Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Jockabed
"Ilka is a wonderful modeling coach. She took the time to work with my daughter one and one. She is patient and love what she is doing. Very profesional an
d responsible. I recommended 100%"
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by Chianna
"Only a couple lessons thus far and fabulous!! Looking forward to witnessing his gift and potential to help my duaghter shine."
Las Vegas, NV teacher:
Review by Bridgette
"Alexandra has been great! She has really taken my skill to the next level. She's very talented and really knows how to break down a scene. She's so pas
sionate about what she does that it makes it fun to learn from her - she is always so patient and takes the time to work through any issue I'm having. I'm already seeing a difference in my auditions! I highly recommend working with her!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Lily
"My daughter really enjoyed working with Jessie M. I noticed a huge difference in her presentation for acting and facial for dance, after just ONE lesson.
We are excited to see what happens next!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by manish lodaya
"I rate Simona very highly, both as a magician and a great teacher. She went out of her way to work with my seven year old son. It was heartening to see he
r teach and he be totally engrossed into learning the tricks. My son gained a lot of confidence and now goes about showing the tricks to his friends with proficiency. Simona is a quality teacher, disciplined, professional, timely and easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn magic be it a child or an adult."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Edith
"Gisselle is a thorough and an effective ballet instructor! She is hands on and guided me through each sequence. I really enjoyed my first session and lear
ned a lot! Thank you so much !!"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Michael
"Stephanie is such a great instructor. She knew things about me and we never even met. She's sweet, funny, helpful, and informative. You'll have a great ti
me and she listens and answers questions incredibly. Trust me, if you're looking for a great teacher, Stephanie is the one. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Hilo, HI teacher:
Review by Kim
"Dr. Jeanne made me feel more than comfortable on my initial visit. I literally felt right at home. She has opened my eyes to a whole new world and way of
thinking when it comes to speech. I went in thinking I was only going to go for a few sessions but after today I am definitely extending my time to utilize her talents. I am confident she will guide me where I need to be for my business endeavors."
Washington, DC teacher:
Dr. Jeanne S.
Review by Brennan
"For any and all acting coachings, Aaron is simply the best. I have worked with Aaron in both private monologue coachings and in group improv acting classe
s, and he has treated every class with enthusiasm, joy, and exceptional intelligence. As a teacher, Aaron is extremely knowledgable and well-trained when it comes to acting technique, but most importantly, he encourages exploration of a piece, and will be with you every step of the way as things get tough. Aaron is quick to pinpoint trouble spots, but will present you with viable solutions on how to fix them. He is encouraging and inspiring, the kind of teacher who makes you feel special and excited to succeed. And personally, Aaron is a fun, funny, goofy, and charming guy who you will love spending time with. I couldn't recommend him highly enough!"
*** Lesson Details *** NOTE: I prefer to teach students ages 11 & up. I will accommodate younger students, but as vocal development is a direct reflection of physical development (the instrument is
the body), we will be unable to delve deeply into technique. Instead, the curriculum for younger students will include musicianship and piano skills; they will be more of music lessons that incorporate singing rather than "vocal" lessons. My current studio consists of all sorts of singers including classical, musical theater, R&B, and pop. In classical voice lessons, we will be learning songs not only in English, but also Italian, German, and French. Classical voice lessons may not be for everyone, however, and we will learn repertoire that suits the interests of each student.
I emphasize a basic knowledge of music theory, because it's important for a singer to not only know how to sing, but to also understand the music he or she is singing. I will incorporate music theory into the lessons, starting with basics such as learning how to read notes.
I believe in making sure the singer is comfortable and confident. The environment you will be learning in is open and non-threatening because a singer needs a place to explore his or her voice. I encourage my students to make mistakes and to keep the lines of communication as open as possible. Singers are perfectionists, and we're constantly telling ourselves what we do wrong- we don't need someone else enforcing that negativity.
I concentrate on a classical vocal technique, with proper posture, efficient breathing, lack of facial and body tension, and healthy vocal production. I believe that it is important to have a strong foundation of healthy technique no matter what style of singing. My teaching style and lesson focus will be different for each individual person, and I'm very flexible in adapting to each singer's needs and personality.
I am a very understanding teacher, and very patient, but I will push you to work to your potential! What you put into these lessons and your practicing is what you will get out of it. I am not strict, but I do expect dedication, passion, and respect. I am a very enthusiastic and energetic teacher, and lessons with me will be fun, productive, and encouraging.
If I sound like the right teacher for you, please arrange a trial lesson to see how well we work together!
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room, piano, full-length mirror, comfortable seating for parents
*** Specialties *** *Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students. I specialize in classical singing- applicable to any style of singing!
Margaret W. June 23, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Belinda is a wonderful teacher. She has been very patient with me and taught the lesson in a step by step way, helping & directing me to know what I should be looking for. I enjoyed very much to have her as my instructor.
Mercedes M. March 15, 2015
In home Verified Student
Belinda is an amazing teacher I have been doing lessons with her since January,and she is amazing fun,she will help you with anything your having a problem with, and I so Recommend her :)
Kerry H. February 12, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I have been working with Belinda for a little over 2 years. Every lesson, she challenges me to be better than before. What I love most about her style, is she customizes her style of teaching for the student. I am a very imagery oriented person, and she always helps me to visualize things in ways that makes sense to me. My singing has dramatically improved during my time with Belinda, and I would recommend her to anyone in a heart beat. Every lesson is different, every lesson is challenging in a new way, and every time I walk away feeling like that was the best lesson I've ever had. Thank you Belinda!!
Hi! My name is Kaira. I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students learn vocal and acting techniques that will help them in any audition and/or performance. My nu
mber one goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident while on stage. So, I have some successful techniques that will definitely help you achieve your goals. I have been a performing artist for about 20 years; attending a creative and performing arts high school, receiving a Theatre Arts B.A from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a M.A in Television, Radio, Film from Syracuse University. I have also sung for (worked with) many accomplished celebrities such as: Loretta Devine, Nick Cannon, Reba McEntire and Ike Turner. In addition to performing on stage I worked with networks like: Discovery, WB Network, Clear Channel radio in production and as a Casting Director. You can expect to have fun during our sessions. So, be prepared to have a great time while learning. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Acting – I have taught all kinds of acting, including Audition Skills, Shakespeare, Stage, Film & TV, Dramatic, Comedic, whatever. I also have quite a bit of experience performing in all those arenas.
Also, I have a relationship with one of the best management agencies in the area. She takes my referrals very seriously because she knows I know what I'm doing.
Voice – Anyone can sing. If you want to and have always thought you couldn't, you will be delighted when I prove you wrong. If you're a serious singer, no matter what style of singing you do, you should train classically. It's just the best way to train the delicate muscles used in singing.
I am an excellent coach, at any level. I will teach you how to OWN the song. That's what keeps people coming back. However, as an instructor, I am better with beginners.
Speaking – Ever lost your voice because you were talking too much? Every professional speaker I know of has. YOU DON'T HAVE TO. It's simply a matter of knowing the correct way to produce the sound. That's easy for me to teach.
Writing – I have been a professional writer and editor for over eight years; I have books, articles, posts, newsletters, etc. published. The point of grammar is to facilitate communication, NOT to be right. I can teach you practical grammar, not just correct grammar. I can show you how to make your words flow and be easily read. If there are typos in here, please understand you should never proofread your own work.
Nutrition/Alternative Medicine – I have been in this field for over 25 years. I am certified as a Sports Massage Therapist and most of my experience is in that area, but over the years, I have garnered quite a bit of usable knowledge.
Meditation – There is no one right way to meditate. You don't even have to be still to meditate, although it's a good place to start. We'll find a way(s) that's right for you.
Patricia October 27, 2016
Susan is a very educated acted teacher, she has helped me trumendously with my acting and is very kind! I couldn't ask for a better acting teacher!
Cristal M. September 21, 2016
In studio Verified Student
She's a great teacher my daughter was shy at first and once she started understanding everything she felt confident and loved the class.
Patricia September 8, 2016
In studio Verified Student
She is very educated in the acting field and I know I will learn a lot from her!
David is the former Creative Director at Baltimore’s newest art incubator, the Motor House, the Founding Program Manager for the Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Allianc
e, and Executive Board Member/ Associate Artistic Director for Arena Players Inc.
He graduated from Morgan State University with a BA in Theatre, and received an MFA from the New School for Social Research.
He returned to Baltimore in 2005 to work as a full time at Morgan State University and since then he has been a facilitator and major catalyst; in bringing together diverse segments of the performing arts community. David is also the former Managing Director for Run of the Mill Theater “It’s Anything But!”, a not-for-profit community theatre here in Baltimore.
He has also worked with several Art Education groups in Baltimore as the lead theater consultant, both in the classroom and at community centers.
David has facilitated and instructed university and college students in the fundamentals of theater, acting, advanced acting, voice, and theater history.
Trish Bradley January 12, 2017
Speaking Voice ·
Mr. Mitchell was a joy to work with. He brought out an inner voice I never new I had. He also gave me a vocal technique that will serve me on and off stage. Thanks D!
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