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Marie-France M.

65 Reviews
Waldwick, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Montvale, NJ
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
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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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Diana G.

5 Reviews
Nyack, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Italian
  • Teaching since 1995
  • 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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Emily B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center: New York City
  • Awarded 2010 Star-Making Performance as "The Creature" in Acting: The First Six Lessons from Grigware's Best in LA Theatre, a yearly awards list published by Los Angeles theatre critic, Don Grigware.
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Emily B.

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With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily

Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working on a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theater actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the clie

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Kennedy B.
I had my first lesson with Emily yesterday and I loved it! She was easy to talk to and super nice. She also had great tips to give me and helped me a lot and it has only been one day. I really like the way she teaches and I would highly recommend her.
westin C.
FANTASTIC TEACHER
Rex H.
Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!

Sarah M.

85 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches students 7 to 88
  • BFA Musical Theatre from Lees-McRae College
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Sarah M.

85 Reviews
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I got my musical theater degree from Lees-McRae College and have taken any and every opportunity to learn more in my field. I have gone to many master classes as well as conferences and seen shows across the world.
I would love to help others create art through the wonderful experience of acting. I'm currently a contracted actor at Arkansas arts Center Children's Theatre and I love every minute of it!
I do basic classes as well as audition package breakdowns.

About Sarah

Hello and Welcome! (NOTE I LOWERED MY PRICES - COVID19 is causing many of us to struggle, but while we are stuck at home we might as well learn something fun!!) My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I always try to ma

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Daniel
Sarah is a very patient and easy to understand instructor. She was helpful in getting her point across by changing her position.
She's very personable and enjoyable to talk to as well. Thank you, Sarah!
Nikki M.
learning dance with sarah is awesome! She totally caters her teaching to the particular student and is super friendly, supportive, and understanding with everything!
Maxwell
Excellent lessons with instruction from an experienced instructor. Easy to talk to and ask advice from, she provides energy and enthusiasm to each class (even when exhausted)!
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Shaunette F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Shaunette F.

6 Reviews
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Be free, make mistakes, try new things! This is a class about your imagination and I am here to help you hone your skills and gain the confidence you need to get back out there. Let's explore together!

About Shaunette

Hello! I am an actor, screenwriter, director, photographer, cinematographer and producer. I have extensive training from New York in the field of acting which has allowed me to train with teachers such as Tony Danza and Susan Kellermann to name a few. Acting Students can expect to do scene study

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Caris
Shaunette is engaging and focused! This has been the best activity for my daughter!
Dania
Would Totally Recommend!!! Super professional, Goes above and beyond. Book her Today!!
Shelly-Ann
Shaunette is truly patient and understanding. Considering I’m not difficult to work with but I certainly am not the easiest person to work with. I always feel very comfortable and confident with Shaunette and I know it can only go up from here.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Chester, NY

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Chester 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 $125 per hour.
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"Carissa makes even the most shy person feel comfortable and let go of their stress during class. A great choice even for people who've never acted before, like me. Thank you!"
Sophia
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"she really knows what she's doing! she helped out a lot, and gave me so
many importat pointers on how to get started with my acting career! definitely recommend!!"
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Took Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"David Tom is a very forthcoming teacher and a pleasure to learn from. He is very clear, descriptive and concise. He has alot of patience and conveys great clarity. He is an excellent choice for a teacher!"
Yehuda
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Alexa is a terrific teacher. She's kind and supportive, yet helps you stretch as an actor. She also incorporates a lot of great information on the business of acting into her classes -- which is so important for creating the career you desire. She encourages you to read, watch, study, practice everything you can in regards to acting. I learned a lot and grew as an actor from her class."
April
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra A.
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"Kelsey is a great instructor!! She has a passion for acting and it comes through in her teaching!!"
Ron
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Alex is quick to asses the essence of a scene. This makes her an ideal addition coach. Not only that, but her background in classical theatre really sets her apart from other coaches I've worked with. She gets tone, she gets, comedy, she gets characters. Alex turned my audition from a flat/static piece to something with depth and charisma. Highly recommend."
Mitch
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Made very use of our time. Incredibly useful information and learned very fast. Can't wait for the next lesson."
Jake
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Adam is a very experienced instructor and helped my son preparing him for his theater arts class."
Kay
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"Really great input and a lot of input for the first meeting!! Great constructive critiques."
Monika Eldred
Took Acting lessons from Kim C.
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"Carissa always gives me feedback in a very encouraging way. Once I go over a monologue or a script once, she'll talk about some of the characteristics that I might be able to adopt in order to be more convincing, but she'll also tell me which parts she liked, which parts I was hitting on, but didn't quite get, and anything else. She's super understanding, and she'll talk me through any parts that I was having trouble with extensively until she feels that I understand and am comfortable with the material and the directions. 1000 stars all the way!"
Abigail
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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