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Christian C.

(17)
Bloomington, IL
Starting at $16
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 to 60
  • Teaching since 2014
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It takes someone with nerves of steel to perform a monologue or an intense dramatic scene in front a paying audience. You will need to do more than just memorize words on a piece of paper. Learn how to connect your mind and body when it comes to working on a theatrical production. It takes longevity and respect for the craft to go through a full rehearsal process as well as a full run of a show. No one technique is right or wrong which is why we will work on a variety of them to discover what is best for you!

About Christian

I am a working actor from Chicago as well as a member of SAG/AFTRA since 2009. Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2003, I hit the ground running and worked with Chicago Dance Crash for 3 years as a company member. I solidified my theater acting muscles for 4 years before moving to L

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October 20, 2019
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August 27, 2017
Michael
I enjoyed my session with Christian. He is fair and knowledgeable
August 20, 2017
Amy
Very knowledgable teacher! Christian is patient with me as a beginner and has a great teaching method whereby he never tells you exactly how to perform a piece, as that is not what acting is about.
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Adam G.

(3)
Screenwriting
Starting at $60
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Dramatic Writing from NYU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I'm a professional screenwriter. I've written on both cable and network dramas. And I've sold a feature. I graduated from Film School / Dramatic Writing nine years ago. I'm in the Writers Guild, and have the trifecta of representation. And I've also self-published two collections of one-act plays available on all e-reader platforms.

I'm happy to do consultations on projects you are looking to rewrite or submit to contests. Or if you are just starting out on something new and wants to talk through all the story beats and track it together before you begin a draft.

I can also recommend the best books to read on both the craft and the industry, as well as screenplays and pilots to read (and which ones to avoid).

Learn how to navigate not only the business and landing that first job, but also how to develop a project with a production company, and participate/conduct yourself properly in a TV writer's room.

About Adam

Graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2007. Majored in Dramatic Writing and minored in English

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February 5, 2017
jolie
Adam is a really great listener and excellent source of thought provoking, well timed input that has really helped me develop and improve my story organically without changing its intention with strong suggestions as most people's feedback often attempts to do. If you're looking for a hand in finding your own voice and to strengthen your writing skills or excellent constructive feedback for your story then look no further.
April 5, 2016
David
Adam Gaines is a godsend. I was really lucky to have his guidance over the years which helped my craft and dedication to the art of writing greatly. He is a proven writer with legitimate credits but also, he actually cares. He is always ready to help and takes your material seriously which is most important when you want honest feedback and guidance. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of films, screenwriting, and the industry that is both impressive and beneficial. He is a wonderful friend and mentor who will always have a great recommendation or suggestion ready for your work and/or career. Adam is an extremely open individual with an immense passion for film and the craft of screenwriting which becomes infectious. That trait is crucial since it keeps you driven to keep learning and grow. He is also an excellent conversationalist with his own voice which is truly refreshing. Highly recommend.
April 5, 2016
Shadia
Adam gives you insightful comments on how to make you a better writer. He knows what good dialogue sounds like and with a couple suggestions you instantly know how to re-work your writing to give it a natural flow.
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Jonathan E.

(18)
Speaking Voice
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Do you want to improve your projection? Do you often feel raspy or tired after a long day teaching or giving a presentation? Do you struggle with speaking in English and want to improve your diction? I'm here to help!

About Jonathan

Ready to try something new or build on your skills? My lessons are fun, engaging and productive! We will work on: *breathing for singers *vocal range *pitch *jaw, neck, shoulder and/or tongue tension *dynamic range *confidence *musicality...and so much more! As a graduate of the Juillia

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June 8, 2019
Gabriel N.
Jonathan is a fantastic teacher! Having little prior singing experience, he made me feel at ease and comfortable starting out. He also really listened to my specific goals and what I was looking to achieve with these lessons and tailored the lesson to my individual needs. I would easily recommend Jonathan to anyone looking to work on their singing technique and confidence!
January 17, 2018
Sophia S.
Lessons are fun and interesting with John! I have learned so many useful tips with John. He is the best and beyond. Take lessons with him!
January 16, 2018
Rob G.
Jonathan is a fantastic voice teacher. Not only can he sing incredibly well but he can teach incredibly well too. He has a very strong background in vocal technique with an Undergrad and Masters degree in voice. Can't wait to continue to progress with Jonathan's help.

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Mark F.

(3)
Speaking Voice
Starting at $20
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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About Mark

I am a lifelong lover of music and education. I will use my 41years of performance experience to show students how to play guitar, bass, or sing, but more importantly, how to enjoy those things! I believe music is, first and foremost a source of joy, and my lessons are designed to bring that abo

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May 21, 2018
Joe G.
Mark was very informative can't wait to get going.got homework to practice should be fun
September 23, 2017
Eric S.
Mark teaches from different perspectives, excellent first lesson and I'm looking forward to being his student for future lessons!
May 29, 2016
Emily F.
Unfortunately, yesterday was my last lesson with Mark, as I am moving to Guam. I would definitely not be giving up my weekly lesson with him if that weren't the case! I've learned so much in the short couple months taking lessons from him. I would recommend him to anyone of any skill level. Very helpful and kind. :)
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Christina E.

(60)
Choir
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from University of California Santa Barbara
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The most important aspect of vocal training that I will emphasize is breath support. Connecting to the body when singing will ensure vocal protection and prevent unwanted vocal strain. I will also focus on gaining control through scales and breathing. I would like my students to gain consistency in their lessons each week by providing them with new challenges and helping them to gain new tools when practicing. Applying these fundamental elements of healthy singing into each student's repertoire is the ultimate goal in these lessons.

About Christina

My name is Christina and I am very passionate about the vocal arts, specifically Opera. Opera was a surprise in my life that I discovered in college. I am now currently pursuing my MM degree in vocal arts at UCLA. The classical technique can provide a great foundation to healthy singing, ensuring a

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May 5, 2019
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October 27, 2018
Sacha B.
always hits the right note - literally and also in terms of the support she gives x
May 24, 2018
Adam
I enjoyed working with Christina. She was very adept at identifying areas in my vocal skills that could use some improvement and then offered solutions to that end. She also happens to be an extremely talented singer. I definitely recommend her services and look forward to working with her again.

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Jillian V.

(48)
Choir
Starting at $85
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Bachelor's of Science, Music Therapy, Classical Voice, Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jillian V.

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I am currently a choir director and give all of my students the chance to participate to become stronger singers. Find out more about how to audition for local choirs, develop skills necessary in group singing, including ear training and sight singing, or receive help starting a local choir yourself! No experience necessary.

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I fin

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October 25, 2019
Simon
I was somewhat skeptical about being to learn to play guitar online but I am sure glad I gave it a try because it was amazing. I've been trying to play the guitar for 20 years and I learned more in 45 minutes with Jillian than I have all this time. Thanks!
August 21, 2019
Mia
Jillian is an wonderful teacher. Kind, patient and warm. This is my daughters first time and she encouraged her throughout the lesson. Excellent teacher!
June 6, 2019
Erica L.
Jillian is an amazing teacher. She knows how to get the best of out of you both with technique and emotion. I am a professional singer and I am very lucky to have worked with Jillian.. She has given e so much in terms of her knowledge, Experience, artistic interpretation and love! She is simply the best and HIGHLY recommend her as a vocal coach.

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"Toya is great. She focuses on the goals that you would like your child to accomplish and customizes the lessons to achieve it."
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Took Child Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Jared did a fantastic job of being able to feel out my daughter's abilities and quickly help her gain the skills needed to perform the routine. He was friendly, personable and a great teacher! We would highly recommend!"
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Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"I really did learn so much in every single one of my lessons with Samara! From Acting Technique to character work, to scene study, to how to nail comedy and drama, to classical text, and not to mention the helpful breath work and insanely fun exercises and warm-ups. Samara is the the absolute kindest, most compassionate, informative, hilarious, and most importantly - talented- not only acting coach, but teacher in general that I have ever spent time with. One of her talents is for creating a safe environment to work and grow in, something that I have found to be very rare amongst acting classes in general. I was excited literally everyday for my lessons, especially because I recognized how much hard work and dedication she put into it them herself.

Samara is the absolute best acting teacher I have had, and I’m so happy and thankful to have had the pleasure of being her student!"
- Doug
Took Acting lessons from Samara K.
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"Amelia is one of the best acting coaches that I've had the privilege to work with. She is patient, caring, and understands that every student learns differently. Amelia will work with you to help you bring the most to any performance piece you work on. She will teach you to analyze the script to understand why your character does what he does or says what he says. She will teach you how to connect to the material to bring your performance to life. Amelia helped me grow as an actor and inspired me to begin writing my own material for others to enjoy. If you have a passion for the performing arts and want to make yourself better for it, then look no further than Amelia."
- Stefan
Took Acting lessons from Amelia N.
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"I took Ryan's TA 141-143 acting series at CSULA last year and I gotta say, not only did I have fun, but I loved the challenge and I learned a lot! Ryan wants you to succeed and he'll gladly help you grow as an actor. You won't regret taking him for acting!"
- Johnny
Took Acting lessons from Ryan P.
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"My daughter took the lesson today and she was thrilled! She loved how easy it was to relate to the teacher."
- Alyssa
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I love Margo! She has a way with helping me understand my own voice in a simple way. She doesn't over-complicate things and working with her is a lot of fun."
- Renee
Took African Dance lessons from Margo L.
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"Christine is amazing! She is one of the best improv people I have ever seen. Her ability to transform the audience to watch her every gesture is magical! She is a gifted instructor with a loving, caring, down to earth attitude. Quite honestly, I cannot get enough of watching her on stage! I wish I could learn all her skills so I could be half as awesome at improv as she is."
- Jean
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"Donnabella helped me take my career to the next level. I was really afraid to truly commit and make acting my priority. I've finally stopped making excuses, and I've taken back control over my self-sabotaging habits!"
- Linda
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Dwan is excellent! She gives great voice ques that make it easier to learn virtually. She has a knowledge of the dance practice and teaches tidbits along the way to provide a deeper understanding for students. I would recommend her to both beginners and more skilled dance students."
- Abby
Took Contemporary Dance lessons from Dwan M.
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