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Teri D.

Los Angeles, CA

Beginner acting, beg to intermediate -voiceover, voice acting

About Teri

I teach students of all ages in a relaxed, encouraging, and fun way- but with the structure many beginners need to reach their goals and with the background of a professional singer! Students will see themselves making progress and reaching set goals! This encourages them to continue on their musical journey - becoming the very best they can be! We will also learn fun popular songs and look for opportunities to sing them. We will also learn many styles of pop singing as well -- from pop to rock to R&B to country & more! From beginners and just-for-fun singers to singer/songwriters to pros, each student will be able to learn the skills they need to sing from their heart and find their own true voice. Teri has taught voice for over 15 years to all ages and all levels, led and trained ...

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Gitla S. March 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Teri has made my first private singing lessons fun and relaxing. I can see why she is so good with kids and beginners. She is a pleasure and very helpful with technique.
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Fay B. August 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Teri is a premier vocal coach. When I first came to her, I didn't know what I was doing; I knew I had some talent, but didn't know how to hone it. Teri was just the person I needed. A vocalist herself from the school of hard knocks, Teri's real life artist experiences give her unique insights into what makes a vocalist tick and how to discover and nurture one's artistry. She has an excellent ear and is a phenomenal teacher. Teri has an upbeat style; always positive and encouraging, but also honest and straightforward. Teri tells it like it is out of love for the art form and her students. She's a vocal coach extraordinaire, and I highly recommend her.
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ElizabethW January 27, 2010
When I first started lessons with Teri, I could barely be heard and had absolutely no technical skill, or even really the confidence to sing. I now am able to use the techniques Teri has taught me and have completely completely made over my sound as well as my confidence! I absolutely would recommend Teri as a voice teacher; she has taught me so much and always with stellar enthusiasm and expertise. I look forward to continuing lessons with her in the future!
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Nicole B.

Valley Village, CA

About Nicole

Nicole B., Soprano/Musician is receiving her Masters of Music from CSU, Northridge while actively working as a professional vocalist for groups like the Verdi Chorus, St. Luke's Episcopal, St. Mark's Presbyterian and playing countless roles in opera's and musicals around the Los Angeles area! Nicole has had a lifetime involvement in voice, theatre, songwriting and music and branched a career as a singer songwriter in the Santa Barbara area under the name "Nikki Bee". Nicole has also worked in the pop industry with the four girl pop group "Women of Wealth" based out of Montecito, CA and featured on KEYT with guest star John Cleese. Coming from a family of artists and musicians, Nicole has always found the art within live performance to be the inspiration for her life and her career. ...

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Pavel / Rhonda H. October 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves working with Nicole! I am so grateful we found her. Professional, reliable and extremely talented. Most of all, inspiring to my child.
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Christine V. October 31, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
We are lucky to have found her!!!

Around a year ago, my daughter decided she wanted to learn to play the guitar! Thanks to Google, we ran into TakeLessons.
Nicole was recommended to us. After reading about her we were quite impressed!
Right after the first lesson and to my surprise, my (very shy) daughter had a great 1st experience with Nicole.
Nicole is a professional in her field AND also in handling kids and knowing how to help them overcome their shyness. She brings out the best in my daughter and also encourages her to sing even write her own notes!
I would highly recommend Nicole. She is truly talented and the greatest teacher!!!
Christine, Lia's mom!
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Stella V. January 10, 2013
Verified Student
Great for younger kids

Nicole,is amazing with my daughter. She is patient and really makes her feel at ease. I will absolutely recommend her.
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Samara K.

Los Angeles, CA

I pull from the multitude of performance techniques I have gathered as a global performance artist and instructor over the past 20 years. My approach is encouraging and gentle, as I guide you in finding your own authentic expression, and focus on bringing to light what makes you and your character unique, and therefore irresistibly engaging. I work with a combination of both concrete and abstract concepts which helps to identify the methods you best respond to, and also illuminates various avenues in which you can amass your full potential as an artist, allowing you to truly shine on stage, screen, and in your auditions!

About Samara

Hi there! My name is Samara and I have been acting, singing, and dancing on stage and screen since a tender young age. I trained formally at prestigious arts institutions all over the globe, earning both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Theatre and Acting) from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Harvard University American Repertory Theatre, and The Moscow Art Theatre School. I'm a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and The Actor's Equity Association. I have worked professionally in Miami, New York, LA, and even Moscow in award winning Off Broadway Theatre, Short Films, Voice Over, Stand-Up Comedy and Improv, Commercials, and a popular underground Webseries praised by Entertainment Weekly! I've also had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall, televised sporting ...

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Savannah S. April 5, 2015
Acting · In studio
I worked with Samara on monologues for college auditions and for my showcase, we worked together for a little under (I think) three months. She's such a great teacher, definitely no complaints. I really loved working with her and she totally helped build my confidence when it came to performing in front of others—I'm (or was) ironically shy/weird about performing monologues and pieces in front of people and have been since I started doing theatre (10 years ago). Nonetheless, I got over that after Samara helped me with my acting and I don't get pre-performance anxiety/nerves anymore. I don't think I would've been able to pull off any of my monologues had it not been for her lessons, she actually helped me choose one of the audition monologues because I couldn't find a second one. In the whole monologue/character-building process, she took notes and asked me questions that really made me think about my character and their motives and actions and whatnot. She's also very encouraging and would commend me on anything I did well or improved on. Point is, Samara is a superb teacher and human!! I'd confidently recommend her classes to anyone who needs help with their acting. Five stars because she definitely was the best instructor ever!!
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Brock M. April 4, 2015
Acting · Online
I can't really put into words how great (and funny) Samara is. I wasn't sure if learning how to act online was going to work for me, but I can safely say after 5 Skype sessions with Samara, they have been totally worth it and more! In our lessons, I have learned about how to approach and analyze a script, what to do in cold-readings, handling nerves, how to give a memorable audition, really nifty relaxation and concentration techniques, and so much more. I always value Samara's insights not only into the craft of acting but the business aspect of it as well. Basically, she's a rockstar and I just feel lucky I stumbled upon her lesson page. Without which, I don't know if I'd have the confidence to pursue my dream of becoming a professional actor!! Thanks a billion, Samara!
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Doug F. March 24, 2015
Acting · In home
I really did learn so much in every single one of my lessons with Samara! From Acting Technique to character work, to scene study, to how to nail comedy and drama, to classical text, and not to mention the helpful breath work and insanely fun exercises and warm-ups. Samara is the the absolute kindest, most compassionate, informative, hilarious, and most importantly - talented- not only acting coach, but teacher in general that I have ever spent time with. One of her talents is for creating a safe environment to work and grow in, something that I have found to be very rare amongst acting classes in general. I was excited literally everyday for my lessons, especially because I recognized how much hard work and dedication she put into it them herself.

Samara is the absolute best acting teacher I have had, and I’m so happy and thankful to have had the pleasure of being her student!
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ERIC P.

Beverly Hills, CA

I've been an Acting Coach for more than 10 years and my students have gone on to sign with notable agents and managers & book leading roles. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to BE and not ACT, and as time goes on you'll be able to break down a script and understand the character. I specialize in method acting, using my own experience as an actor and student myself. I provide all the script material necessary for our sessions.

About ERIC

Eric has been teaching private lessons since 2005 and is currently available to teach lessons at his studio, and online. Eric has helped students from all levels, beginner to advanced, transform into working actors. His technique has resulted in his students landing agents and booking roles, both in tv/film and commercials. Eric received his training beginning at the prestigious South Coast Repertory in Southern California. From there, Eric studied with such notable teachers as Mark Monroe, Kevin McDermott, and James Bailey at the famed Comedy Sportz LA. As an expert in his field, Eric looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Eric's teaching style is both nurturing as well as challenging, supportive, and highly effective .

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Chris W. April 19, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Eric coaches his students to have believable on-camera performances rather than teach acting theory. He has a positive attitude that creates a safe environment to learn and sharpen your skill. Highly recommend.
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Silvia S. April 14, 2015
Acting · In studio
Eric is a top-notch acting coach. I have been taking acting classes for over 2 years now at various acting schools in Los Angeles and it seemed like I really wasn’t progressing. I was considering private coaching but I always felt that it was just too expensive. Finally, on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to take my first private lesson with Eric. Wow is he great. He has a great personality, is very supportive and positive, and he is extremely passionate about coaching actors.

In this town there are hundreds (if not thousands) of acting coaches, and many of them are out of touch with knowing which skills are needed in today’s acting market. Eric is an actor, producer and director, and teaches a technique that is current, relevant and practical.

It is worth every penny to be coached by someone who is passionate about teaching you and who focuses on only you, and not 15 other students in class. Thanks to Eric’s coaching, I am definitely growing more confident with my skills and it shows at every audition.
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Jonathon B. April 4, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online
Best instructor ever! He works with you to help you understand and is very accommodating to your needs! He really knows the craft and i would recommend him to anyone looking for a acting coach out there! 5 stars all the way!
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Jeremy S.

Los Angeles, CA

I am an internationally experienced director/producer and have taught at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, American University, The Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland - College Park, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Fu Ren Catholic University in Taipei, The Globe Theatre in London, Institute of Dramatic Art in Tokyo, and The International Theater Academy Norway in Oslo.

About Jeremy

I am an internationally experienced teacher on both the university and high school levels. I have directed or produced over 100 theatrical productions worldwide, including Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Nebraska, Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, Galway, Macau, and Taichung. Additionally, I have taught in New York, Chicago, Oslo, Tokyo, Bali, and Kilimanjaro. I have a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. As a businessman, I have an MBA from American University and have founded five companies (two theaters, two arts festivals, and a talent agency), all of which are still operational. As a result, I have 15 years of experience with accounting, marketing, finance, and negotiations. That experience extends to a ...

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Katie R. April 21, 2015
Acting · In studio
Jeremy is an excellent teacher, because he is a forever student. His curiosity and inquisitive nature drive him to make discoveries with his actors rather than thrust his ideas upon them. He listens. Jeremy teaches to and takes care of the whole person, not just the artist. He will get to know you, and help you use your strengths as an individual (as well as an actor) to get to the heart of a character. His energy and passion are contagious, and drive his team forward. I have now worked with Jeremy as an assistant director, actor, and student. I look forward to the next opportunity to learn from him.
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Desmond B. April 20, 2015
Acting · In studio
Jeremy is one of the most exceptionally gifted directors, coaches, and mentors I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our first time working together was when he directed me in Thomas Babe's, "Kid Champion" during my fourth year at the North Carolina School of the Arts. From day one of rehearsals, Jeremy created an environment where everyone felt comfortable enough to make bold, thoughtful, and sometimes, even wrong choices. He never made any of us feel like we were just students that needed to sit back and take direction, but instead, instilled a colleague-like quality that permeated every rehearsal. We were collaborators on this amazing project that we all wanted to see come to fruition, and that is something I will never forget. When I moved to Washington, D.C. after school, Jeremy was there and, without question, took me under his wing giving me the necessary tools to navigate the Washington, D.C. theater scene. Jeremy is the best you guys. I would highly recommend him to any actor that is looking to really strengthen and hone their own personal craft and work habits as well as invest in someone who is only interested in developing the type of actor YOU want to be. He has taught me so much and I know there's even more he can teach me; so for that, I am thankful and can't wait until our paths cross again!
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Thomas R. April 19, 2015
In studio
Jeremy has been an inspiration. He worked with me as a director early on in my college career and helped arm me with the tools that I needed to work professionally. His thoughts are clear and precise, his spirit is willing and curious. A wonderful person to spend your time with. I look forward to the next chance to work with him.

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