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Dominic R.

2 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • 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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Excellent!
Poonam S.
Dominic is such a great instructor!! Super professional, extremely attentive and friendly!! Would HIGHLY recommend!
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Wendy P.

38 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks For purposes of singing: French, Italian, German
  • Awarded Jeff Award for Ensemble, Threepenny Opera from Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater/Voice from University of Kansas
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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!

Amanda P.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Supporting Actress from BroadwayWorld.com
  • Teaching since 2007
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Amanda P.

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My primary goal is to work with you so you feel like you can walk into an audition room feeling prepared, confident, and free to show people who you are through exciting material.
I will work with each actor so they understand their text and how they personally connect to it. I coach for monologues, film/tv sides, theatrical sides, and musical theatre auditions.

I have an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul in Chicago, IL and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. I have traveled the world teaching and performing for more that 14 years. I lived and worked in New York City and I am currently in Chicago, IL. I have extensive experience training and auditioning for theatre, film and TV.

I worked with NYU's graduate Musical Theatre writing program to produce and develop new works outside of New York City. I have also performed in numerous new work and play development series around the country. This experience gives me a strong understanding of how ...

About Amanda

My goal for all my students is that they will walk into an audition room and feel prepared, confident, and free to be themselves! I will work with you so that you can feel a personal connection to your audition material so you will be excited to go to every audition. I will help you prep audition

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Maria S.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maria S.

30 Reviews
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About Maria

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of my studio is to create well-rounded, educated musicians who will always have a lifelong passion for the art no matter their long-term goals. I strive for my students to be: (1) Lifelong learners who develop successful learning habits. (2) Creative and critic

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Laurian C.
Great first lesson!!
Grace W.
My daughter takes guitar from Maria and I didn’t realize how much she’s progressed until we went to a friend’s recital. 8 months with Maria and my child is leaps and bounds ahead of kids who’ve been taking for 2-3 years. It’s really motivating for her to see. Maria has standards which are non-negotiable but she’s patient and truly guides the kids to success. I’m so happy with our choice as her as a teacher.
Carlos V.
Maria has been wonderful with our son. Very motivating and goal based. The recitals blow me away year after year. The progress these kids make with her plus the longevity of her students says a lot.
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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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Online Theater Acting Teacher

Her professional stage credits span over an impressive thirty-five years, starring in world and regional premieres, classic revivals and active in new play development. In 1979 she pioneered a regional theatre Twickenham Repertory Company in Alabama under a CETA grant. The company is now celebrating its 35th season as Theatre Huntsville.

Kim recently played Susan in Becky Shaw, Greer in 7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England and Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. in her 5th production of Wit, this time at the Palladium Theatre for American Stage. Other recent roles include Mag in The Beauty Queen of Leenane for Banyan Theatre and Prime Minister Golda Meir to standing ovations in the Atlanta premiere and FST Sarasota productions of the 22 character, one-woman show Golda's Balcony. She starred in two productions of Parallel Lives, The Kathy and Mo Show playing 16 comic characters, as well as directing a production and showcased her classical drama chops as Mrs. Alving in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. ...

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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Randy S.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Randy S.

23 Reviews
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Online Theater Acting Teacher

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About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, w

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Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.

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Average Cost of Theater Acting Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute theater acting lessons in Chicago is $82. 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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"Jessie was a great teacher. She made my daughter feel really comfortable and connected with her very well. She helped my daughter get prepared for an audition which she now has a part in. I would recommend her to others"
- Jennifer
Took Theater Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her."
- Prophet
Took Theater Acting lessons from Cynthia V.
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"Dalia is a complete joy to work with. I come to her anytime I'm preparing for an audition. She make it so fun and makes you feel so comfortable that any nerves you may be experiencing just evaporate. She is able to see the bigger picture when working on a monologue/scene so the result is really detailed work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to up their audition or acting game, because she really knows her stuff!"
- Leya
Took Theater Acting lessons from Dalia A.
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"I absolutely love Becca! She is so encouraging and knowledgeable. I recently got cast in a musical and I was pretty nervous. I found Rebecca and after our first lesson I knew it was a great fit. She made me feel so comfortable and I think, we accomplished a lot in just the first lesson! I strongly recommend her to anyone who is either starting out or has some experience."
- Harper
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"One of the best teachers I have ever had! Chad creates an environment that makes you feel really comfortable with exploring yourself as an actor. Not to mention that fact that he is so kind and genuine. I know I will be forever grateful that our paths crossed!"
- Noelle
Took Theater Acting lessons from Chad B.
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"I met with Nicholas before an audition. He is a wonderful teacher. He helped me already a great deal during that short hour, on how to approach the material, break it down in a way that will help my performance reach its full potential. I was able to deliver a truthful performance. I am looking forward to more sessions. Many thanks."
- Inji
Took Theater Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Shauna gives me her full attention, focus and knowledge when working with me. She is very passionate about her work and has been immensly helpful to me. She asks me to come prepared and ready to work, so if you are looking for a teacher who will let you slack...that is not Shauna! Her instruction has given me greater skills and confidence. And she is immensly enjoyable to work with. I HIGHLY reccomend her."
- Christa
Took Theater Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Alex is amazing! She has excellent communication skills and always responds to my emails quickly. She is willing to spend the extra time and go the extra mile to ensure you're getting what you need. She's friendly, punctual and easy to talk to. I was lucky to find her!"
- Scarlett DuBois
Took Theater Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Tamika is a great teacher. It was easy working with her because she is passionate, honest, reliable, relatable and fun. She encouraged me to audition for the stage play "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?" and I made it in. She continued to work with me as an Artist Development teacher in the play. She really helped me as an actor and teaching me to take on the character I was portraying. It was amazing seeing myself grow as an actor and getting better during the whole process. I was able to put on a good performance because of her guidance and tutelage. I definitely recommend her."
- Harry
Took Theater Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"Christine was beyond helpful. Patient, smart, talented, caring and gave me direction that helped in just one class. Can't wait to take more! She is amazing!"
- Carolyn
Took Theater Acting lessons from Christine J.
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