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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Advanced
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
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About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
Matthew C.
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Bill P.

91 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • BA Radio & TV from Butler University--Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Awarded EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVER from ADVERTISING ON HOLD
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Bill P.

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"UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR ACTING VOICE" As an aspiring actor, you want to look...and SOUND like a STAR! That means improving your speech and voice projection, resonance, pitch, tone and overall presentation techniques. All are covered extensively in my personal voice makeover lessons.

When you speak, are you unhappy with the sound of your voice? Is it washed out, nasal, weak, muddy, and generally in need of help? Do you drop consonants, mumble, or not properly open your jaw to make proper sounds or fear performing in public? My proven, live, teaching techniques will train your voice to sound richer, fuller, and more audience-friendly in just a few lessons. I will give you the confidence to overcome your stage fright fears. We will also work hard to improve specific voice, speech problems you may be encountering in your auditions and live work.

Study is easy. I will forward to you, in advance, your lesson via email that we will work on for each session. Then, we'll ...

About Bill

Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years. Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cru

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Jake
This is my first time taking online classes, and Bill has made it a fantastic experience. He is clear and concise in his lessons and provides homework to practice on one's own, in addition to practice during class time. In the short time I've been taking lessons, I've become much more comfortable and confident with my voice, have been able to learn about the voice acting industry as a whole, and take steps working towards my desired career. Bill is a great instructor, and I look forward to continuing my classes with him.
Sam
I found my lessons with Bill to be very helpful. Bill recognized my needs and formulated lessons accordingly. I highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to improvise on their vocal skills especially those who are multilingual. Thank you Bill for all that you do. Much appreciated.
Jessica webb
Amazing instructor! I would recommend this instructor to anyone looking to level up their skill or to begin a new adventure into the world of voice acting.
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Anita H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Sigma Cum Laude from The University of Tulsa
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Anita H.

3 Reviews
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Learn Character Development, Auditioning Techniques, Differences between Stage and On Camera Acting, Acting Terms so your Director will feel confident in your knowledge, and much more.

About Anita

Hello! I am excited to help you achieve your goals! Let me tell you a little bit about me. I have a BA in Theatre from the University of Tulsa. I am a Certified Teacher with over 30 years experience in several fields some of which are: Stand Up Comedy, Acting, Competitive Speech, Creative Writ

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Loni K.
My son loves working with Anita. She is knowledgeable and makes learning fun. Anita is always responsive and prompt. Anita is always upbeat, friendly and positive. Couldn’t ask for a better teacher! 😁
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These days it's rare to find someone who is as dedicated to their students as they are to there work. I was blessed to have Anita as an instructor. Not only is she knowledgeable and passionate about her craft she is also an active practitioner. Anita brough current and relevant experience to her classes and uses her talent to bring true value to the live of those she teaches. I can tell she was attentive to, and invested in my understanding and success. This is the one, you wont find one better.
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Lauren V.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Coolest Teacher from Student Body
  • Teaching since 2007
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Lauren V.

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We begin with interactive warm ups, and progress to use of the self and monologue practice as best fits the individual's goals.

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!
Eden K.
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson
Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.
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Shelley M.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French (-International Phonetic Alphabet), German (-International Phonetic Alphabet), English, Italian (-International Phonetic Alphabet)
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded First Year- TEACHER OF THE YEAR from Washington Township School Corp.
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Shelley M.

44 Reviews
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Each Lesson will consist of a check-in on your goals in relation to acting. Feel free to bring in scenes, or monologues you are wanting to work, or we can look for other material as well. Work highly focuses on character circumstances, and developing a journey.

CANCELATION POLICY: Students must communicate any cancellations or adjustments 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. Any cancellations made to lessons within the 24 hour window will be charged if unable to reschedule within the same week.

About Shelley

I'm a professional singer/teacher residing in New York City with degrees from Indiana State University School of Music, and New York University with a specialization in Classical Art Song, Musical Theatre Repertoire, and Vocal Pedagogy. Every lesson is about YOU. So each week we will take a look

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Marya
Over the years, I've attempted voice lessons a few times and always walked away after a lesson or two. Not this time! Shelley has done the near impossible task of making me feel safe and at ease during our lessons. She is incredibly patient, supportive, warm, and hilarious, too! In addition to helping me with breathing and vocal techniques (which I desperately need, as I'm a beginner!) she also takes the time to nurture my emotional needs as well, as singing has always felt very vulnerable for me. She offers me mantras and writing exercises and is such a great listener. I highly recommend Shelley for any and all students!!
Micah P.
Shelley is a positive, professional, and effective teacher. My lessons with her were outstanding!

Every single lesson was tailored to my voice and my skill level. As I progressed, so did the lessons. Shelley prepared every lesson and conducted them all professionally. Over the course of a couple months, I went from not being able to carry a tune at all to singing comfortably and confidently in different genres.

She was excellent at teaching all aspects of voice including the anatomical structures involved and techniques to use the voice effectively.

She made difficult concepts easy to understand and used simple training tools very effectively. When I struggled in certain areas, she understood what my problem was even if I couldn't explain it well and helped me correct it.

In addition to her effectiveness as a coach, she is just a wonderful person and joy to work with. I plan on taking more lessons from her and I strongly recommend her to anyone!
Micah
My experience with Shelley was amazing!

I took weekly lessons with her for a few months and it was a great investment of time and money. I progressed from not being able to carry a tune at all to comfortably and confidently singing a variety of music.

She tailored every lesson to me so the lessons progressed as I did, which meant that my vocal skills and capabilities were continually growing.

Shelley's lessons were well structured and professional. They carried me through effective warmup exercises into singing that helped me continue to expand my range, delivery, and tone. I learned effective breathing techniques and proper shaping to get the clarity and tone that I wanted. I still implement her training on a daily basis and am now comfortable performing and recording a variety of musical styles and genres.

Her feedback and guidance was clear and easy to understand. Whenever there was concept I didn't understand, she knew how to explain it in a way that made it clear or use visual aids and basic tools to clarify.

Shelley helped me achieve a level of vocal control and confidence I didn't think would be possible for me.

Shelley is an outstanding teacher and I will take more lessons from her in the future!
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Tamika T.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 11 to 65
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Tamika T.

19 Reviews
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I specialize in coaching acting for all levels for the stage and on camera for leisure and business purposes.

About Tamika

Tamika was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a 2004 alum from The School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) with a dual diploma in Creative Writing and Drama. Likewise, she is the youngest of three, and a first generation college graduate in her family from The Ohio State Universi

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Jaimele
If you are looking for someone to help you get a freash START. Tamika is the one who will get the job done. I hate shopping and I suffered from separation disorder when it came too my clothes.( Which over had for over 20yrs). I'm also very cheap. I had a budget n an idea about change but no direction. TAMIKA helped me to figure out why I couldn't get rid of things, how to prepare for new things, how too get results within your budget. She was very patient with me. Even though I had too practically try on all my clothes n think of reasons too keep them. One thing people are shy about is asking questions, and how people see them. Welcome to the No Judgement zone. I was very comfortable working with Tamika. I've gained not only a new look ,but I gained a sense of self love n worth.
Joy W.
It was a great working together with Tamika on my baby shower...She had wonderful creative ideas. I enjoyed her organization skills when we both went shopping...I really appreciate how passionate she was about getting tasks done...it was so helpful having her around...it was a lot smoother....
Tierra
This was my first time modeling in a show, and my overall experience was great. Tamika provided great feedback regarding walking, using modeling stance, posing, and how to have fun and interact with the audience. She chose awesome people to walk for her in the show, and we all got along really well. Tamika communicated professionally and respectfully to her models. She also provided all of the clothing for the show which was great because I did not have to come out of pocket to get additional clothing. I would suggest that she get an assistant to help her on the day of the show.

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Cupertino is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"My daughter just got done with her first lesson with David and the excitement she has is off-the-charts! She was naturally extremely nervous before the lesson, but I was not as David took the time to have a lengthy call with me a few days prior. He provided so much information, answered all of my questions, and provided the calm I needed with starting a new online program for my 15 yo daughter. She’s already preparing for her next lesson."
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"Exceptional! Toya is a working artist herself, so she is beyond knowledgeable about acting and voice. A lot of my daughter’s lessons ran longer than the time I paid, which is a rare, and very generous thing. Toya makes sure you get what you pay for and more. She’s so passionate about helping talent find their way in the arts. She is equally great at helping parents who know nothing about the arts, like me, learn the best way to support our kids in the arts, which is just incredible. She is beyond talented, very professional, and an absolute inspiration to all those she teaches. My daughter started out with no experience, and learned it all from Toya. She is now working as a professional actor thanks to Toya! My family and I will get to see my daughter in a major film in theatres! By far the best acting/vocal instructor on TakeLessons or anywhere else, hands down."
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"Yvette has been very helpful from the beginning! I’m an older teen who was looking into acting and wanted to get good classes affordably. After contacting her we started right away and I’ve learned more than I even knew existed! Not only is she good at what she does, but she won’t waste time with unnecessary activities. She’s also amazing because she is still in this business and knows what it takes to get around! I highly recommend her for anyone looking into acting classes! Both television and theater."
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Took Acting lessons from Yvette R.
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"I always try and surround myself with people who give me confidence and make me better. Kathryn does both of those. She doesn't view you as a dollar sign but as an artist. She's the coach that sends you "Happy Birthday" and "Get Well Soon" texts because she genuinely cares.

I've been with her for over a year already and have no plans of stopping. Thank you so much, Kathryn. :)"
Alex
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Was very nice and gave great constructive criticism, she pointed out things I never thought of. Can’t wait for my next lesson."
Josh
Took Acting lessons from Dax A.
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"Dennis is an excellent teacher and all-around nice person. Very professional and knowledgeable in his craft. My daughter has progressed exponentially and continues to learn. He is teaching her to be a well-rounded actor/voice actor and is personally committed to seeing her succeed. Highly recommended!"
Anthony Gondella
Took Acting lessons from Dennis J.
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"She's very friendly and a very good teacher. What else you can ask for?"
Pilar
Took Acting lessons from Marissa M.
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"I have had a wonderful experience with Jeremy. I am completely new to acting- I am a physician and wanted to improve my public speaking skills and my "stage presence" so to speak. Jeremy has been incredibly helpful with this! He has done a great job of teaching me some basics about acting, and also tailoring the lessons to meet my goals. Also, it has been really fun! I highly recommend Jeremy as a teacher."
Shannon
Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"David is awesome!! So happy I have the honor to learn from him! When I make it in movies he will recieve high regards from me for Everything he is teaching me! Humble beginnings!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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