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Review by John
"Fantastic teacher who really connects with and validates students."
Jacksonville, FL teacher:
Review by Jenna
"Molly was the perfect choice for my daughter, who was preparing to audition for an academy of arts high school. Molly was so full of enthusiasm and love f
or her craft, and her energy is contagious. She was able to put my daughter at ease, assist her in memorization of her monologue, prepare her for improvisation and even have her some rudimentary vocal training. Her ability to encourage my daughters dramatic choices while gently guiding her and putting her completely at ease was magnificent. More importantly, she made everything FUN! Her work with my daughter was successful, and my daughter was able to audition with confidence and poise. Thanks to Molly, my daughter was accepted into the Academy of Arts and is on her way to an exciting high school career. Thanks, Molly!!!!!"
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Rom
"Just took a class with Stephanie and it was incredible! What a joy to work with, she will make you feel completely comfortable and by the end of the lesso
n I felt a new confidence in my acting ability. Stephanie will give you those "aha" moments we get when we are really learning from the 1st lesson. Highly recommended!"
Hilo, HI teacher:
Review by Stephen
"Erica has an amazing gift for teaching. As someone new to acting, I was a little apprehensive when I first went to the studio. However, she was welcoming,
friendly, a good listener, and presented information and feedback in a clear and encouraging way. Taking lessons from her is a blast!"
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Donna
"I first took group tap class with Miki where adult students ranged from total beginners to advanced dancers who wanted to sharpen their skills. She choreo
graphed innovative dances that could be performed on several levels, plus created an atmosphere where we felt comfortable demonstrating steps individually to show what we'd learned. When a new student started class, she was flexible enough to tailor the night's class to include him or her. I also took private classes to practice our dance for a street performance.
When the group class ended, I began regular private classes. Because of her creative choreography and interesting music choices, it's great fun to practice even basic steps."
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Keona
"I feel like I am a baby bird being encouraged to fly. Its so challenging yet so rewarding at the same time! I'm learning so much while having fun. Love it
Washington, DC teacher:
Ollie L. J.
Review by Paige
"She gets right down to it and tailors her lessons to your exact level and needs. She guides you to where you want to be. Just trust in Ollie! :)"
Washington, DC teacher:
Ollie L. J.
Review by Semiramis
"Great experience, felt really comfortable with his way of teaching and that he could pin point my weakness. looking forward to improve now."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Katrina
"We've had two lessons so far and my father and I really enjoy our time with LeAnna. She is perfect for anyone looking for a professional, caring and accom
modating instructor. My father recently injured his back and LeAnna has been able to customize a fun and enjoyable dance for my upcoming wedding. Thank you! ☺️"
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!
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!
Bacelors Degree in Education Speech, English and Theater Teacher Teacher of the Year Region 4 Corpus Christi, Texas Author of National Speech Textbook Prominent Musical Director FCHS 2001-2016 Coached 23 State Champions at CHSAA Speech State Meet Del Mar College, Corpus Christi -Speech Instructor View youtube to see more
Tammy September 24, 2016
Stage Performance ·
Mrs. Gordon took the time to help our daughter walk through building confidence on stage and helping her realize that she could act and sing. Our daughter was very shy on stage and had no confidence in herself as a singer and actor. Jeanie saw the ability in her and helped her develop it.
Can a teacher make a difference in a child's life? I say "Yes!" with confidence because I have witnessed a transformation in our daughter's life and I know that Mrs. Gordon was a part of that.
Annette August 28, 2016
Stage Performance ·
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 made 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!!!
Deb August 28, 2016
Jeanie has been an extraordinary high school theater director, consistently bringing professional level productions to stage. Kindness, attention to detail and creativity have been the hallmarks of her career. Jeanie is now sharing her talent to coach young actors and actresses. She truly has an amazing capacity to connect with kids from elementary age through high school so that they deliver compelling, authentic performances.
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