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Jimi Z.

9 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
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Jimi Z.

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All levels taught. Acting lessons focus on Diction, Projection, Inflection and flow of speech. McClosky Technique utilized in Speech.

About Jimi

BIOGRAPHY AND GENERAL OVERVIEW With a nationally known reputation as a Pop Music Producer, Voice and Piano Teacher, Voice Therapist and Vocal Rehabilitation Specialist and Woodwind expert with over 30 years of Teaching Experience, Jimi Z. will connect with you or your child's needs at their very

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Huy B.
Jimi was a great instructor because he was nice, encouraging, and patient when help was needed.
Jackie
Jimi is knowledgeable and explained everything about the saxaphone very well. I was happy with my first lesson.
Irene K.
He is very nice and he is awesome at teaching my daughter.
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Jan N.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • MFA - Acting from Mankato State University
  • Teaching since 1995
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Jan N.

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I have 20-plus years of experience as an acting teacher and have helped many students succeed in their auditions. I have experience in both stage and film acting, as well as in musical theatre performance. My focus is on helping students achieve believable and compelling performances that directors will remember. I also know the ins and outs of the business and can help students learn the ropes of the business side of "THE BIZ."

About Jan

I taught acting and directing at the college level for 18+ years. I have also coached and directed students from ages 9-70. I am trained in stage, film, commercial and voiceover acting and have worked professionally in all of these arenas. I also have lots of knowledge about the industry ins and

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William V.
Jan is an excellent instructor and professional and is extremely knowledgeable in the TV & Film acting business.
Georgette C.
Just took first lesson, super excited to work with Jan! She’s very encouraging and gave me some great critiques. I felt like we got off to a great start. I am looking forward to future lessons and seeing what’s in store!
Joseph Pecylak
Great first lesson! Got to get some nerves out.

Glenda J.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 55; Female: 5 to 75
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Glenda J.

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About Glenda

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to

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Charles
She is incredible, just a wonderful person to talk to and an amazing teacher, I can’t wait for my next lesson with her
Bridget G.
Glenda is a wonderful teacher for my almost 6 year old daughter. Ellen is learning and having lots of fun. Glenda is encouraging and kind and able to keep my daughter's attention and interest even in a virtual setting. Thank you, Glenda!
Randy J.
Great experience....awesome teacher, highly recommended

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Shirley N.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • MFA, Acting from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 12 to 45
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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 graduat

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Lauren P.
She is amazing at acting she pushes you if you need to be pushed. I’m glad to say she was my first acting teacher!😁
Lauren P.
Classes have been really good she is pushing me so I can get stronger.
Nadia P.
I had such a good time and learned a lot! Looking forward to my other lessons.
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Katherine W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Katherine W.

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I am an experienced and versatile actor, with over a decade of professional experience- both stage and screen! I enjoy working with students of all levels, and want to help you become the best actor you can be!

About Katherine

I am a professional actor, singer and dancer who has been working in the business for almost 15 years! I have a BFA in Musical Theater, and am a proud member of Actors Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers. I am also the Co-Artistic Director of a small professio

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Peter R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • BA Theatre Arts from Rollins College
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Peter R.

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I have 10 years of teaching experience with a particular focus working with Children and Teens. All lessons are based on student needs and abilities. Whether it's a building a technique, coaching auditions (professional and college), help finding the right monologue for you, or just for the joy of learning the craft I'm the right teacher for you. So let's dig in, get learning and having some fun because it is called a play after all!

About Peter

I'm an Orlando raised, Indiana based professional actor currently in my second of graduate school for Acting. I got a Bachelor's in Theatre from Rollins College. Immediately after graduating I hit the road and starting professionally. I've worked at Florida Studio Theatre, Orlando Shakes, and Gamut

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"Molly did a great job working with me in preparing for a role. I'm learning a great deal about acting AND the lessons are fun. I plan on taking more lessons. Thank you, Molly!"
Lisa
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"I enjoyed my lessons with Robert. He helped me develop and strengthen 2 monologues that I will be performing for grad school. I highly recommend!"
Alyse
Took Acting lessons from Robert E.
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"When I first started working with Ms. Toya, i was very apprehensive towards acting. However, she has inspired me to keep working towards my goals and instilled in me a confidence i had never known."
Kathryn
Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Adam was wonderful with my 8 yr old son. He had such patience with him and really knew how to get down to his level. My son really enjoyed his first lesson and we cant wait to see the progress every week!"
James
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"I have studied with a dozen acting teachers over the years. Darren Dowler is not only the most knowledgeable acting coach I’ve ever had, but he has a talent for teaching. And he’s not just a coach. He’s a full-time performer, director and filmmaker out in the field doing it, booking the roles, and acting. He has so much real world experience to draw from it’s obvious why he’s one of the most sought after coaches in the business. You’ll learn more than one lesson from him then a whole summer with another coach. I just saw him in the movie Palau in which he plays the Reverend Billy Graham. He was amazing.

And- he’s great with kids!"
Lauren
Took Acting lessons from Darren D.
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"Wendy is well connected to the theater in scene in Chicago. She currently helping my son prepare for college theater programs. Her knowledge, experience and flexibility are very helpful."
Ron
Took Acting lessons from Wendy P.
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"Kristin is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of the performing arts. She is also an excellent instructor: focused, methodical, and insightful. I consider myself fortunate to have found her, and I give her my highest recommendation."
Asher
Took Acting lessons from Kristin H.
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"What an amazing coach and all around person!! Kathryn has helped me build confidence in myself as well as build my technique as an actress. I am beyond grateful for her knowledge, patience and kindness. I highly recommend her expertise."
Kayla Moore
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"She is a great teacher and knows how to introduce new topics well, and is a great help. You learn something new every lesson."
Katrina
Took Acting lessons from Sarah M.
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"Really great input and a lot of input for the first meeting!! Great constructive critiques."
Monika Eldred
Took Acting lessons from Kim C.
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