Tokia Carter

Tokia C.

Laurel, MD
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Lesson Details

Speaking Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Being on stage is something that I know very well. What most don't know is that I suffer from stage fright. It is a daily struggle to remember that what I have to say is far more important than any fear trying to keep me back.

I will help those who wish to perform better on stage over come common obstacles to present a better on stage experience. I can help with:
1. Stage Fright Techniques
2. Speech Pacing for perfect delivery
3. Projecting of One's Voice Properly
4. Speech Preparation
5. Presentation Engagement for optimal crowd participation
AND MUCH MORE!!!

PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE REGISTERING FOR COURSES SO THAT I CAN ENSURE I AM ABLE TO ASSIST YOU AND YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
** Adult males are not eligible for Home Studio option.
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About

Tokia passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tokia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 12+

Teaching since:
2007

With over a decade of snatching microphones and captivating audiences, Tokia's (2Deep’s) resume reads like Who’s Who travel guide. From Cornell University to Ottawa University, American University to Penn State, United States to Australia, this German born-Alabama raised entertainer has spoken to crowds all over the globe. She’s opened for the late Gil Scott-Heron and performed for President Barack Obama’s first inaugural celebrations at the Washington National Cathedral. She welcomes a freshman class to American University annually and has spoken out against domestic violence on legislative floors in Maryland. She keeps busy hosting two monthly, sold out shows (ten years). Armed with a BFA & MFA she's more than equipped to speak her mind before a crowd & teach how you can do it too!

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Experience

Actress
Nov 2006 - Present
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I have my Bachelors of Fine Arts and my Masters of Fine Arts degrees in theatre from Auburn University and The Catholic University respectively. Years of acting and performing spoken word on stages all around the world. Performing is my deepest passion!

Education

Masters of Fine Arts
Aug 2004 - May 2006
The Catholic University of America
Bachelors of Fine Arts
Aug 1999 - May 2004
Auburn University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

15 Reviews

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Diane Oct 13, 2017
Spoken Word · Online

Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more!

Annette B. Sep 27, 2017
Speaking Voice · Online

She is great cant wait for me next lesson

Michelle Sep 5, 2017
Crocheting · Online

She was awesome.

Sandra Apr 15, 2017
Acting · Online

Great lesson today, I feel like I know how to read a script now!

Sandra Mar 26, 2017
Acting · Online

wow, I'm so excited about this class, I'm loving it!

Sandra Mar 26, 2017
Acting · Online

I'm loving my class!

Courtney L. Jan 16, 2017
Acting · In studio

Upon first meeting Tokia we all loved her! She has a remarkable personality and we are excited to continue working with her and to see what she can teach our daughter.

Ariannah Jan 8, 2017
Acting · In studio

We have only had our first acting lesson and my daughter is 3. I can definitely say from the first interaction I had with Tokia by e-mail up to the end of the first lesson, I couldn't ask for anything more! My daughter has no previous experience in acting and is very shy. Tokia was able to capture moments of engagement with my daughter and got her to act out a few scenes!! I love Tokia so far and look forward to continue to work with her!!!

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HanaLyn Dec 8, 2016
Spoken Word · In studio

I have known and worked with Tokia for almost a decade. She is a consummate performer who has forged a well-respected name for herself on the spoken word scene. She has an innate understanding of how to build a rapport with the audience at any venue. Her writing is insightful and deeply moving, and her performance is engaging. Aspiring writers and spoken word artists would certainly benefit from her guidance. Tokia is also extremely professional in how she conducts business and I am confident that no one studying with her would be disappointed in the quality of training she provides.

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Alan Dec 8, 2016
Stage Performance · In home

My experiences with Tokia are as a performer and generative for The Tarot Reading. We worked together in rehearsal, where she acted, performed poetry, and created vignettes. What strikes me most about her is how easy she is to work with. She lights up a room with her personality and makes everyone feel at ease. She expresses herself with remarkable clarity. She won't get you bogged down in technical terminology; she'll give you solid, practical work. If you are looking for a teacher who can boost your confidence while improving your skill, Tokia is the one for you!

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Quill Dec 3, 2016
Stage Performance · In home

I hired Tokia to do three small devised piece that had some fairly complicated constraints. She used them to her advantage each time, and produced work that was entertaining and engaging for my audience. She's intelligent, adaptable and creative. I haven't experienced it myself, but I believe with no reservation that she would be an excellent teacher.

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Emma-Claire Dec 2, 2016
Spoken Word · Online

Advice from TwoDeep has been invaluable. In the time she's been coaching me, I've developed my performance and writing skills as a spoken word poet at a much faster rate than if I'd been working on my own. Her confidence and preparedness is easily evident every time I work with her. I feel extremely blessed to know she is part of my journey in creating a career in poetry, and I highly recommend her services to anyone with a passion for writing and/or performance.

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Gabriel/Tsion Dec 1, 2016
Spoken Word · In studio

I am not able to list all of the areas that this woman has impact my career. From poetry, spoken word, acting, she has impacted me and helped me grow as an artist.

Tokia helped me grow as a writer and a performer. From the technical aspect of writing to the raw emotion portion of performing on stage, she changed me. She was the only person who challenged me to write a poetry piece that was not based from an "I" perspective.

I don't know where I would be as a poet, actor, public speaker without the help of Tokia, Honestly, she would be the best investment you could make for your career. Well worth the money spent for the knowledge, time, and energy she will invest!

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Gabriel/Tsion Dec 1, 2016
Spoken Word · In studio

I wish I could list all the areas that this woman has helped me improve. From poetry, to spoken word, to acting, to being a better person, she has helped me grow as a person and a performer.

She has helped me find and shape my voice as a poet/spoken word artist, Tsion the Wordsmith (pronounced Zion).She has taught me simple English lessons on semantics, how to allow myself to breath on stage, even how to be a better public speaker. Just listen to an example of her work or look up anything I have done and you will see her stamp all over it.

For years, I refused to trust anyone to hear my work and help me improve it. She was the first person who helped me be me; she didn't try to change me as a writer/performer. She only sought to help me better myself (she will probably read this review and critique it lol).

If I had to pick one person to trust to help me in the area of the arts, it would be Tokia C.! You will only be better for working with this wonderful woman!!!

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Tamara Dec 1, 2016
Stage Performance · In studio

I've hired Ms.Tokia for several of my Fashion Shows as an MC and she is AMAZING!! Her Stage Performance and Spoken word is beyond Flawless! I highly recommend her.

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