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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
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Omar J.

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The thing that separates me from the rest of the guides you will find on this subject is that my knowledge and experience comes from the Private Security field...specializing in "Undercover/plain clothed" investigations, leading to professional level proficiency in Human Behavior and Psychology.

In my brief existence on earth, somehow, all of my interests, flaws, and experiences fit together like a puzzle and have lead me to the point where I can understand Human Behavior and Psychology fluently....raising me to a life of leadership.

How did I end up directing Actors?  I was searching for a more positive expression for my knowledge while still supporting peoples life goals.  This search dropped me down a rabbit hole of research including method actors, and eventually Stanislavski's system, and the great Uta Hagen which shocked me.... until that very moment my life experiences resembled many aspects of these systems without even knowing they existed.

Since then, I have chosen ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!
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Brad W.

16 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brad W.

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In this lesson I’ll help you make character choices for any upcoming show or audition. Have an audition coming up? Bring your monologue or song you’re using and let’s find the best way to make the directors feel what you’d like them to so that you can get that role! Just starting out? Let’s work on the basics so that you feel confident enough to go and audition for your first show!

About Brad

Brad is a professional improviser who trained and worked with “The Second City” for 3 years. Now He does musical theater along with stand up comedy and teaching improv to kids with CYT (Christian Youth Theater). He’s been doing improv comedy for 8 years and musical theater for 13 years! He’s playe

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Dominic R.
He laid th foundation for a great learning experience. Looking forward for the rest of the lessons
Sam E.
I love this man's lessons so much! They're educational and an all around good time.
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Farobag C.

40 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music, Gujarati, French
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
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Farobag C.

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An emphasis on diction and vocal production to help create the desired effect.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as

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Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
Anginetta
Very good instructor
Ellen
Learned a lot, very pleased with my first session.

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Kelsey J.

90 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Theatre from Missouri Southern State University
  • Awarded Best Female - Lead from MSSU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelsey J.

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These lessons are for students wanting to pursue a voice artist career or for students who are wanting to improve their speaking voice for professional and/or personal goals. I will teach students how to strengthen their speaking voice, improve voice clarity, speaking from the diaphragm, changing tone, building inflections and creativity, and so much more!

About Kelsey

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University. I have always been

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Amy
Very encouraging and someone who makes you feel comfortable!
Ella L.
Kelsey is great! Engaging and fun!
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David W.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 8 to 70; Female: 17 to 70
  • Teaching since 2003
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David W.

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I am a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers, MFA in ACting, and professional actor for 25 years. I know how to break down and help execute the actor's primary job.

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David Robert is a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers and has an MFA in Acting and Theatre Pedagogy from California State University Long Beach where he studied acting pedagogy under the direction of Alexandra Billings, Hugh O’Gorman, Ezra LeBank, Dr. Shanti Pillai, and Andrea Caban.

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Camille
David's class was interesting, challenging, and intellectually stimulating. I left feeling both energized and pleasantly spent. He is exactly the kind of Acting Teacher that I benefited from having discussions with about "the craft." Direct, curious, and thorough. It's also a class that I believe is accessible to actors of all levels, from novice to professional!
Hilery
I hired David to work with teen and adult actors for a feature length film I directed. The impact that David had on the actors and on the success of the film have been phenomenal. He is a brilliant teacher! One of the teen actors said that he learned more from David in six lessons than he had in dozens of summer acting camps over the years. The adult actors were equally impressed. If you get a chance to work with David, I wouldn't miss it.
Daniel
David is a "one-of-a-kind" Acting Coach! I have been a professional in the industry for the last 10 years, and I attribute most of my success to David. David encouraged me to lean into my own interferences and self-consciousness in terms of acting, in order to get more comfortable with the unknown and my fears. I attribute David to my success because through this classes I was able to gain the rarest gift any acting teacher can give their student: confidence. I am a braver artist, a more present actor, and even a better person thanks to David's classes. Not only did David influence me as an actor/artist, I use his lessons every day when I teach my own Acting Classes in Chicago. I highly recommend him.
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Stephanie B.

193 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA- Theater, Minor in world dialects from California Institute of the Arts
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Stephanie B.

193 Reviews
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NYC award-winning director, writer, producer, casting director and award-winning actor with nearly 20 years experience in directing for the stage- I know what works ad what doesn't. If you want to work onstage you must have the tools! Let me help your tools stay sharp!

About Stephanie

Although splitting my time between NY and Florida, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry! Making a reel

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Jacqueline M.
A wonderful person to talk to if you're interested in acting professionally or just getting better for recreational purposes.
marvella
The goals were established in the first class. It was a great experience.
Athmika S.
She is a fun teacher and knows what she is doing!!!

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"I have been working with Margo for several months. She has helped me tackle some of my public speaking challenges with creative exercises. She is an awesome coach that builds up confidence in her students with each lesson. I high recommend Margo for any of your speaking or voical training needs. Margo is an expert in her craft and passionate about helping others."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Margo L.
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"Gfire was very encouraging, even though my voice was barely audible at times.
She had very effective advice for training my voice to go higher ("less effort on high notes"). She incorporated singing to help my speaking voice and overall made me feel like she really cared about my improvement. I will use her again next year, and feel like our phone lessons were quite successful."
judy
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Gfire
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"Mushir made it easy to learn the magic tricks I wanted learn, and is a great teacher with his patience! Would highly recommend."
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Took Magic lessons from Mushir A.
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Brandon
Took Voice Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Kelsey is a great teacher and is wonderful at adapting the class to my needs. I highly recommend her."
Steve
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"very helpful. We definitely made a lot of progress today for the wedding. Most importantly, My confidence went up a lot. Looking forward to tomorrow’s session"
Will
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"Carissa makes even the most shy person feel comfortable and let go of their stress during class. A great choice even for people who've never acted before, like me. Thank you!"
Sophia
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"We were a perfect match. I felt comfortable and she got the best out of me. Very relaxed and honest."
Natasja
Took Voice Acting lessons from Alicia A.
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"I gained so much technique from working with Mr. Tinker. He helped me overcome my fear of performing in front of the camera. He also broke down the difference between stage acting and film acting. Which I really need to learn in order to truly be successful at my craft. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Tinker."
Lillian
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Carissa is a fabulous instructor! I can’t believe how much I have learned in a short period. She breaks it down and makes it super fun."
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Took Dance lessons from Carissa M.
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