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Diana G.

5 Reviews
Nyack, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Italian
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Journalism from Boston University
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Diana G.

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I founded my own theater company 21 years ago and have been teaching and directing actors from ages 6-80 over more than 65 productions. I am an engaging and deeply knowledgeable theater professional who will guide you to get the most out of every speech you want to speak or role you want to play. I can work with you on audition pieces for schools, college or Broadway, as well as just help round out your scene work when you're already in the middle of a rehearsal process. I have quick tips and fixes for any scenario and my approach is personal, and centered on what you want to get out of your experience and what you are bringing to the table in terms of creating a character. My specialty is Shakespeare and I can help you unravel all those imbedded text clues. Let's get started!

About Diana

I am a director, actor, producer and playwright who founded my own company 21 years ago. I have personally directed over 65 plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Stoppard, Shaw and others, and have produced over 95. I LOVE theater! It's everything that I think is great about the world - sharing stories to

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Annmarie
Diana is a skilled and knowledgeable acting teacher. She helped my shy son find his voice and become the confident young man he is today. Personally, Diana helped me as an adult to overcome stage fright. Once I told Diana of my issue, she encouraged me to join one of her productions, and she nurtured me through the whole experience. Her skillful techniques and her caring, nurturing nature is a perfect combination for an amazing acting coach.
Carol
My daughter has worked with Diana in CST for 8 years. It is truly remarkable what she does for these kids, and what she gets out of them. By providing a safe space where they can learn, question, and have fun with the material, they become comfortable performing, and sharing their gifts with the public. Not only that, but they are learning Shakespeare, which has huge effect on their understanding of literature and global history. Diana makes all this FUN for the kids. They are there because they want to be, and from the youngest to the oldest they put their all into their performances while always supporting each other.
Olga
Diana’s teaching style must be a lot of fun, because my son has been studying acting with her for more than 3 years! He is always looking forward to the next learning / practice session!
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Marie-France M.

65 Reviews
Waldwick, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1966
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marie-France M.

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Born and raised on New York Theatre, well studied in both Method and Technique. Have acted and directed in multiple medias. Was head director of two drama troupes. Have taught countless workshops to groups and have over thirty years experience as a private drama coach.

About Marie-France

I have taught piano and voice most of my adult life. After working with hundreds of students, I realized that I needed to adapt my teaching style to the uniqueness of each student, especially those whose perceptions differ widely from the general populace. I love what I do, helping each student dis

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Jason
I enjoyed my 2 sessions with Marie, at the end of my second lesson she offered to email me a list of acting/improv classes in NYC because everyone she knows was in NYC.
This was contradictory because initially she told me she just moved here and doesn't know anyone up north. And besides that, I expressed how happy i was with her classes which was down the road 35 minutes and not commuting to NYC which is over a couple hours.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually learned something and got to do exercises and not leave with the feeling that i wasted my money and most importantly my time like other acting coaches on here.
Hannah
Great teacher. Very encouraging and patient which is what an adult learner needs. She supports her students and gives them interesting contemporary pieces to learn (that is the genre we picked so we stay interested in practicing!). Thanks Marie France!
Jason
I enjoyed my 2 sessions with Marie, and from work she was a 35 min commute vs 90 mins to NYC.
With her I felt engaged, she was prepared, professional, stayed on topic and gave relevant critiques and feedback.
At the end of my second lesson she offered to email me a list of acting/improv classes in NYC which she did.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually learned something and got to do exercises and not leave with the feeling that i wasted my money and most importantly my time.
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Montvale, NJ
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Rachel M.

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

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Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-sufficient artist. Professional training and customized programs in singing and acting technique. All learnin

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.

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Jan L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Awarded Grammy Nomination from The Grammy's
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1979
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Jan L.

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Jan has acted in several films and TV shows and commercials. She teaches Improv, the Meiser Technique, Jan has written a book about acting and singing called "Once More With Feeling"
Jan teaches all levels of acting.

About Jan

Take charge of Your Career as a Singer or Songwriter Who's guiding you in writing, producing & performing your songs? “Jan is one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets. She has an uncanny ability to put her finger on exactly what the issue is that keeps good artists from being great, and

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Catherine
Very professional, welcoming yet strict
Darla
Jan is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable, with real experience in the industry. I really enjoy my sessions with her and have seen measurable improvement in my ability to get through a song. She was flexible with what I wanted and didn't try to force me through a predetermined process.
Paula D.
My 17 yr Grandson is taking Singing lessons from Jan and absolutely Loves her!! He is so very inspired and motivated to practice continuously! Thank you Jan....you are the Best!
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Julia O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Drama from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded Presidential Scholar in The Arts from Presidential Scholar in The Arts Program
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
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Julia O.

9 Reviews
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I empower my students by giving them the tools to be able to do their best work and also have a great time. Having studied at The Juilliard School and The Maggie Flanagan Studio, I have created a fun yet rigorous way to prepare for auditions that are professional or for performing arts schools.

About Julia

Hi! My name is Julia and I am a teacher and coach who graduated from The Juilliard School as well as The Maggie Flanagan Studio. I have taught at Rutgers University, The University of Hawaii as well as coached students in NYC and all around the country via online. I have been teaching since 2003 an

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Vengan *.
Awesome so far! Really helpful
Amy
Julia is WONDERFUL coach. She helped me find fantastic monologues that were perfect for me. She guided me in a way that really showcased and reached the depths of my talents!! It made me stand out. She is very inspiring.
Linda
Julia is great! She is very sweet, nice and is a wonderful coach. Highly recommend!

Molly D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Molly D.

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I started acting when I was 6 years old at a Shakespeare Theatre in my hometown. In high school I began sharing my passion with others by teaching at Shakespeare and Theater summer camps for elementary and middle school children. More recently I taught basic theater acting in a Middle School and have also become passionate about Film and Television acting. I love to work one on one with students and create a unique curriculum tailored to each individual.

About Molly

I am a professional actor and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in Liberal Arts and a concentration in Film and Writing in 2017. I started taking acting classes and performing in plays when I was 6 years old and have never stopped. In high school I became interested in Film and Tele

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"First lesson and my son can’t wait for the next! He said she is very expressive and animated and gave amazing coaching advice on the first session. We are so excited to have found her!"
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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Took Acting lessons from Tina B.
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"Bill is great! Very easy to work with and has great instruction as well as examples!"
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Took Acting lessons from Bill P.
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"My husband signed me up for these acting with the intent of improving my public speaking. I had no idea what to expect.
I must admit, I’m enjoying the classes while learning new basic tools or technics for which I’m able to apply in different project. Jason is a good teacher; he’s patient, respectful, and knowledgeable. I appreciate the trainning and feel them a good investment. Thank you."
Emma
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Very knowledgeable and professional, would highly recommend"
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Took Acting lessons from Cory H.
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"Stella is wonderful! She’s full of wisdom and passion- it’s so much fun working with her. I feel supported, encouraged and pushed as an actor, and, thanks to her guidance, I always feel like I’ve discovered something new after our sessions."
Shaina
Took Acting lessons from Stella K.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Nicholas for about a month now and learned a lot in so little time I strongly and highly recommend Nicholas he gives you the confidence and skills you need to be an actor and takes his kraft seriously"
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Took Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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