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Dennis J.

Dennis J.

I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions. For Voice Acting, we'll cover the various elements including: pitch; loudness; speed; rhythm; tone; prosody; variables and variations; character elements; use of dramatic and comedic pauses; emotion; enunciation; emphasis; pace; intervals; nasal continuents; u-glide; musicality; timing, and more. We'll study mic technique, what to do and what to avoid. We'll study how to prepare your script, including identifying and using key words, and script shorthand. We'll explore what to expect in the studio, how to work with a producer, how to work with a sound engineer, and how to work with other voice actors. We'll apply the elements of Voice Acting to the study of voice artistry, video game voiceovers, commercial voiceovers, audiobook narration, character voices, dialects, documentary vo, reading short stories, auditions, and more. We'll cover: vo markets; how to develop leads; how to cultivate clients; what to expect from a client; how to audition; and how to deliver work that will make the client happy. We can also explore how you can create your own basic home studio, including microphone, software, interface, computer, headphones, and sound blankets.
/30 mins
Ashley C.

Ashley C.

Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more. For beginners who are simply interested in trying something new, your creativity is your GOLD, and I am excited to work with you as you treat yourself to exploring the world of storytelling and as you honor what YOU have to say. Time to leap!
/30 mins
Vandi E.

Vandi E.

I work as a professional actor, voice over artist, and audiobook narrator. We can work on speech for the actor, dialects, how to make a career in the industry, and more!
/30 mins
David T.

David T.

Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.
/30 mins
J W.

J W.

Have you always wanted to be an actor? Want to learn some of the essential acting techniques? Ready to shake off the rust and get back on stage? I will help you to build confidence also help you build a solid foundation of acting methods and techniques all while tailoring them to your personal goals. It is my goal to give you a WOW experience like no other and inspire you to make the next steps within your goals. My acting classes are filled with fun, laughter, excitement and will help motivate you to pursue your dreams in life. Let me help you reach you goals so that you may share your gift with the world. #SupportTheArts
/60 mins
Kelsey J.

Kelsey J.

These lessons are for students wanting to pursue a voice artist career or for students who are wanting to improve their speaking voice for professional and/or personal goals. I will teach students how to strengthen their speaking voice, improve voice clarity, speaking from the diaphragm, changing tone, building inflections and creativity, and so much more!
/45 mins


Acting with your voice is an art. From expressing emotions to accents to creating totally new voices I can coach you and help you book the job! Many of my students are now with agents and working in the VO industry.
/30 mins
Darius J.

Darius J.

I am a highly engaging and truly devoted teacher. In every session, we will work on a scene or monologue and you'll be guided through the entire process of acting. Learning script analysis, character development, imagination strengthening, audition technique, expressivity, mastery of the mechanisms of the body & voice, and confidence like you've never known!
/30 mins
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Gabriel is an amazing coach. He takes the time to explain in detail how to discover a character in an easy to understand way. As a beginner he has really helped me learn to break down a script and und

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