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Gabriel W.

47 Reviews
Weehawken, NJ
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gabriel W.

47 Reviews
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Acting with ease is mostly about really being relaxed and at peace while fulfilling a role. The best acting comes from having passion and confidence in the choices that you have made while you have prepared. The greatest obstacle? The inner critic, the inner skeptic, the inner dragon that works hard to put on the breaks and make us question ourselves and whether it is safe or not to let go. My job is to help you feel safe enough to be able to trust your creative instincts and your natural impulses. I'm more of a kind, compassionate, understanding and forgiving coach who nurtures the talent that is already in there. We all know you've got it -- who are we kidding?

About Gabriel

Gabriel is a fiery and passionate vocal instructor proficient in the fields of acting, singing and vocal development. A professional singer, actor and teacher with a BFA in Theater Arts. Gabriel doesn't just possess a formal college education, but more importantly a real world education based o

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David
Gabriel is an excellent instructor. He is knowledgable, experienced, thoughtful, patient and engaging. I highly recommend Gabriel to anyone considering a class of his on Taking Lessons. Thanks Gabriel!
Hunter
Gabriel has been my vocal teacher for over a year now. He is great to work with. He is also very kind, patient, and caring.
Karen L.
Gabriel is an excellent teacher. I thought he immediately had insight into how to help improve my singing voice with varies exercises. He acted most professionally. I think I really benefited in only my very first lesson with him.
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Adam R.

87 Reviews
Watchung, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Awarded 1st Chair Tenor 1 from PA State Chorus
  • Music from Westminster Choir College
  • Teaching since 1997
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Adam R.

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I coach monologues, scenes, and commercials.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Deta

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Dane R.
Very informative, looking forward to the next class
Andrew W.
Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)
Konrad R.
I enjoyed working with Adam on reducing my accent. He has an uncanny talent to pick up subtleties in my pronunciation to identify where my accent becomes apparent. He worked iteratively with me to find words, syllable, vowels or consonants that I mispronounce. What makes him a great teacher is that he approaches the pronunciation from many different angles. It's not easy to work on your own accent which is why his witty teachings helps a lot to make every session very enjoyable.

Nina S.

New York, NY
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German, Swiss German, French
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Nina S.

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I have been teaching hip hop classes for over 10 years. In my class you will learn the foundations of dance and how to understand musicality in order to translate it into movement. My main objective is to have a fun time with you while we work on your dance moves and your confidence. The class can be customized depending on your goal: learning routines, fitness or dancing in heels. All levels and ages are welcome!

About Nina

I am a professional dancer from Switzerland. I started dancing at the age of 12 and started teaching my first hip hop classes at the age of 18. I have opened showes for R’n’B singers Genuwine, Mario Winans and Rapper Erick Sermon. I have performed in many showes for other choreographers and appeare

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Corliss P.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • MA in Performance from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol England
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
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Corliss P.

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I have been in the acting profession for 35 years - primarily Classical Stage and Voice-Over acting. I have taught on many levels and for different ages including workshops for high school students and university level conservatory programs. I have also taught adults in both Shakespeare and group Voice-over classes (at a Professional Studio). I love what I do and love teaching it to others.

At present, I create, preformed and produced my own audio work and have found that it is incredibly beneficial to learn something new or invest time in a subject or skill that you are interested in.

About Corliss

I am an actress that has performed and taught for over 35 years. I love it! I can help you prepare for auditions, study structure, develop skills, get over fears of speaking in public or simply reach a deeper understanding of your favorite texts. As for teaching voice-acting for voice-overs, I

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Cathy
I initially had Corliss as a voice over teacher in a class, then decided to further my work with her as a coach and producer to create my voiceover demos. We covered all aspects of voiceover, including the physical: posture, microphone placement, etc., which I believe really enhanced my understanding of how physicality comes across via the voice. With her classical acting background, she was able to help me improve my overall speaking technique and provided me with vocal exercises to help minimize my regionalisms.

She was diligent in reviewing competitive demos to guide me to a variety of written copy and voice/energy levels that will help my demos stand up to those with more experience. She provided valuable advice regarding selection and use of materials for the demo and beyond as well as insights on the voiceover business.

I’m very pleased with the results of the two demos and expect to continue to take advantage of her coaching services as I grow in my new career.
Jenny
Corliss is a master at her craft! She makes you feel comfortable from the moment you meet her and has a genuine interest in your goals. Corliss tailored lessons to my learning style which was very encouraging for someone with my level of experience. She has a lovely personality and her enthusiasm is infectious. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Corliss!
Steve
I took a five-session Beginning Voice Acting class with Corliss in a professional recording studio. The critiques she gave me after every recording I made helped me to speak more clearly, and to increase the energy I was able to put into my recorded presentations. Without the critiques of my recordings, I would not have been able to improve my speaking ability. During the class, she made sure everyone in the class was made to feel welcome, and important. When I take the next level of the Voice Acting class series, I will be looking forward her critiques of my recorded presentations.

Norwood M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks German, English
  • Classical Vocal Training from Valerie Kennedy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Norwood M.

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Learn how to properly care for your voice, create a character, speak with an accent, and more! As a singer, voice over artist and vocal coach, I can help you reach your vocal potential!

About Norwood

I am is a BAST-certified professional vocal coach, international entertainer, actor, emcee and public speaker. Over the past two decades, I've trained under the best vocal coaches in the nation, and studied a range of techniques including classical vocal training, and the SLS (Speech Level Singi

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Laura
Norwood is extremely humble and easy to work with. He never made me feel like I wasn’t good enough but always made me feel like I could reach a higher level of excellence for my unique range. He embraces each voice as its own and meets the student where they are at. He is extremely knowledgeable on how sounds are created, how space is made in the voice, and he is able to communicate that knowledge effectively to the student. In short, I loved having Norwood as a teacher.
Tina
My 10-year-old son Lucky started taking lessons with Norwood a few months ago, and it’s like a star has been born! He has seen a big boost in his confidence, his pitch has gotten much better, and he really enjoys the lessons. He has even started performing! The changes have happened very fast.
Jordan
Norwood is an excellent teacher! He is very knowledgeable and is very kind. I was always very shy to sing, but Norwood helped me overcome that!
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Rebecca G.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts
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Rebecca G.

37 Reviews
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This course is designed to help you use your voice easily and effectively while you enjoy doing it. Students will learn how the voice works, basics for pronunciation, and how to build their confidence and esteem.

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/ Pop singer living in Chicago! I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts , and my Masters of Music at Loyola University New Orleans. I have sung numerous operatic roles, recitals, have appeared as the guest a

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I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted
Jacqi M.
She is kind and you really want a teacher who helps you Reebecca is the best instructor I've ever had!!
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"My son is very difficult to work with. He had never seen any reason to memorize a monologue word for word. Jason had a very difficult job ahead of him, getting my son ready for his auditions for college. Through working with Jason,my son realized the value of memorization, and practicing his monologue enough times to get it down. He is attending AMDA now, and he could have picked from three colleges that he auditioned for.

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Took Film Acting lessons from Jason M.
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Randy L.
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"Love taking tap with Kristen! What I love about her is that she meets you where you need to be met and change her approach to teaching a step or skill so that it makes sense to you. If you are an adult beginner, she makes everything really assessable- especially if you don’t have any dance experience. You might go into your first lesson or class nervous, but by the end you’ll have learned how to tap and feel at ease and excited for your next class! Her class is the highlight of my week!"
Winnie
Took Tap Dance lessons from Kristen J.
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"My little just started dancing because her big sister dances. She is a shy one but warmed up to Miss Chrystie and loves tapping with her. She plays music that she loves and is helping her learn how to tap dance in a fun way!"
Stephanie
Took Tap Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Kudos to Amanda for making my daughter’s first acting lesson amazing. We couldn’t have had a better instructor/teacher. She’s very skillful. We are eager and excited for the next lesson."
Chloee
Took Acting lessons from Amanda K.
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"Sasha was wonderful to work with!"
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Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"Thank you, Jared for the nice lesson."
Inese Gadiga
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jared H.
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Anaya
Took Child Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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