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Popular Theater Acting Teachers Near Cerritos

Michelle G.

North Hollywood, CA
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Jessie M.

Yucaipa, CA
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Kevin W.

Long Beach, CA
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Michelle G. North Hollywood, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Dance, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Violin

About Me

Musician/Songwriter/Performer

Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her inner brilliance is lighting a unique path before her, and she is bravely embracing each step forward in a promising creative career.

Education
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.

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I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.

My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)

*** Specialties ***
Specialties include:
- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique

Jessie M. Yucaipa, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Geometry, Gospel Singing, History, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Language, Math, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Pre Algebra, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment!

Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer at churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to perform and study music because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it.

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!

*** Lesson Details ***
I begin each voice and acting lesson with a warm-up to prepare the student for their lesson. Next, we do a series of exercises specially designed to help each individual develop their skill in a way that best fits them. We then work on a piece of their choice for the remainder of the lesson, perfecting their technique and helping them become performance ready. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.

If you do not already have a song, sheet music, or monologue (acting students) to bring in I can help you choose one during your first lesson. I also require that my students keep a practice journal to record their daily practice sessions. If possible, please bring a recording device of some sort so you can record your lessons. It is a HUGE help to be able to listen back on your lessons and to use them in your daily practice! No experience is necessary, that is what I'm here for!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music office w/ keyboard and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I could bring my keyboard if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
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Kevin W. Long Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Singing, Ear Training, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

I'm a small town, Wyoming native and ventured to Boston, MA, where I received my bachelor of Fine Arts at the world renown Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, I studied vocal performance, songwriting and music business and became one of the premier vocalists on campus, regularly singing in the prestigious "Singer's Showcase" each year. Quickly after graduating, I was able to tour the United States and Canada in the national touring company of the Broadway smash musical, RENT. Since re-locating to the Southern California area, I've been sharing what I've learned during my career with students, performing in numerous musicals, venues and vocal groups, as well as honing my craft as a singer/songwriter. My song, "Drive", garnered honorable mention from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2001. I have two full-length albums under my belt; "Haven't Had Enough" and "Finding Me," and I'm currently in the studio recording my third, which is due to be released in the Spring of 2013. I'm really happy to be back in California after traveling with Holland America as their lead male singer, where I was able to see the Pyramids, the Holy City, the Black Sea, The Colosseum, the Acropolis, Pompeii, the French Riviera, Scotland, the Caribbean...as well as many other places. I feel blessed to be able to sing and make music my life and career. I especially enjoy teaching vocal, piano and acting to students and I find an excitement when in the one-on-one coaching environment. Thanks for stopping by TakeLessons!

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It doesn't matter if you are 75 years old and just starting out, or 5 years old and really enthusiastic about learning a new instrument, I am here to help you succeed! Always positive, supportive and nurturing, I take my job as your teacher and your coach very seriously. Even though there is work to be done, I will do my best to make sure that all the while you are having fun in the process. It's amazing what can be achieved when you are learning about something you've always wanted to learn about. We are all on our own creative paths, and I can't wait to help you along yours. It's your time to shine! Why not have fun while doing so?

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can bring a small keyboard, laptop with speakers to have vocal lessons. I require piano students to have their own Piano or Keyboard at their home in order for them to practice what we are working on throughout their studies.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a small keyboard, my computer and speakers for singers. For pianists, I expect them to have a piano or a keyboard at home so they can practice.

*** Specialties ***
Upright piano, enough room for parents. waiting area in either downtown Long Beach or Lakewood, CA

Alexandra M.

Santa Monica, CA
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Mary D.

San Pedro, CA
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Alexandra M. Santa Monica, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Dance, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance

About Me

I have a BA in Humanities, with a specialty in Drama, and a MFA in Professional Writing, both from USC. I am a credentialed teacher currently working in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. I have a passion for the English language and can help you sharpen and expand your skills, whether you're a beginner, English is your second language, or you're preparing for college entrance exams.

Professional actor. Worked in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Have taught private acting classes in LA. Can help with any kind of scene study or monologue, gain confidence in expressing yourself.

I am smart and funny and very patient. I've tutored second graders and adults, taught acting classes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Honolulu, and have had my own writing work published and produced.

Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, African Dance, Burlesque, Cheerleading, Child Acting, Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Djembe, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Fitness, Flexibility Training, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Meditation, Modeling, Modern Dance, Salsa Dancing, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Voice Acting

About Me

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.

Mary D. San Pedro, CA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, ACT English, Acting, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Algebra, Algebra 1, Alternative Medicine, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anatomy, Anthropology, AP Biology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Exam Prep, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Arithmetic, Arrangement and Composition, Art History, Art Theory, Audio Engineering, AutoCAD, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Baseball, Basic Math, Basketball, Bible Studies, Biology, Blues Guitar, Bongo, Brazilian Samba, Broadway Singing, Calculus, Cheerleading, Child Acting, Choir, Choreography, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Composition, Contemporary Dance, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Creative Writing, Crocheting, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Dialect Coaching, Didgeridoo, Diving, Drivers Education, Drum, Earth Science, Ear Training, Ecology, Econometrics, Elementary Math, Energy and Earth Sciences, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, European History, Figure Skating, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Filmmaking, Film Scoring, Film Studies, Finance, Fitness, Flexibility Training, French, French Horn, Gardening, GED Test Prep, Geography, Geometry, German, GMAT, Golf, Gospel Singing, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, Hand Drums, History, HTML, Humanities, Improv Acting, Italian, Japanese, Java, JavaScript, Jazz Dancing, Jazz Voice, Knitting, Language, Life Coaching, Life Science, Linear Algebra, Literature, Logic Pro Software, LSAT, Math, Meditation, Method Acting, Microbiology, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Modeling, Modern Dance, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Nursing, Nutrition, Opera Voice, Organ, Pageantry, Percussion, Philosophy, Phonics, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Physics, Piano, Pilates, Podcasting, Poetry, Polish, Pre Algebra, Pro Tools Software, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, Science, Screenwriting, Scuba Diving, Sewing, Shakespearean Acting, Sign Language, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Softball, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Spoken Word, SQL, Stage Performance, Stand Up Comedy, Stretching, Study Skills, Swimming, Swing Dance, Synthesizer, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Video Production, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Web Design, World History, Writing, Yoga, Zoology

About Me

I have been teaching since I was 15 years old! Started with peer to peer tutoring to summer lifeguard and swim lessons for all ages in pool and the ocean! Today, after years of singing back up and performing as a keyboardist or drummer for STOMP, Celtic Celebration, Olivia Newton John, Lou Reed, Rod Stewart and musical theater tour productions of GREASE, No No Nannette, XANADU; I continue teaching to keep me sharing my joy of music and learning!

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