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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Outstanding Musician from Central High School Concert Band and Concert Choir
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Ashley E.

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Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am an actor/musician/comedian based in New York City. I am an alumna of the prestigious Fordham University Theatre Program, consistently ranked as one of the top acting programs in the country. I can help you prepare auditions, workshop monologues, memorize lines, perfect your scene-study, create a resume, deepen your understanding of your character, and more! Acting is a holistic craft, and I look forward to deepening your work together!

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Dalton M.
Ashley helped me pass my high school French midterms! She made the material super easy to understand (even the impossibly difficult conjugations), and gave me a ton of confidence in myself.
Laurie
Ashley was such a great help to me in my pursuit of acting! Her thoughtful yet kind approach made me feel at ease, and she taught me many helpful tools to improve my performance. I highly recommend you study with Ashley!
Cody R.
I have been thrilled with my lessons with Ashley! She is exceptionally skilled and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged. Acting can make one feel very vulnerable, so I appreciate that studying with Ashley has given me a safe space to grow and experiment with my craft.
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Ashley L.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 to 20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ashley L.

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Hello all! Acting is a passion of mine and in my teaching lessons I would like to have many facets to enable each actor to become more confident, skilled, and comfortable in their acting. Each lesson will be tailored to each specific student, but what my goals are is to introduce stage acting , film acting, audition tips, cold reading, acting while singing, adding material to your notebook for last minute auditions, and just to enhance your ability to live a life on stage or on film as it if it were reality. Thank you for your interest and I hope to work with you!
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About Ashley

Hello! My name is Ashley, and I am a singer, actor, and dancer living in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Southern Wesleyan University in 2017. I teach, but I also still study myself! My belief is that a good teacher never stops learning. I study opera

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Melanie
Ashley is a caring, competent instructor with real-life, current stage experience. As as a singer, dancer, and actor herself, she knows what she is talking about, because she is an excellent performer in her own right, and she knows what it takes. She truly cares about each student and wants a great experience for each of them. I highly recommend her!
Timothy
Ashley is knowledgeable, personable, kind, and a consummate professional. I absolutely love working with her.
Jayme
Ashley has been amazing! She is easy to work with. My daughter has learned so much in a short time. She has been able to give helpful tips to increase her range while sounding effortless. I can definitely hear the growth and change in her voice. Ashley has taken her natural talent and grown it. I know it will get better each week. Ashley knows exactly what to work on to bring out the qualities of her voice. So thankful for her knowledge and guidance.
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Laurence M.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Drama from LaGuardia H.S. of the performing arts/ SUNY Purchase
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Laurence M.

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Fundamentals, working "on camera", scene and monologue analysis, sense memory, audition techniques and much more. Each class tailored specifically for what you need and want to achieve.

About laurence

There are many types of acting teachers and drama coaches out there to choose from. If you'd like to work with someone highly trained, experienced and motivated to get your career started or progressing I'd like to help. I bring over 20 years of principle Film, TV & Stage work with some of the bigge

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Extremely helpful and insightful .
Crystal
Acting is so much more than being a great actor for the role. I was looking for a teacher with a great resume who could also share more about the whole experience. Laurence has been acting for over 25 years has that real experience and longevity in the field. He was warm, encouraging and also challenged me in a great way. I was a bit intimidated at first but he made it fun. Highly recommend!
Tedecia
Laurence is a very insightful, thoughtful and experienced teacher. Having worked in, and studied both film and theatre he has wealth of knowledge to share. Go to him if you have that audition you really want to nail or are feeling like your’ s lost your mojo.
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Vandi E.

85 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, Spanish
  • Cosmetology & Cosmetology Instructor from Gadsden State Community College
  • Awarded Graduate Student of the Year in Voice from University of Akron
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Vandi E.

85 Reviews
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I've been teaching acting for several years and my students have gone on to pursue film, perform in community and school productions, gotten into college programs, and pursue careers in acting. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to perform a monologue and as time goes on you'll have a full repertoire of monologues and skills ready to go! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels, and I can't wait to meet you!

About Vandi

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music. Credentials: Russian Opera Workshop-Philadelphia 2020 Opera Programs Berlin-2020

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Neal P.
Vandi is an excellent teacher. She is patient, very good natured, and fun. I highly recommend Vandi.
Gardner H.
I was pretty nervous at first, more uncomfortable than nervous I suppose, but Vandi was quick to put me at ease and as we started working through different exercises and ideas I became more comfortable and got more out of my time with her. She's super nice and has a natural warmth about her that is welcoming and encouraging. .
Neal P.
Vandi is so warm and real. She is patient and gently corrects my mistakes. I can already hear a difference in the quality of my speech.
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship from Westminster Choir College of Rider University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
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I believe, wholeheartedly, that with the right teaching and encouragement, anyone can learn to become an actor. Both children and adult beginners will have a great time playing acting "games", (i.e. exercises) that encourage creativity and freedom of artistic expression.

About Heather M.

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio and

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Michael B.
She is very knowledgeable about music. My grandson is taking lessons with her and looks forward to his lesson.
Clarissa
great first lesson--thank you!
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $190
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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As an actress of 19 years, I love teaching my students the art of telling a story. I started my training in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts program, following on to Interlochen Arts Academy and eventually private training in Los Angeles. I have credits in regional theater, television (Netflix's Dear White People, The CW's Worst Birthday Ever, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything), countless national commercials, and more. Together, we will explore several different methods including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky, imagining, and more, to create your own unique method. I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, we'll assess your goals, learn how to break down a script, and choose an acting method to start with. As we go on, we will build a repetoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and develop your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conser

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Storm S.
I have only had one lesson with her but she is amazing. She has already gotten me exploring and learning new things that I haven’t even learned while trying to obtain my degree. Ellysa has a lot of insight about the industry that I appreciate and I am very excited to continue working on my artistry with her.
Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.

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"David is an incredible teacher, he makes sure you’re comfortable and always makes sure you’re following his instructions and tips!"
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"Yvette is a wonderful teacher!"
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Took Acting lessons from Yvette R.
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"Kelsey is a great teacher and is wonderful at adapting the class to my needs. I highly recommend her."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"LaMarcus is not only a great actor but a wonderful coach. He listens. And that's one of the most important things an actor/actress can do. To listen and to react. He's one of the best there is at being natural, a quality lost on a lot of people these days. Trust in him and know that you are being coached by one of the BEST."
William
Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Daniil has been more than just an acting "instructor". He is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to both acting technique, business side of acting, and huge motivational supporter. He is always up to date and resourceful with knowledge about auditions, shows, names of people that you should you know about or get to know. If he believes in you then you're a lucky pupil, because above all his knowledge and talent is his dedication; not only to his craft but to yours."
Sergio
Took Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"My daughter just got done with her first lesson with David and the excitement she has is off-the-charts! She was naturally extremely nervous before the lesson, but I was not as David took the time to have a lengthy call with me a few days prior. He provided so much information, answered all of my questions, and provided the calm I needed with starting a new online program for my 15 yo daughter. She’s already preparing for her next lesson."
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Very nice and informative. Enjoyed the lesson."
Taylor
Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Great lesson, great direction, and extremely helpful with furthering my knowledge and practice. Especially for a student with zero acting experience coming into the lessons.

I’m extremely excited about the future."
William
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"He's very intuitive. He is good at explaining and teaching in such a detailed, fun way. I learned alot from him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor who can teach you the best information and techniques."
Elaine
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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