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Shauna K.

56 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shauna K.

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You will learn how to connect and open up to your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance. You'll learn how to stop your nerves and work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that will bring your individuality and passion 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 at the bottom of my pictures!

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About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna 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

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Andrew
Excellent, professional instruction. She has helped me make significant progress.
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Shauna is an excellent, super knowledgeable instructor. I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable in my lesson.
Jack
I've never acted before, and Shauna was warm, welcoming, and instantly made me feel comfortable. She creates a space that is open and relaxing. I am really looking forward to our work together.
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Benjamin K.

145 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MasterWorks Festival
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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 Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master's in Pubic Health from Johns Hopkins University
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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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Marissa M.

34 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Italian, English, Czech, German, Russian
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Music from Pacific Lutheran University
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Marissa M.

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Hello fellow storytellers! As an active performing artist and alumna of The New School in NYC and Pacific Lutheran University, I have a vast range of theater and acting experience. Additionally, besides personal and professional experience, I have worked with some of the best acting coaches and stage directors in New York City. Whether you need help finding and working on a monologue or preparing for an audition, I cannot wait to help you reach your goals!

About Marissa

Singing is my passion and I absolutely love teaching all ages and all styles of singing. No matter what your goals are, I would love to help you in your journey! I've worked with complete beginners to working professionals, and I strive to create a welcoming and nurturing learning environment where

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Marissa is an excellent teacher. She has been teaching my eleven-year-old who is just starting out with voice (and was feeling very nervous). Marissa did a great job of helping her feel at ease, and working with her. She says that Marissa is always kind and friendly and she's learning a lot.
Pilar V.
She's very friendly and a very good teacher. What else you can ask for?
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John E.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 75
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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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Nicola R.

21 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Master of Arts from Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, Paris, France
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Nicola R.

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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 d

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Laurel
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.
Angela
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!

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Ridgewood is $81. 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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Kelsey is awesome and really good at explaining techniques and also making sure you understand them. She's patient and encouraging. I know I still have so much left to learn and I'm really looking forward to it! She's very knowledgeable and you can tell she has a true passion for acting."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Had so much fun with Ms.Costa ! She was such an incredible instructor who brought such a joy and life to every class. Very knowledgeable and has a wonderful insight into this beautiful art. Would absolutely recommend her to anybody of all interests, ages, and abilities. She’s awesome ! Can’t wait to be able to take another class with her !"
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"Adam was wonderful with my 8 yr old son. He had such patience with him and really knew how to get down to his level. My son really enjoyed his first lesson and we cant wait to see the progress every week!"
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Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"My daughter really enjoys Adam's energy, integrity and no fluff attitude. His advice and coaching are spot on and in a few sessions, she has really opened up to what needs to be worked on and where her strengths are."
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Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"I learned so much already in the first lesson. I was nervous at first but she put me at ease very quickly. I'm so excited that my cheeks hurt from smiling so much."
Alia
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"He gave me a great monologue. We worked on it together and i LOVE how it turned out!! Whenever I text him to ask a question about something he always responds right away!"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Classes have been really good she is pushing me so I can get stronger."
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Took Acting lessons from Shirley N.
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"My grand daughter was very excited and had so much fun..thank you so much Vanessa!!!"
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Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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