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Daniel K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • BA in Music Composition from Columbia College
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award from Lincoln Acadamy
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Daniel K.

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Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with musi

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Michael
Really great stuff !!
Ashleigh S.
It was only a first lesson but I can already tell I'm going to be taking more lessons with Daniel. He's very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated. He detailed a specific plan for me to work on that isn't too rigid or boring, I'm looking forward to relearning the flute with him.
Mark
Great 1st lesson! Looking forward to continuing and learning more
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Omar J.

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The thing that separates me from the rest of the guides you will find on this subject is that my knowledge and experience comes from the Private Security field...specializing in "Undercover/plain clothed" investigations, leading to professional level proficiency in Human Behavior and Psychology.

In my brief existence on earth, somehow, all of my interests, flaws, and experiences fit together like a puzzle and have lead me to the point where I can understand Human Behavior and Psychology fluently....raising me to a life of leadership.

How did I end up directing Actors?  I was searching for a more positive expression for my knowledge while still supporting peoples life goals.  This search dropped me down a rabbit hole of research including method actors, and eventually Stanislavski's system, and the great Uta Hagen which shocked me.... until that very moment my life experiences resembled many aspects of these systems without even knowing they existed.

Since then, I have chosen ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!
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Jeff F.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music Percussion Performance from University of Northern Colorado
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Jeff F.

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I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!

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Altamiece C.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University
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Altamiece C.

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This lesson explores stage performance through song. I will help coach and prepare you to present a song with the correct realistic emotion and presence. The skills you learn will help translate into other areas of your performance needs. You will need to have a song prepared(doesn't have to be memorized and feel free to use karaoke tracks) enough for me to see how you would perform it before coaching. I will then coach and improve your performance to be the best it can be. I absolutely love to coach and can't wait to work with you. Prepare to laugh, have fun, and work hard!! Let's get started!!!

About Altamiece

Hey, future rock stars!!! My name is Altamiece and I am a professional actor. I mainly focus on musical theatre performance. I am, also, a substitute teacher and have the opportunity to work with music and acting classes often. That is where I fell in love with performance coaching. I am a fun-lovi

Cynthia V.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Journalism and Professional Writing from Georgia Perimeter
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cynthia V.

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Learn to act from a Magna Cum Laude’ graduate with two communications degree. In addition, she studied for two years under a renowned playwright. she has over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. . She has written, produced and directed community and church productions. Her first professional stage play, debuted August of 2017 to a sold out audience.

She displayed her acting talents in an Evening in Elegance at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. She headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers and poets accompanied her. In addition to stage plays she has appeared on “The Resident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows.

She is the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, She has two novels, and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part series. To her credit are two poetic, spoken word albums.

About Cynthia

Hello I am the owner and CEO of my own publishing and entertainment company .I graduated Magna Cum Laude’ from Georgia State University with a communications degree. In addition, I studied for two years under a renowned playwright. I have over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. A

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Mikayla
Cynthia was absolutely amazing! My niece loves working with her. Her acting skills and presence have tremendously improved because of Cynthia.
Prophet
I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her.

Tomecia M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tomecia M.

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Dance is an amazing gift used to express how we feel and what we believe. It tells a story, oftentimes our own. I believe in teaching the art of how to freely express yourself through telling a story with every move. Whether you are a trained dancer or a beginner, you have the right to express yourself through creative movement and I can help you with that.

About Tomecia

I am a lover of dance. I believe dance builds confidence, strength, courage and discipline. I have danced all my life and for the past 18 years have had the privilege of leading two dance ministries. One for 7 years and the other for the past 11 years. I believe dance is one of our greatest forms

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Tiffany
I have been impacted by Minister Tomecia in such a little time. New to the dance ministry as a whole she introduced flags to me and I have since been invited to minister at several different events and Engagements paid and unpaid and for that I am truly grateful. Not to mention time I call with questions and she gives me unbiased answers to help me grow along the way. Definitely a jewel in my eyes. I call her my dance mom honestly😁
Monjay
No matter what the form she is an amazing passionate teacher who pushes you past your comfort zone. Dance with her warrants a forever change that you will not regret!

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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! :)"
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"Rebecca Linton is an absolutely phenomenal acting teacher. I cannot express how grateful I am for her guidance and instruction. She is the best teacher I have ever had by far. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all things acting. She knows how to push her actors to improve beyond where they thought they could go. She had led me to get multiple Superior ratings at acting competitions. She is familiar with a host of different acting methods including but not limited to those of Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, and Sanford Meisner. I seriously cannot express how grateful I am for her. She had had a profound impact on my life and taught and cared for me in a way no other acting teacher in the world ever could!"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Erin did a great job of assessing my wants and needs from my lessons. She took notes and then jumped in to her initial teaching. She is energetic and made the lesson fun."
Kathy
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Erin R.
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"David was perfect, very patient and encouraging! He truly has the gift of being able to teach it shines through with out a doubt. According to my son he was a "funny teacher" the two were working together very hard and cracking jokes like old friends how can anyone top that. I have a feeling we gained not only a teacher but a great new friend!!!"
Thomas
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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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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"Really patient and kind - if you're inexperienced as many of us are - he starts you off with great foundations to work with."
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Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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