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Shauna K.

56 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
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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 performance. You'll learn how to stop your nerves and 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 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!

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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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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.
Jack
I've never acted before, and Shauna was warm, welcoming, and instantly made me feel comfortable. She creates a space that is open and relaxing. I am really looking forward to our work together.
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Benjamin K.

145 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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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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Nathan
Benjamin helped me a lot! I enjoyed the lessons, and he had a great understanding of the voice and how to explain it all.
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Yiqing Z.

12 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Master's in Pubic Health from Johns Hopkins University
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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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thank you for an amazing lesson :)
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Marissa M.

34 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Russian, Italian, Czech, English, German
  • Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Music from Pacific Lutheran University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marissa M.

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Hello fellow storytellers! As an active performing artist and alumna of The New School in NYC and Pacific Lutheran University, I have a vast range of theater and acting experience. Additionally, besides personal and professional experience, I have worked with some of the best acting coaches and stage directors in New York City. Whether you need help finding and working on a monologue or preparing for an audition, I cannot wait to help you reach your goals!

About Marissa

Singing is my passion and I absolutely love teaching all ages and all styles of singing. No matter what your goals are, I would love to help you in your journey! I've worked with complete beginners to working professionals, and I strive to create a welcoming and nurturing learning environment where

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Marissa is an excellent teacher. She has been teaching my eleven-year-old who is just starting out with voice (and was feeling very nervous). Marissa did a great job of helping her feel at ease, and working with her. She says that Marissa is always kind and friendly and she's learning a lot.
Pilar V.
She's very friendly and a very good teacher. What else you can ask for?
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John E.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Japanese, German
  • Teaching since 2017
  • 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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Nicola R.

21 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Senior French Prize from Columbia University
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Nicola R.

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I am a professional director who's been coaching acting students of all ages since 2015. I love working with actors of all levels and all ages (both children and adults). Whether we’re working on a monologue, a scene, audition prep or something else entirely, I will work with you one-on-one to help bring your characters to life!

About Nicola

Hi everyone! I'm Nicola, and I teach both French and acting. I've been teaching French since 2011 and acting since 2013. I have my bachelor's degree in French from Columbia University and my master's degree in the history of theatre from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in France. I teach a few d

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Laurel
I have been working with Nicola for the past 4 months and I would highly recommend her for anyone that is completely new to the French language. She is very flexible and willing to design the lesson to meet your goals. Nicola has a way of making learning a new language interesting, fun and non-intimidating. I have done both in-person and online lessons with Nicola and I find that both are equally as effective. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a French tutor.
Angela
Nicola has been tutoring my daughter in 7th grade French. She’s wonderful, speaks like a native, and is very reliable. My daughter’s French grade has improved dramatically! We are very happy with her, and highly recommend her to all.
Cipriana C.
We've only had one lesson but Nicola is smart and great at explaining as she goes. I'm an adult and love her teaching style, and I could also see her being great with kids!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Long Island City, NY

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Long Island City is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"David was great! My son really enjoyed his first class with him. David took his time explaining a lot to my 9 year old son and get to know him.

We will be having more classes with him."
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"My 9 year old is beginning his acting training and is working well with Robert. Robert had been helpful with guiding us on what is needed to prepare him for auditions and improve his abilities. We are very pleased so far!"
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Took Acting lessons from Shelley M.
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"First experience with David Tom....very nice teacher. I look forward to the rest of our classes."
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun."
Derek
Took Acting lessons from Dennis J.
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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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"Noah enjoyed his class and looks forward to the next class."
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Took Acting lessons from Nicole C.
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"She is such a "great" vocal coach. She is the best! One of the top singers and performer ever."
Tim
Took Acting lessons from Melody M.
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