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Molly M.

248 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
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Molly M.

248 Reviews
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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 si

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Raquel R.
Molly made me feel confident and validated in my singing ability. I am looking forward to our next lesson together!
Sarah P.
We love how attentive and intentional each lesson is! Thank you!
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Keanon K.

14 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded 2012 Arise Idol from A.R.I. S.E. Program
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Keanon K.

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About Keanon

I love everything about teaching! I love music; it is my life. I sleep, breathe and dream music. I am a Columbia University Chicago graduate; I graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Classical Voice. I have performed in numerous operas and musicals, as well as, sung on Gospel Cru

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Bernard
I could not have found a better acting instructor.
Patrick M.
I am enjoying every moment of it!!! In each lesson thus far, I’ve learnt something new. In just a few lesson i am already experiencing Great improvement and my confidence is definitely growing!!! Awesome instructor!!!
Neil
Keanon is a GREAT teacher/artist/musician/mentor

I've been working with Keanon for almost a year now. Aside from being an amazing vocalist himself, he does everything he can to help students reach their full potential and find their voice. He makes lessons fun while constantly keeping you challenged. There's always encouragement from him to strive to be better, which can really bring the best out of singers. Whether you're simply singing for hobby, performing for shows/auditions, or ready to record, Keanon has something to offer to any aspiring musician. He has a passion and love for music and understands it's a gift that must be shared with the world.

Amanda P.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Amanda P.

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My primary goal is to work with you so you feel like you can walk into an audition room feeling prepared, confident, and free to show people who you are through exciting material.
I will work with each actor so they understand their text and how they personally connect to it. I coach for monologues, film/tv sides, theatrical sides, and musical theatre auditions.

I have an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul in Chicago, IL and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. I have traveled the world teaching and performing for more that 14 years. I lived and worked in New York City and I am currently in Chicago, IL. I have extensive experience training and auditioning for theatre, film and TV.

I worked with NYU's graduate Musical Theatre writing program to produce and develop new works outside of New York City. I have also performed in numerous new work and play development series around the country. This experience gives me a strong understanding of how ...

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My goal for all my students is that they will walk into an audition room and feel prepared, confident, and free to be themselves! I will work with you so that you can feel a personal connection to your audition material so you will be excited to go to every audition. I will help you prep audition

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Alexander R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Alexander R.

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Do you have an audition you need coaching for? Or are you looking to get one-on-one cold reading or script analysis lesions?

The goal of this class is to allow the student to grow and explore every aspect of the craft. Elements covered include: script analysis, story structure and conflict, proper and effective rehearsal practices, character development, media specific vocal use, power and subtlety of performance, and provocative story telling

We will cover the source of the material, the genre, the style of the writer/s, wardrobe, props, dialect, and knowledge of the entire story.

You can choose your scene or have one picked for you by me.

About Alexander

Alexander believes in the undeniable independent identity of each actor. He does not employ method, but process. Process requires attention to the details in what works for the individual actor and not what method the actor needs to adopt. His intelligent and positive script analysis, practical kno

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Maria S.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Maria S.

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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of my studio is to create well-rounded, educated musicians who will always have a lifelong passion for the art no matter their long-term goals. I strive for my students to be: (1) Lifelong learners who develop successful learning habits. (2) Creative and critic

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Laurian C.
Great first lesson!!
Grace W.
My daughter takes guitar from Maria and I didn’t realize how much she’s progressed until we went to a friend’s recital. 8 months with Maria and my child is leaps and bounds ahead of kids who’ve been taking for 2-3 years. It’s really motivating for her to see. Maria has standards which are non-negotiable but she’s patient and truly guides the kids to success. I’m so happy with our choice as her as a teacher.
Carlos V.
Maria has been wonderful with our son. Very motivating and goal based. The recitals blow me away year after year. The progress these kids make with her plus the longevity of her students says a lot.
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Brad W.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Improv Training from The Second City
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Brad W.

16 Reviews
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In this lesson I’ll help you make character choices for any upcoming show or audition. Have an audition coming up? Bring your monologue or song you’re using and let’s find the best way to make the directors feel what you’d like them to so that you can get that role! Just starting out? Let’s work on the basics so that you feel confident enough to go and audition for your first show!

About Brad

Brad is a professional improviser who trained and worked with “The Second City” for 3 years. Now He does musical theater along with stand up comedy and teaching improv to kids with CYT (Christian Youth Theater). He’s been doing improv comedy for 8 years and musical theater for 13 years! He’s playe

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Dominic R.
He laid th foundation for a great learning experience. Looking forward for the rest of the lessons
Sam E.
I love this man's lessons so much! They're educational and an all around good time.
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"Stella is fantastic! She helped me prepare for an important audition and thanks to the hard work and expertise she brought to our session I got the part! Couldn’t recommend working with her enough."
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"My daughter, Ava enrolled in Sarah's classes and she loves it so far! She has only done two classes and, she's learned so much. Ava said that the exercises were interesting but very fun and helpful. The both of us would definitely recommend hiring Sarah as a coach!"
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Took Acting lessons from Sarah M.
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"Frank is a very patient and skilled instructor. He has a vast knowledge of various acting methods and is able to tailor each session to fit the needs of the student. I would highly recommend if you are in need of a great acting coach."
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Took Acting lessons from Frank L.
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"Shauna is a great human being and a teacher learned so much from her ... highly recommend her."
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Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Alexa has a bubbly personality which pulls her students in. She is highly well informed and open to suggestions. She is flexible and seems to be waiting for for and more complex questions. She's really on the ball."
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Took Acting lessons from Alexandra A.
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"David is an incredible teacher, he makes sure you’re comfortable and always makes sure you’re following his instructions and tips!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!"
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"Alexandra is fantastic! Super personal, gifted and able to teach her acting skills very well and easy to work with!!! We love her!!"
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Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"I used to feel really shy about acting, but she has helped me become more comfortable with it."
Jamie
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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