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Serena P.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BFA Musical Theater from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • Awarded Promising Young Artist Award from University of the Arts
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Serena P.

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Whether it's working on a new monologue, understanding the structures/rules of drama, or finding a new character, I can help you!

About Serena

Now teaching in-person singing, acting, and piano lessons in Ravenswood in Chicago, as well as online to anyone in the country! Serena is originally from the New York City area and has been acting, singing, dancing, and playing piano since she was young. As a teenager, she attended the prestigio

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Camille P.
Serena isn't only a talented pianist, she's a skilled instructor as well. She teaches everything you need to understand piano theory, improve finger strength and agility and acquire the best hand posture.

Serena tailors her lessons towards her student. Depending on my weekly progress, she recommended a detailed routine to consolidate my weaknesses and push me to improve.

Finally, Serena is eloquent and friendly. She explains things in a simple manner and does her best to understand you, your lifestyle and your objectives, all to provide the best experience . And she totally nails it.

Thank you Serena! :D
Alexandria Franklin
Serena is great. She is patient but pushes you just enough to see results. She helps you with singing technique as well as with techniques to make the song more genuine and authentic.
Jackie J.
She is a great teacher. She gave me several tips and exercises that were very helpful. She was very understanding when I had some computer glitches. Very friendly also. Highly recommend!
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Molly M.

241 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
  • Teaching since 2002
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Molly M.

241 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

I think anyone can and should sing. Why? Simple. Singing is FUN . Singing is FREEING. You’ve got a voice- why not use it, and as often as possible? Your voice is unique and capable of soooo many cool things- just let me show you! Anxious? Shy? You're in very good hands. I have anxiety myself, and

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Maddy
Molly is amazing! She’s taught me way more than singing skills - my confidence as a singer has grown exponentially since I began taking lessons from Molly. I would recommend Molly to anyone, especially anyone who may think that lessons are intimidating. I feel comfortable making mistakes because Molly is so kind and positive. That said, since starting taking lessons with Molly, I’ve been making a lot fewer mistakes! Molly is the best!
Tia
Molly is such a kind and patient teacher. She never gets upset if you make a mistake and she is extremely encouraging throughout the lesson. I'm a very shy singer but I feel comfortable singing in front of Molly because she isn't judgemental at all! I always look forward to my lessons with her and I've already grown as a singer and grown confidence-wise because of working with her! I highly recommend her!
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Dominic R.

2 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dominic R.

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Hello! I'm Dominic R. (though I'm commonly known as "that guy" to very close friends) and I'm an artist. I'm an actor, teacher, singer, comedian, writer, graphic designer, and a really, horribly novice ukulele player.

I. LOVE. ACTING. And I love sharing my passion for that with other people, actors and non-actors alike.

In my acting coachings, I utilize many different exercises to make sure that each student has the knowledge and techniques required for them to feel completely, fearlessly themself. Every artist approaches their craft differently, but in acting, honesty is everything. Together, we'll discover what that means for you and how to make you shine your brightest light on stage or on camera.

Topics Include:
On-Camera Acting
On-Stage Acting
Musical Theatre Coachings
Audition Prep
Comedic Writing and Performance
Cold Reading Skills
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About Dominic

Hello! I'm Dominic R. (though I'm commonly known as "that guy" to very close friends) and I'm an artist. I'm an actor, teacher, singer, comedian, writer, graphic designer, and a really, horribly novice ukulele player. People ask how long I have been an actor for and generally don't believe me when

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Paxton
Excellent!
Poonam S.
Dominic is such a great instructor!! Super professional, extremely attentive and friendly!! Would HIGHLY recommend!

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Gabriel W.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gabriel W.

46 Reviews
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Acting with ease is mostly about really being relaxed and at peace while fulfilling a role. The best acting comes from having passion and confidence in the choices that you have made while you have prepared. The greatest obstacle? The inner critic, the inner skeptic, the inner dragon that works hard to put on the breaks and make us question ourselves and whether it is safe or not to let go. My job is to help you feel safe enough to be able to trust your creative instincts and your natural impulses. I'm more of a kind, compassionate, understanding and forgiving coach who nurtures the talent that is already in there. We all know you've got it -- who are we kidding?

About Gabriel

Gabriel is a fiery and passionate vocal instructor proficient in the fields of acting, singing and vocal development. A professional singer, actor and teacher with a BFA in Theater Arts. Gabriel doesn't just possess a formal college education, but more importantly a real world education based o

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Hunter
Gabriel has been my vocal teacher for over a year now. He is great to work with. He is also very kind, patient, and caring.
Karen L.
Gabriel is an excellent teacher. I thought he immediately had insight into how to help improve my singing voice with varies exercises. He acted most professionally. I think I really benefited in only my very first lesson with him.
John
Gabriel is very patient and understanding, helping to guide you into the areas that you need to work on and improve. He is fantastic at explaining things in ways you can understand them to help you better reach your goals. Additionally, he is all about being yourself and feeling comfortable which makes the experience all the more enriching!
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Keanon K.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • B.A. Music, Classical Voice Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Keanon K.

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About Keanon

I love everything about teaching! I love music; it is my life. I sleep, breathe and dream music. I am a Columbia University Chicago graduate; I graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Classical Voice. I have performed in numerous operas and musicals, as well as, sung on Gospel Cru

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Bernard
I could not have found a better acting instructor.
Patrick M.
I am enjoying every moment of it!!! In each lesson thus far, I’ve learnt something new. In just a few lesson i am already experiencing Great improvement and my confidence is definitely growing!!! Awesome instructor!!!
Neil
Keanon is a GREAT teacher/artist/musician/mentor

I've been working with Keanon for almost a year now. Aside from being an amazing vocalist himself, he does everything he can to help students reach their full potential and find their voice. He makes lessons fun while constantly keeping you challenged. There's always encouragement from him to strive to be better, which can really bring the best out of singers. Whether you're simply singing for hobby, performing for shows/auditions, or ready to record, Keanon has something to offer to any aspiring musician. He has a passion and love for music and understands it's a gift that must be shared with the world.
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Kim C.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • BA Summa Cum Laude, Speech & Drama from Catholic University of America
  • Awarded Emmy Nominee from NATAS
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Kim C.

13 Reviews
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Trained in London and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from Catholic University's famed Speech and Drama Dept., she is a member of Actor's Equity Association (1983) and SAG/AFTRA (1976).

Kim is proud to be a lifelong working, professional actor - 'an athlete of the heart.' She is married to America's premier cat painter, artist Drew Strouble aka CatmanDrew of "Must Love Cats" Animal Planet fame.

About Kim

Kim C. enjoys a busy career as a working professional actress/writer/director voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational, film, radio and TV commercials, e-learning and web site development. She received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her voice over characterizations and produ

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Jonathan
Kim is fantastic! Terrific lesson.
Shannon O.
A bundle of knowledge and energy! Fantastic teaching skills and Im looking forward to our next lesson and to learning with Kim!

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David
Kim jumped right in and learned everything she could about what I was working on so that she could help me perform at my very best. I can not say enough good things about all that she thought me. I recommend her to everyone I know. Her experience is second to none and her approach is genuine. Thank you for all the help Kim.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Chicago is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $277 per hour.
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$62 average
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$79 average

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"Denise is patient with me and helps me understand details. The training is easy to learn."
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"Christian came to my school to work discuss with students what it takes to be an actor. He shared many insights he has learned along the way, and gave them a ton of information about the pros and cons of the industry. He was an extremely dynamic speaker and the student were highly engaged throughout the lesson. They were able to ask him questions and he answered them in ways they could understand. He was so amazing, I keep asking him to come back!"
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"Having graduated in rigorous BFA acting for stage and screen program , and working in Los Angeles as an actor Jace has a wealth of knowledge about acting as well as the film industry. With her being a working actor she offered me so much insight about what you need to do for an audition as well as how to tweak my monologue to give it more layers. She goes with you step by step and makes you feel confident and safe. She works with you at your level and she made me feel confident going into my audition and self tapes. Seriously, she is so great!"
- Clara
Took Acting lessons from Jace T.
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"My Daughter had her first class today. She is soo happy. She loved Kimberly, and she told me she thinks they are going to be a great team."
- Violeta
Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"Vanessa is an AMAZING acting teacher/coach! She's very personable, motivating, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I'm so excited about what I've learned thus far and ecstatic about the level of acting I'll achieve once my lessons are complete."
- Shanel
Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"My daughter was so happy to start a acting lesson. jennie did great she was so sweet and kind and know just how to get her comfortable with learning acting we cant wait to do so many more lessons with jennie"
- Madeline
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"She is great."
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"I loved being in her class. She is so understanding and meet the student right where they are. She's a really effective teacher, and I reccommend her lessons to anyone exploring the theatrical field."
- Ian
Took Acting lessons from Candice S.
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- Mercedes
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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