Manchester Performing Arts Lessons for Kids

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Popular Performing Arts Teachers in Manchester, NY

Or other areas around you:

Nicola R.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Senior French Prize from Columbia University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Nicola R.

21 Reviews
Book Now

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

Recent Reviews
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.
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!

Dominic S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Dominic S.

19 Reviews
Book Now

Monologue and Scene work

About Dominic

Dominic is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and The College of Saint Rose. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, Dominic has years of experience teaching people of all ages, and in all styles of music. Professionally, he has performed in National Tours, Off Broadway, an

Recent Reviews
Dominic gave me great advice to start learning how to sing !
Ariel B.
He is great Trumpet teacher. He is professional and friendly. My son enjoyed his first lesson. Thank you
Marla H.
Dominic is fabulous. if you have a chance to work with him, do yourself a favor and do it!

Kristen K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 5 to 21
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Kristen K.

Book Now

I have been dancing all of my life!! i was on the majorette dance team at my school and I was on a dance team before high school! if you love majorette dance then i’m the perfect teacher for you!

About Kristen

Hello, I’m Kristen King. I am a majorette dancer and a Dance is my life! I started when I was just 7 and i’ve loved it every since! I was on a dance team when I was younger and once I got in high school I was on the dance team there!

Meet Online Performing Arts Teachers Serving Manchester, NY

Tokia C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from Auburn University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 12 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Tokia C.

17 Reviews
Book Now

I have been a professional poet for over a decade now. I have won Poetry slams and even been on a Slam Team that went on to compete nationally. I'm a published author and I host two monthly shows; one is an open mic and the other a poetry slam at Busboys and Poets.

Students will learn how to :
- Structure a compelling poem
- Capture their unedited truth
- Write for profit
- Captivate an Audience
- Identify the difference between poetry & spoken word
- Perform in an open mic and a poetry slam
- Entertain before a crowd
- Brand your performance
- Learn different forms of poetry

This is a perfect space to use your voice to express yourself and to be heard. Everyone has something to say, which means there is someone in the world who needs to hear it. I can help you find your voice.

NOTICE: I am EXTREMELY allergic to pets of any and every kind. If an at home/travel request is your choice please be a pet free home. Vacuuming and removing pets to another room does not make

About Tokia

With over a decade of snatching microphones and captivating audiences, Tokia's (2Deep’s) resume reads like Who’s Who travel guide. From Cornell University to Ottawa University, American University to Penn State, United States to Australia, this German born-Alabama raised entertainer has spoken to c

Recent Reviews
I've made huge strides since we've started working together.
Very friendly, knowledgeable, and she was able to immediately relate to the goals and vision I have for my lessons. Can't wait to dig my heels in.
Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more!
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Melody S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 16; Female: 3 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Melody S.

31 Reviews
Book Now

"Choral conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert."

As a conductor, I will do my job to the best of my ability to set the correct tune, proper tempo, ensure exact entries by various members of the choir, and to shape the phrasing appropriately, to convey ideas of the music and work on interpretation in rehearsals prior to a performance.

About Melody

Every student is unique and individuals rely on different learning styles. The teaching method of Melody is adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the student, characterizing a plan based around their individual strengths, weaknesses, and music goals. While the focus is founded on teaching the ba

Recent Reviews
Kaylana P.
This was my daughter's first singing lesson. Melody was very accommodating with my wife and I observing our daughter. With a musical background myself, I immediately knew that Melody had immense knowledge not only about singing, but also the theory and technique that all singers should learn.
My daughter is now 16 years old and has been under Ms. Melody's tutelage for a year now. There are good times and bad, and I am thankful that Ms. Melody did not give up. My daughter will encounter lots of hardships throughout her life, and as a mother, I cannot do all the teachings myself. It is always good to know when you have a caring teacher whom you can trust and know what they are doing both in music and life. I like that Ms. Melody can be lenient, and firm when needed. My daughter has joined her recitals, music playdates, and couldn't be happier. I can't recommend Ms. Melody high enough.
Micala S.
My daughters, 8 and 6, took lessons as beginners from Melody for 10 months before we had to move. SHE IS AMAZING! Not only did she make the lessons fun and engaging, but they learned so much in that short time. I grew up playing piano, violin and French horn and I was very impressed with her approach/methodology and how much of herself she put into her teaching. For the last 3 months we were with Melody, the girls also took voice lessons. The highlight of our spring was watching the girls perform at the recital Melody had so painstakingly organized. It was astounding how much they had progressed musically and my husband and I were in awe at how well they performed in front of people. We were also impressed at the wide range of experience in the students Melody taught. Some had played for years and were clearly continuing to blossom under Melody's tutelage, while others were beginners like our daughters. Melody was always positive, encouraging and extremely patient (even when my six year old had clearly not practiced for a week straight or was tired and whiny). My daughters and I miss her dearly as our mentor and now our friend! We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Laura M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Theatre Arts & Dance (Emphasis in Acting) from Sonoma State University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Laura M.

Book Now

I'm a working actor with experience in stage, musicals, Shakespeare, commercial, student film, and children's theatre. The majority of my training is in method acting. I have been teaching drama to children ages 3-14 for over 10 years. I am available to help you prepare monologues and songs, prepare for auditions, perfect your resume, and help you navigate the world of acting for fun or acting as a career.

About Laura

Hello! So you wanna take an acting class. Or maybe a class about theatre. A class with me can be whatever you need it to be. Do you need to prep auditions? Do you need to find new material? Do you want to learn more about the craft and its history but don't have the time or funds to take a full cou

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing performing arts teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream performing arts teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons


Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.


Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!


Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

Lifelong learning subjects offered
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
People that use our platform each month
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

"Great first lesson with Gina!

I love how she works with me and I feel like I can relax into learning because of her personality. I don’t feel pressured or anxious which is really helpful. She’s very attentive and considerate, which I seriously appreciate. I feel like I’m already learning a lot and I look forward to our next lesson!"
Took Ballet lessons from Gina B.
"Kathryn is the absolute best! She truly wants what is best for her students; she tries very hard to teach you everything you need to know and moves at a pace that is convenient for the student. She makes lessons fun and is just a genuine and kind-hearted person. I am very happy to have her as an instructor."
Took Film Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
"Michelle is very professional and knowledgeable in her teaching method. She immediately made an assessment of my needs to zero in on exactly what I need to be successful in voice projection and finding my authentic voice. The exercises I was given during the lesson are practical for using at home and at work!"
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Michelle A.
"Alicia is a wonderful person beside she is very professional in her work. She puts all of her heart in her work. I find her the best in acting coaching, voice acting, accent coach and great therapist. She helped me with managing my time. She is a very supportive person and basically mangling my mind. And I am looking forward to work with her in a long period."
Took Acting lessons from Alicia A.
"Jennifer is a fantastic ballet teacher for all ages and levels! She is extremely knowledgeable and has experience both as a teacher and as a dancer. Jennifer is excellent at teaching strong and solid ballet technique, while keeping the class energy light, fun, engaging, and encouraging. In addition to being an incredible teacher, Jennifer is also a wonderful person. She's genuinely awesome all around, and anyone would be lucky to have her as their ballet teacher!"
Took Ballet lessons from Jennifer H.
"She really works well with kids."
Took Acting lessons from Mallory B.
"Arlys has given me valuable insights into developing my speaking voice and helping me to find a comfortable pitch and rate. After only 3 lessons I have improved dramatically. I recommend her highly. Very sincere and professional."
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Arlys A.
"Simply outstanding! Molly made me feel very comfortable and has a great personality! She far exceeded my expectations! Thank you Molly!!!"
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
"My 11 yr old daughter is loving her acting lessons....good choice for us!"
Took Acting lessons from David T.
"Very nice and informative. Enjoyed the lesson."
Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
View More
View Less

Popular Performing Arts Articles from our Blog

Ballet Basics: 5 Positions Children Can Practice at Home

There's no single "right" way to learn ballet for beginners, but it's always helpful to approach the barre with a basic understanding of its style and positions. No matter what genre your dance instructor teaches, the following fundamentals will always be on the curriculum. From Italy's Cecchetti Method to the cross-genre techniques of contemporary American ballet, these basic positions keep dancers of every level in perfect form. Port de Bras Basics Long before you learn complicated footwo …

By Megan L.

Student Groups