Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by John
"Never taken any kind of formal instruction on singing before, but Ms. Corey made me feel right at home."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Tori
"Ms.Corey is the best choir teacher I have ever had! She knows how to have fun while still staying on task. She made me feel VERY comfortable whenever I wa
s in her class and she made me feel very welcomed.... would totally recommend"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Raj
"I am a complete newbie in dancing and Andrew was great in helping me really enjoy dancing. I highly recommend Andrew!"
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Barbara
"Stephen has been giving our teenager daughter weekly lessons in "J-pop" dancing. Even though his background does not include this particular style, he has
done a great job of staying ahead of our daughter, and-even more importantly-encouraging and motivating her to keep at it. (Since dancing is one of the few exercises she will do willingly, this is key!) She looks forward to the weekly lesson and so do we."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Irene
"Mr. Miller is an outstanding teacher. He taught me so much about acting. Especially in my case, learning to find my voice and to look deeply into charact
er motivation. I am a poet and playwright so he also helps me prepare to present myself as a spoken word poet and to prepare for when I am in the spotlight at various events with large audiences. He is kind and genuine in his analysis of my work. I recommend him to anyone looking to perfect their craft!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Nicole
"Ever since I started working with Aaron, I’ve discovered more and more about myself as an actress and improviser. I’ve taken group improv classes from Aar
on for over a year now and more recently I have worked with him on monologues for college auditions. I honestly think he has pushed my boundaries to a point where I have grown to accomplish things far out of my comfort zone. My favorite part about working with Aaron is the constructive criticism he gives. He is incredibly insightful and honest, yet I feel as if he is always on my side. Not only is he able to pull a text apart and analyze the unspoken meanings behind every word, but he is able to get me—the student—to accomplish that as well. He always re-assures me that I am never “wrong” when it comes to my ideas. He encourages me to commit to whatever choices I see fit. I’ve always felt working with Aaron was a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable space. In the past, that was hard for me to truly find with other coaches. Whenever I work with him, the time flies by as if we are just two friends in a studio together. However, he has a phenomenal sense of professionalism. He has been extremely hands-on and dedicated to helping me grow through different exercises and techniques. If my making a break through with a monologue required for Aaron to jump around a room screaming like a crazy person, he would do it. He’s the type of coach to get 100% mentally and physically involved in a student’s progress. Aaron has helped me become so much more confident about myself as an overall performer. I highly recommend working with and spending time with him. He is amazingly down to earth, hilarious, talented, and well trained, and I cannot even imagine where I would be in my college audition process without him."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Ty
"Mary takes time to work with each individual student. Her choreography is skilled and the dancers relate to her kind personality and ability to draw chil
Houston, TX teacher:
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 Annette
"Jeanie knows her stuff! Jeanie has taught both of my children for over 10 years. The experiences my children have had are unforgettable. My daughter has m
ade it a dream to pursue acting as a career because of the experiences she had with Jeanie. My son says that Jeanie has saved his life many times because of the avenues she opened up for him. She is an incredible teacher, mentor, and friend. To give her 5 stars is an understatement. She's incredible!!!"
Denver, CO teacher:
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We all have our favorite actors from the captivating smile of Julia Roberts to Leonardo DiCaprios boyish charm but looks aside, there's plenty that goes into sustaining a successful career as an actor amid a sea of driven competitors. If youre a budding actor, dreaming about moving to LA for your big silver screen break, spending Friday night in watching reruns of your favorite movies may not be as couch-potato-ish as it sounds. In fact, studying the performances of your favorite actor is …
How to Learn Acting by Studying Your Favorite Actors
We all have our favorite actors from the captivating smile of Julia Roberts to Leonardo DiCaprios boyish charm but looks aside, there's plenty that goes into sustaining a successful career as an actor amid a sea of driven competitors. If youre a budding actor, dreaming about moving to LA for your big silver screen break, spending Friday night in watching reruns of your favorite movies may not be as couch-potato-ish as it sounds. In fact, studying the performances of your favorite actor is
Careers in Acting: On Stage and Behind the Scenes
Directors, flymen, producers, actors, and even box office staff there are so many options available to those who have a passion for the performing arts industry. All careers in acting for stage are linked by one thing: a shared love and appreciation for creating live theater.
Because of the associated pressures, and long and surprisingly unsociable hours related to the industry, many people who maintain careers in acting do so because they love what they do. Sequins dont sew themselves on du
Acting Tips: An Emmy-Winner's Time-Tested Advice for Aspiring Actors
Wondering how to be an actor on TV shows and film? Professional actor and acting coach David Tom shares his best acting tips for those looking to get into the industry...
Ive been asked many times over the years, "How can I break into the entertainment industry?" Oftentimes, that question is answered with one word: Don't!
And yet, Im writing now to say that if youre passionate about acting - go for it! If this is truly the craft you wish to pursue as a life-long career, keep reading
How to Audition for a Movie | 6 Tips for Success
What does it take to audition for a movie and make it to the big screen? Here, acting teacher Liz T. shares six important tips for success...
Are you an actor interested in learning how to audition for a movie? Now is the time to get started! Many major movies are filmed in major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, and London, and now even smaller cities are starting to boom with filming. Whatever cities you are closest to, research the local film office. Every state also has its own film o
6 Kids' Acting Games to Play With Your Budding Actor
Whether youre the parent of a budding actor, or a drama enthusiast hoping to ignite a stage spark in your child, there are plenty of cool acting games you can play at home! Acting games are used in many top drama classes and workshops because theyre really handy for developing key acting and performance skills in a fun way. Another cool thing about acting games is that they cost nothing but time and creativity, yet yield educational and personal development as well as hours of precious family
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