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Dr. Ollie J.

9 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $37
  • Master of Arts from American University
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • Teaching since 1995
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Dr. Ollie J.

9 Reviews
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As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

Personal attention in screenwriting, visualization, and developing the narrative. The pre-production training guides independent filmmakers and screenwriters in the concept and script development phase.

Professor Ollie has over 20 years experience in the film and theatre industry.

About Dr. Ollie

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is th

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Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
Kristyl N.
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.
Leana T.
Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.
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Jonathan B.

4 Reviews
Catonsville, MD
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jonathan B.

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I love to teach! I love to share this amazing means of expression with whoever wants to learn and respect it. It doesn't matter what level you're at, we all have to start somewhere and we can always get better. If you are looking for Choreo, HH Fitness or just to get started I'm definitely your guy. Ask as many questions as you like. Ive been teaching for over 15 years. All ages from 7-70.

A little about me. I started dancing in 2003. I connected with dancers from the DMV which led me to Breakdance practices at College Park, UMBC, JHU and more. As I got better and more skilled local crews began to take notice. I was inducted into The Deadly Venoms Crew "DVC" in 2010. The entire time training as a BBoy i was also learning and picking up other HH styles such as House, Krump and Popping. One was just not enough for me. In 2011 I competed in numerous All-Styles and Top Rock battles Nationally. In 2013 I was a showcase street performer in the production “Working America” and later that ...

About Jonathan

If you really want to learn HipHop then you should learn from someone who has not only taught the styles but also understands the Culture. I've traveled the country and the world competing, training and working with some of the best dancers in HipHop. I love to dance but the only thing i love more

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Kassandra
Nino choreographed and taught my 14-year-young son a hiphop dance to accompany a vocal performance. The performance hasn't happened yet (coming up in Feb 2020), but without a doubt, Nino has been the best, most creative, attentive, patient, and caring dance instructor. Highly, highly recommend!!
Jake
JB / Nino is one of those truly rare instructors that merges personal fitness with the credibility from being part of an elite dance crew and the professionalism and skills required to be an AMAZING teacher and motivator. His knowledge of all dance genres is beyond impressive and he is able to relate to people of all levels and ages - including myself a busy 40 year old / father of 2 who is known as the “dancer” within my professional and social circles.
Brigit
Nino teaches my 14-year-old daughter Paloma hip hop and break, and was amazing! He is thorough, making sure she understands the choreography, step by step. He is super patient, giving her the time she needs to absorb the moves. He builds confidence and inspires Paloma to get better and better at dancing. And he’s a lot of fun! Nino inspired Paloma so much that she’s now preparing to audition for an arts high school! And this with very little formal training beforehand. Thank you so much Nino!
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Patrick A.

2 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Patrick A.

2 Reviews
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I am a British musician with 5 years experience teaching singing, music theory, choir and conducting. All ages welcome. Lessons are customised to the needs of each student. I'm a patient teacher who can help you achieve your musical potential. Do get in touch with any questions you have - I'd be delighted to hear from you!

About Patrick

Important note: please message me directly before booking lessons so I can see I think I'll be able to help you! I am professional singer and conductor, with music degrees from King's College London and Cambridge University. I like to encourage my singing students to develop a healthy vocal t

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Jennifer
I’m just a beginner. I appreciate how patient and merciful Patrick as I try to work my way past mistakes and he’s encouraging. He explains things clearly and thanks to his lessons and guidance I’m already making a little progress.
Abdulaziz S.
Capable, courteous, and very well versed in his field. Patrick's flexible schedule made it possible for us to cram for an upcoming test, on short notice.
Conveniently, he's preparing to teach a university cpurse on the same subject matter.

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Alexander R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Alexander R.

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Do you have an audition you need coaching for? Or are you looking to get one-on-one cold reading or script analysis lesions?

The goal of this class is to allow the student to grow and explore every aspect of the craft. Elements covered include: script analysis, story structure and conflict, proper and effective rehearsal practices, character development, media specific vocal use, power and subtlety of performance, and provocative story telling

We will cover the source of the material, the genre, the style of the writer/s, wardrobe, props, dialect, and knowledge of the entire story.

You can choose your scene or have one picked for you by me.

About Alexander

Alexander believes in the undeniable independent identity of each actor. He does not employ method, but process. Process requires attention to the details in what works for the individual actor and not what method the actor needs to adopt. His intelligent and positive script analysis, practical kno

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Lourdes G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lourdes G.

2 Reviews
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I teach how to shine on a commercial

About Lourdes

My name is L HELENA GALLAGHER a Professional with twenty years of experience in the Art of Science & Technology, Videography, International Business & Marketing, communication, TV & Radio producer, Commercial Artistic Director, Film Director, Film acting. Theatre + much more. I share my knowledg

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Karen
Great first class, I really liked Lourdes!
Carl
One of the nicest, most articulate and intelligent language coach/instructors I have ever had. A real pleasure to train with. I would highly recommend her services.

Amanda K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Actress in a Musical Nominee from The Metro Atlanta Theater Awards
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Amanda K.

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Past Directorial Projects with Children
Annie
Seussical
Shrek the Musical
Little Shop of Horrors
Wizard of Oz
Fiddler on the Roof
Charlie Brown
Into the Woods
Oklahoma
Once on this Island

About Amanda

I have been a professional performance coach for the last 15 years. I have trained students ages 3-16 to find their true vocal, acting and musical potential. I provide a very personalized lesson plan for each student, with appropriate warm ups, expert repertoire selection from both current and clas

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Diana M.
In our first lesson, I quickly noticed her enthusiasm in her teaching. I felt very comfortable singing with her and would definitely recommend her.
Kellie
We love Amanda and Keith. They are energetic, enthusiastic, patient, and knowledgeable. We started lessons because of my daughter's interest in singing, and even at only 10, we've seen huge improvements in her presentation and performance since working with Amanda. It's been a blessing to watch her talents being developed in a caring environment.
Brittany
My son recently got into singing he loves to sing around the house so we decided to explore it. He have done 5 lessons with Amanda and my son loves it.. he comes home singing what they practiced on, he has learned a lot. When he sees someone else in the house singing he try’s to correct us .. Amanda is very nice and very helpful and the communication is amazing!!

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"Patricia did a fun and energetic hip-hop class at my company event. I enjoyed it so much I asked her to organize a hip hop routine for my 9 y.o. daughter's birthday party. Patricia worked with me to prepare a song and a routine suitable for kids' level and interest, and was extremely nice and attentive to details. She was great with the kids. Everyone loved the party, and I got a lot of compliments. My daughter said it was the best birthday ever!"
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"For all my life I have been extremely soft-spoken and have been constantly reminded to speak up in social situations. This has negatively impacted my self confidence and fed into a cycle that made me even quieter and more reserved. I tried to self-treat by browsing through countless YouTube videos and hundreds of Reddit pages but found that my practice at home did not translate into me being a louder speaker in public. Finally I decided I had nothing to lose and everything to gain from seeing a trained professional. That's when I met Fawn. She immediately dissected my problem into aspects I could tackle individually. She dispelled some previously crippling fears and notions that held me back but I could never manage to express with anyone. She gave me breathing and projection exercises and the immediate feedback that I definitely needed. She even diagnosed a specific lisp that I would never have thought possible to change. We eventually got rid of it and the confidence I have gained in my speech is overwhelming. I came in quiet and seeking answers. I left confident, with a sense of direction, and a new mentor and friend. Fawn is effective, charming, and hilarious. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking answers and needs a coach for improvement, no matter the area."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Fawn A.
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"Very happy with Bill. I am taking the lessons to help my communication skills at work. Bill takes the time to understand my work situation and give advice on my specific situation."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Bill P.
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"Had such a great first class with Sara. I am so excited for more! She is very sweet and enthusiastic!"
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"Mrs. Loff has a brilliant understanding of my strengths and weaknesses and is thus able to help my skills improve. She is very kind, supportive and I look forward to every lesson. Her creativity and experience makes her an effective teacher, and she has been an inspiration to me."
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"I am currently taking private dance lessons with Briana and it's been a great experience. Never having danced before, I wanted private instruction to learn to move with music and to get a great cardio workout. Briana delivers on both accounts. She lets me choose the music, teaches me to dance with it, and I work up a great sweat! My goal is confidence when dancing to music and we are exploring different genres for our sessions.

Briana makes every class enjoyable, she is flexible with my crazy schedule, and it's easy to see that she loves what she does. I feel comfortable learning from her as she provides great feedback and suggestions. I hope to continue to dance with her! :-)"
- Melissa
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Briana S.
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"A great first lesson - looking forward to the next one!"
- Tricia
Took Voice Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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