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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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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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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • 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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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Advanced
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Michael R.

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About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Jamie G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Acting from Millikin University
  • Teaches students 5 to 21
  • Teaching since 2020
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Jamie G.

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Have an interest in acting? Need help with college prep? Just wanna have some theatrical fun? I'm the coach for you! I always start by asking you about any previous experience you may have with acting, your goals, and what are some ways you learn the best. I make it my goal to make sure you feel safe to learn and that it's a good time! I incorporate a bit of lecture and play into my lessons, but don't worry about taking notes; I make sure to provide a resource folder for my students! I assign homework, but it's nothing too scary. I just want to help you begin your practice of acting. Are you ready to learn and have fun?! Well... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Schedule a lesson with me today! Begin your acting journey now!

About Jamie

BFA acting major at Millikin University. I’m here to provide affordable acting lessons that will help you build a strong foundation of understanding the art of acting.

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Kenya
Coming from a really bad theatre teacher experience, Jamie was encouraging, reassuring and very knowledgeable of their craft. I learned a lot from Jamie, and found being apart of their class was insightful and fun. I'd heavily recommend Jamie!!
Rebecca
I’ve been in class with Jamie and I’ve seen her perform onstage. Her performances are impeccable! She knows how to access vulnerability in every character, while still delivering with power. I’ve learned a lot from watching her act. I would definitely recommend her as an instructor.
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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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 Naperville is $83. 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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"Elise is an encouraging, enthusiastic and real person with a massive heart for the people she teach. Every time I have been around her I have walked away more empowered and inspired to keep moving forward. I can highly recommend her."
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"David's awesome! He is very encouraging about your work and he tailors his teaching to what you need as an actor. He has a plethora of knowledge in the industry and is a phenomenal teacher!!"
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"He works very well with my child and goes into detail in all aspects."
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"Was very nice and gave great constructive criticism, she pointed out things I never thought of. Can’t wait for my next lesson."
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"Great teacher and gets straight to the point. I cant wait to see what more i will learn on my dream to becoming an actor"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"I was a little skeptical about signing up at first because this was the first time I would be doing online acting classes. After the first 5 mins with coach weeks I knew then that I made the right choice. He’s very personable and finds a way to relate the topic or situation directly for you. The one thing I know is that if a person can teach online or a classroom won’t matter and Mr Weeks has what you are looking for. Awesome teacher"
Justin Ervin
Took Acting lessons from J W.
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"sorry forgot to say bye but thank you I really enjoy doing this with you"
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"As a student with zero acting experience, Christian is very patient and encouraging. Im learning a lot about analyzing a character/plot and always look forward to our next lesson."
Richard
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Keith is very flexible and approachable. I benefit from his diverse knowledge in performing arts. His communication skills are great for children and adults."
Nia
Took Acting lessons from Keith K.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson and already learned so much. She’s excited for the next!"
Emma
Took Acting lessons from Shelley M.
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