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Chrissy S.

(45)
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
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  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
  • Teaching since 1998
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I'll show you how to develop a character or read a scene with another scene partner and I'll make the training fun! I'll help you choose good monologues and show you how to "cold read" a dialogue at an audition. Based on my education at Columbia I have lots of techniques to offer! If you want to you can bring a scene partner, otherwise I'll read the scenes with you.

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in

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November 15, 2019
Chava Bahle
Chrissy is an excellent teacher! She is patient, flexible, kind, encouraging and FUN. I'm so glad to have found Take lessons and Chrissy 😊
October 19, 2019
Dustin M.
Having a great time learning from Chrissy.
August 12, 2019
Gokul R.
I am continuing my class with Chrissy! She is a wonderful teacher and very understanding of her student needs!
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Benjamin K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
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  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL

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I have been involved in several productions, and have extensive acting experience. I am able to help my students study their characters, and realize a wide range of acting choices.

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am th

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November 18, 2019
hima K.
He was a great teacher and gave me better ways to teach myself the concept and was really helpful. Thank you Mr. Benjamin
October 15, 2019
Fernando
Phenomenal. Gets to the point, is great at demonstrating, and provides feedback you can work off of.
October 2, 2019
diana
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Keanon K.

(14)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Keanon K.

Chicago, IL

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About Keanon

I love everything about teaching! I love music; it is my life. I sleep, breathe and dream music. I am a Columbia University Chicago graduate; I graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Classical Voice. I have performed in numerous operas and musicals, as well as, sung on Gospel Cru

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July 29, 2019
Bernard
I could not have found a better acting instructor.
July 5, 2019
Patrick M.
I am enjoying every moment of it!!! In each lesson thus far, I’ve learnt something new. In just a few lesson i am already experiencing Great improvement and my confidence is definitely growing!!! Awesome instructor!!!
February 3, 2016
Neil
Keanon is a GREAT teacher/artist/musician/mentor

I've been working with Keanon for almost a year now. Aside from being an amazing vocalist himself, he does everything he can to help students reach their full potential and find their voice. He makes lessons fun while constantly keeping you challenged. There's always encouragement from him to strive to be better, which can really bring the best out of singers. Whether you're simply singing for hobby, performing for shows/auditions, or ready to record, Keanon has something to offer to any aspiring musician. He has a passion and love for music and understands it's a gift that must be shared with the world.

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Jonathan S.

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Film Scoring
Starting at $30
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  • Speaks English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner
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I have been playing and writing music for the past 9 years, and in that time have experimented with scoring for dances, musicals, and other performing arts mediums. Film scoring is a challenging but rewarding endeavor, and can make the difference between a good film and a breathtaking one.

We will work on creating a large arsenal of sound palettes that you will use to create and color various scenes. I'll assist you in how to breakdown a story into parts in order to develop themes, and repeating motifs that will create familiarity for the audience. In addition, we will study and analyze the music from some of your favorite films and by your favorite composers in order to understand how to weave music in and out of a film.

About Jonathan

Hi! I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga; professional musician and educator living in New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level. I have nearly 1

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May 25, 2016
Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
May 13, 2016
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
February 25, 2016
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Bill P.

(47)
Voice Acting
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 1986
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Bill P.

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"UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR ACTING VOICE"! As an aspiring actor, you want to look...and SOUND like a STAR! That means improving your speech and voice projection, resonance, pitch, tone and overall presentation techniques.. All are covered extensively in my personal voice makeover lessons.

When you speak, are you unhappy with the sound of your voice? Is it washed out, nasal, weak, muddy, and generally in need of help? Do you drop consonants, mumble, or not properly open your jaw to make correct sounds? Do you fear performing in front of a large audience? My proven, live, teaching techniques will train your voice to sound richer, fuller, and more audience friendly in just a few lessons. I will give you the confidence to overcome your stage fright fears. We will also work hard to improve specific voice, speech problems you may be encountering in your auditions and live work.

Study is easy. I will forward to you, in advance, each lesson via email that we will work on for ...

About Bill

Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years. Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cr

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November 18, 2019
Jon
Just had my first lesson and Bill and he quickly determined issues in my speaking voice.

We discussed many tips (some of them very easy to implement but useful), and in future lessons will focus further on improvements.

I'm very glad for this, because I'd imagine there are a hundred ways to use your voice improperly, so having someone with Bill's experience hear your voice and offer recommendations is immensely valuable.
October 30, 2019
Mathew G.
Great instructor, Mathew was very happy, thank you
October 9, 2019
Chris
I have been taking weekly voice acting lessons from Bill for almost two months now. I feel he does a great job of helping me find and focus my strengths while equally addressing and overcoming my weaknesses. Every lesson is well-paced and packed from start to finish with valuable training and advice, and on top of that Bill is just fun to train with, I am looking forward to the lessons yet to come. Highly recommend.
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Rachel L.

(4)
Stage Performance
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel L.

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ONLINE LESSONS ARE 35% OFF!
TO APPLY THE DISCOUNT:
Under "Reserve your spot with Rachel" > Edit > Select "Singing" in the dropdown
(Online Discount will not apply unless the subject "Singing" is used on signup)

For in person lessons, click any other subject when signing up.

Hi! I'm Rachel! Teaching people how to sing with ease is my passion. I teach in Orange County, Los Angeles, and online.

In year 2008 I became the single youngest person to be accepted into the world renowned Speech Level Singing International teacher training and certification program. I took vocal master classes and was trained and certified as a vocal coach directly by Seth Riggs, the international authority on vocal instruction who trained artists like Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder and hundreds of other Grammy Award winning singers.

I work with all styles. My goal with my voice students is to teach them how to use their voice in a healthy and natural way while maintaining the ...

About Rachel

ONLINE LESSONS ARE 35% OFF! TO APPLY THE DISCOUNT: Under "Reserve your spot with Rachel" > Edit > Select "Singing" in the dropdown (Online Discount will not apply unless the subject "Singing" is used on signup) For in person lessons, click any other subject when signing up. Hi! I'm

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April 24, 2019
Gabby M.
My daughter can't wait for her next class! Very happy with her!!!
December 6, 2017
Natalie C.
Very good. She explained things very well
September 17, 2017
Jennifer
Great teacher, flexible with your schedule, highly recommended!

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"I was worried about taking acting lessons online, but it was best for my schedule and WOW! Ian really made it work. He's a professional and funny young man and a pleasure to work with."
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"I enjoyed my conversation with Jennifer. She taught me some useful exercises that help to cope with my stress. Look forward to the next lessons with Jennifer. Thank you!"
- Dmitry
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Jennifer J.
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"Robert was awesome to work with. His home studio is spacious, comfortable and well lit. He also had the video and playback equipment to effectively tape and review all of our work together. He gave great direction, was extremely patient, knowledgable and fun. I highly recommend Robert for any of your tv/film acting needs."
- Janora
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Robert E.
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"Margo was amazing! I went to Margo to improve my speech and speaking voice. Within a few minutes of talking to me, Margo diagnosed my problem and gave me execercises to do. I saw improvements in my speech after the first session! Her fun personality made the sessions enjoyable and I walked away with helpful excercises."
- Aleya
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Margo L.
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"Thank you, Vanessa Pace!

THANK YOU, VANESSA!

A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable options. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: “We won’t just maintain it, we’ll restore it!” What a confidence booster that was!

Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singing—something I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the “old lady” vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.

In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher:
• A person who is at my stage of life or beyond.
• A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech.
• A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.

ENTER VANESSA PACE!

Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.

In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of “breaking through” inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought I’d be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like “Pull up your spine—you’re two inches taller!”; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.

Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.

If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.

I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.

~ Ann Thomas"
- Ann
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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- Cassandra Ledezma
Took Voice Acting lessons from Bill P.
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"Had an idea but I didnt know how to get it down on the page... Ian was very helpful in teaching structure and plot and how to find these points in my story. Would recommend!"
- Pax
Took Screenwriting lessons from Ian T.
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"Andrew is a fantastic teacher! He puts in hard work and creates a fun environment to learn"
- john
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"My name is Bella and I am 8 years old and I have been with Miss Vanessa for over a year now. She is a fantastic teacher and I have learned a lot and I really like her."
- Brad Listermann
Took Child Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Brad is a FANTASTIC teacher! He has taught many classes with Christian Youth Theater (CYT) and is our Improv coach in McHenry county. Our kids and parents absolutely adore him!!! He works so well with the kids that at our annual overnight camp this summer, one of his students was able to lead an improv game in front of 120 people. Our kids have grown enormously through Brad’s teaching and they just love being around him."
- Gina Beck, Class Coordinator for CYT Chicago
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brad W.
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