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Shauna K.

30 Reviews
Bearsville, NY
Starting at $45
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shauna K.

30 Reviews
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You'll learn how to stop your nerves and work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. You'll learn how to connect and open up your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance.

Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are two of my specialities. You'll learn Method Exercises such as emotional memory and sense memory and the basics of Stanislavski's Method enabling you to bring life 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!

In America I have ...

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She 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 Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris,

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Carin
I’ve been working with Shauna for the past 5 months, and in that time my voice has strengthened by leaps and bounds. She is an excellent teacher, and I feel lucky to be learning from her. Shauna is warm, insightful, and she has a wealth of knowledge and strategies that she utilizes to help her students. I highly recommend her.
Catherine
Shauna is great, and I am grateful to have found her. My goal is to find my authentic voice, and her methods and expertise are perfectly suited to this purpose. She helps me understand how sound is made and moves through my body, where it is blocked and how to use it to truly express myself. I have greater awareness of my body, and of how sound connects me to my deepest self. I love my lessons and leave refreshed and energized!
Karina
Literally, I couldn’t ask for a better Broadway singing and acting coach! Honestly, she's been so patient with me since I am pretty new to this industry. She has been nothing but supportive and I really can’t thank her enough for that. With Shauna by my side, I feel like I'm getting closer to my dream! Her classes are always fun as she has a great sense of humor plus all the knowledge and on top of that, experience in the industry insight. In the tough times of coronavirus, Shauna suggested Facetime lessons that are actually very convenient and beneficial. Think about it, staying home, not spending time on commute and keeping yourself and others healthy. Thank you, Shauna. Really grateful for meeting you! Best regards, Karina
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Natalie O.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Awarded Elizabeth Callahan Holzwarth Memorial Scholarship for Writing from Joseph A Foran High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Natalie O.

7 Reviews
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My classes are designed to challenge you so you can improve your skills, while having fun and taping into the power of your imagination! My private online classes are customizable based on your needs, whether that's preparing for your next big audition, honing your craft, or developing confidence in a brand new hobby. We'll explore Viewpoints, The Stanislavski System, improvisation, and other acting methods so that you can build your own unique tool-kit that works for you! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! All levels welcomed.

About Natalie

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be a part of your journey as a theatre creator. I'm a working professional actor and playwright based out of NYC . I've been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America for over five years. I have over ten years of experience in tutoring and childcare with students

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Joseph
Natalie is an excellent actor.
Antonio
Outstanding teacher! And such great work ethic!
Alex
She has the patience of a saint and the passion of a generation. She’s also AMAZING WITH PUBLICITY!!! A real treasure, I’ve learned so much from her already. You have a dumb idea and have no idea how to turn it into a play? She is your gal!!

Alicia A.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA-Journalism/Media Production from University of Houston
  • Teaching since 2001
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Alicia A.

22 Reviews
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If you’re looking for someone who is more than a teacher then you have found the right fit for you!

I develop my students to become leaders by cultivating personal relationships and offering the best mentorship available.

I have 19+ years of professional acting experience and I’m holding tight to my career that is on a constant uphill climb.

My desire is to help others achieve the success they are looking for by living a life that inspires change in the world.

My core focus is, “Confidence Building, Purpose Planning and Time Management”.

BIO
Alicia A. is a professional Model, Actress, Modeling & Acting Instructor, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker and Writer. She recently returned to Houston from studying with a variety of dynamic teachers in Los Angeles for more than a decade. She has appeared in countless commercials (local & national), industrials, performed improv and sketch comedy, as well as hosting and voice-over.

Alicia has played guest roles on a

About Alicia

Alicia is a professional Model, Modeling Instructor, Actress, Acting Coach, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker and Writer. She is no stranger to the fashion, entertainment and educational industries. Alicia has 20+ years of professional experience. She offers a wide range of programs and s

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Tivia Lynnell
I for sure found Coach Alicia to be a knowledgeable actor, skilled as a teacher and more precisely as a voice-over coach. What takes Coach Alicia to another level is her personality, she’s engaging and warm even when telling you nope, that wasn’t it, your delivery wasn’t authentic or true to the character or the script. I became comfortable with her fairly quickly. She made our voice-over sessions feel like we were physically in the same space and not having class online. I so loved our improv time during our sessions and it’s so vital in voiceover work. I had a great time coach, thanks for helping me grow even further and for helping me discover where my weakness are so I can improve upon them and eventually eliminate them altogether.
Zahraa
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.
Heather H.
Alicia helped me upgrade my online videos to make them more dynamic by providing me tools to enhance my performance and meet my audience's needs. She's a wise, inspiring person and teacher and I recommend her for anyone who wants to improve their performance and feel more empowered in themselves!

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John M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John M.

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I teach some techniques you don't necessarily learn in acting school which are practical and immediately usable.
ACTING
What do you do when you get the script?
Using subtext to bring realism to your performance.
Line delivery: tricks of the trade.
AUDITION
Do you have the right monologue to fit the parts you can play?
Suggestions for a monologue(s) to fit your persona. You need more than one to fit the different genres of the play or film you are auditioning for.
How to break it down, the importance of changes.
Tactics for attacking the cold read: what to do while you're waiting in the lobby after they just handed you your "sides."
Also, refer to ACTING (above).
DIALECT
Double your chances to be cast by having a variety in your bag-o-tricks.
British Receive Pronunciation: consider the number of plays written by Brits, and then listen all the Americans doing RP in films. Other: Irish, Scots, Cockney, and Romance languages.
PRACTICAL SHAKESPEARE
How to scan so that it helps your ...

About John

My Credentials: MFA Carnegie Mellon. MA San Francisco State, BS Penn State HB Studio NYC Instructor at City College of San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University; private group classes San Francisco and New Orleans. Theatre Critic for 5 years in San Francisco (For my reviews, go to BerkeleyDailyPl

Sydney F.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Vocal Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sydney F.

22 Reviews
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I want my students to develop a reliable technique so that they can accomplish anything that they would want to perform. Whether it be a monologue for a class or structuring a charter, I cannot wait to work with you!‚Äč

About Sydney

I will soon finish my undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University for Vocal Performance--specializing in opera. After the quarantine is lifted, I plan on attending Carnegie Mellon University to get my master's in Vocal Performance. I started performing and studying musical theatre when I

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Gloria M.
I took my first lesson with Sydney and she was great and knowledgable. I was very encouraged by her to try my best and build my confidence. I really liked that she wanted to know what I wanted to learn.
Olivia
Sydney is SUCH a great fit for my child!!
Holly G.
Sydney did a wonderful job with our daughter on her first lesson. She was very patient and Holly got comfortable quickly. Would definitely recommend !

AMBER M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Musical Theater from American Musical and Dramatic Academy
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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AMBER M.

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Online Theater Acting Teacher

An experienced acting teacher of over 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of skills. I help each student find their own personal moments to use in their work.

About AMBER

I am a actor/ singer/ dancer producer/ director all around entertainment. Facebook.com/valentinamerchant

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Average Cost of Theater Acting Lessons in Poughkeepsie, NY

The average cost of 60-minute theater acting lessons in Poughkeepsie is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"To be honest I've never acted a day in my life before. Tamika was absolutely wonderful in helping me calm my (obvuously) nervous self, and worked with what I naturally brought to the stage and highlighted my own attributes. By the time I had opening night, I felt more comfortable than presenting to a bunch of investors (which is my day job). Thank you again Tamika, for really helping me develop skills and traits for the acting stage even I didn't know I had in me! I loom forward to working with you again soon!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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"I met with Nicholas before an audition. He is a wonderful teacher. He helped me already a great deal during that short hour, on how to approach the material, break it down in a way that will help my performance reach its full potential. I was able to deliver a truthful performance. I am looking forward to more sessions. Many thanks."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Teacher took her time with teaching me technique. She took her time with scenes. Good listener. Gave me what I needed for a beginner in discovering character."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"Christine was beyond helpful. Patient, smart, talented, caring and gave me direction that helped in just one class. Can't wait to take more! She is amazing!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Christine J.
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"I was recently in a play titled “Why Does It Hurt So Bad?” with Tamika as an Artist Development teacher. She was extremely helpful when it came to knowing how to project your voice, emoting and becoming the character that you are portraying. Tamika was very professional and she always helped wherever she could. Tamika always gave great advice and how you can improve your craft as an actor. Everyone in the play took note of what Tamika was saying and applied it in the next rehearsal, getting better and better every time. This is the reason why the play was so successful. I will definitely keep in contact with her to keep perfecting my craft and to see if there’s a way that I can take acting lessons from her. Thank you so much Tamika. You’re AWESOME and so TALENTED!"
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Tamika T.
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Cynthia V.
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Absolutely wonderful! I have been taking lessons from Sandra for over a year now and always look forward to it. She is very knowledgeable and sets up a comfortable atmosphere. I have learned so much and couldn't thank her enough."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Sandra H.
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