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Ghislain G.

2 Reviews
West Hollywood, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, English
  • Master of Choreography from University of Los Angeles California
  • Awarded Outstanding Young Artists Scholarship from the city of Nice, France from City of Nice, France
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Ghislain G.

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Dance teacher at the French Conservatory of Los Angeles in ballet, and MFA student in choreography at the University of California Los Angeles. My experience as professional dancer in Europe, as well as my experience as dance teacher in France and in Los Angeles make me feel ready to help you improve your skills.
Private lesson in ballet and contemporary dance can help you to be prepared for an event, a dance competition, or for an audition.

About Ghislain

My name is Ghislain, I was born and raised in Nice and I lived and Study for ten years in Paris, France. I arrived in the US in September to study as a master student, dance composition at the University of Los Angeles California. I am currently choreographer at Le Rapt Invisible in France. Am c

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Amy
My daughter had a really good first lesson with Ghislain. She is having difficulties in her french class at school but Ghislain is very organized and helped her lot. She feels more confident already so we are really happy
Caroline
Ghislain is an awesome teacher ! I wanted a native teacher and I couldn't have asked for better. I'm learning so much and I cant wait for my next lesson !

Adam G.

3 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Dramatic Writing from NYU
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 9 to 80
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Adam G.

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I'm a professional screenwriter. I've written on both cable and network dramas. And I've sold a feature. I graduated from Film School / Dramatic Writing nine years ago. I'm in the Writers Guild, and have the trifecta of representation. And I've also self-published two collections of one-act plays available on all e-reader platforms.

I'm happy to do consultations on projects you are looking to rewrite or submit to contests. Or if you are just starting out on something new and wants to talk through all the story beats and track it together before you begin a draft.

I can also recommend the best books to read on both the craft and the industry, as well as screenplays and pilots to read (and which ones to avoid).

Learn how to navigate not only the business and landing that first job, but also how to develop a project with a production company, and participate/conduct yourself properly in a TV writer's room.

About Adam

Graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2007. Majored in Dramatic Writing and minored in English

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jolie
Adam is a really great listener and excellent source of thought provoking, well timed input that has really helped me develop and improve my story organically without changing its intention with strong suggestions as most people's feedback often attempts to do. If you're looking for a hand in finding your own voice and to strengthen your writing skills or excellent constructive feedback for your story then look no further.
David
Adam Gaines is a godsend. I was really lucky to have his guidance over the years which helped my craft and dedication to the art of writing greatly. He is a proven writer with legitimate credits but also, he actually cares. He is always ready to help and takes your material seriously which is most important when you want honest feedback and guidance. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of films, screenwriting, and the industry that is both impressive and beneficial. He is a wonderful friend and mentor who will always have a great recommendation or suggestion ready for your work and/or career. Adam is an extremely open individual with an immense passion for film and the craft of screenwriting which becomes infectious. That trait is crucial since it keeps you driven to keep learning and grow. He is also an excellent conversationalist with his own voice which is truly refreshing. Highly recommend.
Shadia
Adam gives you insightful comments on how to make you a better writer. He knows what good dialogue sounds like and with a couple suggestions you instantly know how to re-work your writing to give it a natural flow.
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Donnabella M.

27 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • B.S. Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology from Seattle Universtiy
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Donnabella M.

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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! :)

About Donnabella

Need some acting help that is specific to you? Look no further! I'm Donnabella, and I'm excited 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

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Molly G.
Donnabella has been great in helping me work on different areas I wanted to strengthen. I always walk away with a more fleshed out scene after coaching with her!
Eunice B.
Kelvin
Great feedback; coaching; positive energy & upbeat.

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Zach B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Awarded Winner, Grand Jury Prize — Director/Writer from SENE Film Festival
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre from Northwestern University
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Zach B.

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As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!

About Zach

My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past few months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, and a role on an upcoming Netflix drama series. This is in addition to working act

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Jonevere L.
He was great. Very patient and listen to every word you say. Pays very close attention and very encouraging.
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Thomas
Zach is a fantastic instructor. He is a true coach, and has an insight into script analysis without all the bull, being able to help you pull the truth out of a scene whilst keeping it simple. Highly recommended.

Stephanie Q.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • BA from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship winner from Eastman School of Music
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Stephanie Q.

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Being a public speaker, for many years, I have honed the skills of presentation, speech writing, and love helping others feel more confident in front of camera or large numbers of people. If you need longer lessons just book them consequently. (For example: 30+30)

About Stephanie

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music T

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Shannon
I am an adult beginner violinist. When I first met Stephanie, I had barely touched a violin, but I was determined to learn how to play it. With her help and patience, I am progressing through the Suzuki method as well as doing ear training and music theory. Stephanie is an excellent musician as well as instructor! Her method of teaching keeps the students engaged, encouraged and excited about learning music from all sides of it.
Naomi G.
I strongly recommend Ms. Quinn. She is amazing. I love a teacher who is passionate about what she does and Ms. Quinn has motivated me to love the violin and work harder to improve. She is slightly strict but very patience and kind, always pushing you to work hard and do your best. I learned to play violin a few years ago as a beginner and stopped playing for a few years. I was nervous to begin online violin lessons considering that I learn better face to face. However, Ms. Quinn has done an amazing job at teaching me, I have been taking lessons with her for a year now and have learned so much I didn’t know before which has also grown my love for violin.
Hui F.
Stephanie helped my younger one prepare for competition. She was highly skillful, supportive yet strict. Initially, my girl was a bit nervous to work with Stephanie because of her high reputation. Stephanie was very kind and fun, using metaphors to help my 10-year old understand the music. She not only helped my child overcome barriers to master the music piece but also shared much practical advice for competition. We did not expect this but my 10-year old won the first prize and was invited to perform in Carnegie Hall New York. Highly recommend Stephanie!!!
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Jennifer V.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Multimedia Performing Arts BFA from Lehman College
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jennifer V.

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You will learn beginner movements inspired by yoga and modern dance techniques. We can use this as movement therapy as well. I want you to feel and love your bodies at the end of it.

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, and I am consistently learning what new techniques work for

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Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
Lucretia
I love it
Kamali
I started getting better at math homework

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"I initially started with Darren in Orlando in 1990. Being a talent manager I wanted to understand acting better to better help my clients needs. After a few lessons I had learned so much that I required my entire client stable of about 25 people to take his class. He had to add an additional night to handle my people. In a couple weeks I saw incredible growth. In a few months I had the best acting stable in Orlando. My people were working.

Darren is one of the most talented actors and teachers I’ve ever come across. But he’s not the coach for someone who takes it lightly. He’ll work your butt off."
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Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Krista C.
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"He was very patient, good at explaining, took things at my pace, funny, great for people with learning disabilities. WE are looking forward to seeing him next time."
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Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"My son Merak just had his first class with David. At first we had to reschedule due to technical difficulties and David was extremely easy to work with when accommodating a new time. Today during the class David was professional and very knowledgeable. So far he is well worth the investment and I look forward to having him teach my son more."
Merak
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Such a great teacher! Very patient and caring ! Creates great coreography."
Laura
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from MissG M.
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"Absolutely the best! She knows her stuff. I've been working with her for 6 months now and I can't think of a better person to work with! She knows what/how the industry works and is always available for questions. She has become my backbone for all things acting and the business of acting.. Five stars isn't enough..."
Mark
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Vandi made Mia feel very comfortable from the get go and Mia had a great experience. I would highly recommend her! She is super sweet and encouraging. Mia cannot wait until her next lesson!"
Mia
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"I’m super stoked on working with David, he gave me a lot to think about, to work on for next week.. and was able to go over a lot without it being overwhelming. 👍"
Matt
Took Voice Acting lessons from David T.
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