Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Adriano
"Jeremy Kruse is a working actor and an excellent coach who showed me how fun and rewarding a career in film and television could be. Being a student of Je
remy's for almost two whole years, I looked to him as both a mentor and a friend. He taught everything from breaking down a script to being typecast for a role; even going as far to recreate the physical conditions of an audition space. Since departing from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, he's been supportive of my own endeavors as a rising actor, both putting me in touch with a voiceover coach and encouraging me to take up improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. I began working with Jeremy my first year of highschool and have witnessed firsthand how well his contagious enthusiasm and cultivated professionalism influences his pupils, no matter their age or level of experience. Now four years later, I can say with confidence that were it not for Jeremy Kruse and my class with him every Saturday for 80 weeks, I wouldn't be as devoted as I am today to pursuing acting as a career."
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 Kayla Moore
"What an amazing coach and all around person!! Kathryn has helped me build confidence in myself as well as build my technique as an actress. I am beyond g
rateful for her knowledge, patience and kindness. I highly recommend her expertise."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Anna
"Very personable; daughter loved the lesson, took her a bit out of comfort zone which she appreciated"
Winchester, VA teacher:
Review by Nikkole
"Othell is a passionate and meticulous instructor who uses the spirit of honesty and love to guide his students to manifest the best versions of themselves
in the work. He is wholistic and specific in his approach, recognizing that learning styles vary from student to student, and curates various points of entry to the work. You'd be hard pressed to find someone more supportive, committed, thorough and experienced than Mr. Miller."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Noelia
"Excelente coach! Dirige a la estudiante a sacar lo mejor de si, las ayuda a ser mas seguras y lleva al maximo sus destrezas. Es una coach 24/7 siempre di
spuesta a dar su consejo y apoyo."
Orlando, FL teacher:
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Interested in learning how to dance? Whether you think you were born with a natural ability to "bust a move" or you're just tapping into the world of dance, you might be surprised by how helpful some how-to dance videos available online can be. Although they can't quite replace the guidance of a skilled instructor, they definitely have the ability to inspire newbies and professionals alike! With the convenience of online dance videos, you can get started learning or refining virtually every type …
Where to Find the Best How-to Dance Videos Online
Interested in learning how to dance? Whether you think you were born with a natural ability to "bust a move" or you're just tapping into the world of dance, you might be surprised by how helpful some how-to dance videos available online can be. Although they can't quite replace the guidance of a skilled instructor, they definitely have the ability to inspire newbies and professionals alike! With the convenience of online dance videos, you can get started learning or refining virtually every type
3 Ways to Overcome Shakespearean Intimidation on Stage
Most people are familiar with the storylines of famous Shakespeare plays like Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet - but when you're actually looking at the scripts, sometimes it can feel like you're reading another language! To combat this, here are some tips from Baltimore acting teacher Larry P...
Finally got that audition or that part? The one in the Shakespeare play? Suddenly overrun by the worry that the language will be too much? Confidence that has never left you before suddenly
Becoming an Actor with No Experience: Is it Possible?
Dreaming of making it big on screen or on stage, but worried you don't have the right amount of experience? Read on as teacher Matthew H. shares his advice...
While becoming an actor may seem extremely difficult in and of itself, without any experience it may even feel nearly impossible. However, what we often fail to realize is that the process alone of becoming an actor is filled with lessons that add to our overall experience and skill set. In fact, there's actually no such
How to Get Into Acting: 3 Simple Success Strategies
Wondering how to get into acting, or what exactly it takes? Here are three tips to keep in mind, from Tampa, FL teacher Matthew B...
You can be successful in the entertainment business if you are prepared and willing to work hard to achieve your goals. I have provided three simple strategies in this blog post to help you succeed in the business. Each strategy has a personal story from my own career that highlights how it has worked for me.
1. Be willing to try a job in your arts
6 Mistakes Youre Making on Your Acting Resume
Professional actors often cant help but feel a little powerless when it comes to the process of auditioning and booking jobs. Sure, from the outside people think that actors have some say in creative aspects, but your input and personal preferences are really quite insignificant in the process (well, not until you're on a Brangelina level at least). So while you're on your way to superstardom, it's smart to leverage the opportunities at hand.
The first area you have control of as an actor is t
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