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About Nicole G.

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New York, NY

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About Nicole
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page.

I am a professional opera singer and native New Yorker. I am so excited to reach out to new and continuing students in NYC - for both voice and piano study at all levels from age 5/6 and up.

I am an active performer and I love to share my passions and knowledge with my students. I have 13+ years of individual one-on-one voice and piano teaching experience with students of all ages and abilities.

What sets me apart from the other teachers here at TakeLessons?

I bring a special warmth, dedication, wisdom, and commitment to our work. Lessons are not solely about technique or making good sounds, but about communicating musically in a more meaningful way, and unleashing your unique gifts.

Primarily, I focus on classical/opera/musical theatre repertoire with my voice students. For stude
nts age 12-18, I emphasize a combination of folk songs, Disney, a limited selected pop music, and more. Ages 5-11 I use a combination of vocal method books for very young singers in addition to selected musical theatre and Disney songs.

My voice students have performed on and off Broadway, been nominated for NJ Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards, have been accepted to pre-college musical theater programs on full scholarship, have earned multiple leading roles in high school musicals and plays, have performed major choral works at Carnegie Hall, have sung in church choirs and for weddings, and have released their own pop/rock albums.

I look forward to the pleasure of meeting and working with you!

Piano Lesson Details:
We will primarily use Bastien method books, Faber Piano Adventures, Dozen A Day, and other supplemental material according to age and level of the student. Musicianship and theory skills are explored and nurtured in addition to acquiring a foundation of technique at the piano.

Voice Lesson Details:
You will explore, re-awaken and nourish your creativity in music. Develop a solid foundation in vocal technique through effective tools and exercises based in the Bel Canto tradition (addressing breath, posture, alignment, an open throat, phonation, resonance, articulation, registration)

Address your personal practice/performance goals. Deepen self-awareness (body, aural, and emotional awareness), musicianship, interpretation, performance, and musicality

Learn a variety of repertoire, according to your needs and development

Cultivate your artistry for application in practice, audition, and performance settings

-Experience JOY in singing

Regardless of age or skill level, I approach students with respect and professionalism within a safe and supportive environment, fostering enlightenment and creativity.

We will take your vocal study at your own pace through a personalized, holistic approach that will help you sing easily and beautifully. I can't wait for you to join me!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio: Piano/keyboard 88 keys, open space, full length mirror.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide a piano or keyboard, music stand if possible, and a mirror (full length if possible.)

*** Specialties ***
I emphasize a variety of holistic methods that serve the student in multiple ways: physical, emotional, aural awareness; posture and alignment; low-centered/connected breathing, breath compression; open throat, released tongue/jaw; legato line, phrasing; articulation, diction, style, artistry; the process of learning a piece of music. Genres: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop. I enjoy helping students to prepare for auditions and performances, as well as explore the art of singing and encourage the joy of singing.
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Yasmin January 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nicole is a smart welcoming teacher with lots of patience when practicing with your voice. She gives great critique when needed but is still able to offer solutions to problems you might be experiencing with your voice. She has a positive attitude all around with no room for negativity. It's all about being comfortable in exploring your voice with no judgement. Great teacher all around !
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Jazmine January 2, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nicole is a wonderful teacher, and always made me feel comfortable to work through my weaknesses and helped to mold them into strengths.
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Anna January 2, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nicole is an excellent teacher who brings great knowledge and enthusiasm to every lesson. I always look forward to working with her!
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Nicole G.

New York, NY 10019
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$45 / 30-min

About Nicholas M.

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About Nicholas
I have been an actor for more the 40 years having worked Off-Broadway and Regionally.

I've taught acting for 25 years privately as well as at Brooklyn College, St Frances College, Marymount Manhattan College, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

"Nicholas is patient, insightful, friendly, and gets
results. After working with Nicholas, I felt great
about my auditions, got two callbacks, and landed
a touring job.
I would recommend him to any actor."

*Jonathan M.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Millbrook Playhouse

I am the Producing Artistic Director of the Hudson Warehouse and have been since its inception in 2004. Known as "The Other Shakespeare in the Park," we produce free classical theater in Riverside Park during the summer months and we have an
indoor season during the winter months as well.

"Mr. M has been my director, coach and
mentor in productions and the classroom. His patience,
insight and his passion excites students, and makes
them feel safe and supported enough to take risks."

*Joseph H.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
Pearl Theater Company
York Theater Company
Hudson Warehouse

I also work with Doctors, CEOs, Post-Doctorates, and Engineers to help improve their diction, communication skills, and help organize their presentations, to have the greatest impact in the corporate world.

"I met with the communications person yesterday and she told me that my delivery was incredible … and that’s a tribute to you. Your insights and tips on public speaking will remain with me long after Columbia."

*Cynthia K.

*** Teaching Methods ***
I foster a safe, relaxed and engaging environment to explore truthful human behavior on stage.

The objective is 'the truth' to which end there is no one technique. Actors are encouraged to find their own tools and to draw from elements of different practices to discover a technique that works best for them as individuals.

I studied the methods of Constantin Stanislavski for acting with Sergei Pomerov of the Moscow Circus Theater. I am classically trained as well.

I work primarily as a guide to help navigate the way and to interpret ‘the signs.' I teach the lesson in the moment and address the challenges of both the beginner and the experienced actor.

***Classical Work***
My basic approach to classical work focuses primarily on the connection of the breath with the feeling on the word.

This is the foundation on which you can then build. From the ‘words’ to the ‘thoughts’ to entire ‘passages’ of text, as you work and explore, the richness of the playwright’s words comes to life. Your own unique emotional life is allowed to come through the text and you are able to fully embody the role.

*** Teaching Levels and Focuses ***
*Beginning Actors
-Work With Classical Text.
-Vocal Work.
-"Moment to Moment" Work.
-"Sense Memory" Work.

*Experienced Actors
-In depth Classical Text Analysis.
-Connecting to the Text.
-Audition Technique
-Monologue Coaching

***Professionals in the Corporate World***
-A basic understanding of how to present yourself as a speaker.
-Address the root cause of your concerns in communicating.
-Build a technique to craft a presentation to get the best response from a client or colleague.
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Inji G. June 2, 2019
· Theater Acting · In studio
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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Lisa C. May 3, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
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Cynthia K. April 30, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In home
Nicholas has been FABULOUS! In a very short time, he's worked on my voice inflection and tones and presentation style. Most importantly, he's given me a framework to think about WHY I'm speaking and has encouraged me every step of the way!
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Nicholas M.

New York, NY 10025
(17)
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$75 / 60-min

About Anthony Michael M.

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About Anthony Michael
I received an MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, a BA in Theatre from Florida State University, and have performed Off-Broadway, regionally, and abroad.

As actors, we may find ourselves disenchanted by our competitive and challenging industry. But, when we focus on the craft itself and explore the process, we are back on track with our creative journey toward fulfilling our artistic goals.

We’ll build a solid technique in voice & diction, physicalization & movement, spontaneity & improvisation to help illuminate your natural talents in the audition room, rehearsal, and performance!

We'll confront obstacles and emotional blocks by embracing vulnerability and establishing a skillset on how to handle habits of doubt and fear.

My goal is to ins
pire a feeling of confidence and playfulness in performance, while anchoring in a solid foundation of technique and specificity.

SUBJECTS I teach are:

Acting
Audition Prep
Shakespearean Acting
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Sevans March 18, 2017
· Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Anthony Michael is very skilled and adept at working with Shakespeare. He is patient and focused, and allowed me to find the sense of the piece together. I would highly recommend him!
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Janira campos Puleo February 17, 2017
· Acting · In studio
My experience with Anthony has helped me to push myself to limits that I could have never imagined, He has given me monologues that i would never have had the courage to even attempt. From our first meeting he fully immersed himself into getting to know me as a person finding out my strength and weakness as an artiste.
He has shown me how very important it is to have technical training, that it can only enhance the natural talents that I have. He is caring, stern in the fact that he makes you work the full time you are with him. He is an incredible support system a great encourager, I'm looking forward to what the future holds for my acting career now!!
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Adam K. August 10, 2016
· Acting ·
I have had the unique experience of working with Anthony Michael Martinez as both a teacher/coach and fellow teacher. He has coached me in private sessions on multiple Shakespeare monologues and contemporary pieces. He had an incredible ability to explain various acting adjustments and helps to bring the best out of the performances and performers. I always feel confident after working with Anthony, and he makes each session fun and full of energy. Similarly, as a fellow teacher, Anthony can adapt to any situation, student or class size. He is energetic, articulate, and has an incredible sense of humor with students and teachers. He is an ideal fellow teacher.
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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY 11106
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About Julia O.

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New York, NY

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Hi! My name is Julia and I am a teacher and coach who graduated from The Juilliard School as well as The Maggie Flanagan Studio. I have taught at Rutgers University, The University of Hawaii as well as coached students in NYC and all around the country via online. I have been teaching since 2003 and coach students in middle school and up. I specialize in working with kids and young adults and their auditions for schools as well as professional auditions. I have a fun approach while also helping my students reach their goals in their work.
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Vengan April 18, 2019
· Acting · In home
Awesome so far! Really helpful
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Amy January 24, 2019
· Theater Acting · Online
Julia is WONDERFUL coach. She helped me find fantastic monologues that were perfect for me. She guided me in a way that really showcased and reached the depths of my talents!! It made me stand out. She is very inspiring.
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Linda January 12, 2019
· Acting · Online
Julia is great! She is very sweet, nice and is a wonderful coach. Highly recommend!
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Julia O.

New York, NY 10040
(9)
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$45 / 60-min

About Kimberly S.

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Astoria, NY

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About Kimberly
I am a trained actress in my late 20's. I have experience coaching many professional working actors. I have worked on audition sides for TV (Law & Order, Narcos, Disney, SMILF, etc), independent films, big budget studio films, web series, off broadway plays, off off broadway plays, monologues, and anything in between with my students!

I am currently the creator, writer, lead actress & executive producer of my own comedic web series (to air mid-2018).

I have been trained by exceptional teachers in the following: Linklater (voice), Williamson (movement), film/tv & theater, script analysis, theater & film history, cold reading, monologue, stand-up comedy, etc. I have also been mentored by the legendary standup comedian Rick Crom.

I can also work with the actor, writer or comedian on the business aspect of their career: how can I
get the best headshot?, what things should I be doing everyday to reach my acting goals (some may not even be acting/writing/comedy!)?, how do I get in front of this specific casting director/producer/etc?, what events/workshops should I be attending? We can go over all that plus how to deal with nerves, get through personal blocks, fear-related patterns, and other things that may be holding you back from being the best artist you can be!

I believe training is so important so congrats on taking the first step towards a successful, exciting career! I can't wait to share my passions with you!

I have a self tape set-up with a backdrop, professional lighting & tripod. I am happy to be your reader & coach as we film your audition, scene or stand up set. We can use this as a tool to improve or film a self tape audition. We can also chose your best take together.
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Sam May 16, 2019
· Creative Writing · Online
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Krishnaj G. April 23, 2019
· Creative Writing · Online
YAY!
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omer March 28, 2019
· Writing · In studio
Very good teacher
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Kimberly S.

Astoria, NY 11102
(16)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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About Rebecca L.

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Baldwin, NY
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My approach is both supportive and pragmatic, based on where each individual's skill set is right now and what your specific goals are. I've had the benefit of both formal instruction as well as a decade in the "school of hard knocks." Climbing up the ladder to earn my Equity Card on a Production Contact taught me a lot and I believe gave me a nuanced perspective as a performer.

Over 95% of my career is from attending open calls, including finding representation and my Broadway debut.

I continue to audition for film, television, and theatre, as well as perform in concerts and other venues. I write and produce my own work and am currently signed with Roth and Associates East.
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Sheri July 11, 2019
· Improv Acting · Online
Rebecca is wonderful at helping my daughter learn better public speaking skills.
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Savannah R. July 5, 2019
· Singing · In home
Rebecca immediately made my granddaughter comfortable. Rebecca is a sweet, charming woman who, I can see, works very well with both children and adults. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to make people feel good about themselves.
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Kevin C. April 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I had a great lesson for my first class Rebecca is a great vocal coach can’t wait for the next class can’t wait
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Rebecca L.

Baldwin, NY 11510
(14)
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Harvey D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Music instructor at Lighthouse music academy.
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Walley April 28, 2018
· Drum · In studio
His the best instructor
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Gihon April 28, 2018
· Drum · In studio
My brother is now a great drummer under his mentorship. Excellent teacher and always radiant
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Daisy April 28, 2018
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God mentor, patience even when I was frustrating. I will recommend for anyone anywhere in the world
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Harvey D.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
(6)
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$34 / 30-min

About Jessica A.

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New York, NY

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I am a professional dancer who has been working in the industry for the past twelve years. I have worked around the country performing in many different musicals. Some of my favorite theatre credits include Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street, and The Will Rogers Follies!
I graduated with a B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. I have been teaching dance professionally for the past seven years. I specialize in Tap, Ballet, and Theatre Dance. I teach all ages and cater to the specific needs of each student. I believe in positivity, encouragement, and share my passion of dance with all of my students. If you are a beginner wanting to learn a new skill, or a more advanced student wanting to hone your skills, come dance with me!
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Conrad October 31, 2018
· Theatrical Dance · In studio
Jessica is a awesome instructor. She’s great at establishing a balance of encouraging you while also trying to push you to better yourself as a dancer. I highly recommend working with her!
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Jess August 23, 2018
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Jessica is a superb teacher. Whether it is ballet, tap or jazz ,she uses her technique and knowledge to give the foundation a dancer needs. She also brings a joy of learning to her students through her passion as a teacher. With her vast knowledge of dance styles and working with all ages and levels, any child would be lucky to learn from Jessica, who is one of the best out there.
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Lani August 23, 2018
· Tap Dance · In studio
I had not taken a dance class in over 30 years so I was a little nervous about my first class back. Jessica immediately made me feel at ease - she was very clear and precise in explaining the basic steps and my confidence was restored! Her class is challenging yet a lot of fun! I would highly recommend her for children as well as adults.
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Jessica A.

New York, NY 10025
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$100 / 45-min

About Ali K.

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New York, NY
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As a professional dancer, fitness instructor, and student at Columbia University, I love offering a plethora of services among the realm of academia, health, wellness, fitness, and performing. I am here to help with any and all of your needs whether it be exercise, an essay that needs editing, or coaching on a healthy lifestyle!
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Ali K.

New York, NY 10013
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$100 / 45-min

About Stephanie L.

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New York, NY

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Stephanie holds a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her MFA in classical acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University, where she studied with Michael Kahn, Gary Logan (author of The Eloquent Shakespeare) and Ellen O’Brien (head of voice and text at the Shakespeare Theatre Company). Stephanie has also studied Linklater voice technique with Kristin Linklater in Orkney, Scotland. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, she has performed regionally with the New York State Theatre Institute, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Constellation Theatre Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre. She is currently a resident acting company member with the New York City Shakespeare companies Hamlet Isn’t Dead and New Place Player
s, and has also worked with New York Shakespeare Exchange and Theatre 167.

Stephanie served as the voice and speech teacher at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore from 2013 to 2015, working with students in their high school summer intensive program and teaching classes throughout the school year. She also worked as an actor and teaching artist with Maryland Shakespeare Company on their “Shakespeare Alive” tour of middle and high schools throughout Maryland, which utilized an educational philosophy and pedagogy based on the work of Shakespeare and Company on Lenox, MA. Stephanie has also taught Shakespeare and children’s drama classes for Imagination Stage, Wingspan Arts, and Hamlet Isn’t Dead.
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Stephanie L.

New York, NY 10010
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$67 / 45-min

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