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Kelly G.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 2 to 65
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Kelly G.

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With a wide variety of techniques, I try to help the actor develop themselves as an artist. Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, Strasberg and other techniques will be studied and applied to help the actor find the right techniques that work for them.
I create safe supportive environments, with the accent on individuality and personal attention. My lessons are designed around the individual’s needs, desires, goals and personality so no two lessons are the same. Sessions are designed specifically to allow you to grow at your own pace; I am here to help you along on that wonderful and exciting journey towards being a master of your craft.
Whether it is improv, film, on camera, commercial or musical theater work I feel it is my job to provide you with the tools for developing your skills and get you well on your way to acquiring the knowledge you need to tap into your special talents and improve your self-confidence and stage presence.

About Kelly

First Opera instructor to Laura Bretan, America's Got Talent 2016 GOLDEN Buzzer winner and youngest Opera Star. I feel there is a great deal of talent in the youth of today, and that it is my job to provide a knowledge and understanding of how to best use that talent. I try my best to provide a

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Alexis W.
Great. Very personable and easy to relax with. Great exercises and homework I feel is doable as my first ever vocal lesson. Can't wait for my next session :)
Junie
My 5 year old daughter has become a stronger dancer with Ms. Kelly as she builds up for her recital. We are truly lucky to find such a dedicated and talented teacher.
Tracey
I was very lucky to have found Kelly. I had always dreamed of having artistic talent but I am not a naturally good singer. Within two years, I have gone from singing in the shower to having developed to stage performance. Kelly has taught me so much from the artistic expression of singing to the mechanics of turning my voice into an instrument. She has an incredible ability to listen to my voice and pinpoint the exact adjustment I need to make it sound great. She's such a fun person to be around that I always look forward to my next lesson. Her positive attitude and approach is also a testament to her high level of professionalism. She provides feedback that is positive. but also helps me improve She is the perfect combination of teacher and coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in singing.
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
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Molly M.

274 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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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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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

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
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Learn how to act on stage and in front off the camera! No age limits!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Awarded Max Winkler Music Scholarship from Belwin Mills Music Publishing
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
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All levels taught. Acting lessons focus on Diction, Projection, Inflection and flow of speech. McClosky Technique utilized in Speech.

About Jimi

*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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Rakeen
Some people might fare better with this instructor. More chatting than instructing. Usually telling stories trying to sell himself and talk about how great he is. Delusional ideas about your relationship. Accusatory. Takes things personally. Burns bridges. Claims to be a vocal therapist but doesn't do any vocal therapy. Can provide bad advice and medical information.
Jim
This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Italian, French, German
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
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I have a Masters Degree in theater arts. I have been a director and acting coach for over 10 years in two countries and in four different states. I have studied all methods and can teach multiple styles of acting to all levels.

About Kristin

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing, acting, speech, and piano for a wide range of ages. I teach many styles of acting from stage to film and in between including Shakespeare I have studied a variety of methods on acting and will cater to the inter

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Jason S.
Very helpful, and beyond detail focused to get the most success out of someone.
John
Just wanted to update my review after taking a few lessons with Kristin. In addition to providing great yoga instruction, she's also been sharing these incredible explanations of how my body works (or isn't working right) that clearly come from a deep understanding of science and the structure of the human body. It is amazing to be able to both connect with the body and to understand how it works physiologically at the same time!
John
Kristin is incredibly skilled at Yoga - helping my form and deepening my understanding fo Yoga. I'm recommending her to everyone!

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"He's a really great guy and he cares a lot about his students. My most favorite thing about him is that he has legitimate acting experience in television and film, and doesn't charge $30-$60 per hour per class. He is a busy man, but he always makes sure that he has time for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to take up acting :)"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"She is such a "great" vocal coach. She is the best! One of the top singers and performer ever."
Tim
Took Acting lessons from Melody M.
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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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"He works very well with my child and goes into detail in all aspects."
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"David is informative, engaging and approached my lesson with great input on technique. He helped me go beyond the lines I needed to read, to a better understanding of the character.
He's fun, thoughtful and kept the lesson moving.
I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Erin
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Tina is an excellent teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons very much"
Isabella
Took Acting lessons from Tina B.
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"She was very good for my first class. I believe it will be a great journey with her."
Ladarian
Took Acting lessons from Yiqing Z.
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"Emily is a skilled actor with a friendly, approachable way of communicating with students."
Fiona
Took Acting lessons from Emily M.
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"My son Merak just had his first class with David. At first we had to reschedule due to technical difficulties and David was extremely easy to work with when accommodating a new time. Today during the class David was professional and very knowledgeable. So far he is well worth the investment and I look forward to having him teach my son more."
Merak
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kelsey did a great job of making my 13 year old daughter comfortable during her first lesson. She balanced praise and constructive feedback very effectively. Looking forward to more classes!"
Eva
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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