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Darren D.

4 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Best Screenplay from AOF International Film Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Darren D.

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Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Darren Dowler has won multiple awards in entertainment. An actor trained in New York, he's also an L.A. film school graduate. Darren has appeared in film, television and on Broadway. Teaching for over 27 years, Darren owned THE ACTOR SHOP, an acting school first in Orlando then in Los Angeles. He is writing a book on acting, entitled THE ACTOR INSIDE YOU.

Also a director of multiple films, he has a unique perspective from both sides of the camera and stage. Studying multiple disciplines, he has developed tools to help actors of all levels reach their full potential.

"An actor must never stop training, growing and bettering their craft. As a person learns till they're last moments of life, so must the actor, lest he grow sedentary and wither. An actor like a muscle, must stay worked to remain strong and competitive."

Also an international recording artist, Darren also teaches Voice. He's performed with legends such as Bill Medley of the ...

About Darren

I'm not just an acting coach, I am a full time working performer with multiple awards in entertainment. I am an actor, singer, screenwriter and director with extensive experience in television, film and on Broadway. I've acted in, directed and cast multiple feature films and am currently producing

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Dianne
Darren is an incredible acting Coach. I couldn’t recommend him higher. He goes so above and beyond with his time, his care and investment in you as an actor, his amazing guidance and how to truly delve deep into a character and a scene. Before I started taking with him, I was ok as an actor. Once I started working with him, I started getting callbacks and booking jobs and really started to grow and reach my full potential as an actor and I began to feel very confident about my abilities. If you take lessons with him, you will be so happy you did!!
jb
It was such a pleasure to have my daughter working with Darren. He instilled confidence in her, taught her how to prepare herself to be an actor, and provided her with opportunities to show off her craft. THANK YOU! Darren for your time, help and support of our budding angel!! You are The Best.
Steven
I initially started with Darren in Orlando in 1990. Being a talent manager I wanted to understand acting better to better help my clients needs. After a few lessons I had learned so much that I required my entire client stable of about 25 people to take his class. He had to add an additional night to handle my people. In a couple weeks I saw incredible growth. In a few months I had the best acting stable in Orlando. My people were working.

Darren is one of the most talented actors and teachers I’ve ever come across. But he’s not the coach for someone who takes it lightly. He’ll work your butt off.

Martha W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
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Martha W.

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I have been performing professionally for over 30 years and have appeared regionally in nearly 200 productions. For the past 25 years, I served as Artistic Director at the nation's second-oldest dinner theatre, Chaffin's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee.

I have been teaching acting for 20 years. I have a keen sense of comedy, with skills in improvisation, scene study, college audition prep, "selling" a song, monologue workshops, and intro to acting. I help actors to "get out of their heads", to trust and hone their instincts and feel confident when auditioning.

I am a laid back instructor creating a relaxed, safe, and fun environment in which to learn and grow. I believe acting and singing should moments of sheer joy!

About Martha

Martha has been performing professionally for over 30 years and has appeared regionally in nearly 200 productions. For the past 20 years, she has also served as Artistic Director at the nation's second-oldest dinner theatre, Chaffin's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. The Rome, Georgia native studied

Joseph B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor and Master Of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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Laurlyn S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Laurlyn S.

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In my vocal, audition, and performance coaching sessions, I focus on more specific topics. I can help you prepare for a specific performance or audition, including finding and labeling sheet
music, picking appropriate pieces and cuts, and working on your performance of selected pieces. I like to focus on physical communication and stage presence as these are essential tools in your arsenal for any type of performance. I will teach you how and what to research for character and story integrity in each performance, so that you can best connect with your audience.
Coaching sessions are booked as single sessions.

About Laurlyn

About My Studio Every person is different, from the way they look on the outside to the way they are constructed on the inside. Because of this, I have learned to be flexible when teaching students, knowing that what works for one student may not work for another. My goal in every voice lesson is

Nicola R.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Senior French Prize from Columbia University
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Nicola R.

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I am a director and former actor with years of experience coaching and working with actors! I love working with actors of all levels on their acting. Whether we’re working on a monologue, a play, a film script or another project entirely, I will work with you one-on-one to help bring your characters to life!

About Nicola

I am bilingual in French and English. I received my bachelor's degree in French from Columbia University, where I graduated summa cum laude, and my master's degree from the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle. Since graduation I have taught French (and arts classes/workshops in French) at variou

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Cipriana C.
We've only had one lesson but Nicola is smart and great at explaining as she goes. I'm an adult and love her teaching style, and I could also see her being great with kids!
Taylor
Things are off to a great start with Nicola. My daughter is looking forward to her second session.
Matt L.
Nicola is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and dedicated. I highly recommend!
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Rachel H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Fluent English, German, French, Italian Dialects
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Rachel H.

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As a professional actor on stage and screen, I can help you prepare for auditions. We will go over sides or monologues. I'm currently recurring on New Amsterdam on NBC and was a guest star on NCIS: New Orleans. I also write, produce and direct films, my IMDB is under Rachel Alana Handler.

About Rachel

I love performing and teaching! I've performed at multiple venues in New York City, including Carnegie Hall and Off-Broadway. I studied piano, opera performance and musical theater at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and acting at Primary Stages. I'm playing a nurse this season on New Ams

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Eden T.
She was absolutely fantastic with my 5 year old daughters first lesson. She had her smiling the whole time.....we are coming back next week for sure.
Nikki R.
My first vocal teacher and the best!

Ms. Rachel was an amazing vocal teacher! We would always start off with simple and fun warm-ups, breathing techniques, and would practice singing songs from musicals. My first couple lessons she taught me how to sing I Feel Pretty from West Side Story and we both had so much fun with it! After a little while we learned Cups from Pitch Perfect and then we got into the Vaccai book and I learned a couple songs from there. Overall Ms. Rachel was the best! She even offered to Skype a lesson with me since she moved. She cared about me and always helped me improve my voice in every way she could. I love her!

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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Nicole C.
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"Very good! Stephen creates a very comfortable setting to try your best in."
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Took Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Miss.Ilka practically changed my life. Modeling was always my dream. She thought me every single thing on modeling from how to walk, confidence, photo-movement, makeup, what looks best on my body today type and etc. I wouldn’t have been able to get all of my modeling jobs that i have gotten today if Miss. Ilka didn’t teach me! I don’t know how many times i can thank her for letting my dreams come true. 10/10 Recommend her as a teacher to ANYONE she has over 20 years of modeling experience. I don’t think i would find anyone as perfect as her for the job!!!"
Regan Ritchey
Took Modeling lessons from Ilka C.
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"Amazing instructor! So encouraging and helpful. I feel comfortable expressing my concerns and she has helped me to see my potential."
Cori
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Bernadette S.
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"Great with kids! Our 7 year old loves him."
Brody
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Jenny to the Rescue!

My daughter's wedding was weeks away, and I had never been able to dance a step. For that important occasion, however, I wanted to be able to at least survive a little waltz. My daughter and I selected a short piece, connected with Jenny, and she took it from there. In three lessons, she taught us the basics, provided some great pointers, a little choreography, and even taught us a few impressive moves to throw into the mix. The results exceeded everyone's expectations, and brought not only resounding applause at the reception, but also sentimental tears to many eyes. With Jenny's help, I came further in dancing than ever before in such short time in any subject.

An extremely patient, caring, and capable instructor, Jenny always listens carefully to your questions and ideas. Then, it's fascinating to watch her pause a moment, process the issue, and come back with a solution that's exactly right. Without her, a great moment and memory for my daughter and me might never have happened."
John
Took Dance lessons from Jenny J.
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"Working with Gigi during a challenging time in my life was an amazing experience, her empathy, her nurturing quality made my experience truly lovely. She finds inspiration for movement therapeutic work by what the students needs are. After my classes with Gigi I feel spiritually rejuvenated."
Anna Mayta
Took Dance lessons from Gigi O.
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"Simply Amazing"
Tashaun Stanfill
Took Film Acting lessons from Michelle G.
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"Kelsey, Mrs. Jimenez, has made a great first impression on me. She is very encouaging, and her enthusiasm about teaching is very welcoming."
Faith
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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