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Popular Acting Teachers Near Austin

Tara G.

Austin, TX
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Donta H.

Manor, TX
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Teresa S.

Austin, TX
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Tara G. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

I graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA! I received a BFA in Musical Theatre. What a change that was to go from Texas to Philly! I auditioned for many different schools, and know what it takes to get there. I then moved to New York City 2 days after graduating, on my 22nd birthday! I had 13 wonderful, and also challenging, years in NYC. Lots and lots of auditions, of every kind! Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV, Soaps, Film, Commercials, Concerts, Readings, Showcases, etc. I have sung for ABBA (Mama Mia), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Hal Prince (Gypsy). I was also up for leads in Mama Mia, Wicked, Rent, Hairspray. So, I definitely have a lot of versatility, and knowledge of what they're looking for! I did a Eugene O'Neil play called "Ah Wilderness" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. We opened there, and then toured it all over the Midwest for 6 months. I did appear on NBC's Law & Order as a featured role, with the late Jerry Orbach. Lot's of experience, lot's of knowledge, and I'm excited to share it with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach in a laid back manner. That's not to say that I don't expect you to work too though! I don't necessarily teach one specific method. I feel like if you can get ALL the information, and different methods, then you can choose what best works for your voice , or your piano playing. I want my students to feel comfortable and safe to explore all different facets of their talent. After all, the little imperfections are what make us all unique!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a keyboard, among many other instruments! My husband uses those, I use the piano. There's definitely a comfortable living room, for the parents or caregivers to sit and wait.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to the students house, they must have a piano, or keyboard. I can bring books of music.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach any style of singing! I majored in Musical Theater, but I sing everything. I played piano for 10 years. I have many many years of music theory lessons! I had surgery on my vocal chords, back in 1995, and had 4 years of speech and vocal therapy, so I have lots of experience with that as well. I don't use a specific method with my acting. It depends on what they would want to work on! I have many books of music, and music theory, and piano learning. In terms of learning piano, I would start with scales, and chords, and learning the right hand, then the left.

Donta H. Manor, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Basic Math, Basketball, Bodybuilding, Boxing, Drum, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Football, Gaming, Gospel Singing, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Nutrition, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Wrestling

About Me

With 14 Years Of Drum Experience i Was Able To Travel With Many Groups. I Also Have 2 Drum Endorsment's by Soultone Cymbals, AJP Custom Drums. I Am Also Training With 21 Century Entertainment On Getting Signed With Agents. I Have Won Many Drum Competitions, Many Talent Shows, i Was Also Featured Soloist At Many Events. i Am Trying To Work On A Movie Called DRUM-OFF. I Also Have Experience on Giving Lessons With Many Kids, Youth And Many More. i Was In Marching Band In High School In The Year 2006. i Was Also in Steel Drum Band in The Same Year i Was The Main Drummer There. I Have A Drumset At Home, And At Austin First Church Where I Am Currently Playing Drums At. I Am Very Loving And i love To Give Lessons And Lead They Way God Bless

*** Lesson Details ***
If Your Serious Become A Better Drummer Follow The Beat To Your Heart

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumset At My house. and keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum Sticks, And Practice Pad.

*** Specialties ***
I can Play All Styles, Gospel, Jazz,Latin, Rock, Rap, Anything you Can Think Of.

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
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Lindsey P.

Austin, TX
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Abby L.

Austin, TX
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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.

Abby L. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Child Acting, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Shakespearean Acting, Theater Acting

About Me

My name is Abby L., I am a cum laude graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory's BFA acting program. While at Shenandoah I took leadership roles in the Improv team and a student lead Playwriting group. During my junior year in college, I started noticing that I got more joy out of directing and coaching my peers than I did acting. Word got out, and I quickly found myself to be a sounding board for other students, they would show me what they were working on in class, and even ask me to coach them for upcoming professional auditions. I love teaching because as good as that "aha" moment feels to me while I'm acting, it feels a thousand times better when I help someone else discover it.

I am committed to providing quality, personalized acting coaching. Whether your goal is to book your next audition, snag the lead in your high school's musical, or just have fun; I will work with you to achieve your goals and strengthen your acting skills.

I tend to work from a Miesner point of view, but I'm well versed in many schools of acting so if Sanford Miesner's views don't mesh with you, we'll try out something else. I really believe in honing in on your strengths and making them work for you. Private lessons are all about your needs and I will work tirelessly to help you improve.

If you're searching for an Improv teacher, look no further. I've been improvising for 6 years and spent last year coaching an award winning high school improv team. I specialize in long form improv, but I love those short form, "whose line is it anyway" type games as well. I suggest that you team up with a friend or two for improv lessons, because it really is a team sport and the more people you have, the more options open up. I'm really passionate about improv and I know that I can help you improve your skills.

My Specialties include:
-Miesner technique
-Improvisation
-Long form Improvisation
-Shakespeare
-Audition preparation
-Acting through song
-Scene Study
-Text Analysis

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