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John C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Illinois-Urbana
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John C.

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"Personal Attention You Need & Deserve!" With over 20 years of television, voice-over, film, stage, runway, voice, musical theater, modeling and 'live' hosting in the U.S. and Canada. John achieved success in Los Angeles landing roles on: Days Of Our Lives, General Hospital, Young & The Restles

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Jeremy K.

19 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

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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Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
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Jennifer DePardo
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.
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Sebastian S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Lucid Body Acting Technique from Lucid Body
  • Teaching since 2020
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Sebastian S.

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I'm a working Actor from England who moved to Los Angeles. I've worked on large sets and know what it is like to book and be the lead in a movie. I want to help students broaden ideas of what acting is by sharing some of the great actors, directors and films from the past. Share how I do my work. While also talking about what it's actually like to walk on set for the first time and have to carry a film on your shoulders.

For those actors actively pursuing a career we can work on a role or self tape, talk about how to book a job and what to do if you do book one. My last two jobs including driving a car in Downtown LA with a police escort and an Oscar winning DP in the car filming me and the other being flown to Canada to play the lead in a TV Movie that aired in multiple countries around the world. All of this nothing other than I at least can share what things helped me get there and what it's like to be in that situation.

I'm very much looking forward to sharing this with ...

About Sebastian

I've played the lead in multiple projects including full feature films. If you want to get real knowledge of what it's like to be in that situation, how I got there and what my process is in acting. Then let's get to work.

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Jessica
Sebastian was kind, professional, sensitive and an amazing lister. He pointed out multiple subtle changes I could use to make my acting more believable. An observant and empathetic teacher, I would recommend and give him a full 5 stars!

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Alicia A.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $56
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA-Journalism/Media Production from University of Houston
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alicia A.

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If you’re looking for someone who is more than a teacher then you have found the right fit for you!

I develop my students to become leaders by cultivating personal relationships and offering the best mentorship available.

I have 19+ years of professional acting experience and I’m holding tight to my career that is on a constant uphill climb.

My desire is to help others achieve the success they are looking for by living a life that inspires change in the world.

My core focus is, “Confidence Building, Purpose Planning and Time Management”.

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Alicia A. is a professional Model, Actress, Modeling & Acting Instructor, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker and Writer. She recently returned to Houston from studying with a variety of dynamic teachers in Los Angeles for more than a decade. She has appeared in countless commercials (local & national), industrials, performed improv and sketch comedy, as well as hosting and voice-over.

Alicia has played guest roles on a

About Alicia

Alicia is a professional Model, Modeling Instructor, Actress, Acting Coach, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker and Writer. She is no stranger to the fashion, entertainment and educational industries. Alicia has 20+ years of professional experience. She offers a wide range of programs and s

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Natasja
We were a perfect match. I felt comfortable and she got the best out of me. Very relaxed and honest.
Tivia Lynnell
I for sure found Coach Alicia to be a knowledgeable actor, skilled as a teacher and more precisely as a voice-over coach. What takes Coach Alicia to another level is her personality, she’s engaging and warm even when telling you nope, that wasn’t it, your delivery wasn’t authentic or true to the character or the script. I became comfortable with her fairly quickly. She made our voice-over sessions feel like we were physically in the same space and not having class online. I so loved our improv time during our sessions and it’s so vital in voiceover work. I had a great time coach, thanks for helping me grow even further and for helping me discover where my weakness are so I can improve upon them and eventually eliminate them altogether.
Zahraa
Alicia is a wonderful person beside she is very professional in her work. She puts all of her heart in her work. I find her the best in acting coaching, voice acting, accent coach and great therapist. She helped me with managing my time. She is a very supportive person and basically mangling my mind. And I am looking forward to work with her in a long period.
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Tim T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Tim T.

3 Reviews
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I've been a professional actor for over 30 years. My work has ranged from classical theatre, world premiere plays, to guest starring roles in television and film including Modern Family, Scandal, CSI Los Angeles and many more.

I co founded an award winning regional theatre in the Northwest that is still running strong. Last year, the film I directed, Here Awhile starring Anna Camp, and Joe Lo Truglio, was released to wide acclaim.

Throughout my career as an actor who has performed with 6 Academy Award winners, I have remained committed to sharing my knowledge and experience with other actors.

I received my BFA at Southern Oregon University where I worked at the famed Oregon Shakespeare festival. My MFA comes form the Alabama Shakespeare festival. I taught acting at Cornell University and Willamette University as well as teaching privately for the last 20 years.

The industry is growing and changing all the time, and what makes working with me particularly special is that I'm ...

About Tim

I’ve been a professional actor for 30 years with strong roots in the theatre, performing in seasons with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Portland Center Stage, The Intiman, and many many others. I co-founded the award-winning and wildly s

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Finley
Tim's class is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their acting skills, audition technique, or general understanding of the industry. He does a wonderful job of translating his extensive experience into practical advice for other actors. Every week, he provides individualized feedback to each workshop participant on every aspect of their submission. I've learned so much about specific techniques for television and film acting, the practical and technical considerations when putting together a self-tape, as well as just general professionalism and industry standards. Thanks to this workshop, I feel much more confident and prepared for what a career in acting entails.
Liz
This is a very useful class. I've learned a lot about making self tapes that I didn't know before - from technical considerations to acting skills. The class is friendly, supportive, and useful.
Lauren
I love working with Tim! He consistently guides me to do my best possible work, and I always walk away feeling confident that I crushed the audition, whatever it is. And booking several jobs after getting coached by him certainly doesn't hurt!

Emily B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center: New York City
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Emily B.

5 Reviews
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With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily

Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working on a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theater actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the clie

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Kennedy B.
I had my first lesson with Emily yesterday and I loved it! She was easy to talk to and super nice. She also had great tips to give me and helped me a lot and it has only been one day. I really like the way she teaches and I would highly recommend her.
westin C.
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Rex H.
Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!

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Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons in Des Plaines is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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"The sweetest. She makes you feel so comfortable. This was my first time acting and she totally squashed all of my nerves the minute it started!"
Morgan
Took Film Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Donnabella is a great teacher to have. I started off shy and unsure of what I was doing but I have been slowly gaining confidence because of her positive personality. She educated me a lot from the start and gives good advices to improve on. She's chill and focused on helping me grow. I am able to understand acting more now through her experiences. She knows her stuff!"
Alina
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"My first time with him was great"
Shavon
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"He is exactly what I was looking for. We are very close in personality so it was extremely easy to open up and understand what I was learning. I am more than excited to continue"
Emily
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"David is amazing. His method is very effective and I really enjoyed the classes."
Dimitra
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Very enjoyable - learned lots and got some great feedback. Looking forward to more classes."
Ciaran
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jordan Wentz, not only did she help resurrect my acting dreams from the grave, but she as well, with the proper tools given, helped me get all that much closer to the stage, and for that I am forever thankful."
Natalie
Took Film Acting lessons from Jordan W.
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"Very encouraging and someone who makes you feel comfortable!"
Amy
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Mr. Tinker is an incredible instructor. He not only provided me insight on different techniques but he gave me confidence to believe in myself. I highly recommend you work with Mr. Tinker."
Leslie Jones
Took Film Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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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."
Jennifer DePardo
Took Film Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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