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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 2 to 65
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Kelly G.

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With a wide variety of techniques, I try to help the actor develop themselves as an artist. Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, Strasberg and other techniques will be studied and applied to help the actor find the right techniques that work for them.
I create safe supportive environments, with the accent on individuality and personal attention. My lessons are designed around the individual’s needs, desires, goals and personality so no two lessons are the same. Sessions are designed specifically to allow you to grow at your own pace; I am here to help you along on that wonderful and exciting journey towards being a master of your craft.
Whether it is improv, film, on camera, commercial or musical theater work I feel it is my job to provide you with the tools for developing your skills and get you well on your way to acquiring the knowledge you need to tap into your special talents and improve your self-confidence and stage presence.

About Kelly

First Opera instructor to Laura Bretan, America's Got Talent 2016 GOLDEN Buzzer winner and youngest Opera Star. I feel there is a great deal of talent in the youth of today, and that it is my job to provide a knowledge and understanding of how to best use that talent. I try my best to provide a

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Alexis W.
Great. Very personable and easy to relax with. Great exercises and homework I feel is doable as my first ever vocal lesson. Can't wait for my next session :)
Junie
My 5 year old daughter has become a stronger dancer with Ms. Kelly as she builds up for her recital. We are truly lucky to find such a dedicated and talented teacher.
Tracey
I was very lucky to have found Kelly. I had always dreamed of having artistic talent but I am not a naturally good singer. Within two years, I have gone from singing in the shower to having developed to stage performance. Kelly has taught me so much from the artistic expression of singing to the mechanics of turning my voice into an instrument. She has an incredible ability to listen to my voice and pinpoint the exact adjustment I need to make it sound great. She's such a fun person to be around that I always look forward to my next lesson. Her positive attitude and approach is also a testament to her high level of professionalism. She provides feedback that is positive. but also helps me improve She is the perfect combination of teacher and coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in singing.
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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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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

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. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
  • 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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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
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Chrissy S.

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Learn how to act on stage and in front off the camera! No age limits!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Molly G.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Molly G.

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Hi, I'm Molly! I'm a Los Angeles-based actress of 13+ years with experience in Theater, Film/TV, Commercials, VO, and live musical tribute shows.

Have an upcoming audition or want to work on a specific area of your acting? I'd love to help you!

My main focus is Film/TV and I have experience writing, producing & directing as well, having been nominated for Best First Time Director at Indie Short Fest.

Here are a few of the things we can work on:
-Audition prep
-Script Analysis
-Comedy/sitcom technique (I especially love helping people with comedy!)
-Self tape set up/technique
-Memorization
-Marketing & breaking into the business

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About Molly

Need help with your upcoming audition or just want to work on a specific area of your craft? I'd love to help you! I've helped several actors get callbacks for and BOOK major studio films! I'm an actress of 13+ years with experience in Theater, Film/TV, Commercials, VO, and live musical tribute s

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Jordan
I have worked with Molly together on a number of auditions and all I can say is that she has given me so much to work with every time. Molly has the skills to help navigate through script, dig into the subtext, and help actors to come up with new ideas perhaps outside of the way in which the artist has already broken down the script. I personally highly recommend working with Molly because I have never once been disappointed in the time, dedication, and effort she gives to every actor who makes the choice to team up with her for a better acting experience.
Don
I was given Molly's name and information from another acting instructor of mine. When given a coaching recommendation from another coach, expectations are certainly high. Molly met and exceeded any expectations that I had.

In our very first interaction, I had requested Molly to assist me with a self-tape audition for a lead role in a short film. She took what I brought to the audition and offered insights and ideas on how to add layers onto my character and the intentions behind the delivery of his lines. Ideas and insights that I hadn't even considered. She was patient, intuitive, insightful and most importantly, fun to work with. The end result - I booked the job off that first audition! Thank you Molly! :-)
Kate
Amazing coach and collaborator! I've been working with Molly over the last year-plus on co-star and guest star auditions. She always provides great notes and ideas for each scene while also being positive and supportive. In my view, this combination is the the key to bringing out an actor's best work.
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LaMarcus T.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • English from University Of Arlington
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LaMarcus T.

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I've been teaching Acting for 8 years professionally and my students have gone on to be lead roles in feature films, supporting roles in feature films, and cast in stage plays. I am a very hands on teacher. I like to get into the character with the actor. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to dissect and embody a character and as time goes on you'll be able to perform two one-minute monologues for a TV/Film agent. If you already have an agent you will be coached for auditions. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About LaMarcus

LaMarcus has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his home, and online. LaMarcus has helped students learn skills in film/tv acting, Producing there own films & directing movies. He is best known for his roles as teenage football star

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Robert Thompson
Mr. T. walked me through a step by step process of creating and producing a film. He did a deep dive into not only each stage but the physiological aspect of the filmmaking process. I highly recommended.
Leslie Jones
Mr. Tinker is an incredible instructor. He not only provided me insight on different techniques but he gave me confidence to believe in myself. I highly recommend you work with Mr. Tinker.
Emily
DON’T EVER loan LaMarcus Tinker money or invest in his productions as you will never get it back. I loaned him money to put in escrow for a named actor for a film he was producing. Mr. Tinker not only didn’t pay the money back per our contract, he used some of the money for “other things” even though the loan was specifically and only for escrow. Mr. Tinker never communicated to me that the money would be used for something other than what was agreed and never informed me I would not be paid back as per the contract. It wasn’t until I kept pushing him for the money that he admitted he didn’t have it. Several people invested in this production and not one investor has been paid back nor has he informed the investors that he is no longer producing the film. In fact, as of Feb, 2021 he advised some investors that things were proceeding as planned and he was trying to secure actors. This is a complete lie!

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"My daughter is 8.5 yrs old. She loves the time spent with Kelsey. Kelsey treats her as an individual and I can tell my daughter is gaining a sense of maturity as she discovers different emotions during her acting lessons. We always wish the class was longer and my daughter always skips away on a cloud when class is over."
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"Very knowledgeable, and you can tell he enjoys teaching his students because he's not afraid to go over the time limit to explain more."
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"She is very educated in the acting field and I know I will learn a lot from her!"
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"David is fun and informative with great rapport."
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"Liza was really nice."
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Took Acting lessons from Liza M.
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"Tiffany is very skilled and proficient at her profession. She is also exceptional at being able to translate and communicate those core competencies and techniques to her students in such a manner that there are specific exercises identified to encourage them to learn, practice and refine their developing skills and talent. My nephew's dramatic presentation has grown significantly during his time of being coached and trained by Tiffany. I would recommend Tiffany, without reservation, as an instructor to anyone who is serious about advancing his or her acting skills."
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"Very professional, friendly demeanor. I'm excited to continue on with her!"
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Took Acting lessons from Rachel S.
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"I am about to enter high school and I wanted to improve my acting skills in preparation for my goal to perform in school plays. I came to Shauna to learn acting techniques and skills to improve my acting abilities. I learned so much from Shauna. I looked forward to my weekly acting lessons and the preparation that went into each lesson. Shauna helped me feel at ease, even when doing something new and challenging. She encouraged me to reach outside my comfort zone and the exercises helped me really understand acting. This has been a great experience and I look forward to working with Shauna in the future!"
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"Aidan needed a good kickstar, Bryan is such a great teacher , gave my son a great introduction to acting . He is kind and an excellent motivator for kids ( our experience ) strongly recommended. Five stars"
Aidan
Took Acting lessons from Bryan P.
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"Very fun, gives you the tools you need to do better."
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