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Popular Online Improv Acting Teachers

Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA
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Kortnee L-Mc.

New Braunfels, TX
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Lourdes C.

Tucson, AZ
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Jessie M. Pasadena, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Geometry, Gospel Singing, History, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Language, Math, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Pre Algebra, Reading, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment!

Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer at churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to perform and study music because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it.

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!

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Kortnee L-Mc. New Braunfels, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Creative Writing, Dance, English, Essay Writing, Fitness, Flute, French, Grammar, Health Coaching, Improv Acting, Language, Life Coaching, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Nutrition, Phonics, Piano, Piccolo, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Running, Saxophone, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Skiing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Study Skills, Swimming, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Weight Loss, Writing

About Me

Hi There!

Today is your day to start those piano lessons! Right?

Please contact me for additional availability. I have more options than are shown here.

Whether I am teaching a piano lesson, directing a play or training for a triathlon, you will find that I am always full of enthusiasm and positive life energy.

I look forward to helping you meet your performing arts goals. There is nothing more beneficial to your well-being and contentment than participating in the arts!

When I was a little girl, I begged my parents for piano lessons.... and then flute lessons... and then saxophone lessons, and then oboe lessons... and then voice lessons.... and the list goes on and on! They couldn't keep me away from music and theatre.

I studied music and theatre in college as well as having earned a Master's degree in Health and Wellness Education. Music, theatre and the performing arts have been my passion since I was a child. I am lucky enough to enjoy doing what I love for my career.

I am an award- winning educator. I spent ten years a public school teacher and was proud to be nominated several times for TEACHER OF THE YEAR and also was honored two times as a statewide regional finalist for the prestigious HEB Excellence in Education Award.

Your goals are just one click away!
Music and theatre? Poetry reading? Public speaking? Need help writing a story? Editing? Life direction and coaching? Parenting and discipline? Healthy weight loss?
I am here to help you find your path!

Come join me in the world of the arts. Your health and wellness depend on it! Today is the day to start fulfilling your dream! All ages welcome and encouraged. Little ones and "grown-ups" too... It's never too late!

*** Lesson Details ***
Most of all: Lessons will be fun and enjoyable.

I will encourage you, without pressure, to grow in music and to meet your personal goals.

Lessons are paced at YOUR speed to meet your needs in your own comfort zone.

However, don't be fooled....I will challenge you to push yourself beyond what you ever dreamed possible!

Let's get started :)

...I may have lesson availability beyond what is shown here on the website. Please don't hesitate to contact the Take Lessons office with your request. I will do my best to fit you in to my schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, flute, piccolo, drum pad, xylophone, auto harp, trombone, trumpet, french horn, and various other instruments I have collected over the years! In addition, I have a huge library of plays, musicals, librettos, and sheet music. Collecting all things music and theatre is a bit of a hobby of mine...

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Flute players new & old... (Be confident for that upcoming chair test)
Flute audition prep: Get ready for the big day with advanced lessons.
First time piano players of all ages! (C'mon "grownups"- you've always wanted to try this!)
Musical theatre, acting coaching, audition prep, monologue selection, Voice Lessons & Singing, Music Theory, Song writing, essay writing, & creative writing

Lourdes C. Tucson, AZ

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, ACT Test Prep, American Literature, Anthropology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, Archaeology, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Creative Writing, Dance, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Film Studies, French, German, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, History, Humanities, Improv Acting, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Philosophy, Phonics, Physical Science, Poetry, Public Speaking, Reading, Science, Singing, Social Sciences, Sociology, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Study Skills, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, World History, Writing

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
First 90 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments
After six weeks, there is a performance evaluation for performing arts (recital or scheduled performance)

*** Specialties ***
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Linguistics
Field Research, Logic and Critical Thinking
Literary and Film Criticism
French and German
Anthropology
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Songwriting
Research writing, critical analysis

Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC
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Courtney P.

Winter Springs, FL
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Stephanie Q. Asheville, NC

Subjects Taught

Cello, ESL, Fiddle, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Viola, Violin

About Me

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!

*** Lesson Details ***
All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 10-15 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

You will benefit most by booking your lessons in advance by the semester, or at least by the month. Frequent cancellations will result in dismissal, as I wish only to teach committed, sincere and serious students...don't worry, my lessons are fun, and you will enjoy my sense of humor!

*** Studio Equipment ***
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

*** Specialties ***
I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.

Courtney P. Winter Springs, FL

Subjects Taught

Acting, Child Acting, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting

About Me

Courtney P. is a Talent, Acting, and Performance Coach in the Orlando area. As a 25 year industry veteran, she specializes in T.V. & Film, Commercial and Stage Technique. She graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Having worked as an Actress, Singer, Talent Agent, Director and Coach, Courtney has worked with some of the industries' top casting directors!

Whether you are a beginner, developing new skills, or a professional, perfecting your craft, one-on-one coaching provides the attention and personalization needed to succeed in one of the most competitive industries.

Many of the techniques Courtney uses are also successful in helping non- actors achieve career and personal goals.

Recent Talent Projects Include:

"The Voice", Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Delta Dental, Mercedes Benz, Publix, Bright House, Parenting Magazine, "Rent", Capitol One, Holiday Inn, Feature Films and more!

My philosophy is that Talent Coaching should be uniquely catered to each student. Coaching should be personalized to individual learning styles, utilizing a unique approach for each individual actor.

Acting is a competitive industry; it takes hard work and dedication. Having the correct training can help set you apart from the competition and better prepare you for the Industry!

*** Lesson Details ***
All lesson plans are tailored to your experience and skill level, many of the areas that can me worked on are the following:

Audition Preparation:

- Audition Technique
- Monologue Selection
- Perfecting the Monologue for Auditions
- Cold Reading
- Taking Direction
- Personalized Coaching and Taping for Casting Director Requests

Fundamentals of Acting:

- Scene Study in Film, Television, and Stage Plays
- Commercial Technique
- Improvisation
- Character Breakdown
- Script Analysis

Industry Consultation:

- Agent Submissions and Interviews
- Understanding Castings (a look at the in's and out's)
- Selecting the Best Photographer for Your Needs

Benefits for Everyone:

- Public Speaking
- Confidence
- Self-Esteem
- Improved Memory
- Poise

*** Studio Equipment ***
Video Camera and Copy

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A

*** Specialties ***
Audition Technique
Monologue Selection
Perfecting the Monologue for Auditions
Cold Reading
Personalized Coaching and Taping for Casting Director Requests
Scene Study in Film, Television, and Stage Plays
Commercial Technique
Improvisation
Character Breakdown
Script Analysis
Industry Consultation
Agent Submissions and Interviews
Understanding Castings (a look at the in's and out's)
Public Speaking
Confidence
Overcoming Stage Fright

Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, African Dance, Burlesque, Cheerleading, Child Acting, Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Djembe, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Fitness, Flexibility Training, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Meditation, Modeling, Modern Dance, Salsa Dancing, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Voice Acting

About Me

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.

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