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Athena R.

New York, NY
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Emily L.

Uniontown, PA
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Tina B.

Apple Valley, CA
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Athena R.

New York, NY

Second City short form improv, UCB Long form (harold & more). Upright Citizen's Brigade. The People's Improv Theater (The Pit). Audition prep. Group Work. Comedy.

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Brandi B. November 20, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I don't know where to start! Athena is the absolute best! She is truly making my vision of song writing come true
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SethJonas March 6, 2014
Excellent Teacher

My daughter started taking lessons with Athena when she was 7. Within weeks she already was playing simple songs & loved practicing etc. Now 2 years later she has shown incredible improvements. Highly recommend Athena.
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Rachel K. March 6, 2014
Great teacher!

Athena is a super teacher - extremely knowledgeable and patient, and wonderful to work with!
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Emily L.

Uniontown, PA

Learn to think on your feet through various exercises and improvisation starters. Useful both for film and theatre actors.

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AmberH April 20, 2012
Emily is GREAT!

Emily is a great voice teacher and Sage adores and admires her very much. Sage has learned so much from Emily and we are very happy with her services. Emily always provides timely and valuable feedback and Sage looks forward to her lessons each week. Emily should be commended for a job well done; we appreciate her and so does Sage.
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RyanB March 23, 2012
What I DIDN'T Know

Emily is an awesome coach and instructor. Yes I said coach! A coach actually encourages you, and that is what she did for me. Anyway, as for the title, "What I DIDN'T Know", there were things in film auditions that I didn't know that would were actually sabotaging my chances for auditions. Emily worked on these real quick and fixed them up.Long story short, I had an audition yesterday, and using Emily's lessons's the casting director said, "Wow, that was actually really good"
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StaceyS1 December 1, 2010
Excellent Instructor

I've spent years developing bad singing habits. Emily has been very patient and has helped me fix many of those bad habits one step at a time. I've made significant progress in a few short months and would recommend her to anyone looking to study voice.
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Tina B.

Apple Valley, CA

So, what is improv? Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started.

Improvisation, in my opinion, is one of the most important talents that an actor can acquire. I feel that it is essential in method acting and, as a theatre performer who understands that anything can happen on stage in front of a live audience, it is a tool of survival. Improv can also unlock our ability to be natural and, in turn, more believable.

Last but not least, an actor who has mastered the art of improv will be more confident and less nervous on stage.

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Sarah C. August 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Kid friendly and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter enjoys enhancing her singing with Tina
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Sydney C. July 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
A fantastic teacher, my daughter has learned so much. She loves Tina, nice professional lady with so much talent. Thank you Tina!!!
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Priscella K. April 26, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tina is the best voice coach. She is very professional but friendly at the same time. Somehow my daughter(8 years old) clicked with her and loved singing with her! Tina successfully prepared my daughter for the Talent Show quickly even though the date was imminent. My daughter is currently taking a break from singing until her school is over. I highly recommend Tina to anyone who has a child or teenager as she is very patient and fun to sing with!

Khemya M.

Stockton, CA
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James W.

Jacksonville, FL
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Glenn W.

Henderson, NV
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Khemya M.

Stockton, CA

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Karm B. June 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Khemya is so patient, and was able to make a connection with Rajen so easily. Her empathy and overall sense of caring really made the lessons special. She communicated with him in a really great way, and he got a lot out of the lessons. We can't recommend her enough!
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James W.

Jacksonville, FL

How to move with confidence and poise, Think on your feet~ unleash a barrage of one liners and "be on a roll". Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame or be a trouper who makes a living at Improv.

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Michael K. August 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
James is a very educated teacher with a rich background in teaching. I really like his approach to teaching the guitar. He gave me a good foundation for learning music theory and I had a lot of fun just playing guitar with him.
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Stephen July 15, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
After just two vocal lessons with no prior vocal experience, I seem to be finding my voice with James' teaching methods. James has the musical theory background and the experience in the music industry that he brings to the table to make you a well-rounded musician/vocalist.
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Marcus Z. June 6, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome experience! Instructor has a lot of knowledge!
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Glenn W.

Henderson, NV

Having spent a lifetime on the stage in many roles, many capacities, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge pertaining to all facets of performing; be it theater, television, film. While not subscribing to one particular "method", I stress "reacting, not acting", and believability of performance. All ages and experience levels have benefited from my approach. Whether a student is an aspiring actor, or a working actor sharpening their skills or prepping for an audition, I provide a solid foundation and practical knowledge and guidance.

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Ed Cornell August 28, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My goals are to learn how to score, to put music to my verse to make a song. I hear the melody in my head but I do not play an instrument and have difficulty singing. Today, at the end of the second lesson, Glenn showed me on guitar what one of my choruses would sound like based on his take of my rendering. It was a great chorus, I am so happy!
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Ethan R. August 18, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Glenn is really great. We are Skype challenged from our end, but love his enthusiasm, and energy.
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Aaron C. August 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome! After one lesson he has already started to develop me from singer to performer!

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