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Jordan W.

75 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jordan W.

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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 educ

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Nicole M.
Awesome teacher and so much fun
Arjun Sood
Our company Alignment Healthcare has been taking advantage of Take Lesson's dance classes for several months now, instructed virtually by Jordan Wentz. We have tried various types (burlesque, wedding dance, hip hop and more) and Jordan has done a terrific job with all of them! Our employees including myself have provided positive feedback all around and look forward to her lessons after the long work days, it has served as a perfect way to have active fun while learning new skills. Definitely recommend as the pace can be suitable and adjusted for different experience levels! We plan to continue with Jordan as our instructor with different courses each time.
Natalie
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jordan Wentz, not only did she help resurrect my acting dreams from the grave, but she as well, with the proper tools given, helped me get all that much closer to the stage, and for that I am forever thankful.
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Gina F.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Scene Study/ Theater Arts from The Actor's Studio
  • Teaching since 1996
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Gina F.

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I'm new here! If you're looking to work in TV and film, I teach all about the acting industry! I having decades of experience, having earned my SAG/AFTRA card in 1984! I've worked on over 1,000 TV/ film projects and over 300 commercials!

I give students the correct inside information about the industry, how to get booked, necessary tools, and include insider tips and leads to fast track their careers!

As an Adjunct University Professor for six years, and 15 years teaching at entertainment schools in both CA. and NYC, I enjoyed guiding students to successful careers in television, film, and TV commercials!

I offer classes in proven techniques for TV/film acting, (Screen Acting) as well as courses that are specific for TV commercial acting (Acting in TV Commercials). There IS a big difference between stage, screen, and TV commercial acting, so each course teaches a separate and proven technique!

I also offer classes in cold reading and auditioning skills (Cold Reading Course) ...

About Gina

Hi! I'm new here! I've been a veteran actor w/ SAG/AFTRA since 1984, w/ experience in over 1000 film/TV projects and 300+ TV commercials! I've taught as an Adjunct University Professor of Acting in Southern CA. for 6 years at an accredited university, and taught over 15 years at entertainment scho

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Adriane
I have known Gina for almost 30 years. She has worked in the industry for as long as I've known her, and has always been a person of integrity, grace, and professionalism. While I haven't been her student, I would highly recommend her for anyone who is considering working in this very demanding and competitive industry. You will find her vast experience and ethics to be invaluable.
Paula P.
I took several of Gina’s classes in 2018 and 2019 and I’m happy I did! She taught me excellent acting techniques as well as important information about the industry which I don’t think I’d get somewhere else. I was 100% more confident and skilled in my ability as an actor after her classes and highly recommend her!
Dr. James Monaghan
Gina is an outstanding instructor. She brings her extensive experience in Hollywood to the classroom in a manner that is accessible, informative and rigorous. She demonstrated in a wide variety of acting courses an approachability, a genuineness and a care for our university students that was truly remarkable.

Our acting program was new, and her duties included developing new curriculum, curricular materials and assessment tools for several classes. She did this splendidly well, taking her vast experience and creating courses that were described as among the best that students had ever taken.

Indeed, her student course evaluations were consistently very high, among the best at our university. She was the epitome of a professional, who brought her deep experience to students with a real-world sensibility as well as a commitment to the highest ethical standards.
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Andrew Y.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Andrew Y.

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When it comes to Improv Acting, students will play tons of games to help develop the ability to improv quickly. We spend the majority of the time working on ways that students will be put into a scenario: stunt doubles, super hero's, occupations, family dynamics, animals, food, famous media and literature characters. We will focus on the extremes of these characters in the scenes. Students love to improv, as a way to develop confidence, stage presence, which will help with any type of acting. Improv is one of my many favorites with acting students. Always help students feel successful. Consider acting lessons and specifically improv acting as an option.

About Andrew

I'm an accomplished accompanist and vocalist, with 10 plus years of expertise. Currently, I’m a volunteer worship leader at church, for over 6 years; helping other musicians fulfill their ultimate potential through training and education. Collaborate with other musicians for worship opportunities

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Britney Keck
Mr. Andrew is kind, funny and engaging.

My son (6) always has the best time at lesson and wants to know immediately when he gets to go back.

Our son has a lot on his plate and watching him have something that's just his that he is happy to do and enjoys this has been such a bright spot for our whole family.

- and Mr. Andrew is in direct correlation to that.

I recommend Mr. Andrew to anyone who is looking for a teacher who is kind, funny, engaging, and wants to help you succeed and gives you opportunities to use the skills you have learned.
Gloria Siciliano
Fun again,....you make it a lot of fun thank you
Gloria Siciliano
I "play" and he practices patience.

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Jason M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Jason M.

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Prepping an audition for an upcoming show or for admission into an acting program? Want to hone and develop your audition monologues (especially Shakespeare)? Just need a coach to help you take your acting to another level? Then let's get started, online or in person. I can help.

I've been working as a professional actor in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. I've performed with the Shakespeare Theatre in DC, ACT Theatre in Seattle, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz to name a few. I've also been the featured voice in voiceovers for companies like University of Washington Medical, Golden 1 State Credit Union, Microsoft, and Surface Pro 3. On Camera Credits include short films, industrials, and commercials for Taco Time, Tulalip Casino, and Washington Dental Association.

I hold a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC. My ...

About Jason

I've been performing roles in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. My BFA in Acting and Directing and my MFA in Classical Acting have afforded me a wide variety of tools and skills to employ in the craft of acting. Performing with professional repertory companies like ACT Theatre, Book-It R

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Kareem K.
Great with delivering ideas and concepts
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Patient and understanding
Kareem K.
Great session
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Hunter P.

73 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English, Greek
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hunter P.

73 Reviews
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Improv and comedy are a couple of my BIG favs! Improv is so freeing and is essential for helping the new actor grow. For experienced actors, it can bring your performance to life like never before and really help you break out of patterns that are holding you back. Together we'll play with some of the best improv techniques and I'll give you "home play", games and exercises you can practice with friends.

**Note: I have found I work best with students who are 18 years and older

ADDITIONAL COACHING TOPICS

1. Where To Start: How to Become a Professional Actor in Film & Television
2. Know Your Type
3. Prep Headshots that Get You Noticed
4. Learn How To Audition
5. Resumes and Reels: Plan, Practice, Review
6. Creating Perfect Profiles: Online Casting Set-up & Review
7. Get Repped! Sign with Your Ideal Agent or Manager
8. The Ultimate Audition Prep

About Hunter

I love to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. I have been coaching actors since 2008 and have a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work

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Stella
Hunter has been an amazing teacher. I was completely new to the acting world, so not only did she have to teach me acting but she also had to teach me about the business. I started off learning a little bit of everything, from scene study to improv to voiceovers, and now I am focusing on commercials. She has been great at helping me set attainable goals, introducing me to acting resources, and coming up with creative ways to draw out the actress in me when I am struggling with a line. I also appreciate her honesty and how prepared she is for each lesson.
Jazlyn
i am so thankful i found hunter! as a beginning actor, it has been hard to find the guidance and knowledge of the business aspect of the industry and how and where to best market yourself. hunter's mastery of this information has already answered so many of my questions that i've been desperately searching for. she is the sweetest and has already boosted my confidence and hopes of propelling my career forward.
Nikki J.
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David T.

114 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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David T.

114 Reviews
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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,”

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Craig K.
I enjoyed the lesson very much he's very professional as well. As kick back I would definitely recommend this guy.
Denis
David is far beyond exceeding my expectations! He’s been patient and thorough even knowing my lack of experience. He’s made me feel welcome every class so far and I look forward to future ones!
Terrence M.
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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons in Poughkeepsie, NY

The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Poughkeepsie is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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"James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.

Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned."
Cory
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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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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"Excellent instructor!"
Adam
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Only had a couple of sessions but great so far. Hunter is really fast and sessions are fun! Great to study with a coach that has actually done live improv. Just trying to get my skills up to go out and try it with a group."
Bruce C.
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"Very patient with me (total noob) and always had good ideas on how to advance through the session. Hunter was always on time and prepared to lead. Great personality and every session was very fun. I was intimidated initially, but Hunter made the whole experience very enjoyable."
Adam Thomas
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"Savannah was very happy with her session. She feels it will help her with her confidence."
Savananh
Took Improv Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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"Heather was great! She is very encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about assessing a student's needs and skill level to help them improve. It was a pleasure learning from her!"
Jonathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"D is skilled at opening you up. From the warm welcome, opening exercise to her easy-going nature and intentional way of being. She's intuitive and an expert in her craft."
Mawulom
Took Improv Acting lessons from DeTrece L.
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"LK was great. She took me through several exercises, then gave me homework to do for my next class. She made me feel very comfortable. The reason I was wanting to take classes in the first place is because I am always being told that people cannot hear me when I talk. Also I have always wanted to take acting classes. Please let me know if you think this is the best class to take if I try to pursue Theater Acting, or Film Acting in the future.
Thank You, Laura Boys RPH"
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"VERY GOOD INSTRUCTOR, CREATIVE, SPONTANEOUS, SMART."
Sam
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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