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About Adam R.

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Watchung, NJ

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I coach monologues, scenes and commercials. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam
I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun.

Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online.

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30 minute singing lessons - Typically do 10 to 12 minutes of warmup and the rest of the time is devoted to practical application of technique to your songs, as well as, performance aspects. I also offer hour lessons.

30 minute acting lessons - Typically work on monologues or scenes that I or they provide. We can also work on sides provides for auditions for TV, film, & stage. I also offer hour lessons.

30 minute reading coaching - Typically work on our alphabet, the different sounds, sight words, and reading a book of choice.
I also offer hour lessons

30 minute voice/speech session - Typically work improving your voice through various exercises and strategies. I also offer hour lessons

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I use my Macbook Pro to record lessons and distribute them to students via a free Dropbox account. IN PERSON LESSONS ONLY.
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Carolina M. May 29, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Really fun working with Adam. Loved my first lesson and I am looking forward to the next one!!!
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Henrie May 29, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Fun start to my accent reduction class with Adam.
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John May 24, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
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Adam R.

Watchung, NJ 07069
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$40 / 30-min

About Kathleen M.

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Secaucus, NJ
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About Kathleen
Kathleen is currently residing in Secaucus, NJ and is a professor of voice at NYU, where she completed an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy with top honors. She teaches classical voice and musical theatre to graduates and undergraduates that have successfully continued to become working artists in the field. Kathleen also has a voice studio in NYC and has a large following of Skype students from all over the world. She is the owner of Broadway Kid Starz, a musical theater company for kids ages 5-18, where previous students have been seen on Broadway and in Major Motion Pictures.

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Catered to each individual and very informative.

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Keyboard/Piano.

*** Specialties ***
With my expert guidance, I can bring your voice to a higher level whether you are a beginner or professional. I al
so specialize with singers that have a vocal trauma and can aid in the recovery/repair of the voice.
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Kathleen M.

Secaucus, NJ 07094
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$40 / 30-min

About Gina B.

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New York, NY

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Boleslavsky and Strasburg techniques combined with British Classical School. -as the result of my own training. We begin with training of the body for the ability to be relaxed and ready for anything, working in a chair in the Lee Strasburg system, releasing tensions and assessing the difference and working week by week on the sense memory exercises to build up the strength of imagination and elemental response and creativity. We also work with theatre games as well as analytical techniques.

About Gina
I am in New York City and accepting new students as well as reconnecting with anyone who wants to return.
I have two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies.
My undergraduate degree is from The Juilliard School, in Dance.

I've taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place.

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With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials.

As an Acting teacher I have the capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I'm a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and ha
ve studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world including The National in London.

For Dance, I have a wide knowledge and can teach several forms as well as history and materials. I also teach Ballet and many forms of Modern Dance. I adore teaching dance composition. To help a dance student make their own dances is very fulfilling. I also teach choreography or composition.
One of the aspects of dance composition that has recently captivated me is the composing of sound and music for the dance that is also being made. Using software, we can explore electroacoustic as well as language and text collage as sound score for your dance. It is super fun!!!

For the Visual Arts I teach Abstract Painting as well as Installation and Performance Art.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have supplies and space. Visual Art students need to contribute to materials by finding or purchasing whatever they like and adding to the mix. My students are welcome to use what I have here and I am always adding materials. Many people throw away materials that are perfectly good for art making so keep your eyes open and you'll find all kinds of good things. Visual Art students need to book a 2 hour minimum and I will lower the price if you just let me know you need it.

My fees: I start at a higher fee and after you've been a regular student we can lower the fee for you if you need.

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just a space to work in - we can create a work space out of any space.

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In dance I teach classical ballet principles for beginners or those who are returning and want to work carefully and privately. I teach from the tradition of Alfredo Corvino's principles of relationship to organic forms and structures for sound development. I studied with Mr Corvino for years and continue to study with Ernesta Corvino.
For acting I teach a combination of classical acting technique with American sense memory and relaxation skills. I am well versed in the teachings of Lee Strasberg and then spent time in London to 'fill in the cracks' of my training with analytical skills as well as the various european influences that the Royal National embrace.
I teach creative discovery in combination with classical devices so the student can discover their own artistry while learning actual classical devices for accomplishing specific goals.
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Silke D. March 17, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Gina was amazing and created the perfect atmosphere for us to get comfortable dancing and learning!
Highly recommend working with her!
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Sarah Z. December 9, 2018
· Acting · Online
Gina is the best.
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Cynthia F. July 30, 2017
· Abstract Painting · In home
Great! I look forward to the next class.
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Gina B.

New York, NY 10003
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$100 / 60-min

About Kyla S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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We will start by learning your goals for acting. Do you want to do it for fun? Are you trying to go to school for it? Do you want to do theater? Film? Going Professional right away? After that, depending on your level, we will explore everything from what acting is to the importance of having a character in your body. We will discuss and explore different techniques and what works for your process and what doesn't. Expect to be challenged in all of the right ways.

About Kyla
Hi!

My name is Kyla and I am currently a working actress and substitute teacher. I am on a webseries that just won a pilot competition, I just wrapped a play and start rehearsals for another one in June, and I have done a number of other live shows, short films, and webseries. I have taught theater, I substitute teach, currently, and I have babysat and tutored. I am also an alumni of the University of Southern California (BA) - one of the top universities in the US with one of the best theater (and film) schools! I love teaching, especially the arts, and I love to help someone understand something better and to feel more confidently about a subject or skill. I am excited to meet you all and get started!

All The Best,

Kyla
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Daria M. July 5, 2019
· Acting · In studio
The teacher was able to discern my exact needs, and then focus on those, and create in-the-moment scenes to energize my abilities as well as stimulate my own ideas in the directions necessary for my development.
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Ashlee G. January 5, 2019
· Film and TV Acting · Online
Although Kyla is very nice and I could see her being a good acting teacher there were a-lot of issues. Late almost every-time and often seemed frazzled or caught off guard for my lesson. She was helpful with her acting technics for the first couple of lessons once we got into it, but then I took a week off for a vacation. She bumped the prices double the cost and did not inform me as a student. When I came back and was ready to purchase my next set, that we had already discussed a date and time, I noticed the price increase and questioned her. It was difficult for me to understand why she did not inform her current students of a price increase (and a big one at that). I was very clear with her in pervious lessons where I stood financially and that this was an investment already. Although she isn't an "expensive" teacher being a college student made this transition difficult. I was able to look past some of the other issues but the miscommunication between students was a NO WAY for me. Unfortunately, although she has potential as a good teacher she did not handle my lessons professionally.
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Natalie P. September 4, 2018
· Film and TV Acting · Online
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Kyla S.

Brooklyn, NY 11220
(11)
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$40 / 30-min

About Chelsea V.

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New York, NY
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I have been working professionally in the industry from a very young age, and as a current working actor, I know what is happening in the audition rooms, and how to help guide & teach young actors so they can grow and be confident. Not only have I taught for over 5+ years, but I have performed with actors of varying ages, which has helped me to really connect and make sure I can help students find age appropriate material that they can identify with & enjoy working on while they navigate what it means to be an actor.

About Chelsea
Hi there! Looking to work on new audition material, prepare for a callback, improve your cold-reading skills, and more? I'm eager to work with you!

I'm a professional working actor/singer who has been in the business since I was a child, and after years of working both in Los Angeles & New York City, I'm looking to create a studio where I can help others hone their craft in this profession.
Whether your child is new to the acting business or you're a pro who wants someone to coach callback sides, I'm here to dedicate my time & skills in a nurturing environment that will yes, push you to grow, and ultimately get you the job of your dreams!
Proud AEA member, and alum of Wagner College.
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Chelsea V.

New York, NY 10033
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$50 / 30-min
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About Shauna K.

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New York, NY

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You will learn how to connect and open up to your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance. You'll learn how to stop your nerves and work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that will bring your individuality and passion to any script. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos at the bottom of my pictures!

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About Shauna
Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher, playwright and the artistic director of Voice Theatre, a company she founded in Paris, in 1988. Since then she has have directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris, France.

(New offer: call the Take Lessons Sales Team to book one lesson so you can get an idea of how we might work together).

I have taught acting and acting in many universities and professional theatre training programs on both sides of the Atlantic. I am currently a mentor for the New York Foundation for the Arts. I have led hundreds of workshops and individual classes where singers and actors have shed non-productive habits and built healthy expressive acting instruments and voices. I have taught actors from the Royal Shakespea
re Company to jazz artists to Broadway singers and actors.

I am a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and College at Purchase where I earned a BFA in acting. My post grad work was at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, UK. I am published by Drama Books, "Voice and Speech Warm-up", University of Nebraska, "Pushing Through", Arts Navigator-London, "Taking Legacy to Germany" and featured in Cune Press, "Stage Warriors". This Spring I have been commissioned by Texas Tech University to write a new play.

My students experience improvements and change most weeks. You'll become the master of specific exercises that will unlock tension blocks in each part of your body and voice. You'll develop strength, expressiveness and confidence and as a result you'll have a technique that will solve challenges in rehearsal and performance.
You will learn how to solve rehearsal problems and challenges on your own.

I teach students of all ages to "own" their own instruments as constantly developing artists whether it is acting or speaking or singing. I work out of my studio in the East Village in NYC, or in my home in Upsate, NY and online. I teach many different styles.

Here are a few of the schools I have taught voice and acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, T. Schreiber Studio and the New Actor's Workshop. In England at: The Mountview Theatre Conservatory, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Queen Margaret College and Middlesex University – all members of the Professional Theatre Training Programme of Great Britain. I have been a guest artist at Bowdoin College, Williams College and Harden-Simmons College.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you become a better artist!
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River A. September 30, 2019
· Acting · In home
It's an amazing feeling when you find someone who is a master at the craft and can teach it too!

Shauna's previous extensive theatre training and instruction is UNDENIABLE. Because of this, she brings much more to the table than the average acting coach.

She made me realize there's SO much more than just breaking down a scene and creating a character. She made me think about where the character is going physically as well as emotionally, and why. I continue to grow and improve with each lesson with her. I'm so lucky to have found Shauna, and strongly recommend her to all actors.
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Tess May 18, 2019
· Vocal Training · In home
Shauna is an amazing teacher! With her tools and teaching techniques she guides you to the place where your voice is physically mentally and emotionally connected,able to work and produce results that every artist is seeking to accomplish-reaching the audience. She. Is kind, compassionate and makes you work hard all at the same time to get you to the place you need to be as an artist. Thank you Shauna! ♥️
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Gabriella May 17, 2019
· Broadway Singing · In home
Shauna is an absolutely incredible voice/acting teacher. She took the time to meet me where I was and encouraged me to be confident in the skills I already possessed. As a dancer, it is often scary to use your voice because it isn’t something we often exercise. Shauna helped me gain incredible knowledge in a new instrument. I was preparing for an important audition and with the tools she gave me I was able to have incredible success on a nearly impossible time constraint! I highly recommend Shauna for all levels :)
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Shauna K.

New York, NY 10009
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$45 / 30-min

About Martino C.

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New Rochelle, NY
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Does your child want to be an actor or actress, like the kids they see on TV?

Do you want to children to learn the foundations of acting from a NYC actor who has auditioned for and booked roles on major TV shows such as BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER:SVU and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK?

My name is Martino Caputo and I am the owner of GENERATIONAL TALENTS. I have been studying acting and and performing professionally for the past 15 years. Since then the entertainment business has gone through many changes, but the foundations of great acting remain the same.

Allow me to teach your child how to be a great actor or actress, not how to become a celebrity.

Many teachers have helped shape the actor I am and I want to take all those nuggets of knowledge they gave me over the years and share them with your child. As a parent I want to be able to give other parents advice on how to start out in this business. I want to help you spot and avoid the scams (There are so many out there it is sad), ...

About Martino
Does your child want to be an actor or actress, like the kids they see on TV?

Do you want to children to learn the foundations of acting from a NYC actor who has auditioned for and booked roles on major TV shows such as BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER:SVU and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK?

My name is Martino Caputo and I am the owner of GENERATIONAL TALENTS. I have been studying acting and and performing professionally for the past 15 years. Since then the entertainment business has gone through many changes, but the foundations of great acting remain the same.

Allow me to teach your child how to be a great actor or actress, not how to become a celebrity.

Many teachers have helped shape the actor I am and I want to take all those nuggets of knowledge they gave me over the years and share them with your child. As a parent I want to be able to gi
ve other parents advice on how to start out in this business. I want to help you spot and avoid the scams (There are so many out there it is sad), what the first steps should be for your child and how to keep it fun for them.

I am a private acting coach who will tutor your children in the comfort of your own homes. The first half of our session will be acting exercises I have collected over the years to help warm the student up. The second half we will work on written material. That could be a monologue (every child should have at least 2 ready to perform at all times) or a scene, or any audition piece that your child wants to get ready for.
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Martino C.

New Rochelle, NY 10801
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$126 / 60-min

About Stella K.

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New York, NY
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I specialize in MFA/BA acting school auditions. Standing in front of a panel of strangers and opening yourself up in a monologue is not exactly a joy ride. I have techniques that will make it possible to relax and even enjoy your pieces in the sterile setting of the audition room.

My lessons are a combination of voice, movement (Alexander technique), and text work. Being fully free to play, means your voice and body are fully free. I give technique work that will relax and loosen you within the lesson itself, and within the audition so that on the day you are grounded, level, and ready.

I recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, and I remember the stress, the excitement, and the process of auditioning well. I would love to pass on techniques that I learned at RADA that help to not only be calm, but also to enjoy each audition.

If you have any questions for me, I would be happy to chat with you over a tea/coffee before booking your first lesson

About Stella
I specialize in MFA/BA acting school auditions. Standing in front of a panel of strangers and opening yourself up in a monologue is not exactly a joy ride. I have techniques that will make it possible to relax and maybe even enjoy your pieces in this superficial setting.

My lessons are a combination of voice, movement (Alexander technique), and text work. Being fully free to play, means your voice and body are fully free. I give technique work that will relax and loosen you within the lesson itself, and within the audition so that on the day you are grounded, level, and ready.

I recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, and I remember the stress, the excitement, and the process of auditioning well. I would love to pass on techniques that I learned at RADA that help to not only be calm, but also to en
joy each audition.

If you have any questions for me, I would be happy to chat with you over a tea/coffee before booking your first lesson with me.
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Shaina March 11, 2019
· Acting · In studio
Stella is wonderful! She’s full of wisdom and passion- it’s so much fun working with her. I feel supported, encouraged and pushed as an actor, and, thanks to her guidance, I always feel like I’ve discovered something new after our sessions.
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Stella K.

New York, NY 10001
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$75 / 30-min

About Yiqing Z.

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A working actor graduated from Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I worked both on stage and on camera, in English and Mandarin, with award-winning directors and actors from China and Europe.

About Yiqing
Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!
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Mandy August 27, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
I really enjoyed having Yiqing as my Chinese tutor. She's friendly, passionate and always well-prepared for every class :)
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Yiqing Z.

New York, NY 10012
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$34 / 30-min

About Ty H.

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New York, NY

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I have a variety of specialties to offer prospective students. I base my lessons depending on what each individual students needs and then tailor our time based on those needs. I believe that acting is unique for each person and that there is no one method for each. Popular work I do is: text analysis, chakra work, Michael Chekhov image-center work, physical acting, clowning, and moment-by-moment particularization. I also work songs and Musical Theater pieces. I look forward to seeing how we can work together!

About Ty
Hello! I am Ty! I am a student at Tisch School of the Arts and eager to work with you! I have studied abroad in several countries in Europe, and learned various, conventional and unconventional, methods of acting and creating work. I am passionate about teaching and have run my own private voice studio, and assumed the position as Head of Acting at several children s camps and high schools in California. It would be my pleasure to have you as my student! :)
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Ty H.

New York, NY 10009
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$50 / 30-min

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