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Alex B. Plano, TX

Weather it is just a monologue, or overall technique, I will use my years of directing and performing experience to help you find a true connection to any piece you bring in.

About Alex

Alex holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Musical Theater from the prestigious Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. During his time at OCU, Alex trained with some of the country's top voice and theatre professionals including Brenda Holleman, David Herendeen, Karen Coe Miller, Jen Waldman, Andrew Byrne, Nancy Opel, Lily Wosk, Nicole Vallins, and many more. Since college, Alex has taught, performed, and directed in Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Kansas, and Florida. Alex has concentrated on teaching private voice since 2007. Working with performers in National Tours, Concerts, Summerstock, and regional theaters across the country. Alex served as music director for various productions throughout the country. In addition, Alex worked as an ...

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Hassan N. August 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Alex is not only fantastic at helping someone find the perfect rep for an audition/cabaret/book/etc., he's equally fantastic at helping you craft each song to be something more than just a standard piece. His overall knowledge of music theater and the anthology of music therein is top notch.
Alex is also a great person to turn to when you find yourself stuck in the same old habits. If something is feeling stale or you aren't sure why it isn't working, Alex's keen eye for actor crutches or cheats helps you break away from the same old traps and discover something new in every piece.
Truly a wonderful person to turn to when you're looking to turn your rep upside down!!
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Alex B. October 19, 2013
Singing
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I needed a specific song for a last minute audition. For 15 minutes before the audition Alex played it for me and offered some ideas and different choices I could make. Not only did it help me connect with the piece but it also helped me vocally. The following day I went to an audition and booked the job with just one fifteen minute session.

I think what is most important to me, especially as a dancer, is that he provides a very comfortable environment where I'm not afraid to explore or try new things. He is also able to break it down into terms and ideas that are easy for me to understand and apply.
Michael K. Denton, TX

general "looseness" of character

About michael

I have studied guitar thoroughly for the past 5 years. Its wonders have brought me immense joy and serenity. I want each and every student to discover the magic that music creates in our lives and the lives of others around us. Along with the disciplinary aspects of practice, learning an instrument such as the guitar can open imaginary doors like no other instrument. The musical possibilities are endless. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons with me can be either good or great. I am pretty laid back, but keep a strict tone at times. I like to form great working relationships, as well as lasting friendships with my students. I like to get to know who they are and what they love. It helps me discover how and what to teach them. People are different and like different things, so it is part ...

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Mamoona H. February 5, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Singing lessons

Very professional yet fun to work with. My son looks forward to his singing lessons with Micheal. I like the fact that Micheal makes learning fun!!!'
TOYA N. Dallas, TX

I have a Masters degree in Acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan, so I am well versed in most every acting technique; including Stanislavski, Strasberg, Meisner, Chekov, Hagen, Stella Adler, and beyond. I've taught acting to children, teens, and adults in the US and abroad since 2005 and my students are working! My main goal is to help you to develop your own set of tools for practicing the craft of acting, and to better understand your unique voice as an artist. Make sure to wear clothing you can move in during our sessions, and, most importantly, explore and just have fun!

About TOYA

I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School. I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am ...

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Shera D. June 25, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been going to Toya for awhile she very nice. She knows exactly what she is doing. She helps me understand everything
I do. I would recommend her for anyone who is serious about acting.
John P. Richardson, TX

Fundamentals of TECHNIQUE and Skills

About John

The truth will always convey. Acting is doing truthfully under imaginary circumstances... I am gifted with the ability to coach you through a series of simple exercises that once mastered will provide you with the foundation you need. *** Lesson Details *** ACTING Six Lessons on Objectives Three Lessons on Character Three Lessons on Text *** Specialties *** Stanislavsky SYSTEM Meisner Technique Linklater technique for Freeing the Natural Voice

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Larrah B. October 10, 2014
Acting · In home
Verified Student
We are three lessons in, and I've come to understand more about acting and how I fit into it personally than I ever have even after several decades of participation. The lessons are useful and enjoyable, the homework is fair, and I think you should take advantage of the fact that you can just simply sign-up, pay a lil' money, and have access to such a great mentor/teacher!
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Bryan O. October 9, 2014
Meisner Technique · In studio
John challenges me to drop everything I "think" I know, calls me out on my bs, and breaks me down to get to my essential me--the point where I really am present, feel, and love. On top that, his training in voice and body allow for the work to be done safely.

On a personal note, I consider John to just be a thrilling person to work with, and a mentor in my life.
Donald R. Dallas, TX

Children and adults welcome. I provide acting coaching from ages 4-adult in acting for film, theatre, and techniques such as classical, Meisner, Method, and Stanislavsky.

About Donald

I have established myself as an accomplished actor and acting coach who has been teaching acting classes for over 10 years. As acting is an ongoing learning process, I audit the classes of the best coaches from NY to LA to bring those acting techniques to my students online as well as my in-studio classes. In addition to teaching online, I have taught in-studio classes at Kids International in Washington DC, Take 3 Talent and Product Management in NYC, and Page Parkes School of Acting in Dallas to name a few. My approach to acting covers the entire theme of "Show Business". The "Show" is represented by the skill training techniques involved in my training to give an actor the skills to be the best actor. The "Business" aspect reflects the more technical side of acting such as what ...

Amy C. Dallas, TX

I have been acting for the past 9 years and it is one of my greatest passions. I have been in schooled in the Kim Dawson Studio in Dallas, taken privates with Eleese Lester of Houston, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a minor in Theater Arts. I have been in many plays and even some movies! I would love to share my craft with you!

About Amy

Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I can't wait to meet and work with you! I just graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Communications/Media Studies, with minors in Theater Arts and Human Resource Development. I love acting and all areas of production and development. Other than my acting classes at Texas A&M, I have attended years of classes at Kim Dawson Studio in Dallas, Texas. I have also starred in many plays and even been in some movies! If you wish to get better at performing and being in front of the camera, I am your girl! I have also been a dancer since I was six. In my hometown of Tyler, Texas, I was on a very competitive dance team since 3rd grade. We went to many competitions, including the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Dance Competition, where we won four years in a ...

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