Acting Lessons & Classes in Silver Lake
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I am a firm believer in the importance of reading for content and comprehension, so that is the approach I take when tutoring this subject. I teach my students how to look for key words, key sentences, order and flow of paragraphs and how to scan for speed. All of this is done without sacrificing the most important element: comprehension of content. I provide passages for the students to read, followed by a series of questions which tests their understanding and retention of the material. Gradually, I increase the difficulty or complexity of the passages to raise the level of proficiency for the student.
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I love to have fun. For me, learning is a great source of fun. My goal is to make the process of your learning music fun while effective. I do have high standards for participation. I do not ask anything of you that I haven't done myself. I know, from many years of experience in performing and teaching, what it takes to make progress in a learning curve, Are you excited? Are you dedicated? Are you willing to jump in and get busy? I will give you the foundation of theory and technique to support your performance. I will expand your understanding and appreciation for music in its many styles and formats. No every other week or schedule as you go lessons, please.
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Living room - Steinway piano, cathedral ceilings ... good acoustics.
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Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.
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I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
· Broadway Singing · Online
Patricia’s patience is very much a testament to her
· Piano · In studio
· Broadway Singing · In studio
I teach all levels and people with various backgrounds in acting
Briana also holds a masters degree in English literature and has been teaching English for over 15 years. She is qualified to teach the following: English as a second language, creative writing, English literature, advanced essay writing, composition, and a wide array of others. She teaches at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels.
Briana can be heard in commercials including the 2015 international campaign for Coca-Cola directed by David LaChapelle, the 2015 American Express campaign, backing Aretha Franklin on the legendary "Natural Woman," Maybelline's CS Creamy Mattes starring supermodel Adriana Lima, David LaChapelle's Smirnoff spot starring Amber Rose, the 2011 Fanta "Vision" campaign, and national advertisements for "Living Social." She also works frequently in film and television as a soundtrack contributor on numerous projects, including Disney's My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010) (TV), Image's horror anthology Chillerama (2011), and the science fiction film Devolution: Reckoning (2011).
With a unique blend of blues, pop and soul, Briana's immensely popular debut album GRANITE STATE (2009) led to a series of packed shows on the stages of the Sunset Strip, including House of Blues, Key Club, and the Whiskey a Go Go. Her follow-up album, "Armor" was released in 2011 to successful sales on Amazon, iTunes, and Rhapsody.
Briana has also been the featured guest performer at a number of prestigious private events: Dodger Stadium (anthem singer), The Molson Centre (anthem singer), The Whittemore Center (anthem singer), various Gubernatorial Galas, Inaugurations, and more.
· Singing ·
Brianna was fantastic with my fourteen year old! She helped build up confidence, was very encouraging and made lessons fun. She uses a variety of techniques to teach singing skills including speech-level singing by Seth Riggs. I highly recommend her for beginners as well as for people looking to record a demo.
· Singing ·
I started taking singing lessons because I wanted to pick up another hobby, and Briana has helped me do just that. She is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive regardless of what your goals are. She makes the technical side of signing fun and enjoyable, something other teachers I have worked with have been unsuccessful at. Briana provides a positive and warm space to let loose in, and most importantly has reminded me that I don't always have to take myself so seriously. I highly recommend Briana to anyone who is looking for a teacher they can create a connection with, regardless of skill level because she can handle it all!
· Singing ·
I just wanted to take singing lessons for fun and to build up my confidence singing around others. Briana has taken my needs into account and has done a great job putting together lessons that fit my needs. She offers a very relaxed, soothing atmosphere that gives me the comfort that I need to be able to work on my goals. She is very talented as well, which helps me feel confident in her abilities to teach me what I'm looking to learn. Overall, she is a great singing coach and I would recommend her to anyone! :o)
Beginner-Advanced Acting. Trained in Stella Adler Technique, Meisner Technique, Alexander Technique & Stanislavsky
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
· Dance · In home
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
We will work on getting that Monologue or Scene to stand out, be powerful, honest, clear and uniquely you. Casting Directors, Directors, Teachers and Conservatories want to see you - how you work, how you interpret, how you listen and how you engage. When we are nervous, often this energy gets in the way of a us seeing you. In my sessions, we learn to work with the energy of fear and with nerves. We find ways to access your unique imagination, your impulses, to put the focus on the text and on the present moment. I have extensive experience teaching acting young people ages 10-18. My students have gone on to work professionally in Film, TV and Theater and have been accepted to programs like NYU Tisch, AMDA, California Institute of the Arts, and more. As a fellow actor who works professionally, I am passionate about supporting younger artists and helping them have healthy and successful careers in this industry. I look forward to working with you!
· Acting · In home
· Speaking Voice · In home
Take a monologue or scene from "acting" to acting! John will help you find a personal entry point into the character, build a natural path of action, find places to introduce variety, and give you the benefit of well-communicated feedback. We will score the text, find ways to fully engage your instrument, and tell the clearest story possible.
There are dozens of variables that go into preparing for a role, an audition, a performance, or a public presentation of any kind - voice, demeanor, point of view, "what do I do with my hands", "what do they want", etc.
Likewise, everyone has been told a different way to approach each aspect mentioned above - Chubbuk, Stanislavski, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, "The Method", Meisner, Suzuki, Viewpoints, Alexander - it can be absolutely overwhelming.
John will meet you where you are, from his specialized background of interdisciplinary work. A recent graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, John received a master's degree in acting, with a special emphasis in learning different approaches and integrating them into one coherent, perso
Having studied multiple training practices in voice and speech, musical theatre*, physical and psychological acting, and acting for mediums as varied as devised theatre, film, television, audiobook, and motion-capture, John has accumulated many tools with which he can help you clear the weeds of your pieces of material - and your own mind, too.
The work you've already done is good work! John is excited and passionate about helping you to celebrate both the skills you already possess and the new ones you've dedicated yourself to learning.
John is particularly passionate about working with students new to the field of acting, or students looking to apply the tools learned in acting study to their life outside the stage - business presentations, political candidacy and office, award presentations, etc.
· Acting · In studio
· Acting · In studio
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Performance Prep 30 - In-depth session covering character work and scene analysis on one scene or monologue. You'll receive detailed notes and in-the-moment redirection. Also a great choice for Q&A sessions about the Industry.
Performance Prep 45 - An even deeper dive into character work and scene analysis on one scene or monologue. You'll also have the opportunity to perform your piece several times. You'll receive detailed notes and in-the-moment redirection.
Performance Prep 60 - In-depth session covering character work and scene analysis. You'll receive detailed notes and in-the-moment redirection. Best choice for actors with more than one scene or monologue or who have an upcoming audition.
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My film, television and theatre roles include Juliet, Ophelia and Lady Macbeth on stage, co-star appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO), "Young & the Restless" (CBS) and "Conan" (TBS), supporting roles in the Marshmello/Bastille Official Music Video "Happier," the feature film "Blood Done Sign My Name," and "Six Letter Word" which screened at Cannes.
My clients have appeared in films, TV shows, plays and commercials.
I'm on IMDb if you'd like more information about my experience!
Career guidance, acting technique, audition prep... After a decade in Hollywood, I know a thing or two about the CRAFT and BUSINESS of acting! I've booked over a DOZEN speaking roles on TV and Film (Comedy, Drama, and Improv,) I appear on national commercials yearly, and I've played voices in award-winning audiobooks. I am also a former NBA dancer & collegiate cheerleader!
A decade ago, I wish I had had someone to help me fill in the missing pieces.
What more can I do? What should I do differently?
I specialize in developing well-rounded, confident actors! I'd love to be that person for you! :)
I'm Donnabella, and I can't wait to help you take your acting BUSINESS & CRAFT to the next level! I have worked with dozens of actors from age 7 to 87. I am patient, motivational, and efficient - we will tackle your goals and have fun every step of the way!
Need help with homework? I started peer tutoring in middle school and have continued to teach ever since! I can help you excel in your academic endeavors. I have worked with dozens of students one on one, as well as group settings!
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 GPA
B.S. Criminal Justice -Forensic Psychology
B.A. Humanities- English, Philosophy, & History
I'm a working actor. In 2015, I booked 5 commercials (2 nationals), 2 films, 7 TV shows, and 2 audiobooks. I've c
Comedy - Sitcom and Single-Cam, Drama, Scene Study, Character Development, Improv, Commercials, Emotional Accessibility, Cold Reading Skills, Audition Technique, On-Camera Work, Physicality
Developing well-rounded confident actors! :)
· Acting · Online
· Acting · Online
· Film Acting · In studio
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We will work technique, as well as get you a few monologues (contrasting) for your auditions. We will disect the monologues, and give you a clear understanding of the emotion needed for each line, each phrase, each word. Everything matters.
My musical talents run parallel with my affinity for numbers. In my life, it has manifested in music composition, arranging, and musical direction. And, of course, PERFORMANCE! I've performed in and around the Los Angeles area for many years. I own a professional Christmas Caroling co
· Microsoft Excel · In studio
· Bodhran · In studio
· Microsoft Excel · Online
My speciality is Shakespeare. I have been performing, directing, and teaching his work professionally for almost twenty years. I enjoy nothing more. Our work together will include an in-depth look at the text (meaning, structure, verse, etc) and what you as a performer uniquely bring to it (interpretation, voice, speech, physicality, etc). A single lesson will improve your technique. My training is an excellent way to prepare for a role professionally, to prepare audition monologues (either for schools or productions), or to consistently develop your craft.
As an artist, I believe deeply in craft. There are techniques and practices that will make you a better actor, whether inspiration strikes or not.
I’ve worked professionally at theatres including: The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Denver Center, Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
I’ve studied extensively ...
I’m also a professional actor and director. The work we will do will be practical and applicable.
As a coach I like to make anyone who works with me feel comfortable with the uncomfortable in order get the most out of their acting experience. Being an actor myself, I’ve always appreciated having someone’s company to offer a different perspective when working on a role. Together we can focus on audition prep, character study, career planning, or whatever it is that gets you one step closer to your goals. Please let me know if you have any questions.
· Acting · In studio
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She's optimistic, consistent, confident, thorough, supportive and offers solid suggestions for improvement. I especially appreciate her assigning homework enabling me to master skills and amplify results.
I'm a sincere advocate of Denyc's coaching and look forward to an on-going relationship as this is a process, best curated over time."
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