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Popular Online Improv Acting Teachers

Lauren F.

Parker, CO
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Crystal S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Matthew Z.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Lauren F. Parker, CO

Focus on being open-minded, thinking and reacting quickly, and acting with creativity.

About Lauren

I have taught music and acting for the past 12 years and I never tire of seeing my students progress and discover their talents! I have performed professionally with choirs, a cappella groups and theatre companies and have written and produced 3 musicals in the community. I believe in learning through creativity and the unique and individual interests of my students.

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I believe in allowing the student to take charge of their own learning. I have developed a program for piano that is geared towards learning the basics and then building on that knowledge by teaching the student to teach themselves.
I cater to the students needs and interests, however I do focus quite liberally on theory and furthering my students' creativity. I'm not terribly strict, ...

Crystal S. Los Angeles, CA

A veteran of competitive improv, Crystal teaches the basics both for fun and as an enhancement to the acting process.

About Crystal

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and ...

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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Stacey N. February 13, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful person and excellent instruction

I have been taking lessons from Crystal for a few months now. I took lessons from others before I moved to the area, and I have had multiple new breakthroughs with Crystal. She is great at finding the language that allows me to understand adjustments, and is very patient and understanding. I was at ease from the first moment I met her. I highly recommend her to other adults looking to get into singing of any kind!
Matthew Z. Huntington Beach, CA

Matt's acting lessons consist of fun improvisational games to allow for authentic emotional reactions in improv. Students will be instructed in game of the scene, the Harold, improvisational singing, character development and many other aspects of improv.

About Matthew

I am primarily a composer, guitarist, tenor, pianist and percussionist and I love sharing what I have learned with others and watching my students develop and grow. My goal is to teach my students until they are better than me, so I hold no secrets, tricks or techniques back and I devote my time and energy to help others become the best musicians, artists and people they can be.I have a BA in music composition and a BA in music history, both from California State University, San Bernardino. I play the guitar, bass, piano, drums, orchestral percussion, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, recorder, harmonica and didgeridoo with varying levels of proficiency and have experience in music theory, songwriting, recording, MIDI, arranging, singing (contemporary, broadway and opera), and acting/performing. ...

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Risa May 14, 2014
Matt is very helpful! Taught me some nice skills and made me be able to sing confidently!
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Bunny May 14, 2014
My lesson with Matthew was great. Even though I have experience with music he was able to help me out with small habits that I needed help breaking. Great teacher really well versed in different styles of music as well as small techniques which will help me build and become a better piano player. All around great experience for my first time taking a piano lesson. Thanks Matt!!!
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Effie May 14, 2014
Gave me a greater understanding of my Algebra.

Thank you so much I really needed it.

Lourdes T.

Tucson, AZ
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Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC
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Joe H.

Orlando, FL
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Lourdes T. Tucson, AZ

Training in improvisation according to "yes, and..." principles.

About Lourdes

I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Phoenix, Capella, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges. In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through thorough evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in students and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally.

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Leon P. August 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lourdes is great, she clearly knows what she is talking about when it comes to singing.
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Blake C. June 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
Lourdes was my singing coach for well over two years. With her, I not only learned how to sing but also a great deal about music, writing, philosophy and more. When I first started taking lessons with her, I had only wanted to sing. However, through working with her I was convinced to set my bar much higher. After working with her on the basics, I decided to go back to school to study music. With her continued tutelage and advice throughout this endeavor I have been able to not only meet expectations in an entirely new field but achieve notable academic success. Thanks in large part to her support, I am now gearing up to go to grad school and have been offered a GTA position with The University of Arizona's School of music. With Lourdes, I got so much more than just a voice coach. I ended up meeting a vibrant and brilliant individual who could help refine not only my musical abilities, but also my academic and professional skills. In whatever domain you intend to seek Lourdes' services, you will be pleasantly surprised to find yourself sitting with a true expert.

What I found the greatest part of her services was her continued focus on excellence. Strangely, this became the most challenging aspect of our work together as well. Lourdes encouraged me to push the envelope in directions I had never expected, but now the world seems like a place full of opportunity. My work with her can best be described as a crucible, from which I emerged far more capable and well-rounded than I had thought possible. If you're looking for more than just another tutor or coach, I can recommend no individual more motivating, energetic, capable and all around excellent than Lourdes C.
Stephanie Q. Asheville, NC

My approach to improv acting is to use acting techniques to gain self confidence in public speaking. Very good for job interviews, presentations, and sales work.

About Stephanie

I am returning to private instruction, after completing several major projects, and eager to impart my fresh new ideas to my new students here on TakeLessons!

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano teacher, with a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

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Mira M. September 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Stephanie is amazing. She is an excellent teacher and truly cares for her students. I have been taking lessons from her for a month now and really love it. She makes sure to explain things and makes it fun! She is an inspiration and I love doing my homework and always look forward to go to my lessons with her! Stephanie makes sure that her students will succeed in their goals. She is patient. It is up to us to really do our homework in order to achieve excellency which Stephanie provides for her students!
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J B. February 18, 2014
Violin
Stephanie is extraordinary!

I never gave it any thought that it would be possible to learn such a complex instrument via Skype. To find someone as professionally trained as her is very challenging in of itself, but to have someone of her caliber teach my daughter from many miles away in the comfort of our home is truly amazing! Stephanie was very patient, observant, extremely knowledgeable and a talented teacher. It is quite a luxury to have the opportunity to work with her. I'd recommend her highly. If you are hesitant to try her online lessons I would suggest you at least give it a chance; you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Jared W. February 15, 2014
Piano
Great piano teacher for youth or adults

I have known Stephanie Quinn for over 14 years, during which she has been my piano teacher, mentor, and friend. Her accomplishments as a professional musician--on piano and violin--are numerous and impressive in and of themselves. What distinguishes Stephanie, however, from other performers / teachers is her unique combination of competence, passion, and disciplined approach to teaching. Her studio, which includes students of all ages and levels, is unmistakable proof of that. I am extremely grateful to Stephanie for starting me on a path towards love of music, and for helping me develop the ability to share it with others.
Joe H. Orlando, FL

Beginners:
An introduction to the basic techniques of the Michael Chekhov Technique. Whether you're working on a particular audition or just looking to sharpen your skills, private coaching with Joe can help. Auditioning and acting skills taught through the framework of the Michael Chekhov Technique of Acting. Our private studio or your space.

Intermediate:
An in-depth exploration of the Michael Chekhov Process using NMCA Chart of Inspired Action.

Advanced:
Students will work in an atmosphere that will challenge them to make creative, instinctive and intelligent choices that will bring to the fore their acting to new heights and will add depth to their scene work, creativity and characterizations. Students will learn how to analyze a scene and synthesize their analysis, so that their work lives organically within their actor’s instrument: the body, using and applying a deeper understanding of the Chekhov Process.

All levels will explore the techniques of the Michael ...

About Joe

If you are an actor, no matter what level of experience, looking for new inspiration and discoveries within your artistic work, you will want to embrace this exceptional opportunity to study and work with theatre/film practitioner Joe H. within the Art of Acting.

Joe H. has been teaching private acting lessons since 2005 and is available to teach lessons at your home, at his home studio, local rental studio and/or online. Joe has helped his acting students, through the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, overcome acting blocks, dry spells, plateaus, and reach artistic freedom of expression in their artistry.

Joe received his theater training at the City University of NYC with actor/instructor, F. Murray Abraham, Marge Linney, David Garfield and Mark Zeller. He’s also a National ...

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Luis D. October 17, 2014
Acting · In studio
Joe is a great actor and an Amazing instructor. He really challenges you to view your craft from a different perspective and even shows it in his acting. Watching Joe act and learning from Joe has helped me as an actor get one step closer to making my acting better. Thank you Joe!
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Cora Anne W. October 14, 2014
Acting · In studio
Joe is one amazing Actor, who experience shows on Set, I was blown away seeing his performance on Set , as an Acting Coach his experience with Students will last a lifetime I highly recommend taking Joe's acting class
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Cora M. October 13, 2014
Acting · In studio
My daughter, who is attending high school, has been greatly impacted by the acting techniques taught in Joe's acting class and overall everything she has grasped and needed to carry on with her, as she enters this exciting adventure to pursue her career in acting. Thank you Joe for your talent, and wanting to share that with the world!!

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