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Popular Performing Arts Teachers in Lafayette, LA

Timothy V.

Breaux Bridge, LA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 13 to 60
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Timothy V.

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I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. I specialize in teaching both children and adults. I am primarily interested in adults, though, as I have an acting program that is based on a nine-personality profile called the Enneagram (this may be "too much" for children to grasp). That said, I am open to both children and adults, and I have appeared in various stage productions in Austin, Texas, as an actor. My last role was Iago in OTHELLO for which I received a National Falstaff Acting Award nomination for Best Supporting Male. I am also experienced in directing and playwriting for the theatre.

About Timothy

I am a very compassionate and empathic person. I am very dedicated to teaching acting and believe in positive reinforcement with constructive criticism. I would never aim to shame a student. My sole purpose is to make anyone interested in acting an effective actor. I would never push a student

Crystal S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded The Herb Alpert Award from The Herb Alpert Foundation
  • BA Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Teaching since 2003
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Crystal S.

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With a BA from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Crystal has appeared in over 50 plays. She teaches the technical and creative skills necessary for acting on the stage.

About Crystal

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical t

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Raylene L Lehnhoff
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
Tamura H.
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
Tamura H.
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
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Omar J.

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The thing that separates me from the rest of the guides you will find on this subject is that my knowledge and experience comes from the Private Security field...specializing in "Undercover/plain clothed" investigations, leading to professional level proficiency in Human Behavior and Psychology.

In my brief existence on earth, somehow, all of my interests, flaws, and experiences fit together like a puzzle and have lead me to the point where I can understand Human Behavior and Psychology fluently....raising me to a life of leadership.

How did I end up directing Actors?  I was searching for a more positive expression for my knowledge while still supporting peoples life goals.  This search dropped me down a rabbit hole of research including method actors, and eventually Stanislavski's system, and the great Uta Hagen which shocked me.... until that very moment my life experiences resembled many aspects of these systems without even knowing they existed.

Since then, I have chosen ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!

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Rico L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rico L.

5 Reviews
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In this Introduction to Screenwriting course students learn the fundamentals of the art and craft of Screenwriting. From structure to pacing, correct formatting to character development.

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For Parents of Children: As someone who has been teaching for over a decade I have found that one of the most effective teaching methods is through Reading Comprehension. Not only does the student develop a love for reading, but he or she also learns new vocabulary, writing skills, pronunciation, a

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Stephanie
Excellent tutor. Highly recommended.
David
Really glad I found Rico, he's been a great help.
Got my script optioned!
Rhonda
My two children have been taking reading and writing lessons from Teacher Rico for over two years now. My husband and I have been very pleased with the results, the kids being among the top of their class, being published in their school newspapers, a few awards in writing contests. Rico's help has been invaluable.
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Francesca V.

95 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francesca V.

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

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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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Garrison Bailey
Getting older and noticing a change in my vocal patterns was causing me some concern. Francesca not only listened to me about my concerns but she talked me through the physicality of how my vocal chords worked and how I can best sing in a way that does no damage but gets maximum range, power and tone. I have never taken vocal lessons before so this was such amazing information to have and to put into practice. When you know better, you do better. I can't recommend BugByte Studios enough! Thanks sister!
Garrison
Getting older and noticing a change in my vocal patterns was causing me some concern. Francesca not only listened to me about my concerns but she talked me through the physicality of how my vocal chords worked and how I can best sing in a way that does no damage but gets maximum range, power and tone. I have never taken vocal lessons before so this was such amazing information to have and to put into practice. When you know better, you do better. I can't recommend BugByte Studios enough! Thanks sister!
Cathy Beliakoff
Francesca is not only a wonderful person, but she is a great teacher! No matter what age you are, from beginner to very skilled, Francesca offers a gracious, positive approach, with strong encouragement that helps a student to feel safe. I have enjoyed every lesson that I've had with Francesca! She is extremely patient and able to offer positive instruction to correct any unhealthy habits. I am excited and honored to have an opportunity to work with such an experienced voice teacher. She is wonderful!!! I would recommend her to anyone! Keep up the great work Francesca, you are loved by many.

Chad B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2008
  • BA - Major: Theatre; Minor: Music from University of Central Arkansas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chad B.

7 Reviews
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I believe the development and training of an artist is a special, sacred, and important act.

If you would like to find more truth, more humor, and more joy in your work as an actor or performing artist, then I would be privileged to help you along that journey!

As a teacher I have taught around the country at universities as a guest artist and faculty member, as well as with performing arts centers from coast to coast. As a practicing artist, I am continually researching new and updated methods and find this passion translates into my lessons with my students.

I believe in positive reinforcement and building upon a student's current skill set, rather than tearing an actor to pieces, in order to bring about the most effective results, all the while finding JOY in the work!

I have performed as an actor, singer, and musician Off-Broadway in New York, on many National tours, and at regional theatres all across the United States. I find this varied experience allows me to

About Chad

Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Chad is a director, actor, and composer based out of New York City. Chad is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and has had the privilege to work all across the country. Chad is currently the Associate Artistic Director for Shake on the Lake Shakespeare in

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Noelle
One of the best teachers I have ever had! Chad creates an environment that makes you feel really comfortable with exploring yourself as an actor. Not to mention that fact that he is so kind and genuine. I know I will be forever grateful that our paths crossed!
Claudia
I have worked with probably 4 dozen acting instructors, coaches, directors in my life, and Chad is the BEST OF THE BEST.
Through several years of working with him, I can vouch that with him you always know what you get: 100% quality, all of the time. He is fully present, meets you on eye level, is kind and understanding, and encourages/motivates you to go beyond what you thought was possible.
Whether it is audition prep, Shakespeare scene work, or general acting skills, there is nobody I would trust more than Chad to help me be the best actor I can possibly be.
Most importantly, with Chad I have always felt completely safe to explore characters, inner movements, and feelings in the process.
The only bad thing I can say about Chad is that he will absolutely ruin you for the next coach or director that comes along, since no one can come even close to his quality.
Katie
Chad is incredible at making you feel very comfortable while also challenging you to go beyond what you believe you can do. In every environment that I have worked with him, he has been kind, generous and inspiring. I would recommend him to anyone (young, old, beginner, advanced) in a heart beat. It has changed my life and my career to have learned from him.

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"Molly was the perfect choice for my daughter, who was preparing to audition for an academy of arts high school. Molly was so full of enthusiasm and love for her craft, and her energy is contagious. She was able to put my daughter at ease, assist her in memorization of her monologue, prepare her for improvisation and even have her some rudimentary vocal training. Her ability to encourage my daughters dramatic choices while gently guiding her and putting her completely at ease was magnificent. More importantly, she made everything FUN! Her work with my daughter was successful, and my daughter was able to audition with confidence and poise. Thanks to Molly, my daughter was accepted into the Academy of Arts and is on her way to an exciting high school career. Thanks, Molly!!!!!"
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"Patricia was an absolute lifesaver! I have never felt comfortable with my dancing and my wedding was approaching. I only had two weeks because I always wait until the last minute. Patricia had me dancing comfortably and confidently after just one lesson. I just wanted to be able to keep a beat, learn a few basic moves, and she completely exceeded my expectations. Not a lot of instructors teach basic dancing and focus on choreographed moves which is not what I was looking for. Thank you, Patricia for your time, patience and for the gift of dancing!"
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"Kimberly is amazing! She is so supportive, positive, and encouragaing. She is very helpful and just fantastic. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!"
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Took Acting lessons from Kimberly C.
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