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Desiree S.

Pittsburgh, PA

About Desiree

I'™m excited to be a TakeLessons instructor and to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have been a singer and performer for over 20 years and have taught voice and beginning piano for six years. I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. I continued my studies in New York City in voice, acting and diction. I continue to be an active performer specializing in musical theater, opera and concert. I began my professional career as an apprentice with the Portland Opera in Oregon. Since then, I have appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and abroad and am a frequent guest vocalist and ...

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Barry S. July 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She has helped me tremendously! We have a good time learning and laughing during my lessons with her. She had also helped me to stop listening to what others think about my voice and focus on believing in myself as I learn and progress. Risks l thanks
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Michelle R. March 11, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Desiree puts the fun in fundamentals!

I decided to take voice lessons for pleasure as a hobby to keep my mind off of the stresses of daily life. I had a lot of confidence issues to get over when I started taking lessons with Desiree; mainly because I didn't want to embarrass myself like those people I make fun of on American Idol. Her non-threatening teaching style has been the perfect fit for me...although she does raise her voice at me when I judge myself too harshly, but I won't count against her ;) My confidence has soared and I feel that I'm a much bolder and more comfortable singer. I’m enjoying every minute of discovering my voice with Desiree. I've still got some work to do but I'm confident she'll help me reach my goals.
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Lauralee M. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Voices are a Gift

Desiree has helped my sister and I develop our vocal skills and work to our full potential. She has also helped us realize that our voices are a gift and we need to treasure them. Desiree has strengthened our confidence in signing in front of people as well as signing in general. She is more than just a teacher she is a role model and a person we feel we can count on.
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Jennifer V.

Pittsburgh, PA

I prepare Monologues for auditions, Character Analysis, Commercial auditions, and Voice over demo C.D's. Not on the list? Ask me :) If I can't offer it I know someone who can.

About Jennifer

Do you love to sing? I offer private voice instruction. In a relaxed, fun environment. I teach Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method created by Jeanie Lovetri) is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines. It is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training, complementary tools such as yoga, movement, dance, acting, and speech training, and various bodywork approaches. My Education and Licensing includes, BAA of MDS studies West Virginia University, Studies in Master of Classical Performance Wichita State, Artist Diploma Duquesne University, and Levels I II & 3 In Somatic Voice Work from Shenandoah Conservatory. As of February 2014 I have been certified as a National Association of Teaching Singers " Nats" Vocal ...

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Lea Anne M. March 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jennifer is a very easy teacher to deal with. Jennifer was a very responsive to my daughters needs for both scheduling and material and made things very easy on us.
Jennifer helps you feel very comfortable while learning and she's not even afraid to try new things or look at something from a different angle. I highly recommend Jennifer!
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Amy W. December 15, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Jen has been working with my daughter for only 4 months but her growth in that amount of time has been amazing. She absolutely loves Miss Jen! Jen is an outstanding teacher and makes my daughter feel so comfortable and relaxed. Her favorite time of the week is when she can work with Jen. We are so honored and grateful that she is working with our daughter, we couldn't ask for a better teacher. The best around!
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Olyvia D. November 1, 2014
Broadway Singing · In home
I started working with Jen a little over two months ago, and in those two months I have learned more about the music business than I have in my entire life. Ms. Jen works hard to make sure her students get the most out of every lesson. She is a genuine person with a huge heart and dedication to the music field. In every lesson, Ms. Jen warms us up well by working on breathing techniques. We are always laughing and having a ball, there is never a dull moment with Ms. Jen! I would recommend Jen to anyone interested in taking lessons. She is an inspiration to all of her students, and the best teacher I have ever had!
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Michael B.

Glenshaw, PA

All acting starts with truth. We will cover the basis of basic acting by exploring already established methods of acting that will eventually culminate into your own unique method, suited just for you.

About Michael

I am an eager and avid learner of any and all things acting. The ability to teach a person is the greatest learning tool. Although I hold a B.FA. in Acting from Montclair State University, there is never an end to what you can learn in theatre. Taking on students helps me to keep knowledge fresh, and encourages me to learn even more. I am excited to work with any and all levels of experience, and would be honored to help improve persons abilities.

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Deonna D.

Homestead, PA

I've been acting and singing for many years however I have been acting professionally since 2010. I am also a stage manager, stage crew and an assistant costume designer. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to use props appropriately on stage, project vocals on stage, learn stage terminology, learn how to properly use emotions in each scene and as time goes on you'll be able to act in a professional setting and perform a final monologue to be featured on my website and YouTube page. I specialize in the fundamentals of acting. I typically use acting technique examples and activities available for your lesson. I love working with students of all ages and I can't wait to meet you!

About Deonna

Hello my name is Deonna I am 23 years old and an graduate of Penn State University with a BA in Integrative Arts focusing my field of study in Music and Theater. I have worked at South Park theater as an actress and stage manager, stage crew and costume assistant. I have recently had the opportunity to participate in a movie called "Love the Cooper's" where I was an extra in the film. I've done various shows at Penn State University. I really enjoy being on stage it is my passion and I believe that it is my calling as well. My Uncle was a Pittsburgh Playwright and after his death I always felt that continuing acting would keep his legacy alive. I not only do it for myself but I do it for him as well.

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Lauren Z.

Pittsburgh, PA

Whether your just starting out, going on your first audition or your 100th, I can help you bring you to your "A" game. With specific, to the point readings of accomplished actors and directors - we can explore many different tried and true styles of acting - to find the style that works for you. We can explore the different methods of acting for different genres - theater, film, dramatic, corporate, Shakespearean - we'll work on honing YOUR craft and help you land that part!

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1992 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Bachelors of Arts in Art History. In 1994 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Fine Arts, and after spending a few years in sunny California, she moved to the town of Pittsburgh. Upon touching down in the steel city, she immediately went to work at the Carnegie Museum of Art, planning, coordinating, and assisting curators with the development of nationally recognized exhibitions, art installations, and art handling. For the past 10 years Lauren has taught Fine art and Graphic design at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In 2007 she embarked on creating The Weakness. A long term live action web drama produced ...

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