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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
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Molly M.

271 Reviews
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All ages. I have taught drama/musical theatre in groups as well as coached individuals.

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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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1968
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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.

In Theatre Acting, we'll explore acting for the stage, and how best to use the four tools, Voice, Face, Body, and Mind, for performance in front of a live audience.

We'll study gesture, vocal expressiveness, movement, face acting, and physical acting for the stage.

We'll study representational theatre and presentational theatre, how they differ, and how to perform in each.

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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Rosita R.

387 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Awarded 3rd Soprano in Western Mass from Westfield City
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rosita R.

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From Shakespeare to modern plays,, I help the actor to channel their connection with the character. As well to help nervousness, remember their lines, blocking ideas, etc...

About Rosita

I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish,

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Laura
I LOVE Rosita's classes! She is so fun and down to earth, and she knows just what exercises to have me do to actually get better. I feel that I have grown so much since I've started taking her classes :) Highly recommend!!
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Nicola R.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Master of Arts from Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, Paris, France
  • Teaching since 2011
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Nicola R.

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I am a professional director who's been coaching acting students of all ages since 2015. I love working with actors of all levels and all ages (both children and adults). Whether we’re working on a monologue, a scene, audition prep or something else entirely, I will work with you one-on-one to help bring your characters to life!

About Nicola

Hi everyone! I'm Nicola, and I teach both French and acting. I've been teaching French since 2011 and acting since 2013. I have my bachelor's degree in French from Columbia University and my master's degree in the history of theatre from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in France. I teach a few d

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Laurel
I have been working with Nicola for the past 4 months and I would highly recommend her for anyone that is completely new to the French language. She is very flexible and willing to design the lesson to meet your goals. Nicola has a way of making learning a new language interesting, fun and non-intimidating. I have done both in-person and online lessons with Nicola and I find that both are equally as effective. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a French tutor.
Angela
Nicola has been tutoring my daughter in 7th grade French. She’s wonderful, speaks like a native, and is very reliable. My daughter’s French grade has improved dramatically! We are very happy with her, and highly recommend her to all.
Cipriana C.
We've only had one lesson but Nicola is smart and great at explaining as she goes. I'm an adult and love her teaching style, and I could also see her being great with kids!
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2003
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
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I've been teaching and coaching acting students since 2007 to express themselves artistically, free themselves mentally and physically, and learn a variety of techniques to become more natural actors. Students learn through exercises, games and monologue coaching and scene work.

About Heather M.

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio and

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Michael B.
She is very knowledgeable about music. My grandson is taking lessons with her and looks forward to his lesson.
Clarissa
great first lesson--thank you!
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The average cost of 60-minute theater acting lessons in Wauconda is $78. 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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"Shauna gives me her full attention, focus and knowledge when working with me. She is very passionate about her work and has been immensly helpful to me. She asks me to come prepared and ready to work, so if you are looking for a teacher who will let you slack...that is not Shauna! Her instruction has given me greater skills and confidence. And she is immensly enjoyable to work with. I HIGHLY reccomend her."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Wow! Amy is incredible! I felt super comfortable around her and feel I can learn so much from her. We started off finding a monologue for me to read. I read it and now plan on reading the entire script so we can continue to working on it together... I can’t wait for my next lesson!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"I was recently in a play titled “Why Does It Hurt So Bad?” with Tamika as an Artist Development teacher. She was extremely helpful when it came to knowing how to project your voice, emoting and becoming the character that you are portraying. Tamika was very professional and she always helped wherever she could. Tamika always gave great advice and how you can improve your craft as an actor. Everyone in the play took note of what Tamika was saying and applied it in the next rehearsal, getting better and better every time. This is the reason why the play was so successful. I will definitely keep in contact with her to keep perfecting my craft and to see if there’s a way that I can take acting lessons from her. Thank you so much Tamika. You’re AWESOME and so TALENTED!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"Absolutely wonderful! I have been taking lessons from Sandra for over a year now and always look forward to it. She is very knowledgeable and sets up a comfortable atmosphere. I have learned so much and couldn't thank her enough."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Sandra H.
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"Teacher took her time with teaching me technique. She took her time with scenes. Good listener. Gave me what I needed for a beginner in discovering character."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"My teacher ms.kelee is great. I feel like with her being my teacher my comfort zone of speaking in front of others has risen and grown. Me.kelee made me feel more confidence and hopeful in future things for myself. Trying new things made me realize, something new can have a good impact on the social part of your life."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Kelee P.
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"Matt is absolutely amazing! He is so helpful on how he is able to think outside the box to bring out the potential of your project!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Matt P.
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"I have had the privaledge of being around the most iconic talents ever in show biz because of my father Harvey Korman.So having heard Aubrey Sing it harkens me back fo my favorite singers Joanne Gleason Bernadette Peters and Eydie Gormes,Karen Carpenters.The best compliment I can give Aubrey is that she is a songstress.Thats a artists who can sing and tell a story with inflection in all the right places while she expresses her humanity through song.Like her idol Barbara Streisand she is just one exuisite artists that lives and breaths and embodies every song she sings.You would be hard pressed to study with anyone as polished and dedicated as Aubrey.I don't have a daughter but if I did I hope she ends up like Aubrey then I know what it is to have created a masterpiece.She is a second generation artists her father is also a very sublimely gifted artists Glenn Williams here in Vegas."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Aubrey W.
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"David is masterful, an Acting Coach! He uses coaching skills to customize his training to his students. My daughter is always looking forward to end her week with David. It is always a treat for her! What a wonderful sight to see coach/coachee relationship in learning acting skills!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from David T.
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