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Cherilyn B.

Woodland Hills, CA
Starting at $60
  • Awarded Best Musical Actress of the Year, Dallas from Dallas Arts
  • BFA from Brigham Young University
  • Teaching since 1977
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Cherilyn B.

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Cherilyn has had 40+ years experience as a working actor-singer, performing leading and supporting roles Off-Broadway, in regional and local theatre, on national and international tours, TV, concerts, commercials, cabaret and voice-overs as well as internationally with the USO. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She has appeared with Hollywood and Broadway celebrities Joel Grey, Alexis Smith, Ron Perlman, Kelly Bishop, Randy Graff, John LaMotta, Janna Robbins, J.P. Dougherty, Merlin Olsen and Victoria Principal.

For four years, Cherilyn was a popular radio talk show producer and host, featuring an arts and entertainment show weekly. She is an experienced speechwriter, acting-speaking coach.

Cherilyn developed/produced the Backstage-rated BEST in NYC summer musical theatre program at Circle in the Square Theatre where she assembled a stellar advisory board of Broadway icons: musical director Peter Howard; Theatre Wing President Sean Hartley; composer-lyricist Stephen ...

About Cherilyn

WHY I'M DIFFERENT AND HOW MY STUDIO WORKS Welcome to my voice studio. I’m delighted to get to know you and look forward to connecting soon. After having performed leading roles off-Broadway in NYC, in national and international tours, regional and local theatre since 1970, I've recently retu

Adam G.

3 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 9 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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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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Toni K.

13 Reviews
Canoga Park, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students Male: 14 to 70; Female: 12 to 70
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Toni K.

13 Reviews
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I have a side specialty in accent reduction for both actors and singers who need to minimize their accents quickly.

About Toni

All of my lesson are on FaceTime or Zoom during the LA shelter in place mandates! The format is working surprisingly well. Don't hesitate to try a lesson this way. As always, I offer a money back guarantee! Two of my students are currently on tour with Sting! 2020 is certainly starting out wi

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Nia S.
Tony is spectacular! She empowers me each time we work together!
Michele
Toni has been one of the most important people in my life. She taught me not only how to sing, but also how to perform and be a real musician. She makes the lessons incredibly fun and helpful. I wouldn't be the musician I am today without her.
Judith
I've had a few singing teachers before and let me just say it was always mediocre. It was all fundamentals and straight to techniques. With toni it was so much fun and very simple. She makes sure that I don't feel like I'm being tested or points out my flaws but rather my strength which makes me feel even more motivated to sing. She's an amazing instructor I recommend her to anyone who wants to have fun learning rather than feeling like they're in a class. She's passionate, kind and she is an amazing teacher. Take her

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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • The Art Of Belcanto from The Hages Music Studio
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
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Learn Meisner based exercises to get out of your head and just be in the moment. Learn technique that will eventually allow you to give a believable performance every time.

About Rachel

**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-s

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.

Brad W.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Improv Training from The Second City
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Brad W.

17 Reviews
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I’m a professional improviser! Was trained and worked with “The Second City” and teach improv classes to kids! I still do multiple improv shows a week and still write sketch comedy! In my lessons you’ll learn the basics such as “yes, and”, playing games with partners, showing locations and relationships, as well as object work and comedic timing! For more advanced improvisers, we’ll learn about how to affect your partners with your emotions, giving and taking focus, and dive into musical improv!

About Brad

I am a professional improviser who trained and worked with “The Second City” for 3 years. I now do musical theater along with stand up comedy and teaching improv to kids with CYT (Christian Youth Theater). I've been doing improv comedy for 8 years and musical theater for 13 years! I have played rol

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Dominic R.
He laid th foundation for a great learning experience. Looking forward for the rest of the lessons
Sam E.
I love this man's lessons so much! They're educational and an all around good time.
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Matthew H.

141 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
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Matthew H.

141 Reviews
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I can teach you voice acting because of my experience with radio voice acting at Big Seattle Radio Stations. Get your voice heard on radio and or commercials and make a nice side hustle for income too. Voice acting is just plain fun.

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Proud O

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lakshmaan
So kind and patient very perfect!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely continue lessons with him.
Parasara R
so kind and patient
Catherine
So fun! Matthew is very knowledgeable about music and how to help you meet your goals. I hadn't done anything like this before and am learning so much while having such a good time. Thanks, Matthew! Can't wait for the next lesson!

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Took Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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"My son enjoyed his 1st lessons with Lauren and he is ready to get more training from her..:)"
Katraun
Took Acting lessons from Lauren V.
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"LK is very knowledgeable and helpful. She didn't mind that I had no experience at all!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"Hunter has been an amazing teacher. I was completely new to the acting world, so not only did she have to teach me acting but she also had to teach me about the business. I started off learning a little bit of everything, from scene study to improv to voiceovers, and now I am focusing on commercials. She has been great at helping me set attainable goals, introducing me to acting resources, and coming up with creative ways to draw out the actress in me when I am struggling with a line. I also appreciate her honesty and how prepared she is for each lesson."
Stella
Took Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"It was a very good first session. We had enough time to get to know one another and begin a program for advancing my skills."
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Took Voice Acting lessons from David T.
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"My fiance and I wanted to learn a dance for our wedding. Neither of us had dance experience and had no idea what to expect. We gave Sasha our wedding song, and she put together an awesome routine! She is extremely flexible and professional. If we didn't like certain moves she would come back the next week with new ideas. I would highly recommend her if you're in a similar situation."
David
Took Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"He works very well with my child and goes into detail in all aspects."
Elizabeth
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"My Daughter had her first class today. She is soo happy. She loved Kimberly, and she told me she thinks they are going to be a great team."
Violeta
Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!"
Carla
Took Ballet lessons from Sasha C.
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"My daughter was so happy to start a acting lesson. jennie did great she was so sweet and kind and know just how to get her comfortable with learning acting we cant wait to do so many more lessons with jennie"
Madeline
Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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