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Popular Acting Teachers Near New York

Jonathan L.

New York, NY
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Adam R.

Watchung, NJ
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Monica S.

Astoria, NY
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Jonathan L. New York, NY

Lessons are very often tailor-made for each individual singer. No two voices are the same, and everyone learns differently. I believe it is more efficient, creative and fun for everyone to teach in a way that is free from a rigid vocal methodology, but that does not abandon universal truths about vocal technique. Every student will learn the concepts that I teach, but with an approach that I will develop with each individual student to help them achieve their goals the fastest.

About Jonathan B.

Originally from the Kansas City area, I studied Vocal Performance, Choral Conducting and Music Education at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. I have performed a wide variety of leading roles in everything from opera and operetta to musical comedy. I have been a featured performer with organizations such as Music Theatre for the People of Kansas City, The Kansas City Symphony, The Kansas City Lyric Opera, Indiana University Opera & Ballet Theatre, 13th Street Repertory, La Muse Venale Acting Troupe, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. I have directed and music directed productions at the collegiate and professional levels. Recent credits include: Indiana Memorial Union Board's production of Godspell, in Bloomington, Indiana, the Hoosier Musical Productions ...

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Alan K. March 3, 2014
Singing
The Best!

Jon helped me do exactly what I'd been trying to do for years: increase vocal stamina, produce a fuller sound, and improve my overall vocal health. He also helped me find great audition rep for my voice. I can't say enough good things about him!
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Kelly B. March 20, 2013
Singing
Has helped me tremendously.

I've taken lessons with Jon for almost 3 years. He's so much fun, and has helped me enormously. Couldn't be happier.
Adam R. Watchung, NJ

I coach monologues, scenes and commercials.

About Adam

Adam runs successful singing, piano & acting studios in New York City & Watchung, New Jersey with clients on Broadway, MTV, & in the film/TV industry. He has also appeared on TV as a singing/confidence coach on TLC’s Date Patrol. He has directed 50 of the over 75 productions he has produced Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Adam's theatrical investment properties include the 2011 Olivier Award winning musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Broadway, West End), Godspell (Broadway), Ghost the Musical (Broadway), Blithe Spirit (West End), The Wedding Singer: The Musical (Broadway), Macbeth (Broadway) with Alan Cumming, How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (Broadway), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Broadway), NEWSICAL - The Musical (Off-Broadway & National Tour), and 27 Heaven ...

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robins April 28, 2008
Adam was very nice and professional and a pleasure to meet and work with. I'm looking forward to working with him again.
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DannyF June 25, 2007
Very nice, professional

I am very happy with my selection, this teacher is everything i hoped for and mor.
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anniec February 21, 2007
couldn't have asked for more!

Adam is a great teacher. My daughter really enjoys going which is great when your only 11years old. Adam is wonderful at explaining to my daughter why she has to do the exercises and how everything will affect her singing voice. So much more then I expected.
Monica S. Astoria, NY

I've been teaching acting for 10 years and my students have gone on to perform on Broadway and professionally all over the world. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to recite a monologue and as time goes on you'll be able to feel comfortable on stage and connect to your character. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Monica

I completed my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a certificate in Music in Education from the New England Conservatory of music and completed a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. I have 
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Rob O. December 14, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Besides being a fantastic vocalist, Monica is also a great teacher. She is very creative, patient and calm (no drama), but is still disciplined and persistent. She managed to get basic music theory into my thick skull and help me with sight reading, and did not yell at me when I didn't do my homework! The only downside is that she is so talented and well trained that she makes singing look effortless.
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Jason L. December 11, 2014
Singing
Monica is such a fantastic teacher. She is one of those people who really listens to the needs of the student, and gives her all at every lesson. Through her knowledge and experience, Monica has rebuilt my voice and my confidence from the bottom up. I highly recommend working with her!
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Dr. Daniel C. December 9, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Monica is a phenomenal teacher! She is incredibly affable and brings both joy and grace to each lesson. Her vocal knowledge and credentials are astounding! Monica has an incredible voice and her ability to demonstrate is immensely beneficial. I would highly encourage any singer, from beginner to advanced, to consider lessons with Monica!

Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ
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Bridget H.

New York, NY
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Amelia L.

New York, NY
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Amy C. Weehawken, NJ

I am a professional actress/ singer/ songwriter and directer. I employ my many years of experience as a performing artist, to help my students develop what is unique and compelling with in them. I believe that everyone has something of value to express. The key is finding creative ways to unleash it.

About Amy

I have been a voice teacher for over twenty- five years. My background includes ten years of classical training with Maestro Julio Berrocal as well as vocal training through the Feldekrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I believe we all have something distinctive that can be developed and expressed through the voice. I work to help the student discover their individual and unique sound. I give them tools to gain the ability and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges that students face both in studying voice and performance since I have been a professional singer for many years. Through my personal experience in ...

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Richard G. October 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
I just want to say that you are one of the most distinguished teachers with TAKELESSONS! - I read your bio and I was very impressed. I would recommend you to any musically inclined student! Keep up the good work!
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PaulG1 May 13, 2012
i could not have BUILT a better teacher/coach. Intuitive, intelligent, knows her subject & knows how to share what she knows.
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DeniseM5 May 6, 2012
Terrific teacher, learning a lot quickly and in an open, creative environment...and Amy makes it all fun!
Bridget H. New York, NY

Focus on building confidence and knowledge, beginner to intermediate. Acting exercises speech, public speaking techniques, elocution and finding meaning in text will be emphasized. Alexander technique used.

About Bridget

I have been a professional voice, music theory and piano teacher for the last ten years, and have loved every minute of it. I am originally from Canada, and went to the University of Windsor to study vocal performance. I was given an opportunity to the study principals of classical singing and musical theater. From there, I began to work as a featured classical soloist and choral singer throughout Canada. I came to New York to continue my studies, and earned a Master of Music degree in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music. I believe that singing lessons should be a lot of fun. With good technique, my students and I can team up to accomplish anything from singing classical songs and even some opera arias to popular songs and musical theater. It is my goal to help you ...

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SabrinaC April 18, 2011
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I have take several lessons with Bridget and find her to be beyond superb! Her teaching style is clear, comprehensive and has already begun to make its impact on my singing. She is encouraging and provides good constructive feedback that benefits her students. I am so happy that we connected and I hope this is the beginning of a long learning relationship.
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andyS October 23, 2010
Bridget is excellent! I'm learning a tremendous amount from her. Bridget has a very pleasant and patient manner as a teacher. She gets right to issue needing attention. I leave each lesson with very practical exercises to work on before seeing her again.
Amelia L. New York, NY

I teach how to act through song

About Amelia

Amelia the Pedagogoue: Please visit my teaching website: http://www.amelialake.com/#!amelia-the-pedagogue/c232y I am a current graduate teaching candidate in Music Education at Brooklyn College. The program leads to New York State Certification in all instruments Kindgarten through Grade 12. I currently teach Yoga-Music Classes at the Corpus Christi School. I invented, designed and implmented these classes as an afterschool program for Pre-K through Grade 8. I have years of experinece working with children. I also teach privately through-out the city. *** Lesson Details *** I am a pleasant, fun teacher with a great smile to offer my students plenty of encouragement! I have helped people of all walks of life, young and old alike! I can help the aspiring singer or

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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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