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Molly M.

(235)
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $47
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  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
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Molly M.

Schaumburg, IL

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All ages. I have taught drama/musical theatre in groups as well as coached individuals.

About Molly

I’ve had the chance to learn from some of the greatest, and I am STILL learning from ‘em! I think anyone can and should sing. Why? Simple. Singing is FUN . Singing is FREEING. You’ve got a voice- why not use it, and as often as possible? Your voice is unique and capable of soooo many cool thi

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November 7, 2019
Mallory
October 25, 2019
Ray
She makes you feel comfortable, an abundance of information to help you get out of your shell. It's great to see someone genuinely passionate of what they do. If you are a beginner don't hesitate and book a lesson, you are in good hands. Learned so much this first lesson and can't wait to learn some more!
October 15, 2019
Darnell P.
My daughter learned so many tips in one lesson with Molly! She did not want the lesson to end! I loved her feedback and think a lot of the information will stick with my little girl during her upcoming audition!
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Josh L.

(8)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
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  • BFA Theatre- incomplete from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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I have been performing with various theater and improvised theater groups in Chicago for about 4 years. My main focus is long form improvisation. We can take the sessions in many different directions depending on where you want to go.

About Josh

Hi, there! My name is Josh, and I can't wait to meet you! I am fairly new to private teaching and am looking forward to helping my students get a good solid start with either piano, or improvised theatre. I studied theatre in Philadelphia at the University of the Arts, and I trained at the IO thea

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November 30, 2017
Charlie M.
My 10-year old son Charlie had a great first lesson with Josh. He accomplished a lot in his session and Charlie is excited for the next lessons. Josh is very patient and kind.
July 18, 2016
Alexa
Alexa was excited to take lessons with Josh and really enjoyed them!
March 19, 2016
David
Josh was very helpful for a beginner like myself. He got me started on my path.
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Megan L.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors of Arts in Dance from Columbia College Chicago
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Megan L.

Chicago, IL

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Dance culture has a tendency to be exclusive. But why? Everyone can dance, and everyone can learn to dance - we just need to know how our bodies are meant to move and what they are capable of doing! Dance is an art form whose pedagogy is passed down from teacher to teacher. As studies of biomechanics and kinesiology evolve, so should the approach to teaching dance. We know that not every “body” looks, moves or is built the same. With new developments in science, we can now teach dance with a more biomechanically safe method that allows the art form to be more accessible to all bodies. Not only will this allow accessibility to all dancers but also provides longevity to dancers.

I offer lessons that are designed to be achievable by any and every body - from non-dancers, to advanced dancers. The lessons are taught through a biomechanical approach that allows for accommodations and safe execution for all bodies and structural limitations while still staying true to the aesthetic of the ...

About Megan

I am a dancer, educator, and choreographer from the Chicagoland area. I have received a Bachelors of Art in Dance with a focus on pedagogy from Columbia College Chicago and have been teaching in all types of settings since 2014. I have taught for companies such as Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Danc

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Clayton T.

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Spoken Word
Starting at $40
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  • Theatre and Performance from Murray State University
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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My goal is not only to help you deliver an attention holding speech, but also to help you become more comfortable speaking in front of your large or small crowd. Whether you're giving a 5-minute presentation to a board room of executives, delivering a sermon, or describing yourself in an interview, I will work to help you to take what you've written and present it confidently.

About Clayton

I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and have spent the last 15 years participating in some form of public speaking, whether through acting, directing, or delivering speeches. I have a B.S. in Theatre and Acting. I have delivered numerous speeches in front of crowds as small as one and as larg

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Amelia H.

(4)
Voice Acting
Starting at $25
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  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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I can assist with articulation, diction and vowel placement.

About Amelia

Discover and refine YOUR unique talent or interest, nail that audition and learn techniques that will help you become the best performer you can be! Gain all of these skills in my relaxed and judgement-free zone. I studied Vocal Performance and Choral Music at Northern Illinois University, Cum L

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May 3, 2019
jenine
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September 26, 2018
Sara D.
I had wonderful time with Amelia. She is amazing and she helped me a lot!
I am very happy that I chose her.
January 19, 2018
James E.
Throughout each lesson, I learned something new about myself. She was very patient, informative, and always had good things to say about you and your acting/voice skills. She helped awaken my creative theatre mind again and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend taking her if you want a good experience in learning or enhancing your acting/voice skills!
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Jonathan D.

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Dance
Starting at $50
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Want to dance like the pros? Interested in learning the latest dance trends and develop your own unique dance style? I will help you build a solid foundation of dance theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves me breaking down the basic movements of dance in a way that allows you an easy learning experience to build on further dance development to reach your full potential as a dancer. All ages are welcome. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Jonathan

I am a professional Dancer and Choreographer. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors in Kinesiology. Dance students can expect to improve week to week in their Dance technique. Every dance has a unique rhythm; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational

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"I have been in several productions with Rebecca and each time she has stretched me as an actor and performer. Rebecca really pulls you into part of the production by being open to your ideas about the character and challenges you to really owen your craft on the stage and your professionalism behind and off the stage. She truly is a developer and loves to see individuals grow. I cannot recommend her enough."
- Dennis
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Toya is great! Exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. She identified my areas for improvement, recommended exercises, and outlined a plan. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am very pleased."
- Hal
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Toya N.
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"Great first lesson! Got to get some nerves out."
- Joseph Pecylak
Took Acting lessons from Jan N.
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"Thank you, Vanessa Pace!

THANK YOU, VANESSA!

A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable options. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: “We won’t just maintain it, we’ll restore it!” What a confidence booster that was!

Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singing—something I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the “old lady” vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.

In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher:
• A person who is at my stage of life or beyond.
• A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech.
• A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.

ENTER VANESSA PACE!

Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.

In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of “breaking through” inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought I’d be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like “Pull up your spine—you’re two inches taller!”; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.

Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.

If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.

I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.

~ Ann Thomas"
- Ann
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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"Kenneth is such a great instructor and will have so much patience for his students. He'll definitely be there for you and work with your schedule which is perfect for me since I'm always busy. Kenn knows so many styles from hip hop to krump to contemporary and etc. lol.....plus he works with different levels from beginner to advance and different ages as well. I always have fun dancing with him plus he'll definitely work you out!🤘🏽😁🤘🏽😁👏🏼"
- Lidia
Took Dance Choreography lessons from Kenneth Jordan M.
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"David is so helpful and really solidifies your preparation and approach. He’s able to tell you where you can improve and how you can get there. Plus, he’s very encouraging and will be more than happy to highlight what you are effectively doing in your acting. You get quality training from a fun and smart instructor! Thank you for the stellar coaching!"
- Cameron
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Denise was absolutely amazing, full of energy, knowledgeable.. she made me feel comfortable and was excited in seeing me succeed.. beyond excited to have her as my acting coach .. most definitely recommed her to others!"
- Tony
Took Acting lessons from Denise P.
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"Tina is an excellent teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons very much"
- Isabella
Took Acting lessons from Tina B.
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"Ms. Heather tells you everything what you did well or where to improve. Also her instruction is really clear and simple to understand. My first language is not even English then I can understand her well.
A great teacher you deserve to have :D!!"
- Samantha
Took Theater Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"I've had 4 lessons with Kelsey so far and feel like I've already learned SO MUCH. I have never had a lesson in my life before I started with her, which could be intimidating but she makes you feel very comfortable.
Kelsey is awesome and really good at explaining techniques and also making sure you understand them. She's patient and encouraging. I know I still have so much left to learn and I'm really looking forward to it! She's very knowledgeable and you can tell she has a true passion for acting."
- Tiffany
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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