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Jan N.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Jan N.

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I have 20-plus years of experience as an acting teacher and have helped many students succeed in their auditions. I have experience in both stage and film acting, as well as in musical theatre performance. My focus is on helping students achieve believable and compelling performances that directors will remember. I also know the ins and outs of the business and can help students learn the ropes of the business side of "THE BIZ."

About Jan

I taught acting and directing at the college level for 18+ years. I have also coached and directed students from ages 9-70. I am trained in stage, film, commercial and voiceover acting and have worked professionally in all of these arenas. I also have lots of knowledge about the industry ins and

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William V.
Jan is an excellent instructor and professional and is extremely knowledgeable in the TV & Film acting business.
Georgette C.
Just took first lesson, super excited to work with Jan! She’s very encouraging and gave me some great critiques. I felt like we got off to a great start. I am looking forward to future lessons and seeing what’s in store!
Joseph Pecylak
Great first lesson! Got to get some nerves out.
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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

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About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspiration

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Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
James A.
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.
Aubrey C.
Great with kids!
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Julieanna S.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Acting from Texas State
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Julieanna S.

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An early career teacher! Experienced with audition coaching, scene work, and Shakespeare. I primarily use the Miesner approach to acting and physicalization tools to bring out the truth in every story. I am upbeat and dedicated to working with my students at whatever level they are at, to help them achieve their potential. I believe that actors are the pioneers of the human heart, they take the deep dive for those who are not ready yet. I am the perfect teacher for both those just getting into acting to more experienced actors needing some tune up!

About Julieanna

I am a professional Actress and Stage Combatant. I have been acting for about 10 years now. I studied acting and stage combat at Texas State University. While I was there I did plenty of shows including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mr. Burns, The Tempest, and A Dolls House. My Main focus

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Matthew
Constructs a safe, experimental, artistic environment where she nurtures and pushes you when needed. She is an excellent instructor in meisner repetition; being able to help the student access vulnerability in places they've never experienced. Knows and practices a copious amount of acting styles and techniques. From my experience working with her as a director/acting advisor, she is keen and eager to work on the human connection between actors, accessing emotions through extreme physicalization and stepping out of comfort zones, and experimenting with a variety of text to express various stories.

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Bridget H.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Bridget H.

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Experienced Acting and Speech coach with experience from around the world! I have studied speech, dialects and acting at Harvard University as well as abroad at the Moscow Art Theatre School and National Institute for Dramatic Art in Australia. As a recent graduate of an MFA Acting program, I have been educated in the most up to date teaching methods and a wide array of acting and speech techniques. I create lesson plans that are individualized to suit each student’s needs and goals with enjoyment at the top of priority list. I have a lot of experience teaching children as well as adults in both private and group settings. I have a huge interest and experience in voice and speech technique as well. Whether it’s for an upcoming audition or just for fun, I can’t wait to work with you!

About Bridget

I am a professional actor, having performed internationally in the USA, Europe and Australia. I have a BFA from the University of Sydney and and MFA in Acting from Harvard University. I moved to Boston from Sydney, Australia to study at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University. Whils

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Laura
Bridget is knowledgeable, efficient, and kind, and she helped me make specific choices in my acting that made my performance richer. She’s also the queen of dialects. Highly recommend!
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Natalie S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded 2017 Nomination for Best Actress in a Play (Resident Non-Equity) from BroadwayWorld Chicago
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Natalie S.

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Let's work a new monologue, prepare for an audition or scan some Shakespeare!

About Natalie

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my teaching profile! **Due to COVID-19, my studio is unavailable for lessons and I am social distancing, but I am more than happy to work with you online! Note: I work as the program director for a park district in south Evanston and am req

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Popi
Natalie has been an awesome teacher for my voice lessons. She is very patient and customize the lessons to meet the need of her student. I would highly recommend Natalie.
Amanda
Natalie is awesome! She has been working with my daughter for several months, during which my daughter has grown in skill level, confidence, and passion for acting. Natalie is extremely knowledgeable, talented, articulate, and caring. We just love her and look forward to Continuing lessons with her!
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Natalie was such a wonderful help in preparing monologues for my college auditions! I didn’t have much experience in auditioning but she helped me gain confidence in the audition room. She even came to my Chicago audition to cheer me on! Thanks to her I got in to my top choice theater school!

Stephanie L.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
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Stephanie L.

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Acting and Shakespeare for Kids and Teens

As a classically trained actor who spent her undergrad years at NYU studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Stephanie’s particular strength as a teacher lies in her ability to both give her students the tools to meet the demands of classical texts, while also helping them connect their inner truth to the emotional life of the character. Therefore, her work with young actors is based on three principle areas-

• Character- discovering who they are, their specific circumstances, and the students’ own personal connection to the role
• Voice and Text work- giving students the tools to understand and unlock the text, and speak it with confidence and freedom
• Fostering commitment, connection, generosity and specificity, the four basic tenants of the Shakespeare and Company educational curriculum (and all-around great tools for life!)

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• For kids and teens ages 8-18
• High school, college, and professional ...

About Stephanie

Stephanie holds a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her MFA in classical acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University, where she studied with Michael Kahn, Gary Logan (author of The Eloquent Shakespeare) and Elle

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Marcus
Stephanie taught for Everyman Theatre's summer intensive, and she brings a wealth of experience and know-how. The students absolutely loved working with her.
David
Stephanie is kind, firm, and an all-around wonderful educator. Would highly recommend.

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Average Cost of Shakespearean Acting Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute shakespearean acting lessons in Des Plaines is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"I have learned so much with Nicholas. I feel like I'm always walking out of our lessons with my mind blown! We've been working on Shakespearean acting which I am now thoroughly enjoying. I now have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the lines than which I have learned in school. I would highly recommend his coachings to any actor!"
Philip
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"I was always afraid I couldn't learn Shakespeare, but Nicholas explained the intent on the word, the intent on the line. Soon, I was so caught up in the meaning of the lines and the story I was telling in that moment that I was able to engage in the role, smoothly, without worrying that I was performing Shakespeare. He broke it down so I could understand it, and then feel confident doing it. Highly recommend!"
Lance
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Stephanie is kind, firm, and an all-around wonderful educator. Would highly recommend."
David
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Stephanie L.
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"Stephanie taught for Everyman Theatre's summer intensive, and she brings a wealth of experience and know-how. The students absolutely loved working with her."
Marcus
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Stephanie L.
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"She is very flexible at schedule and help my daughter with auditions"
LeAnne
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Natalie S.
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"I`ve been taking Shakespearean acting lesson with Michael for a month now and I am very satisfied with him and his method.
Although, I have much of prior acting experience, I was quite unfamiliar with Shakespeare´s plays, lofty language and his metaphors, Michael helped me get to the essence of it very quickly.

He´s a very reliable and effective acting teacher. He`s also punctual, always arrives on time with a plan of what we are hoping to achieve in each lesson. His clear and structured method of teaching enables steady progression.
I definitely recommend him."
Oliver
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Michael L.
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"Not only is Kelsey proficient and very knowledgeable, she also has so much enthusiasm and an obvious love for teaching. She put me at ease right away and from the very beginning showed such excitement to be working with me. She comes prepared, takes the session very seriously, but also has fun with it so time flies by. I'm honored to be her student and pupil, and look forward to many more acting lessons, as she imparts her wealth of knowledge of Shakespeare and acting technique."
Ry
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Fantastic experience! We engaged Hunter to help our son prepare for a school presentation and he exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!"
Jack
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"I had college auditions coming up and needed to get coaching on my classical monologue. Adam's coaching was really helpful. He got me to understand the language and the meaning behind the words and how to use my express myself, physically, through the text. He helped me feel really confident going into my auditions. I can't recommend him enough!!!"
Megan
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Adam E.
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"Chad provided excellent technique coaching in Shakespearean Acting. I had the opportunity to work with him in one on one sessions and also in a group setting. Both kinds of sessions gave me unique tools like ensable building and utilizing Shakespeare’s text along with all its double meanings. He is easily able to cater to each individual actors needs and really understands how to help break bad habits in order to allow for more growth. Along with text work, Chad provided excellent coaching in creating distinct physical shifts in the body when playing multiple characters in a show. Chad was always willing to answer any kind of questions and continued to surprise me with the ways he could shed some new light on Shakespeare’s work."
Zachary
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Chad B.
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