Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Ariel
"Kenneth is an awesome choreographer! He really breaks down each step until you get it. He makes class fun by using music you can definitely groove to and
and pushes you to dance your best! Always a fun time!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Kenneth Jordan M.
Review by Rebekah
"Adam is a great teacher. What I like most about him is he does not beat around the bush and he will tell you the truth. He's easy to work with and he has
helped me to understand the art of acting better. He's easy to get along with and he is very knowledgable about various topics. I am even considering signing my younger sibling up to take lessons with him as well. Choosing Adam as my teacher was my first step towards succes!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Rabi Warda
"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, tha
nks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Vaughan
"Da-Rell is amazing!!!!! The lesson was for my ten year old son and far exceeded our expectations. My son was so excited after his first lesson and he gave
it ten out of ten! Da-Rell has a very personal approach I can envision that he is an amazing teacher for anyone!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by lisa
"I've watched Connie mentor and instruct children and young adults on three different film sets, and it's always been right on target. If in the middle of
a hectic shoot (when many directors are pulling out their hair and screaming), she can reach and teach (the kids are totally receptive to her instruction), I can only imagine what she can do with a student in a one-on-one session. I highly recommend her."
Winchester, VA teacher:
Review by minerva
"I've tried a couple of acting experience & Mia was very amazing. I cant wait for my next lesson."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Linh
"Very patient and willing to help students/dancers excel if given the chance. His choreography is really slick and fluid and will really bring out your jo
y of dance. I would definitely learn/dance with Kenneth again just to experience his choreography and teaching style."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Kenneth Jordan M.
Review by Lisa
"Wendy was a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and knowledgeable and really knows what she is doing. She was a pleasure to work with and I would highl
y recommend her to any student for any subject that she teaches"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Carlos
"David's passion and experience in acting gave me the confidence I needed to pursue this career. His approach to acting opened my eyes and made me love and
respect the arts even more. Not always you find such an amazing teacher and human being like him."
Sharon knew at a very young age that the arts were her life and doesn't remember a time when she wasn't singing, dancing and acting. She began her professional singing and acting career at the age of six years old and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She plays the piano and is a versatile musician with a strong foundation in the classical method that really rocks!! Sharon grew up in Brooklyn, NY and has trained with some of New York City's premier voice, piano and acting teachers. Sharon majored in Theater and graduated cum laude with honors in theater. She is a certified
public school theater teacher and has worked with hundreds of performing arts students. As a private instructor, she has guided her students in piano, voice, and acting. Sharon is a fun and innovative teacher. Her wealth of experiences has made her a well-rounded teacher. She has a great sense of humor with a serious commitment to her art and her students. A winning combination for you!
Janalicia S. October 27, 2016
In home Verified Student
I could not be more happier with choosing Sharon as my daughter's instructor. Her expertise in the subject she's teaching is outstanding. More importantly, my daughter loves her. She comes home bragging to everyone how wonderful her instructor is. Looking forward so many more lessons in the future.
LongN July 26, 2012
Wonderful piano lessons so far
Sharon is an excellent teacher. I have learned a great deal from her. She is enthusiastic and serious about my piano progress. I have really enjoyed the lessons and would highly recommend her.
SusanJ July 20, 2012
I love Sharon, she is leading me not only teaching me how to sing she is giving me confidence and this confidence is being carreid into my everyday life. She has an amazing voice too, a real inspiration and I recommend her - she make you really find your own voice!
I've been studying voice since I was about 14 years. I grew up doing Musical Theatre, Jazz, Choir-both church and school. I started to fall in love with opera when I was about 16 years and have not looked back. I grew up in the mid-west in the grand land of Fargo, North Dakota and then started my education in Voice Performance and Theatre in Minnesota. I received my masters degree in voice performance and a post masters degree in Opera Studies from The New England Conservatory of Music. During my time in school I have had the chance to perform both in the United States and throughout Europe i
n many different performance settings including choral, recitals, and operas. I have also been teaching a wide age range of students through out my masters and post masters degree. I have a long resume of performance experiences that I believe will be beneficial to my students. I have a love of both performing and teaching and am still actively on stage and auditioning.
*** Lesson Details *** The key component to music of any kind is to have fun. If you are not having fun then it is not worth doing. The only way to run is to crawl, walk and then run so remember that with hard work and practice you will get where you need to go. I like to start my students off figuring out where they are in their musical studies and proficiency. For some students it is about having fun and for others its about getting ready for an audition or competition but in both situations we will focus on the major components of healthy singing which include:
Posture Breath Control And relaxed vocal production
We will always start the lesson out focusing on any questions you might have from your weeks practice time. If you might be confused on something that we did the week before- I think it is important to tape your lessons with some type of recording device but if that is too expensive I will write everything down for you. We then work on some of the old vocal warm ups/ vocalizes. These are not just about warming up but also working on technique at the same time. If there is a difficult part in your music I will try to find an exercise that will make it easier to do that section of music. And then we will spend some time on different music.
I have a large variety of curriculum ranging from art song books, to aria and Broadway books. If I don't have something in my library I will try to find it so don't feel hesitate to ask if there is something that you might like to learn.
*** Studio Equipment *** Home Studio with Keyboard, there is room for parents to sit if they would like to listen to their children's lesson.
*** Specialties *** I'm classical trained soprano with a background in Opera, Art Song, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Jazz. I am open to teaching many different genres of music but have all my students learn the foundations which include some classical music. I will also do some basic theory or music knowledge depending the skill level of the student.
Nicole W. August 16, 2012
Singing Verified Student
What a wonderful teacher!
Mary always made me feel comfortable singing. Since I was a beginner, she gave me a lot of exercises to do outside our lessons to continue to strengthen my voice. In the few lessons we had, she gave me a lot to think about and I definitely learned a lot. I'm already a lot more confident with my voice and, using what she taught me, I know my voice will keep growing!
Sara is a classically trained soprano from Columbia, South Carolina, where she teaches privately from May-August. During the academic year, she is located in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches privately at Chelmsford Community Education. She is pursuing her Masters in Voice Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In July 2016, Sara received her certification in vocal pedagogy for commercial music from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Sara earned her bachelors degree in music and minor in theatre from the University of South Carolina in 2013, She
also performed professionally with Columbia Children's Theatre for two years, and worked as a church soloist in the Columbia area.
From 2013-15, Sara lived in Southern California, where she began her graduate studies in classical voice and opera at the University of Redlands. Sara taught music lessons and performed opera locally. She worked as a voice instructor at the Arts & Learning Conservatory in Santa Anna, a glee club instructor at Eastwood Elementary School, and a private voice teacher at the University of Redlands' community school program. In the summer of 2014, Sara attended the highly-esteemed Songfest 2014 program at the Colburn School in Los Angeles on fellowship.
In July 2015, Sara participated in the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, where she studied vocal pedagogy and classical art song.
Aside from her classical repertoire, Sara has sung musical theatre, rock, and pop locally. She is currently singing rock vocals for several Berklee projects. Sara has experience working with children ages 5-17 as well as adults, in varying vocal styles. She also offers help with music theory and ear-training, solfege, and acting.
Richard October 25, 2016
My daughter loves the lessons. We will come back for more lessons when our schedule opens up.
Victoria September 20, 2016
Online Verified Student
Nataly F. September 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Bryan, countertenor, graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with his Masters in Fine Arts, vocal performance in 2013. In 2010 he received his Bachelors in Music from East Carolina University in vocal performance. He received vocal instruction from Dr. Darryl Taylor, Dr. Louise Toppin, and John Kramar. His piano instructors were Dr. Keiko Sekino and Rebecca Miller. He has performed in over thirteen fully-staged operatic productions and five fully-staged musical theater productions. Bryan will start work in the Fall on his Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal perfo
rmance at Boston University.
Bryan has traveled extensively during his career throughout the U.S. as well as England, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has a firm knowledge of German, Italian, and French vocal repertory, diction, and languages while specializing in English diction for the non-native speaker and/or singer.
For the past three years Bryan has held his own music studio in Orange County, CA. While there he taught over thirty students (Ages 5-45+) voice and piano privately. Additionally he taught as a TA for UC Irvine int he subjects of Music Theory, Voice Performance, and an introductory music course for non-majors.
Ted S. April 14, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Bryan has been great to work with. He has a lot of patience, which is important for someone like me who has a very limited musical background. He is clearly well educated in singing and is able to impart his knowledge to his students. I believe that anyone who takes lessons with him has the potential to greatly improve.
cathy L. November 23, 2014 Verified Student
Bryan's concentration & stick-to-it-iveness is amazingly good!
Fresh out Berklee College of Music with a degree in composition, business, performance, and songwriting, 4 years private teaching experience, 17 years live performance experience, 21 years poetry writing experience, 8 years songwriting, composition, and high level music theory experience, This multifaceted recording artist and entrepreneur wants to teach you! Come to my home studio, book online lessons or if you live within 10 miles I can come to you!
I incorporate a vast array of music theory, voice therapy, yoga, advanced performance, and critical creative thought into all of my lesson
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