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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
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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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Farobag C.

40 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music, Gujarati, French
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Awarded 2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or Literature from FEZANA
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Farobag C.

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An emphasis on diction and vocal production to help create the desired effect.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as

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Anginetta
Very good instructor
Ellen
Learned a lot, very pleased with my first session.
Dot K.
Truly loves to teach. Kind , patient. Loves children and it shows. Remarkable how Mr. Cooper can bring out the best in his students.
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Chrissy S.

47 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chrissy S.

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I'll show you how to develop a character or read a scene with another scene partner and I'll make the training fun! I'll help you choose good monologues and show you how to "cold read" a dialogue at an audition. Based on my education at Columbia I have lots of techniques to offer! If you want to you can bring a scene partner, otherwise I'll read the scenes with you.

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

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Gokul R.
Chrissy has been a fantastic teacher for me .She is patient, understanding, competent and above all a wonderful human being. I highly recommend people to try her classes.
Tyler J.
She is wonderful. She listens to suggestions and is very caring that it is not too much for my 7 year old!!!!! Love her!!! Very professional!!!
Chava Bahle
Chrissy is an excellent teacher! She is patient, flexible, kind, encouraging and FUN. I'm so glad to have found Take lessons and Chrissy 😊

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Nicolas T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College
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Nicolas T.

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We will start by talking about structure and the pitfalls of the three act structure. Then we will work on character motivation and how to keep the story compelling. Finally we will work on the most common pitfall for screenwriters, dialog. Through my experience working with producers, I have been able to see and work on a number of scripts so I can also help you lear how to get your script in front of producers.

About Nicolas

I am a filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. I am constantly working on short and feature films that you may have seen in theaters. I differ from others in teaching style by empowering students to go practice and learn on their own. All you need is a cell phone and you can start your jo

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Keomi T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Educational Leadership Award from Senator Kevin Parker
  • Associates Degree / Advanced Dance Studies from San Diego City College
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Keomi T.

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I tailor the sessions to the participants desired result and personality. I am very flexible, open, reliable and will use both of our experiences to create a space for exploration and celebration. I always make sure participants feel comfortable and empowered. I have a lot of experience in different genres of dance, directing, production and much more and as a result I have a lot of insight and joy to offer.

About Keomi

Greetings! I am Keomi. I am a dancer, writer, lover, teacher and friend. I began training at the age of 12, and is skilled in Modern, West African, Hip Hop, Choreography and Interpretive Dance. Throughout the last decade, Keomi, has performed on stages for more than 20,000 people at Amber Rose's

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Tangela R.
Great teacher
Rebecca
Keomi is amazing. She is an excellent teacher: She can adapt to even the most beginner of students, gives great instructions/cues and is bright, fun, and positive all while remaining grounded with an eye for detail.
Ellen
Keomi has a lot of positive energy and is sensitive to the the skill levels of her students so she tailors her classes to give just enough challenge while building on students’ strengths and experiences.
Keomi gives a great cardio workout where you really sweat yet the class is so fun that you don’t notice how hard you are working!
You WILL learn many classic hip hop moves which Keo strings together to make a sexy/cool but accessible choreography. You come out of class feeling blissed - both for the vigorous workout and for accomplishing the dance moves! This is a great class for all levels.

Angelica D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Serbian, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Angelica D.

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Whether you’re in love with salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, tango, swing; waltz or just have an event you need to look good for or you want to make someone happy; I’m here for you! I’m very passionate about teaching and dancing and I make sure that everyone’s dance journey is filled with fun, friendship, understanding.
My students always leave with a smile, saying they feel more motivated and energized after the lesson. I adjust to their learning style, keep instructions clear, simple and do my best to make them feel free to express themselves; to let them know mistakes are part of the learning process and to move towards their specific goals with every session.

About Angelica

I am a dance teacher; performer and choreographer. I started dancing when I was a kid and it always kept me energized; motivated; ready to go an extra mile no matter what I do. I started going to Ballroom school when I was 11 and I loved dancing solo, with a partner or in the group. Dancing, perfo

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- Tina
Took Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Very energetic and spreads positive vibes!"
- Claudia
Took Dance Choreography lessons from Kenneth Jordan M.
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"Bill was fantastic. His class was well structured and easy to follow. Bill was extremely knowledgable, very easy to work with and extremely patient with a beginner."
- Gerald
Took Voice Acting lessons from Bill P.
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"Molly has been a wonderful teacher/coach for our 13 year old daughter. She is inspirational and has helped our daughter navigate and prepare for an audition for a selective high school in Chicago. Thank you, Molly!"
- Brooke
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"We hired Sara to help us choreograph our first dance for our wedding and so far our lessons are going really well. Sarah has lots of great moves for our level (beginner) and she is supet sweet and helpful. Cant wait to see how it turns out!!!!"
- Robyn
Took Dance Choreography lessons from Sara P.
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"Alex was my Movement and Voice/Speech instructor in my graduate programme. I had done my undergrad in acting overseas and then moved to LA to complete my MFA in Acting. In my undergrad programme, I absolutely detested every Tuesday and Friday when we had Movement and Voice...but all that changed when Alex became my teacher for these subjects. Suddenly these were my favourite subjects. She made me actually look forward to going to class at 9am. I looked forward to what I was going to learn next from her.

She was so attentive to ALL her students, no matter your level. She always found time to work with you in whatever you were struggling with. She really truly cared about us. It was unlike anything I'd experienced with any other teacher I'd have ever. At one point, I was victim to some intimidation from another student in my class. Alex was the first person I confided in and she guided me through what I should do and how I should handle it, she was completely there for me, even allowing me to call her past 10pm to calm me down after one particularly bad encounter with said student.

Her lessons are prepared, structured and completely engaging. Somehow she is able to detect exactly what you personally need to work on and makes sure you are offered the most appropriate advice that best suits your personal needs. I can't even quite express how much I have learnt from her in the short four months that she was my teacher. She has exposed me to so many different techniques and exercises which, through her guidance, afforded me the opportunity to choose what worked for me.

If there is one thing that you cannot deny about Alex, she genuinely cares about her students, sometime to the detriment of her own life. She is an extraordinary teacher and an even more exceptional woman.

As cliche as this is, she inspires me to not only be a better actor, but to just be a better person."
- Page
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Mushir is an incredible magician! My family had the pleasure of experiencing his "magical" touch aboard a Carnival cruise several years ago. We kept calling him to our table at every opportunity to try to figure out his secrets. We never did! He is so good at what he does! This evening, out of the clear blue, my daughter and I started reminiscing about the cruise we took and the unforgettable magic performances Mushir provided. I googled his name and found him here! It's like MAGIC we found him! I hope you're doing well Mushir! The magic trick you did with your necktie still blows our minds!"
- Alan
Took Magic lessons from Mushir A.
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"Zach has the best critical eye I know. As a trained actor himself, he understands what it's supposed to be and guides you there without ever preventing you from being authentically yourself. He also brings his director's eye to self-tapes, elevating the scene by shaping the frame. The way we set up the camera for a battle scene allowed me to fully commit as an actor without worrying about the technical aspects of taping."
- Chris
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Zach B.
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"Great teacher, great workout, learned a lot!!"
- Erik
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Michaela P.
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"She is wonderful teacher."
- Liya
Took Child Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie J.
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