Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Carol
"Allison is a very gifted screenwriter who has many insights in the craft of writing. She is friendly and helpful and gives critiques in a tactful way."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Allan
"I worked with Randy on my speaking voice. In just 5 weeks my voice for videos and presentations was much better and I had a plan for further improvements.
He's easy to talk to, non-judgemental and provides sage advice. Randy was good at prioritizing things for me to work on, which made it easy to make progress quickly. He split tasks into those that required class time and those that I could teach myself. I'm leaving with specific exercises and books to read for self-improvement."
Detroit, MI teacher:
Review by Jeff
"David has helped me grow not only as an actor. But as a performer. I have seen marked improvement in all of my work from my stage monologues, to my acting
scenes. I feel much more connected to the material and being alive within the moment"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Sarah
"He is i a great instructor and knows what he's doing, he is very flexible and has taught me a lot and given me many different opportunities, he has a lot
of experience in the business and is overall a pretty awesome teacher."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Gaana
"I absolutely loved Kelsey's teaching. I was initially nervous as it was my first class but she made me feel really comfortable. She makes the class so muc
h fun by mentioning what went well and what can be improved. Looking forward to my next class with Kelsey."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Page
"Alex was my Movement and Voice/Speech instructor in my graduate programme. I had done my undergrad in acting overseas and then moved to LA to complete my
MFA in Acting. In my undergrad programme, I absolutely detested every Tuesday and Friday when we had Movement and Voice...but all that changed when Alex became my teacher for these subjects. Suddenly these were my favourite subjects. She made me actually look forward to going to class at 9am. I looked forward to what I was going to learn next from her.
She was so attentive to ALL her students, no matter your level. She always found time to work with you in whatever you were struggling with. She really truly cared about us. It was unlike anything I'd experienced with any other teacher I'd have ever. At one point, I was victim to some intimidation from another student in my class. Alex was the first person I confided in and she guided me through what I should do and how I should handle it, she was completely there for me, even allowing me to call her past 10pm to calm me down after one particularly bad encounter with said student.
Her lessons are prepared, structured and completely engaging. Somehow she is able to detect exactly what you personally need to work on and makes sure you are offered the most appropriate advice that best suits your personal needs. I can't even quite express how much I have learnt from her in the short four months that she was my teacher. She has exposed me to so many different techniques and exercises which, through her guidance, afforded me the opportunity to choose what worked for me.
If there is one thing that you cannot deny about Alex, she genuinely cares about her students, sometime to the detriment of her own life. She is an extraordinary teacher and an even more exceptional woman.
As cliche as this is, she inspires me to not only be a better actor, but to just be a better person."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Lynnisa
"Very fun, gives you the tools you need to do better."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Cleo
"My daughter has been taking ballet lessons with Melinda for over a year now, and she absolutely adores her! Melinda is very knowledgable and I can see th
e improvement after every lesson. She truly is one of the best!!"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Thayvi
"Christian was easy to work with and helpful with his directions. Also, his flexibility with working with your schedule was a huge plus. I'm looking forwar
d to continue taking lessons with him the future!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
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