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Are dreaming of working on SNL, want to improv your skills going off the cuff, or just looking to sharpen your social interactions? As a certified Immersive and Interactive Theatre performer, I can teach you not only the fundamentals of improvisation, but how to create your own unique characters and scenes! We'll go over the basic ideas and structures for improv, from Yes And to Game Play to building unique relationships between characters. Most importantly, we'll have fun exploring one of the oldest known theatrical art forms!
I teach actors, speakers and singers how to up their performance level by completely wiping out stage fright and performance anxiety. This is a learned skill that is guaranteed to bring your performances to the highest level. I teach audition and performance preparation. What needs to be practiced a head of time before you get to your audition or performance. These preparation skills will give you the confidence to be your absolute best for all of your performances and auditions!
Candid L. B.
This class is designed for preparing auditions, shows, recordings, public speaking, streaming, performances in general. I'll coach you on text, body and voice to prepare your performance, based on techniques for voice, acting and body expression. Please also find more information in my singing profile.
As an actress, singer, and dancer with high level training in acting and straight theater, I provide my students with tools for perfecting monologues, lines, character development, and interpretation. I will share techniques for preparation and performance that ensure confidence and ease. Being a classically trained opera singer, I can especially help with vocal techniques including projection and pronunciation. My Acting students have had successful auditions and performances of leading roles including Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Eliza in Lady in the Dark, and being featured in school showcases. I would love to help you develop your skills in Acting!
Hello! I teach online and in person at my studio in New York City near Times Square. I teach voice and acting to people of all ages who love to sing, who think they can't sing, or who would like to sing more athletically than they currently do. I provide discounts for children and recreational singers, and I provide additional piano accompanying and self-taping services for professional students. ***Please contact me to check my availability if you do not see a time that fits with my calendar.*** I am a practical vocal coach with 25+ years of experience as a private voice teacher, audition coach, music director, and piano accompanist. I am based in New York City where I enjoy providing affordable lessons and helping aspiring athletes and artists pursue their dreams to belt on Broadway, let loose with karaoke, or rock out with a local band. I really enjoy troubleshooting difficult songs and helping my students who are passionately committed to their goals but have limited time for a more traditional curriculum. My main expertise is coaching professional dancers, singers, and actors to: (1) sing a variety of styles (especially pop/rock), (2) build an audition book that represents their brand, (3) prepare sides and monologues for callbacks, and (4) develop a storyteller mindset. Although I work primarily with young professionals, I also enjoy serving recreational learners whose musical dreams may simply be to: (1) learn a new song, (2) sing karaoke with friends, or (3) jam out alone with YouTube. For both recreational and professional learners, I hope to instill a love and joy of singing and acting without the pressure of grades, perfection, and judges. Consultation/Introductory Workshop available - If you are new to singing lessons and would like (1) a consultation, (2) more time to prepare audition materials, or (3) a one-time Intro to Singing class, please feel free to request a longer workshop session. Professional Memberships: NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers' Association), NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Voice Foundation, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) I tailor my lessons to the needs, goals, personality, and financial circumstances of each individual learner. If you have never taken voice lessons, or you are unsure about what to expect from voice lessons, you may read the following to help clarify your goals to me as I structure lessons differently for the recreational and professional learner. PROFESSIONAL: In general, both student and I will choose songs. We will learn various singing styles (music theatre, pop, rock, country, jazz, classical/legit) and build a standard Broadway audition book. We will also develop the speaking voice and prepare for auditions and performances. Sometimes I will provide the sheet music or learners will need to purchase sheet music. Throughout the lessons, students will: (1) learn some new mindsets about what it means to be a performer and storyteller; (2) learn the pitches and rhythms of a variety of audition cuts of pop/rock and musical theater songs; (3) learn singing tips to build performance confidence; (4) learn some easy ways to connect with themselves and with an audience; (5) learn to be more confident when preparing for live auditions and submitting self-tape auditions; (6) learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); (7) learn voice and speech tips to prepare for "slates" and "sides"; and (8) learn easy movements to be an expressive performer. RECREATIONAL: In general, the student often chooses the songs to sing at each lesson, and I provide singing tips for the student to apply to the songs. We will: (1) build a repertoire of favorite songs that the student chooses and songs that I may recommend; (2) exercise various muscles involved in speaking and singing, including the eyes; (3) learn some basic musicianship skills; and (4) learn some easy performance skills. No prior experience is necessary -- just a curiosity for trying new things, a willingness to make mistakes, and a love for singing. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (AGES 8-10): In general, we will spend most of the time building repertoire and learning songs that student enjoys singing. As children can differ widely in their physical and mental development, and even on a day-to-day basis, I will adjust the lessons accordingly to be more musicianship-based, technique-based or performance-based depending on the student's personality and student's goals. We will learn primarily through imitation and repetition. As children tend to enjoy repetition, we may spend several lessons on the same song, which I will use to build: (1) thinker skills (e.g., rhythm, solfege, pitch matching, sight reading), (2) doer skills (e.g., muscle coordination involving breath, articulation, and range), and (3) feeler skills (e.g., expressive movements, style, groove). We will combine these skills to develop connection with an audience and to build confidence when performing. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: For online lessons, it is helpful to have a second device to play accompaniment tracks. For professional students, please be prepared to purchase digital sheet music from Musicnotes or Sheetmusicdirect. Some other helpful accompaniment resources are PianoTrax and The Accompanist.
I am a teaching artist with over eight years of experience teaching theatre. I am also a professional actress who knows the industry and has recently been in an Off Broadway production. I am a classically trained vocalist and actress who has earned a BA in Theatre Arts, an MA in Theatre Education and studied physical theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy under some of the finest instructors and theatre theorists in the world. Some of the biggest names I have studied under are playwright and theorist Anna Deveare Smith, playwright and director Leah Fondakowski, and choreographer Denes Dobrei.
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Outstanding teacher! And such great work ethic!
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Natalie is a great teacher! Very patient, energetic, and experienced! Definitely recommend!
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Love her enthusiasm and energy. Doesn't phone it in. Makes engaging super easy. Always generous with her comments and evaluations
Grant (Acting lessons with Natalie O.)
I loved her! She helped me THINK about coming out of my shell because she gave serious validation inside improv classes. I will learn from her again when I find something I want to audition for!
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