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Catherine W.

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Englewood, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German, English
  • Awarded National Finalist from Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from Boston University
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Catherine W.

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Having appeared in plays, musicals, and even operas, Catherine teaches an easy approach to acting and stage performance, based on energy and physicality.

About Catherine

Catherine has been teaching private lessons since 1995 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her studio, and online. Catherine has helped students to develop their voices, audition successfully, and perform with confidence on stage and screen. Catherine received her educ

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Bonnie
I was looking for a vibrant, fun piano teacher for my kids as they were not motivated by strict teachers who also taught them boring songs they could not relate to. What a gift of a teacher we found in Catherine. Not only is she warm, kind, caring with an easy rapport for kids and adults alike but she is also an excellent piano and voice instructor. This talented lady is a professional singer too who is well versed in Broadway show tunes and opera too. She also instill her students with a sense of musical rhythm and is holistic in her approach to kids who might need a little physical warm up before class in order to attend better. Catherine’s voice is magnificent and we were fortunate enough to attend a show where she played the lead for The Taming of the Shrew.
She is a professional voice and classical opera teacher too and this complements her piano instruction .. A perk is she can travel to your home or does lesions in her own home . In addition
is a passionate, excellent voice teacher for anyone who is looking to hone their vocal skills and talents. I wholeheartedly recommend Catherine - her lessons are more than just teaching - she is a true mentor and educator in every sense of the word.
Aphrodite
Extremely caring and knowledgeable. My grandchildren loved her while we were taking lessons. We only stopped because they live too far away. I highly recommend Catherine!!
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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
  • 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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David L.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Jazz Studies from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
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David L.

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For many years I sang in my school Chamber Choir and took voice lessons. The choir performed regularly in pubic and in statewide competitions. I also have years of experience teaching the basics of singing in a low pressure way.
Topics we learn about include breathing and breath control, pitch and intervals, keys and scales and singing harmony. I can accompany a student while they sing, and hopefully teach them the basics of accompanying themselves.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen y

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Ron
David was exactly what I was looking for in an upright bass teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, friendly and very professional. He clearly understood where I want to be in a year's time. I would not hesitate to recommend David to any musician interested in studying the double bass. A fine teacher.
Lee K.
David provided instant feedback and is very knowledgeable.
David T.
David , arrived on time at my home for my first piano lesson in 25 years.
He was friendly and knowledgeable and soon found some things for me to work on, but he was patient with this 53
Year old guy.
I feel confident that my piano skills will improve greatly with David’s tuition.
I eagerly look forward to my next lesson.

Philip N.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Philip N.

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I have been freelancing professionally and teaching for about 6 years. My curriculum focuses on empowering individuals on the proper techniques which builds the confidence as a actor/actress. I believe acting should be a joyful experience and should bring upon positive changes in the life of all my students, it’s a must that my students reaches their full potential while having fun at it...

About Philip

I’m a freelancer filmmaker, I controls the artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. I clearly understand and play a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creativ

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Teresa V.

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

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Highly experienced Choreographer of Classical and Contemporary Ballet; Argentine Tango, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Modern dance, as well as directing Actors for Stage movement. Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Detailed resume available upon request. Teresa has also created and taught an extensive 30+ program on the Art and Craft of Stage Choreography for intermediate/advanced and pre-professional dancers.

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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"Toya is such an awesome and fun acting coach to work with. She is wonderful to work with and truly would recommend her to anyone who is interested in or needing acting lessons!"
Morgan Lee
Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Jeremy Kruse is a working actor and an excellent coach who showed me how fun and rewarding a career in film and television could be. Being a student of Jeremy's for almost two whole years, I looked to him as both a mentor and a friend. He taught everything from breaking down a script to being typecast for a role; even going as far to recreate the physical conditions of an audition space. Since departing from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, he's been supportive of my own endeavors as a rising actor, both putting me in touch with a voiceover coach and encouraging me to take up improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. I began working with Jeremy my first year of highschool and have witnessed firsthand how well his contagious enthusiasm and cultivated professionalism influences his pupils, no matter their age or level of experience. Now four years later, I can say with confidence that were it not for Jeremy Kruse and my class with him every Saturday for 80 weeks, I wouldn't be as devoted as I am today to pursuing acting as a career."
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Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"My daughter absolutely loves Ms Chrystie!! She taught ballet for 1 year for us before we moved. We went through 3 recitals with her and my daughter always felt so comfortable with her. My daughter really grew as a dancer and her confidence grew as well."
Melissa
Took Ballet lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson."
Eric
Took Acting lessons from Zachary J.
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"Carolyn German has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She's a great combination of friendly, yet professional, and brings many years of varied experience to her craft into the teaching experience. She's very easy to work with, I never felt self-conscious about any of what I consider to be my flaws, and she has truly helped me to develop more well-rounded characters, as well as some very much needed self-confidence."
Lynn Laughlin
Took Acting lessons from Carolyn G.
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"I have been coached by acting instructors since I was a little kid and I've never worked with someone who had more understanding of the acting craft than David Tom. I've never seen an acting coach simplistically break down technique for me to understand the way David did. I am so greatful he has shared his knowledge that must have taken years to master with me."
Philip
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Thank you, Vanessa Pace!

THANK YOU, VANESSA!

A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable options. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: “We won’t just maintain it, we’ll restore it!” What a confidence booster that was!

Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singing—something I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the “old lady” vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.

In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher:
• A person who is at my stage of life or beyond.
• A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech.
• A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.

ENTER VANESSA PACE!

Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.

In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of “breaking through” inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought I’d be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like “Pull up your spine—you’re two inches taller!”; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.

Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.

If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.

I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.

~ Ann Thomas"
Ann
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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"My daughter Alexis has always wanted to try acting so after a long due diligence process she chose Ana. Alexis loves her acting classes and working with Ana. She is so excited to discuss with the family what they work on each week. Based on the last couple of months I can see Alexis becoming more serious about acting and Ana is a large part of that."
Alexis
Took Acting lessons from Ana Z.
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"Erin has been an amazing instructor so far! I bought a package of 5 classes and will most definitely be buying more asap!

To say I had some work to do in improving my speaking voice and tonality would be a huge understatement, but I have seen awesome progress in only 3 classes with Erin! I look forward to these lessons every week because Erin keeps the classes fun and relaxed! She also makes you feel comfortable to try new things with your voice and really pushes your limits (in the best way possible).

She has already helped me tremendously with my breath, tonality and just generally being aware of how I use my voice. If you are in sales (like me) and want to sound better on the phone or in front of clients --- TAKE HER CLASSES! She will absolutely help you achieve your goals"
Matt
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Erin R.
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"Great start to our sessions together. Looking forward to continuing to grow and learn from David's tutelage."
Richard
Took Voice Acting lessons from David T.
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