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Michael O.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sigh language
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Awarded 'Best Play' from Manhattan Repertory Theatre
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Michael O.

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My fellow thespians,

You will be mentored by an Emmy Nominated actor and award winning Playwright. I have studied with legends such as Stella Adler and Larry Moss. My lessons are built on the Meisner technique. I have the solid foundation as a working actor and writer for thirty years.

I'm a highly sought after speaker and have taught my seminars at universities around the country. One of my goals is to transition the college acting student to a working actor. My students have built careers as a result of my coaching and mentoring. My all encompassing approach will cover everything from how to give an amazing audition to fast tracking you to obtaining an agent.

Compare my credentials of all your prospective teachers. I'm confident that my approach to presentation, proper breathing, voice, making a lasting first impression, how to dress, building your career, how to get an agent is unique and helps me stand apart from my competition.

Lastly, I really care. I am ...

About Michael

Hi friends, It is nice to meet you! I am an 'Emmy Nominated' actor and twenty five year veteran actor on the longest running show in broadcast history 'The Guiding Light.' I was fortunate to study acting from the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and Larry Moss. I'm also a student and perf

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Walter G.
This was a gift for my husband Michael came early. He talked about his credentials. Explored my husbands desires and goals. Then gave him over an hour. He was extremely encouraging and very professional. My husband is very intersted in exploring t
Mychal
I loved working with Michael. I am learning a lot and will resume lessons after the holidays. He was a really great coach , answered all questions honestly and encouraged me as well as guided.
Thanks so much Michael, see you in Jan 2020
Mychal
so patient and fun
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Geoffrey K.

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Starting at $30
  • Psychology, Music from University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Geoffrey K.

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As a singer-songwriter and musician for decades - I've played across the country well over 300 shows. In every kind of venue imaginable!

I've learned through experience how to protect and project my voice in the small cafes to the large historic theaters. I know what it's like to battle fear and doubt. I'll teach you techniques on how to control your breath and mindset! to put you in a position to knock your performances out of the park!! Book a lesson and let me help you go from where you are today to the in-demand performer succeeding at their craft that you know you can become.

About Geoffrey

Hello! I'm Geoff. I've been playing guitar since 1993 and have been teaching beginning+intermediate guitar lessons since 2003. Music (and playing guitar in particular) are two of my main passions in life. I love teaching people the basics of this wonderful instrument and introducing them to the lim

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Kimberly S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • B.A. from Temple University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kimberly S.

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Though, acting is acting no matter what medium, there are particular strategies film/tv actors use to achieve peak performance on film. Together, we can explore the best on camera technique for you on screen. We can also go into filmmaking and what it is like to be on set so you are prepared for anything!

About Kimberly

**Tuesdays is the best day to schedule lessons with me. However, I'm happy to work with your schedule, especially if Tuesdays do not work for you or for last minute auditions! Just contact me and we'll get something scheduled! I am a trained actress in my late 20's. I have experience coaching ma

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Terrianne
Kimberly was great. Super sweet and my daughter loved every minute she can not wait till her next class
Anna
Great lesson with Kim. She made my daughter very comfortable and is enthusiastic and encouraging.
Chloe
5 stars!

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Emilia L.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Emilia L.

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Choirs are a wonderful place to grow as a singer, musician, and friend. As a choir director and coach, I enjoy finding the best repertoire and combinations of voices to enhance every choir's sound and experience in the group. I have taught children's choirs in San Diego and Los Angeles as well as been involved in co-ed and all-women's choirs over the years. As a choir director, I hope to spread the importance of community in choirs while having a fun time and expanding diversity of repertoire.

About Emilia

I have been teaching private voice and oboe lessons since 2012. From pop to classical, I believe that as long as you maintain a healthy foundation, you can sing and play any style of music you want! Throughout my career, I have been featured as a vocalist and oboist on Billboard-charting and award-

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Shannon C.
Thank you this was amazing and fun!
David
Emilia is such a great person to work with! She's warm and kind, but also quick to pick up on areas for improvement and practice. Fantastic educator!
Maru
Emilia is an amazing teacher! She genuinely cares about your progress and makes the lessons fun. Highly recommend!

Christina A.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's in Music from Montclair State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Christina A.

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Students should expect to learn how to manipulate their voices to create various moods, sounds, and expressions. Voice Acting is a true art and can be a lot of fun if you really try!

About Christina

My studio is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry! With over 14 years of teaching experience in both the classroom a

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Jay C.
She is terrific!!
Vihaan B.
Christina was wonderful. She made my son comfortable and tried to know about his likings in order to charter a course to suit his aptitude.
Prathik T.
She was like dby our kids and highly recommend her.
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Danielle D.

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Starting at $85
  • Speaks French, English
  • Theater & English from University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Teaching since 2005
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Danielle D.

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I have over 30 years of experience as a professional actor in television, film and theater. My approach to the work incorporates a number of acting tools, tips and exercises that are easy to grasp and apply. These tools are designed to help encourage spontaneity, naturalistic and compelling human behavior and allow you to bring a cool confidence to your work as an actor. Acting is a skill that needs to be honed and developed so you are excited about what you can bring to a role. I LOVE what I do and sharing my skills and craft with you is a thrill! Let's get started!

About Danielle

I have 25+ years of professional acting experience in televison, theater and film. I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where I received a B.A. in Theater and English. I also attended the prestigious National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford

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Jeremy
Danielle is amazing and helped me make some big changes in 4-weeks. If you are willing to put in the work and take direct feedback you should definitely book sessions with her!
Douglas
Danielle is top notch. She brings so much experience, training, and talent to the table, finding new ways to help get to the root of the conversation. She helped me realize new potential by looking for ways to find my true, authentic voice. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Ivan
Danielle is a fantastic actor and coach! I've had the pleasure of sharing a stage with her and working with her as my acting coach for many years. Her approach to material helps to simplify the (seemingly) most complicated scenes. Her focus on naturalistic acting and "in the moment" spontaneity is exactly what every actor--at any level--needs to make their work real and full of life.

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"Very comfortable atmosphere. Rebecca is very personable and I want to bring my other daughter for lessons."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"My daughter took 10 acting sessions with Jennie - the first one was in person and the rest were over skype which worked perfectly! Jennie started each session with warm-up activities to 1) break the ice and 2) to learn how to deal with nervousness (breathing/relaxing techniques). Each session consisted of singing and practicing a monologue. Jennie suggested a book on monologues and my daughter chose one she liked. Each session they worked on expressing the emotion that was being expressed in the dialog. They broke down the feelings being portrayed and practiced different ways to express the emotions. Jennie was SO supportive of my daughter. Her lessons are going to be VERY helpful to my daughter when she goes to try out for the spring musical next year. We are planning to sign up for more lessons prior to auditions as a refresher! I highly recommend her."
Susan
Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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"Jaslyn is very professional and will adapt her lessons to fit your need. I enjoy working with her."
Ola
Took Dance lessons from Jaslyn G.
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