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Darren D.

4 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Acting, theater, television, film - NYC various teachers from NYC
  • Awarded Best Screenplay from AOF International Film Festival
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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.

Jeremy M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $199
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded World Champion of Magic from The Society Of American Magicians
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Jeremy M.

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From the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to high school stadiums in China, Jeremy has entertained and mesmerized audiences all over the world. He is a regular performer at New York's Longest running magic show: Monday Night Magic. He is also 2018 World Champion of Magic.

Jeremy teaches magic in a system that anybody can easily understand magic and be able to perform magic right away. Magic is meant to be shared!
Each lesson will be broken down into three parts:

1.The History of Magic
2.Technique Workshop
3.The Art of Performing

Lesson breakdown: Beginner Level
1. Entering the world of magic
(Student will develop appreciation of magic and learn few simple tricks that they can do immediately to amaze their friends)

2.Basic Principals of Magic
(the student will be introduced to basic rules in magic and some basic principals used in magic performance)

3.Deck of Cards Amazement
(student will learn basic ways to shuffle a deck of cards, the correct way ...

About Jeremy

You are at the right place! Learn from the BEST in the world! Whether your aim is to become a professional magician or simply a competent hobbyist ready to entertain your friends at your next party, you will discover magic tricks that will keep you and your friends amazed! You will be able to perf

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Lisa R.
Jeremy was fantastic! He was very accommodating as we were scheduling lessons, and he showed a great depth of knowledge about magic. He is a fun and engaging teacher. Can't wait for the next lessons!

Alexander P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexander P.

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Using techniques and tools I've learned and practiced during my 20+ years experience as a professional singer and stage performer, which I also incorporate into my "Heart Centered Vocal Coaching" programs (see below), I will help and guide you as to get you fully prepared for your on-stage debut or simply to help you better sharpen your current performance skills.

Heart Centered Vocal Coaching

- Find and learn to Love your own voice.
- Learn breathing and vocal/singing techniques and practices. Great breath-work practices.
- Practice the art of Improv, or as I like to call it ... Jazz!!!
- Learn to trust your heart and voice and what it wants to share.
- Learn the art of songwriting. We’ll write your song together.
- My approach is more of a combination between vocal expression and self empowerment.
- And more...

About Alexander

I am a professional singer/songwriter for over 20 years, with extensive experience with recording and producing music. I am very versatile with various singing styles but my fave and specialty is RnB vocals and harmonies. My more in-depth bio is below if you'd like to read a bit more on me and m

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Natalya Z.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $135
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Natalya Z.

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Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. With almost a decade of experience, she believes that anyone can dance if they put in the effort, and is excited to be a part of your journey!

Her devoted participation in competitions and passionate performances in shows around the area with her partner and a wide variety of students shows dedication and passion towards the craft.

Aside from working her way up to training with the top Ballroom and Latin coaches in the world, Natalya has explored the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and contemporary dance in order to diversify her training and artistry. She has been a member of the Seattle dance companies "Breed Seattle", "Westsiders", and "Black Floor Collective" parallel to competing at a national level with her partner. She now dedicates her time to mentoring and directing multiple diverse ...

About Natalya

Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. Born in Russia - but raised in Seattle, she has become well known through her devoted participation in competitions and

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Justin and Abbie L.
Natalya is an excellent instructor and very fun to work with. She's very in tune with our bodies and able to push us further than we initially thought possible. She's firm but fair and offers a very nicely balanced teaching dynamic.
Charles K.
Instructor was great! The web site link did not work with an apple mac book pro using safari, it only worked with Chrome thanks to Natasha's help, so please add that important memo for mac users! regards--charles
Olena
Natalya is a great instructor, very professional, inspiring and encouraging! She is also demanding, which means she really cares about your progress.

Elena D.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, German
  • Awarded Montserrat Caballe International Master Class Paticipant from Monserrat Cablle
  • BM in Music from Hunter College and Manhattan School of Music
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Elena D.

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Developing techniques for voice over and accents. Regional and foreign.

About Elena

BIO: Elena started her musical studies at age 4, singing with the "New York City Opera Children Chorus". She studied at Manhattan School of Music. She studied in Hunter College and Queens College of the City University of New York and the Bejar Conservatory in Salamanca, Spain. She has performed in

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Nino F.
I was scared my son would not like to meditate or find it boring but he can not wait to go back next week! She really was so wonderful with him. Thank you so much
James
It was a great experience
Talitha
I have been literally to 4 youtube teachers and though I have nothing bad to say about any of them, i know that I need a long term teacher that I can see myself growing with as a singer. Our personalities just meshed. She knows how to make one feel comfortable. She is very encouraging to students with zero self confidence like me. I think I have found the teacher I’ve been looking for in Elena! i’m excited to see what she can do to transform my voice. Her resume as well as her reviews( students spoke highly of her character) are what stood out for me out of thousands of teachers online! It is also important that I love to listen to my teacher’s voice and i love her voice😊
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Kim C.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Emmy Nominee from NATAS
  • Teaching since 2004
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Kim C.

13 Reviews
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45 year pro. Audiobooks, Voiceover, Voice Acting, Characterizations and more. The Real Deal.

About Kim

Kim C. enjoys a busy career as a working professional actress/writer/director voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational, film, radio and TV commercials, e-learning and web site development. She received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her voice over characterizations and produ

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Marissa L.
Wonderful instructor. She is able to give a beginning actor tips/suggestions while keeping the session positive and upbeat. The amount of knowledge she has to share is amazing. She is a gem! Glad we found her.
Jonathan
Kim is fantastic! Terrific lesson.
Shannon O.
A bundle of knowledge and energy! Fantastic teaching skills and Im looking forward to our next lesson and to learning with Kim!

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"When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!"
Craig
Took Method Acting lessons from Omar J.
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"My Daughter had her first class today. She is soo happy. She loved Kimberly, and she told me she thinks they are going to be a great team."
Violeta
Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"Great teacher I really learned alot from her and really easy to work with."
Immanuel
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Veronica M.
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"Julia was my college audition coach to get into acting school, and I am confident that she is the reason I got into the schools I did. I met with her on Skype once a week for about a year/year and half. She coached me on all of my monologues and even gave me acting coaching on songs. She helped me find almost all of my monologues, and was particularly helpful in coaching me on scansion and Shakespeare! Not only did she do all of this, but going through the college audition process herself and being trained at Juilliard, she prepared me for what to expect before I went in to my first audition. She is an absolutely wonderful teacher and would highly recommend her to anyone going through this experience. I am now a Sophomore Acting Major at Syracuse University which was ranked the number 8 acting school in the world this year. I also got into drama schools in Europe. Thank you Julia!! <3"
Autumn
Took Acting lessons from Julia O.
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"Love the lessons! Heather is such a fun and helpful teacher. She makes it easy to jump right in and try improv. I have a great time going thru the exercises with her. Highly recommend."
Kate Walser
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Christian Castro has been hands down the most influential Hispanic actor I've worked with so far! I expect to work again with him and to see his talents shine very soon. His uniqueness in his style and undoubtable passion for the craft truly pays off in his work."
Isaac
Took Stage Performance lessons from Christian C.
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"Kathryn is awesome! She gave me wonderful tools, insights, and suggestions to help me speak confidently in business presentations. I highly recommend her!"
Kendra
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kathryn K.
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"She was very informative and very sweet with her honesty. Due to the background she has, her words are extremely dependable."
Shanisa
Took Acting lessons from Nicole C.
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"Donnabella is so fun to work with. She has shaved off a lot of my acting bad habits, and I always leave feeling ready to conquer my auditions!"
Liza
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Personable and affirming!"
Jill
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Toya N.
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