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Benjamin K.

126 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MasterWorks Festival
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Benjamin K.

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I teach singers of all genres (country, classical, jazz, pop, bluegrass, rock…) to sing with confidence and freedom!

I have a M.M. in vocal performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and have extensive vocal training. I teach an open throat technique (appoggio) that allows the singer to sing with freedom, and access their entire range evenly. I also work with students to develop style, interpretation, languages, and acting ability. I have extensive stage experience and teach my students how to have confidence while portraying a character on stage.

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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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Kai L.
Excellent teacher with a strong focus on technique and using your voice properly. I am a beginner so he is very patient and encouraging. He's also personable and nice.
Kyle J.
He is very knowledgeable and is also super nice. He thoroughly explains stuff you’re learning and makes sure you understand it.
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Omar J.

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The thing that separates me from the rest of the guides you will find on this subject is that my knowledge and experience comes from the Private Security field...specializing in "Undercover/plain clothed" investigations, leading to professional level proficiency in Human Behavior and Psychology.

In my brief existence on earth, somehow, all of my interests, flaws, and experiences fit together like a puzzle and have lead me to the point where I can understand Human Behavior and Psychology fluently....raising me to a life of leadership.

How did I end up directing Actors?  I was searching for a more positive expression for my knowledge while still supporting peoples life goals.  This search dropped me down a rabbit hole of research including method actors, and eventually Stanislavski's system, and the great Uta Hagen which shocked me.... until that very moment my life experiences resembled many aspects of these systems without even knowing they existed.

Since then, I have chosen ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!
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Edd F.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Theater Arts from Point Park University
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Edd F.

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I am a full time professional magician with over 30 years of experience and over 15 years working as a full time pro. I will walk you through each and every step making sure that you not only understand how to perform a specific sleight or magic trick but WHY you do the particular moves or scripting when you do. I have a BFA in Theater Arts and use my training to help you understand the performance element of magic. Even if you are only performing for one friend, a well performed trick is better than and poorly performed one.

About Edd

I am a full time professional magician who has been working many different kinds of events since 2002. I have performed close up card magic, mentalism, children's parties, University and College events, and everything in between. In order to make a living as a full time pro, I have to have a workin

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Cormack M.
Cormac wishes we could give 5.5 stars out of 5. He's really enjoying it!

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Chelsea V.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Awarded Best Actress from Inland Theatre League
  • Theatre from Wagner College
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Chelsea V.

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I have been working professionally in the industry from a very young age, and as a current working actor, I know what is happening in the audition rooms, and how to help guide & teach young actors so they can grow and be confident. Not only have I taught for over 5+ years, but I have performed with actors of varying ages, which has helped me to really connect and make sure I can help students find age appropriate material that they can identify with & enjoy working on while they navigate what it means to be an actor.

About Chelsea

Hi there! Looking to work on new audition material, prepare for a callback, improve your cold-reading skills, and more? I'm eager to work with you! I'm a professional working actor/singer who has been in the business since I was a child, and after years of working both in Los Angeles & New York

Jesse H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art from Darton State College
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Jesse H.

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Looking for something that will bring that spark into your relationship? I provide a great way to increase social skills, decrease daily stress and help couples maintain their love for one another.

I specialize in teaching beginners/intermediate the basic steps of Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Merengue, Tango, hustle, rumba, Cha Cha and Hip-Hop. Dancing is a positive and encouraging means of exercise. You and your partner will gain the confidence to showcase your dance skills in front of others. Another benefit to taking my lessons, is that you can make a lasting impression on a special day. Whether you’re getting ready for your first dance at your upcoming wedding or looking to make a certain someone happy.

I will assist you with not only standing out on the dance floor but to also build your confidence in Dance!

About Jesse

Dear Future Students: I'm so excited to have this platform to teaching the art of dance! I feel my current skills and dance experience with wedding dance choreography, ballroom dance instruction and hip-hop lessons, would add value to any student that is interested in learning.

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Alejandro
Had a great experience, learn a lot about myself.
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James W.

87 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
  • Several Schools from Various
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James W.

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Prep and Guidance in the Fun exciting world of Improv Comedy. Learn by doing. How to write comedy, incorporate your acting skills and use of timing, and what is the best style for you.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.
Rabi
James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you.
Georgia A.
Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!

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"I don't normally write reviews, but she was fantastic! She really knows what she's doing and I enjoyed her. Great lesson! Would definitely recommend her to anyone!"
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Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Sara was amazing, absolutely love her for my daughter aged 10. She is kind, nurturing, focus and great with children. I'm considering using her for myself too."
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Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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"Very well spoken, projected competence and was great with the 64 yer old first time acting student."
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Took Acting lessons from Robert E.
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"She’s an amazing instructor! She covers so much ground in one lesson, yet always makes sure you understand the material. Would highly recommend her!"
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Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Luciana is a great teacher! She is sweet, friendly, and very knowledgeable. If you are looking to start your journey into the art of Flamenco, she will be a fun instructor!"
Ra R.
Took Flamenco lessons from Luciana F.
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"Vanessa is wonderful. I was able to learn so much it a short period of time. She is an excellent teacher. When work slows down, I am going to take additional classes with Vanessa. She is definitely a 5 star person. I wish that I got to hear hear sing one of her favorite songs. My lessons focused on speaking voice."
Greg
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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"Milton J. was on time and a complete professional.

For someone reentering the field of Acting and Musical Theater, Milton J was a perfect choice. He has range in his skill set to address any kind of Music and Theater genres.
I was so impressed, once we really had started on the lesson of what he has in his lesson. Quite a lot to do, that is deep behind the scenes and pre-performance set-up for the student to preset for a chararacter to come out of us. This, I remember from my Professional Acting for Television and Film days was what is called Actors Homework...in LA you are 2 scenes in before my former LA Teacher began to explain the pre-set tech that Milton J came with, right from the start.
Awsome teacher!"
Karen (Kari)
Took Acting lessons from Milton J.
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"I worked with Randy on my speaking voice. In just 5 weeks my voice for videos and presentations was much better and I had a plan for further improvements. He's easy to talk to, non-judgemental and provides sage advice. Randy was good at prioritizing things for me to work on, which made it easy to make progress quickly. He split tasks into those that required class time and those that I could teach myself. I'm leaving with specific exercises and books to read for self-improvement."
Allan
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Randy L.
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