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Jeremy K.

21 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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R J.
I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art.
Tristan C.
meets me exactly where I’m and keeps it dynamic for growth. outstanding teacher.
Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
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Julia S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Best Actress in short film, Prude from Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival
  • Theater, Acting from Temple University
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Julia S.

18 Reviews
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I coach students on their monologues so they can improve their auditions and self-tapes. I help them with monologue selection if needed, monologue breakdown, character breakdown, performance techniques, exercises, and much more. My students leave with not only an incredible monologue for auditions, but also a more in-depth understanding of acting and character work.

The theater techniques I use to teach acting and coach monologues include: Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, and Michael Chekhov. I promote a positive and safe environment for actors to explore their character and creativity.

About Julia

Welcome! My name is Julia, and I'm an actor, director, and teaching artist from Philadelphia, PA. I hold a degree in theatre and acting from Temple University, where I was trained by professional actors in the industry such as Amina Robinson (Precious, 2009) and Cheryl Williams (Silver Linings Pl

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Maria
Julia has been helping me with my acting for a little while now and I already can see my own improvement! She always gives me tips, pointers and corrections during our time but in a way where I feel supported! Her constructive feedback is always helpful and she is so encouraging when I actually nail a scene. She recently helped me with a self tape and I have to say, with her guidance I think it was my best acting to date! I would highly recommend Julia!
Kerri
My teenage daughter has been taking online lessons with Julia for months now. She couldn't' be happier. We are so lucky to have found her!
Jon
Julia was the best instructor I could have asked for, being that I just started. She helped me understand the process in acting and helped me work on a lot of monologues to get better and find exactly what I want to do. Always punctual and was easy to reschedule if I had any days I couldn't make it. If you're looking for a good teacher to help you and you're just starting or even experienced she's definitely the choice.
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Yvette R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • B.F.A. In Theater/Communications. from WSU aka Wayne State University.
  • Teaches students 18 to 80
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Yvette R.

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First of all, let me just say, I love people. What really makes me happy outside of pursuing my dreams as a performer is watching other performers, make their dreams come true. I have a gift for helping others come out of their shells and be the unique individuals that they are met to be.
I specialize in building confidence in order to bring out the best of each student. I base each workshop on the student and his/her level and goals.

I tailor each class according to the strength or weaknesses of the student. I also focus on assisting students who seriously decide to pursue the industry professionally. I don't promise to make you a star but I do coach you to be prepared to become one if that is your goal.

About Yvette

I really love watching performers grow. Some students refer to me as a life coach, because after working with me, they see drastic changes in their personal and professional lives. I am very PATIENT. I believe that all things are possible if you are willing to work hard and not take it all too

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Bridget
Yvette is a wonderful and creatively engaged coach.
She will help you bring your performance work
to a professional level.
As well as providing you with the necessary tools to keep working!
Madisen
Yvette is a wonderful teacher!
Tony Mack
I have worked with Yvette and she is the best in her business.
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Andrew R.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Adelyne Roth Levine Memorial Award for Best Actor from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Andrew R.

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Award-winning Actor & Educator from the U.K with over a decade of classical training and ongoing professional experience. While actively filming as leading roles on film and television (see trailers below), Andrew continues to conduct masterclasses, workshops and private coaching for actors of all levels.

Whether you're needing an audition coach, wanting to build confidence and learn the basics, learn screen-play text analysis or seek industry guidance, I will provide a customized syllabus that helps you track progress and achieve your goals. I am genuinely passionate about sharing the same experience and training that allows me to work as a full time actor with my students. My approach is friendly and detailed with the priority of creating a safe, encouraging and structured learning environment to help achieve your goals.

We always begin with a free consultation to assess experience level and what you hope to achieve. More importantly, this gives you a chance to decide whether ...

About Andrew

In addition to holding a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon and over a decade of classical training, I continue to work as a professional actor year round (see trailers below). I am genuinely passionate about sharing the same training that allows me to work as a full time performing artist with my students.

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Ademide
Highly recommend. This guy knows his stuff.
Jeffrey
Andrew is a fine actor whose work is both subtle and bold. He is an excellent collaborator and has a great talent for communicating with other actors to help them make their strongest choice.
Lindy
Great teacher and great class!
Looking forward to the next one.

Nice approach, working with different techniques, great feedback. In one class you have one big learning curve.
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Shirley N.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • MFA, Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shirley N.

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My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.

About Shirley

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in gradua

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Jaida B.
She’s very kind and informative
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Aubrey W.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • BA Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Aubrey W.

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If you do the work, you will see results! Together we will study the art of acting for Film and I will give you the tools to create believable onscreen performances that will take your acting to the next level. Through script analysis, character work, observational exercises, scene study, physicality lessons, and more, you will find your confidence in front of a camera like you have never known before! So let's start acting together today!

About Aubrey

"Don't just sing, PERFORM!" Aubrey moved to Los Angeles after earning her BA in Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Since moving to Los Angeles, Aubrey has taught as a summer Musical Theatre Director at the prestigious Youth Academy of Dramatic Ar

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Jonny
Aubrey is amazing and is helping me shape my voice with control and relaxation. I am grateful and happy with the progress being made. Thank you so much!
Jen
She taught the first live class I ever attended. She’s super upbeat and encouraging. I was super nervous with it being my first class, but her positive attitude instantly helped me to feel relaxed. Will definitely work with her again in the future!
Tanya K.
She Helps you With singing and acting, She has great presentations prepared for every class and is my favorite teacher for acting and singing!

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The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons in Palatine is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $120 per hour.
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"Jeremy has gone above and beyond to get to know who my son is as a person in order to direct his instruction. Jeremy took the time to research my son's potential high school so as to prepare for the interview and audition process. Most importantly Jeremy has approached his lessons as an opportunity for my son to explore what creative talents he may have as well as giving him a chance to do the things he enjoys most. AND Jeremy gives parents feedback! Real, honest, actionable feedback. I have been very impressed."
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Took Film Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Vanessa is amazing. She is working with my 13-year old son and has him inspired and confident with huge improvements to his acting and singing ability. She has worked around our crazy schedule and seems to truly care about my son's success. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, were very lucky to find her on this site and have no hesitation in continuing lessons with her."
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Took Film Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"From 0 to 100! Thanks so much, for pushing me over the edge and breaking everything down :) Bis bald"
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Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Mr. Tinker speaks very clearly and is very patient, he makes sure you understand the material, and his positive attitude makes whatever your learning fun."
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Took Film Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"I look forward to every lesson. He is really good at breaking down characters and analyzing a script. He really cares. He is awesome!"
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Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"She was awesome. She made me feel comfortable and welcomed. She was very patience to help me understand."
Renee
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I have been coached by acting instructors since I was a little kid and I've never worked with someone who had more understanding of the acting craft than David Tom. I've never seen an acting coach simplistically break down technique for me to understand the way David did. I am so greatful he has shared his knowledge that must have taken years to master with me."
Philip
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"David is knowledgeable and fun! He answered all of our questions and took extra time to go to know us!"
Alexis
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Jennifer is amazing. The best Instructer ever. She has taught me so much and I can see myself being more comfortable when I am acting."
Yarlin
Took Film Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"I've learned so much from Gabriel. As we approach ten lessons together, I have learned many tools and techniques from him that have made me more confident in analyzing comedic and dramatic scripts to present them in realistic and in-depth ways!"
Mikayla
Took Film Acting lessons from Gabriel
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