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Popular Improv Acting Teachers Near Media

Hannah V.

Philadelphia, PA
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Parke F.

Philadelphia, PA
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Amy P.

Philadelphia, PA
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Hannah V. Philadelphia, PA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Adobe InDesign, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP U.S. History, Chess, Child Acting, Cooking, Creative Writing, Drawing, Drum, DSLR Video, Embroidery, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Grammar, Hand Drums, History, Humanities, Improv Acting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Nutrition, Painting, Paper Crafts, Percussion, Photography, Poetry, Public Speaking, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Spelling, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Study Skills, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, Web Design, Writing, Yoga

About Me

Hello! I am Hannah V.S. - I am a recent University of Pennsylvania graduate (with honors), where I earned a B.A. in English and minored in Theatre Arts.

I am a professional actress, director, photographer and poet living and working in Philadelphia. I have excellent communication skills, and am pleasant, polite and reliable.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Parke F. Philadelphia, PA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Clowning, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting

About Me

Teaching Philosophy

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” We, as theatre artists, have heard this time and time again in acting classes, from casting directors, and from family and friends. I believe that the “who” may get an actor in front of certain people; however, it is the “what” that will keep them working. As an instructor, I encourage my students to keep networking while they delve into the nuts and bolts of their craft.
As theatre artists, we must have a working knowledge of many different aspects of the world: business, finance, arts, humanities, science, politics, and history. This knowledge will allow the artist to fuse his/her personal or imaginative experiences with the world of the play. I help develop this in artists through practical script analysis for the actor, the four C’s (concentration, contact, connection, communication), awakening the imagination, personalization (sensory details and subtext), action/objective, and characterization/transformation. I strive to have these artists understand these concepts intellectually, vocally, and physically. I want the actors whom have trained under me to have a precise process, and the will power that will help them hone their craft while simultaneously grounding them into their careers.
To develop these skills, I feel it is essential that the artist needs to first find their “universal self.” By adjusting posture and regionalisms in their speech, their instrument will be open and ready for the work and the possibility of discovery. Then the actors can discover their character’s universal self; funnily enough, by adjusting their posture and speech style.
To accomplish this I use a Stanislavski based acting technique with exercises from Meisner, Hagen, and Improv. For movement training, I use a technique called Dynamic Presence Training, which uses the Suzuki Actor Training Method, Plastiques, Stage Combat, Martial Arts, Slow Tempo Exercises, Lecoq, Laban/Bartenieff, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and Contact Improv to help establish an easy but present actor on the stage. Then vocally, I use techniques based off exercises from Linklater and Fitzmaurice to help with opening up the resonators. Finally, for speech I use exercises from Lessac, Roy Hart, and Edith Skinner.
When teaching, I expect my students to feel that they have many different ways to connect with their partners onstage, as well as with stage managers and directors. I want them to feel like they can handle anything given to them. Also, I want them to be able to critique and adapt other actors’ choices, so they can either gain that certain actor’s skill or avoid that actor’s choice. I hope that my students will gain imagination, precision, speed, intelligence, and passion.

Amy P. Philadelphia, PA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arrangement and Composition, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Amy's teaching is centered on making her students love music.
Amy has been teaching students full time since 2009.
After graduating from Eastern University with a B.A. in Vocal Performance, Amy Peck has a broad range of experiences that make her a uniquely qualified voice teacher. Having taught piano and voice full time for over 5 years, Amy is an experienced teacher with fun and educational lesson plans. As a performer, Amy has performed nationally and internationally in opera festivals, as well as musical theatre venues. Please email with questions. References and Resume can be sent to you upon request. Studio policies are as follows....

Cancellation and Promptness
You must contact me 48 hours before the start of your lesson time if you need to cancel or reschedule. Otherwise, you are responsible for the payment for that lesson. There is no exception if I am not contacted before your lesson. The following are exceptions to the cancellation policy:
• Emergencies: Late cancellations due to emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis at my discretion.
• Sudden Illness: Please call before your lesson time to reschedule. If you are unsure about cancelling, please call and we can discuss your symptoms.
• Inclement weather
Please reschedule if:
• You are at the beginning of a cold
• You have a fever or a stomach virus
• You have a sore throat or feel very hoarse
Lessons will start and end on time. Please call or text if you will be late. As students are often booked back to back, lateness will not be accommodated at the expense of other students.
Note: Assume your lesson will continue as scheduled, even if it falls on a minor holiday. I am happy to reschedule with sufficient notice.

Parking
Please park in the gravel parking lot in front of the house. Do not park in the paved parking lot, unless it is a weekend, as that is for the local businesses

Payment
Payment is to be made at or before the lesson. If a check does not clear, you are responsible for a $20.00 fee.

Lesson Rates
$50.00 for one hour
$40.00 for 45 minutes
$25.00 for 30 minutes

Studio Class
Every few months I will hold a Studio Class. Studio Class is a performance workshop for the singers of a teacher’s studio. Students sing for the class and receive feedback. It is an excellent opportunity to prepare for performances and auditions. There will a guest pianist, director, or singer to join me in running the class. It is held in my living room, and between 8- 10 students participate. Students are invited on a rotating basis. The fee for the class is $10.00.

Recitals
Recitals will take place in the beginning and the end of the year; one at Christmas time and one in late spring. All students are invited to perform. It is not required but highly recommended. Parents, family and friends are invited to recitals. They will be held in local venues around the Philadelphia area.

General
 I have a dog. She is Hypo-allergenic, 4 pounds full grown, and very friendly.

 If you arrive early and I am with another student, you may come in and sit in the living room.

 As singing is a physical activity, it is often beneficial to use hands-on techniques. I will always ask the student before physical contact and respect his/her comfort zone.

 Parents and/or guests are welcome to observe the lesson, just please let me know in advance.

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