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Popular Acting Teachers Near Mesquite

Alex B.

Dallas, TX
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Lisa Kay F.

Fort Worth, TX
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TOYA N.

Dallas, TX
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Alex B. Dallas, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

Alex holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Musical Theater from the prestigious Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. During his time at OCU, Alex trained with some of the country's top voice and theatre professionals including Brenda Holleman, David Herendeen, Karen Coe Miller, Jen Waldman, Andrew Byrne, Nancy Opel, Lily Wosk, Nicole Vallins, and many more.

Since college, Alex has taught, performed, and directed in Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Kansas, and Florida.

Alex has concentrated on teaching private voice since 2007. Working with performers in National Tours, Concerts, Summerstock, and regional theaters across the country. Alex served as music director for various productions throughout the country. In addition, Alex worked as an acting coach for several productions.

Alex has students both on and off Broadway, in touring productions, and in regional theaters throughout the country.

*** Lesson Details ***
Are you new to the world of singing?

Are you a singer and need a safe place to learn and grow?

Are you going to audition after audition and feel like you a€™re just not getting anywhere?

I CAN HELP!

In your voice lesson, we will work to help you produce a better, consistent sound in a healthy and relaxed manner that will let you produce. We will will work to find a personal connection to every song that will take your performance miles beyond what you thought you were capable of!

So what are you waiting for? Improve your sound today!

Alex strives to create an open and trusting environment when he teaches. Alex believes that to truly perform a song well, the singer needs to feel a personal connection with the music.

"I want everyone that works with me to know that they're safe to try and discover new things. That way they can go out in the world with renewed confidence and the skills to reach their goals!"
- Alex B. -

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright Piano, Comprehensive Music Library, Love Seat, Desk, and Office Chair.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard that can travel, though a piano is preferable.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in preparing the voice for performance as well as strengthening and maintaining a strong and healthy technique.

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.

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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

John P.

Frisco, TX
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Sarah M.

Dallas, TX
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Katie K.

Fort Worth, TX
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John P. Frisco, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Child Acting, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Voice Acting

About Me

The truth will always convey.

Acting is doing truthfully under imaginary circumstances...

I am gifted with the ability to coach you through a series of simple exercises that once mastered will provide you with the foundation you need.

*** Lesson Details ***
ACTING
Six Lessons on Objectives
Three Lessons on Character
Three Lessons on Text

*** Specialties ***
Stanislavsky SYSTEM

Meisner Technique

Linklater technique for Freeing the Natural Voice

Sarah M. Dallas, TX

Subjects Taught

Accent Reduction, Acting, Audition Prep, Dialect Coaching, Film and TV Acting, Piano, Screenwriting, Singing, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

Since graduating in 2003 from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Drama, I've worked steadily as a professional actress, musician, teacher, and writer, based out of both New York City and Los Angeles. In May of this year, I relocated to Dallas, Texas to be near family, and am excited by the potential of the impressive local arts scene here.

I love teaching and consider each student a gift. Taking part in minds opening and skills developing; discovering how to connect with each individual; the moment when a student's eyes light up and say "Ohhh.. I get it... its like/when..." - these are remarkable experiences to share.

Okay, to be specific about what working with me looks like! Lessons will emphasize:
1. open, honest communication
2. curiosity
3. defining and working towards your specific goals (or, figuring it out along the way)
4. a playful, flexible approach

Lessons will be supported with careful preparation and clear notes/practice suggestions (which will be emailed to the student within 24 hours of our session).

I look forward to the prospect of working with you!

Katie K. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Elementary Math, Grammar, Improv Acting, Math, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Pre Algebra, Singing, Spelling, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

My specialties are singing and acting/performing. I love helping others understand topics I am passionate about and seeing them light up when they finally understand a new concept. It is extremely rewarding for me and challenges me to go above and beyond the expectations of other teachers. I have had lots of great training in many areas and have always been a great student who comes up with effective ways to learn.

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