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Samantha B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Samantha B.

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Not only am I an actress - I also have experience in casting, choreography, voice, auditioning and theatre management. I understand every aspect of the theatre world and business and my passion is to help every artist reach their full potential in their craft!

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I am an actress, singer and business owner! I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Theater, specifically acting. I also have a degree in English with an emphasis in Shakespeare. My students can expect to improve week to week in their acting, character developmen

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Kim C.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Kim C.

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Kim trained in London, has directed The Complete Works of Wm Shakespeare (abridged) for Florida Studio Theatre and has performed for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival among many other productions.

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Kim C. enjoys a busy career as a working professional actress/writer/director voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational, film, radio and TV commercials, e-learning and web site development. She received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her voice over characterizations and produ

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Kim is fantastic! Terrific lesson.
Shannon O.
A bundle of knowledge and energy! Fantastic teaching skills and Im looking forward to our next lesson and to learning with Kim!

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Kim jumped right in and learned everything she could about what I was working on so that she could help me perform at my very best. I can not say enough good things about all that she thought me. I recommend her to everyone I know. Her experience is second to none and her approach is genuine. Thank you for all the help Kim.

Troy C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Italian, French, German
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded Jessie Kneisel German Lieder Competition from Eastman School of Music
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Troy C.

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No matter what your goals, our lessons together will be the starting place to achieving them. Not only is the studio a supportive, nurturing place to learn about singing/speaking, but it's also a place to have FUN learning about what you are passionate about!

In our first lesson we will learn a little about each other. I will ask what your goals are, what your experiences are, and what you are looking to get out of our lessons together. I will also give you the opportunity to ask about my experience as a singer and as a teacher so you have a better understanding where I am coming from as well.

I believe that the most important foundation of healthy singing/speaking is proper breath support. I have many exercises that will help you find the breath support you need for healthy vocal production. Whether it's Opera, Broadway, or public speaking, the same breathing techniques apply.

We will work on a whole range of singing/speaking exercises that will help you improve your ...

About Troy

Originally from Kentucky, I earned my Masters Degree at the Eastman School of Music, studied voice for 23 years with World Renowned Soprano Rita Shane and and several years with master teacher Bill Schuman. I have since sung leading roles all over the world with such companies as the Metropolitan

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Sol K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sol K.

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Want to learn to dance flamenco, sing or play palmas?
Experienced teacher and performer of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate and advance flamenco students. All ages welcome
Interested in learning to do your own solo? I will help you build a solid foundation and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals.
I had studied in spain and learned how to teach authentic flamenco without having to be from spain to understand it. I make the learning experience fun, and exciting. I also sing flamenco witch it is very important element, so I teach how the dance and the song go hand in hand with each other.

About Sol

Hola! My name is Sol. I am a dancer and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish and Flamenco. I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Argentina I moved to New York City in 2000. I now work for several dance companies/organizations, perform, and teach dance and spanish

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Betts
Sol is a VERY gifted teacher—I have studied with her for years and feel so fortunate to have had her expert instruction. She pays attention to every aspect of the dance and makes sure you get the basics while pushing you to do more. I love her choreography. She is also an extremely talented dancer.
Irene
Sol is such an amazing teacher, her classes are passionate, fun and of course educational. She also gives students the opportunity to perform with live musicians and even if you are a beginner, you feel like you are already a flamenco dancer. She is the best teacher in New York.
Patricia
Sol is a fabulous, top-notch instructor. She is very passionate about the dance and has the ability to make one feel as if they must start taking classes once they see her perform.

Miraj G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $167
  • Master Degree in Acting from Academy of Performing Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Miraj G.

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Teaching full approach to the role, from the script breakdown to the unique performance. All the lessons are based on the Stanislavski's System teachings. Acting like any other form of art has very specific rules and requires skills and tools in order to create your unique art.

About Miraj

Miraj is known for Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011), The Hunting Party (2007), Gang Related (2014), American Horror Story (2017), S.W.A.T. (2018), Santa Clarita Diet (2019), Better Things (2020) etc. He earned his MA degree in Acting at the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. He starred in

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Carolyn G.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $62
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Carolyn G.

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I am a professional performer, director, and acting coach with over 35 years of experience, and I love leading you to your best work! I can prepare you for a specific audition ( with monologue, sides, or song), or I can provide material so that we can work on a broad set of acting skills and techniques. I will provide guidance, feedback, training, and industry tools, all to have you feeling great about your newly-refined work on stage. My teaching style is energetic and encouraging, and layered with the insights I have gathered from my work as a producer, director, playwright, and performer in all stage genres ....Drama, Improv Comedy, Musical Theater, Comedies, Farce, Commedia dell'Arte. Let's work!

About Carolyn

Carolyn has been a theater professional for over 35 years, having worked as performer, director, producer, playwright, composer, improvisation artist, teaching artist, and corporate trainer. Since 2000 she has been the Producing Artistic Director of Theater Craft Inc which specializes in small-ca

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Lynn Laughlin
Carolyn German has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She's a great combination of friendly, yet professional, and brings many years of varied experience to her craft into the teaching experience. She's very easy to work with, I never felt self-conscious about any of what I consider to be my flaws, and she has truly helped me to develop more well-rounded characters, as well as some very much needed self-confidence.

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Took Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"My husband and went to Miss G because we were looking for someone to choreograph our first dance together at our wedding. We wanted something different and upbeat, and Miss G choreographed the perfect dance for us! She is a wonderful teacher, she's very patient (we never took dance lessons before and she walked us through every step!), and we had a wonderful time! I would highly recommend her! We have no regrets getting lessons from Miss G. She made it so fun!"
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Took Dance Choreography lessons from MissG M.
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"Jason is a wonderful coach. Robbie really liked him because she felt so comfortable with him and worked one on one with him. He is very flexible and helps her to prepare for audition. I highly recommend him."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Fawn makes it easy to learn and she is also easy to have a conversation with. She makes lessons personable and not so formal, so it makes it more comfortable to learn. I find myself opening up more and more, and as this happens, I am advancing faster and faster and getting to the heart of my goals and the areas where I need to continue to grow. Fantastic teacher, fantastic person!"
- Timothy
Took Voice Acting lessons from Fawn A.
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- Timothy Robinson
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"I was really shy before taking Tamika's class, she really taught me how to bring out my inner actor!"
- DeMarco Payton
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"I can't recommend Shauna highly enough. She's very knowledgeable, very easy to work with (she's warm and approachable—she'll put you at ease right away), and she's also a lot of fun! She really understands actors, and, it's clear to me, loves working with them. She's also a terrific voice teacher, and a terrific audition coach. Take a lesson with her. You won't regret it."
- Jessica
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Normally, I don't write reviews for teachers until a couple of months have passed, but I acquiesce as TakeLessons keep on spamming me to write a review. Unlike other reviews, I'm not going to act as an echo chamber for five-star reviews. This review is based on two months with her after ten one hour online lessons through Skype.

Let's start with the positives. Denise puts in a good amount of effort in teaching you. She's flexible with accommodating your schedule, and she tailors her lessons based on what your goals are. This is evident from her referring to her notes when beginning her lessons with me. She also isn't a clock watcher who makes sure your lesson ends straight on the minute unlike some other teachers.

Is she effective as a speaking voice teacher? So far, yes there has been some progress made. Her methodology might be a bit more different than other speaking voice teachers I studied under. Other teachers focus more on the phonetic sounds, while Denise linger more toward stretches probably due to her dancing background. If you don't like Yoga type of stretches, you may be in for a bad time.

Keep in mind that due to my focus on developing a voice for acting, I'm also not having a pure speaking voice lesson as my lessons are intertwined with monologue work too. If you wish to take speaking voice lessons for public speaking, your mileage may vary.

So why a one-star deduction? Denise at the start can be pushy with trying to sell you more lessons. I mean it goes without saying that of course you'll see improvements faster if you can devote more time to any class, but time and money are factors that everyone should always consider. Let's be frank, private lessons on TakeLessons aren't cheap (unless you're rich of course). I was annoyed when she repeated her tactic three times, enough that it affected my decision to nearly not renew my monthly lessons with her.

She did cease when it seem like I wouldn't budge. Nevertheless, the pushiness did leave my experience a bit tainted, which made me question her sincereness with her excitement and positive reinforcement at times. I continue to give her a chance though because I do feel there's an ongoing improvement with my speech and line delivery. Also because we get along despite being complete opposites in some ways (which seem to frustrate and intrigue her). Despite being my teacher, I see her as a peer in a way because of how close in age we are, but I digress as this review is about her effectiveness as a teacher.

I would recommend giving Denise a try if you’re an actor seeking a speaking voice teacher. In person lessons are still best, but she has proven to be effective as an online teacher despite being a tad pushy with having you buy more lessons from her."
- Lenny
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Denise P.
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"Hunter is so down to earth! She is generous and kind and somehow manages to keep things light and fun while really lasering in on the work at hand. she is truly and “actors’ actor” - really wants you to succeed!! And I like that she is an actual working actor not just teaching. She really gets it which I feel is a huge plus in learning what it really takes to be good at what you do and succeed in this crazy business. So grateful to have found her! :)"
- Kayla
Took Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"Professional, enthusiastic, compassionate. Very easy to work with, gave me useful advice."
- Cara
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Christina A.
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