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Molly M.

271 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Molly M.

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All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Noemi Q.
Awesome as always!
Patrick
Molly is an amazing teacher, overflowing with enthusiasm and encouragement. I'm an amateur singer, and just wanted to take lessons to improve my singing a little bit so I could be better at musical improv. She helped reconnect me with my love of singing, and now I want more.
Jenny
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Lauren V.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lauren V.

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We begin with interactive warm ups, and progress to use of the self and monologue practice as best fits the individual's goals.

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!
Eden K.
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson
Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.
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Glenn W.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Best Teacher on the Planet from My students
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Glenn W.

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Having spent a lifetime on the stage in many roles, many capacities, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge pertaining to all facets of performing; be it theater, television, film. While not subscribing to one particular "method", I stress "reacting, not acting", and believability of performance. All ages and experience levels have benefited from my approach. Whether a student is an aspiring actor, or a working actor sharpening their skills or prepping for an audition, I provide a solid foundation and practical, applicable knowledge and guidance.

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the ho

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Keith Z.
Has a good insight in today’s vocal music!
Charlie M.
Glenn is fantastic!
Aaron
Such a confidence boost. Glenn helps you know what you’re already doing well, as well as what to improve on.
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Gina F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Gina F.

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I am a veteran actor, and SAG/AFTRA member since 1984! I've worked on over 1,000 TV/ film projects and 300+ commercials! I'm also still working in the industry! My classes answer your industry questions while teaching you proven acting skills and techniques!
I give the correct inside information on how to get booked, who to see, all about agents, managers, unions, casting, as well as insider tips that fast track your career and get you on your way to booking acting jobs! As an Adjunct University Professor for years, I discovered that most students want to know more than studying scenes from plays. Most want REAL LIFE information to begin booking work on sets, WHILE studying and honing their acting skills!
There is a BIG difference between stage, screen, and TV commercial acting, so each course I offer teaches a separate, proven technique for each type of acting work.
In addition, I offer classes in cold reading and auditioning (Cold Reading Course) that teaches an effective technique ...

About Gina

Hi! I'm new here! I've been a veteran actor w/ SAG/AFTRA since 1984, w/ experience in over 1000 film/TV projects and 300+ TV commercials! I've taught as an Adjunct University Professor of Acting in Southern CA. for 6 years at an accredited university, and taught over 15 years at entertainment schoo

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Adriane
I have known Gina for almost 30 years. She has worked in the industry for as long as I've known her, and has always been a person of integrity, grace, and professionalism. While I haven't been her student, I would highly recommend her for anyone who is considering working in this very demanding and competitive industry. You will find her vast experience and ethics to be invaluable.
Paula P.
I took several of Gina’s classes in 2018 and 2019 and I’m happy I did! She taught me excellent acting techniques as well as important information about the industry which I don’t think I’d get somewhere else. I was 100% more confident and skilled in my ability as an actor after her classes and highly recommend her!
Dr. James Monaghan
Gina is an outstanding instructor. She brings her extensive experience in Hollywood to the classroom in a manner that is accessible, informative and rigorous. She demonstrated in a wide variety of acting courses an approachability, a genuineness and a care for our university students that was truly remarkable.

Our acting program was new, and her duties included developing new curriculum, curricular materials and assessment tools for several classes. She did this splendidly well, taking her vast experience and creating courses that were described as among the best that students had ever taken.

Indeed, her student course evaluations were consistently very high, among the best at our university. She was the epitome of a professional, who brought her deep experience to students with a real-world sensibility as well as a commitment to the highest ethical standards.
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Liza M.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • B.M.- Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University
  • Teaches students 18 to 60
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Liza M.

42 Reviews
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Coaching: monologues, auditions, scenes, character work for a role in a show

About Liza

I have been professionally singing and taking voice lessons since the age of 9! I went through various styles in my love and performance of music, starting with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and all of Motown, Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), R&B, and Classical/Opera (starting when I was in high school and a

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Cecily P.
Liza is very good at explaining techniques to help improve tone and sound quality.
Laura
Liza tuned in perfectly to what my daughter needed to work on and her instruction made an immediate difference. The lessons where fun and engaging. We have had many different types of teachers and I can honestly say that Liza is an all around excellent teacher and we will continue with her for sure.
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Sign Language (Very basic), English
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
  • Teaching since 2001
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Rachel M.

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

About Rachel

**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-su

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Cortland, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Cortland is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"David was very personable and really helped get my child to open up and she enjoyed her first lesson more than words can describe. I had reservations about the online platform for teaching, but I was very wrong! I highly recommend David as an acting teacher and I am looking forward to watching my daughter grow!"
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"David is an incredible teacher, he makes sure you’re comfortable and always makes sure you’re following his instructions and tips!"
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"I was very pleased with Nikisha
Very nice,well spoken,informative
Answered all my questions
An absolute pleasure to work with!!!"
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Took Acting lessons from Nikisha Z.
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"Kelsey is a great teacher and is wonderful at adapting the class to my needs. I highly recommend her."
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"He's been great with my son."
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"I remember being so nervous to take acting classes because I had little experience. But when I had my first session with Jennie I knew she was the right teacher for me. She made me feel so comfortable and has given me such great advice and techniques that I will utilize forever. She taught me how to control my nerves during auditions, analyze scripts , voice control, and other great techniques! My favorite thing about Jennie is that she starts ever class asking what I want to accomplish and learn which I really appreciate. She is a great acting teacher with tons of educational and working experience that gives me great insight on acting industry. Jennie is not only a great acting teacher but also a great mentor and friend! I have learned so much from her over the past year. She is always open to talk and give great advice not only about acting but life too!"
Sahar
Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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"you are very nice and you have patience which is good!!!!😊"
Venessa
Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"Profession, super smart and to the point! Highly recommend, she helped my daughter prepare for an audition and book the job! We will be back!"
Jessica
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Jason was spectacular!"
Jacob
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Andrew’s a great teacher because he knows how to be the person that is a great actor? Does that make sense? Part of being a great actor is believing that you can be a great actor and Andrew has been INSTRUMENTAL in teaching me that. He’s also super knowledgeable, passionate, considerate and kind. You’ll be safe and happy with Andrew Richardson, and not to mention challenged!"
Spencer
Took Acting lessons from Andrew R.
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