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Jeff F.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jeff F.

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I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!
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Jeremy K.

16 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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Jeremy K.

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I am a published playwright and award-winning screenwriter. With over 30 years of experience writing plays, screenplays, and comedy sketches, I am focused on helping you find your voice and learn the fundamentals of three act structure. Are you unsure how to format a script or what opportunities there are for writers? I can answer your questions. Have you written a script that needs feedback? I'll read it and give you comprehensive notes. Wherever you are in your development-- beginner, intermediate or advanced-- I will hone in on your strengths and weaknesses; I'll give you assignments and feedback that can help you get to the next level. I taught sketch comedy writing at The Lee Strasberg and Theatre and Film Institute in New York City and I have helped many writers with their plays and screenplays. Most recently, I won multiple awards for a spec script I wrote for the TV Show “Master of None.” I just finished a full-length play and I am gearing up to host a reading-- online-- of a ...

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Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Jeremy has gone above and beyond to get to know who my son is as a person in order to direct his instruction. Jeremy took the time to research my son's potential high school so as to prepare for the interview and audition process. Most importantly Jeremy has approached his lessons as an opportunity for my son to explore what creative talents he may have as well as giving him a chance to do the things he enjoys most. AND Jeremy gives parents feedback! Real, honest, actionable feedback. I have been very impressed.
Vina Chalice
Great creative writing intro class if you're curious to character development and comedy! Great explanation/examples, encouraging, and includes practical exercises you can use immediately. Thanks Jeremy.

Edd F.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Edd F.

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I am a full time professional magician with over 30 years of experience and over 15 years working as a full time pro. I will walk you through each and every step making sure that you not only understand how to perform a specific sleight or magic trick but WHY you do the particular moves or scripting when you do. I have a BFA in Theater Arts and use my training to help you understand the performance element of magic. Even if you are only performing for one friend, a well performed trick is better than and poorly performed one.

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I am a full time professional magician who has been working many different kinds of events since 2002. I have performed close up card magic, mentalism, children's parties, University and College events, and everything in between. In order to make a living as a full time pro, I have to have a workin

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Thomas A.
I had my first session with Edd today, and I am extremely satisfied. Not only is he very personable and engaging but very patient in his explanations. He shared a couple of key sleights of hand in this first session that are foundational for a variety of routines. Just what I was hoping for. I look forward to the next lesson!
Cormack M.
Cormac wishes we could give 5.5 stars out of 5. He's really enjoying it!

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Christine A.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks MimeLanguage.com
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Christine A.

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Improv is a great learning tool for team building, spontaneity, listening, being present, speaking to groups, communicating one on one, saying yes and so much more. It helps that each game played builds upon the next to reinforce the learning.

Improvisers fail forward. We embrace "failure." We have to fail in order to succeed. If we aren't failing, we aren't trying.

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Team Building / Laughter Workshop
Bring the team together in an interactive environment that fosters positive thinking and collaboration.

Improv Troupe Direction - for improv troupes who need an outside eye for notes, direction and ideas for marketing your troupe. At the end of the session, you will have new games and ideas to move your troupe forward.

Christine will help each student become more present, less self-conscious and will get them excited about failing.

Expect to leave this class feeling more confident and empowered.

Christine is committed to providing a safe and courageous ...

About Christine

About Improv: Improv is a form of theater where everything is made up on the spot. Nothing is scripted, everything is made up in the moment using random suggestions. Improv allows every person & idea to have value. I use the principles of improvisational theater to create better humans! I'm commit

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Muhammad M.
If there were more than 5 stars, I would give them to Christine. She takes you on a journey and makes it fun ride, all the way. Will recommend anymore starting in Improv to learn from her, as I'm sure I will continue to learn from her...

Thanks for being you Christine :)
Debbie K.
I don't know how to describe Christine, except amazing! I started taking her classes because I wanted to learn how to take myself/life less seriously and it's working!!! I would recommend Christine to anyone who is serious about improv or who just wants to learn how to really laugh and relax.
Francisco
Great improv games to use in everyday life !
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James F.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1996
  • PGD - Acting from Drama Studio London
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James F.

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Public Speaking, Acting, Improv, and Communication Skills

"Speaking publicly was always my greatest fear until I had an opportunity to be coached by James. In just 5 one-hour lessons, my fear of public speaking was eliminated. James was able to convey that my fear of public speaking was irrational, and with several key preparation techniques I would be able to overcome this lifelong challenge. All true! Thanks James!"
--Senior ranking administrator in a private educational institution

The #1 fear of business people is addressing an audience. Effective oral communication, especially speaking in public, is a skill integral to confidence and leadership in the business world. Like any skill, it can be learned. Using breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques from British theatre training, you will learn how to overcome stage fright and build confidence, so that you can stand in front of a group of people and convey your ideas convincingly, without fear, and become a ...

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As a TV, film and stage actor here and in the UK, I have taught acting, improv, Shakespeare, and public speaking at CSULA, Curtain Call, Brunswick, Camp Dudley, and to C-suite executives in New York City. I hold an MFA from CSULA, a PGD from Drama Studio London, a BESG Cert. from Cambridge Univers

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Dasha S.

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Starting at $75
  • Ballet from Canadas National Ballet School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Dasha S.

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I am a professional ballet dancer, with over 20 years in training across the world. I trained at Canadas National Ballet School, then worked professionally as a ballerina at Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam and Alberta Ballet in Calgary.

I hold a Masters Degree from New York University in Dance Education with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre pedagogy. I work at American Ballet Theatre as a teaching artist and as an Exam Proctor.

My classes are catered to the level and the needs of my students, they include stretching, conditioning and of course ballet technique. You have the option to have a solo created on you, in which I choreograph a unique piece for the dancer and rehearse it during the lesson to help with artistry and performance. We also can work on ballet variations as I coach a lot of my students in preparation for competitions.

While I train professionals, my students range in age from 5 years old to 18 years old, and am able to cater my classes to ...

About Dasha

I am a professional ballet dancer, with over 20 years in training across the world. I trained at Canadas National Ballet School, then worked professionally as a ballerina at Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam and Alberta Ballet in Calgary. I most recently toured with An American in Paris 2020 US Na

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"I thoroughly enjoyed my class with J. I didn’t know what to expect and was a little apprehensive at first but by the time I finished the session I was at ease. He broke things down to where I could understand being a novice, and made me feel like I belonged! I highly recommend J to anyone who wants to really learn about the true art of Acting!!"
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"He is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated! No at all intimidating. I am just excited to have something fun in my life."
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"Jenny to the Rescue!

My daughter's wedding was weeks away, and I had never been able to dance a step. For that important occasion, however, I wanted to be able to at least survive a little waltz. My daughter and I selected a short piece, connected with Jenny, and she took it from there. In three lessons, she taught us the basics, provided some great pointers, a little choreography, and even taught us a few impressive moves to throw into the mix. The results exceeded everyone's expectations, and brought not only resounding applause at the reception, but also sentimental tears to many eyes. With Jenny's help, I came further in dancing than ever before in such short time in any subject.

An extremely patient, caring, and capable instructor, Jenny always listens carefully to your questions and ideas. Then, it's fascinating to watch her pause a moment, process the issue, and come back with a solution that's exactly right. Without her, a great moment and memory for my daughter and me might never have happened."
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Took Dance lessons from Jenny J.
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"I felt comfortable and optimistic almost immediately. Kim's warmth and encouragement and her professional background have me already believing that anything is possible with my voice! Thank you Kim!"
Lynne
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kim C.
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"Sasha is a wonderful teacher, very kind and supportive! She is very helpful in her demonstrations, and coaching , and is an amazing dancer to learn from! i recommend Sasha very highly!"
Matthew
Took Ballet lessons from Sasha C.
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"Daniil has been more than just an acting "instructor". He is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to both acting technique, business side of acting, and huge motivational supporter. He is always up to date and resourceful with knowledge about auditions, shows, names of people that you should you know about or get to know. If he believes in you then you're a lucky pupil, because above all his knowledge and talent is his dedication; not only to his craft but to yours."
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Took Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"Great with kids! Our 7 year old loves him."
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Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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