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Dr. Ollie J.

9 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $37
  • Awarded Maryland Theatrical Solo Arist of the Year from Maryland State Art Council
  • Master of Arts from American University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!

This is an opportunity for children and youth to portray characters or act in their own scenes. Students develop confidence, self-expression, memorization, storytelling, improvisation, vocabulary and fun interactive acting games.

Professional teaching artists are also available to train and introduce acting lessons for ages 2 - 5 years old stars through dramatic play and storytelling activities. 

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.

Barry M.

15 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Voice from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Barry M.

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About Barry

Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cater

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Torri W.
Awesome lesson with great vocal strengthening exercises!!! Thanks so much!
Esosa
Great first class
Ivar A.
Barry is awesome! He is both patient and fun. We’ll be back!
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Patrick A.

2 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from King's College London
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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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Joseph B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joseph B.

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I got my start in the 80s at Stand Up NY comedy club. Throughout my life as a serious concert pianist, musician, writer and educator, comedy has been a shelter and a lifesaver. I met Woody Allen for conversation and some comparative opinions on his work, our favorite book stores, etc and it sparked a further desire to do some acting in film, writing and improvisation. As an improvisor in my own field of music, improvisation always came naturally to me.

I learned how to deal with stage fright from my professional family of musicians and some of the greatest teachers/performers of the world with whom I studied at Juilliard. Yes, the same place that saw Robin Williams and Kline and others do their thing. I hung out with actors on the third floor when I was not rehearsing music on the 5th. Made friends. Lived in LA. Wrote music and acted for films. Got published. Started a comedy concert tour aboard the historic Delta Queen steamboat line in New Orleans all the way to ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Jull

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Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Ron
Joseph shared his composition at the bedside of a dying man. Everyone listened and stopped crying for a moment. We were transported from the terrible tragedy into his world of beautiful music. His compassion and sensitivity of spirit touched us. When he teaches this gift to others, the world becomes a better place.

Christine A.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks MimeLanguage.com
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christine A.

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Improv is a great learning tool for team building, spontaneity, listening, being present, speaking to groups, communicating one on one, saying yes and so much more. It helps that each game played builds upon the next to reinforce the learning.

Improvisers fail forward. We embrace "failure." We have to fail in order to succeed. If we aren't failing, we aren't trying.

What you get:
Team Building / Laughter Workshop
Bring the team together in an interactive environment that fosters positive thinking and collaboration.

Improv Troupe Direction - for improv troupes who need an outside eye for notes, direction and ideas for marketing your troupe. At the end of the session, you will have new games and ideas to move your troupe forward.

Christine will help each student become more present, less self-conscious and will get them excited about failing.

Expect to leave this class feeling more confident and empowered.

Christine is committed to providing a safe and courageous ...

About Christine

About Improv: Improv is a form of theater where everything is made up on the spot. Nothing is scripted, everything is made up in the moment using random suggestions. Improv allows every person & idea to have value. I use the principles of improvisational theater to create better humans! I'm commit

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Debbie K.
I don't know how to describe Christine, except amazing! I started taking her classes because I wanted to learn how to take myself/life less seriously and it's working!!! I would recommend Christine to anyone who is serious about improv or who just wants to learn how to really laugh and relax.
Francisco
Great improv games to use in everyday life !
Vedina S.
Working with Christine has been nothing short of an amazing experience. I have learned so much about the industry and have received so much insight on what it takes to be a great actress/comedian/etc. When I first started out, I had no idea what direction I wanted to take or where to start. Christine was extremely patient and came equipped with a roadmap to getting started. She takes every lesson at the pace that works best for me. She has helped me to set and define clear goals of what I want to accomplish and has made excellent use of our time together. I chose Christine because of previous reviews and she has lived up to every word of what others have said. It's been a blast and I plan to continue developing my skill set with her help!

Gigi G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Winner of The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award 2017 from ASCAP & The Herb Alpert Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gigi G.

2 Reviews
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All ages are welcome. I am an experienced musician and educator with a B.M dual degree in Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music Theory and Composition Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University.

I encourage learning with creativity and curiosity, which makes the lessons both fun and productive. I mainly teach voice, piano, music theory and composition lessons for all ages.

Besides these subjects, I also give lessons for ABRSM exam prep, college-bound musician prep, music theory placement exam, music history placement exam, ear training, arranging, orchestration, counterpoint, classical harmony, jazz harmony, Logic Pro, Sibelius and Pro Tools.

Formerly, I taught voice at City Music Mentoring Program in Boston, and worked as a music tutor at Berklee College of Music Learning Center for subjects such as harmony, ear training, arranging and counterpoint. As a music tutor, I was responsible for helping ...

About Gigi

All ages are welcome. I am an experienced musician and educator with a B.M dual degree in Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music Theory and Composition Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University. I encourage learning w

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Megan Kim
She was the great teacher for my son. She has helped my son to build up strong foundation on voice. She is kind and pleasant as well!
Lincoln
My 6yr old just took his first lesson and is hooked. Gigi is very sweet and stirred up an excitement in him. My son definitely liked the "idea" of learning the piano but is now confidant and actually writing his first song! Who knew, 5 notes and you can become a composer! BRAVO GIGI:)

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"I have been working with Eulis for six months and he has helped me improve my speaking skills considerably. He keeps our sessions interesting, is able to focus in on the areas for improvement and provide the tools to make the improvements. Eulis is an excellent instructor and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to become a better speaker."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Eulis K.
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"Carolyn German has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She's a great combination of friendly, yet professional, and brings many years of varied experience to her craft into the teaching experience. She's very easy to work with, I never felt self-conscious about any of what I consider to be my flaws, and she has truly helped me to develop more well-rounded characters, as well as some very much needed self-confidence."
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Took Acting lessons from Carolyn G.
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"Elena was able to teach someone 500 miles away the basics to a slew of different Latin ballroom dances (salsa, marengue, bachata, cumbia step, etc.) In just a few lessons I was able to feel comfortable enough with the steps and timing to be able to dance in public with others! She was very amazing and was willing to accommodate to my needs as a student. She gave plenty of reference material as well as songs so that I'd be able to practice when not taking lessons. I would highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone who is wanting to learn Latin Ballroom dance, but doesn't know where to start!"
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- Curtis
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Off to a great start, very patient, I can't wait for my next lesson! Thank you!"
- Tommy
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Michael W.
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"My daughter has learned so much from Toya since she started getting lessons from her. She is pretty flexible if you have to reschedule she's willing to work with you and your schedule as well as her own. My daughter has nothing but good to say about Toya and the fun she has with her all while learning too. She really enjoys her acting lessons and loves Toya."
- Haley
Took Child Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Natalya is absolutely wonderful versatile teacher. She is super caring and wonderful human being. She thought our 9 year old daughter, my husband and me. We all had a great time, learned a lot and still continue to take classes from her. Highly recommend her to people who want just to have fun and exercise by leaning to dance ( beats going to the gym :0) as well as people who would like to compete and perform."
- Snezhana
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Natalya Z.
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"David is amazing! I came to him as a beginner in January, and within a few months he introduced me to methods of acting, taught me the business side, developed monologue & scene work, AND he helped me find, pick, and breakdown two monologues for my school auditions. (I got into all three schools and was given an audition based scholarship for one - so yeah, he’s pretty good)

He’s fun, flexible, and genuinely cares about his students’ success. Super happy with my decision :)"
- Simran
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"Great teacher who instantly connects with children. My children enjoyed it. They are looking forward to the rest of the lessons and improve."
- Zakiyah
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Cyndi E.
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