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Kathryn K.

San Rafael, CA

I coach all levels of actors. I want you to explore what it's like to experience the unbelievable amount of satisfaction you can have by allowing yourself to study acting and music. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues, scenes and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need to understand how we go about doing this thing called acting. I can work virtually. One thing you must know about me, I am really nice. I won't crush your dreams. I will, however, make sure you attain them. I can come to you or you can meet me where I teach. I am in SF and Los Angeles. I successfully work virtually with many people. If you want to act, we can make it happen.

About Kathryn

Actors and singers if you're ready to move forward as an artist and If you looking for a coach to work your chops with or need more confidence for everything to come together, let’s make it happen. I coach privately in Los Angeles and SF and online, globally. I'll help you prepare for universities, agent auditions and auditions. Don't let your location stop your dreams. If you need to understand how to make sense of yourself in the Industry, I can help you.You deserve to study acting or singing/songwriting and you deserve a place in my studio. Here, anything is possible.
I'm going to give you
technique, a system and a strategy so you can do what you love. We will work on audition prep, monologues, scenes, singing performance and songwriting and we will find out who you are and how you show up in the biz.
I have been in show business my entire life. I am generous with what I know. I learned it by working very hard. And I studied like mad. I still do. I have a resume, references. I care about the craft. And I care about you, the artist.
I am a member of SAG/AFTRA AEA and have been for many years.
I studied at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). In New York City I was under the care of opera teacher, Leona Matthews, famed acting teacher and director, Word Baker and Edward Morehouse as a student at HB Studio in NYC and Mark Monroe in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I have my own writing doc, the revered Dr. Joyce Block. I work as a recording artist and writer. And I’m lucky to work as a concert artist, too.
If you want to experience this thing we call showbiz call us. I cannot wait to meet you.
More about Kathryn
Kathryn began teaching in the early 90's in San Francisco with Mark Monroe, after co founding Mark Monroe Studios. MM Studios began originally in 1987 when Kathryn and Mr. Monroe packed their studio, by word of mouth, and when the studio totaled six hundred and fifty actors, they added a studio in Los Angeles. Kathryn has been coaching actors and musicians and developing artists ever since. She has been involved in the industry her entire life and has a passion for it. She most recently has been working in Los Angeles and San Francisco on her own show that had the good fortune of being awarded a residency at Berkeley Reps The Ground Floor.
She also works as a songwriter and singer and her latest release is with renowned Grammy award winning producer, Narada Michael Walden.
Her students follow suit, working constantly, winning awards, signing with agents, joining unions, and enjoying the perks of being active in showbsiness as gifted artists. Kathryn loves passing the torch to young artists and she s thrilled to be able to do so.
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I will work with you to discover your authentic self.
My background in acting and singing performance comes from the Method. Yes, we will work on technique and we will work on you as a whole person, too.
Musicians, Bring or have (online) your instrument. If you are a songwriter, or want to be, you've come to the right place..
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Recording Studio Vocal Coaching Available - Vocal Coaching
Music Performance - Technique and performance coaching
Screenwriting – Creative Brainstorming Sessions
This Business of Acting - Business Strategy
Studio Equipment ***
Bring your own. SF I have - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars Grand Piano Electric Piano Guitar Uke
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Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, Mac Uke
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Acting - Method
Singing - Technique and performance coaching
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Jessica U. May 22, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Profession, super smart and to the point! Highly recommend, she helped my daughter prepare for an audition and book the job! We will be back!
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Acting · Online
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Dylan A. August 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kathryn was a tremendous teacher! I not only progressed in my singing technique but Kathryn helped be grow my confidence as a performer and a composer! Kathryn also has an amazing personality on top of everything which I believe makes her a great person to learn from.
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Kathryn K.

Kathryn K.

Venice, CA 90291
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$50 / 30-min
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Jan L.

Woodland Hills, CA

Jan has acted in several films and TV shows and commercials. She teaches Improv, the Meiser Technique, Jan has written a book about acting and singing called "Once More With Feeling"
Jan teaches all levels of acting.

About Jan

Take charge of Your Career as a Singer or Songwriter

Who's guiding you in writing, producing & performing your songs?

“Jan is one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets. She has an uncanny ability to put her finger on exactly what the issue is that keeps good artists from being great, and then
helping them to overcome or remove whatever roadblocks stand in their way.

Jan is an expert at fine-tuning and bringing out the best performances in artists and musicians.

Tess Taylor President, NARIP (National Assn. of Record Industry
Professionals)

Jan L. is a Grammy nominated award
winning singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity.

Backed by an extensive musical background debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continuing her career singing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jan L. went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education in Opera at Temple University and two Master’s Degrees from Combs College of Music in Theatre Arts and Composition.

Jan is the author of the performance book called "Once More With Feeling."

There is exciting news with Jan. Jan has been teaching online on Zoom.us. It's like Skype but better because you can record the whole lesson. For those of you who want a world class teacher, you can learn from Jan who has 20 Grammy winners. No driving, Just sit yourself in front of your computer screen. You will love the intimacy without leaving your home. Give it a try.

Jan teaches vocal technique that connects the chest middle head voice with a gospel belt. Jan covers proper breathing, vocal technique, performance coaching and recording in her protools studio.

"Jan L. is an award winning songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity."

Writer of performance book called "Once More With Feeling:
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Cyrene Y. June 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jan is very patient and knows what I need, not to mention funny and very pleasant. I am looking forward to the next session.
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Judy B. April 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daighter said "I like her, she's cool." That is a VERY BIG compliment!!! I was impressed with her vast musical knowledge and production experience. Seems like a wonderful opportunity to expose your kid to the creativity of music while still gaining a ramge of foundational musical knowledge at the same time.
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Meetra G. January 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
My 13 year old daughter has been taking singing lessons with Jan for a couple of months. Jan is an excellent instructor. She really takes the time to tailor the lessons to my daughter's objectives and goals. Jan conducts her lesson in a lively manner which keeps my daughter engaged at all times. Jan has a wealth of knowledge to share, whether you are taking lessons for personal enrichment or if you are serious about becoming a singer/songwriter.
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Jan L.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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$30 / 30-min
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Emily B.

Topanga, CA

With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily

Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working on a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theatre actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the client. My goal is to help you reach yours through the development of technique, confidence, and helpful tools you can use to further cultivate your talent outside of our sessions.

Read my post for the Take Lessons blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/the-actors-life
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westin C. June 28, 2016
Film and TV Acting · In home
Verified Student
FANTASTIC TEACHER
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Rex H. February 1, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!
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Kenny H. July 24, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Verified Student
My lesson went really well, I was a bit nervous at first but Emily did a great job of making me feel comfortable and really helped me out a lot!
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Emily B.

Emily B.

Topanga, CA 90290
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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David T.

North Hollywood, CA

For over 30 years now acting has always been my absolute passion in life! I have the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director or make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

I have been an actor for over 30 years now with credits from televisions top rated shows such as NCIS and NCIS New Orleans and CSI Los Vegas. Film credits such as Pleasantville, Swing Kids and Stay Tuned. With series regular roles on One life to Live and Young and the Restless where I was nominated and received an Emmy for my work for Best Young Actor. I have the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. To make them stand out in front of the casting dire
ctor or make their tape unique and different from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I would love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams and experience life as a working actor.
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Michael W. July 6, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
My son loved his first lesson and is looking forward to his next!
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Emily A. June 1, 2016
Film Acting · Online
Verified Student
He is exactly what I was looking for. We are very close in personality so it was extremely easy to open up and understand what I was learning. I am more than excited to continue
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Jason B. May 21, 2016
Voice Acting · Online
Verified Student
Very precise attention to detail. Goal-oriented and motivated. Positive and encouraging. Couldn't be happier with my lesson.
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David T.

North Hollywood, CA 91601
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ariel O.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Acting has always been a passion of mine and I am now in the process of making it my career. My job is to instill that same passion within my students. I am currently majoring in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting at California State University Northridge. I have been studying acting since elementary school and I have taken numerous classes throughout my life to supplement and guide me toward a career in acting and teaching acting. The two methods that I use when teaching acting are the Meisner Technique, which focuses on how actors react to their environment and other actors, and The Method, which has the actors use emotional "sense" memory to bring up past memories in order to repeat those same emotions in their performance. I am a firm believer in using both techniques because each one has an important lesson to teach the students. In my first lesson, I generally teach my students how to react logically to their fellow students when doing simple scenes and how to embody ...

About Ariel

Being an avid learner of all subjects, I thoroughly love teaching the knowledge that I have gained. Having been a tutor for eleven years, I have been able to tutor a variety of clients in a multitude of subjects. I specialize in tutoring math, history, English, science, and Spanish in grades K through 12 as well as college level English, college algebra, specialized psychology courses, and anthropology. I have extensive experience tutoring for the SAT, SAT Math and English Subject Tests, and the ACT. Having won over twenty scholarships, I also have the ability to help structure personal st
atements for scholarships and college applications. In addition to tutoring in academic subjects, I also teach acting and improvisation lessons.

When tutoring my clients, I use a scaffolding technique based in Social Learning Theory in which I work on designated problems or lessons with my clients and slowly allow them to progress as independent learners.
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Tatiana March 29, 2016
Writing · In home
Ariel is a caring, articulate, patient, creative tutor who approaches her students with intuitive and experienced guidance. Not only does she excel at a wide variety of subjects, but she also brings the added benefit of her training in psychology. Afterall, even the brightest of us all stumbles into blocks and it takes a keen therapeutic approach to help us get over the hump so we can wrap our heads around the material.

Although I've no direct experience with Ariel as a tutor, I've heard about the terrific results her students continue to reap.

I highly recommend her as a tutor for your child or yourself, no matter the age.
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Sergei March 28, 2016
Writing · In home
I hired Ariel to help me write for essays for the SAT because I always had a mental block. After working with her I could pretty much spit out an essay on almost any topic. She is very patient and her step by step process really helped find my own writing method.
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Karen March 28, 2016
Creative Writing · In studio
My daughter was severely disabled and Ariel was very kind and helpful with her studies. She is a dedicated and smart young lady who has much to offer. I will never forget how much she helped our family.
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Ariel O.

Ariel O.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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