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Jeremy K.

13 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $34
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Vina Chalice
Great creative writing intro class if you're curious to character development and comedy! Great explanation/examples, encouraging, and includes practical exercises you can use immediately. Thanks Jeremy.
Nadia
After my first film audition, in as many years, it was quite evident I needed an acting instructor. For months, I looked high and low to find the right one. I wanted an instructor who could challenge me, yet in a nurturing manner. An instructor who can speak confidently about the craft. Above all, an instructor you look forward to seeing every session. Jeremy Kruse is all that and then some.

Within weeks of pairing up, my acting style/delivery is far more conversational. Plus, I’m more at ease when working to find the true essence of a character to develop and make my own.

I always walk away from Jeremy’s sessions learning something new. Jeremy’s constant encouragement has propelled my confidence, as an actor, to another level.

Initially, I wasn’t really into the idea of taking acting classes via FaceTime. The idea sounded so impersonal and potentially distracting, not with Jeremy. It's as if he's working with you, face-to-face, in a studio.

In addition to acting, Jeremy has been so supportive with my first attempt in writing a screenplay. He's such a creative influence.

The secret is out, Jeremy Kruse is the "Best Instructor Ever"! Working with him makes my dreams of becoming an accomplished actor a reality. Thanks Jeremy!
Kinzie B.
Jeremy is great! He's super personable and down to earth, and he never makes you feel like you've screwed up. He gives good feedback and is very knowledgeable. He's always open to answer any questions I have, too. Really great guy!
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Jeff F.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Percussion Performance from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Jeff F.

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I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!

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Pranusha Reddy M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Telugu, Hindi
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2012
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Pranusha Reddy M.

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I am certified in Kuchipudi dance and would love to share my knowledge about this dance. I have been practicing this dance form since my childhood and I have earned a four year certification in theoretical and practical art of Kuchipudi.
Kuchipudi is one of the seven indian classical dance form. It is one of the oldest dance forms of indian culture which is usually based on fast rhythmic patterns complemented by a very flexible and mobile upper body. Its also a great form of exercise which involves graceful body and eye movements.

About Pranusha Reddy

I have been practicing Kuchipudi dance form since my childhood and I have also earned a four year certification in theoretical and practical art of Kuchipudi from an accredited university in India.

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Monica S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Musical Theatre from North Central College
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Monica S.

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I have been working with children and young adults for over 20 years, and have been directing / teaching for over 10 years. I have taught youth acting classes at a local park district and beginning piano students. I also directed up to 40 students aged 7-18 with a children's theatre company that tours and teaches throughout the mid-west for 3 seasons. I try to keep sessions light and funny, so the older students are more comfortable, and the younger students forget that they're actually learning! I have even helped several students prepare audition material for college entry interviews for theatre department admissions. I look forward to working with you or with your child! :)

About Monica

I have been a professional Singer, Actor and occasional Dancer for the past 16 years with a Bachelors Degree in Musical Theatre. I love teaching just as much as I love performing. I have at least a little experience in everything performance related. You name it - chances are I've done it! The

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Julie Fisher
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A MUSIC TEACHER- just take the dive and book with Monica!!! She is the absolute best. I am so self-conscious about my singing voice and Monica put me at ease immediately. She is so approachable and friendly. I've been in lessons for a few months and have already learned to so much that I can hear it in my voice. She is the absolute best.
Tara
I just had my first lesson with an acting teacher besides a high school theatre teacher. I didn’t know what to expect but I’m glad I decided to try. I’m excited to see where I can go from here.
Christopher M.
It was very fun and good and even tho it has only been 1 class. I have already learned so much
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Sarah L.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Bachelor of Science, Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sarah L.

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Hi friends! I'm a professional actor, director, and fight choreographer who has been working since I was ten years old. I left NYC two years ago after accepting a full-ride offer to earn my Master's degree in acting. I have one year left, and while I'm here, I am also teaching undergraduate acting. I'm formally trained in Stanislavski, Stella Adler, and Meisner, with training in many other methods as well, and I am able to work with you on whatever you would like, from basics, memorization, and diction all the way up to Meisner technique.

Because I started working when I was young, I love to teach kids as well. I spent three years on an international tour performing a one-woman show in elementary and middle schools, and I have led many high school workshops, so I love spending time with students of all ages.

Most importantly, if you work online with me, you will get to hang out with Belko, my one-year-old chihuahua. She's a better actor than all of us. I look forward to meeting you!

About Sarah

Hey friends! You're looking for acting lessons! That's amazing because being a professional actor means you are self-employed, and you have to be motivated to find your own work. By looking for a teacher, that's exactly what you're doing right now, meaning you already are living the life of an acto

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Ryan N.
Good teacher really good with beginners/novice level students like me.
Kezia G.
Ms Sarah immediately made my daughter Kezia feel comfortable. She was kind enough to ask my daughter to submit some videos she did for a potential agent prior to her appointment and on the day of their scheduled time gave her some constructive feedback. Even though it was online it did not feel Ike it at all. For a first lesson it went really great
Lydia
My daughter absolutely loved her and can't wait to do more work with her. Would 100% recommend!

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Sathish
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brenda B.
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"Rachel is an amazing teacher! She helped me with a self tape and was so amazing! She not only coached me on the acting of the scene, but also in how to make sure the technical side of the self tape was as effective as possible. I highly recommend her!"
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Took Acting lessons from Rachel J.
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"My daughter had a fantastic first lesson and is very excited for the next. She’s said that “Sara is the bomb!” :-D"
Kyra
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Best lesson I've ever had. Highly recommend her!"
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Took Theatrical Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"My 16 year old daughter has been taking online lessons with Kelsey for 2 months now and it is all she talks about!!! She adores and respects Kelsey as a person, a teacher and a career coach. Her confidence level is increasing and this in itself makes me thrilled to have made this inverstment in her. Therapy sessions are great, however, when you are able to find a coach and instructor that helps your child find their inner confidence and heart song through something they love, well, there is nothing better than that! Thank you, Kelsey! As we all know, it is not just knowing how to do it or even doing it - execution style is everything and you have sincerely won my daughter’s heart!"
Michele
Took Voice Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Alex is quick to asses the essence of a scene. This makes her an ideal addition coach. Not only that, but her background in classical theatre really sets her apart from other coaches I've worked with. She gets tone, she gets, comedy, she gets characters. Alex turned my audition from a flat/static piece to something with depth and charisma. Highly recommend."
Mitch
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail."
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Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"For my first lesson we touched base on the foundations that I knew and gave me great insight."
Mika
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"I have been working with Fawn for a few months and she is a lovely young lady. I am currently excitedly preparing for an open mic competition! Fawn is a great support, She holds beautiful, natural ability to inspire and teach. My voice has blossomed under her guidance."
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Took Voice Acting lessons from Fawn A.
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Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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