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Molly M.

272 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Molly M.

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All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Molly is an amazing teacher, overflowing with enthusiasm and encouragement. I'm an amateur singer, and just wanted to take lessons to improve my singing a little bit so I could be better at musical improv. She helped reconnect me with my love of singing, and now I want more.
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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 2 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kelly G.

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With a wide variety of techniques, I try to help the actor develop themselves as an artist. Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, Strasberg and other techniques will be studied and applied to help the actor find the right techniques that work for them.
I create safe supportive environments, with the accent on individuality and personal attention. My lessons are designed around the individual’s needs, desires, goals and personality so no two lessons are the same. Sessions are designed specifically to allow you to grow at your own pace; I am here to help you along on that wonderful and exciting journey towards being a master of your craft.
Whether it is improv, film, on camera, commercial or musical theater work I feel it is my job to provide you with the tools for developing your skills and get you well on your way to acquiring the knowledge you need to tap into your special talents and improve your self-confidence and stage presence.

About Kelly

First Opera instructor to Laura Bretan, America's Got Talent 2016 GOLDEN Buzzer winner and youngest Opera Star. I feel there is a great deal of talent in the youth of today, and that it is my job to provide a knowledge and understanding of how to best use that talent. I try my best to provide a

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Alexis W.
Great. Very personable and easy to relax with. Great exercises and homework I feel is doable as my first ever vocal lesson. Can't wait for my next session :)
Junie
My 5 year old daughter has become a stronger dancer with Ms. Kelly as she builds up for her recital. We are truly lucky to find such a dedicated and talented teacher.
Tracey
I was very lucky to have found Kelly. I had always dreamed of having artistic talent but I am not a naturally good singer. Within two years, I have gone from singing in the shower to having developed to stage performance. Kelly has taught me so much from the artistic expression of singing to the mechanics of turning my voice into an instrument. She has an incredible ability to listen to my voice and pinpoint the exact adjustment I need to make it sound great. She's such a fun person to be around that I always look forward to my next lesson. Her positive attitude and approach is also a testament to her high level of professionalism. She provides feedback that is positive. but also helps me improve She is the perfect combination of teacher and coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in singing.
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Jeremy K.

26 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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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

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Angela H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Mandarin Chinese
  • Voice from Cornish College of the arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Angela H.

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Angela received her bachelors in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on Classical Voice. She then moved to New York and studied under prestigious, broadway coaches at CAP21. She was employed as a part time music teacher at Lakewood Elementary in Sunnyvale, CA where she taught group lessons from grades k-5 along with some special needs classrooms. Since Angela has both a strong background in vocal technique and music theater acting, she offers a unique vocal coaching that integrates storytelling as well as a basic understanding of how to sing. She has many years of experience as an actress on stage and film & TV. Angela worked in a film & TV agency for many years in New York, learning the tips and tricks of what casting is interested in seeing! She looks forward to meeting you!

About Angela

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Angela recently made her debut as a director at the historic Oaks Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. As a seasoned actress and singer, with over ten years of experience, she completed her undergraduate at Cornish College of the Arts, where Angela completed her classic

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Laura
Angela is such a fun teacher! She also has an amazing voice and can sing/teach all styles. Highly recommended!
Cynthia
Angela has been helping my daughter learn how to sing for a couple of months now. My daughter is only 8 years old, but has been learning how to sing correctly without hurting her voice. Angela is very patient and supportive and my daughter looks forward to class every week! They mostly work on Disney songs, because my daughter loves to sing Frozen! I highly recommend!
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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As a communication professor, my mission is to inspire and develop students' unique gifts. I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing screen and stage plays. Enjoy fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Dr. Ollie L.

Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). She initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who sta

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Dave G.
She is very nice can’t wait fir next lesson
Simmone B.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Hillside is $77. 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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"David is a very passionate, professional, intelligent and talented teacher. I initially chose him for his experience and five minutes into our first lesson I knew I had made the right choice. I honestly cant wait till our next session. Not before I finish my homework though!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Couldn't have asked for a better first session! Honestly, wasn't expecting someone as insightful and informative as David was to a beginner like myself."
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kent Jackman is a very good teacher, I was definitely able to see improvements in myself just after the first few lessons! If you need acting lessons he’s definitely the way to go, I’ve never had lessons before but he was able get more in depth with what I know while also adding on to it. Definitely recommend."
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Took Acting lessons from Kent J.
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"J Weeks is a very gifted individual. You can immediately tell that he was born to do this. From his ability to get you out of your comfort zone all while elevating your skillset, you can see the passion and determination that he puts into every session. He takes the time to educate you and his approach is new and refreshing."
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Took Acting lessons from J W.
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"Highly recommend David!"
ryan
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Made very use of our time. Incredibly useful information and learned very fast. Can't wait for the next lesson."
Jake
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much."
Jamie
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Vandi made Mia feel very comfortable from the get go and Mia had a great experience. I would highly recommend her! She is super sweet and encouraging. Mia cannot wait until her next lesson!"
Mia
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"Kelsey is an amazing teacher! She absolutely loves what she does and has such a fun energy. Kelsey challenges you and helps you come out of your comfort zone to show your true potential. She has absolutely helped boost my confidence."
Erica
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie."
Linda
Took Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie L. J.
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