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Marie-France M.

65 Reviews
Waldwick, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1966
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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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Diana G.

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

5 Reviews
Montvale, NJ
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

About Rachel

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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Keith G.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded Perfect Attendance from High School
  • Teaches Beginner
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Keith G.

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Build your confidence with improv games and natural acting. I focus on character analysis, sub-text, pantomime, theatre voice, movement, memorization, and stage presence.

About Keith

Hi, I'm Keith and I am offering electric guitar, and performing arts lessons for beginners. Need to polish your skills for musical theatre? Become a Triple threat -- sing, dance, and act!

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Sophia M.
Excellent music teacher and so patient!
Randee
Could not have found a better voice teacher!
Randee
Keith is a wonderful voice teacher. Very professional. So happy I found him. Could not have food a better teacher.
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Kimberly C.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Business Administration from American intercontinental University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Kimberly C.

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Acting is not pretending. Acting is becoming! Let me show you how to embody a character and bring life to the roles you play. I have experience in both performance and directing and casting and I’m happy to share my skills with you!

About Kimberly

Hello! My name is Kimberly and I teach: -Guitar -Piano -Vocals -Acting -Ukulele As a participant in All State choir in high school, the only female in the U-46 district to make District 9 state Jazz choir, and the recipient of over 20 awards for singing, I'm at a place where I can use my

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Magdalena H.
Kimberly is very friendly and encouraging during my daughter's lessons. We appreciate her knowledge. It is wonderful to see our daughter singing again. Kimberly is a wonderful teacher.
Luci
My daughter (age 7) had her first ukelele lesson the other day with Kimberly. It was amazing! She had her singing and playing in no time. She built her confidence up as well. She was so excited after the lesson and can't wait for more! :)
Aston
Excellent! My son has been enjoying so much his online singing classes with Kimberly. She is so talented, and knows how to teach kids!
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Teresa V.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Teresa V.

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Dive into detailed acting technique. Drama to Comedy. Harness means of character and emotional delivery, and find your versatility as a stage performer.

About Teresa

Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, has taken her career from coast to coast, and abroad. She began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (D

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Faith
Great first lesson! Teresa is very pleasant to work with and extremely knowledgeable. Looking forward to many more lessons to come!
Kiri
Teresa was awesome! She worked with me and my limited flexibility and really set me up for success with exercises to integrate into my routine. She was also very cognizant of a prior injury and presented long term alternate solutions to tissue regrowth. I really look forward to working with her again!
Brittany
She was really great, we have only had one lesson so far but she made me feel very comfortable and I feel like she will be perfect for me helping me get over my stage fright. She came up with quite a few ideas up front and can tell she is taking it seriously, which makes me even more confident in her because it is such a serious issue for me. I am looking forward to working with her.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Central Valley, NY

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Central Valley is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$58 average
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$74 average

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"Vanessa is an AMAZING acting teacher/coach! She's very personable, motivating, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I'm so excited about what I've learned thus far and ecstatic about the level of acting I'll achieve once my lessons are complete."
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Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"My son enjoys his acting lessons immensely. Jeremy always makes him feel comfortable and at ease. His method is fantastic."
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Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"DAN'S THE MAN,, U CAN'T FINISH A LESSON WITH HIM WITHOUT FEELING LIKE YOU'RE READY FOR PRIMETIME, HE'S THAT EXCITING ,, KEEPS U ON YOUR TOES, EVEN WHEN YOU'RE SITTING"
Jesus
Took Acting lessons from Dan G.
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"Jason was spectacular!"
Jacob
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"She was very kind and very understanding. It is not easy for me to get comfortable with people and she was very easy to talk to."
Leticia
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"My son enjoyed his 1st lessons with Lauren and he is ready to get more training from her..:)"
Katraun
Took Acting lessons from Lauren V.
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"Helped me target exactly what I need to work on . She’s good at identifying the problem and the solution"
Lani
Took Acting lessons from Sarah M.
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"Ms. Carissa Meagher is an excellent teacher. She definitively inspires you to want to learn."
Solains
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Kelly has been my 15 year old son's acting instructor for the past three years. Kelly's broad knowledge of acting techniques coupled with her engaging and fun teaching style was a BIG win for my son's self-confidence. Kelly's can do attitude and positive outlook is contagious. She inspires you to want to improve your craft; having fun in the process. Kelly taught my son techniques that are useful in all aspects of communication; skills he can take into his adult life. I would recommend Kelly to anyone who is interested in acting, improv, public speaking or an overall tune up on how to read and respond to social situations. Thanks Kelly!"
Linda
Took Acting lessons from Kelly G.
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"I'm really impressed!!! Carissa met all my expectations and even more. For a very short period of time, she has taught me how to improve my intonation by using positive phrases and believing in them. It really helps, I feel like I got her energy and positiveness. Thanks Carissa! Look forward to the next lesson!"
Dmitry
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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