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Molly M.

272 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Jeremy K.

26 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1996
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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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 Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
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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
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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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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Carolyn M.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Carolyn M.

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Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. She is currently in the hit Off-Broadway shows “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”. 

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Theat

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Michael
Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Liana S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Liana S.

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Help with audition prep, character exploration, breakdown of texts, confidence for the stage, and basic acting techniques. I tailor my lessons to each student's goals. As a theatre educator, playwright, director, and performer, I believe in the power of theatre to bring joy into a person's life as well as build confidence, inspire creativity, and enhance language skills. Everyone has the potential to act, and I will find and use the approach that best fits each individual student in order to ensure they are able to succeed.

About Liana

I have taught several theatre and writing summer camps/classes and directed youth productions in addition to my work as a private acting and writing coach. In 2015, I co-founded and currently serve as Managing Director for Scripps Onstage, a theatre education organization based in San Diego, CA. I h

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Palatine 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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"I had my first lesson with david last night. I am just starting out but david had made me feel like it's possible to finally work torwards living out a dream of mine. He is very funny, personable and I didnt ever feel uncomfortable with him. Hes a chill guy who genuinely cares to help. He even gave our session extra time which is very much appreciated. I look forward to my future lessons with him"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Great instructor. He really wants to help!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Great first lesson, looking forward to more."
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Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Just had my first class with David and he is a fantastic instructor. He was very attentive and helped give me pointers on how to dive into a character. I am looking forward to my future classes with him."
Kody
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Rebecca is very well rounded, any question I threw at her she answered perfectly with examples to back it up. All our lessons felt very nonjudgmental which made it easy for me to push my limits and focus on acting itself. She is also really flexible on times and your focus during the lessons. Overall, Rebecca was a great teacher who really helped me get improve and get comfortable with my acting"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Shelley is one of the most dedicated coaches I have ever worked with. My name doesn't get lost amongst her other students. When it's time for class, she not only is ready to go with a lesson plan, but it's abundantly clear she spends her own time outside of class prepping for me with scripts and feedback on any work I sent her during the week. After a year of being her student, I have learned so much technique and range. She is very well educated, knows her craft immensely, and her chemistry and dedication was apparent from the start. I've truly never had a coach as involved and diligent as her."
Suzanna S.
Took Acting lessons from Shelley M.
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"David Tom is a very forthcoming teacher and a pleasure to learn from. He is very clear, descriptive and concise. He has alot of patience and conveys great clarity. He is an excellent choice for a teacher!"
Yehuda
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kelsey is phenomenal! She tailors every lesson to the student and really encourages Sarah! Sarah has learned a lot and her confidence has soared."
Kim
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Kelsey is awesome! My 11 year old, has been going to her for about 2 years now. He always has a great time. He is constantly improving. Kelsey is very flexible, and communicates with us efficiently. I highly recommend her!"
Kathy
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Helpful, with passion, excellent teacher"
Katarzyna
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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