Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Clarrisa
"Loved my experience with Mrs. Fletcher! Since this was my first acting lesson ever, she took the extra time to explain things to me and to make me feel c
omfortable. I can't wait for my next lesson."
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Brance
"Kelly brings West Coast tranquility to New York City. She is a passionate teacher and devoted to producing the best results from her students. She doesn'
t have the rat race mentality, like most in the Big Apple, and isn't afraid to take her time growing and developing, both as an artist and teacher. As her mentor/director, I saw how eager Kelly was in learning and striving towards bettering herself. She's a thinker and a doer; a beautiful soul."
New York, NY teacher:
Kelly Ann D.
Review by Matt
"Briana was a very enthusiastic teacher and had very interesting lesson plans. She strives for student improvement and always keeps class fun. I would defi
nitely recommend her as a dance instructor!"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Natalie
"I thought he was fantastic, absolutely fantastic. He answered a lot of my questions. He had an easy going manner that made me feel comfortable and right a
t home. He gave me a lot of information I didn't even think to ask. Also told me things that he expects from me that would benefit me."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Karen (Kari)
"Milton J. was on time and a complete professional.
For someone reentering the field of Acting and Musical Theater, Milton J was a perfect choice. He has
range in his skill set to address any kind of Music and Theater genres. I was so impressed, once we really had started on the lesson of what he has in his lesson. Quite a lot to do, that is deep behind the scenes and pre-performance set-up for the student to preset for a chararacter to come out of us. This, I remember from my Professional Acting for Television and Film days was what is called Actors Homework...in LA you are 2 scenes in before my former LA Teacher began to explain the pre-set tech that Milton J came with, right from the start. Awsome teacher!"
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Leana
"Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve."
Hello everyone! I've been singing since the age of 3 and performing since the age of 6. I am not only an experienced music teacher with a passion for music and teaching, but an experienced performer, and songwriter. I started performing at a young age with the Columbia School of Theatrical Arts, and as I grew older I studied different techniques such as speech level singing, classical, and even techniques from Brett Manning, one of the most amazing vocal coaches today who teaches artists such as Haley Williams from Paramore. I have experience performing many styles of music, and also was a voi
ce major in college. The students I teach will benefit from my contemporary techniques, and can learn to sing in almost any style of music they choose.
*** Lesson Details *** Do you want to learn how to sing your favorite song just like the artist? I can teach you the techniques! Or how about how to make a cover song your own based off of your own unique voice? We can work together to find, develop, and build the amazing qualities that you have in your voice. I will not only work on aspects of what you would like to improve on with your voice personally, but I will make an individual plan for you that will dramatically improve your voice! I will work with you individually to strengthen any weakness you may have in a fun environment. I am fun, encouraging and motivating! When asking students to do any vocal exercises, I will explain what the certain exercise does to improve your voice so that you can have the knowledge you need to be a good vocalist, and not just know how to sing properly. You will learn many things in lessons and what I teach you will vary on where you are vocally.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a keyboard, CD, Boom box, music sheets, etc. Students do not need to provide anything.
*** Specialties *** Speech level singing method, classical techniques, singing success, various genres including: pop, blues, contemporary, and musical theatre. I utilize the different techniques I have learned through proper classical training, but mix it with contemporary methods I have learned from speech level singing methods.
Ashley October 31, 2016
Lynzi has been giving me lessons since August and I have improved a lot. When I started with her I was struggling with rhythm and tempo but once we started she made everything seem so easy. She explains everything so well and makes sure you understand. I have had many piano teachers but Lynzi has been the best piano teacher that I have had so far. Lynzi cares about the lesson and the person taking it.
Julie W. April 8, 2016
In studio Verified Student
As an older student with some musical experience, Lynzi did a great job of targeting what I need to work on to improve my voice. I've got exercises to work with at home and I'm excited for my second lesson. I was nervous for all of about 2 seconds; Lynzi quickly put me at ease.
Tatum K. March 30, 2016
In home Verified Student
Lynzi is so patient with my daughter and brings out her natural talent and confidence. We absolutely love her!
***My Takelessons Blog Posts:*** http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-in-famous-Shakespeare-plays http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-have-stage-presence
My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have two Master's Degrees in Education (Higher Ed. and Teaching and Learning with Technology), and am working on another M.A. currently in History. I have a tutoring business of my own, working with excellent education partners like Takelessons.
My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and my sp
ecialization is geared in three arenas:
1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, Oriental, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science).
2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the research for them), essays, creative writing - everything to do with papers you ever wanted to know.
3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including the aforementioned Will Shakespeare.
***My Promise to You***
I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach "to the test", I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking and answering questions, as well as providing information.
***My Expectation of You***
That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, come with not just the willingness to learn and have fun, but the expectation to do both.
*The Humanities* The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.
*Papers* Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.
*Drama* I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.
Chanda S. December 5, 2016
Online Verified Student
We have very lively discussions which are less like lectures and more like questions and answers. Since Larry is very knowledgeable, he is flexible in where we take our lessons. We've started with Classic Greek but we've also delved into other periods. This makes it quite enjoyable, since it's nice to be able to bounce around at times.
Chanda S. November 7, 2016
Online Verified Student
Jane September 12, 2016
ACT English ·
Online Verified Student
Great teacher - knows how to guide you - looking forward to my next lesson.
Katheryn is an accomplished pianist/singer (competitively training and performing for over 12 years). She has been teaching private piano/vocal lessons since 2012 – opening her practice to beginners and intermediate students – and eventually joined the East Valley Rocks family in early 2014. There she started the “East Valley Kids Choir” group, organized several summer theater camps and classes, and also began to learn the basics of sound recording and engineering. She has taught multiple choir classes within East Valley schools (including East Valley High School and Bella Vista Prep), in addi
tion to performing piano and vocals on stage – locally and across the states. Katheryn also has a background in the piano industry, giving her the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of the piano business and to learn about the instruments needed to succeed.
Her lessons are structured to accommodate each individuals learning styles. With a classical base, Katheryn is able to provide an extensive theory education for each student in a format they will engage in and fully embrace with confidence. Her unique lesson styles and techniques will keep all children/adults enthusiastic and inspired to expand their music knowledge and keep practicing! Katheryn is currently exploring a variety of universities and colleges to pursue a higher musical education.
Hi, there! My name is Kathleen Butler Gravatt and I am a Veteran Actress. I adore teaching and my methods are unique, fun and personalized.I am a certified Teacher in Arizona. I went to ASU and earned a degree in Speech Communications and Secondary Education in 1984. I continued to earn a Master's Degree in Acting working with Tony Award Winning Professionals.Only 8 of us were selected from across the country for this exclusive program.I am experienced in Acting, Creating the Character, Comedy, Diction, Public Speaking, Auditioning, MONOLOGUES!! , Stage Fright, Commercials,Acting for Singing,
Improv, Contemporary to the Classics, Stage Movement, etc.I can come to you, Skype,...we can find a space. Check out my photos on FB. Everyone calls me KAT
I am currently enrolled in the honors program at Scottsdale Community College and will be transferring to Arizona State University next year. I am working towards a triple major in psychology, biology, and mathematics. I am ultimately striving towards my goal of being a child psychiatrist.
I am capable of tutoring many aspects of studies. My strengths lie in math, reading, writing, ballet, and science. I have over six years of experience working as a nanny and have been a consistent homework helper. In addition, I have been tutoring math at my college.
Math is one of my favorite subject
s! I am currently working as a math tutor at my college and I have tutored children that I have nannied in every level of mathematics.
I love tutoring all ages and I look forward to helping my students reach their academic goals!
Tommy May 18, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Melinda has helped my son bring his grade up rapidly. We are signing on for next year! Thank you!
Larry February 23, 2016
Melinda is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. She has helped my daughter understand the concepts that she was struggling with in trigonometry. After her weekly sessions with Melinda, she feels prepared and confident for her tests.
Sara January 15, 2016
Pre Calculus ·
My sessions with Melinda have helped my understand Precalculus much better.
Contemporary dance. Youve probably seen it on famous dance television shows like So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars, but do you actually know what contemporary dance is? With roots in several different styles of dance, like ballet, hip hop, and modern dance, contemporary dance emerged in the mid-1900s and quickly became one of the most popular dance styles in the Western world. If you are interested in any kind of dance, studying contemporary dance for beginners is a great wa …
Contemporary Dance for Beginners: What Do You Need to Know?
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Learn Bollywood Dance Moves From These 5 Movies
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