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Marie-France M.

65 Reviews
Waldwick, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1966
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marie-France M.

65 Reviews
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Born and raised on New York Theatre, well studied in both Method and Technique. Have acted and directed in multiple medias. Was head director of two drama troupes. Have taught countless workshops to groups and have over thirty years experience as a private drama coach.

About Marie-France

I have taught piano and voice most of my adult life. After working with hundreds of students, I realized that I needed to adapt my teaching style to the uniqueness of each student, especially those whose perceptions differ widely from the general populace. I love what I do, helping each student dis

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Jason
I enjoyed my 2 sessions with Marie, at the end of my second lesson she offered to email me a list of acting/improv classes in NYC because everyone she knows was in NYC.
This was contradictory because initially she told me she just moved here and doesn't know anyone up north. And besides that, I expressed how happy i was with her classes which was down the road 35 minutes and not commuting to NYC which is over a couple hours.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually learned something and got to do exercises and not leave with the feeling that i wasted my money and most importantly my time like other acting coaches on here.
Hannah
Great teacher. Very encouraging and patient which is what an adult learner needs. She supports her students and gives them interesting contemporary pieces to learn (that is the genre we picked so we stay interested in practicing!). Thanks Marie France!
Jason
I enjoyed my 2 sessions with Marie, and from work she was a 35 min commute vs 90 mins to NYC.
With her I felt engaged, she was prepared, professional, stayed on topic and gave relevant critiques and feedback.
At the end of my second lesson she offered to email me a list of acting/improv classes in NYC which she did.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually learned something and got to do exercises and not leave with the feeling that i wasted my money and most importantly my time.

Nicola R.

21 Reviews
Sunnyside, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Senior French Prize from Columbia University
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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

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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!

Saran E.

4 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Saran E.

4 Reviews
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The basis of humor/humour and comedy. Become naturally funnier, with initial guidance.

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects /

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Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.

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Sara Ann B.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • B.M. cum laude, music education and voice from Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sara Ann B.

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How to project your voice without injurying it since my speech-language pathology specialty for 30 years has been the voice. If you want to be an interviewer or promote your book, I'm your tone quality expert.

About Sara Ann

I pace our lessons and over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept in a HUMORFUL, JOYFUL way. Patiently we apply it to a song that is your target song or to how and what you want product or YOU you want to sell to clients/your job/your promotion/ your new career. With two

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Jiezhun G.
Sara is a great teacher, 5 stars plus many pluses. She can point out my problems quickly and let me practice efficiently. My accent got improved, and I recommend her to my friends who need the same help. Thank you Sara, you are my best friend too. Love you, sherry
Grace Y.
Take lessons recommended me Sara Ann Butler because she is a great teacher. I’ve enjoyed taking lessons with her, and I am happy she has high expectations and material that was useful. I wanted to improve my speaking voice, and she was able to point out the places I could make improvements and gave me methods to improve.
To disagree with a previous review, i’ve never heard her use any anti-racist or political views. She doesn’t expect me to behave like her, and when she teaches she uses “I” and “I” is the student.
I am happy that I took vocal training from her.
Brandi
At this age , she is very hot headed. Her ego is longer than a mile. She is racist, doesnt like African-American and Asian students accent. She was making fun of ppls accents. In the begining i thought she may be trying to make a point but no. Jes thats all anger. The first, i m paying you money for this class. So just teach what you supposed to teach not your racist and politcal views. And after a few classes, I said i dont feel comfortable talking about the race religious views and the next thing she did was cancelled all my lessons without even letting me know. Now i have to restart from the begining from a new teacher and it takes a while for a new teacher to understand your accents problems. She wants her students behave like her age oh please, come on, if the student is young in her 20s or 30s you dont act or behave like her or him. They just started their lives but your almost have lived your life. She should not teach here.

Christine J.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Tagalog
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 17; Female: 5 and up
  • BFA Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory
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Christine J.

9 Reviews
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Do you speak publicly? Give presentations? Preach? Do you have "stage fright" or a heavy accent? I can help!!!

About Christine

Christine has been a professional in the theatre since 1992. She received her training from Boston Conservatory and New York University and has been a company member in Tony-award winning regional theatres. Christine specializes in vocal production, has a three-octave range and is adept at va

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Carolyn
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!
Saundra
Christine is a great teacher: clear, simple instruction, patient, affirming, warm. She has a wonderful voice and knows her craft.
Mericale C.
Christine was wonderful so good with my granddaughter. She was very patient and understanding. My granddaughter Just loved her!
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Stephanie B.

192 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • BFA- Theater, Minor in world dialects from California Institute of the Arts
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Stephanie B.

192 Reviews
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At beginning level the basics of headshots, resumes, reels and creation of reel. Auditions basics.

At Intermediate and advanced see my course for Film and TV acting.

About Stephanie

Although splitting my time between NY and Florida, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry! Making a reel

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Natalie O.
Super fun an knowledgable! She'll teach you about the craft as well as the business and technical sides of performance.
Jacqueline M.
A wonderful person to talk to if you're interested in acting professionally or just getting better for recreational purposes.
marvella
The goals were established in the first class. It was a great experience.

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"I came to acting with no experience, but knowing it was something I wanted to get into. I found Nicholas to be encouraging and helpful, and felt myself improving and through his lessons quickly felt confident both in our sessions and outside of them. I am now a working actor myself. Highly recommend Nicholas for actors with or without experience, I still use him today!"
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"For all my life I have been extremely soft-spoken and have been constantly reminded to speak up in social situations. This has negatively impacted my self confidence and fed into a cycle that made me even quieter and more reserved. I tried to self-treat by browsing through countless YouTube videos and hundreds of Reddit pages but found that my practice at home did not translate into me being a louder speaker in public. Finally I decided I had nothing to lose and everything to gain from seeing a trained professional. That's when I met Fawn. She immediately dissected my problem into aspects I could tackle individually. She dispelled some previously crippling fears and notions that held me back but I could never manage to express with anyone. She gave me breathing and projection exercises and the immediate feedback that I definitely needed. She even diagnosed a specific lisp that I would never have thought possible to change. We eventually got rid of it and the confidence I have gained in my speech is overwhelming. I came in quiet and seeking answers. I left confident, with a sense of direction, and a new mentor and friend. Fawn is effective, charming, and hilarious. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking answers and needs a coach for improvement, no matter the area."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Fawn A.
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