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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
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All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Jeremy K.

37 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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Jeremy K.

37 Reviews
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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. I am also the Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio, a dramatic arts school in Lake Fore

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Gabriela
Jeremy is very nice and helpful! Thank you!
Matt
Great listener and fun and supportive teacher
Qingyang Z.
I would like to give Jeremy six stars cuz I really enjoy our lesson about brainstorming what could have happened if I have not created the experiences in writing the story!
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Victoria S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Professional Training Program from Dell'arte International School of Physical Theatre
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victoria S.

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I am an actor/director with advanced experience in classical acting, physical acting, clown, improvisation and children's theatre. We will focus on character creation, unleashing your imagination, and utilizing your whole instrument (your body) when acting. We will discuss what areas of acting bring you joy and how to bring your unique perspective on the world into your acting. Most importantly, we will have fun!

About Victoria

Hello there! My name is Victoria and I am an actress, singer, yogi, and all around goofball. I have been a teaching artist for over 5 years now in many different environments including children's theaters, high schools, and directing many different productions. Additionally, I have been a student of

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Mikelle
Had a blast!
Edward
I was looking for an instructor who had a balance of fun and professionalism. Being new to yoga, it was a bit intimidating at first but Victoria really gave off a welcoming/energetic vibe from the get-go. She takes the time to answer questions and demonstrate in detail. Great pace, very informative, and overall a great session!
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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Outstanding Musician from Central High School Concert Band and Concert Choir
  • Teaching since 2015
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Ashley E.

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Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am an actor/musician/comedian based in New York City. I am an alumna of the prestigious Fordham University Theatre Program, consistently ranked as one of the top acting programs in the country. I can help you prepare auditions, workshop monologues, memorize lines, perfect your scene-study, create a resume, deepen your understanding of your character, and more! Acting is a holistic craft, and I look forward to deepening your work together!

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Dalton M.
Ashley helped me pass my high school French midterms! She made the material super easy to understand (even the impossibly difficult conjugations), and gave me a ton of confidence in myself.
Laurie
Ashley was such a great help to me in my pursuit of acting! Her thoughtful yet kind approach made me feel at ease, and she taught me many helpful tools to improve my performance. I highly recommend you study with Ashley!
Cody R.
I have been thrilled with my lessons with Ashley! She is exceptionally skilled and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged. Acting can make one feel very vulnerable, so I appreciate that studying with Ashley has given me a safe space to grow and experiment with my craft.
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Barry M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Jazz Voice from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Barry M.

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About Barry

Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cateri

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Annette
'Excellent!
Malinda C.
Mariah D.
Barry is a phenomenal teacher. He is very patient and passionate about teaching. I look forward to my future classes with him.

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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...."
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"Ilana was very informative, friendly, and helpful. It's hard to find someone that truly has these qualities, but Ilana has them and is great. She was very informative on breath control which is a major thing to know. Looking forward to more lessons with Ilana and to continue improving."
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Took Acting lessons from Ilana L.
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"Great lesson, great direction, and extremely helpful with furthering my knowledge and practice. Especially for a student with zero acting experience coming into the lessons.

I’m extremely excited about the future."
William
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Molly has been a wonderful teacher/coach for our 13 year old daughter. She is inspirational and has helped our daughter navigate and prepare for an audition for a selective high school in Chicago. Thank you, Molly!"
Brooke
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"She was just wonderful!!! Thank you!"
George
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"She is such a "great" vocal coach. She is the best! One of the top singers and performer ever."
Tim
Took Acting lessons from Melody M.
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"My husband signed me up for these acting with the intent of improving my public speaking. I had no idea what to expect.
I must admit, I’m enjoying the classes while learning new basic tools or technics for which I’m able to apply in different project. Jason is a good teacher; he’s patient, respectful, and knowledgeable. I appreciate the trainning and feel them a good investment. Thank you."
Emma
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"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."
Storm
Took Acting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"It was amazing!!
She taught me some few short simple steps in the first lesson"
Pamela
Took Acting lessons from April S.
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"Christian's disciplined practice in rehearsing and auditioning is one of the many useful tools he has to offer in his teaching. Whether a person is looking for guidance in auditioning or mastering an existing role, Christian can give them techniques based on their strengths and weaknesses. His methods of running lines, analyzing a character, and etiquette for an audition are invaluable assets for any student."
Mary
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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