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Shauna K.

51 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
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Shauna K.

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ACTORS will learn how to connect and open up to their emotional life, trust their instincts and gain confidence in performance. You will learn emotional memory, Stanislavski's basic acting tools and how to apply The Method to any script using your life experiences to make the script live.

Having coached actors for many years, audition preparation and performance are two of my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that you can use in any situation. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the artistic director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos!

In America I have taught acting at; New York University, Stella ...

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San

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Shvia
Shauna has been great! Patient with beginners, and even in the short time I have been working with her, I've noticed the improvements.
Barry *.
My daughters have been taking lessons with Shauna for several months now. I'm continually impressed with how well she connects with them and inspires them. Not only is she an amazing voice teacher, she is also a good, positive influence on my daughters. She's amazing!
don
I've been gearing toward getting back out to professional auditions, and working with Shauna in her online class for several months has helped walk me closer to that end. I'd very highly recommend Shauna -particularly if you want to experience how a professional Director/Teacher really works and creates/collaborates with actors. It's clear she has worked with actors at the top of their fields, so I feel I can really trust her eye for what works and what doesn't. On top of all that, I feel her collaborative feedback and direction is full of insights, highly relevant, relatable, respectful, professional, actor-friendly, truthful, gentle, and inspiringly and humanly artistic!
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Andrew R.

24 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • HD Acting and Performance Study from Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Awarded Adelyne Roth Levine Memorial Award for Best Actor from Carnegie Mellon University
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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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Adam R.

88 Reviews
Watchung, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Music from Westminster Choir College
  • Awarded 1st Chair Tenor 1 from PA State Chorus
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Adam R.

88 Reviews
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I am available to teach Method Acting. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Detai

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Kellyanne B.
Great first meeting, looking forward to my next class ..
Dane R.
Very informative, looking forward to the next class
Andrew W.
Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)
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Stephanie B.

256 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Romanian, Italian, Spanish, ASL
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephanie B.

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Have been training actors in NYC for 15 years and many have gone on to films, TV, getting agents. Have been director and casting director in both NY and LA and know what auditions entail and what they want to see in order to cast you!

About Stephanie

Although splitting my time between NY and Virginia, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. My accent student will sound cleaner. I have taught Emmy winners, Drama Desk winners and worked with Tony nominees! I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bi

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Jessica
She is so incredibly kind and understanding and makes this class so fun. She has so much great insight to share and is immensely helpful when it comes to real world auditions. She’s amazing!
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Christopher
Stephanie is wonderful to work with. Knowledgeable and patient. She pushes me to be better, but in a way that is fun and engaging.
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Randy S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Randy S.

25 Reviews
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My Acting degree was based almost entirely on Stanislavsky's "method." If there is one avenue of the "craft" in which I call myself an expert, and only because I believe in it so devoutly as a means to finding a character, it is the Method.

I studied with the same professors that taught the founding members of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, Dr. Jean Scharfenberg, Cal Pritner, Patrick O'Gara (formerly of Wisdom Bridge), Doug Harris, Nancy Benjamin, John Sipes... in the main.

Actors are born not bred. If I can talk you into finding something else to do with your life; I will. I I cannot, then perhaps this is the first step in to a larger world.

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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Gina F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1996
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Gina F.

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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 method acting lessons in Astoria is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!"
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Took Method Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"Nicolas is one of the best mentor I have ever came across. He is a passionate about teaching and able to help you draw out the inner you. I was someone who had a great deal of struggle connecting with my emotions and being able to express it in a sensible way. Within few weeks he taught me how to tap into my feelings and express it outwards. Need less to say he is an impressive teacher and if you have the chance, visit him. It will be beneficial for your personal life and career."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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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!"
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Took Method Acting lessons from Omar J.
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"Nicolas is one of the best mentor I have ever came across. He is passionate about teaching and able to help you draw out the inner you. I was someone who had a great deal of struggle connecting with my emotions and being able to express it in a sensible way. Within few weeks he taught me how to tap into my feelings and express it outwards. Needless to say he is an impressive teacher and if you have the chance, visit him. It will be beneficial for your personal life and career."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Kathryn is so very easy to work with. Very knowledgable about her work."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"James gave me some very important information about how to act well. He suggested I audition for a play, which I am planning to do, and he gave me some good professional and vocational tips, James is also very compassionate and funny. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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"Very uplifting first class. Thank you Randy."
Jessica
Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"Jennifer is amazing! I went into my first lesson really nervous, but she assured me everything would be fine, and helped me push through the nerves. She truly wants to know what interests you, and incorporates it. Would recomend 100 %!"
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Took Method Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"He's been very helpful, patient and good tough love/accountability. I'm very happy to be working with Randy."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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