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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.
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!
Cindy J. Verona, PA

I have been a professional actor for over 20 years. I can help you get to where YOU want to be in your career. I provide quality notes and instruction at affordable prices. I can help you prepare monologues or sides for an audition. I'll help you unlearn those bad habits that have been holding you back. I teach mostly from Stanislavski and Meisner but pull from all of the popular methods of acting. Take the next step in your career and call me!

Proud SAG-AFTRA member!

About Cindy

I have been a professional actor for over 20 years. I can help you get to where YOU want to be in your career. I provide quality notes and instruction at affordable prices. I can help you prepare monologues or sides for an audition. I'll help you unlearn those bad habits that have been holding you back. I teach mostly from Stanislavski and Meisner but pull from all of the popular methods of acting. Take the next step in your career and call me! Proud SAG-AFTRA member! *** Lesson Details *** I teach the fundamentals of acting utilizing several methodologies to revisit and correct or enhance the students current technique. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide handouts and students need to have a journal. *** Specialties *** I teach the basics of all modern methods of acting

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Jill S. January 12, 2015
Acting · In home
I was hesitant to approach an instructor I hadn't met before but after a few emails (and we had several mutual friends on Facebook) I decided it was worth a shot. I had an audition for a community theatre production and needed help working on both my monologue and cold reading.

I emailed Cindy my monologue and she emailed me back explaining why it was wrong for me (wrong age range and too classical for my level of experience). I thought I was SUPPOSED to be doing a Shakespearean monologue! I'M AN ACTOR! But I had no training in any type of classical theatre or experience with heightened language and Cindy explained why both were necessary (or at LEAST have a working knowledge of them) to be able to 1) understand what I'm saying and 2) be able to CONNECT with what I'm saying.On our first meeting I preformed the monologue and she explained we could work on it or pick a new one. My audition was in 3 weeks so I decided on picking a new one. SHe sent me 15 or so monologues that were appropriate for my age range and varied with contemporary, classical, comedic and dramatic. I sent back the 3 I liked best and she helped me decide (she did not decide for me - I was hoping she would!) which would allow me demonstrate my strengths.

We worked on it 3 times (an hour each) before my audition and every time she game me valuable notes to work on on my own. On my last session I felt VERY confidant in my work and was able to really bring that confidence into the audition. I got a callback but didn't book the role but that's ok, I grew as an actor (and will continue to grow!). In fact, I've scheduled sessions to work on the Shakespeare piece so I can have that in my "toolbox" (she loves that term!)

Highly recommended if you are an actor struggling to book roles!
Austin W. Pittsburgh, PA

About Austin

* Professionally Taught by Milton Kasalas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, known best for students Gene Hackman, Jason Beghe, Jenna Elfman, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Selleck, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ted Danson & Tony Danza. * Director/Actor currently signed with Luber Roklin Management in Los Angeles, Ca. Fellow company clients include: Paul Walker, Even Peters, Ryan Guzman, Jaime Pressly, Adam Goldberg, Neal McDonough, Lauren Holly, Lindsay Price, Jenna Dewan, Billy Zane, Kevin Sorbo, Drew Tyler Bell and Joss Stone; directors Fred Durst, Scott Glosserman and Walt Becker; and writers Arthur Marcum and Matt Holloway, David Digilio and Zac Stanford. * My most current film was selected as a finalist under the narrative section of the 2012 Student Academy Awards in ...

Nicholas K. Irwin, PA

Here is a brief list of areas that I specialize in teaching when it comes to acting:

*Scene work
*Monologue work
*Dialect coaching
*Acting through song
*Character Analysis

About Nicholas

I am 28 years old, and was born and raised in North Huntingdon Pennsylvania. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the arts. I believe that music specifically unlocks self-expression, intelligence, and creativity, and I cannot imagine a life without it. Teaching music, acting, and singing is something that brings me great joy, I am passionately committed to my students and love the challenges and rewards that teaching has to offer! Training and Experience: I am a classical trained singer and musical theater actor. I studied vocal performance at Slippery Rock University with Dr. Colleen Gray. While I was at Slippery Rock I had the opportunity to perform in a variety of plays, musicals and operas. My favorite roles include Seymour Krelbourn in Little Shop of ...

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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