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NEIL W.

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Starting at $65
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • 3 Year Graduate Acting Diploma from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
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NEIL W.

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As a classically trained British actor and director with decades of experience in all genres of the business, I can help you develop your potential and talent and provide you with the tools and most importantly, the confidence, to take that audition by storm. Whether it be monologue preparation, cold script reading expertise, Shakespearean delivery, acting for camera, mastery of an accent, voice work, breathwork or movement, I will introduce you to acting techniques that will improve you performance and take it to the next level.

Best known in the UK for a starring role in a hospital soap, my career has ranged from straight drama to sit-com, theatrical comedy to Shakespeare and the classics, musical theatre to audiobook narration and voiceover.

I particularly relish helping launch young actors' careers but, whatever your age or ambition, I feel confident I can make a difference in spurring you on to achieve your goals and I promise you, we'll make it fun!

About NEIL

I'm a Brit with a great sense of humour and believe that learning should be fun. It's all very well having the knowledge but it's crucial that I impart it to my students in an encouraging, sensitive and entertaining way. Your success is my success. I remember what it was like starting out in this wo

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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachary J.

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Zach has a BA in Acting, and has appeared in over 50 regional productions, including national tours. Monologue work, scene work, camera work experience.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
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Cara Isadora M.

65 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German, Latin, Hebrew, Czech
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cara Isadora M.

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I’m an experienced stage actor, singer, director, and teacher. Let’s have some fun!!!

About Cara Isadora

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, an

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Chris
Cara has been a fantastic voice instructor. I started out as a complete newbie with no formal singing experience. After a couple of months working with Cara, I have improved dramatically. I would recommend her highly if you are looking to find your voice or improve your singing.
Cara
This is Cara. I’m responding to the two negative reviews. One student simply did not understand the dangers of singing falsetto ALL the time. I do teach falsetto. I actually even send videos out with particular exercises with falsetto attachment. As the one reviewer mentioned, they had a personal grudge against me and apologized. The other student, didn’t understand that I don’t teach beginners falsetto right away before basic technique is established. Thank you for the positive reviews! Unfortunately, I cannot respond to these comments directly.
Estevan
I wrote the review below because I was mad at her for personal reasons... Shes actually a great teacher. Sorry Cara
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Benjamin K.

143 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MasterWorks Festival
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Benjamin K.

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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 the

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Nathan
Benjamin helped me a lot! I enjoyed the lessons, and he had a great understanding of the voice and how to explain it all.
Trish B.
Benjamin was very patient and I learned more about my vocal structure/instrument than I ever thought which I really appreciated!
Mariah E.
Super grateful to have picked the best instructor to teach me!! After each lesson you become more knowledgeable with singing and your voice and I can’t wait to continue to progress and become better over time!! Literally with just 5 minutes of his exercises each day you start to improve!!
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Liz Fanora J.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • BFA in Musical Arts from California Institute of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Walnut Hill, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Walnut Hill 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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"Very knowledgeable & kind. Set good groundwork for my daughter. She really enjoyed it and talked about it all through dinner."
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"Alex is the best acting coach I've ever had! She worked with me before a major audition and was incredibly insightful. She helped me get to the truth of the pieces I had chosen and instilled confidence in me. The audition was a success! Couldn't have done it without her."
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"First acting teacher that got me able to sound realistic when acting and not so scripted. Great teacher"
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"First lesson and my son can’t wait for the next! He said she is very expressive and animated and gave amazing coaching advice on the first session. We are so excited to have found her!"
Jacob
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Kelsey was great. Very helpful and fun. Really excited to be taking lessons from Kelsey. She is a perfect instructor to get me prepared for my performance."
Shelley
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Kathryn is great! After just 1lessonI gained the confidence and direction I needed to be a working actor. In fact, I will contact agents this week! Kathryn gave me tools I can use to conquer any monologue or scene. and great intro to method acting. I believe I found a great coach and mentor in Kathryn and look forward to working with her again."
dawn
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Shauna is a fabulous teacher she taught me to trust my instincts and have much more confidence in my work as an actor. She is insightful, patient and smart. Her guidance was invaluable to me."
Dailza
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"My son had a great first session with April today. Thank you!"
Malachi
Took Acting lessons from April S.
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"I remember being so nervous to take acting classes because I had little experience. But when I had my first session with Jennie I knew she was the right teacher for me. She made me feel so comfortable and has given me such great advice and techniques that I will utilize forever. She taught me how to control my nerves during auditions, analyze scripts , voice control, and other great techniques! My favorite thing about Jennie is that she starts ever class asking what I want to accomplish and learn which I really appreciate. She is a great acting teacher with tons of educational and working experience that gives me great insight on acting industry. Jennie is not only a great acting teacher but also a great mentor and friend! I have learned so much from her over the past year. She is always open to talk and give great advice not only about acting but life too!"
Sahar
Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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