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Penny S.

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Beverly, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University
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Penny S.

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Penny’s sound background in Stanislavski’s teachings, coupled with years of experience on stage as an actor and behind the table as a director has helped to mold her into a passionate, dedicated, and energetic educator and performer. Her instruction focuses not just on the student’s technique, but developing the student as a whole - working with posture, confidence, interpretation and artistry. She also incorporates the use of yoga and movement as tools to free the actor in mind and body. In addition to private acting, she teaches voice and voice/piano combo lessons. Penny has been a private instructor for over 18 years and works with students of all ages and levels. Formerly the Coordinator of Theater at Endicott College, she has ten years of experience teaching and directing at the collegiate level. A native of the Chicagoland area, Penny is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University (BM, Vocal Performance) and the Boston Conservatory (MM Opera Performance).

About Penny

Come sing, play and act by the sea in beautiful Beverly! Penny’s sound background in classical study coupled with a lifelong love of musical theatre has helped to mold her into the passionate, dedicated, and energetic educator and performer that she is today. Her instruction focuses not just on the

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I started working with Penny when I was 11 years old and she has done wonders to my voice. When I first started singing, I had no training and had a very little range. Thanks to Penny, I have grown not only as a singer, but I am a stronger performer as well. She helped me with everything: from building my repertoire, to audition prep, and through the college application process. I am now studying at Dean College and getting my BA in Musical Theatre, and I still see Penny for lessons when I am home. I owe all of my success to Penny’s training!!

Alyssa C.

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Allston, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian, Latin, French
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alyssa C.

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Alyssa has been performing since 2003. She has a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University (2016) and is pursuing her Master of Music degree in Opera Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (2018).

Skills taught include: vocal technique, audition preparation, role preparation, movement, preparation, and presentation.

Alyssa's most recent operatic roles include: Parpignol (La Femme Boheme), Anna Reich (Die listigen Weiber von Windsor), Lucinda (Dark Sisters), and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). Alyssa also performs regularly in private concert events.

Alyssa's most recent musical theatre roles include: Lois Lane/Bianca (Kiss Me, Kate!), Mrs. Segstrom (A Little Night Music), and in scenes as Roxie Hart (Chicago), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), and Mayzie (Seussical the Musical).

About Alyssa

Alyssa, soprano, performs regularly in the Boston area, most recently with MassOpera and Boston Conservatory Opera. She will be returning to Miami Music Festival as an Apprentice Artist this July, reprising her role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. This past spring, she was the music dire

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Tobin G.
Alyssa is a wonderful teacher This was my first voice lesson ever. She was understanding, enthusiastic and very helpful in getting me started
Susan.
Alyssa is an upbeat, encouraging, and patient teacher. Her own singing voice is beautiful, and she sings very professionally in a wide range of genres. She is reliable, pleasant, sincere, and capable. She gives each student her full attention and tailors her lessons to each one's particular talent (as well as where they're in need of improvement). I recommend Alyssa very highly... She's delightful!
Craig J.
I have known Alyssa now for about a year and she is a true master of her art form. She is knowledgeable and genuine in her teaching and performing, and always seeks the best for her students. I highly recommend her as your teacher.
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Dennis J.

Rye, NH
Starting at $117
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. Johnson has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. Johnson studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Joh

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Chad B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BA - Major: Theatre; Minor: Music from University of Central Arkansas
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Chad B.

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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

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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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Patrick K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama
  • Teaching since 1986
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Patrick K.

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I'm a career professional actor with many television and Broadway credits. Recurred as "Noel" on FRASIER and "The Blind Guy" on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. Master's degree from the YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA. I have taught kids and adults. Teaching credits include Pace University and Buffalo State. Taught in a private studio in LA for years.

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Hi, I studied at the Yale School of Drama and have been a professional actor for over 30 years. I've done a lot of sitcoms (recurring on FRASIER and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) and have an extensive theater resume. Most recently I was in a revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES on Broadway. I have classic

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James W.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
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James W.

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If you have a desire to express yourself and have fun and are in Love with Acting and Film and Theatre you have come to the right place. All aspects are covered including how to land a job, an agent and avoid scams in Hollywood.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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Rabi
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.
Georgia A.
Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!
Jeyney
This spring semester started off very stressful, but after getting James to tutor me for my music business class it have been a big relief. My grades started going back up and the biggest accomplishment of them all is that I passed my class with a B+. “Thank god out of all the teachers on takelessons.com I chose him.”

James is very caring and understanding and most definitely knows his stuff when it comes to Music business. He really cares about his student’s and really wants to see them win , even when he’s not on the clock with you at the moment he randomly sends you helpful tips and interesting reading files that can help you along the way to become a success artist. I will most definitely keep him around while I'm on my Musical Journey ! and If I were you I would too.

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"Alexandra has been great! She has really taken my skill to the next level. She's very talented and really knows how to break down a scene. She's so passionate about what she does that it makes it fun to learn from her - she is always so patient and takes the time to work through any issue I'm having. I'm already seeing a difference in my auditions! I highly recommend working with her!"
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Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Glenn is a fantastic instructor. I was a beginner to acting, but I've really wanted to learn more about the craft for a long time. Glenn broke down the fundamentals of reading, character development, and script analysis to help make a more believable performance. Now we're getting into blocking and developing the physical aspects of a character. I'm learning a great deal and Glenn's patience and encouragement make him the ideal instructor to learn and grow. Highly recommend!"
- Michael
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Larry went out of his way to accommodate my daughter at a last minute for a coaching session . He took the time with my daughter to go over her lines and build her confidence . We will def be using Ladry again . Thank you"
- Deanna
Took Acting lessons from Larry P.
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"I have really enjoyed my time spent in workshop classes with Jan! She is a very talented teacher and knows how to get things out of people that they didn't know they were capable of.

Her techniques and exercises are amazing to watch as the intended result will come out of the student that she is working on. I learned just as much watching other students in the class go through the techniques as I did during my own performances and critiques.

She has a beautiful presence and I instantly felt comfortable around her like I'd known her for a long time. I think that is so important to feel that trust and comfort when opening yourself and exposing things dealing with singing and performing.

I can tell that she is very passionate at what she does and she is VERY GOOD at it as a result. She wants to help people in a positive way and is very encouraging.

I also love how her exercises are not only physical but get you thinking ahead about positive wonderful things that are of your dreams; it helps you to envision and eventually attract the positive things that you dream of. For example, she had us describe our "perfect 24 hour day". That was an amazing concept to me. If you can envision your perfect day and your perfect circumstances, you are so much closer to actually achieving them! These exercises help and instantly translate to better singing and better performing as we witnessed in the class. She is full of these tricks and techniques!

I would highly recommend working with Jan. She has a wealth of experience and wisdom to share with as many students that are lucky enough to work with her."
- Steven
Took Acting lessons from Jan L.
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"By far the best instructor I have ever had. Very professional. He is patient, explains everything very well, and literally explains all his secrets! He has some awesome tips!"
- Melissa
Took Acting lessons from Christopher R.
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"Very nice and informative. Enjoyed the lesson."
- Taylor
Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"He's very intuitive. He is good at explaining and teaching in such a detailed, fun way. I learned alot from him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor who can teach you the best information and techniques"
- Elaine S.
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"I really love taken lessons with Scott! learnt a lot already and we only just got started!"
- Georgia
Took Acting lessons from Scott M.
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"Kelsey is phenomenal! She tailors every lesson to the student and really encourages Sarah! Sarah has learned a lot and her confidence has soared."
- Kim
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Made me feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable and funny."
- Randi
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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