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Jeremy K.

26 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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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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Molly M.

272 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
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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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Awesome as always!
Patrick
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 Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 2 to 65
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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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Geri-Nikole L.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • BFA Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Geri-Nikole L.

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Over 15 years of experience as a Professional Actor in both NYC and LA. I received my BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. My teaching style is supportive and thorough. I want you to feel confident not only in your auditions, self-tapes, and industry interviews, but also gain perspective as an artist and how you approach your craft.

I am a co-founder of The Movement Theatre Company in NY and have performed in various plays in New York City; 'Carlisle: a different Three Sisters' (La Mama), 'Black Boy & the War' (Harlem School of the Arts) and am a proud SAG-AFTRA member. Reyna in 'Wicked Mom's Club' and Danielle in 'Left for Dead' on Lifetime Movie Network and I have starred in multiple Independent Features ('Downshift'), New Media; ('Livin' The Dream') and have been featured on Network TV (Westworld, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Lethal Weapon).

About Geri-Nikole

I am a Professional Actor in Los Angeles with over 15 years of experience in both NYC and LA. I received my BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. I provide week to week training on acting for Film & TV, script analysis, Audition Prep (in person), and Self Tape coaching and Reader services. If

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Megan B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant from Anna Sosenko Foundation
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Megan B.

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I have been teaching this subject in combination with singing. Many students forget what they are singing about because there is such an emphasis on technique. However, our ultimate goal as performers is to tell a story. One must react to the music or text as they are portraying a character in a story.

About Megan

Cuban-Puerto Rican soprano Megan Barrera is a native of Miami Florida, and is an active performer of both opera and concert repertoire. In 2019, Ms. Barrera was the second prizewinner of the Gabriela Beňačková International Vocal Competition in the Czech Republic. In 2018, Ms. Barrera was the fir

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andrea M.
Megan is awesome! She is patient and very knowledgeable. I'd recommed her to anyone.
Dale W.
Great sessions very informative and helpful Megan is a great instructor
Patrick E.
Highly recommended! She is very talented!
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Kelee P.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students Male: 8 to 18; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelee P.

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The private acting lesson is designed to teach the student the tools they need to succeed as performers. Learn terminology, skills, and build confidence. Older students will focus on Audition, Scene Study, and Improvisation.

About Kelee

Ke'Lee P. is a licensed Musikgarten Instructor out of Orlando, FL. She studied at Wright State University where she majored in Vocal Performance. Ke'™Lee is certified in Early Childhood Music and Movement and has taught Early Childhood music classes, Vocal Lessons, and Acti

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Natasha M.
She is sweet and very kind. She makes you feel you can do anything.

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Lake Forest is $79. 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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"I've never acted before, and Shauna was warm, welcoming, and instantly made me feel comfortable. She creates a space that is open and relaxing. I am really looking forward to our work together."
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Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"My daughter has been a student of Molly's for 3 weeks, now. From day one she has been the most energetic instructor we could have asked for. My daughter looks forward to the practice every week. After her lesson, she is so excited about the range of characters and the skills she's asked to display. Molly is very encouraging and always provides positive reinforcement. My daughter has been in several plays and has had issues with projecting and her confidence. I look forward to her next audition, as I believe Molly's instruction is providing the tools needed to be her best"
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"thank you for letting me share the shelf of wonders it was really fun with you im going to keep doing this class forever you need a back up support im here from:nathaniel to:mrs Kelsey"
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"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!"
Nadia
Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Ms. Rebecca has been a phenomenal teacher! I am so grateful for everything she has taught me. She has a well rounded teaching style that pulls inspiration from both renowned teachers of the past (Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, etc.) and themes found in our current events (politics, pop culture, etc.) She has trained me in anything and everything from the basics of stage acting, improv, film, script writing, and even how to method act safely. I have been awarded multiple Superior marks while competing under her teaching and am now working in my community theatres thank to her preparation. In her classes, I not only grew as an artist, but as a person as well. I honestly couldn’t recommend her more!"
Alyssa
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Just took first lesson, super excited to work with Jan! She’s very encouraging and gave me some great critiques. I felt like we got off to a great start. I am looking forward to future lessons and seeing what’s in store!"
Georgette
Took Acting lessons from Jan N.
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"Kelsey was easy to work with on scheduling and setting up our sessions. Home is easy to find and her studio (office) is setup nice and comfortable. She tries to make everything fun. She makes an effort to use techniques for teenagers to get them to open up and feel comfortable. Enjoy the sessions."
Jada
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Andrea is essential in my process: either that be an audition or in preparing a role. Her guidance has been instrumental in helping me develop a strong point of view in my work when I’ve felt lost. Her experience gives her the expert language to discuss what doesn’t work to tell a story while bringing the best out of the actor. She is a gem. I am lucky to have her as coach."
Reece
Took Acting lessons from Andrea S.
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"Christian is absolutely phenomenal. I am making great progress and leaning so much with his guidance."
Michele
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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