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Vicki P.

(9)
Munster, IN
Starting at $20
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  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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We will vocalize with the piano to focus on relaxation, breath control, tone production, range, and diction. Then I will accompany you on the piano as you rehearse music of your choosing. I will offer tips on how you can improve your performance.

About Vicki

Vicki earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a piano/vocal emphasis and a specialty in the field of piano pedagogy. Vicki has over thirty five years of performing and teaching experience in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas. Her e

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August 28, 2019
Barry
Lightbulb moment with new breathing technique. Patience exhibited in repeating until we got it. Advised to un-learn old and wrong advice from previous director. Demonstrated desired techniques. Supportive. Complimentary.
August 15, 2019
Becky
Vicki is an amazing voice teacher! She worked with me for a few months preparing me for a singing class in school. I had never worked on singing before and three months later, I feel completely prepared and excited to start this course. She is very patient and supportive, I highly recommend her as a voice teacher!!
January 15, 2019
Isamar Luna
She is a great teacher.
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Jeff F.

(10)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Awarded Deans List of Academic Distinction from University of Northern Colorado
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Jeff F.

Chicago, IL

(10)

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About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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September 27, 2018
Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
April 25, 2018
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
July 14, 2016
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!
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Wendy P.

(38)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks For purposes of singing: French, Italian, German
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater/Voice from University of Kansas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Acting students will receive instruction customized for their individual needs and skill level, drawing on a variety of techniques, including Linklater (physical and vocal work), Stanislavski, Meisner, and Grotowski, Shurtleff, among others. Students can work privately on audition skills, including monologues and cold reading, as well as scene work, character building and basic principles of acting. The first step to great acting is a free body and voice, allowing full expression of of emotional life of the character!

About Wendy

I am a professional singer, songwriter and actor working in the Chicago area for many years. I have a B.F.A. in Theater/Voice from The University of Kansas and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. I've been teaching private vocal instruction since 2003: I host the Singer

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October 17, 2019
Nelson G.
I couldn’t recommend Wendy enough. No matter what walk of life you come from, she’ll find a way to connect with you and help you reach your goal. I’m already seeing improvements and can’t wait to go back every week.
September 5, 2019
Arthur V.
March 17, 2019
Blake C.
Very helpful and focused on what needed to be worked on. Will definitely be looking forward to working with her again!

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Francesca V.

(90)
Speaking Voice
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
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Francesca V.

(90)

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With a strong background in Bel Canto technique and Alexander technique Francesca is perfectly suited for teaching speech.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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July 10, 2019
Laurie
I have been seeing Francesca for a year now. I LOVE going to my voice lessons because I know I'm going to get so much more than just a voice lesson. She always welcomes me with an open heart and love. The studios are a nice cheerful, safe space to be vulnerable while singing. My teacher is my biggest cheerleader, that's always available for a hug or advise. I'm lucky to call her my friend now. Francesca is my voice teacher and life coach. She makes me work hard and always WANT to learn more. I really couldn't recommend her more highly. She's who you need to see if you are looking to expand your artistry. I was so glad she took my call and welcomed me into her studio. It's evident that she loves what are she does. While every pro singer in town ends up at BugByte, I also see Francesca and her assistants working with beginners. So there's room for everyone there, unsurprisingly.
February 13, 2019
Eddie S.
Francesca is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and creates a really cool, welcoming environment. I had never had a voice instructor before and I wasn’t very confident with singing, but these sessions are really helping me work through that! Francesca is very encouraging and she creates lessons around the music that interests you! She taught me some really useful exercises to help me improve with range, pitch, etc. also, gives tools and homework to take home and practice! I’m stoked I found such a great voice instructor! Her dog is awesome too. 😎🤘
December 26, 2018
Alexis
Thanks Francesca for making the lesson totally fun and relevant to my present level!
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David T.

(89)
Voice Acting
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks english
  • Acting from Ivanna Chubbick Master Class
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David T.

(89)

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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,”

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October 16, 2019
Raina D.
David is very knowledgeable and gave my daughter such great advice and direction to work with. He broke down each line of her scene and the motivation behind it and took the extra time with her to make sure she understood everything and was delivering it naturally and effectively. He even spent extra time with her and didn’t finish the lesson until she fully got everything down. Very professional, fun, friendly and genuine. We’re so grateful we found him and she and I both look forward to her next lesson with him! We very highly recommend him!!
July 16, 2019
Cathy
David is working on Improv with my daughter. He is positive and fun and full of knowledge. She is soaking up everything David has to teach her and help her with her Improv.
July 12, 2019
Jolen P.
I m really happy to have discovered David. He s really positive and intuitive: without asking too much questions, he brought me what I needed.
I advice David definitely.
Thanks a lot
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Michael L.

(12)
Film and TV Acting
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1998
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Michael L.

(12)

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Beginners will learn the fundamentals of on camera acting. Intermediate and Advanced students will work with sample materials or preparation for upcoming auditions. Self-taping auditions is also available for those needing to electronically submit to productions.

About Michael

Michael L has been a working actor in Theatre, Film and Television since 1998. Since graduating cum laude from George Washington University he has dedicated himself to teaching and practicing the craft of acting. Michael was a classical acting fellow at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington

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December 9, 2017
Anoop M.
February 14, 2017
Elena B.
Wonderful
January 21, 2017
Jessica
Fantastic.

Breathing, Voice, Acting, the whole thing.

Michael will give you exercises, tips, tricks and ideas to excel to the next level with your voice.

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"My daughter was super nervous to start but Kimberly was fantastic! She immediately put her mind at ease and dove right in! Highly recommend Kimberly!!"
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Took Magic lessons from Sean M.
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Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"Exceptional! Toya is a working artist herself, so she is beyond knowledgeable about acting and voice. A lot of my daughter’s lessons ran longer than the time I paid, which is a rare, and very generous thing. Toya makes sure you get what you pay for and more. She’s so passionate about helping talent find their way in the arts. She is equally great at helping parents who know nothing about the arts, like me, learn the best way to support our kids in the arts, which is just incredible. She is beyond talented, very professional, and an absolute inspiration to all those she teaches. My daughter started out with no experience, and learned it all from Toya. She is now working as a professional actor thanks to Toya! My family and I will get to see my daughter in a major film in theatres! By far the best acting/vocal instructor on TakeLessons or anywhere else, hands down."
- Patricia
Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"I am a professional speaker and I decided to pursue some speaker voice coaching. This was my first lesson and Vanessa was friendly and great personality. I felt comfortable with her
immediately. She provided education, demonstration, observed me apply the techniques, and offered constructive feedback. After the class, I was excited to practice what I learned. I will definitely continue to go back to Vanessa. I highly recommend her."
- Vince
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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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 15 yrs. old and this is her first time ever taking any acting lessons. She enjoys her lessons & likes how Jan uses real life scenarios so she can relate to them in commercials and she says Jan is easy to work with!"
- Lindie
Took Acting lessons from Jan L.
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"My 16yr old daughter loves it! She loves Jared, learns a lot in 30 minutes and lesson is tailored to what she wants to learn. The 1 on 1 attention makes all the difference. Reasonably priced as well. Highly recommended!"
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Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"With only one lesson my daughter has already shown improvement! Really put her at ease and was very kind and patient. Knows how to bring out best in her student. Very impressive"
- Hope
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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