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Matt P.

3 Reviews
Astoria, NY
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • BFA Acting from Ithaca College
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Matt P.

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Fun, spontaneity and practicality are the key to Matt's approach! We'll find the humor and excitement in whatever you're working on, with intelligent analysis and more than a little silliness. Matt is experienced in working with all age groups, from 3 1/2 years old to adults.

About Matt

I am a professional director, producer, and teaching artist. I graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting. In the last five years, I have taught acting, drama, creative writing, comedy writing and improv to thousands of students of all ages in the greater NYC area. I've brought my fun-focus

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Liliana N.
My 9 y.o. is taking acting lessons online with Matt and he is AWESOME. Not everyone is gifted in both their craft AND the way they engage with kids, but Matt is, and my daughter already adores him. He is highly skilled, personable, creative in his approach, and fun. Highly recommended, Matt is a delight!
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Ryan H.
Matt is absolutely amazing! He is so helpful on how he is able to think outside the box to bring out the potential of your project!

Gabriel W.

47 Reviews
Weehawken, NJ
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gabriel W.

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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.

Catherine W.

2 Reviews
Englewood, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German, English
  • Awarded National Finalist from Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards
  • Teaching since 1995
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Catherine W.

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Having appeared in plays, musicals, and even operas, Catherine teaches an easy approach to acting and stage performance, based on energy and physicality.

About Catherine

Catherine has been teaching private lessons since 1995 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her studio, and online. Catherine has helped students to develop their voices, audition successfully, and perform with confidence on stage and screen. Catherine received her educ

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Bonnie
I was looking for a vibrant, fun piano teacher for my kids as they were not motivated by strict teachers who also taught them boring songs they could not relate to. What a gift of a teacher we found in Catherine. Not only is she warm, kind, caring with an easy rapport for kids and adults alike but she is also an excellent piano and voice instructor. This talented lady is a professional singer too who is well versed in Broadway show tunes and opera too. She also instill her students with a sense of musical rhythm and is holistic in her approach to kids who might need a little physical warm up before class in order to attend better. Catherine’s voice is magnificent and we were fortunate enough to attend a show where she played the lead for The Taming of the Shrew.
She is a professional voice and classical opera teacher too and this complements her piano instruction .. A perk is she can travel to your home or does lesions in her own home . In addition
is a passionate, excellent voice teacher for anyone who is looking to hone their vocal skills and talents. I wholeheartedly recommend Catherine - her lessons are more than just teaching - she is a true mentor and educator in every sense of the word.
Aphrodite
Extremely caring and knowledgeable. My grandchildren loved her while we were taking lessons. We only stopped because they live too far away. I highly recommend Catherine!!

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Jan N.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jan N.

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I have 20-plus years of experience as an acting teacher and have helped many students succeed in their auditions. I have experience in both stage and film acting, as well as in musical theatre performance. My focus is on helping students achieve believable and compelling performances that directors will remember. I also know the ins and outs of the business and can help students learn the ropes of the business side of "THE BIZ."

About Jan

I taught acting and directing at the college level for 18+ years. I have also coached and directed students from ages 9-70. I am trained in stage, film, commercial and voiceover acting and have worked professionally in all of these arenas. I also have lots of knowledge about the industry ins and

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William V.
Jan is an excellent instructor and professional and is extremely knowledgeable in the TV & Film acting business.
Georgette C.
Just took first lesson, super excited to work with Jan! She’s very encouraging and gave me some great critiques. I felt like we got off to a great start. I am looking forward to future lessons and seeing what’s in store!
Joseph Pecylak
Great first lesson! Got to get some nerves out.
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Sarah M.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • BFA Musical Theatre from Lees-McRae College
  • Teaching since 2015
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Sarah M.

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I am a professional actor located in the new York city area. I received my musical theater degree from Lees-McRae College and have taken any and every opportunity to learn more in my field. I trained Stella Adler School of Acting to freshen up and sharpen my skills during quarantine.
I have taken a variety of master classes as well as attended theatre conferences across the world.
I would love to help others create art through the wonderful experience of acting.
I love helping others break down their monologues and scripts, helping them find a deeper meaning in material and various ways to portray it. I have a lot of material to hand out if someone does not have any monologues to work on. I also work on Improv, scene work, mime, and auditioning skills!
Please reach out to me for any questions, I would love to work with you!

About Sarah

Hello and Welcome! (NOTE I LOWERED MY PRICES - COVID19 is causing many of us to struggle, but while we are stuck at home we might as well learn something fun!!) My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I always try to

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Seyed Manochehr K.
She is an excellent teacher and very patient person. Thank you Sara
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MaKenna S.
Our daughter loved it.
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Shirley N.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • MFA, Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shirley N.

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My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.

About Shirley

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduat

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Zen S.
When my 12 year old son says he would like to continue I am happy with that!
Angel
Ms. Norman was very professional and very informative. I love that the knowledge she has given me has a beginner has built up my confidence for my 1st audience roll.
Ms. Norman is a great listener as well as teacher. She also challenged me which I needed and I felt very comfortable with Ms. Norman.

Very satisfied and we’re just getting started!
Kay K.
Shirley is the greatest instructor! She is patient, creative, insightful, and open minded. Actors of all skill levels would be lucky to take lessons from her!

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"Susan is a very educated acted teacher, she has helped me trumendously with my acting and is very kind! I couldn't ask for a better acting teacher!"
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Took Acting lessons from Susan S.
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"Rebecca Linton brought focus and a determined professionalism to my acting. In the shows we shared she challenged me to ask the difficult questions about my characters, pushing me to the next level as an actor. Her structured classes meet you where you are, challenging you to climb higher as you reason about the stories we strive to tell as actors"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Alex is the best acting coach I've ever had! She worked with me before a major audition and was incredibly insightful. She helped me get to the truth of the pieces I had chosen and instilled confidence in me. The audition was a success! Couldn't have done it without her."
Adrienne
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"i have worked with shauna kanter as a student in acting and voice categories and have found her to be an exceptionally knowledgeable source of information and skill level. i would not hesitate to repeat my experience."
stephen
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"I am glad I found Gabriel. I feel like every session I learn something new and I am learning techniques that will be helpful in everything I do. Gabriel is a patient and kind teacher and makes sure I am learning before moving on to the next lesson."
Terry
Took Acting lessons from Gabriel B.
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"Tom is a very sweet and understanding teacher. Our first lesson was great and cannot wait for the next one!"
Dimitra
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Best teacher ever!!! If your thinking about booking her I definitely recommend 100%."
Tasiyah
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Very nice and friendly first impression"
Alexandra
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Dax was my first acting coach. Her experience and approach to our work were amazing. She showed me many skills that helped with developing my character. All of her advice was really beneficial in understanding my part as well as gave me an in-depth insight into acting. I cannot wait to continue our work! I can recommend Dax's coaching to everyone on may different levels!"
Natalia
Took Acting lessons from Dax A.
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"Helpful right out of the gate! What a fabulous experience! A true pro and I’m already looking forward to our next session. Excellent!!!"
KiKi
Took Acting lessons from Robert E.
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