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Melissa C.

McKinney, TX

I can help you find and polish audition monologues that are right for YOU!

About Melissa

Hello! Melissa C. here and I can't wait to meet you! Here's a bit about me.

I have a BFA in Musical Theater with a minor in piano from the University of Oklahoma. I also became a certified Montessori preschool teacher while living in NYC. I have performed in some great places such as Hershey PA, aboard the MS Maasdam cruise ship, Seoul South Korea, traveling tours and of course, good old NYC! I had the great fortune to be in the original cast of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! on Broadway as well as many other Off Broadway musicals such as the It Girl. Here in Dallas I perform in plays and m
usicals on a regular basis and I love it!! What gets me excited now is teaching kids, teens and people of all ages to sing or play the piano! I teach in several schools to groups of children and I just love teaching privately!

*** Lesson Details ***
We will have fun learning piano and voice together! For voice students I will teach you everything from classical to Broadway! I design an individual and unique curriculum to meet your needs and goals! After all, we are all different!

For my fabulous piano students, I use the Ferber method and infuse a good deal of music theory as we go along! I believe in this curriculum strongly, but I also encourage you to bring in music that YOU want to learn for FUN!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room, space for parents to wait

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a key board if you do not have a piano

*** Specialties ***
Acting-musical theatre
Piano- all style
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Don C. April 15, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Melissa has been the most perfect fit for our daughter!! My daughter had gotten into theater, and is now taking voice lessons to help her with choir at her school next year. We are extremely delighted with the results we've seen!! :) My husband says she is a perfect match for our daughter, as Melissa has performed on Broadway, herself!
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Katherine C. March 27, 2015
Broadway Singing · In home
Verified Student
My husband has taken my daughter to her voice lessons these first three times, and I have heard great reviews from both my husband and daughter! I am so pleased with what I've heard, I can't wait to meet Melissa myself!
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Hanh M. September 19, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Melissa has been beyond helpful and informative as an instructor. I've taken 3 lessons so far and I can say that I see a big difference in my singing in such a short amount of time. Before taking lessons, I thought I could only learn how to sing in my "head voice" (ex. Phantom of the Opera) but when I started taking lessons with Melissa, she helped me discover my "chest voice". It really amazed me on how much she can pull out of you!

I can also say that each time I take a lesson with her, I regain a higher amount of self confidence. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better instructor!

Thanks a million Melissa!
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Melissa C.

Melissa C.

McKinney, TX 75070
(15)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Sharon S.

Fort Worth, TX

About Sharon

I have a diverse, mixed-up, wonderful background. I have wanted to do something with music and performance since I was 3-years-old. I have been able to foster that goal through work in the professional film and television industry as well as professional theater (and no, the word is not misspelled despite what spell-check would have you believe and I would love to explain why.). However, my greatest love has always been teaching. My education includes training in theater, film, television, music, voice, and communication. I received my BA in Fine Arts and Humanities from the University of
Nebraska at Kearney and my MS in Communication Studies at Texas Christian University. Most recently I worked as the director of the performance studies program at a local charter school, using music and theater to reduce communication anxiety in students. I am a member of the the Texas Music Teachers Association and attend frequent training and events to keep my skills current. My greatest teachers, however, have always been my students!

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are as various as the students who take them. Just like no two students are alike no two lessons are either. My lessons are designed around the students goals and desires. I use modern technology as well as classical training techniques to help my students become the best that they can be. I use a variety of different curriculum depending on what best meets the needs of the individual student. Growth is a constant goal as we work together, student and teacher, to take the student from where they are to where they want to be. Lessons are full of "aha" moments as we work to not only understand the how but also the why behind everything that we learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Small room(10X12), piano and electric keyboard, computer, iPad, mirror, iGallop, CD/iPod Player.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect music students to have a keyboard/piano for home use as well as purchase their own books and/or sheet music. I provide computer equipment when applicable and other outreach tools.

*** Specialties ***
I use the classical approach for singing.
I teach quasi-method acting.
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Jennifer P. May 17, 2013
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Sharon is awesome!

I can't say enough great things about Sharon. Her teaching style is great and she gets through to my daughter like no other instructor ever has. Emma has landed more call backs than ever before. She also had her first ever principal role with a solo singing part using an audition piece that Sharon chose and helped her prepare. Emma has improved vastly and she really enjoys her lessons with Sharon. We give her an A +++.
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Belle S. August 24, 2012
Broadway Singing
Ms. Sharon is an AMAZING teacher!!!

My younger siblings and I have been taking lessons with Ms. Sharon for 8 years in vocal, piano, acting, and speech. With Ms. Sharon's aid I qualified to nationals in speech, and have been in numerous plays. Ms. Sharon pushs all her students hard so they can accomplish their goals and achieve their dreams. Sometimes it we have to do some hard things but, In the end it is worth every drop of hard work! My siblings and I love Ms. Sharon and will take lessons from her for as long as we can!
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Sharon S.

Sharon S.

Fort Worth, TX 76120
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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TOYA N.

Dallas, TX

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! 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

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 perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV
and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am still a working artist, I can not only teach you craft, but can assist you in making the right choices to navigate your own way in the business. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Travel Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Specialties ***
Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater
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Shera D. June 25, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been going to Toya for awhile she very nice. She knows exactly what she is doing. She helps me understand everything
I do. I would recommend her for anyone who is serious about acting.
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TOYA N.

TOYA N.

Dallas, TX 75240
(1)
starting at
$59 / 30-min
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John P.

Richardson, TX

Fundamentals of TECHNIQUE and Skills

About John

The truth will always convey.

Acting is doing truthfully under imaginary circumstances...

I am gifted with the ability to coach you through a series of simple exercises that once mastered will provide you with the foundation you need.

*** Lesson Details ***
ACTING
Six Lessons on Objectives
Three Lessons on Character
Three Lessons on Text

*** Specialties ***
Stanislavsky SYSTEM

Meisner Technique

Linklater technique for Freeing the Natural Voice
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Neil R. June 14, 2015
Meisner Technique · In studio
The class taught by John was not only engaging but very helpful'. It has definitely helped me grow as an actor.
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Molly B. June 10, 2015
Meisner Technique · In studio
John is a very grounded teacher. He helps you learn by doing, and gives you a sense of security in the process. He doesn't let your discomfort in learning cause him to stray from the purpose, and he challenges you to grow through it. He made me feel completely comfortable being myself and doing what I needed in order to learn the techniques he taught. I would highly recommend John as a teacher.
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Larrah B. October 10, 2014
Acting · In home
Verified Student
We are three lessons in, and I've come to understand more about acting and how I fit into it personally than I ever have even after several decades of participation. The lessons are useful and enjoyable, the homework is fair, and I think you should take advantage of the fact that you can just simply sign-up, pay a lil' money, and have access to such a great mentor/teacher!
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John P.

John P.

Richardson, TX 75080
(4)
starting at
$55 / 60-min
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Donald R.

Dallas, TX

Children and adults welcome. I provide acting coaching from ages 4-adult in acting for film, theatre, and techniques such as classical, Meisner, Method, and Stanislavsky.

About Donald

I have established myself as an accomplished actor and acting coach who has been teaching acting classes for over 10 years. As acting is an ongoing learning process, I audit the classes of the best coaches from NY to LA to bring those acting techniques to my students online as well as my in-studio classes. In addition to teaching online, I have taught in-studio classes at Kids International in Washington DC, Take 3 Talent and Product Management in NYC, and Page Parkes School of Acting in Dallas to name a few.

My approach to acting covers the entire theme of "Show Business". The "Show" is
represented by the skill training techniques involved in my training to give an actor the skills to be the best actor. The "Business" aspect reflects the more technical side of acting such as what the auditors are looking for, how to stand out on the audition, and how to carry yourself as a professional to beget more work.

My training style involves tactile, audible, and visual aspects of training to ensure maximum absorption of the material. Meanwhile, I guarantee to make it fun!
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Cydney B. May 15, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Donald R. is a very active, acting teacher. He keeps it entertaining and fun for me. He also breaks what he does and tells you everything so you are not confused.
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Donald R.

Donald R.

Dallas, TX 75238
(1)
starting at
$75 / 60-min

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