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Serena P.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Promising Young Artist Award from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
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Serena P.

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Whether it's working on a new monologue, understanding the structures/rules of drama, or finding a new character, I can help you!

About Serena

Now teaching in-person singing, acting, and piano lessons in Ravenswood in Chicago, as well as online to anyone in the country! Serena is originally from the New York City area and has been acting, singing, dancing, and playing piano since she was young. As a teenager, she attended the prestigio

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Camille P.
Serena isn't only a talented pianist, she's a skilled instructor as well. She teaches everything you need to understand piano theory, improve finger strength and agility and acquire the best hand posture.

Serena tailors her lessons towards her student. Depending on my weekly progress, she recommended a detailed routine to consolidate my weaknesses and push me to improve.

Finally, Serena is eloquent and friendly. She explains things in a simple manner and does her best to understand you, your lifestyle and your objectives, all to provide the best experience . And she totally nails it.

Thank you Serena! :D
Alexandria Franklin
Serena is great. She is patient but pushes you just enough to see results. She helps you with singing technique as well as with techniques to make the song more genuine and authentic.
Jackie J.
She is a great teacher. She gave me several tips and exercises that were very helpful. She was very understanding when I had some computer glitches. Very friendly also. Highly recommend!
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Benjamin K.

126 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MasterWorks Festival
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
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Benjamin K.

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I have been involved in several productions, and have extensive acting experience. I am able to help my students study their characters, and realize a wide range of acting choices.

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am th

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Estie
I'm really thrilled with my lessons with Ben! I can see improvements and am given clear instructions as to how to practice. My aim is to sing well and with confidence and he's supporting that endeavor.
Immanuel O.
One class and I learned so much! No guessing what I am supposed to be working on. Easy to follow instructions and straight to the point. Looking forward to working together
LaVincent
Ben - You can't expect to be an excellent singer over night

Me - Oh yeah I can (in my mind)

(end of lesson)

Me - I'm done (I quit)!

Ben - You're getting it; it takes time and practice (learning your voice).

Six month update: I am still very much pleased with my lessons with Ben. My confidence is growing and I'm actually starting to understand how to use my voice. I may not be where I want to be Yet, but I'm moving in the right direction; it takes time and practice.
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Wendy P.

38 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks For purposes of singing: French, Italian, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Wendy P.

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Using my vocal and acting training, I have worked with many students on improving their speaking voices for public speaking or voice-over work. I use Linklater , and Alexander technique combined with other training to help students overcome their fear of public speaking as well as their technical vocal issues, such as articulation, projection, breathing problems and modulating the voice in a pleasant way. I can help you overcome an overly nasally tone for example or a monotone voice.

About Wendy

I've been teaching private vocal instruction since 2003, and opened my own studio in 2008. I love helping people find their true, authentic voice, which I feel is essential not only for singers but many other people as well! Singing is a great joy, and the voice is one of our primary modes of expre

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Nelson G.
I couldn’t recommend Wendy enough. No matter what walk of life you come from, she’ll find a way to connect with you and help you reach your goal. I’m already seeing improvements and can’t wait to go back every week.
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Blake C.
Very helpful and focused on what needed to be worked on. Will definitely be looking forward to working with her again!

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Diana G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Italian
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Diana G.

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I founded my own theater company 21 years ago and have been teaching and directing actors from ages 6-80 over more than 65 productions. I am an engaging and deeply knowledgeable theater professional who will guide you to get the most out of every speech you want to speak or role you want to play. I can work with you on audition pieces for schools, college or Broadway, as well as just help round out your scene work when you're already in the middle of a rehearsal process. I have quick tips and fixes for any scenario and my approach is personal, and centered on what you want to get out of your experience and what you are bringing to the table in terms of creating a character. My specialty is Shakespeare and I can help you unravel all those imbedded text clues. Let's get started!

About Diana

I am a director, actor, producer and playwright who founded my own company 21 years ago. I have personally directed over 65 plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Stoppard, Shaw and others, and have produced over 95. I LOVE theater! It's everything that I think is great about the world - sharing stories to

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Annmarie
Diana is a skilled and knowledgeable acting teacher. She helped my shy son find his voice and become the confident young man he is today. Personally, Diana helped me as an adult to overcome stage fright. Once I told Diana of my issue, she encouraged me to join one of her productions, and she nurtured me through the whole experience. Her skillful techniques and her caring, nurturing nature is a perfect combination for an amazing acting coach.
Carol
My daughter has worked with Diana in CST for 8 years. It is truly remarkable what she does for these kids, and what she gets out of them. By providing a safe space where they can learn, question, and have fun with the material, they become comfortable performing, and sharing their gifts with the public. Not only that, but they are learning Shakespeare, which has huge effect on their understanding of literature and global history. Diana makes all this FUN for the kids. They are there because they want to be, and from the youngest to the oldest they put their all into their performances while always supporting each other.
Olga
Diana’s teaching style must be a lot of fun, because my son has been studying acting with her for more than 3 years! He is always looking forward to the next learning / practice session!
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Anita H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Awarded Sigma Cum Laude from The University of Tulsa
  • Teaching since 2007
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Anita H.

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Voice Acting is fun & exciting and can be done anywhere you have a mic and a quiet room! Learn how to get the most out of your Voice Acting, develop characters, and have fun while you are doing it!

About Anita

Hello! I am excited to help you achieve your goals! Let me tell you a little bit about me. I have a BA in Theatre from the University of Tulsa. I am a Certified Teacher with over 30 years experience in several fields some of which are: Stand Up Comedy, Acting, Competitive Speech, Creative Wri

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Leon
These days it's rare to find someone who is as dedicated to their students as they are to there work. I was blessed to have Anita as an instructor. Not only is she knowledgeable and passionate about her craft she is also an active practitioner. Anita brough current and relevant experience to her classes and uses her talent to bring true value to the live of those she teaches. I can tell she was attentive to, and invested in my understanding and success. This is the one, you wont find one better.

Lindsay R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Lindsay R.

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Do you have dreams of being on Broadway? Need help with an audition? Take it from a working professional with 20 years experience to help you. These lessons are for students pursuing theatrical acting and an understanding of theater. Students will learn fundamental terminology, a variety of acting techniques, and explore different genres of the stage. We will work on a variety of monologues, scene work character development, acting while singing and much more.

About Lindsay

Musical Theater is my passion and I have been fortunate enough to make a career of it from Broadway to TV & Film. Credits: Lindsay just finished her run starring at Tuacahn Amphitheatre as Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Elsa Schrader in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins in Disney's When You Wish.

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Michael F.
Lindsay is a musical theater pro! She has helped me take my career to the next level and I just booked my first BROADWAY show! Thank you Lindsay!

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"I was really shy before taking Tamika's class, she really taught me how to bring out my inner actor!"
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Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"Jennifer has identified several ways that I use my voice inefficiently (my description - she is much kinder in her choice of words). My homework is concrete and substantive enough so that I can experience a different way of speaking. One example is what to do with my tongue when I say specific words. I think this could make a real difference for me."
Margaret M
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Jennifer J.
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"Very friendly personality. Great energy."
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Took Acting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"Great teacher, wonderful class. Alexa is very helpful and keeps you up to date on class materials."
Nick
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra A.
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"I have trained alongside Jennifer as a dancer and have seen her in action in the studio not only as the student but as the teacher. Her compassion, diligence, and dedication to sharing her own love of ballet with her students is admirable and shines through. She is dedicated to not only providing safe and polished technique and artistry but also to learning from her students and seeking out ways to improve herself.

Speaking as a peer, Jennifer's teaching style is a great hybrid between a technique-driven, traditional curriculum and a wholesome appreciation for the joy and spirit that keeps dance as a universal language. Students not only gain an understanding of the vocabulary but a safe space to develop discipline, strength and confidence."
Robyn
Took Ballet lessons from Jennifer H.
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"Zach is perhaps one of the smartest and most well rounded artists I've met. He has experience in all aspects of the business, from being an actor to a producer and to an award winning director, which makes him an unbelievable resource and teacher. I always look forward to our time together because I feel supported, heard, seen and never judged. He is always one step ahead which allows for very productive sessions. I leave our sessions feeling confident and fully prepared for whatever may come my way in auditions. I've worked with many people in this business and you do not come across people like him often. I feel incredibly grateful that I have Zach as a coach and resource. I cannot recommend him enough or give him higher praise."
Rachel
Took Acting lessons from Zach B.
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"Awesome day 1!! Very excited for the future"
Taryn
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Crystal was awesome. Learned a lot about dance and was able to be on point with my performance."
Jason
Took Dance lessons from Crystal J.
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"Sara is an excellent ballet teacher! Very patient, warm and friendly, as well as precise and clear in her teaching. She has helped greatly improve my daughter's ballet skills."
Emma
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Sara was very nice and went over basic steps and postures thoroughly, correcting mine. I learned some basics I didn't pick up for years of ballet classes and truly appreciate her being so thoughtful and attentive to the details. I also brought questions on certain steps I couldn't master. Sara patiently showed how to start the steps and how to do them better. I already look forward to my second lesson with Sara!"
Janice
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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