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Jeremy K.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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R J.
I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art.
Tristan C.
meets me exactly where I’m and keeps it dynamic for growth. outstanding teacher.
Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
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Maria S.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King

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Isabella
Awesome instructor. My daughter was very happy, even to have homework
Ben S.
Excellent with both songwriting and singing.
Mason
Perfect! Great energy and shared great information. Looking forward to lesson #2!
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Andrew R.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Adelyne Roth Levine Memorial Award for Best Actor from Carnegie Mellon University
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Andrew R.

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Award-winning Actor & Educator from the U.K with over a decade of classical training and ongoing professional experience. While actively filming as leading roles on film and television (see trailers below), Andrew continues to conduct masterclasses, workshops and private coaching for actors of all levels.

Whether you're needing an audition coach, wanting to build confidence and learn the basics, learn screen-play text analysis or seek industry guidance, I will provide a customized syllabus that helps you track progress and achieve your goals. I am genuinely passionate about sharing the same experience and training that allows me to work as a full time actor with my students. My approach is friendly and detailed with the priority of creating a safe, encouraging and structured learning environment to help achieve your goals.

We always begin with a free consultation to assess experience level and what you hope to achieve. More importantly, this gives you a chance to decide whether ...

About Andrew

In addition to holding a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon and over a decade of classical training, I continue to work as a professional actor year round (see trailers below). I am genuinely passionate about sharing the same training that allows me to work as a full time performing artist with my students.

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Ademide
Highly recommend. This guy knows his stuff.
Jeffrey
Andrew is a fine actor whose work is both subtle and bold. He is an excellent collaborator and has a great talent for communicating with other actors to help them make their strongest choice.
Lindy
Great teacher and great class!
Looking forward to the next one.

Nice approach, working with different techniques, great feedback. In one class you have one big learning curve.
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Jason M.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jason M.

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Prepping an audition for an upcoming show or for admission into an acting program? Want to hone and develop your audition monologues (especially Shakespeare)? Just need a coach to help you take your acting to another level? Then let's get started, online or in person. I can help.

I've been working as a professional actor in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. I've performed with the Shakespeare Theatre in DC, ACT Theatre in Seattle, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz to name a few. I've also been the featured voice in voiceovers for companies like University of Washington Medical, Golden 1 State Credit Union, Microsoft, and Surface Pro 3. On Camera Credits include short films, industrials, and commercials for Taco Time, Tulalip Casino, and Washington Dental Association.

I hold a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC. My ...

About Jason

I've been performing roles in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. My BFA in Acting and Directing and my MFA in Classical Acting have afforded me a wide variety of tools and skills to employ in the craft of acting. Performing with professional repertory companies like ACT Theatre, Book-It Re

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Great with delivering ideas and concepts
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Patient and understanding
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Shauna K.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
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Shauna K.

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ACTORS will learn how to connect and open up to their emotional life, trust their instincts and gain confidence in performance. You will learn emotional memory, Stanislavski's basic acting tools and how to apply The Method to any script using your life experiences to make the script live.

Having coached actors for many years, audition preparation and performance are two of my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that you can use in any situation. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the artistic director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos!

In America I have taught acting at; New York University, Stella ...

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San

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Jack
I've never acted before, and Shauna was warm, welcoming, and instantly made me feel comfortable. She creates a space that is open and relaxing. I am really looking forward to our work together.
Carol D.
I love her manner and kind spirit. I look forward to each week. She is showing me how to slow down and FEEL myself. I am one that feels others more often. She is fantastic in reading people and knowing what they need in particular to reach their goal.
Shvia
Shauna has been great! Patient with beginners, and even in the short time I have been working with her, I've noticed the improvements.
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Darius J.

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Starting at $54
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  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Darius J.

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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I can be seen in a number of films, commercials, and music videos alongside the likes of Shaquille O’Neal. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.”

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About Darius

It's great to hear you want to treat yourself to a private coach. I think it's a fantastic gift! Let me start by telling you a bit about myself and my approach to coaching actors.. My name is Darius. I'm an actor/director/coach from Detroit based in Chicago. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years w

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Angel
Very helpful experience! The lessons are wonderful and I'm learning so much!

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The average cost of 60-minute method acting lessons in El Cerrito is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:)."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Omar J.
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"Nicolas is one of the best mentor I have ever came across. He is a passionate about teaching and able to help you draw out the inner you. I was someone who had a great deal of struggle connecting with my emotions and being able to express it in a sensible way. Within few weeks he taught me how to tap into my feelings and express it outwards. Need less to say he is an impressive teacher and if you have the chance, visit him. It will be beneficial for your personal life and career."
masrur
Took Method Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Great instructor and great listener. Jeremy will be a supporting and friendly coach while helping you to achieve your goals as an actor."
Alex
Took Method Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"James gave me some very important information about how to act well. He suggested I audition for a play, which I am planning to do, and he gave me some good professional and vocational tips, James is also very compassionate and funny. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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"I reached out to LK for lessons on a combination of method acting and dealing with social situations in a corporate context. She is engaging, directed and to the point. I've enjoyed the interaction and would recommend her as an online coach"
Venu
Took Method Acting lessons from LK F.
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"James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!"
Nicholas
Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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"Nicholas is a great coach and knows how to push me to get me to where I need to go. Highly recommended as an acting coach!"
Jaydi
Took Method Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Kathryn is so very easy to work with. Very knowledgable about her work."
Monica
Took Method Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"He's been very helpful, patient and good tough love/accountability. I'm very happy to be working with Randy."
Michael
Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"She is a great teacher with in-depth knowledge about acting and a great experience to back that up. She will help you reach your goals faster whatever your goals are when it comes to acting."
Sathish
Took Method Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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