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Molly M.

270 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
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Molly M.

270 Reviews
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I have experience as both a performer and teacher in the world of Improv. Experience includes an intensive workshop with IO Chicago.

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 si

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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.
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Jeremy K.

19 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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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!
Cherilyn
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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John C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Illinois-Urbana
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John C.

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School of Steppenwolf Theater (actor's residency)

About John

"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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Jordan W.

74 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jordan W.

74 Reviews
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Learn to analyze your audience, use your body, find your voice, project, build character, work with lines, understand beats and rhythm, build confidence, project, and more....

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educ

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Arjun Sood
Our company Alignment Healthcare has been taking advantage of Take Lesson's dance classes for several months now, instructed virtually by Jordan Wentz. We have tried various types (burlesque, wedding dance, hip hop and more) and Jordan has done a terrific job with all of them! Our employees including myself have provided positive feedback all around and look forward to her lessons after the long work days, it has served as a perfect way to have active fun while learning new skills. Definitely recommend as the pace can be suitable and adjusted for different experience levels! We plan to continue with Jordan as our instructor with different courses each time.
Natalie
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.
Matt
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Marisa S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Point Park University
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Marisa S.

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Hello! My name is Marisa and I am a professional San Diego Actress, I’ve performed at theme parks, in short films, and theatre all around the county. I graduated from the prestigious Point Park University ( a top 10 Broadway school) with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Musical Theatre. I’ve been coaching children for 3 years, directing actors of all ages for 10 years, I’ve interned at a talent agency, and have run a theatre company myself for three years. My specialties include: Audition Coaching, Audition Book Building, Callback Preparation, Acting through Song, Musical Theatre, and formatting performance resumes! I can help you achieve your goals even through zoom!

My approach to helping the student is to encourage them not only in their pieces but as an artist. I love to provide a comfortable, fun, safe space where they feel they can be themselves and find who they are and their unique approach to the character. Can’t wait to work with you! :)

About Marisa

Hello Friends! My name is Marisa and I am a professional actress in Southern California. I graduated from the prestigious Point Park University Conservatory of the Performing Arts with my BFA in Acting and minor in Musical Theatre. Point Park is known to be a top 10 Broadway school, so I promise y

Shana M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2020
  • AA in Music from Neosho County Community College
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Shana M.

7 Reviews
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Improv acting is one of the most important skills any actor can have, no matter what show their in. Being able to think on your feet and be prepared will make you a vital asset to any production. Let's have fun while building your skills!

About Shana

I have been teaching children since I was 16 years old at my church and fell in love with it! I have a vast knowledge in music, theatre, and voice. I am also strong believer in teaching to one's learning styles and like to come along side of my students and discover what tools works best for that s

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Renee
She is very nice
Mario Z.
i learned how to play happy birthday!!!!
Philip B.
Shana is great with our six year old daughter.

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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Des Plaines is $69. 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.
30 min
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45 min
$51 average
60 min
$69 average

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"Brad is a FANTASTIC teacher! He has taught many classes with Christian Youth Theater (CYT) and is our Improv coach in McHenry county. Our kids and parents absolutely adore him!!! He works so well with the kids that at our annual overnight camp this summer, one of his students was able to lead an improv game in front of 120 people. Our kids have grown enormously through Brad’s teaching and they just love being around him."
Gina Beck, Class Coordinator for CYT Chicago
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brad W.
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"I took this class to help me professionally with presentation. It was a lot of fun and a lot of brain training. Looking forward to my next session. Hunter is very sweet and professional. I really enjoy her easy going style."
Melissa
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"Has great energy love definitely seeing myself getting better with him"
Ryan
Took Improv Acting lessons from J W.
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"Brad was really well prepared for the lesson. He took the time to understand the goals and gave helpful feedback afterwards."
JC
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brad W.
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"Now bad for my first time."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"Only had a couple of sessions but great so far. Hunter is really fast and sessions are fun! Great to study with a coach that has actually done live improv. Just trying to get my skills up to go out and try it with a group."
Bruce C.
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.

Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned."
Cory
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"I think I would like to change to Theater Acting."
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"Arlys is so talented and has so much experience, you can see this in her teaching. Probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet!"
Issabelle
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"Heather was great! She is very encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about assessing a student's needs and skill level to help them improve. It was a pleasure learning from her!"
Jonathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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