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Monica S.

12 Reviews
Harwood Heights, IL
Starting at $30
  • Musical Theatre from North Central College
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded National Chorale Award from Ridgewood High School
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Monica S.

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I am a professional actor that has been performing all over the US for over 10 years. I can help you with everything from audition technique, to monologue prep, to college admissions - etc. Drama? Comedy? You name it - no problem.

About Monica

I have been a professional Singer, Actor and occasional Dancer for the past 16 years with a Bachelors Degree in Musical Theatre. I love teaching just as much as I love performing. I have at least a little experience in everything performance related. You name it - chances are I've done it! The

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Sharon
Monica has been working with my 10 year old daughter over the past year to help prepare her for musical vocal performances. My daughter is quite picky and introverted and simply LOVES her voice lessons with Monica! In addition to vocal technique and hygiene, they discuss and practice telling a story and dissect the emotions behind the song. Monica is so warm, positive, engaged, and can make anyone feel comfortable, seen, understood, and more confident in their performing ability. The hour lesson flies by for my daughter and Monica makes her feel special to boot!
Glenn F.
I took my first lesson with Monica and everything was great. I have a lot to learn, and I think she is giving me the proper foundation so that I can eventually become a decent singer.
Katelyn
My daughter loved it! She is looking forward to continuing to work with Monica.
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Brad W.

16 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brad W.

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In this lesson I’ll help you make character choices for any upcoming show or audition. Have an audition coming up? Bring your monologue or song you’re using and let’s find the best way to make the directors feel what you’d like them to so that you can get that role! Just starting out? Let’s work on the basics so that you feel confident enough to go and audition for your first show!

About Brad

Brad is a professional improviser who trained and worked with “The Second City” for 3 years. Now He does musical theater along with stand up comedy and teaching improv to kids with CYT (Christian Youth Theater). He’s been doing improv comedy for 8 years and musical theater for 13 years! He’s playe

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Dominic R.
He laid th foundation for a great learning experience. Looking forward for the rest of the lessons
Sam E.
I love this man's lessons so much! They're educational and an all around good time.
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Emily W.

Marengo, IL
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Calvin College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Emily W.

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Freya is not only a skilled dancer, she is also an inspiring dance instructor. Her classes are fun, challenging, and empowering. She is especially skilled at giving each student individual attention to make sure they are able to do the movements correctly. Freya inspires her students to become their best selves, full of confidence, strength, & grace.

About Emily

Some of you know me by my stage name- Freya, others of you know me as Emily. For the past 20+ years I've lived a double life...by day I was the Curator & Director of Atlas Galleries, a major fine art gallery in Chicago, by night I was a bellydancer & artist. I worked very hard to keep those two liv

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Serena E.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Awarded NATSAA National Finalist, Burt Coffin Award from National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
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Serena E.

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How to speak clearly with good vocal technique to keep the speaking voice long lasting and healthy

About Serena

Hello! My name is Serena! Music shapes my life and has made me the person I am today. My experience in training in opera, musical theatre, jazz, and pop has expanded my musical skills and knowledge. Not only have I been trained in performance, but I have also studied music history, music theory

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Lynnette
My daughter and I are very happy with how Serena coached her. Her technical way of teaching has helped Jana , my daughter, understand the mechanics of singing better. We booked the $400/5sessions promo in preparation for my daughter’s competition and we are happy to say that she did very well, thanks to Serena’s coaching.
Serena is very professional, communicates clearly, and is excellent in her craft. It is unfortunate that due to other family affairs, we are unable to continue with her.
Alden
The sessions exceeded my expectations. My anxieties melted away with Serena’s personality, calmness, and thorough teaching style. It’s a real genuine experience. Serena brings innovative and natural techniques that would serve well to anyone who wants to better themselves in singing, artistry, or simply picking up healthier activities to make them more well rounded individuals.
Luba K.
Serena taught my 8 year old son for 9 beginner lessons. The scheduling did not work out for us to continue.

I loved her teaching style! She is calm but also fun for the boy. He loved the warm up exercises. In only 30 minutes of class they were able to play several little pieces. My son could then practice and master them at home. That gave him a sense of accomplishment. This approach is better than working on a hard piece and being frustrated. She focused on sight reading from the start instead of memorizing which is a great habit.
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Antonio G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Antonio G.

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Learn the proper flamenco style for the Spanish guitar as well as classical posture and technique.

About Antonio

SPANISH GUITAR: Flamenco & Classical I give you the resources so you can play ANY genre on the classical/flamenco guitar: *Method combines the discipline of the classical guitar with fundamental flamenco basic technique. *Emphasis on building repertoire with the music you love and a bit

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Cierra Herring
Love Antonio's Spanish guitar, he is the only flamenco guitarist I have seen perform in the area! He makes his guitar sing:)
Daniel Oliveira
Had the opportunity of listening to Antonio at the Latino Festival in Provo. Brilliant technique and wonderful refreshing music, one of a kind in Utah
Vania
Antonio is a great teacher! He is very patience and is always willing to help me improve my guitar skills. He has great passion for music and of course for the guitar. I'm very glad I was able to find Antonio because I have learned guitar concepts in English and Spanish!

McKenzie P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 to 12
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McKenzie P.

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Whether you are looking for some solo choreography or need help for a school project, I am here to help! I've choreographed on beginner dancers as well as advanced younger dancers (5-9yrs old). I can do jazz, contemporary, musical theater, or lyrical choreography. If you are looking to use my choreography competitively, please know I have been in the competition world for many years and know the rules and regulations for most major conventions/competitions and would be happy to talk to you about what to expect, etc.

About McKenzie

Hi! I'm from Chandler, Arizona but right now I'm living in Tucson as I go to school at University of Arizona to earn a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching not only academics but dance as well! I have been a dancer for 10 years and started off probably where you are righ

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Kyera
McKenzie worked with my 8 year old daughter weekly on her flexibility and technique. My daughter loved McKenzie and could not wait to show off what she learned in class at home. I, as well as my daughter’s other dance teachers, could see great progression in my daughters musicality, technique, stretches and overall dance skill. We really appreciated our time with McKenzie and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a private dance lesson especially for younger dancers!

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Took Theater Acting lessons from Chad B.
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"Ms. Rebecca has been a phenomenal teacher! I am so grateful for everything she has taught me. She has a well rounded teaching style that pulls inspiration from both renowned teachers of the past (Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, etc.) and themes found in our current events (politics, pop culture, etc.) She has trained me in anything and everything from the basics of stage acting, improv, film, script writing, and even how to method act safely. I have been awarded multiple Superior marks while competing under her teaching and am now working in my community theatres thank to her preparation. In her classes, I not only grew as an artist, but as a person as well. I honestly couldn’t recommend her more!"
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"Nicolas is one of the best mentor I have ever came across. He is passionate about teaching and able to help you draw out the inner you. I was someone who had a great deal of struggle connecting with my emotions and being able to express it in a sensible way. Within few weeks he taught me how to tap into my feelings and express it outwards. Needless to say he is an impressive teacher and if you have the chance, visit him. It will be beneficial for your personal life and career."
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"Zach is a great instructor! He’s very encouraging & gave me great advice/direction as I begin film school. Would definitely recommend!"
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Took Acting lessons from Zach B.
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"Great teacher, wonderful class. Alexa is very helpful and keeps you up to date on class materials."
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Took Acting lessons from Alexandra A.
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"Daughter loved her first lesson and will be continuing the lesson plan. Thanks Molly!"
Jaden
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Thank you, Vanessa Pace!

THANK YOU, VANESSA!

A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable options. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: “We won’t just maintain it, we’ll restore it!” What a confidence booster that was!

Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singing—something I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the “old lady” vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.

In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher:
• A person who is at my stage of life or beyond.
• A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech.
• A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.

ENTER VANESSA PACE!

Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.

In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of “breaking through” inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought I’d be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like “Pull up your spine—you’re two inches taller!”; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.

Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.

If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.

I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.

~ Ann Thomas"
Ann
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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"She was very engaging and made the class fun and educational. I am just starting to act and with only two classes I have learned so much. I definitely recommend classes with Donnabella, she is so nice and has helped me grow."
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Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Kelsey is amazing. She delivers honest, very helpful feedback and helps you evolve through your lessons. She has a great energy. If you can work with her, I highly recommend it!"
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Miriam Rose is very professional and has a high degree of knowledge."
Annie
Took Ballet lessons from Miriam-Rose L.
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