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Jeremy K.

19 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

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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

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
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Jennifer DePardo
Jeremy has gone above and beyond to get to know who my son is as a person in order to direct his instruction. Jeremy took the time to research my son's potential high school so as to prepare for the interview and audition process. Most importantly Jeremy has approached his lessons as an opportunity for my son to explore what creative talents he may have as well as giving him a chance to do the things he enjoys most. AND Jeremy gives parents feedback! Real, honest, actionable feedback. I have been very impressed.
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Molly M.

270 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
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Molly M.

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Acting basics, suited for film and/or TV . These basics are more "nuanced" than theater. We always laugh as we learn. Let's find material that shows YOU off!

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 si

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Patrick
Molly is an amazing teacher, overflowing with enthusiasm and encouragement. I'm an amateur singer, and just wanted to take lessons to improve my singing a little bit so I could be better at musical improv. She helped reconnect me with my love of singing, and now I want more.
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markiya O.

Elmhurst, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2007
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markiya O.

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I have been teaching dance choreography since I was in 6th grade.
I will help students find their specific style of dancing that they are comfortable with. From there I will do exercises that will help them search for their creativity, and helping them create something awesome.
My style is to have a open and free mind in order to create a piece that you are proud of and building confidence.

About markiya

Hi, my name is Markiya. I have been dancing hip- hop since I was seven years and never stopped dancing since then. I was self taught by watching music videos, and memorizing choreography to build my skills. I have been teaching choreography since 6th grade and still continue to do so. Over the year

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Marissa Joyce S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Minor in Business Entertainment, Media, and Technology from New York University - Steinhardt
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
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Marissa Joyce S.

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Hi! I'm Marissa and I'm a professional NYC-based actor, writer, and director. BFA: NYU. / We'll work as a team to reach your performance goals, whether that be for an audition, for a show, or for just for yourself. We'll call attention to breath, vocal technique, physicality and movement, and intention and script/monologue analysis. However, lessons will be catered to your unique self.

My approach to teaching my students is not a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Rather, I carefully examine each students' strengths and interests, and create lesson plans that combine those to address areas of improvement and holistic growth. A student knows themself best; my mission is to assist them on their journey towards bringing their gifts and talents to the forefront.

In being not only a professional actor, but a director and writer for the stage and film/tv, my lessons come with a unique perspective that holistically elevates your acting.

About Marissa Joyce

Hi there! My name is Marissa (she/her/hers) and I'm a Haitian-American NYC-based actor, writer, and director whose mission is to create vortexes that center, celebrate and amplify marginalized narratives. In addition to being an artist, I have experience working in educational and educational a

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Maria
Marissa is one of the best people to help with essay writing. She really helps me think critically about what I am writing and is a great editor! Marissa has helped me perfect research papers, creative writing pieces, and even short essays.
Rachel
Marissa is a brilliant acting coach! She truly takes the time to help her students understand the art of acting and prepare their scenes. 10/10 would recommend!
Kat Luciano
Marissa is super attentive to detail, especially because she vocalizes the questions that should be asked when breaking down the writing process. She thinks critically about how every part of the piece is suppose to connect with and progress the story/thesis forward. Because she has also been exposed to different kinds of writing styles and formats (playwright, screenplay structures, essays, etc.), she is well versed in the distinct criteria it takes to complete each. Also, it helps that she is a total sweetheart :)
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Dennis J.

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Starting at $117
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

For Voice Acting, we'll cover the various elements including: pitch; loudness; speed; rhythm; tone; prosody; variables and variations; character elements; use of dramatic and comedic pauses; emotion; enunciation; emphasis; pace; intervals; nasal continuents; u-glide; musicality; timing, and more.

We'll study mic technique, what to do and what to avoid. We'll study how to prepare your script, including identifying and using key words, and script shorthand. We'll explore what to expect in the studio, how to work with a producer, how to work with a sound engineer, and how to work with other voice actors.

We'll apply the elements of Voice Acting to the study of voice artistry, video game voiceovers, commercial ...

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. Johnson has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. Johnson studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Joh

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Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
Laura M.
There aren’t enough good words to say about acting coach, Dennis Johnson, of Rollicking Productions. Personally, I have had the pleasure of working with Dennis for 5 years and his commitment, knowledge and ability to guide his students to top performance levels in the acting world is unbelievable. With Dennis’ help I was able to win for the State of NH two years in a row for the nationwide Poetry Out Loud competition, land several lead roles in community theater, gain my own teaching experience in his acting workshops, etc., but more importantly I gained a whole new level of confidence that I didn’t have before. Working with Dennis was one of the best decisions I've made and the skills that I learned from him still compliment everything I do today.
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Karmyn T.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Miss Louisiana from Miss America Organization
  • Teaching since 1998
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Karmyn T.

33 Reviews
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In addition to the exercises mentioned in the singing section, we will work specifically on diction and dialect neutralization for teachers, professional public speakers, voice-over artists, actors, and politicians. I aim toward Standard American Speech, but I encourage you to keep your natural dialect and focus on clear articulation, supported vocal production, and effective breath and speech patterns.

About Karmyn

If you do not see a time available, please reach out. Currently a grad student at NYU Steinhardt for Speech-Language Pathology. Hi! My name is Karmyn! Being a professional singer and actress, I understand the need for an effective vocal technique that enables you to sing or speak consistently

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Larry
Great third lesson. We covered a lot of material and I can tell that I'm making progress.
Svetlana P.
A wonderful beginning to my first voice lessons, feel less strain already!
Larry
Great first lesson

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"A wonderful instructor for my 10 year old daughter. Compassionate and instructive. My daughter is learning how to improve her dance techniques with Jordan! Thank you!"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Rebecca Linton is an absolutely phenomenal acting teacher. I cannot express how grateful I am for her guidance and instruction. She is the best teacher I have ever had by far. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all things acting. She knows how to push her actors to improve beyond where they thought they could go. She had led me to get multiple Superior ratings at acting competitions. She is familiar with a host of different acting methods including but not limited to those of Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, and Sanford Meisner. I seriously cannot express how grateful I am for her. She had had a profound impact on my life and taught and cared for me in a way no other acting teacher in the world ever could!"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Ginni is very nice and patient with my 14 year old son. She worked with him for his parts in a play and as soon as he signs up for his next play after COVID-19 quarantine over, I hope she will work with him again."
Kelly
Took Theater Acting lessons from Ginni A.
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"First acting teacher that got me able to sound realistic when acting and not so scripted. Great teacher"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Barry is a gifted and talented individual who urges his students to step out the box. If you ever receive and opportunity to work with Barry understand you'll be put to a challenge and be expected to challenge yourself. I was able to experience and learn many things in Theater acting, Speaking voice, Singing and Music theory and I could never be more grateful for everything he passed on to me as knowledge ."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Barry M.
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"Hunter was the perfect coach to have! She was so friendly, patient and quick to absorb the sides. I was actually surprised at how fast she understood the nuances of the script. She gave insight on the scene and characters that I didn't catch which helps a lot. I will absolutely book her again! Thanks so much Hunter!"
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Took Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"My daughter raves about her lessons with Rebecca. She gets in the car and is always so excited to tell me what she did or learned, and when she practices I can see things click and improve. It’s so refreshing to see her passion and satisfaction in the learning process. Clearly she has a gift for teaching and inspiring teenagers, because I never see Anna work this hard. Thank you for all you do!"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"I felt very comfortable and at ease with Kelsey. I know this is only our first lesson, but I’m looking forward to more with her and hope to keep working on this skill."
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Took Voice Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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