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Review by Kim
"Stephanie is fantastic! By chance, stumbled upon takelessons.com while searching for an acting coach in our area. My son had always done group classes loc
ally since he was in 1st grade. But online; never! Stephanie's resume jumped out at me along with her accolades and credentials. The fact that she had a history with child actors was icing on the cake. She is great with him. Full of excitement and great pointers. This is only his 1st round of lessons. I foresee a long relationship her. Tony's? Oscars? We'll take it! And Stephanie will be right there in the front row with us."
Hilo, HI teacher:
Review by Matthew
"Daniel is an excellent teacher. He is giving our son beginner acting lessons. I highly recommend Daniel to anyone."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Sam
"Ms. Corey is probably the best teacher I've ever had. Not only does she teach music and the material, but she focuses on your hard points to help you impr
ove. She can take anyone, skilled or not, and make them an incredibly talented individual. She has helped me further my path in the musical fields. Best. Teacher. Ever."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Alia
"I learned so much already in the first lesson. I was nervous at first but she put me at ease very quickly. I'm so excited that my cheeks hurt from smiling
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Trisha
"Kelsey is so engaging and my daugthter loves learning from her. She is very flexible and her lessons are taught in a very convenient location."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Karen
"Michelle is an amazing teacher! I can't believe what I have accomplished thanks to her. Her on-line lessons are so effective and enjoyable. I am SO gra
Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role. Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), How to Succeed in Business (Smitty), Carousel, Oklahoma, Les Miserables, and Oliver (Nancy.) I received a 4-year scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA. at the University of the Pacific. Upon graduation, I entered graduate school at the University of North Texas to con
tinue my singing and piano studies, along with music theory, history, and musical video production. Upon graduating UNT, I was chosen among 200 performing arts majors to be the featured soloist at the UNT commencement ceremonies. This led to an offer to tour Italy with the Rome Festival Orchestra. For the next two summers I performed in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Rome and Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic.
*** Lesson Details *** My students progress VERY quickly! As a teacher, I can easily identify my students’ strengths and weaknesses, and plan an individualized study course. I will instill a solid set of production skills that will easily serve ANY style of music you choose (from rock to opera.) I will make for you a personalized recording for you to practice with daily. We will also work on songs you LOVE! My students will have performance opportunities every 3 months. I will prepare you for college entrance auditions, TV contests, and television appearances. My students make extraordinary progress-I want you to become one of them!
*** Studio Equipment *** 10x15 dedicated music room, piano, lovely mountain view, mirrors, microphone and sound equipment available for students. The parents of students are welcome to stay in the room with the students, if they choose.
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a piano and I will purchase the method book I want the student to use but I do require reimbursement for books and shipping if required. Student provides notebooks and pens.
*** Specialties *** Seth Riggs, Popular vocal technique "Singing For The Stars" John W. Schaum for piano
Jake G. October 11, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great first lesson!
Sienna L. October 6, 2016
In home Verified Student
Amber is amazing! My daughter has absolutely loved working with her!!!
Makayla August 12, 2016
In home Verified Student
My daughter just had her first violin lesson with Amber, who was so patient & encouraging! Looking forward to our next one and seeing the progress she makes.
Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, has taken her career from coast to coast, and abroad. She began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (Dance) and University of Utah (BFA- Theatre), Teresa has gone on to craft a dense and eclectic resume on both coasts and internationally as an Actress and as a Dancer/Choreographer (classical & contemporary works, Argentine Tango, musical theatre). Teresa’s film credits include screen time with acad
emy award winning actor, Sean Penn in “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” leading roles in independent film gems such as “Life at Bay”, “The Hideout”, and “Seven Fallen Objects.”, and stars in nationally running commercials for Dyson Vacuums and Animal Planet. Her vast theatre credit highlights include “Tango Fever”(TeatroLaTea, NYC), “Buried Child” (Aaron Davis Hall, NYC); ”Objectivity”(FischHouseThtr, SF), ”Scheme of Things”(El Portal Thtr, LosAngeles), ”Light in the Shadow”(The Complex, Los Angeles). Prior to returning to New York in the Spring of 2012, Teresa dedicated her dance career to a tango dance partnership in Warsaw where she performed, toured, taught, and also stepped in as a dance consultant to the 2011 winners of the Polish edition of "Dancing With The Stars." After her time abroad,Teresa taught/choreographed/performed full time in NYC until 2015. She is now based in her homestate of Colorado. Frequently she is a guest judge for Dance Competitions across the country. In addition, Teresa has launched a series of specialized dance programs (“Slippers to Heels: Ballet Technique & Tango Stylization”), Choreographic and Acting intensives, and specialized workshops for professional/pre-professional dancers. She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
Gail April 2, 2016
As an older person who never had ballet lesson, this could have been a very intimidating experience but Teresa was very patient and thoughtful about her instruction. She really wanted to be certain I understood the terms, technique and overall format of ballet. A great experience! I look forward to my next lesson!
Lisa April 1, 2016
She made me feel right at home, talked through every step in the sewing process, gave me pointers without taking over built my confidence while guiding me along the way
MacKenzie March 31, 2016
Online Verified Student
Teresa did an amazing job! She quickly figured out how best to work together even over Skype! Amazing!!!
Hello. I am a Colorado State and New York State-certified drama teacher. I moved to Denver recently, and I am looking for students that want to learn stage and/or film acting and audition preparation.
I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and received my B.A. in Theatre and Psychology. I earned my Master's degree in Educational Theatre from New York University in New York, New York.
I am a nurturing and high-energy teacher, and I understand different students learn differently. Shy students, you will feel comfortable, I promise!
I have worked as a professional actor in th
e theater as well as film. I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild. I have an artistic resume that I am happy to share upon request.
I love teaching acting to students that want to learn. I teach all aspects of performing: stage acting, film acting, scene study, audition preparation, voice work, etc.
I am very excited to teach in Denver!
Ellie October 16, 2016
In home Verified Student
Dana is great! She has established great rapport with my daughter and provides insight and advice while also coaching her with her acting skills. She is also helpful to us in acquiring what we need to pursue things on our agenda.
mark September 15, 2016
Dana did a great job of instilling confidence and teaching techniques my daughter could use for her audition. Thanks Dana!!
Ella August 14, 2015
Dana does an excellent job of tailoring instruction to specifically address my daughter's needs. She looks for opportunities to include my daughter in activities that she personally works on, and goes above and beyond to help her prepare to meet the goals my daughter has set. She is reliable and follows through with all things she says she's going to do!
Featured in PBS' Great Performances: Live From Lincoln Center telecast of New York City Opera's "The Magic Flute"; the Spoleto Festival's Italian telecast of "The Girl of the Golden West", directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bruce Beresford; the UC Davis Symphony's film of "Duke Bluebeard's Castle"; the American premiere of Garcia's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall; Scotland's Edinburgh Festival production of "The Consul," cast and directed by the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti; and, in NPR broadcasts of 15 of his 30 roles with San Francisco Opera; bass Gregory Stapp has performed with 100+ American a
rts groups including the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and China. He graduated from Loretto Heights College and the Academy of Vocal Arts; was appointed to the San Francisco Opera/Affiliate Artists–Opera Program; received one of SFO's inaugural Adler Fellowships; and, won prizes from the Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera, Sullivan Musical Foundation and National Institute for Music Theatre. He was vocal music director of "My Fair Lady" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" for Cherry Creek High School; taught Conducting and directed the Jazz Choir at Loretto Heights College; taught Voice at Indiana University; and, taught Conducting, Voice, Music History, Opera Workshop, Film Music History at Notre Dame de Namur University, where he also directed and conducted Opera Scenes programs and conducted "The Marriage of Figaro."
He's also taught voice privately for 40 years and his students have found joy and success. Gregory teaches regularly in Aurora, CO and Monument, CO, serving the communities and surrounding environs of metropolitan Denver and Colorado Springs.
Madison Benton August 29, 2016
Broadway Singing ·
Gregory has been more than fantastic, I have never felt more connected with music and my own voice than ever before. He helped me understand the little structures I can do with my voice and stage acting to help me excel in the future.
Madison benton November 17, 2015
Audition Prep ·
In studio Verified Student
Fantastic first lesson. He really took the time to get to know me and where I want to go with my skills.
Sharon October 14, 2015
Greg is the best instructor I have ever experienced. I appreciated his honesty and encouragement during our lessons. I am an older student so my goal was how to improve my technique and keep my voice healthy. I will always be grateful for his time and patience and sharing his wonderful talents and wisdom with me.
I am a lifelong student of many subjects. My approach to teaching is one of patience and enthusiasm. I do my best to understand the student's learning style and teach accordingly. I have been a professional actor, model, and singer for 10 years. I specialize in on-camera acting for TV commercials, industrial video, and host. Most of the modeling I've done is commercial print and live promotional modeling. I've taught acting to kids ages 6-17 for the past year, including on-camera auditioning, stage directions, script analysis, and business skills (headshot/resume, finding an agent, industry
terms, etc.). My singing experience includes pop, musical theatre, and jazz. I've coached students who believed they were hopeless, and they were pleased to discover their gifts and see growth! I am a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and have taught for 3 years, both group classes and privately. I minored in French in college and tutored beginning French. My motto: Never stop learning!
Natalie September 12, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Stacey from the very beginning was bright eyed, attentive, present and matched my enthusiasm exactly. I had a wonderful first lesson and cannot wait for next week!
Monika July 2, 2016
Stacey is incredible! I have been in love with the arts ever since I was little but was always too shy to put myself out there and study music and theater. Stacey really helped me reach out of my comfort zone and pushed me to become the best actress I can be. I felt very comfortable in all of our lessons and she is one of the only people in my life who encourages me to pursue my dreams. Every hour we spent together I learned more about the world of acting and how to audition for roles and find an agent. I highly recommend her!
Christine T. June 17, 2016
In studio Verified Student
She's amazing! I feel she truly cares about my voice and wants to help my journey as a singer and performer. She explains things so well, it makes singing and music in general easier to understand from a technical perspective. She's also auch a kind person, easy to connect with, so I feel very comfortable singing in front of her! I HIGHLY recommend Stacy!
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