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Jeremy K.

36 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

36 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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Matt
Great listener and fun and supportive teacher
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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!
Jiovanni
This is my first improv class and I was terrified. Jeremy immediately made me feel comfortable and tailored the class based on my experience level. I look forward to our second class.
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
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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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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
  • 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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Sara J.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Theatre from University of South Carolina
  • Awarded Schubert Fellowship from Songfest 2014
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Sara J.

46 Reviews
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Are you interested in auditioning for plays? Are you a singer who wants to improve your characterization during songs? Or, maybe you just want to try some acting lessons for fun or to build confidence? Let's work together! We will choose monologues, work on speech patterns, and learn how to create a character. We can also prep for auditions, learn improv, or prepare for public speaking opportunities!

About Sara

Hello, and welcome to my profile! My name is Sara, and I am a certified yoga instructor and vocalist located in the Charlotte Metro area. I have formal training in classical, jazz, blues, and musical theatre singing. I also enjoy acting and writing, and I offer lessons in those subjects as well.

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Qingyang Z.
I love taking writing lesson with Sara as she does give me great ideas for how to start writing a historical essay
James S.
Really terrific. Sara is patient and makes the lessons fun and engaging. . She is a very talented teacher.
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Crystal B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • MA Music Theater, Distinction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
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Crystal B.

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I've worked as a professional actress and singer for 20 + years and have directing and casting experience as well. I have studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and teach general acting skills as well as scene analysis.

About Crystal

Hi Future Students, it’s a pleasure to meet you digitally! Whether with acting or singing, I am eager to help my students develop both sound techniques and confidence in their abilities. I use a whole bodied approach to teaching, helping students understand the mind-body connection of performanc

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Ms. Brown is the real deal!!!!

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"He’s very impersonal and truly takes his time helping you. We creaked down my piece line by line and he gave me some very helpful practices to use when engaging with my monologues."
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"As an experienced actress with a marketing degree, Dax is a great communicator and coach. She helped me with my monologue and her coaching helped bring my ability to the next level. She has also helped me with self-taping auditions. Highly recommend."
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"Tom is a very sweet and understanding teacher. Our first lesson was great and cannot wait for the next one!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Hi, I want to take lessons. I’m pretty young but my mom would be paying. It’s my birthday May 21st and I wanna start that day are you available, and when do we pay, before or after the lesson?"
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"When I first started out, I was so nervous. But Dax is so patient with me, I enjoy taking lessons from her. She makes learning something new so much fun. I really see improvements from where I first started and I appreciate her always encouraging me. She’s a great coach and now a friend."
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"She Helps you With singing and acting, She has great presentations prepared for every class and is my favorite teacher for acting and singing!"
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Took Acting lessons from Aubrey W.
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"Awesome experience! Instructor has a lot of knowledge!"
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"He's very intuitive. He is good at explaining and teaching in such a detailed, fun way. I learned alot from him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor who can teach you the best information and techniques."
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"Vandi was amazing! So patient with my nine year old budding actress!"
Toni
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"Today we finally got into the meat and potatoes of my voice acting skills. Glenn was great at directing me for a better read. I was very pleased with my lesson."
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Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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