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Darius J.

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Starting at $54
  • Speaks
  • Associates in Occupational Studies - Acting from American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darius J.

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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I can be seen in a number of films, commercials, and music videos alongside the likes of Shaquille O’Neal. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.”

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About Darius

It's great to hear you want to treat yourself to a private coach. I think it's a fantastic gift! Let me start by telling you a bit about myself and my approach to coaching actors.. My name is Darius. I'm an actor/director/coach from Detroit based in Chicago. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years w

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Angel
Very helpful experience! The lessons are wonderful and I'm learning so much!
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Adam R.

88 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Music from Westminster Choir College
  • Awarded 1st Chair Tenor 1 from PA State Chorus
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Adam R.

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I coach monologues, scenes and commercials. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Detai

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Kellyanne B.
Great first meeting, looking forward to my next class ..
Dane R.
Very informative, looking forward to the next class
Andrew W.
Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Sign Language (Very basic), English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Rachel M.

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

About Rachel

**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-su

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.
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Liz Fanora J.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • BFA in Musical Arts from California Institute of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Liz Fanora J.

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Acting lessons usally begin with physical, emotional & verbal exercises, but I also like to teach character work, IPA, Alexander Technique as well as comedic, dramatic & musical theatre acting. I've also done some film acting work and love to guide beginner students with film acting.

About Liz Fanora

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summer

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Addison-Preston K.
Delightful instructor!!
Monique
Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
Marco P.
My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!
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Jennifer V.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Third Place Performer from Torch Music Fest
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Jennifer V.

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I have been a Musical Theatre performer for years. I put a lot of importance to voice training, technique and acting warm-ups.

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that learning new and different techniques including warm-ups are of importance when it comes to the art of performing. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them ou

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Marcia
I am learning to speak Spanish with Jennifer. She’s so patient and very thorough. She ensures understanding of the material before moving on. Even her tests are fun. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she’s very caring and kind. I look forward to my classes. 100% recommend!
Ànya-Rose H.
She made our 1st experience amazing! We will sign up with Jennifer again. She is very talented, takes her time with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better voice coach and actor.
Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
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Ashley C.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Masters of Fine Arts - Acting from New York University
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Ashley C.

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Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more.

About Ashley

Safety and respectful collaboration are the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I encourage a passion for play, self-discovery, and a willingness to see yourself as an artist who has the power to affect change in our world. I hold a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University and have worke

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Laura S.
Great lesson!!
Deitra N.
i love playing games and doing lines with ms Ashley its so much fun and i cant wait until Thursday
Deitra N.
Ashley is the best instructor ever. She is really fun and funny we play fun games and acting with her is fun!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Sparland, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Sparland is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"I was a former student of Gina's from 2017-2019 in a university setting. I owe a lot of my own personal successes to Prof. Gina. Here classes were always the most informative, fun, and provided the most up-to-date information about the industry and its practices. She combines practical tools for working in Hollywood along with great acting technique and moral ethics. She was and still remains invested in me and my career, and I have her to thank for her knowledge and knowhow for the success I have now as a SAG-AFTRA actor working in this industry. I cannot recommend her further her time and teaching worth every penny!"
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Took Acting lessons from Gina F.
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"Alexandra is fantastic! Super personal, gifted and able to teach her acting skills very well and easy to work with!!! We love her!!"
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Kelsey is wonderful instructor!!"
Jonathan
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Patient and knowledgeable. Great teacher!"
Karl Malik
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"It was a nice class. Randy gave me some assignment. I am trying to practice those. :)"
Santanu
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"Rebecca Linton is an absolutely phenomenal acting teacher. I cannot express how grateful I am for her guidance and instruction. She is the best teacher I have ever had by far. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all things acting. She knows how to push her actors to improve beyond where they thought they could go. She had led me to get multiple Superior ratings at acting competitions. She is familiar with a host of different acting methods including but not limited to those of Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, and Sanford Meisner. I seriously cannot express how grateful I am for her. She had had a profound impact on my life and taught and cared for me in a way no other acting teacher in the world ever could!"
Isaac
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Easy to talk to and understand what sh wants!"
Matthew
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Randy is a genius and is very encouraging! I highly recommend!!"
Michael
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"My daughter is really enjoying her acting classes . She looks forward to her next class every week !! Vandi is an excellent teacher !!"
Matilda
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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