T.J. Ryan

T.J. R.

Waltham, MA

About T.J. R.

T.J. teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2004
Last sign in: Within a month


Over the past twenty years, I achieved a successful career in the New York, and now the Boston performing arts communities. Having started out in the field as an actor, and later moving on to teach acting and voice and speech professionally at an accredited institution. I am also a certified TEFL instructor and have a unique background that allows me to teach students effectively and thoroughly.


ESL and Pronunciation Instructor

Jul 2016 - Present
Boston Language Institute

Certified TEFL instructor for all levels of ESL. Pronunciation expert for advanced students.

Voice and Speech Instructor

Feb 2004 - Feb 2015

Speech Coach

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

Intensive musical theatre workshop in Taipei. Taiwan



Jan 1989 - Jun 1990
National Shakespeare Conservatory

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency



Mar 2016
Boston Language Institute

Certified in teaching English as a foreign language


Actors' Equity Association

Feb 1993

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Mar 1991

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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4 Reviews on T.J. R.

Julliana Sanchez Dec 10, 2015
Accent Reduction · In studio
I've been working with Timothy for 4 years working on accent reduction, Shakespeare acting, and cold reading. My experience with our sessions has helped me to focus on what was more important to work on and having Timothy honest and respectable approach will keep you satisfied to continue to work together.
Nick Nov 28, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio
Tim is an inspiring and (in the right way) challenging teacher, who drives his students to accomplish more than they thought possible by means of precise instruction and judicious criticism. There is no doubt: Tim gets results.
Sanja Oct 28, 2015
Accent Reduction · In studio
I took Voice and Speech classes with Timothy and I am really thankful for everything!! I had a really thick European accent, which I thought I would never be able to get rid of. He worked with me every day, very patiently, until I was able to speak confidently and as if I was born in America. There's no better feeling than hearing people say "You sound as if you were born here". Not only did he help me with my speech, as well as acting!! (genious of Shakespeare's interpretation!!) but through our work, he got to know me better and helped me become a better person and encouraged me in many things in life.
Bradford Oct 28, 2015
One of the strongest actors I have worked with. Tim has a grit and a vocal muscularity that is rare amongst actors.
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