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Desiree S.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Desiree S.

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About Desiree

I'm excited to be a TakeLessons instructor and to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have been a singer and performer for over 20 years and have taught voice and beginning piano for over 12 years. I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cin

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Paislee
She is great! Were excited to see how it goes!
Matt K.
I can't say enough about how awesome it has been with the lessons. Desiree is a fantastic, teacher and person both. Immediately felt comfortable from day one. I look forward to the hour every week and it seems like I'm getting better at singing!
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Zach B.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre from Northwestern University
  • Teaching since 2008
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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 acto

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Cynthia O.
Very personable and wants to help each actor find how THEY fit with their characters in order to portray them honestly! Would definitely recommend
Samantha
Zach has been amazing from day one! I have zero experience, came into classes with basically no knowledge, and Zach has taught me so much already with unfaltering patience. Feeling more and more confident with each session. 10/10 recommend!
Piper B.
Zach was great! Piper very much enjoyed her 1st lesson and looks forward to many more!! Thank you!!
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ellysa R.

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As an actress of 19 years, I love teaching my students the art of telling a story. I started my training in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts program, following on to Interlochen Arts Academy and eventually private training in Los Angeles. I have credits in regional theater, television (Netflix's Dear White People, The CW's Worst Birthday Ever, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything), countless national commercials, and more. Together, we will explore several different methods including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky, imagining, and more, to create your own unique method. I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, we'll assess your goals, learn how to break down a script, and choose an acting method to start with. As we go on, we will build a repetoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and develop your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conser

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Storm S.
I have only had one lesson with her but she is amazing. She has already gotten me exploring and learning new things that I haven’t even learned while trying to obtain my degree. Ellysa has a lot of insight about the industry that I appreciate and I am very excited to continue working on my artistry with her.
Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.
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Kimberly S.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • B.A. from Temple University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kimberly S.

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I tailor each lesson to the actor. I create a safe space to play and learn. I empower and uplift each student so they approach the work with excitement instead of fear. Together, we create realistic goals for the actor's career. We may work on auditions, self tapes, scenes, anything and everything the actor is struggling with.

I help each student analyze the script so they can make strong choices that are unique to their acting talents.

About Kimberly

All lessons have been moved online indefinitely due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding. **Tuesday is the best day to schedule lessons with me. However, I'm happy to work with your schedule! Just contact me and we'll figure something out! I have experience coaching many professional

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Gabriella
SHE IS AWESOME!!!!!
Terrianne
Kimberly was great. Super sweet and my daughter loved every minute she can not wait till her next class
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Andrew Y.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Andrew Y.

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Focusing on diverse techniques, including types of characters, staging, blocking of scenes, costuming, creating characters, improv and games for each concept.

We are constantly play games to reinforce the techniques presented each week and the students always have fun. They walk away confident and wanting to learn more.

Spend time on costuming and set design, by creating with the materials we find at Goodwill, thrift stores and other retail businesses. We look over the characters descriptions and utilize our creative to flow with costuming and scenery.

In the past years we've done excerpts from The Polar Express, The Wizard of Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and George and the Marvelous Medicine.

This summer of 2014, we're doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where we are discussing staging, blocking, creating costumes and props.

About Andrew

I'm an accomplished accompanist and vocalist, with 10 plus years of expertise. Currently, I’m a volunteer worship leader at church, for over 6 years; helping other musicians fulfill their ultimate potential through training and education. Collaborate with other musicians for worship opportunitie

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Gabriel
Great learning process thanks!
Britney Keck
Mr. Andrew is kind, funny and engaging.

My son (6) always has the best time at lesson and wants to know immediately when he gets to go back.

Our son has a lot on his plate and watching him have something that's just his that he is happy to do and enjoys this has been such a bright spot for our whole family.

- and Mr. Andrew is in direct correlation to that.

I recommend Mr. Andrew to anyone who is looking for a teacher who is kind, funny, engaging, and wants to help you succeed and gives you opportunities to use the skills you have learned.
Gloria Siciliano
Fun again,....you make it a lot of fun thank you
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Yiqing Z.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Yiqing Z.

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A working actor graduated from Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I worked both on stage and on camera, in English and Mandarin, with award-winning directors and actors from China and Europe.

About Yiqing

Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!

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Riley W.
Great class. My 14 year old is new to Mandarin and really enjoyed this experience.
Jerilyn R.
thank you for an amazing lesson :)

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Swisher, IA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Swisher is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"Dennis is an excellent teacher and all-around nice person. Very professional and knowledgeable in his craft. My daughter has progressed exponentially and continues to learn. He is teaching her to be a well-rounded actor/voice actor and is personally committed to seeing her succeed. Highly recommended!"
Anthony Gondella
Took Acting lessons from Dennis J.
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"Mr. Tinker was incredible. My son loved his ability to break things down in such away that it took the pressure out the equation and it felt like he was talking to a genuine friend. Mr. Tinker is extremely knowledgeable and very gifted in what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for not only a teacher but a friend and mentor for this industry."
Lawrence Taylor
Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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you are the best instructor ever bye-bye"
Catalina
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Kent has the ability to do or teach drama, comedy and improvisation. He has wisdom, talent, intelligence and integrity. I know of his abilities to teach, direct and to create a performance of the highest level. He's one of the best, as I know from having been taught by him. Try him out and judge for yourself. You'll be better for it in more ways than one."
James Jr.
Took Acting lessons from Kent J.
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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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"David has helped me grow not only as an actor. But as a performer. I have seen marked improvement in all of my work from my stage monologues, to my acting scenes. I feel much more connected to the material and being alive within the moment"
Jeff
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on."
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Dakota W.
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"Very knowledgable teacher! Christian is patient with me as a beginner and has a great teaching method whereby he never tells you exactly how to perform a piece, as that is not what acting is about."
Amy
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"It was a great working together with Tamika on my baby shower...She had wonderful creative ideas. I enjoyed her organization skills when we both went shopping...I really appreciate how passionate she was about getting tasks done...it was so helpful having her around...it was a lot smoother...."
Joy W.
Took Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"I always trust my instincts :) Yep, Great time with a wonderful instructor. Thank you!"
Georgia
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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