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Joseph M.

20 Reviews
Bethpage, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1991
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Joseph M.

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Private Improv Acting Teacher

25+ yrs teaching experience

Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of success

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Ella, Olivia L.
Both my daughters enjoyed their first piano lessons. They can’t wait for next week!
Charles G.
This was my 10 year old son’s first lesson with Joe. For me, I really loved his energy. He is patient and worked well with my son , keeping in my of his age. For my son he said Joe is fun. He enjoyed his lesson.
Javon A.
AMAZING KNOWLEDGE, GREAT TECHNIQUE, AND OVER ALL GREAT INSTRUCTOR. WILL HAVE YOU SINGING BETTER IN A MATTER OF WEEKS!!
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

For Improv Acting we'll cover the elements of successful improvisation.

We'll use exercises and games to develop your expression, imagination, spontaneity, creativity, solo work, and work with an ensemble.

We'll create scenes, characters, and scenarios, and develop them into performance pieces.

We'll explore improv as actor training, rehearsal technique, scene study, character development, and professional entertainment, including interactive theatre, immersive theatre, historical improvised theatre. We'll see how to use improvisation in film, television, and onstage.

We'll study verbal improvisation, physical improvisation, improvised pantomime, and the improvised use of props.

And much more. Our improv ...

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
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.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Max H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Winner - Best Actor from Los Angeles Horror Film Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Max H.

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Max is an award winning actor and entrepreneur, as well as a published writer and film maker who has performed in dozens of films and plays in New York, Los Angeles, and across the country. Using the techniques of the best of the best including Stanislavski, Carnegie, Hagan, Meisner, Strasberg, Chubbuck, and Adler.

Services For Actors: Acting Coaching - Voice Over Coaching - Audition Prep - Script Analysis - Cold Reading
Commercial Audition Technique - Script Analysis - On-Camera - Scene Study

Services For Businesses: Improv Team Building - Speech Coaching - Sales & Marketing Training - Improv Management & HR Training

About Max

Because of my experience directing theater and making films I have coached many actors over the years. However, I am just starting to dedicate my time to teaching & coaching actors. I incorporate several approaches to acting including Meisner, Strasberg, Hagan, and others built from my vast exper

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Natalie O.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Natalie O.

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Are you ready to get started on your new goals for a new year? As a certified Immersive and Interactive Theatre performer, I can teach you not only the fundamentals of improvisation, but how to create your own unique characters! We'll experiment with how to work without a script and how to incorporate the audience into your scenes. Most importantly, we'll have fun exploring one of the oldest known theatrical art forms!

About Natalie

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be a part of your journey as a theatre creator. Now that we can finally see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, there's never been a better time to hone your skills or learn some new ones, and finally reach for your dreams. I'm a working professional actor a

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Jordan W.

82 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
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Jordan W.

82 Reviews
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Learn to analyze your audience, use your body, find your voice, project, build character, work with lines, understand beats and rhythm, build confidence, project, and more....

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educa

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Pedro
Always wanted to learn how to dance tap. Found Jordan and it has been fun learning via online! Great lessons all around, can't wait to continue my lessons with her.
Marwan
She is so easy to work with
Craig
Jordan is fantastic! She's always full of positive energy and got me started on my journey into dance with a smile. I'm an absolute beginner and it terrifies me to dance but she has helped me get moving, grooving and out of my shell. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Tim K.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Drama, Music from Trinity University
  • Awarded Gold/Silver Medals from Texas Association of PrivatenSchools
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Tim K.

41 Reviews
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I was a Theater Arts major at Trinity University where I took part in several productions, including Cabaret, Trojan Women, Chemin de Fer and Die Fledermaus. AT San Antonio Little Theater I performed in No, No, Nanette and Philemon. As a student at UTSA, I performed in Trial by Jury, Boris Godunov, Iolanthe and the Madrigal Christmas Dinners. I was hired by UTSA as a paid performer in the Madrigal Christmas dinners from 1984 to 1989. This job involved a lot of improvisation. From 1989 to 1995 I taught Music and Drama at Converse Elementary. In the 1990's I performed in The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni as part of the San Antonio Festival. I have done freelance work over the years as an improvisational performer for special events. As an elementary music teacher and secondary choir teacher, I have produced and directed numerous programs and musicals. I have taught acting and public speaking to a number of students.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performe

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Dave
Just finished my third lesson. Tim’s doing a great job working with me and providing great lessons.
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"Will and I performed and taught together for years in NYC. He is the best! He really focuses on spontaneity and supporting his partner. When you work with him, you won’t have to worry about being funny or clever. He will help you learn to improvise in your own unique way."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"Excellent instructor!"
Adam
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Will is one of the best improvisers I've ever had the chance to work with and learn from! He is super energetic, in-tune with his students, and his work is quite dynamic. I love his kinetic and playful style! Not only will you have fun in his class, but you will certainly get a new perspective, and feel totally supported all the way through."
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"Love the lessons! Heather is such a fun and helpful teacher. She makes it easy to jump right in and try improv. I have a great time going thru the exercises with her. Highly recommend."
Kate Walser
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Amy is very professional and knowledgable as well as focused. Her manner of working is positive and informative. I am enjoying working with her."
Kathleen A. Brennan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"VERY GOOD INSTRUCTOR, CREATIVE, SPONTANEOUS, SMART."
Sam
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Tamika is awesome. It was her first time teaching and we really seemed to connect on all things acting and improv related. Can't wait for my second class with her!"
Patrick
Took Improv Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"Will has a great way of guiding the team to not only work together but dial in what's working and phase out what's not. He's patient, encouraging, and most importantly honest. It's clear he loves the form and working with others to find what works for their team."
Joachim
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"Great first session. Skype is nutz, sometimes, but we kept going. David Tom is a great listener and has every intention of getting the student to their next goal."
Jennifer
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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