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Randy S.
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This subject is directed at those with stuttering difficulty. The technique focuses on breath and identifying trouble areas and finding an ongoing set of exercises and technique to allow the student to never worry about stuttering again. STUTTERING!!!! I mention stuttering under other headings, but as in other headings as well, I am malleable. I tailor all classes to the student's needs. If stuttering isn't your problem, then we will address your needs. Unfortunately, the site has no subject specifically for stuttering, so here we are. If you look at my background, you can see I am mainly an acting coach and all that implies. We can call the class whatever you like; I am here to help. I was taught under the Alexander Method in my studies in Acting for my undergraduate degree.
About Randy S.

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, with a few years behind me; I'm ready to pass on what I have learned. At the risk of tooting my own horn; I am well trained, professionally, both as an actor and a teacher with more than a few credentials to support those claims. I invite you to please peruse my background on the site and feel free to ask any questions you desire. Regarding Texas Hold 'em (poker), I have been playing, teaching (the game) and working for online casinos over thirty years. My approach is simple and requires extreme discipline. But I can show you how to win more than you lose. And this is true of all subjects I teach both literally and figuratively. My undergraduate Bachelors was in Acting & Directing. I was taught by the same professors who launched the students that formed the now famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (Illinois State University). Further, I have a Masters degree in Theatre History and Criticism (Theatrical Critical Theory). I have teaching experience both as a GA and in the private sector. I have been exposed to many different types of teaching styles and locales, (i.e. classroom, studio, virtual et.al). I hope that gives you a thumbnail insight; concurrently, I hope I didn't bore you to death. Peace and Kindest Regards, Randy

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Randy is great! Really takes time to find out were you are poker wise, and tailor's his lesson to you. Good guy. Really goes the extra mile.

Posted Apr 21, 2022
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I am taking lessons from Randy as an advanced beginner in Poker. From the first lesson, he knew where to start catering to my needs and my methods of learning. He is incredibly flexible, thorough, and complete with his lessons. By the second lesson, I had built up a confidence that I never had before. He has taught me some valuable strategies and discipline. I would highly recommend if you are looking to improve your game. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Apr 5, 2022
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I took poker lessons from Randy. He is awesome! I could not break into money in tournaments for more than a year. but after the 2nd lesson last week, I made into money twice and won a seat in a satellite game. just had my 3rd lesson and wanted to put this out to give a shout for Randy!

Posted Jan 24, 2022
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Adjunct Instrctor
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Illinois State University
This would reflect my serious academic training on the job if you will. I was responsible for a class per semester with autonomy.
Actor
May 1989 - Nov 1998
Various
I have performed on the off-loop Chicago stage in numerous roles for a variety of companies. And essentially, that is a large component of the information an actor needs to learn, the business of being an actor. Make no mistake; it is a business. You are your own product. Personally, I have received great reviews and I never stopped training, always took/taking classes, forming groups and most importantly staying in touch with the agencies that strive to book work for me. I offer more "academic" work in acting et.al as well, please review my background. I also invite you to review the institutions where I learned what I know, earned my degrees and created the teacher your reviewing at this moment. I have been trained in many areas of the theatre, acting certainly is my primary forte. Having been "out there," waiting in some casting director's office (after waiting a year to get him to know I was alive), in an office filled with a bunch of ginger lookalikes. It was a Ron Weasley festival. Along with the anecdotes very specific approaches are required to get the call-back. The way one reads, holds copy, relates to the camera, how speech is utilized creatively, in quality and manner, are all items that need to be addressed just under this one heading. I have many categories for which I am available. I am malleable and tend toward tailoring the work to the student's goals with primacy.
ALL FORMAL ARTS TRAINING
Jan 1984 - Aug 2015
Illinois State University. Illinois Shakespeare Festival, The Audition Studio, Players Workshop of Second City
Illinois State University MS in Theatre History & Criticism 2015 Illinois State University BFA in Acting 1989 Apprenticeships Ill Shakespeare Festival x 2 1988 &1989 Players Workshop Improv. (all terms, 1-6) x 2 Steven Roath The Audition Studio Cold Reading II Pat Van Oss The Audition Studio On Camera II Rachel Patterson
Masters Degree in Theatre History and Critical Theory (Criticism)
Aug 2012 - Aug 2015
Illinois State University
Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting
Jan 1984 - May 1989
Illinois State University
English
Native Proficiency
Masters Degree in Theatre History and Critical Theory (Criticism)
Aug 2015
Illinois State University
Mixologist
May 1995
School of Bartending-Schaumburg, IL
I took a course in the right way to tend bar, make drinks and traditionally handle the peripheral duties allotted. It's not as if you're going to walk behind the bar and it will be fully stocked with each item you're going to need for your shift in a place you can find it. Essentially I can teach the proper way to mix just about any drink ordered and since there are only a very few basic processes to mixing a drink, i.e a few different types of basic drinks. So, if you were to ask me for a shooter, the name of which I have never heard of, I simply asks you what's in it, short of that , I ask what it tastes like and then do my best. The latter is rare and the recipes in my possession are of a more traditional style. The Old Fashioned would be an example,three main ways to mix it based on ingredient availability and the presence of a bar spoon, but that's another story.
Bachelors in Performance/Stage Acting
May 1989
Illinois State University
A serious conservatory atmosphere primarily focused on "The Method" approach to stage acting among a myriad of sub-headings. Please check all of my twenty-four subject areas on Take Lessons.com
"A Raisin in the Sun"
Apr 1989
American College Theatre Festival
Arts & Letters Invitee
Mar 1989
University of Illinois
Dean's List
Apr 1988
Illinois State University

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Spoken Word
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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