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Popular Acting Teachers Near Minneapolis

Cole T.

Saint Paul, MN
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Thomas C.

Saint Paul, MN
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Melody M.

Minneapolis, MN
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Cole T. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Guitar, Piano, Singing

About Me

Music lessons are meant to help the student grow in more than just competence in their instrument. They build personal confidence, social skills, and a love for the arts. With my ability to teach piano, vocals and guitar, your student has my experience to tap into as they grow as a musician.

I have been performing professionally for churches, theaters, and restaurants since the age of 16, applying my education and training in the music industry. Growing up, I took piano lessons from ages 5 - 18, then went on to continue my passion for music by taking music composition and theory courses. This allows me to link piano, guitar and voice together in and out of lessons. You, and your student, have everything to gain from hiring me as a teacher!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach piano by the book, but supplement the curriculum with a blank manuscript book. This allows the student to write, compose, and learn more about music theory as I help them with their weekly lesson material. Once the student has a basic understanding of theory and note reading, I include songs that they enjoy to listen to. Often times, I teach them how to score out music they hear on the radio for playback on the piano.

Guitar and vocals have a slightly different approach. I focus on the basics, giving tips on how to be a good player or singer. We learn songs that build technique, often chosen by me to fit their needs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books and other items when the need arises. The student should own the instrument they are interested in.

*** Specialties ***
For piano, I have used various methods for child beginner and adult beginner to child intermediate to adult advanced (Alfred, Bastien, Faber). I prefer to ask what specific goals the student may have to accomplish, and focus on a tailor-made curriculum that fits their goals. For example: If a student wishes to know about jazz improvisation on piano, we discuss scale methods and chord settings that apply. If a guitar student wants to know about soloing, we discuss scale patterns and study other solos.

I can work in any genre or style that fits the needs of the student.

Thomas C. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Drum, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

A love of music began in the third grade. I started on a silver metal clarinet and have not stopped playing. I am a musician, composer, arranger and performer. I hold a B.A. in music and have taught in the schools for 22 years. I bring extensive knowledge and humor to my teaching. I enjoy working with all age levels and pride myself on being intensely positive.

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus of music lessons is to overcome problems and increase skill and enjoyment in performance. I always want to focus on what was done well and carefully work on skills that will increase enjoyment. I will play with you to model and help you self correct as you learn musical concepts and musicianship. We will use method books for fundamentals and supplement with music that interest the students. After a time students will learn skills needed to perform a wider range of music

*** Studio Equipment ***
most instruments

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide an instrument , method book, stand and supplies for that instrument. I will bring an instrument to play along and model.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly and orff methods

Melody M. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting

About Me

Are you looking to sing outside the shower, work on material for your band, build your repertoire, sing in the church choir, audition for a production, become a better lead singer in your rock or pop band, overcome stage-fright or wanting to get to “the next level?” You have come to the right place!

My lessons provide students with an opportunity to deeply explore the voice, build confidence, and to develop healthy and effective singing practices, which can be applied to any style of musical singing.

A well-rounded music education is very important and I have fun and educational resources for learning vocal technique, ear training, harmony, pitch matching and music theory.

I am very fortunate to have performed and studied Classical and Opera, musical theater productions, have sang in Rock, Pop, Country, R&B bands and can bring that real-world experience into the lesson. The student will receive real hands-on knowledge about singing in a variety of environments and how to manage his/her vocal goals!

In addition to being vocally healthy, I encourage self-expression and enhance self-esteem in my students: singers of all ages, skill levels and styles. Plus, it has to be fun, otherwise why do it? Singing is a process and less about the end goal and we train the body, mind and use imagination and it's a very exciting process!

***My students regularly receive scholarships and placement in music schools and programs around the U.S., have won competitions, do well in auditions, are performing in successful bands and/or recording artists.

I am energetic and enthusiastic; actively promote values and traditional teaching practices coupled with the introduction of technology into the lesson. My experience as an educator is to share passion and talent for music with the next generation of musicians and outstanding communication skills. I really care about my students and provide the tools to help them reach their goals!

Degrees:
Bachelor of Music, minor in Psychology from Michigan State University
Master of Vocal Pedogogy from Oakland University

Here is some of my experience as a performer: I have sung Internationally at the renowned “Eisteffodd Music Festival” in Wales, toured through Britain and performed at the L’aupin Agile Cabaret in Paris. I was honored with a nomination to attend the prestigious Yale Cabaret Conference and worked with cabaret legend Julie Wilson and Manhattan Transfer founder Laurel Masse. Sung and performed roles with the Mid-Michigan and Detroit Opera Companies. Performed a production of “Sleepwalkers” with the Kari Margolis Brown Company at the O’Shaughnessy Theatre. I currently perform all over the Twin Cities with my own R&B/Soul Band, “Melody and The Dramatics!” Plus, I am a contract vocalist and perform in a variety of other projects, so needless to say, it is all a very awesome ride!

*** Lesson Details ***
My laid-back and fun approach allows for versatility and is tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. When studying the art of singing you are gaining skills, which build confidence.

When you understand what you’re doing and why, you bring more confidence to your performance. Progress is made with regular practice outside of lessons. Voice students record each private lesson on tape and take notes in their own notebooks.

I have "warm-up" tracks which you can use in your car or at home and you will notice significant improvement once you start your routine.

Practicing is very important and I have great methods to teach students how to maximize their time and get the best results! I am privileged to have an opportunity to teach and very passionate about coaching a student to meet his or her musical goals!

Also, I have a Beagle named "Bacon" and he will always be very excited to see you, however he does calm down when you're in the studio. In addition, I have two cats, so please let me know if you have allergies or any special recommendations.

Thanks so much!
Melody

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the music room, PA system, piano, keyboard, laptop, recording microphone, microphone, mirror

*** Travel Equipment ***
At my location, I provide a keyboard/piano, sound system, music stand, microphone and anything for non-classical. Otherwise, for acoustic, it's a keyboard, no PA equipment. If I go to a student's house, I need a keyboard or piano.

The house is in a cul-de-sac and there is ample street parking. Also, in the case of a snow emergency, you will be able to park in the driveway.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in a variety of vocal styles including, rock, pop, jazz, country and classical, keyboard and music theory. I have been trained by some of the best instructors in the country and strive for my students to be vocally healthy, so they'll have long careers. I also perform in professional bands, orchestras and can bring that experience into the lesson.
Energetic and enthusiastic; actively promote values and traditional teaching practices coupled with the introduction of technology into the lesson. Experienced educator eager to share passion and talent for music with the next generation of musicians and outstanding communication skills.

Andra S.

Minneapolis, MN
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Mark H.

Osseo, MN
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Cynthia U.

Saint Paul, MN
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Andra S. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Raised on a beef and wheat farm in North Dakota by folk musicians, Andra began touring and performing at festivals at a young age. Classically trained and a veteran of musical theater, the guitar-playing singer moved to Minneapolis in 1996, where she has gone on to make a name for herself as one of the finest vocalists around.
A regular performer on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Andra has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, rock, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner.
Although mainly known as a vocalist, Andra has been quietly honing her songwriting craft, self-releasing a solo album in 2006 called Patchwork Story. She is signed to Grammy-winning label
Red House Records, and has released her new album Little Heart. Full of infectious originals, the album is a twang-tinged mix of country, rock, folk and blues, which is sure to be a favorite on Americana and AAA radio. Already generating a lot of buzz and media interest, this album shows that Andra is poised to become the next big voice in country, Americana and roots music.
Throughout 2013 Andra will be touring in support of the new album and showcasing at various festivals, including South By Southwest (SXSW) and the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis.

3 years as a vocal teacher at The School Of Rock

1 year at St. Olaf College and Bismarck State College studying music theory and composition.

*** Lesson Details ***
We will start with warm ups, and talk about fundamental ins and outs of singing such as breath, intonation, and protecting your voice. We will pinpoint where you are as a singer whether you are just starting out or have lots of experience. You will have clear knowledge of what to work on between lessons to reach the goals we set together that are tailored individually for you. You will wind up with a skill set for singing that will stay with you wherever your singing may take you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: pro tools, PA, microphones, keyboard, wurlitzer, guitar, bass, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a laptop, and iPad and keep notes for each student, a piano or keyboard would be helpful but not necessary if in the students home. Student should keep a folder, paper, writing utensil.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in Folk, Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, Beginning theory, and twelve years as a nanny so also young children

Mark H. Osseo, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

Mark H. has been a professional teacher, musician, and singer for over 20 years. He has taught Voice, Guitar, Acting, Bass Guitar, & Music Theory to students of all ages in various settings ranging from private lessons to college classrooms. He is a fun, experienced, passionate teacher willing to work with students of all levels from beginners to professionals. Mark absolutely loves helping all his students achieve their individual goals.

Mark has performed in musical groups that have played locally and toured nationally. He has opened for national recording artists such as Eddie Money, Blackfoot, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Molly Hatchet, and Shooting Star (to name just a few). He has extensive songwriting experience and has composed original songs for various local bands. He has also produced musical scores for theatrical productions at the University of Minnesota, Harmon Place Players, and the Rhombus Theater Company.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect lessons to be structured while being tailored to their desires and goals. Mark likes to focus on what students want to learn while pushing them to challenge themselves. His goal is to “bring out the artist” in his students but he also understands lessons should be fun.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will suggest necessary teaching materials/books. Students need their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Pop, etc

Cynthia U. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting

About Me

I am a professional working actor, director, producer and writer who has been teaching acting classes for 10 years in the Twin Cities. With 35 years of experience on stage, screen and television, students will find me to be not only extremely knowledgeable, but honest, kind and encouraging. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Theater from U.W.-Stevens Point, and augmented my studies with top-notch instructors in Los Angeles. While in Hollywood, I worked in television and films as an actor, and continue to do so in the Twin Cities. I am in the unique position of being able to provide many of my students with real-life experiences; casting them in projects with which I am affiliated. I have also worked as the on-set acting coach for film projects. Together, we will build your skills at your pace, from the ground up, in a nurturing environment. My teaching style is firm, but flexible; allowing for each student's unique way of learning and applying the skills they learn. ***Please note that I do have cats at my studio, so if you are highly allergic, coming to my space may not be the most comfortable fit for you.***

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer a 6-part class "Acting Essentials for Beginners" which is comprised of one-hour lessons (Six Hours Total). By the end of the class, you will have learned the basic acting foundations, about HOW the acting business works, and will have your first monologue under your belt for use in an audition. After your first six weeks, you can decide if you'd like more private lessons, or I can pair you up with another actor for a 2-person Scene Study class. I teach you how to work and think like an actor. Because this is a competitive business, I am fairly strict about homework and ask that students arrive prepared for class with any exercises you have been assigned. I am very supportive, and offer praise when you put in the work--trying is what counts--success may take some time! If you put in the effort--your chances of succeeding are great! ***Buy Your Six Lessons Now!
------------ I also offer Absolute Beginners 2, Two-Person Private Scene Study, Monologue Coaching, Audition Preparation, and Role Preparation. Additionally, I am available for on-set coaching (rates vary, depending on budget of the project.)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Video camera and laptop to upload your work, if you'd like a file!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books, hand-outs.

*** Specialties ***
Meisner, Eric Morris, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler; I use exercises and techniques across a range of teaching philosophies. I teach for both film and stage.

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