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Popular Acting Teachers Near Dallas

Michael K.

Denton, TX
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Lisa Kay F.

Fort Worth, TX
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TOYA N.

Dallas, TX
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Michael K. Denton, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Drum, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I have studied guitar thoroughly for the past 5 years. Its wonders have brought me immense joy and serenity. I want each and every student to discover the magic that music creates in our lives and the lives of others around us. Along with the disciplinary aspects of practice, learning an instrument such as the guitar can open imaginary doors like no other instrument. The musical possibilities are endless.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me can be either good or great. I am pretty laid back, but keep a strict tone at times. I like to form great working relationships, as well as lasting friendships with my students. I like to get to know who they are and what they love. It helps me discover how and what to teach them. People are different and like different things, so it is part of my job to ensure that they are enjoying what they are learning. I don't spoil them with pop songs though. I use many traditional, classically involved studies and techniques, as well as all the knowledge that I have obtained from college curriculum. Lessons will include: aural skills, theory, history, and maybe even some jokes here and there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, guitars, marimba, amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, books, amps, tuners, metronomes and whatever else they might need for guitar. I would expect them to provide at least a guitar for themselves. It would be nice for them to have the above I listed but all they really need is a way to practice.

*** Specialties ***
I mainly play classical guitar and flamenco. I do dabble in other styles just to keep it challenging.

Lisa Kay F. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting

About Me

I am a singer-pianist. Or a pianist-singer. :-)
I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater.
I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature.
i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a professional actor.
My post graduate work is in vocal pedagogy.
I have been a professional teacher and performer for over 20 years. My students come in every model imaginable - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Raw beginner or veteran actor or musician, professional recording artist, College music major or American Idol wannabe.

The arts are such a great language for communicating. I grew up with two parents who were professional musicians (mom is a concert pianist) and I also raised 3 children who are professional musicians. We made music our native language in our home. We all have the ability to speak music when it is spoken to us. I don’t ever remember not playing the piano. I started winning piano competitions in high school. I minored in piano, and then did additional post graduate work in piano. I “speak” piano. It has served me so well as a teacher, composer, opera coach. It is really a gateway to understanding all other instruments. The same scenario with my singing.

I began my professional career as an opera singer which has taken me around the world. I have premiered works by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Adler in addition to principal roles and concert work with Pittsburgh Opera, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Dayton Opera, the Tuscia Opera Festival and hundreds of professional engagements. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to belt the National Anthem for several major league teams in a television appearance- and has done so on multiple occasions. (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Reds) I am passionate about vocal jazz and musical theater and am frequently found as a performer in various national and regional venues. Feature concert works include PBS (Gershwin in Concert) as well as featured solo concert works (Pergolesi Stabat Mater) on Italian Public TV.

My approach to music has always been to do what you love. I have never limited myself as a performer to a genre or an instrument. I have explored, applied myself to and enjoyed a very diverse musical career. If you have a passion for an instrument or style of music let's start there first... and then let's discover together all the things you do that uniquely define your musicianship style.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your lessons will always be engaging, challenging and fun!

I am very consistent in my approach to technique, my focus on goals and my demand for excellence. I constantly am working to access with you what your goals are and to provide feedback and support to help you achieve them.

I am very flexible in utilizing a wide variety of repertoire, resources etc. Your lessons are personalized to your skill set and your musical interests. I utilize audio and video recordings almost every week for all my students. I routinely promote and encourage my students to participate in a wide variety of competitions, recitals, workshops and master classes.

I have a very low turnover rate for students and a very high rate of students who have progressed to professional full time careers in music. Students like being a part of my studio and really like the confidence they have in their music abilities in a very short period of time.

I do not use the same curriculum for all students, in face, each curriculum is customized for that student. The components are similar: technique, repertoire, theory, listening, composing, recording and performing.

You can expect the following:You will feel very encouraged and supported in your talent. You will have measurable improvement in your skills. You will have a personal advocate to encourage and direct you in finding and creating opportunities to succeed in your music personally, academically and professionally.

I can't wait to get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
studio room w/ f/w keyboard and a music library including instruments and books w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Digital music library, digital recorder, iPad

*** Specialties ***
Classical, musical theater, jazz and pop.

TOYA N. Dallas, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Classical Voice, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Public Speaking, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community and academic settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and radio host. I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of mediums; including film, television, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I have strong theater experience; including musical theater. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Travel Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Specialties ***
Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater

Van Q.

Fort Worth, TX
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Jerry B.

Klondike, TX
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Carlos R.

Garland, TX
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Van Q. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting

About Me

Van, was born and raised in Los Angeles. During his time in L.A. he appeared in over twenty stage productions
Van Studied with the esteemed Roy London for years Van has appeared in many television shows, including, Millennium, Chicago Hope, Pickett Fences, L.A. doctors, General Hospital, among them.

He has been in films such as Fight Club and End of Days to name a few. Van has done TV and film work in Texas along with Stage work. He has worked at Casa Manana and Dallas Theater Center as Boo in To Kill A Mockingbird, At Theatre Three, he was Arthur in €œSuperior Donuts€ a role that won him best actor by the DFW theater critics. And recently €˜A Behanding in Spokane at second thought theater. Earlier this year he was seen in watertower theater's Grapes of Wrath
Just recently he was Lennie in Theater Arlingtons Of Mice and Men.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have group and private classes available

*** Specialties ***
Breaking down scene. Finding out what you can personally bring to your work.

Jerry B. Klondike, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Film Acting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

I began in high school, realized I had the gift of acting and have dedicated my life to it along with teaching the craft.

Carlos R. Garland, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Audio Engineering, Basketball, boxing, College Admissions, Creative Writing, DJing, DSLR Video, English, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Filmmaking, Film Production, Film Studies, Fishing, Football, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Photography, Poetry, Pro Tools Software, Public Speaking, Reading, Screenwriting, Sociology, Softball, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Stand Up Comedy, Strength and Conditioning, Table Tennis, Theater Acting, Video Production, Voice Acting, Volleyball, Web Design, Writing

About Me

I have worked in many exciting fields such as but not limited to film, music production, television, education, public speaking and radio. My past music industry experiences have exposed me to employment with Island/Def Jam Music Group and Elektra Entertainment. I possess a Bachelor's degree and I have served as the program/promotions director for KGRM and operations manager for GSUTV. I have 20 years of radio experience and 16 years of television experience. He has worked with many notable recording artists and a few film directors. Not only am I an experienced broadcaster, but I'm a writer as well with screenplays that have received finalist nominations in various film festivals. As a theatrical trained actor I have starred in touring plays and I have stage managed several productions.

I have taught at the middle school, high school and collegiate level for 7 years along with being the director of a technical college.

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