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Popular Acting Teachers Near Carlstadt

Athena R.

New York, NY
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Liza M.

New York, NY
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Adam R.

Watchung, NJ
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Athena R. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Ukulele

About Me

Athena has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer/songwriter, actress, musician and teacher. She is originally from Toronto, but is now based out of New York City.

Athena has released 5 CDs, toured North America (both as a singer/songwriter and as an actress), and taught voice, piano, guitar, songwriting and acting for the past 13 years. She has shared the stage Sarah McLachlan and Jim Carrey, and taught songwriting to girls with Lisa Loeb (the teaching project with Lisa Loeb was made into a documentary and premiered at Tribeca Cinemas). Her music videos LOVE IS LOVE and LOGICAL SONG charged #1 on MTV's LOGO TV.

As a teacher, Athena has worked at numerous schools, organizations, and colleges across North America, including Oregon State University, Montcalm College, Manhattan New Music Project, TADA!, and The Ontario Science Center. She teaches privately (voice, piano, guitar, acting & songwriting), and facilitates workshops to kids and adults on topics ranging from "Vocal Technique", to "Booking Your Own Tour", to "Creating Original Musical Theater",She also conducts staff development workshops on "Communication and Socialization through the Arts for Autistic Populations" in New York City schools. Athena teaches all ages (age 4-99) and ability levels (gifted - special needs).

As a singer/songwriter, Athena has released 5 original CDs and numerous dance singles. Her latest full length album, "Little Girl Dreams", was produced by Emmy/Grammy Winning Producer Cynthia Daniels (Melissa Etheridge, Dave Mathews Band, "Producers" on Broadway). Athena's music is storytelling pop with a theatrical twist. She combines a dramatic 4 octave range voice with gorgeous piano and guitar arrangements. She performs regularly in the New York circuit, at notable clubs including the Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, and Jacob Javitz Center. She has been featured in radio, TV, newspapers and magazines around the world.

As an actress, Athena has appeared in numerous commercials, Film, TV and Off-Broadway productions including Hush (Players Club in NYC and Hudson Theater in LA), Fran in The Day They Shot John Lennon (Redmill Theater), "Tina" in Love Sucks (NYMF Festival) and principle roles on the History Channel and CNN. She won Best Comedy at Canada's YTV Youth Achievement Awards (Judge Eugene Levy). She currently performs as a Lady Gaga Impersonator at corporate events across the country.

Athena's training began with classical piano at age 4, voice at age 8, acting at age 9, and guitar at 16. She began working as a professional actress in Film & TV at age 12, and recorded her first album at 20. She majored in Theater at Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, and earned a BFA in Music from Concordia University in Montreal. She regularly attends master classes in New York, with internationally renowned teachers such as Neil Semer, Kimberly Vaughn, Garry Dial, Francine Kay, and Maggie Maes.

As a performer, Athena is bold, imaginative, and chilling. As a teacher, Athena is patient, creative, and inspiring.

*** Lesson Details ***
Athena enjoys teaching all ages and abilities, from 4 year old beginners, to seasoned professionals, to adult hobbyists. She is a patient, fun, thorough, flexible, and imaginative teacher. She teaches most musical genres, from classical, to musical theater, to jazz, to pop. She can prepare you or your child for upcoming auditions (musical or theatrical) and provide valuable insight into the entertainment industry. Athena also does art therapy with all varieties of special needs, from Autistic to Alzheimer's. Whether you are an absolute beginner, a hobbyist, or a professional in need of a savvy coach, Athena will create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style, interests and needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Microphone & speaker
Recording device

*** Specialties ***
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Songwriting, Acting
Bel Canto, Classical, Musical Theater (Legit & Belt), Pop, Rock, Jazz, Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting, Monologue Preparation, Acting Audition Preparation, Pop Singing, Rock Singing, R&B Signing, Songwriting, Guitar Accompaniment, Piano Accompaniment, Performance Confidence, Business of Music, Business of Acting.

Liza M. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

I have been professionally singing and taking voice lessons since the age of 9! I went through various styles in my love and performance of music, starting with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and all of Motown, Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), R&B, and Classical/Opera (starting when I was in high school and attending Interlochen Arts Camp)...

Having received a Bachelor's of Music in Voice (Music Theatre Performance) from NYU, I stayed in NYC after graduation performing in musical theatre and theatre, mostly in the city.

In 2009, I decided to apply to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, with the intent to broaden my range of skill and opportunity as a performer, but also with the intention to teach, with the higher degree strengthening this possibility. I began to teach voice lessons to fellow students while at LAMDA. When I returned to NYC, I began to build my own voice studio in of post-graduate students and adults looking to further develop their vocal practice or begin a vocal practice. I found that in my vocal lessons, I was using physical exercises as for the actor, to incorporate in my private teaching method. I believe in doing, not only watching and observing. This, in conjunction with movement and full-body execution, opens the student vocally and emotionally. I chose to go to LAMDA because the classical training and approach to theatre training in England is extremely physical. They work from the outside in, and I find that the language of the body is universal to students of any intellectual capacity, and I strive to bring this into my approach in any type of teaching format!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach voice lessons to adults and young students who are beginning their vocal training practice, as well as those who are accomplished singers and performers and want to take their singing and performance to the next level! I use my skills as an accomplished vocalist and teacher to empower my students to find their own voice and learn to express a story through song. I enable my students to hone their craft and find their own style of expression through the exploration of music in a multitude of genres and cultures.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Stuyvesant style piano in my home studio. I also have a vast collection of repertoire.

*** Specialties ***
Singing for Music Theatre
Singing Jazz
Singing Pop/Rock/R&B
Acting: Audition Coaching / Performance
Speech & Dialects

Adam R. Watchung, NJ

Subjects Taught

Acting, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Jazz Voice, Meisner Technique, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Reading, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Trumpet, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Adam runs successful singing, piano & acting studios in New York City & Watchung, New Jersey with clients on Broadway, MTV, & in the film/TV industry. He has also appeared on TV as a singing/confidence coach on TLC€™s Date Patrol. He has directed 50 of the over 75 productions he has produced Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Adam's theatrical investment properties include the 2011 Olivier Award winning musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Broadway, West End), Godspell (Broadway), Ghost the Musical (Broadway), Blithe Spirit (West End), The Wedding Singer: The Musical (Broadway), Macbeth (Broadway) with Alan Cumming, How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (Broadway), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Broadway), NEWSICAL - The Musical (Off-Broadway & National Tour), and 27 Heaven (Off Broadway & National Tour).

*** Lesson Details ***
30 minute lesson - Typically do 10 to 12 minutes of warmup and the rest of the time is devoted to practical application of technique to your songs, as well as, performance aspects. I also offer hour lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use my Macbook Pro to record lessons and distribute them to students via a free Dropbox account.

*** Specialties ***
Types of Tecniques Offered
Mix/Blend
Belt (Hard Mix)
Legit (Classical)

Types of Style
Musical Theater
Classical
Pop
Rock
R&B
Jazz
Country
Heavy Metal

Types of Instruction Available
Individual Private Study
Group Study

Matthew W.

Brooklyn, NY
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Adrielle B.

New York, NY
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Stephanie B.

New York, NY
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Matthew W. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Acting, Bass Guitar, Composition, Guitar, Hand Drums, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele

About Me

I am a music teacher with a very eclectic background. I am a musical theatre composer, but I also have experience performing as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, pianist, and percussionist in various bands (many different genres of music). I have a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre. I completed the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. I also am currently a graduate student at the Hunter College Music Education Program.

I offer private instruction on:
- the guitar
- the piano
- the electric bass
- various percussion (drum kit, djembe)
- voice
- ukulele
- fun instruments (kazoo, harmonica)
- songwriting

I can also offer:
- vocal coaching
- monologue coaching

I can...
-work with your schedule and find a time that works for you
-provide affordable rates
-teach specific genres (rock, folk, jazz, reggae, funk, metal, classical)
-*vocalists: get you playing rhythm guitar/piano/bass and singing simultaneously

Adrielle B. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

Hi there! My name is Adrielle and I am a classically trained singer that specializes in Opera, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop-Rock and R&B! I love performing, teaching-and watching my students reach all of their musical hopes and dreams-and I hope to sing with you, very soon! I graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Manhattan, and have since landed starring roles in shows like Dreamgirls and High School Musical (the musical)! I am also the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of a non-profit musical theatre program. My program was recently named as one of the Peak Performing Arts Classes for children in the Tri-State area, in Time Out New York Magazine!

I offer a fun and personalized approach, which fosters a love of music and singing through a supportive and easy-going learning environment.

I can provide you with effective learning tools that not only stem from my professional performance experience, but that are based in my extensive training on the anatomy of the voice, vocal pedagogy, music theory and music composition. I truly believe that anyone can learn how to sing at a professional level, when given the proper tools, the right teacher-and a ton of practice and encouragement!

*** Lesson Details ***
In my voice studio, my students will develop and maintain strong vocal technique, which will allow them to tackle and master any material-whether it be Pergolesi or Pop-Rock!

In 3-6 months, a beginner student will have mastered diaphragmatic breathing, have a basic knowledge of the anatomy of the voice and will be more aware of the physicality and placement required to produce the various tones and vocal styling. My students will have increased flexibility in the voice, breath control and range.

All of my students work on classical repertoire to some extent, in order to strengthen their head voice. Even if you don't have dreams of Carnegie Hall- the skills and parts of your voice that singing classical aria's will develop will also help you to belt out the high notes in more contemporary material!

I also incorporate ear-training and basic music theory into lessons in order to build musicianship, and prevent the common problems with intonation- or, as they say on American Idol, being "pitchy".

I will push you beyond your 'walls' or self-imposed limitations. I will require you (regardless of age!) keep an at-home practice-log and to dedicate at least 2 hours of vocal practice per week. That is easily accomplished with just 20 minutes of vocalizing every day!

I am very fun and laid-back- however, my voice studio is also a no-excuses zone. I want you to get your money's worth and to be constantly improving-so I will hold you accountable for a lack of preparation in between lessons, or otherwise slacking off! Whether this is a hobby or a profession, it's important to tap into that passion and always try your best!

I am as dedicated to my voice students as I am to my own career, and will be with you every step of the way until you master the art of singing!

**Please bring a recording device to all lessons in order to maximize learning!

*** I have a wonderful cat named Pop Tart at my Home Studio, who loves meeting new people! If you have allergies, please schedule lessons at my 72nd street location!

**Please note: I am not an accompanist. If you would like to sing a particular song with full accompaniment, please come prepared with a Taping of your song, or email tracks in advance. I do read music, and am able to help you with any problematic melodies/rhythms on my Keyboard.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard
USB Microphone/Laptop software recording capabilities
Guitar
Professional Camera for recording Reels etc.
Extensive Collection of Sheet Music

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in beginner to advanced classical and contemporary vocal coaching for ages 7 and up!

Stephanie B. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Accent Reduction, Acting, Child Acting, Dialect Coaching, English, ESL, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Method Acting, Stage Performance, Theater Acting

About Me

Check out my Take Lessons blog article! http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-tips

NYC teacher, director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 14 years in NYC.

Have taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists. Check me out in Linked in and see my reviews!

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