Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Brian Herzig
"Joanne got my son started in acting and helped him secure two regular roles on two TV shows"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jacob
"I do not speak lightly when I say that no one could ask for a teacher more knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated to their students than Aaron Farenback-B
rateman. I put "Acting" as the subject above, but in truth, Aaron has taught me so much more. We met at a summer camp, French Woods, two years ago. He directed me in a production of Inherit the Wind, while simultaneously teaching me and several other kids in an Improvisation Troupe. Through both, he showed discipline and above all else a commitment to learning, making sure that his cast and troupe were growing from their experiences.
This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with him once more, this time in a musical, 9 to 5, while again being taught by him in Improv Troupe. As I had grown as an actor in the past year, I expected to have a different dynamic with him as my director. Not only did he recognize my growth and adjusted his teaching style accordingly, he pushed me further and further, never letting me settle until I reached my full potential. The same occurred with Improv Troupe; because so many of the members this year were the same as last year, he was able to build upon his teachings, and give us more complex exercises to test our skills and help us grow as improvisers.
Of course, I consider Aaron more than just a teacher: I consider him a friend as well. He is always more than willing to set aside personal time to talk and joke around once the work has been completed. Some of my fondest memories of Aaron are chatting after rehearsal, asking him for advice, or just having a laugh. This past summer I even got to coach several monologues with him privately, and I personally believe that I approach some pieces completely differently now because of his training. Aaron stops at nothing to foster growth in his students, while still fostering friendships with them. If I were to describe him in one word, it would be this: non-stop. He has an unstoppable drive that makes him one of the best acting, improv, and comedy teachers I've ever had. I can give no higher recommendation."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Lara
"I really enjoyed our lessons with Dr. Tem. He is friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable. He gave me excellent feedback on my ideas and I could not ha
ve completed my assignments on time without his help. Thank you!!!"
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Linda
"Ms. Dietlinde is a thorough, well rounded, competent, creative and artistic voice acting teacher who uses visual helps me to convey various emotional laye
rs of a character in German Lider that she worked on with me. Consequently I was able to sing vividly with those image in mind. Her being a voice acting teacher has contributed something I didn't know before I met her. Additionally her warmth, enthusiasm and passion for life fuels the energy of each lesson which allowed me not only enjoy the technique part of the lesson but her personality as well."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Sophia
"Ferlyn was awesome with my daughter who had never taken ballet lessons but is a gymnast......even though my daughter had quite a workout, she was excited
for her next lesson.....my daughter is rather shy and I feel made a great connection with her.....Thanks Ferlyn!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Jane
"Connie knows how to put a student immediately at ease. Lessons are fun, interesting, and informative. The depth of her knowledge and experience is amazing
If you are looking for a coach to work with as an actor/music artist or screenwriter in a studio that is supportive lets work. I work with all levels of artists so don't be afraid to take the leap and
go after your dream. We will work on monologues, scenes, cold readings, audition technique, music performance and songwriting in a studio that is supportive. I am constantly working with screenwriters helping them tweeze out their characters, so writers...don't hesitate to call. I am a SagAftra and Equity member and a Critic's Circle Award winner/ I trained in New York City and at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and in Los Angeles. If you don’t have access to a teacher where you live you absolutely can study effectively online. I'll not only collaborate with you to stretch your acting/music or writing chops but I'll also help you understand the industry and how you fit in to it. I am generous with what I know and have been in the industry my entire life. I care about the artist. For Parents of Minors: I'm available to help you understand this somewhat confusing industry. I was a young actor/performer in the industry myself.
More about Kathryn 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. I 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 I 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. I have been coaching actors and musicians and developing artists ever since. My background in acting and singing performance comes from the Method. Musicians, Bring or have (online) your instrument. Recording Studio Vocal Coaching Available - Vocal Coaching Music Performance - Technique and Performance coaching Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars Grand Piano Electric Piano Uke Cello Drum Kit
Caroline S. December 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to help. Understands music and character and critiques in a way to get you were you want to go! Great instructor!
Danielle Y. August 26, 2016
In home Verified Student
Kathryn was great!! My daughter was very nervous before the lesson but when she was done she came out smiling and very happy. Thank you.
Dawn N. August 17, 2016
Audition Prep ·
Online Verified Student
Kathryn was awesome! The lesson was very informative, and we had a lot of fun! I look forward to our next lesson :-)
Mezzo Soprano, Nicole Birkland is a professional opera singer based in Napa, California. She has worked with The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and has been a youn
g artist with Merola Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.
Ms. Birkland is a pupil of voice teacher Jean McDonald who she has been studying with for 18 years. She passes on what her teacher has taught her, while adding her own touch and personal experiences as a professional singer.
She loves to work with beginners who are learning to sing for the first time as well as experienced singers of all genres. She also has experience teaching choir and music from K-12. Ms. Birkland's experience and understanding of differentiating styles allows her to teach in any genre.
Hello, My name is Sara and my mother is Japanese from Kobe, Japan and my father is Caucasian American. I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and I now work as a bilingual, full-time actor in b
eautiful Northern California. I'm looking forward to working with you on reaching your goals for 2016! Whether you want to study acting or Japanese, I'd like to talk about what you wish to accomplish with our time together. Your goals are important to me and I wish to help support you on your journey towards achieving them.
I've been mentoring actors for the past four years and have have been teaching Japanese and English for 3 years. A friend suggested I start teaching online after I told him about my desire to offer affordable acting lessons to anyone who was passionate about it, but had no resources. So here I am and I'm also offering Japanese lessons since I know it can be hard to find a Japanese teacher/tutor as well.
I have a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Education from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and have a certificate of completion from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco for completing their Classical Acting Intensive course. In addition to my western training I was an apprentice at Theatre of Yugen where I studied the dramatic art of Noh and Kyogen theatre for 3 years.
I've also taught Japanese 101 during college as part of my course work for Teaching Japanese as a Second Language as well as beginner Japanese to 5-7 graders at a local elementary.
And I also was an assistant English teacher for 2 years in Japan teaching Junior High School and working as a primary visiting teacher for over 40 elementary schools. Although my work was to teach English, because of my Japanese ability, I often worked as a substitute teacher and also translated documents for the local City Hall.
I can't wait to meet you and to work with you on pursuing your 2015 aspirations!
Shraddha January 16, 2017
Online Verified Student
Shreyansh T. January 15, 2017
Online Verified Student
She was very nice and kind. And I loved all of the techniques that she provided for my son. It helped him a lot
Rachel January 9, 2017
Voice Acting ·
Online Verified Student
Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school
. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elementary students aged 4-9, so I am ready for whatever you've got! I have also appeared on stage in various settings including opera, musical theater, solo work and even the occasional karaoke night. I am willing to work with your schedule and offer scholarships to those who are willing to earn them!
Lily January 17, 2017
My son is enjoying his lessons. He was very excited after the first lesson. He is very glad to have this opportunity to learn the violin.
Jack N. January 17, 2017
In studio Verified Student
Very good Quick to compliment 5 stars
Santiago R. November 28, 2016
In studio Verified Student
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