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Wendy P.

38 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks For purposes of singing: French, Italian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Jeff Award for Ensemble, Threepenny Opera from Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee
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Wendy P.

38 Reviews
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Acting students will receive instruction customized for their individual needs and skill level, drawing on a variety of techniques, including Linklater (physical and vocal work), Stanislavski, Meisner, and Grotowski, Shurtleff, among others. Students can work privately on audition skills, including monologues and cold reading, as well as scene work, character building and basic principles of acting. The first step to great acting is a free body and voice, allowing full expression of of emotional life of the character!

About Wendy

I've been teaching private vocal instruction since 2003, and opened my own studio in 2008. I love helping people find their true, authentic voice, which I feel is essential not only for singers but many other people as well! Singing is a great joy, and the voice is one of our primary modes of expre

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Nelson G.
I couldn’t recommend Wendy enough. No matter what walk of life you come from, she’ll find a way to connect with you and help you reach your goal. I’m already seeing improvements and can’t wait to go back every week.
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Blake C.
Very helpful and focused on what needed to be worked on. Will definitely be looking forward to working with her again!

Serena P.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Promising Young Artist Award from University of the Arts
  • BFA Musical Theater 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!

Ny Y.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $31
  • Speaks Spanish, Patois
  • B.A Psychology/Minor in Theatre from SUNY University at Buffalo
  • Teaching since 2016
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Ny Y.

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My approach to acting is using a holistic method being connected in mind, body, and spirit. Also using techniques to enhance memorizing scripts, improvisation, and character analysis are part of the coaching experience. I've been trained in classical scene study, method acting, improv, and comedy. All levels are welcome!

About Ny

Hello ♥ My name is Ny! Here to help you grow on your life's journey! My experience includes 15+ years in professional and community theatre projects. Also, I'm a professionally trained gospel, contemporary, and classical singer for over 20 years. Educational Background: B.A in Psychology,

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LaTonia Love
Very patient with me, great energy, and I’m excited about my next lesson.
Devan
Ny is such a great teacher/healer. Ny takes a holistic approach to her lessons. She not only helps you with your vocal technique, she also helps you connect with the emotion of the music. She's a wonderful teacher!
Armayia ..
It’s very comfortable talking with and learning from her!

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Dr. Jo Ellen H.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dr. Jo Ellen H.

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Students will learn about warmups and also how to create strong monologues for audition purposes.

About Dr. Jo Ellen

Hi Everyone! i have been performing and teaching music and theater for many years! I have worked in school districts, universities, private studio and in churches. I have two music degrees as well as a masters degree and a PhD in Early and Middle Childhood Creativity Studies. I love the exciti

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Kathryn K.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Awarded Critics Circle Award from San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award
  • Acting, Voice, Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Music from College - Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati (CCM)HB Studio NYC
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathryn K.

33 Reviews
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Well, times have changed and we are going to meet the demand to change with them! I coach actors with the intention of my actors getting to work. And they do. We work on auditions and self tapes and how to do them!! I’ll practice with you to discover the way only you create. I will give you the technique to discover your uniqueness and uncanny veracity for your craft and how to maintain emotional equilibrium and to have the ability to practice discipline and a work ethic. It’s also my job, as your coach, to look out for you. I want you to explore what it's like to experience the unbelievable amount of satisfaction you can have by allowing yourself to study acting. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues, scenes, and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need to understand how we go about doing this thing called acting. I can work virtually. One thing you must know about me, I am nice. I won't crush your dreams. I will, however, make sure you ...

About Kathryn

Kathryn K I am happy to offer committed actors, executives, engineers and speakers private sessions to strengthen your performance and ignite your work. I specialize as a Method Acting Coach addressing technique for film, stage, on camera work, audition technique, monologue, scene study, script

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Deborah D.
Kathryn has helped me build my skills and confidence in presenting and recording myself on video for corporate and sales facing content. No detail too small or not discussed... in a good way... from lighting, to microphone placement, to clothing, to make-up, to how to mentally prepare before hand, to the content and the delivery. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a long term journey to continuously hone my skills. She is down to earth, real, genuine, kind and funny. Money very well invested.
Jamie M.
Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!
Richard H.
She is awesome and obviously great at what she does!

Shana M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • AA in Music from Neosho County Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2020
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Shana M.

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Theatre has been my life for the past 11 years. After receiving my Bachelor's in Theatre, I soon moved to the Kansas City area where I have worked professional in the theatre arts. My forte is character development. I will teach you how to literally walk in the shoes of another person. Help me make you a force to be reckoned with!

About Shana

I have been teaching children since I was 16 years old at my church and fell in love with it! I have a vast knowledge in music, theatre, and voice. I am also strong believer in teaching to one's learning styles and like to come along side of my students and discover what tools works best for that s

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Philip B.
Shana is great with our six year old daughter.
Philip B.
Clara B.
Great connection with our 6 -year-old daughter. Looking forward for our next lessons.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Chicago is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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45 min
$55 average
60 min
$72 average

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"Donnabella is my go-to audition prep gal. She's super flexible and great to work with!"
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"David has been my coach for the past 5 yrs. I booked a 5 year recurring on days of our lives through David's coaching along with many other jobs. I feel David's approach to coaching is unique where he really got to know me as an actor and brings the best out in me. He will always be my coach!"
Brendan
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kelsey is awesome! My 11 year old, has been going to her for about 2 years now. He always has a great time. He is constantly improving. Kelsey is very flexible, and communicates with us efficiently. I highly recommend her!"
Kathy
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Ms. Rebecca has been a phenomenal teacher! I am so grateful for everything she has taught me. She has a well rounded teaching style that pulls inspiration from both renowned teachers of the past (Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, etc.) and themes found in our current events (politics, pop culture, etc.) She has trained me in anything and everything from the basics of stage acting, improv, film, script writing, and even how to method act safely. I have been awarded multiple Superior marks while competing under her teaching and am now working in my community theatres thank to her preparation. In her classes, I not only grew as an artist, but as a person as well. I honestly couldn’t recommend her more!"
Alyssa
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"She is a great teacher and knows how to introduce new topics well, and is a great help. You learn something new every lesson."
Katrina
Took Acting lessons from Sarah M.
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"Gina is great! My 14 year old daughter loved her. She helped her work on several techniques and scenes in preparation for an audition. I would definitely recommend her for various levels of experience.
She loves the craft and it shows in her teaching. Shes tough but so loving and enthusiastic."
Anaya
Took Acting lessons from Gina B.
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"I did not know what to expect when I signed up to take classes with Susan. I decided to take classes with her for two reasons: Her studio is not far from me and 2, the good reviews left by her clients. All I wanted was to learn the fundamentals and techniques about acting. Susan was excellent and very patient. She offered water in each lesson, which is also very kind. Her interpersonal connection brings a sense of comfort. Her studio is very neat and welcoming. I do not have regrets in my selections and I know you won't be disappointed too."
Imuetinyan Ugiagbe
Took Acting lessons from Susan S.
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"I can't recommend Shauna highly enough. She's very knowledgeable, very easy to work with (she's warm and approachable—she'll put you at ease right away), and she's also a lot of fun! She really understands actors, and, it's clear to me, loves working with them. She's also a terrific voice teacher, and a terrific audition coach. Take a lesson with her. You won't regret it."
Jessica
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Best instructor ever. She is really down to earth and has helped me understand scripts better and I can honestly say without her coaching, I don’t think I would’ve booked the indie film I just got cast in! I can’t wait to continue lessons with Dax! A+ coach highly recommend her."
Danny
Took Acting lessons from Dax A.
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