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Serena P.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Promising Young Artist Award from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • Teaching since 2005
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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!

Daniel K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award from Lincoln Acadamy
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Music Composition from Columbia College
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Daniel K.

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About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with musi

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Michael
Really great stuff !!
Ashleigh S.
It was only a first lesson but I can already tell I'm going to be taking more lessons with Daniel. He's very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated. He detailed a specific plan for me to work on that isn't too rigid or boring, I'm looking forward to relearning the flute with him.
Mark
Great 1st lesson! Looking forward to continuing and learning more

Amelia H.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Awarded Lynn M. Waldenland Scholarship from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Amelia H.

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I can assist with articulation, diction and vowel placement.

About Amelia

Discover and refine your unique talent, nail that audition and learn techniques that will help you become the best performer you can be! Gain all of these skills in a relaxed and judgement-free zone. I studied Vocal Performance and Choral Music at Northern Illinois University. I am active in the

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jenine
Amazing!
Sara D.
I had wonderful time with Amelia. She is amazing and she helped me a lot!
I am very happy that I chose her.
James E.
Throughout each lesson, I learned something new about myself. She was very patient, informative, and always had good things to say about you and your acting/voice skills. She helped awaken my creative theatre mind again and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend taking her if you want a good experience in learning or enhancing your acting/voice skills!

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Carlo D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
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Carlo D.

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I’ve made a life for myself in the creative fields, and I’d like the opportunity to work with you!
I’m an award-winning actor and have Broadway, off-Broadway, Television, Film credits. I am also a playwright, a Drama Desk Nominated Director, and a Producer. Throughout my career, I have always been a teacher, and have helped develop, and nurture the careers of countless young actors and professionals with practical tools to make them better! As a young actor, I was lucky to be trained by an incredible mentor for many years, he instilled in me a deep respect for the art form, and as it should be I impart that knowledge to everyone I teach. I will teach you to be the best actor you can be, that’s a guarantee.
In Los Angeles I coach professional actors, most recently the female lead In Will Smiths Bad Boys III, as well as one of the male principals in the Mark Walberg Film Patriots Day. My process is simple, and yet through. Script analysis, so you know exactly what the material ...

About Carlo

From television - film, to voice over-work, and solo performance to large ensemble theater productions, both nationally and internationally... I have carved a 30-year career for myself with my acting. And through all of it, I have been a teacher. I LOVE acting, and the theater has taught me so much

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Paige
Carlo is an amazing actor and teacher. He teaches you to commit 1000%, and he is always invested in you as a coach/director. No matter what you’re working on in your acting, he will guide you to push the boundaries of what you think you’re capable of, always with a great sense of humor. I can’t recommend him enough!
Charles Burks
Carlo simplifies and reduces the tools of acting which can be very overwhelming into simple and manageable steps. He has a deep respect for the art form and a practical no-nonsense way to help you find the truth in your acting while finding a way to make it dynamic, and help you stand out. I always recommend him, and will continue to do so! His teaching has employed many actors over the least 10+ years
Benjamin
Carlo is truly WOW! His classes are not only deeply insightful, but pure entertainment. He has become my acting mentor. He has changed the way that I approach acting and I owe much of my success to him.


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Chaneé N.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • American Sign Language from Philadelphia School For The Deaf
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chaneé N.

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I've had many years of Film Acting & Theater experience. I have my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater Arts and Music. I'm here for your one and one help & audition techniques. Let's book these roles!

About Chaneé

Hey There! I'm Chaneé. I am an American Sign Language tutor and professional Actress. Over the years I have taught ASL to many actors for specific roles and just great students who wanted to learn to communicate with the deaf. If you have friends or family that is deaf or dealing with hearing loss

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charmion
My lesson was pleasant and productive! Chanee was patient, kind and encouraging. I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Merrit D.
Chaneé made me very comfortable . We had fun and I learned a lot from my first lesson. I even have home work. I’m SO exited!
Merrit D.
She is awesome and makes you comfortable right away!

Amanda K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • BA in Musical Theater from Huntingdon College
  • Awarded Best Actress in a Musical Nominee from The Metro Atlanta Theater Awards
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Amanda K.

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Past Directorial Projects with Children
Annie
Seussical
Shrek the Musical
Little Shop of Horrors
Wizard of Oz
Fiddler on the Roof
Charlie Brown
Into the Woods
Oklahoma
Once on this Island

About Amanda

I have been a professional performance coach for the last 15 years. I have trained students ages 3-16 to find their true vocal, acting and musical potential. I provide a very personalized lesson plan for each student, with appropriate warm ups, expert repertoire selection from both current and clas

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Diana M.
In our first lesson, I quickly noticed her enthusiasm in her teaching. I felt very comfortable singing with her and would definitely recommend her.
Kellie
We love Amanda and Keith. They are energetic, enthusiastic, patient, and knowledgeable. We started lessons because of my daughter's interest in singing, and even at only 10, we've seen huge improvements in her presentation and performance since working with Amanda. It's been a blessing to watch her talents being developed in a caring environment.
Brittany
My son recently got into singing he loves to sing around the house so we decided to explore it. He have done 5 lessons with Amanda and my son loves it.. he comes home singing what they practiced on, he has learned a lot. When he sees someone else in the house singing he try’s to correct us .. Amanda is very nice and very helpful and the communication is amazing!!

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"Andrew is an awesome teacher! He wants you to grow, his lessons and activities are always fun, and interesting . He's easy to get a hold of if you ever have any questions. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work with him."
Tierra
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"Zach is a great teacher. He's filled with joy and excitement for acting and is VERY professional. I also found it helpful that he is a director, because he has great tips on how the camera works and ways an actor can use it to their advantage. Can't wait for my next lesson."
Megan
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Zach B.
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"Upon first meeting Tokia we all loved her! She has a remarkable personality and we are excited to continue working with her and to see what she can teach our daughter."
Courtney
Took Acting lessons from Tokia C.
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"I loved working with Michael. I am learning a lot and will resume lessons after the holidays. He was a really great coach , answered all questions honestly and encouraged me as well as guided.
Thanks so much Michael, see you in Jan 2020"
Mychal
Took Acting lessons from Michael O.
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"He was very patient, good at explaining, took things at my pace, funny, great for people with learning disabilities. WE are looking forward to seeing him next time."
Judith
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"I've had a great experience working with David to prep for meetings. Highly recommend him."
Austin
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from David T.
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"I'm a recent LA transplant aspiring to due more film and tv work. I've been working with Zach for the past 3 months and he has done amazing things for me, in terms of how to transition from working in theatre to being in front of the camera. Zach isn't like other teachers in LA, he's a true mentor and passionate about getting to know you as an artist in order to help yo ubring truth to your acting."
Pat
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Zach B.
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"Such a fun and helpful teacher!"
Ali
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Dwan is a great instructor is very patience, high energy and loves what she does. Taking her class has made me more confident when dancing in from of people."
Ginelle
Took Burlesque lessons from Dwan M.
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