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Ashley C.

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Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ashley C.

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Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more.

About Ashley

Safety and respectful collaboration are the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I encourage a passion for play, self-discovery, and a willingness to see yourself as an artist who has the power to affect change in our world. My acting life began when I was ten, participating in community theater a

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Deitra N.
Ashley is the best instructor ever. She is really fun and funny we play fun games and acting with her is fun!
Peyton N.
Ashley is amazing. My nine year old daughter absolutely loves working with Ashley and is excited for every lesson.
Deitra N.
I had a great time with Mrs. C. It was so much fun and i cant wait until Thursday
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Kimberley E.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2010
  • A Levels (UK) from Clifton College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kimberley E.

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I have been performing since I was 10 years old and since I started professionally at 14, I've toured in over 15 different countries around the world and done arena tours and festivals. I now have over 150,000 followers online and have performed for millions on TV.

Performance training is extremely important for a singer, even the most experienced artists have coaches their entire lives. I've been teaching young people to sing and perform since 2010 and I'm very keen to continue to see them all grow as artists! My methods vary from person to person as I like to find out their individual goals and go from there, but I usually take the first lesson to get to know them and find out their strengths and weaknesses, and work on a lesson plan that helps them as well as having fun.

I also teach about the business side of performing, how to book gigs and how to build your personal brand. I help students put together shows, with everything from costumes to music to sound systems and ...

About Kimberley

Hi there! My name is Kimberley, and I'm a British singer/songwriter, and I love teaching young people about this amazing industry! I offer songwriting, singing and piano lessons, as well as writing and composition. My first rule is that there isn't any! Each student is unique and different, and

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Great lesson, thanks Kimberly!
Karen P.
Kim was absolutely lovely!
Sharon *.
Very kind and patient, and inspiring!

Michael O.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sigh language
  • Awarded 'Best Play' from Manhattan Repertory Theatre
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael O.

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My fellow thespians,

You will be mentored by an Emmy Nominated actor and award winning Playwright. I have studied with legends such as Stella Adler and Larry Moss. My lessons are built on the Meisner technique. I have the solid foundation as a working actor and writer for thirty years.

I'm a highly sought after speaker and have taught my seminars at universities around the country. One of my goals is to transition the college acting student to a working actor. My students have built careers as a result of my coaching and mentoring. My all encompassing approach will cover everything from how to give an amazing audition to fast tracking you to obtaining an agent.

Compare my credentials of all your prospective teachers. I'm confident that my approach to presentation, proper breathing, voice, making a lasting first impression, how to dress, building your career, how to get an agent is unique and helps me stand apart from my competition.

Lastly, I really care. I am ...

About Michael

Hi friends, It is nice to meet you! I am an 'Emmy Nominated' actor and twenty five year veteran actor on the longest running show in broadcast history 'The Guiding Light.' I was fortunate to study acting from the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and Larry Moss. I'm also a student and perf

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Walter G.
This was a gift for my husband Michael came early. He talked about his credentials. Explored my husbands desires and goals. Then gave him over an hour. He was extremely encouraging and very professional. My husband is very intersted in exploring t
Mychal
I loved working with Michael. I am learning a lot and will resume lessons after the holidays. He was a really great coach , answered all questions honestly and encouraged me as well as guided.
Thanks so much Michael, see you in Jan 2020
Mychal
so patient and fun

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James W.

87 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
  • Teaching since 2002
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James W.

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Prep and Guidance in the Fun exciting world of Improv Comedy. Learn by doing. How to write comedy, incorporate your acting skills and use of timing, and what is the best style for you.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.
Rabi
James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you.
Georgia A.
Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!
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Joseph M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1991
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Joseph M.

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35 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of succes

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Ashna S.
Very knowledgeable. My daughter enjoy learning from him.
Isabel Z.
So far, I have had only one lesson with Dr. M., the only singing lesson I've had in my entire 66 years of a lifetime. My only regret, is that I did not take them sooner. Dr M. is patient, an expert, and motivational. What more could you ask for when working with a teacher. He thinks he can make a singer out of me; I'll have to trust his judgement. It would be awesome, if he achieves our goal.
Ximena L.
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
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Philip L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Stetson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Philip L.

3 Reviews
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This will cover programs, theory, instrumentation, and methods that are used in today's films.

About Philip

Guitarist Philip L. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he began his musical studies at a young age. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation, and after graduating, received a scholars

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Alex B.
Philip knows what's up. Strongly recommend him
Jennifer C.
He is a great instructor, with a lot of patient. His classes are very easy to understand. I would highly recommend him.
Jackie D.
I recommend Phillip as a guitar teacher.

Besides being a very skilled guitarist, Phillip is very professional and reliable. He has a very laid back personality which really worked well for my shy 7-year-old daughter. He was patient and encouraging.

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"Miss Jordan is the one person in my entire journey of learning dance (later in life) that has been able to break things down and teach me in a way that made sense to my mind and my body. She is brilliant, fun and incredibly talent. I couldn't reccomend her more highly!"
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"David has helped me grow not only as an actor. But as a performer. I have seen marked improvement in all of my work from my stage monologues, to my acting scenes. I feel much more connected to the material and being alive within the moment"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"Dwan is Awesome!!

She is a great teacher, and you can tell that she is very passionate about dance.
Her experience shows through her teaching and she is very patient with all of her students.

I recommend Dwan as a teacher for students from beginning level all the way to Advance!

Take her class, you will have a good time"
Yaminah
Took Dance lessons from Dwan M.
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"Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on."
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Dakota W.
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"Cecilia is a fantastic teacher. I took ballet with her after a long break. She made me feel very comfortable and confident. I thoroughly enjoyed studying with her."
Logann
Took Ballet lessons from Cecilia S.
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"This was my daughter's first experience with acting lessons, and Alexandra made it fun and engaging. She was patient, positive, and encouraging during all of the lessons. We'll definitely choose Alexandra for future lessons!"
Kylie
Took Child Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"The first lesson was great! I learned a lot. Rebecca is great to work with..."
Temple
Took Voice Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"It was great! We were trained for our first dance on our wedding. We did not expect ourselves to succeed!) She totally made this happen. From my understanding a few of our guests got the lessons as well. Can’t as for more. Thank you one more time!"
Michael
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Anna L.
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