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Margo L.

Margo L.

4.9(38)
I help clients develop a unique stage presence that enables them to feel comfortable in front of any audience. I cover several elements of stage performance including public speaking, theatrical drama, classical singing and all other forms of singing as well.
$1$45
/15 mins
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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

5(11)
I got my start at the Stand Up NY comedy club in New York City. Throughout my life as a serious concert pianist, musician, writer and educator, comedy has been a shelter and a lifesaver. I met Woody Allen for conversation and some comparative opinions on his work, our favorite book stores, etc and it sparked a further desire to do some acting in film, writing and improvisation. As an improvisor in my own field of music, improvisation always came naturally to me. As a published writer and composer, structure is a familiar friend. I learned how to deal with stage fright from my professional family of musicians and some of the greatest teachers/performers of the world with whom I studied at Juilliard. Yes, the same place that saw Robin Williams and Kline and others do their thing. I hung out with actors on the third floor when I was not rehearsing music on the 5th. Made friends. Lived in LA. Wrote music and acted for films. Got published. Started a comedy concert tour aboard the historic Delta Queen steamboat line in New Orleans all the way to Galveston Texas. It's been a blast! I also met Tony Randall and learned more about acting and comedy from him in conversation and friendship over the years. Did 10 years of broadcasting off the top of my head on 3 different stations. Had a blast and made friends and a following. Interviewed countless celebrities. So, there is a lot to pass on here. I can teach you not to sweat the audience and to engage them with timing. To predispose people to feel comfortable and not to see you sweat or think out loud. Both are deadly by the way. I can teach you to make them like you when they are in any given mood. Good or bad, you can have a good time. So much is mental as you may know. We explore yours - which is unique to you. Material is also important. Timing is a subject that matures with age. As in life, timing is everything. No matter your level or experience or skill, I can help you get to a level of comfort within yourself and with your audience, reach a greater understanding of structure, pacing and material. Don't hesitate to contact me as I look forward to working with you.
$1$75
/30 mins
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Brian K.

Brian K.

I teach improv comedy to people who are already fans of stand-up and sketch and want to make the type of comedy that inspires them. You can use my tools to not just learn how to become more confident on-stage and off, but how to take these skills and apply them to a career in comedy. You will learn how to make comedy videos for your YouTube channel, promote them, and monetize them! Learn about using the "Game" of the scene to keep an audience engaged, how to take real scenarios from your life, and exaggerate them to comedic affect, making your story more hilarious and relatable. I work with all ages and all experience levels.
$1$15
/30 mins
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Tirosh S.

Tirosh S.

5(1)
I have taught stand-up, sketch, and improv to students ages 6 - 60, and absolutely love it. I have studied, written, and performed sketch comedy and improv for the last 18 years, with the Groundlings, UCB, The PIT, and Hammerkatz NYU. I've acted off-Broadway, regionally, and on television (Apple TV's "Little America," Hulu's "High Fidelity"), and my improv and sketch backgrounds have helped me more than any other training. Whether you're just starting out or have been performing for years, I'd love to work with you!
$1$38
/30 mins
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