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Benjamin K.

145 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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John E.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, German, English
  • Bachelor of Arts of Communication (Theatre and Legal Studies) from Northwestern University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Tess P.

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New York, NY
Starting at $159
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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.

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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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Nico D.

New York, NY
Starting at $51
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Theatre Performance from University of Michigan
  • Teaching since 2021
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Nico D.

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I am a professional actor who has been performing all my life. I hold a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan. I have also studied classical acting/Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, U.K. My specialties include: Stanislavsky Technique; Meisner Technique; Shakespeare; script analysis; character creation; stage combat.

About Nico

I am a new teacher. But I have a breadth of experience that makes me fit for the job. I hold a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan, as well as a certificate in Classical Acting from the British American Drama Academy. I have worked professionally in theatre and commercials

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Jimmy B.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $34
  • BFA from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 5 to 45
  • Teaching since 2013
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Jimmy B.

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I studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University 2018. I have been performing professionally for 10 years in TV/Film and Theatre. I will help you prepare any material you bring in and will show you exactly how to amaze casting directors when you do new material in front of them for auditions.

About Jimmy

I grew up in NY and have been playing trumpet and singing my whole life. I have a BFA in musical theatre from Carnegie Mellon University. I have performed professionally in dozens of local bands at music venues around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and other places in t

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in New York is $83. 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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"I absolutely love Toya!. She pushed me out of my comfort zone which has greatly helped me as an actor. I’m more confident and relaxed."
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Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Shauna broke all the preconceptions about online training. One of the best actor training experiences I've had in my career."
Nolan Mecham
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Our daughter absolutely loved her first lesson - she learned so much in such a brief amount of time - when the lesson was over she went right to her script and started making changes to how she was portraying her character - she’s super excited for her next lesson!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Andrew has been a phenomenal instructor for my son. He is very knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful. When it comes to scheduling, he has been very flexible and understanding with school, sports, and family obligations. My son's ability and confidence in his acting has been bolstered by Mr. Andrew's professional, engaging, and supportive lessons."
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Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"Liza was really nice."
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Took Acting lessons from Liza M.
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"I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!"
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Took Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie L. J.
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"I love taking classes with Emily. She really makes me feel comfortable and is committed to help me improve. Her classes are challenging but also fun. Definitely recommend!"
Cristina
Took Acting lessons from Emily M.
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"Keith is very flexible and approachable. I benefit from his diverse knowledge in performing arts. His communication skills are great for children and adults."
Nia
Took Acting lessons from Keith K.
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"The skills I gained as an actor studying with Shauna Kanter have never left my acting toolbox and feel as fresh in my mind today as when she first taught me. Shauna brought a whole world of new possibility to my acting, as I reached new heights with character physicality and also found new ways of accessing emotional depth within my character. Shauna always created an inspiring environment that felt safe to for me to push myself and not be afraid to fall. My experience with Shauna was inspiring and so valuable. Consider yourself lucky to have found her."
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Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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