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Shelby D.

11 Reviews
Newington, CT
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
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Shelby D.

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Looking for help selecting that perfect monologue for your audition? Need help polishing a piece? I'm here to help! I specialize in selecting and coaching material for auditions and performances as well as providing comprehensive acting training. I also assist in filming and editing reels and audition material.

About Shelby

Hi! My my name is Shelby and I can't wait to work with you! I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont with my Bachelor's in Musical Theatre and am now pursuing my Master's Degree in Drama Therapy with Lesley University. I have worked with companies including Saint Michael's Playhouse

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Nova
Very friendly, easy going, talented, and knowledgable. Just finished my second class and she knows how to make the most out of a 45 minute session. I intend to reach my singing goals with her help sooner rather than later!
Madalynn F.
Shelby was great! Learned a lot!
Flame F.
excellent class, super great teacher , i just keep getting better and better
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Jackson G.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MFA Directing from Yale School of Drama, Yale University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jackson G.

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I'm a freelance theater director currently working in NYC and throughout the country. I'm an acting coach, teach directing for the stage and dramaturgy/text analysis for actors, directors, and designers. I have over 15 years of teaching experience at such institutions as Williams, Yale, New School, Columbia, Fordham, and Primary Stages ESPA.

I will focus my classes on auditioning, callbacks, cold reading audition skills, grad school auditions, and text analysis and dramaturgy. I'm also available to coach and consult with aspiring theater directors and public speaking clients. I would be happy to customize my classes to each student's individual needs and goals.

I received my MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama and my BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts.

About Jackson

As an established theater director and teacher, I am very fortunate to be working continuously in New York and across the country from New York to California and in between. Actors are a part of my daily life as I audition and collaborate with them for a living. I often have new directors as assis

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Leah Nicole Raymond
Jackson is a great director/coach. When you are working you can trust that Jackson is fully listening to you as you the actor and you the character. She knows how to push in a way that works for you and will get you where you need to be. I trust Jackson and highly recommend working with her.
Kevin
I had the privilege of studying stage directing with Jackson Gay at Yale. Jackson has a remarkable way of bringing out students' individual artistic and creative sensibilities. In scene workshops, she gives highly practical advice for working with actors to shape an overall dramatic vision. She also reinforces this instruction by relating her own professional experiences, highlighting what has been effective. Her guidance in script analysis is very clear, and showed me how to fully understand characters' dramatic objectives before going into rehearsals with actors.

As well, Jackson incorporated invaluable practical career advice into the class, which is often hard to find. One of her exercises for this was to pair us with another student and have a mock "writer-director" meeting, where the writer was considering hiring the director. This was a really helpful window into the professional process, which has given me an important springboard to communicate my own ideas in the production of new work.

Jackson Gay’s teaching applies across theater disciplines — for instance, my work in theater is primarily as a composer and lyricist. She showed me how to look at the big picture of a play or musical, giving me the insight to write in a way that is dramatically cogent, engaging, and entertaining.
Sheila-Joon
Jackson Gay is masterful at guiding the actor to find their own authentic voice. She has a laser sharp focus imbued with empathy, that simultaneously put me at ease and helped me find my edge, in a way no other director has. More than anything, she helped empower me to make my own bold choices within a vast array of styles, so that my work was informed from a deep and genuine place (rather than an impersonation or a desire to please). I always feel safe to explore my edge with Jackson, but never humored if something isn't working. She's honest. It's rare to find guidance both so kind and so sharp. Jackson Gay understands and loves actors, and that love comes through in her work.
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Jared H.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 to 60
  • Industry & Freestyle Hip Hop Workshop from Monsters of Hip Hop
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jared H.

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I've been a Hip-hop dancer for 10 years and have training from Beyonce, Justin Bieber, & Usher's choreographers. I'll have you looking like a Step Up dancer in no time! I specialize in popping, waving, gliding, isolations, and tutting with an emphasis on musicality.

You'll learn the foundation of Hip-hop movements then how to perform choreography and freestyle, so you can adapt the moves to any song. We'll learn a different piece of unique choreography every lesson while going through each element of the routine at your own pace.

About Jared

I've been dancing for 12 years and teaching for 5. I currently teach at 6 different studios and give regular private lessons to various students. I've taken workshops and classes from the best dancers in the industry today including Matt Steffanina, Kyle Hanagami, Alexander Chung, Marty Kudelka, Ja

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Yaminah L.

7 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Yaminah L.

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With African dance, you have a choice of learning traditional
West African dance (beginner, intermediate, advance) , or the hot and authentic street styles such as Afrobeats (beginners) and Dancehall dance (beginner, Intermediate, Advance)

In African dance you will learn the history background of these dances a long with the technique of the style.
High energy and full of culture!

About Yaminah

Passionate, dedicated, and hardworking is the least to say about Yaminah, artistic director, choreographer, teacher, motivational speaker, professional dancer and performing artist of West African, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Jazz, contemporary and Modern dance styles. She has worked with multiple arti

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James S.
What can I say about Yaminah. She is easily one of best instructors I have ever had. I have had lots of instructors in different disciplines but accross the board she is the best. I take hip-hop with Yaminah and she is a phenomenal dancer and teacher. I am learning so much and improving so fast thanks to her fun style and professionalism.
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Yaminah’s class is the bomb in person so now, being cooped up inside, you gotta keep moving! Get your groove, sweat, and body movement on with Yaminah Online y’all!!! She’s still keepin’ it real and supporting the community and even beyond now with her Online classes!
Lee
So much fun!! Got me moving!

Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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I have been playing and writing at a professional level since 2005, and have received 10 international awards for my music writing and arranging abilities. In that time, I have experimented with scoring for dances, musicals, and other performing arts mediums. Film scoring is a challenging but rewarding endeavor, and can make the difference between a good film and a breathtaking one.

We will work on creating a large arsenal of sound palettes that you will use to create and color various scenes. I'll assist you in how to breakdown a story into parts in order to develop themes, and repeating motifs that will create familiarity for the audience. In addition, we will study and analyze the music from some of your favorite films and by your favorite composers in order to understand how to weave music in and out of a film.

I have helped and continue to help individuals and groups of all ages discover their skills as composers, and have 10 years experience working with people of all ...

About Jonathan

Hi! I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga; professional musician and educator living in New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level. I have nearly 1

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
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Shakespearean acting

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspiration

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Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
James A.
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.

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"My child absolutely loves taking acting lessons with Susan. She has been incredibly helpful in furthering his acting techniques, skills and talents for school theater roles and potentially a future career in this field. Since lesson 1, he was hooked! We could not be happier with our experience with Susan!"
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"Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!"
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Jordan is talented, fun, professional, and reliable. She draws out the best in her dancers and creates unique choreography that sets dancers apart from the rest."
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"I can't recommend Shauna highly enough. She's very knowledgeable, very easy to work with (she's warm and approachable—she'll put you at ease right away), and she's also a lot of fun! She really understands actors, and, it's clear to me, loves working with them. She's also a terrific voice teacher, and a terrific audition coach. Take a lesson with her. You won't regret it."
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Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"David is such a supportive, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! His improv lessons are enriching my life and career in major ways by helping me access my power and leave my petty worries and self-consciousness behind. I highly recommended him!"
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"Anthony is a stellar performer and teacher. He teaches from experience and has a vast background of all styles of singing. Anyone who is interested in learning how to sing pop/rock/metal in a healthy and sustainable way should take a lesson!"
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"Kelsey is a fantastic teacher! She is always pushing me to be the best actress I can be and helping me understand things from new perspectives! She's supportive and caring! I highly recommend her!"
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