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Benjamin K.

146 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, French
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
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Benjamin K.

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I have been involved in several productions, and have extensive acting experience. I am able to help my students study their characters, and realize a wide range of acting choices.

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am the

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Jaime F.
Great knowledge after 1st lesson. Looking forward to more.
Richard P.
Singing is not easy to teach, but Ben is patient as can be. I've only had two lessons with him but I am excited for many more. Would definitely recommend!
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Shauna K.

57 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
  • Teaching since 1988
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Shauna K.

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You will learn how to connect and open up to your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in your performance. You'll learn how to work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that will bring your individuality and passion to any script. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn how to open up your individual creativity to inform any role. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos at the bottom of my pictures!

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San

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Jamie
Shauna is wonderful and I can't say enough good things about her. She is the kind of teacher that is encouraging and patient. Who takes the time to help you discover your weaknesses so you can build and strengthen them. I can feel the difference her teaching has made for me each time I perform. I've learned being an actor isn't about being pretty or safe. It's about being open and free to let the material take you to places you could only imagine. Shauna teaches you to unlock those parts of yourself and explore the possibilities.
Andrew
Excellent, professional instruction. She has helped me make significant progress.
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Shauna is an excellent, super knowledgeable instructor. I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable in my lesson.
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Yiqing Z.

13 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Yiqing Z.

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A working actor graduated from Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I worked both on stage and on camera, in English and Mandarin, with award-winning directors and actors from China and Europe.

About Yiqing

Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!

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Riley W.
Great class. My 14 year old is new to Mandarin and really enjoyed this experience.
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John E.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Shows and Experiences 2019 from No Proscenium
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John E.

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John works with students to teach and reinforce the fundamentals of and build good foundations for acting. No matter your skill level, John will use his experience as a director and a coach to work with actors towards their goals whether they be to improve craft, build repertoire, or prepare for auditions. John works within a modified form of Viewpoints Method (as well as derivative forms of Stanislavsky and Meisner) and lessons involve movement-based warm-ups, grounding exercises, work through improv, and text work/character building. Lessons with more experienced actors or actors looking to improve rep or prepare for auditions will also involve scenework.

About John

I have a huge range of interests in the performing arts. At Northwestern, I trained simultaneously in acting, directing, music theatre, legal studies (for fun), and composition/writing. As a director and a coach, I pride myself on creating a positive atmosphere where actors are encouraged to try the

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Dario
John is very experienced and helpful. More importantly, he has a calming and supportive vibe that I find really helps me stay motivated. Highly recommend!
Katy
I have worked with John as both an actor and a writer in a professional capacity. He directed me during my first foray into immersive theatre and was so terrific at breaking down concepts and offering his insight and experience while still treating the process as collaborative. I cannot recommend working with John as a student or a collaborator highly enough. Although I have not worked with him in a musical capacity, the work of his I have had the opportunity to witness is first class as a composer, lyricist, and musician. Most importantly, thanks to John, I have found my own voice as an immersive artist.
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Nancy R.

35 Reviews
Irvington, NY
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded First Place, Serge Koussevitsky Prize from The Koussevitsky Foundation
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Nancy R.

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I have extensive experience as a stage actor and teach actors of all ages. I use a natural, holistic approach and am proud to say that my students are almost always the best actors in their performances!

About Nancy

I'm a classically trained soprano who has had the great good fortune to sing leading roles in masterpieces with such companies as the Caramoor Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. I also have undergraduate and master's degrees from Brown University and the Manhattan Scho

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Hope L.
Nancy is kind and caring. She really takes the time to get to know you and your voice in order to craft a method that works best for you. I started out with no real experience and a bunch of bad habits, and she has been able to effortlessly work with that. I look forward to my lesson with her every week. I knew the moment I saw her profile that she stood out from the rest. Don't hesitate to give her a try!
Neena
She is honest and super helpful
Kimberly
Nancy is the best instructor i could have hoped for! I was very shy and insecure about my voice. She knew exactly how to work with me to sing confidently.
After a month of working with Nancy, i realized that with practice, i too can become a good singer. My goal is to have a mini concert for friends this summer. I’m confident that my lessons with Nancy will get me there
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Tess P.

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New York, NY
Starting at $125
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BFA Drama from Carnegie Mellon University
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Tess P.

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Tess is a Broadway actress based in New York City. She has taught for Broadway Classroom, Masters of Broadway, Camp Broadway, and is the co-founder of the educational learning platform Broadway From Home. She coaches students in audition prep, scene study, monologue technique, and acting a song. Her students have been accepted at some of the top conservatories in the country.

Tess has performed on Broadway, off-broadway, and in the top regional theatres across the country. She also works in commercials, voice over, and audiobooks.

She looks forward to meeting you!

About Tess

Tess has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in some of the top regional theatres in America. She also works in commercials, voice over, and audiobooks. Her private acting students have been accepted to some of the top conservatories in the country.

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"She was very informative and very sweet with her honesty. Due to the background she has, her words are extremely dependable."
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"David is really the best acting teacher ever! Very patient, always makes sure you’re comfortable with the material and also he always knows what to do to help you improve :)"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Ms. Desiree is a very nice teacher. My daughter likes her very much! Thanks a lot !"
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Took Acting lessons from Desiree S.
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"Rebecca is very well rounded, any question I threw at her she answered perfectly with examples to back it up. All our lessons felt very nonjudgmental which made it easy for me to push my limits and focus on acting itself. She is also really flexible on times and your focus during the lessons. Overall, Rebecca was a great teacher who really helped me get improve and get comfortable with my acting"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!"
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"Profession, super smart and to the point! Highly recommend, she helped my daughter prepare for an audition and book the job! We will be back!"
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Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"I was one of Jeremy's acting students at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute last year, and i can say honestly he was and still remains my favorite acting teachers i have ever had. He is so incredibly talented himself and passionate about acting and it makes the student even more passionate. He took time to personally help each student and didn't just address us as a whole. His class is fun and very very helpful! He also teaches you about some of the business and tips for auditioning, its not just acting, he is amazing and i miss his class always:)!He also took headshots for my class which I've gotten parts with!:) Everyone take his class!"
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Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"After my first film audition, in as many years, it was quite evident I needed an acting instructor. For months, I looked high and low to find the right one. I wanted an instructor who could challenge me, yet in a nurturing manner. An instructor who can speak confidently about the craft. Above all, an instructor you look forward to seeing every session. Jeremy Kruse is all that and then some.

Within weeks of pairing up, my acting style/delivery is far more conversational. Plus, I’m more at ease when working to find the true essence of a character to develop and make my own.

I always walk away from Jeremy’s sessions learning something new. Jeremy’s constant encouragement has propelled my confidence, as an actor, to another level.

Initially, I wasn’t really into the idea of taking acting classes via FaceTime. The idea sounded so impersonal and potentially distracting, not with Jeremy. It's as if he's working with you, face-to-face, in a studio.

In addition to acting, Jeremy has been so supportive with my first attempt in writing a screenplay. He's such a creative influence.

The secret is out, Jeremy Kruse is the "Best Instructor Ever"! Working with him makes my dreams of becoming an accomplished actor a reality. Thanks Jeremy!"
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Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"He gave me a great monologue. We worked on it together and i LOVE how it turned out!! Whenever I text him to ask a question about something he always responds right away!"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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