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Toya N.

29 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $79
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Actors Studio Drama School
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Toya N.

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I have a Masters degree in Acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan, so I am well versed in most every acting technique; including Stanislavski, Strasberg, Meisner, Chekov, Hagen, Stella Adler, and beyond. I've taught acting to children, teens, and adults in the US and abroad since 2005 and my students are working actors! My main goal is to help you to develop your own set of tools for practicing the craft of acting, and to better understand your unique voice as an artist. Make sure to wear clothing you can move in during our sessions, and, most importantly, explore and just have fun!

About Toya

Currently offering ONLINE LESSONS ONLY due to the pandemic. I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and

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Jae P.
She is truly excellent! Guided me through my audition and her input was very valuable. She is also very personable and reliable.
David
Our first lesson was productive. I'm looking forward to learning!
Todd B.
My background and career have never placed importance on speaking and looking objectively at myself, I wanted to improve that ability. Toya has been very patient and down to earth with me, as raw as I am, in helping me. After a few lessons I already feel confidence growing and enjoy her instruction.

Crystal S.

7 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
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Crystal S.

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A veteran of competitive improv, Crystal teaches the basics both for fun and as an enhancement to the acting process.

About CRYSTAL

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical t

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Raylene L Lehnhoff
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
Tamura H.
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
Tamura H.
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Cherilyn B.

Woodland Hills, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1977
  • BFA from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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Joseph M.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
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Joseph M.

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25+ yrs teaching experience

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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Javon A.
AMAZING KNOWLEDGE, GREAT TECHNIQUE, AND OVER ALL GREAT INSTRUCTOR. WILL HAVE YOU SINGING BETTER IN A MATTER OF WEEKS!!
Tyler G.
Excellent job and I am looking forward to my son having more lessons
Adeline
We went with online piano lessons at the moment due to COVID, but I was nervous about the format as the lessons are for my five-year-old daughter, so I was concerned the additional technology would be an impediment. Dr. Merkel was wonderful. He was friendly and encouraging to my daughter, ensuring she knew she could ask any questions she might have at any point. He absolutely made the technology work for us, and my daughter learned more than I would have thought possible in 30 minutes. She is counting down to her next lesson!
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Sharon W.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Theater from Adelphi University School of Performing Arts/Brooklyn College
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Sharon W.

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Hello! I am an actress, vocalist, pianist, director and teacher. I have a lifetime of experience in the performing arts (I started performing at 6 years of age) and many years teaching theater arts and music! I have taught many students of all ages and levels in private, public and workshop environments. What are you looking for? If one of the answers to this question is a teacher who truly understands how to communicate in a fun and understanding way - then let my years of experience help you to achieve your goals!! I specialize in exploring who you are as a performing artist; audition preparation; and acting skills including improvisation, theater games, monologue choice and character analysis. I am proud to announce that one of my recent students just got into Emerson's acting program! So if you are interested in seeing if acting is for you, continuing your studies or are preparing for that important audition...you've come to the right place! A winning part for you!!!

About Sharon

Sharon knew at a very young age that the arts were her life and doesn't remember a time when she wasn't singing, dancing and acting. She began her professional singing and acting career at the age of six years old and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She plays the piano and is a

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Virginia
Sharon is an incredible piano teacher. She is enthusiastic, joyful, funny, supportive and has an immense depth of knowledge when it comes to the piano. You can tell she loves what she does which means every lesson is a pleasure. I couldn't have picked a better teacher. I would and I do recommend her to anyone interested in learning to play the Piano
Mariana F.
Sharon is friendly, supportive and super encouraging. She moves at the student’s pace, and keeps a good handle on the progression of the lesson, so that you get a good chunk of instruction/learning while not being overwhelmed. I’m a newbie at music instruction, and Sharon was wonderful in every aspect for someone starting like me. I’m sure she’d be just as fabulous for a more experienced piano player.
Deborah Danielsen
Fantastic first lesson. Sharon is great to work with. She explains the process and then we get right into the music and vocals. She's very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
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Elizabeth B.

66 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Awarded Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Phi Theta Kappa
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

66 Reviews
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Screenwriting and Creative Writing lessons/coaching/consulting-all genres and levels. Learn from a published writer/screenwriter who has a literary agent, an MFA in Creative Writing, and who is a college writing professor. Learn all about crafting your book or screenplay with focused coaching and lessons on all the elements of the craft: character, plot, structure, dialogue, point-of-view, setting, theme, and more. We will work on developing your writing through exercises, readings, and writing and revising. You will write and learn at the same time, in a supportive online classroom. Classes are tailored for your needs. I do manuscript and screenplay critiques as well.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout

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"Brenda has been a great instructor, she is always very understanding when things come up and she definitely knows what she is doing. If you want to get into voice acting she is a wonderful teacher for beginners and she gives sound advice and instruction, will definitely be taking more lessons in the future!"
Evan
Took Voice Acting lessons from Brenda R.
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"Alexandra is excellent! She is a true professional with a real passion for teaching. I began seeing Alexandra for vocal lessons a few months ago and I have learned so much more then just the basics of speech.

She not only gave me a solid foundation to build upon, but also provided me with a deep understanding about how powerful and personal voice work really is. Together we have worked on both the inner and outer aspects of my voice. After only a short time, I have seen a huge improvement in my vocal projection, breathing, presence and confidence.

She has a wealth of knowledge which has continued to give me new insights every lesson. If it isn't obvious- I highly recommend Alexandra."
Greg
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Alexandra W.
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"I loved how she taught me so much in just one session. She gave me more confidence but she was still a reality check for me."
Alex
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Susan S.
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"Eulis has been phenomenal to work with. He's patient, and has worked really hard to understand distinct qualities of my voice and how to improve them."
Kendall
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Eulis K.
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"Excellent instructor. Highly recommended."
Daphne
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Randy is very knowledgeable and patient, as I am a beginner in acting, is teaching me step by step"
Debbie
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"Very knowledgeable!
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Robert Melendez
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Tamika is a great teacher. It was easy working with her because she is passionate, honest, reliable, relatable and fun. She encouraged me to audition for the stage play "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?" and I made it in. She continued to work with me as an Artist Development teacher in the play. She really helped me as an actor and teaching me to take on the character I was portraying. It was amazing seeing myself grow as an actor and getting better during the whole process. I was able to put on a good performance because of her guidance and tutelage. I definitely recommend her."
Harry
Took Theater Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"I have taken dance from Jordan for many years now. She is my favorite teacher and I have learned so much from her! I look forward to continuing my studies with her. She is wonderful!"
Kait Conally
Took Jazz Dancing lessons from Jordan W.
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"I can't really put into words how great (and funny) Samara is. I wasn't sure if learning how to act online was going to work for me, but I can safely say after 5 Skype sessions with Samara, they have been totally worth it and more! In our lessons, I have learned about how to approach and analyze a script, what to do in cold-readings, handling nerves, how to give a memorable audition, really nifty relaxation and concentration techniques, and so much more. I always value Samara's insights not only into the craft of acting but the business aspect of it as well. Basically, she's a rockstar and I just feel lucky I stumbled upon her lesson page. Without which, I don't know if I'd have the confidence to pursue my dream of becoming a professional actor!! Thanks a billion, Samara!"
Brock
Took Acting lessons from Samara K.
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