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Alexandra W.

69 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Russian, French
  • BA Theatre Arts; minor in Communication within the Entertainment Industry from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2012
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Alexandra W.

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I help my students break down the text through analyzing the iambic pentameter, rhetorical devices, and imaging work of the text. After the analysis, I help my students learn how to perform Shakespeare in a truthful, interesting, and accessible way.

About Alexandra

Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Pari

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Bianca
Excellent, very helpful and fun!
Cami
Wonderful tutorial- answered all my questions, went at a great pace, and was very personable and made it easy. I recommend!
Tim B.
Alexandra is soooo knowledgeable and can also explain things so a total beginner like me can understand. I highly recommend her!
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Randy S.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Randy S.

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How to reach a modern audience. Scansion, the vital importance of this tedious exercise and how it can literally reveal the deeper meaning of the brilliant themes Shakespeare used and manipulated. If you're out there auditioning, you need at least two classical monologues of varying lengths. Shakespeare competence is expected and is still considered the pinnacle of stage work. If you prefer a less practical approach, we can certainly attack the subject academically in the main, though academics are naturally included necessarily in the practical work as well. The bottom line is your lessons will depend on your experience, goals and abilities. I tailor all classes to the student's needs at their current level.

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, wi

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Charles
Very knowledgeable and personable. Able to communicate more complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
Kariem
First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!
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Maria S.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King

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My son lost all interest in guitar
Suzie P.
I had so much fun and I’m so excited for more lessons! Maria is awesome.
Isabella
Awesome instructor. My daughter was very happy, even to have homework
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Vandi E.

90 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, Spanish
  • Cosmetology & Cosmetology Instructor from Gadsden State Community College
  • Awarded Graduate Student of the Year in Voice from University of Akron
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Vandi E.

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I studied Shakespearean acting extensively with Ben Reigel during my undergraduate studies and have performed Shakespeare works professionally. I will instruct you on how to interpret the original Shakespearean markings and perform Shakespearean works in a relevant way for a modern audience.

About Vandi

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music. Credentials: Russian Opera Workshop-Philadelphia 2020 Opera Programs Berlin-2020

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My daughter loves it
Evon
She is fun and enjoyable. She is also understanding. I love her lessons!
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Debbon A.

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Starting at $100
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Debbon A.

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I am a working actor and love the craft of acting. Everything about it. My respect and enthusiasm will be the hallmarks of my lessons. I find acting a deeply gratifying look at authentic behavior of ourselves and the world around us. I teach thru a basic Meisner approach with actual on-set and on-stage experience, all the tips of the trade, for working and booking. Coaching is also available.

About Debbon

I am a working actor, writer, producer in both Los Angeles and New York. In a lesson we will work with both scene study and monologues, of your choice or ones we find together. We will begin by breaking down the scene or monologue and personalizing it so the lines resonate from you experience and au

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