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Jeremy K.

26 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • 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.

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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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Molly M.

272 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
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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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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
  • Teaching since 2011
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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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LaMarcus T.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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LaMarcus T.

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I've been teaching Acting for 8 years professionally and my students have gone on to be lead roles in feature films, supporting roles in feature films, and cast in stage plays. I am a very hands on teacher. I like to get into the character with the actor. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to dissect and embody a character and as time goes on you'll be able to perform two one-minute monologues for a TV/Film agent. If you already have an agent you will be coached for auditions. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About LaMarcus

LaMarcus has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his home, and online. LaMarcus has helped students learn skills in film/tv acting, Producing there own films & directing movies. He is best known for his roles as teenage football star

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Robert Thompson
Mr. T. walked me through a step by step process of creating and producing a film. He did a deep dive into not only each stage but the physiological aspect of the filmmaking process. I highly recommended.
Leslie Jones
Mr. Tinker is an incredible instructor. He not only provided me insight on different techniques but he gave me confidence to believe in myself. I highly recommend you work with Mr. Tinker.
Emily
DON’T EVER loan LaMarcus Tinker money or invest in his productions as you will never get it back. I loaned him money to put in escrow for a named actor for a film he was producing. Mr. Tinker not only didn’t pay the money back per our contract, he used some of the money for “other things” even though the loan was specifically and only for escrow. Mr. Tinker never communicated to me that the money would be used for something other than what was agreed and never informed me I would not be paid back as per the contract. It wasn’t until I kept pushing him for the money that he admitted he didn’t have it. Several people invested in this production and not one investor has been paid back nor has he informed the investors that he is no longer producing the film. In fact, as of Feb, 2021 he advised some investors that things were proceeding as planned and he was trying to secure actors. This is a complete lie!
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John G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • MFA Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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John G.

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I specialize in coaching actors for auditions for film, television, agents, casting directors, theatrical performances or drama schools. Whether you are starting out on your journey as an actor or already have extensive experience, together we will make your audition distinctive. You may need one or two sessions to prepare for a self tape, or to work over an extended time to craft a role for film or theater. I will be there, in your corner, to help you focus your creativity and be successful.

I will help you define the specific situation of your character; and ask you provocative questions to help you journey deeply into the role. We will find the key to tapping into your own life experience to bring the role to life. In addition, I can give you tips on setting up your home studio.

The industry has changed dramatically in the past two years. SELF TAPING your auditions and submitting the digital media to casting directors, agents and film producers has become the new ...

About John

I am a professional New York based actor with 25 years of experience. A graduate of The Actors Studio, New School University, MFA, I have performed Off Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Theatre Row. In 2015 I began co-producing and acting in short films with Sideway Bro

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Becca
John is such a great coach and teacher! He coached me for my upcoming play. John created such a safe environment, asked so many thought provoking questions, challenged me, provided innovative ideas, and gave me great insight into my character development. He is extremely professional, always very prepared for our sessions, and gives very helpful feedback. He always goes above and beyond. It is very evident that he is so passionate about our work and about helping me grow. I always feel so comfortable and encouraged in our coachings. I would absolutely recommend John as an acting coach and teacher!
Megan
John recently helped me with a zoom audition. He guided me to choices that were more nuanced and more honest. I got a callback! The director loved the audition and I loved working with John. Very wise and patient.
Devin Doyle
John has been a great mentor and teacher of mine for the last six years! He not only draws on a wealth of experience across theater and film, but was deeply attuned to my personal growth during our time together. Very few acting coaches I've trained with were both expert at their craft and sensitive to the vulnerable experience of learning -- John was both! He commands a depth of canon knowledge and was able to suggest great monologues for me, including several Shakespeare monologues.

Highly recommended!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Prospect Heights, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Prospect Heights 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 always spent my time over analyzing everything but after training with LaMarcus, I am developing the creative me. Growing and changing is not always easy but a hands on teacher like, LaMarcus will inspire and guide you to develop your talents. LaMarcus welcomes you in with that contagious smile and laugh."
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"Vanessa is an AMAZING acting teacher/coach! She's very personable, motivating, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I'm so excited about what I've learned thus far and ecstatic about the level of acting I'll achieve once my lessons are complete."
Shanel
Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Anna did a wonderful job. Louis, my eighteen year old son, learned a great deal of voice basics and really enjoyed the experience. He plans on taking more lessons in the future from Anna. I highly recommend her for any level student who is seeking excellent and personalized voice training."
Christie
Took Acting lessons from Anna A.
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"He's a really great guy and he cares a lot about his students. My most favorite thing about him is that he has legitimate acting experience in television and film, and doesn't charge $30-$60 per hour per class. He is a busy man, but he always makes sure that he has time for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to take up acting :)"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"My son enjoyed his 1st lessons with Lauren and he is ready to get more training from her..:)"
Katraun
Took Acting lessons from Lauren V.
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"Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much."
Jamie
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Shirley was an exceptional instructor that gave in-depth feedback and coaching to help elevate my performance as an actor. She worked tirelessly to help elevate my performance as well as other cast mates. I look forward to working with her again."
Patrick
Took Acting lessons from Shirley N.
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"I have been taking acting lessons with Randy for several months. He's a good teacher. I've learned a lot and enjoy the lessons. Thanks Randy."
Debbie
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"Helpful right out of the gate! What a fabulous experience! A true pro and I’m already looking forward to our next session. Excellent!!!"
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Took Acting lessons from Robert E.
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"She Helps you With singing and acting, She has great presentations prepared for every class and is my favorite teacher for acting and singing!"
Tanya
Took Acting lessons from Aubrey W.
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