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Andrew R.

24 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • HD Acting and Performance Study from Interlochen Center for the Arts
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Andrew R.

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Award-winning Actor & Educator from the U.K with over a decade of classical training and ongoing professional experience. While actively filming as leading roles on film and television (see trailers below), Andrew continues to conduct masterclasses, workshops and private coaching for actors of all levels.

Whether you're needing an audition coach, wanting to build confidence and learn the basics, learn screen-play text analysis or seek industry guidance, I will provide a customized syllabus that helps you track progress and achieve your goals. I am genuinely passionate about sharing the same experience and training that allows me to work as a full time actor with my students. My approach is friendly and detailed with the priority of creating a safe, encouraging and structured learning environment to help achieve your goals.

We always begin with a free consultation to assess experience level and what you hope to achieve. More importantly, this gives you a chance to decide whether ...

About Andrew

In addition to holding a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon and over a decade of classical training, I continue to work as a professional actor year round (see trailers below). I am genuinely passionate about sharing the same training that allows me to work as a full time performing artist with my students.

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Ademide
Highly recommend. This guy knows his stuff.
Jeffrey
Andrew is a fine actor whose work is both subtle and bold. He is an excellent collaborator and has a great talent for communicating with other actors to help them make their strongest choice.
Lindy
Great teacher and great class!
Looking forward to the next one.

Nice approach, working with different techniques, great feedback. In one class you have one big learning curve.
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Tim K.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tim K.

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I was a Theater Arts major at Trinity University where I took part in several productions, including Cabaret, Trojan Women, Chemin de Fer and Die Fledermaus. AT San Antonio Little Theater I performed in No, No, Nanette and Philemon. As a student at UTSA, I performed in Trial by Jury, Boris Godunov, Iolanthe and the Madrigal Christmas Dinners. I was hired by UTSA as a paid performer in the Madrigal Christmas dinners from 1984 to 1989. This job involved a lot of improvisation. From 1989 to 1995 I taught Music and Drama at Converse Elementary. In the 1990's I performed in The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni as part of the San Antonio Festival. I have done freelance work over the years as an improvisational performer for special events. As an elementary music teacher and secondary choir teacher, I have produced and directed numerous programs and musicals. I have taught acting and public speaking to a number of students.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performe

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James W.

90 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, Australian English, British English, American English, French - Canadian (Quebec) French
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Several Schools from Various
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James W.

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How to move with confidence and poise, Think on your feet~ unleash a barrage of one liners and "be on a roll". Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame or be a trouper who makes a living at Improv.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals
Alexis C.
James took the time to make me feel comfortable in my skin which is my biggest flaw. He is amazing and I look forward moving forward
Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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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.

For Improv Acting we'll cover the elements of successful improvisation.

We'll use exercises and games to develop your expression, imagination, spontaneity, creativity, solo work, and work with an ensemble.

We'll create scenes, characters, and scenarios, and develop them into performance pieces.

We'll explore improv as actor training, rehearsal technique, scene study, character development, and professional entertainment, including interactive theatre, immersive theatre, historical improvised theatre. We'll see how to use improvisation in film, television, and onstage.

We'll study verbal improvisation, physical improvisation, improvised pantomime, and the improvised use of props.

And much more. Our improv ...

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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Prudence H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
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Prudence H.

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learn improv techniques from a Broadway actor.

About Prudence

PRUDENCE has been coaching students for over 30 years. She has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, NYU and The New School . She has given workshops at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Strasberg Institute. She is the author of MONOLOGUE MASTER

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Yun
She is a great teacher. She is attentive, detailed oriented, patient, and provides customized curriculum for my need. Thank you!
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Gina F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Awarded Miss New England 1982 from New England Camera Council
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Gina F.

8 Reviews
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I'm new here! If you're looking to work in TV and film, I teach all about the acting industry! I having decades of experience, having earned my SAG/AFTRA card in 1984! I've worked on over 1,000 TV/ film projects and over 300 commercials!

I give students the correct inside information about the industry, how to get booked, necessary tools, and include insider tips and leads to fast track their careers!

As an Adjunct University Professor for six years, and 15 years teaching at entertainment schools in both CA. and NYC, I enjoyed guiding students to successful careers in television, film, and TV commercials!

I offer classes in proven techniques for TV/film acting, (Screen Acting) as well as courses that are specific for TV commercial acting (Acting in TV Commercials). There IS a big difference between stage, screen, and TV commercial acting, so each course teaches a separate and proven technique!

I also offer classes in cold reading and auditioning skills (Cold Reading Course) ...

About Gina

Hi! I'm new here! I've been a veteran actor w/ SAG/AFTRA since 1984, w/ experience in over 1000 film/TV projects and 300+ TV commercials! I've taught as an Adjunct University Professor of Acting in Southern CA. for 6 years at an accredited university, and taught over 15 years at entertainment schoo

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Adriane
I have known Gina for almost 30 years. She has worked in the industry for as long as I've known her, and has always been a person of integrity, grace, and professionalism. While I haven't been her student, I would highly recommend her for anyone who is considering working in this very demanding and competitive industry. You will find her vast experience and ethics to be invaluable.
Paula P.
I took several of Gina’s classes in 2018 and 2019 and I’m happy I did! She taught me excellent acting techniques as well as important information about the industry which I don’t think I’d get somewhere else. I was 100% more confident and skilled in my ability as an actor after her classes and highly recommend her!
Dr. James Monaghan
Gina is an outstanding instructor. She brings her extensive experience in Hollywood to the classroom in a manner that is accessible, informative and rigorous. She demonstrated in a wide variety of acting courses an approachability, a genuineness and a care for our university students that was truly remarkable.

Our acting program was new, and her duties included developing new curriculum, curricular materials and assessment tools for several classes. She did this splendidly well, taking her vast experience and creating courses that were described as among the best that students had ever taken.

Indeed, her student course evaluations were consistently very high, among the best at our university. She was the epitome of a professional, who brought her deep experience to students with a real-world sensibility as well as a commitment to the highest ethical standards.

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The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Westfield is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $117 per hour.
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"Arlys listened well and focused on what my goals are, where I wanted to go with these lessons. I really enjoyed it, she made it fun."
Dean
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"She is so kind and doesn't judge you at all. Best instructor ever"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Kelee P.
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"Now bad for my first time."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"Wonderful, great first session. Felt comfortable right away. Targeted a few specific points directly through exercises and discussed some general psychological insights. All helpful. Also recieved great tips on how I can practice solo between sessions. Looking forward to the next one!"
Nathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Rebecca is so great- I was worried about being able to learn improv online, but Rebecca seems to know it so well and can adjust for anyone it seems. I am grateful for all the social skill development it has given me! I never knew I could be funny! :O"
Delanie
Took Improv Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"James was a wonderful instructor! Not only did he make my son feel confident about taking lessons he offered great advice and guidance about the acting industry. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seriously interested in improving their acting skills. My son is 12 years old."
Erin Virgili
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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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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"Working with Andrew helped give me the confidence to join an improv group and pursue my interests in acting! I had always been too nervous to try but working one-on-one with a coach was exactly what I needed to get me ready for the stage. He was so professional, creative and patient. Can’t wait for future lessons."
Nicole
Took Improv Acting lessons from Andrew R.
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"Heather was great! She is very encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about assessing a student's needs and skill level to help them improve. It was a pleasure learning from her!"
Jonathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Jason is a wonderful coach. Robbie really liked him because she felt so comfortable with him and worked one on one with him. He is very flexible and helps her to prepare for audition. I highly recommend him."
Cherry
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jason M.
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