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Martha W.

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Starting at $75
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Martha W.

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I have been performing professionally for over 30 years and have appeared regionally in nearly 200 productions. For the past 25 years, I served as Artistic Director at the nation's second-oldest dinner theatre, Chaffin's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee.

I have been teaching acting for 20 years. I have a keen sense of comedy, with skills in improvisation, scene study, college audition prep, "selling" a song, monologue workshops, and intro to acting. I help actors to "get out of their heads", to trust and hone their instincts and feel confident when auditioning.

I am a laid back instructor creating a relaxed, safe, and fun environment in which to learn and grow. I believe acting and singing should moments of sheer joy!

About Martha

Martha has been performing professionally for over 30 years and has appeared regionally in nearly 200 productions. For the past 20 years, she has also served as Artistic Director at the nation's second-oldest dinner theatre, Chaffin's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. The Rome, Georgia native studied

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Alyssa C.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian, Latin, French
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alyssa C.

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Alyssa has been performing since 2003. She has a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University (2016) and is pursuing her Master of Music degree in Opera Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (2018).

Skills taught include: vocal technique, audition preparation, role preparation, movement, preparation, and presentation.

Alyssa's most recent operatic roles include: Parpignol (La Femme Boheme), Anna Reich (Die listigen Weiber von Windsor), Lucinda (Dark Sisters), and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). Alyssa also performs regularly in private concert events.

Alyssa's most recent musical theatre roles include: Lois Lane/Bianca (Kiss Me, Kate!), Mrs. Segstrom (A Little Night Music), and in scenes as Roxie Hart (Chicago), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), and Mayzie (Seussical the Musical).

About Alyssa

Alyssa, soprano, performs regularly in the Boston area, most recently with MassOpera and Boston Conservatory Opera. She will be returning to Miami Music Festival as an Apprentice Artist this July, reprising her role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. This past spring, she was the music dire

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Tobin G.
Alyssa is a wonderful teacher This was my first voice lesson ever. She was understanding, enthusiastic and very helpful in getting me started
Susan.
Alyssa is an upbeat, encouraging, and patient teacher. Her own singing voice is beautiful, and she sings very professionally in a wide range of genres. She is reliable, pleasant, sincere, and capable. She gives each student her full attention and tailors her lessons to each one's particular talent (as well as where they're in need of improvement). I recommend Alyssa very highly... She's delightful!
Craig J.
I have known Alyssa now for about a year and she is a true master of her art form. She is knowledgeable and genuine in her teaching and performing, and always seeks the best for her students. I highly recommend her as your teacher.
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Adam E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • MFA - Acting from California State University-Fullerton
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Adam E.

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I am a working actor with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to moving to LA, I worked in Chicago theaters for 7 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for another 7 years teaching beginning acting classes. I am a member of Actors' Equity; the union of professional stage actors and I hold an MFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton. Recent stage credits include South Coast Repertory, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Capital Stage Sacramento, Golden Thread Productions, and The Great River Shakespeare Festival.

I'm particularly adept at working with complicated and classical language, including Shakespeare. I'll help you make sense of the language in a way that is actionable and dynamic to watch. My approach is Stanislavski based, but I tend to incorporate other methods as well.

My goal is always to give my students the tools to empower themselves to create strong choices that are supported by the text. I love working with ...

About Adam

Hello there! I am a working actor with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to moving to LA, I worked in Chicago theaters for 7 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for another 7 years teaching beginning acting classes. I am a member of Actors' Equity;

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Megan
I had college auditions coming up and needed to get coaching on my classical monologue. Adam's coaching was really helpful. He got me to understand the language and the meaning behind the words and how to use my express myself, physically, through the text. He helped me feel really confident going into my auditions. I can't recommend him enough!!!
Matthew
Patient, understanding and informative!
Jordan
BEST. COACH. EVER!!! I am an actor who worked with Adam the first time a few years ago. I needed help with a monologue and contacted him to help. After just a few sessions Adam helped me to have an AMAZING audition that got me the part! His brilliant ideas, thoughts, and suggestions were invaluable and I still hire him from time to time to work on material with me. Do yourself a favor and hire him!!!

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Kendall A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Runner Up for Film "Come Alive" from Sundial Film Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kendall A.

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Hi there, my future student! Perhaps you are wanting to develop a new hobby of tap dancing or wanting to nail that tap dancing audition for an upcoming dream role. Whether you are looking to brush up on your skills or develop a professional skill, I am SO excited that you are here. What makes my lessons fun is their tailored approach to your goals. My dance career stems from 24 years of training under incredible tap dancers including Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Eddie Strachan and many more. My lessons include warm up activities, progressions, and depending on the students goals a tap routine. My style ranges from Broadway Tap to Street Style Tap Dancing. I am so excited to meet with you!

About Kendall

I am a professional tap dancer and I graduated from Texas Christian University with a Marketing Degree. Dance students can expect to improve their tap technique week to week. Every student has a unique tap dancing expression; I teach students to drop into their inner rhythm to create fun sounds an

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Darren D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Acting, theater, television, film - NYC various teachers from NYC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Darren D.

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Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Darren Dowler has won multiple awards in entertainment. An actor trained in New York, he's also an L.A. film school graduate. Darren has appeared in film, television and on Broadway. Teaching for over 27 years, Darren owned THE ACTOR SHOP, an acting school first in Orlando then in Los Angeles. He is writing a book on acting, entitled THE ACTOR INSIDE YOU.

Also a director of multiple films, he has a unique perspective from both sides of the camera and stage. Studying multiple disciplines, he has developed tools to help actors of all levels reach their full potential.

"An actor must never stop training, growing and bettering their craft. As a person learns till they're last moments of life, so must the actor, lest he grow sedentary and wither. An actor like a muscle, must stay worked to remain strong and competitive."

Also an international recording artist, Darren also teaches Voice. He's performed with legends such as Bill Medley of the ...

About Darren

I'm not just an acting coach, I am a full time working performer with multiple awards in entertainment. I am an actor, singer, screenwriter and director with extensive experience in television, film and on Broadway. I've acted in, directed and cast multiple feature films and am currently producing

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Dianne
Darren is an incredible acting Coach. I couldn’t recommend him higher. He goes so above and beyond with his time, his care and investment in you as an actor, his amazing guidance and how to truly delve deep into a character and a scene. Before I started taking with him, I was ok as an actor. Once I started working with him, I started getting callbacks and booking jobs and really started to grow and reach my full potential as an actor and I began to feel very confident about my abilities. If you take lessons with him, you will be so happy you did!!
jb
It was such a pleasure to have my daughter working with Darren. He instilled confidence in her, taught her how to prepare herself to be an actor, and provided her with opportunities to show off her craft. THANK YOU! Darren for your time, help and support of our budding angel!! You are The Best.
Steven
I initially started with Darren in Orlando in 1990. Being a talent manager I wanted to understand acting better to better help my clients needs. After a few lessons I had learned so much that I required my entire client stable of about 25 people to take his class. He had to add an additional night to handle my people. In a couple weeks I saw incredible growth. In a few months I had the best acting stable in Orlando. My people were working.

Darren is one of the most talented actors and teachers I’ve ever come across. But he’s not the coach for someone who takes it lightly. He’ll work your butt off.
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Erick Y.

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Starting at $84
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erick Y.

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I love to teach! I'm currently teaching on tour with Dupree Dance Convention.
Check out my INSTA to see more of my work @ erickyanezzz

About Erick

Erick Yanez started dancing at the age of sixteen. Self-taught in hip hop, he began taking dance classes at Burnet High School where he learned the principal elements of dance. From the moment he started, he fell in love with dance and entered into his 1st two dance competitions: he placed top ten

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"I take speaking voice lessons from Sara Ann to reduce my Russian accent.
I just love our sessions. Sara Ann is a very experienced teacher and defines essential problems right away. I am amazed by her profound knowledge of subject, intelligence, creative teaching approach, charming style and genuine desire to help her students."
- Elvira
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Sara Ann B.
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"I`ve been taking Shakespearean acting lesson with Michael for a month now and I am very satisfied with him and his method.
Although, I have much of prior acting experience, I was quite unfamiliar with Shakespeare´s plays, lofty language and his metaphors, Michael helped me get to the essence of it very quickly.

He´s a very reliable and effective acting teacher. He`s also punctual, always arrives on time with a plan of what we are hoping to achieve in each lesson. His clear and structured method of teaching enables steady progression.
I definitely recommend him."
- Oliver
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Michael L.
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"David is a phenomenal instructor. I learned quite a bit from him and recommend him highly. Not only did he provide me with a lot of insight into this field but he also gave me acting techniques and exercises that were designed to enhance my skills. I learned a lot from him and look forward to working with him again in the near future if he has availability."
- Anthony-Michael
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"She is a great teacher and is very positive. She has a great style of teaching and makes everything you do a lot of fun!"
- Elise
Took Acting lessons from Katelyn J.
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"We (my grand daughter and I ) did not know what to expect. I did try to prepare by having the room and computer ready and by making notes about what G needed to review. Sara is an excellent teacher and started with a warm up that included feet. G is a full time gymnast and her Achilles had been tight and sore and this was very beneficial. Sara had G doing basic barre work, then she worked on her musicality, progressions and turns. It provided G with the correction and attention that she cannot receive in her regular ballet class and best of all we were able to stay home. It is great for my grand daughter's situation because she does not have to commute one more time in the week. Visually Sara made corrections as G was doing her movement, that is a testament to Sara's professionalism, expertise and training. It also shows that even a technology deficient grandmother can make this work."
- Nana
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Jared was engaging, fun and encouraging with my 8 year old. Good instructor personality and skill set."
- Eli
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"he's nice fun and very good at teaching acting and doing acting."
- Kenya
Took Child Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"Alexandra is excellent! She is a true professional with a real passion for teaching. I began seeing Alexandra for vocal lessons a few months ago and I have learned so much more then just the basics of speech.

She not only gave me a solid foundation to build upon, but also provided me with a deep understanding about how powerful and personal voice work really is. Together we have worked on both the inner and outer aspects of my voice. After only a short time, I have seen a huge improvement in my vocal projection, breathing, presence and confidence.

She has a wealth of knowledge which has continued to give me new insights every lesson. If it isn't obvious- I highly recommend Alexandra."
- Greg
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Wonderful Teacher!!"
- Beverly
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Bianca T.
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"Carissa makes even the most shy person feel comfortable and let go of their stress during class. A great choice even for people who've never acted before, like me. Thank you!"
- Sophia
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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