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Popular Acting Teachers Near New York

Athena R.

New York, NY
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Dominic S.

Brooklyn, NY
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Liza M.

New York, NY
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Athena R. New York, NY

Learn the real business of acting. Audition prep. Scene study. Monologues. Headshots, agents and how to make it as an actor.

About Athena

Athena has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer/songwriter, actress, musician and teacher. She is originally from Toronto, but is now based out of New York City.

Athena has released 5 CDs, toured North America (both as a singer/songwriter and as an actress), and taught voice, piano, guitar, songwriting and acting for the past 13 years. She has shared the stage Sarah McLachlan and Jim Carrey, and taught songwriting to girls with Lisa Loeb (the teaching project with Lisa Loeb was made into a documentary and premiered at Tribeca Cinemas). Her music videos LOVE IS LOVE and LOGICAL SONG charged #1 on MTV's LOGO TV.

As a teacher, Athena has worked at numerous schools, organizations, and colleges across North America, including Oregon State University, Montcalm College, Manhattan ...

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Brandi B. November 20, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I don't know where to start! Athena is the absolute best! She is truly making my vision of song writing come true
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Rachel K. March 6, 2014
Great teacher!

Athena is a super teacher - extremely knowledgeable and patient, and wonderful to work with!
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kiersten S. March 6, 2014
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Highly recommend

My daughter loves taking lessons with Athena. She takes the lessons seriously and expects the same of her students. My daughter is learning a lot and loving it. Athena has helped her feel positive about piano and motivated to practice and learn.
Dominic S. Brooklyn, NY

Monologue and Scene work

About Dominic

A professional voice teacher from The Boston Conservatory of Music, Dominic S. (lyric baritone) has years of experience teaching people of all ages, and in all styles of music. Professionally, he has performed in National Tours, Off Broadway, and in major films.

"Music has always been my absolute favorite thing in the world, and so to teach it to others through singing really is special."

Currently Dominic's studio consists of -
An Academy Award winner
A Tony Award nominee
One student is working with Lady Gaga's producer
One student is signed with Akon
Two students are currently performing on Broadway

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Music is fun.

My personality is laid back, but I would never say that I teach that way.
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Carlton May 14, 2014
Great intro to singing. I have never taken singing lessons because I never thought I could have a singing voice, but after taking this intro course with Dominic it made me realize that I could develop my voice into something good. Dominic is very knowledgeable and very patient. I recommend using headphones so you can hear the piano as you are going through breathing exercises.
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Wendell May 14, 2014
Dominic is terrific! I haven't been this close to a piano or keyboard in probably 30 years. He was very patient and kept me focused.It's amazing how things come back to you. I will definitely keep him as my teacher. Thank you Dominic!

Marian
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Deeann May 14, 2014
Other than a technical difficulty, the instructor was fantastic. I learned a lot, and look forward to learning more!
Liza M. New York, NY

Coaching: monologues, auditions, character work for a role in a show

About Liza

I have been professionally singing and taking voice lessons since the age of 9! I went through various styles in my love and performance of music, starting with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and all of Motown, Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), R&B, and Classical/Opera (starting when I was in high school and attending Interlochen Arts Camp)...

Having received a Bachelor's of Music in Voice (Music Theatre Performance) from NYU, I stayed in NYC after graduation performing in musical theatre and theatre, mostly in the city.

In 2009, I decided to apply to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, with the intent to broaden my range of skill and opportunity as a performer, but also with the intention to teach, with the higher degree strengthening this possibility. I began to teach ...

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Alyssa P. August 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
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Liza is a fantastic teacher! I hadn't sung in a long time and was nervous to get back into it. Liza not only made me feel very comfortable at my first lesson, but also made it a ton of fun! During future sessions she was also very good at helping me develop goals and determine what I wanted to accomplish during my lessons. When I had a chance to sing in front of people, Liza was incredibly supportive and quick to respond to any questions I had over email to help me prepare outside of lessons as well.

Liza is an incredibly dedicated voice teacher and is extremely knowledgeable. In just the first few lessons, the corrections she gave me helped me improve my vocal range, strength, and technique. I would definitely recommend Liza as a teacher!
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Karena R. April 25, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent Vocal Coach. Highly recommended.

I have been taking weekly lessons with Liza for over a year and would highly recommend her. I looked for a vocal coach after my first club gig as a front-woman for a rock band. Apparently I was not using my voice correctly as I was extremely hoarse following the performance. Liza taught me how to breath, stand & 'place' my voice (be aware of all of the muscles that create one's speaking & singing voice). Using her methodology, I am able to get through a full set without any vocal strain. She is a good communicator and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Liza!
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Oscar V. March 6, 2014
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My main concern for taking lessons with Take Lessons is to improve my singing voice, able to hold my breath for a longer time and not strain my vocal chords after an hour of singing.

Liza was very patient with me and she really guided me on the preparations before singing, and it helped me a lot. I feel the improvement I made even for few weeks of lessons.

I highly recommend Liza for people who wanted to improve their voice skills.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Liza M. and the Take Lessons staffs,

Sean J.

New York, NY
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Marjorie K.

New York, NY
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New York, NY
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Sean J. New York, NY

I will work with anyone from newbies to veterans.

About Sean

I am a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and New School University. I hold multiple certificates in performing, recording arts, and small business. I have attended legendary schools, such as the Second City in Chicago. I have trained with some of the most sought-after coaches for on-camera acting, auditioning, improvisation, and voice in New York.

I have been working with actors for over ten years in Master Classes for youth, directing for stage and film, and (now) as a private coach. I have worked with beginning students as well as veterans performing in long-running shows in New York. This year, I also provided coaching for a top NY acting teacher.

Marjorie K. New York, NY

I teach actors, speakers and singers how to up their performance level by completely wiping out stage fright and performance anxiety. This is a learned skill that is guaranteed to bring your performances to the highest level. I teach audition and performance preparation. What needs to be practiced a head of time before you get to your audition or performance. These preparation skills will give you the confidence to be your absolute best for all of your performances and auditions!

About Marjorie

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC for the past 25 years.

Marjorie received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Special Studies Award in Voice and Opera from the Eastman School of Music. Marjorie has sung at Venice's Grand Teatro La Fenice, Carnegie Hall in NY, Rome's Teatro dell'Opera, Cagliari's Teatro Lirico and the New York Grand Opera.

She was the winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition and a finalist in both the Enrico Caruso Voice ...

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Renee M. October 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 13-year daughter Lola really enjoys her sessions with Marjorie as she is preparing for auditions for LaGuardia High School and she has made such incredible progress in just two weeks that I am simply amazed. Marjory is much more than just a fantastic vocal coach. Marjorie's radiant energy and expertise keeps my daughter focused and entertained at the same time. I feel like we have hit the lottery with this amazing teacher
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Martha J. January 14, 2014
Piano
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BEST TEACHER EVER!

Looking for a responsible..Nice..professional teacher? Your in the right place Marjorie is the best..I loved the whole time I was with her I felt like I learned 2 lessons in 1. She was always a sweet heart and she was just AMAZING!
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Urszula G. January 13, 2014
Singing
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Absolutely the most amazing teacher!

Marjorie is the most professional and amazing teacher you could ever have!!!! It is something magical about her... She made me believe in myself again:) and I know my voice is getting better and better. Marjorie thank you for everything! You are the best!!! X
Stephanie B. New York, NY

Have been training actors in NYC for 15 years and many have gone on to films, TV, getting agents. Have been director and casting director in both NY and LA and know what auditions entail and what they want to see in order to cast you!

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Director, Dialect Coach. Acting coach

New York THEATER

Red Noses by Peter Barnes – The Secret Theater - 2015

The Cherry Orchard (A Comedy in Four Acts) by Anton Chekhov– Access Theater (added ASL performances) – 2013/2014

How the Day Runs Down (World Premiere) by John Langdon– The Spoon Theatre (added ASL performances) – 2011

Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson - The Spoon Theatre – 2010

23 Coins (World Premiere New Musical) by Mark Abrahamson– One of Theatreworlds 5 best of the year – The Spoon Theatre – 2009

See Us: Showcase for the ‘Abled’ actor – The Spoon Theatre – 2009

No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs by John Redwood– The Spoon Theatre – 2008

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About Stephanie

Check out my Take Lessons blog article! http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-tips

NYC teacher, director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 14 years in NYC.

Have taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists.

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Alexis R. October 8, 2014
Accent Reduction · In studio
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She's a great teacher!
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eledryth F. September 18, 2014
Dialect Coaching · Online
The best I have seen dealing with dialect coaching - we did lessons via Skype and she helped me not only tone down my Indian accent but also to learn a British one!
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Courtney K. July 2, 2014
Acting · In studio
I cannot say enough about how amazing Stephanie is! She's extremely attentive to each actor's individual needs so you are able to delve more deeply into your work, be it a scene, monologue, or new accent. I am definitely looking forward to working with Stephanie again!

Acting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Acting in New York and nearby areas. Learn how to act by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review New York Acting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Acting lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Acting student, intermediate Acting student, or advanced Acting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Acting skills. Your choices for a New York Acting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Acting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, ...

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