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Jeremy K.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • 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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R J.
I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art.
Tristan C.
meets me exactly where I’m and keeps it dynamic for growth. outstanding teacher.
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 V.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jennifer V.

24 Reviews
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A lot of acting and learning improv techniques!

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that learning new and different techniques including warm-ups are of importance when it comes to the art of performing. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them ou

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Marcia
I am learning to speak Spanish with Jennifer. She’s so patient and very thorough. She ensures understanding of the material before moving on. Even her tests are fun. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she’s very caring and kind. I look forward to my classes. 100% recommend!
Ànya-Rose H.
She made our 1st experience amazing! We will sign up with Jennifer again. She is very talented, takes her time with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better voice coach and actor.
Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
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Chrystie S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks ENGLISH, FRENCH, SIGN LANGUAGE, SPANISH
  • Teaching since 2000
  • BACHELORS DEGREE from CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
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Chrystie S.

28 Reviews
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This is time to challenge ourselves. Lets learn how our bodies move and how to improvise with our dance. This is a DANCE improv class, not ACTING IMPROV.

About Chrystie

WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I grew up in

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Charlotte, 6.
My girls loved the lessons. Very positive experience and they are already improving their skills. We are very grateful to have found her! Signing up for more lessons in the future with Ms. Chrystie. Happy kids and happy mom.
Mia K.
Great!
Robert B.
Sophie. says AWESOME LESSON!!!
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Monica A.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Monica A.

11 Reviews
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We will focus on the basics of improv in the Upright Citizen's Brigade method.

About Monica

If you want to learn to LOVE performing, get in touch with me! I'm a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Vocal Major), as well as the Hartt School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, where I got my BFA in Musical Theatre, and performing is truly in my blood! I believe that more t

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Kit
Monica is wonderful!
Wow! I was impressed by Monica's recap from her class about reading music. She made things so clear- it helped me a lot, now I can explain them to my own student more easily! I also love her positive attitude!
Sawyer ..
It doesn’t get much better than hearing from my child “Monica is so awesome. At the beginning of the song it goes super low and I couldn’t hit the notes. She helped me with my technique and by the end of the lesson it was easier to hit them! And even though I know I did awful trying to hit them at the beginning she didn’t make me feel like she thought it was bad!”

My kids love their lessons with Monica, she is always positive and supportive with them and I can tell they are improving vocally. Very happy we chose her!
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Jordan W.

77 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jordan W.

77 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 educa

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Nicole M.
Awesome teacher and so much fun
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.
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Matt P.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks
  • BFA Acting from Ithaca College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Matt P.

3 Reviews
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Fun, spontaneity and practicality are the key to Matt's approach! We'll find the humor and excitement in whatever you're working on, with intelligent analysis and more than a little silliness. Matt is experienced in working with all age groups, from 3 1/2 years old to adults.

About Matt

I am a professional director, producer, and teaching artist. I graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting. In the last five years, I have taught acting, drama, creative writing, comedy writing and improv to thousands of students of all ages in the greater NYC area. I've brought my fun-focuse

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Liliana N.
My 9 y.o. is taking acting lessons online with Matt and he is AWESOME. Not everyone is gifted in both their craft AND the way they engage with kids, but Matt is, and my daughter already adores him. He is highly skilled, personable, creative in his approach, and fun. Highly recommended, Matt is a delight!
Brenna N.
Ryan H.
Matt is absolutely amazing! He is so helpful on how he is able to think outside the box to bring out the potential of your project!

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The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Eldorado 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 $117 per hour.
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"Great first session. Skype is nutz, sometimes, but we kept going. David Tom is a great listener and has every intention of getting the student to their next goal."
Jennifer
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!"
Kariem
Took Improv Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"JW was an excellent acting coach. He has great knowledge of improv techiniques."
Kenya
Took Improv Acting lessons from J W.
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"Wonderful, great first session. Felt comfortable right away. Targeted a few specific points directly through exercises and discussed some general psychological insights. All helpful. Also recieved great tips on how I can practice solo between sessions. Looking forward to the next one!"
Nathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Now bad for my first time."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"Tamika is awesome. It was her first time teaching and we really seemed to connect on all things acting and improv related. Can't wait for my second class with her!"
Patrick
Took Improv Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"My daughter is brand new to acting. She was really nervous for her first lesson. Once she got started, all of that nervousness melted away and she had a blast. After her lesson, she just had to tell me all about it and how much fun she had. Heather rocks!"
Cahli
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Took the time to find more out about me as Sam individual so that she could meet me where I am. Very encouraging."
Michele
Took Improv Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"It was super fun to work with Heather. She is delightful and a great teacher that can get your creative juices flowing!"
Ludwika
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Amy is very professional and knowledgable as well as focused. Her manner of working is positive and informative. I am enjoying working with her."
Kathleen A. Brennan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Amy C.
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