other subjects. I love working at summer camps, like Radha Madhav Dham's family camps and the programs hosted by the Circle C Children's Development Center.
I know my description seems all over the place, but knowing a little bit of everything makes life a little more interesting. I've worked as a carpenter, an ice cream scooper, a resident adviser, and a comedy defensive driving instructor. I've lived in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. I've taught inner-city kids in Harlem and college students. I've been background-checked by numerous agencies across the US.
My goal is to be as flexible as you need me to be when it comes to your teaching needs.

John H. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Baseball, Football, Gaming, Podcasting, Speaking Voice, Swimming, Water Polo

About Me

Originally I am from a city called Thousand Oaks in Southern California. I started teaching Sports and Public Speaking for the Conejo Recreation and Park District when I was 17 years old. In high school I was on the Varsity Water Polo and Swim team as well as took part in 3 plays for our local theater. I also have taught private lessons for swimming, water polo, baseball and public speaking since 2012 where I decided to concentrate on my college degree. Since then I have graduated from the University of Arizona and recently moved down to Austin.

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