Students are raving about their Theater Acting instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Julia
"I met Marcus while preparing for a callback a few months ago and have met with him regularly every since. His passion for acting is so evident by his thor
ough understanding of both theory and practice. His lessons include technique and blocking, but also studying other works by the playwright and understanding works in the same genre. Marcus truly has a well-rounded teaching approach and cares that his students learn. He has been an invaluable resource!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
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Review by Sarah
"My daughter is 14 years old and we needed some help with an acting role for her school musical. Sandra was wonderful, in a brief time she was able to hel
p her understand that it is important to own the role. I feel as though my daughter came a long way. My daughter did get the role that she auditioned for in her High School play and she is only a freshman. Thanks very much Sandra!"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by JamieAnn
Becca is awesome! She is kind and very professional. After just one lesson with her I could see the improvement in my daughter. I feel v
ery lucky to have chosen the right person to prepare my daughter for her audition. If you are in need of theater acting or voice lessons, Becca is the right choice. She's compassionate about her job. Overall she's just a fantastic instructor!"
Hartford, CT teacher:
Review by Mauricio
"Very patient and intelligent teacher. Answered all questions and gave me a better understanding of the whole Theater Acting profession. Very knowledgeable
and Highly Recommended."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Maria
"Jose is a great actor and overall performer. I would recommend him as a teacher because he has always shown great dedication and passion for his craft.
He is a fabulous communicator and continually studies the human condition. Jose is an individual that possesses great qualities; it can be said with great veracity that Jose is a good, solid human being who will do what is needed to show you the way to become the best actor you can be."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Lynne
"Intelligent, patient, experienced teacher who understands the individual needs of his students. His lessons are a joy, giving the student the feeling that
he/she can do it and do it well. No doubt, you will walk out of any session with the feeling that you have learned and learned from a master actor and teacher."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Marcella
"Marcella is such a wealth of information! I cannot tell you how well worth it training with her has been. I have gone on to The American Academy of Dramat
ic Arts and she was the sole person responsible for helping me with my audition. Her "cold reading" technique is so easy and it lands me every role I audition for! HIGHLY recommend her. And, she is so very sweet and smart. Thanks Marcella!!!!!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Casey
"I took freshman English and IB Theatre with Mrs. Hashem-Liles. She really goes out of her way to make sure that her students are engaged and interested in
the material. Her dedication to her students and her passion for education are clear. As a freshman, she showed me that anyone's writing can be improved (no matter how good you think you are!) As a senior, she became a mentor and guide, especially in theatre. I consistently left her class thinking that I had learned something new and interesting. Sometimes I wish I could go back to high school, if only to take her class again! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor, as she is willing and eager to take the time needed to help all of her students."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Logan R.
"I have had the pleasure of being one of Kelly’s students during my time as an undergraduate in Theatre Arts at the University of Minnesota. In the time th
at I was her student, and beyond that, I have nothing but positive things to say about her as an instructor in both her ability to teach and to relate to her students on a humble and personal level.
My first day with Kelly I could tell instantaneously that she was going to be something unique. And that is because she is perfectly honest about who she is and why she is instructing the material she does. So often, in the collegiate field, I come across professors who are willing to be personable with their students but with their own ends at the forefront of their minds; that is teaching the material as it appears in the book. Kelly operates on a different level - everything she does is to make her students not just learn the material at hand, but to understand, dig into, and critique it. She welcomes the ability to bring any opinion or process to accomplishing a goal in class (which takes an edge off of the need to fit a certain methodology of thought that many other classes lock themselves into). Working with Kelly is like talking to that one friend who you go to in order to share a really exciting idea because you know she will boundlessly support it, push you to realize what your exact goal is and how it works, then make you do it. Having her insight as a student, an artist, or in any form or group-problem solving is invaluable.
To speak further on her personality is beyond words. She is the kind of team member you can only dream of having. She is hard working, committed, light hearted, and understanding. Kelly has a great eye for standing back and seeing a whole picture and pin pointing what goes into it, and what could go into it to make a more realized work (be that artistically or academically). When I was in one of her classes, she worked privately and team-wide with me as we collaborated on the final project for the class, which involved composing and directing a scene that commented upon one of the works that we analyzed during the semester. During this collaborative process Kelly, as the instructor, was focused on understanding what our work was striving toward first before she ever commented on the quality and merits of what we were doing and how we were working. It was after she had met with all of us that she offered her own personal insight into what we could do to make a stronger piece, in a style as far away from a report card or teacher conference where they tell you everything wrong you did and how to make it better, she was telling us everything right we did and offering ways that she saw the piece being stronger.
The inviting energy that Kelly gives off no matter what task she is charged with is something truly electrifying, and her positive attitude is infectious. Any place of education, person looking for tutelage, artist, or co-worker would be remiss to not invite her on board.
It is with the utmost sincerity and pleasure that I recommend Kelly for any position in consideration for her."
Minneapolis, MN teacher:
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