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Jeremy K.

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Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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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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Dee F.

57 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Teaching since 1983
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Dee F.

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I am currently an actress and extra for Movie Work Now Casting based in Phoenix and have over 10 years acting experience in film and theater. I have been a vocal coach and actress for university and independent theaters in Montana and in Phoenix, Arizona. I also am a film and television composer, and work with publishers, music supervisors and recording engineers within the film and television industry. I can assist you with theater acting, film acting, improvisation, comedy, sound projection, staging, and film scoring. Have fun learning with me!

About Dee

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from Univers

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Mike O.
Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week.
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Raghav G.
SHe is so AWESOME. SHe helps so much and payed attention to things my past teachers ignored
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Jennifer W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2001
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Jennifer W.

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I have performed on 6 Broadway National Tours and have a Masters in Music Education! Please check out my website jenniferwilcove.weebly.com for a full bio and resume!

About Jennifer

Hi folks! I've been teaching for the last decade and love working with all skills and all ages. I am encouraging, supportive, disciplined, and helpful. I have a Masters in Music Education, and a tremendous amount of regional performance experience, including the last four years during which I par

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Julia S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Zach B.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre from Northwestern University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Zach B.

23 Reviews
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As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!

About Zach

My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past few months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, and a role on an upcoming Netflix drama series. This is in addition to working acto

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Cynthia O.
Very personable and wants to help each actor find how THEY fit with their characters in order to portray them honestly! Would definitely recommend
Samantha
Zach has been amazing from day one! I have zero experience, came into classes with basically no knowledge, and Zach has taught me so much already with unfaltering patience. Feeling more and more confident with each session. 10/10 recommend!
Piper B.
Zach was great! Piper very much enjoyed her 1st lesson and looks forward to many more!! Thank you!!
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Shirley N.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shirley N.

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My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.

About Shirley

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in gradua

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She’s very kind and informative

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The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons in Wilmette is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $120 per hour.
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"The sweetest. She makes you feel so comfortable. This was my first time acting and she totally squashed all of my nerves the minute it started!"
Morgan
Took Film Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"I learend a lot of lessons during the one hour I spent with James. He is very positive and very wise. He knows the ins and outs of Hollywood and told he told me his experiences of being in Hollywood and meeting famous actors, such as Bruce Willis. Overall, the experience is incredible, and I had fun learning from James."
Rabi Warda
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Mr. Tinker speaks very clearly and is very patient, he makes sure you understand the material, and his positive attitude makes whatever your learning fun."
D.J.
Took Film Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Helps a lot. Takes time with his students and can find where they need improvement."
Tate
Took Film Acting lessons from Gabriel
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
Rabi Warda
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Amy was excellent at drawing the requested responses out of my 5 year old and directing her to make adjustments. It was our first lesson and a very positive experience. Can't wait to see how the progress together as teacher and student."
Cheryl Brubaker
Took Film Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"Maria has coached me for every audition and part I have gotten for the past 5 years. She was referred to me by another one of her students. She is worth every penny. I'm moving to LA as I've just been cast as a series regular on a new ABC comedy but will be coaching with Maria online. I will be forever her student. She's a complete genius."
Tara
Took Film Acting lessons from Maria S.
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"She was awesome. She made me feel comfortable and welcomed. She was very patience to help me understand."
Renee
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Vanessa is amazing. She is working with my 13-year old son and has him inspired and confident with huge improvements to his acting and singing ability. She has worked around our crazy schedule and seems to truly care about my son's success. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, were very lucky to find her on this site and have no hesitation in continuing lessons with her."
Aiden
Took Film Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"I got the lead role in my school play because of Mr. Tinker's training and mentorship. Thank you Mr. Tinker! I owe you one."
Michelle
Took Film Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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