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About Liza M.

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New York, NY
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About Liza
I have been professionally singing and taking voice lessons since the age of 9! I went through various styles in my love and performance of music, starting with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and all of Motown, Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), R&B, and Classical/Opera (starting when I was in high school and attending Interlochen Arts Camp)...

Having received a Bachelor's of Music in Voice (Music Theatre Performance) from NYU, I stayed in NYC after graduation performing in musical theatre and theatre.

In 2009, I decided to apply to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, with the intent to broaden my range of skill and opportunity as a performer, but also with the intention to teach, with the higher degree strengthening this possibility. I began to teach voice lessons to fellow students while at LAMDA. When I returned to NYC, I began to
build my own voice studio in of post-graduate students and adults looking to further develop their vocal practice or begin a vocal practice. I found that in my vocal lessons, I was using physical exercises as for the actor, to incorporate in my private teaching method. I believe in doing, not only watching and observing. This, in conjunction with movement and full-body execution, opens the student vocally and emotionally. I chose to go to LAMDA because the classical training and approach to theatre training in England is extremely physical. They work from the outside in, and I find that the language of the body is universal to students of any intellectual capacity, and I strive to bring this into my approach in any type of teaching format!

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I teach voice lessons to adults and young students who are beginning their vocal training practice, as well as those who are accomplished singers and performers and want to take their singing and performance to the next level! I use my skills as an accomplished vocalist and teacher to empower my students to find their own voice and learn to express a story through song. I enable my students to hone their craft and find their own style of expression through the exploration of music in a multitude of genres and cultures.

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I have a Stuyvesant style piano in my home studio. I also have a vast collection of repertoire.

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Singing for Music Theatre / Broadway
Singing Pop/Rock/R&B
Singing Jazz
Singing Original Material (Singer/Songwriter)
Acting: Audition Coaching / Performance
Speech & Dialects
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Naoko June 11, 2019
· Singing · In studio
She was the best instructor ever! I already had an experience as a vocal in a band, but through her voice training I actually was able to extend my voice range. Also as a non-native English speaker, I found it very helpful when she guided me with more accurate English pronunciation of the lyrics.
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Yasmina June 7, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Liza is a wonderful voice teacher! She is always open to exploring her students' interests and is very encouraging. She is incredibly enthusiastic and is an absolute sweetheart. I would definitely recommend working with her!
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Alex G. March 6, 2019
· Singing · In home
I've been working with Liza for a couple months now, and I can't recommend her highly enough. She's a fantastic teacher that gives you the tools find confidence in your voice
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About Stephanie B.

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About Stephanie
Although splitting my time between NY and Hawaii (soon to be Florida) I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry!

I am the proud author of 'Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media" now on sale at Amazon, published by Routledge Press.

Award winning NYC teacher and internationally known director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 15 years in NYC and 8 in LA.

Have also taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked w
ith kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists.

Policies: a minimum of 12 hours needed for cancelling a lesson, charge of one hour lesson for making an acting reel or a voice over reel.
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Brandi August 12, 2019
· Voice Acting · Online
Stephanie is wonderful. She has helped and taught my daughter so much about voice acting, such as voice acting lessons, insightful feedback, and explaining how she can audition for voice acting jobs. Stephanie is patient and knowledgable in the field. My daughter did the 1 hour lessons.
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Realynn Tence August 12, 2019
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Stephanie is a great teacher! She is very helpful when answering questions. She does a lot! I would definitely recommend her because she gives you a lot of important information.
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Claire S. June 6, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Stephanie is very professional genuine and makes the effort of learning very ludique. I really love my accent reduction lessons!
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Stephanie B.

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About Jake O.

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Arlington, VA

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About Jake
What drives me to wake up every day, is to supply actors with a safe space to grow and learn trusted actor tools and resources. I want to foster, the lessons I've been taught and learned, and help the actor change their path and careers. I love meeting new artists, collaborating, and getting results.

I'm a producer/actor/director who combines that with my passion of being a life-coach. I attended the high ranking, UNCSA, Royal Shakespeare Company, UCB, and have private coached for 5+ years.
I know the juggling that happens with the life of an actor and have the experience and ability to help you navigate it. During my private coaching, I've had successes such as: Master of None, Hawaii 5-0, Off-Broadway Plays, Julliard, DePaul, and more. My private coaching has helped clients book roles, extend their network, find longevity and purpo
se in the acting pursuit and life.

I have extensive experience and teaching exp. in: Shakespeare, Monologues, EPA's, Self-taping, Improvisation, Auditioning, Winning the room, Meisner, College auditions, Stanislavsky, and more.

Notable Students

Gus Halper: Truth and Lies: Menedez Brothers, The Goat, Ricki and the Flash
Sarah Viccellio: Master of None, The Carrie Diaries, Law & Order: SVU
Michael Labbadia: The Attic Theater Co.
Alex Gagne: Keen Company, Bridge Production Group, MugBug Prod.
Reagan Elizabeth: Stephanie Klapper Casting
Joshua Morgan
Michael Calciano
Owen Laheen
Ellie Barone
Gabe Arant

I hope to meet you soon!

*Online sessions are also available*
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Sophia H. June 21, 2019
· Acting · In studio
Very nice and gave great pointers.
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Joaquin September 10, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online
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Reine July 13, 2017
· Acting · Online
Really great insight and learnt a lot. Very focused and on point. Looking forward to my next online session with Jake.
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Jake O.

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About Sydney F.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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About Sydney
I am currently working on my undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University for Vocal Performance--specializing in opera. I started performing and studying musical theatre when I was five years old, and in High School, I was a member of the Houston Grand Opera High School Voices Studio. I have been in countless choirs, opera scenes, and musical theatre productions. Since being in college, I have taken diction, language, and vocal literature courses.

My students can expect to improve their vocal and piano techniques every week and maintain their progress. I am interested in helping my students prepare for roles, school shows, competitions, or to have fun.​
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Gulnora July 28, 2019
· Classical Voice · Online
Great lessons, learning a lot and Sydney is very supportive and a good teacher.
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RHYLEIGH July 14, 2019
· Singing · Online
She is absolutely great and made my daughter feel at ease right from the first hello.
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Eli May 18, 2019
· Singing · Online
So beyond pleasantly surprised with our first lesson!! Encouraging, engaging and patient. My 6 year old is already showing off his skills from just one lesson.
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Sydney F.

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About Lilla H.

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Somerset, NJ
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About Lilla
Lilla's been featured in Business Insider, WQXR Radio, truTV, Alive Magazine, Opera Today, Seen & Heard International, and has won critical and international acclaim for her "appealing sound, agile coloratura and oversize wit." - The New York Times

Lilla holds her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was winner of the Juilliard Honors Recital Competition and studied music pedagogy under Marlena Malas, vocal coach and mentor of Pavarotti.

She's performed on stage at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and has traveled around the globe with the Saint Louis Symphony, Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and Juilliard Orchestra led by Maestro Alan Gilbert to name a few.

She received Recognition of Excellence from the Tri-M Music Honors Society,
and has won the American Prize Competition (1st Prize), Joy in Singing Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Eastern District Competition, Giulio Gari International Competition, NJ Teachers Association Competition (1st Place), Music Teacher's National Association Competition (1st Place), among many others.

Previous roles include Lucinde in Gluck’s Armide in a Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard co-production, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera on the Avalon, Ella Burling in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Noémie in Cendrillon with Juilliard Opera under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief – all with Juilliard Opera. Additionally, she has covered Georgette in La Rondine and Costanza in Riccardo Primo (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore (Chautauqua), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Zhou in Kommilitonen, and Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Juilliard).

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Jinhua G. May 3, 2019
· Singing · In studio
It was very good experience to helping me understand singing. Thank you Lilla.❤️
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Alexander April 16, 2019
· Opera Voice · In home
Lilla is a fabulous teacher. Very knowledgeable, but more importantly is able to convey that knowledge in an accessible way to a beginning student. Highly recommend!
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About Quinn V.

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Jersey City, NJ
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About Quinn
Quinn VanAntwerp is a Broadway and Television actor that prides himself on helping performers cultivate their unique abilities in order to take their skills to the next level.

He is best known for his work as the longest running Bob Gaudio in the Broadway Company of the Tony Award Winning Musical, Jersey Boys, as well as recurring roles on AMC’s Better Call Saul and Showtime’s The Affair.

He has also appeared on I’m Dying Up Here, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Elementary, Shades of Blue, Nurse Jackie and The Following, and in the Broadway Company of The Play the Goes Wrong.

While starring in Jersey Boys, Quinn performed on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The TONY Awards, and the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade. He has performed for President Barack Obama and Former President Bill Clinton, guest hosted Network Morning shows acros
s the country, and performed the National Anthem at numerous MLB, NFL, and NBA games, including multiple performances at Madison Square Garden.

Quinn has a BA in Theatre from The University of California, Irvine.
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Quinn V.

Online
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$67 / 30-min

About Latasha S.

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Miami, FL

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About Latasha
If you are getting prepared to Audition for a professional team or just want to have some moves for a party. I am the perfect teacher for you. I bring a good balance of fun and discipline to help you prepare for you big performance. I can choreograph dance routines to wow any crowd. So if you are the age of 4 to 94 and want to learn dance or cheer. I am the teacher for you!
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Latasha S.

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$59 / 30-min

About Aqeela A.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Aqeela
Aqeela Ali first fell in love with dance at the age of five in Brooklyn, New York. Her earliest memories of dance include learning jazz, tap, and ballet at The Dance Spot, a local dance studio. While attending Talent Unlimited, a performing arts High School in New York, she had the opportunity to go beyond her daily ballet and modern training by studying graham technique with The Martha Graham Dance Company and flamenco with Ballet Hispanico. Growing up in New York City, Aqeela was exposed to Hip-Hop culture and fell in love with the movement and music during her time in High School. After turning 21, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry. She has been on the Ellen Show, Hulu, and has danced with a variety of artists including, but not limited to Beyonce, Nick Cannon, Sean Paul, and Kat de Luna.
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ter two years of dancing in the industry, Aqeela was certain that her dancing days were over. She was accepted into Teach for America and taught Kindergarten for two years in rural Oklahoma. Starting her own dance club at the school and watching her students blossom and grow inspired her to dance again. The question was...which style?! During Teach for America, she met her husband, a native Atlantan and they moved back to Georgia after their two year commitment. In Georgia, she was introduced to the Calo Gitano Flamenco Dance Academy, which reignited her love and passion for flamenco that she discovered in High School.
Through Calo Gitano, Aqeela met artists from Spain such as Miguel Vargas, Carmen Ledesma, Lydia Caballo, and Daniela Tugues. After a year of studying Flamenco with Calo Gitano, she spent the summer of 2018 at the National Institute of Flamenco studying under Joaquin Encinias. During this time, Miguel Vargas had convinced her that she should move to Seville and train to become a bailaora. So she bought a one way ticket for Spain and in August she found herself studying intensively under Miguel Vargas, Ursula and Tamara Lopez, Lorena Franco, Ana Morales, and Alicia Marquez. Now, in her second year of studying flamenco, Aqeela knows more than ever that she wants to spend her entire life studying and learning this beautiful and passionate form of expression. Her dream is to one day open up her own school where she teaches children a variety of styles they can use to express themselves.
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Guy L. July 27, 2019
· Dance · In home
I struggled for years feeling uncoordinated and wildly throwing my hips around whenever I tried dancing with my wife. Aqeela patiently worked with us to help me feel like I actually have control over my body. She taught me the importance of having a variety of moves to match the song/tempo instead of just moving about wildly. I was hesitant to work with someone because I felt very self-conscious but she was so patient and understanding that I was quickly put at ease and ended up really enjoying the experience and wanted more! Her passion for dance is only matched by her ability as all the moves she showed us seemed so flawless and graceful. My version of those same dance moves didn't look quite as graceful but dramatically improved and my wife couldn't be happier!
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Tara July 27, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Its so rare to find a person who is both extremely talented as well as an amazing teacher. I can’t express how much my daughter has learned from Miss Aqeela. Apart from learning a wide variety of dance styles she teaches kids to believe in themselves. We have watched our girl transition from being shy and restrained onstage to one who is confident and captivating to watch. The level of dedication Miss Aqeela shows to every student cannot be overstated!
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Sally July 24, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
I’ve never worked with someone as hardworking, and inspiring as Aqueela. We ran an art camp for three summers in a row. She taught up to 60+ kids and is so passionate about dance that these kids just couldn’t wait to come to camp the next day in order to work with her. Parents said they were practicing their moves at home!! You know how hard it is to teach that many kids to do hip hop dance???? 100% participation 100% of the time.

It was amazing. I learned so much as an educator and those kids left the cAmp so proud and eager to learn more about dance because of her. Oh ya and she also led them to design a dance for a showcase for their parents and community.

By far the best dance instructor I have ever worked with and cannot wait to work with her again. When my son grows up I will definitely be reaching out to her so she can teach him the moves.
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About Miss Luckie J.

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Daytona Beach, FL
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About Miss Luckie
Preparing for a dance competition? Auditioning for your schools dance line or local dance team? Want to learn how to get in touch with your “inner sexy”? Or just simply need some dance therapy? No experience, NO PROBLEM! You’ve come to the right person!!
I have been choreographing dances since the age of 10. From putting on shows for my family at family events to working hands on with groups and individuals in preparation for auditions or shows. Through my wide variety of dance styles ( contemporary, modern, jazz, ballet, Majorette-Style, Hip-Hop, lyrical, and liturgical) as well as my creative innovation, I offer each dancer an eccentric way to express themselves through dance. “ if you can’t say it, DANCE IT!” Between reasoned connection (specific to the occasion), improvisational movement, and structural molding, dancing to express w
ill have you looking YOUR BEST! So whether it’s that solo audition you need help creating, or a piece for a show, maybe you need to relieve stress & tension, or just want to show out for your loved one with a private dance. WHATEVER IT IS! Grab your shoes and ExpressTODAY with Miss Luckie’J!

Most of my earlier dance upbringing stems from liturgical dance and cheerleading. No later than one year of jumpstarting my dance career, I began teaching routines for dancers and cheerleaders in my community due to my ability to think creatively and as well as my modification skill technique to make any move fit any dancer. I have served as dance captain and cheerleading captain for both recreational and competitive squads for over 5 years. My dance styles are stretched widely across the board. From being a former dancer of Purpose Liturgical Dance Company to being a former dancer of The 14 Karat Gold Dancers of the Bethune-Cookman University.
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Shanya August 14, 2019
· Dance Choreography · In studio
Being trained by Miss Luckie definitely pushed me to a lot of limits that I hadn’t previously been pushed to. I was instructed very well; there was patience, positive feedback, and discipline involved. When preparing for auditions, I was extremely nervous, however, with the help of Miss Luckie, I learned to be confident and dance with much enthusiasm. She was there through every step of the way. I’m forever grateful for her because not only was she a coach, she was a mentor. It’s definitely an experience, being under her leadership and mentorship, worth having.
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Lady Swortz August 13, 2019
· Dance Choreography · In studio
For my husbands birthday I wanted to surprise him at home with a romantic dinner and sexy “show”. I am not that experienced in dance but I wanted to show him a new sexy side. When I reached out to Jessica I expressed to her exactly what I was hoping to pull off and she EXCEEDED my expectations. As I stated I have little dance experience and she convinced me to learn the choreography in HEELS! All in all, she made me feel extremely comfortable and made it super easy and fun!! I will be taking more lessons with Jessica! Highly recommended!!
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Shaundra August 13, 2019
· Dance Choreography · In studio
Jessica was a wonderful teacher and helped me really grow as a dancer without her bring there and really pushing me I wouldn’t be where I’m at today !
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Miss Luckie J.

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About ANIK R.

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Torrance, CA
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Hi guys! I'm a magician and I want to help you guys learn how to amaze your friends and family. Learning magic is a unique talent and everyone can learn it given they take the time to learn the moves. I can help with that and get you guys started to being a well known magician!
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ANIK R.

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