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Molly M.

272 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Molly M.

272 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 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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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2006
  • 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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Jeremy K.

26 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

26 Reviews
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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Daniil K.

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

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Czech, Italian, German, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Marissa M.

33 Reviews
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Hello fellow storytellers! As an active performing artist and alumna of The New School in NYC and Pacific Lutheran University, I have a vast range of theater and acting experience. Additionally, besides personal and professional experience, I have worked with some of the best acting coaches and stage directors in New York City. Whether you need help finding and working on a monologue or preparing for an audition, I cannot wait to help you reach your goals!

About Marissa

*Will be able to travel for in-home/apartment lessons in the NYC metro area beginning in mid-July for vaccinated students!* Singing is my passion and I absolutely love teaching all ages and all styles of singing. No matter what your goals are, I would love to help you in your journey! I've worke

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Heather ..
Marissa is an excellent teacher. She has been teaching my eleven-year-old who is just starting out with voice (and was feeling very nervous). Marissa did a great job of helping her feel at ease, and working with her. She says that Marissa is always kind and friendly and she's learning a lot.
Pilar V.
She's very friendly and a very good teacher. What else you can ask for?
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Dax L.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's Degree from William Paterson University
  • Awarded Deans List from William Paterson University
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Dax L.

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Hello! I'm Dax L., As a coach, my approach is kind, down to earth, and non-judgemental, but I make sure to give constructive criticism because without it, you cannot and will not improve. I have studied with a wide array of different acting coaches. I am also a producer, director, and screenwriter. Now having finally had the privilege of being the casting director for the film I produced, I have invaluable knowledge to share with you on what to do and what not to do when auditioning (both self-tapes and in person) if you choose to make one of our lessons an industry coaching lesson. For acting coaching, I have helped actors have that "WOW it finally makes sense" moment, where they understand what they had been lacking all along.. unpredictability! In my opinion, the things an actor needs to do to stand out in an audition is be unpredictable, believable, and fully focused. I am super excited to team up with TakeLessons and I hope to be your new coach!

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About Dax

Dax Lily is available for online lessons in the categories of teaching acting to beginners, teaching acting specifically for the camera, teaching actor’s and performers how to stand out on social media as well as organically grow their social media presence. Dax has been acting for over 19 years a

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James B.
Dax was an amazing instructor. I've trained for a couple of years and I have already learned so much with the first session. I look forward to our next session.
Josh
Was very nice and gave great constructive criticism, she pointed out things I never thought of. Can’t wait for my next lesson.
Heart B.
She is an amazing teacher. Dax really helps you understand you character and scrip.

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Oak Brook is $77. 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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"Amazing teacher!!! I have had many acting teachers before and this is the best one I have ever had!! Highly recommend this teacher! Great at teaching me scene study and how to understand the character's situation(:"
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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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"I thoroughly enjoyed my class with J. I didn’t know what to expect and was a little apprehensive at first but by the time I finished the session I was at ease. He broke things down to where I could understand being a novice, and made me feel like I belonged! I highly recommend J to anyone who wants to really learn about the true art of Acting!!"
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Took Acting lessons from J W.
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"Adam was great to work with for my first lesson. He has a lot of experience and gives good tips and advice. I'm looking forward to more lessons with him."
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Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"I always try and surround myself with people who give me confidence and make me better. Kathryn does both of those. She doesn't view you as a dollar sign but as an artist. She's the coach that sends you "Happy Birthday" and "Get Well Soon" texts because she genuinely cares.

I've been with her for over a year already and have no plans of stopping. Thank you so much, Kathryn. :)"
Alex
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Luisa is an amazing teacher! She made the class fun and comfortable."
Gwenyth
Took Acting lessons from Luisa M.
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"Teresa really helped me understand a deeper part of telling a story through a character. She is awesome!"
Raymond
Took Acting lessons from Teresa V.
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"Made me feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable and funny."
Ivan
Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Randy is a genius and is very encouraging! I highly recommend!!"
Michael
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"I absolutely love Toya!. She pushed me out of my comfort zone which has greatly helped me as an actor. I’m more confident and relaxed."
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Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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