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Jeremy K.

21 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaching since 1996
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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

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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R J.
I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art.
Tristan C.
meets me exactly where I’m and keeps it dynamic for growth. outstanding teacher.
Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
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Molly M.

271 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Molly M.

271 Reviews
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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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Noemi Q.
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.
Jenny
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Nicole C.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, Spanish
  • Bachelor's of Arts from University of Maryland
  • Awarded Talent Based Scholarship from University of Colorado, Boulder
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Nicole C.

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Using short scenes and monologues, I help students work on character development and with speaking their lines. I also help them to think about intention.

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As a voice teacher and voice coach, I strive to help the student get to where they want to be vocally. For me, singing is something that brings me joy and I hope to be able to share that with you. It took me a while to realize how much music and singing means to me. While studying something ent

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London T.
Nicole was very patient with my daughter and I like the structure she brought to the training. I look forward to seeing my daughter’s progress under Nicole’s training and guidance.
Mya T.
Nicole is an awesome teacher who displays a tremendous amount of skill. She is really able to connect with the student which is a really important quality for any teacher to have! She also has a lot of patience and goes above and beyond during every lesson. She is a great acting teacher and I feel very lucky to have her teaching my daughter!!
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Julia S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Theater, Acting from Temple University
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Julia S.

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I coach students on their monologues so they can improve their auditions and self-tapes. I help them with monologue selection if needed, monologue breakdown, character breakdown, performance techniques, exercises, and much more. My students leave with not only an incredible monologue for auditions, but also a more in-depth understanding of acting and character work.

The theater techniques I use to teach acting and coach monologues include: Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, and Michael Chekhov. I promote a positive and safe environment for actors to explore their character and creativity.

About Julia

Welcome! My name is Julia, and I'm an actor, director, and teaching artist from Philadelphia, PA. I hold a degree in theatre and acting from Temple University, where I was trained by professional actors in the industry such as Amina Robinson (Precious, 2009) and Cheryl Williams (Silver Linings Pl

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Maria
Julia has been helping me with my acting for a little while now and I already can see my own improvement! She always gives me tips, pointers and corrections during our time but in a way where I feel supported! Her constructive feedback is always helpful and she is so encouraging when I actually nail a scene. She recently helped me with a self tape and I have to say, with her guidance I think it was my best acting to date! I would highly recommend Julia!
Kerri
My teenage daughter has been taking online lessons with Julia for months now. She couldn't' be happier. We are so lucky to have found her!
Jon
Julia was the best instructor I could have asked for, being that I just started. She helped me understand the process in acting and helped me work on a lot of monologues to get better and find exactly what I want to do. Always punctual and was easy to reschedule if I had any days I couldn't make it. If you're looking for a good teacher to help you and you're just starting or even experienced she's definitely the choice.
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Carolyn M.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Carolyn M.

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Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. She is currently in the hit Off-Broadway shows “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”. 

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Theat

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Michael
Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Dakota W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Certificate in Studio Acting from American Musical and Dramatic Academy
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Dakota W.

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I trained at the same school as Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ray Fischer (Justice League), Tyne Daly (look her up, you won't be sorry) and Jason Derulo. I am well versed in dialects, American Standard, stage combat (armed and unarmed), film acting, acting for stage, classical, acting and more! Even if you just want to work on a monologue. Im happy to help! I've been a working actor both on stage and screen for almost three years now, but let's be real. We all need a side hustle. I can even help you with learning how to self-produce/promote on a budget.

About Dakota

Hello! I am a classically trained, working actor with years of real world experience. If you are seeking lessons for a child, you should know that I worked in childcare for over a decade, am an expert in child development, and have a child of my own! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns

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toni
The best instructor ever. She helps on how to be a better actor And is Really Really good at it. U should really Book a class with her.
june zaporojan
iv only had one lesson with her so far. but shes really nice.
Jennie
Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on.

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Wauconda 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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"Andrew helped me with a couple of scenes to prep for a self tape- very helpful! He’s clearly very passionate about his job and a great teacher too. Will defiantly book again when another audition comes through. Thanks Andrew!"
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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."
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"He understood the requirement and jumped in with practical solutions , tools and approach . Looking forward to the rest of the classes."
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"Vandi made Mia feel very comfortable from the get go and Mia had a great experience. I would highly recommend her! She is super sweet and encouraging. Mia cannot wait until her next lesson!"
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Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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Took Acting lessons from Yvette R.
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"He's been great with my son."
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Took Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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"My daughter took the lesson today and she was thrilled! She loved how easy it was to relate to the teacher."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Great teacher! Amy is very experienced with kids and knows how to interact very well with my five year old. She has control of the lesson and most importantly my daughter loves going to her class."
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Took Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"Vandi was patient with our teenaged daughter who needed help for a school play audition. Our daughter got the female lead and we don't think she would have without the confidence and skills provided by Vandi. We are signing up for more lessons now that has the part!"
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Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"She was very good for my first class. I believe it will be a great journey with her."
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