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About Jared W.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Jared
I studied vocal theory, vocal performance, radio broadcasting as well as art in music at Spokane Falls Community College.

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Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I offer professional advice, support and technical vocal lessons to artists who want to become stronger, polished singers and performers. I offer full service performance for stage, concert, television, theatre and more. Its my passion to ensure each of my clients success and together we can achieve that! As long as your willing to learn I am willing to teach and guide you in your profession.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I have been a singer/songwriter and recording artist since I was 6 years old! My recent work was in the studio recording my latest single "The Other Side". I recently appeared in
ABC's Nashville and recently started our 2013 concert tour with my band. I know this business very well and I love to teach it and help others in their success. I have recorded several albums, written hundreds of songs, been in movies, television and worked with many high quality people in the music business.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Just because someone has worked with many individuals in the entertainment business does not mean that they are the best fit for your career and success.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. You ask how can I help? I am here in person, over the phone and Skype or Facetime as well! You need to be able the trust your coach and build a sustainable relationship with them! That's what I specialize in. Hire me and I guarantee you will be completely satisfied!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. To me, coming together for lessons to better your vocal ability is not just setting aside 30-60 minutes for a vocal session. Its about informing you about how you need to maintain your daily life for your success. When I think about success it goes way beyond the "classroom" aspect. If you ever need advice on something you have a question about don't wait for your next session my phone is always on and I would be happy to help in anyway possible.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I started touring around the US and Canada since I was 6 years old and have had the privilege of meeting many great people throughout my career. I've done acting, modelling, film, and been able to open for Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, Aaron Tippin, Blackhawk, Little Jimmy Dickens, LeeAnn Womack, Big Brother and the Holden Company and many other great artists.

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Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. You have to look at where you are as an artist and where you want to be. Then together we create a clear package just for you on things that we need to accomplish to get you from good to outstanding. The training and sessions may be only 30-60 minutes but you will be sent with things to work on daily such as vocal warm-ups, nutrition, exercise (yes singers need to exercise) breathing exercise to obtain your ultimate goal! As long as we set SMART goals (Sustainable, Measurable, Achievable, Record-able and Timely) You will be more then satisfied with the results!

Personally coach, train and motivate individuals through a proven blueprint process that assists clients in learning the necessary skills to effectively set, plan and reach their respective career and individual goals.

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Piano
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On screen keyboard and CD player.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in vocal performance, songwriting and all levels of singing ranges.
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Dominic B. December 2, 2013
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Excellent vocal coach

I've been taking lessons with Jared for a few months now, and I am very pleased with the progress. Jared is really easy to work with, get along with, and is very adaptable. His approach is built off of what you (the student) wants, and finding the best way to achieve that. I would recommend Jared as a vocal coach for any singing style, any gender, and anybody who wants to become a great singer.
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Andy P. December 2, 2013
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Excellent Coach

It's like getting tutored but also fun on top of being educational and practical!
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Roy D. June 16, 2013
· Singing ·
Atlanta's best vocal coach.

I have had a number of music instructors, but Jared is by far the best. He has brought my singing to a new level and through his instruction, I feel like I've finally had a real breakthrough. Jared is extremely professional and easy to work with.
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About Molly M.

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Schaumburg, IL

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All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly
I have been teaching for 17 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their seventies! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. ...these are just a few of singers I have worked with, in person, in the classroom, and ONLINE (I just love teaching singers all over the country and the world!) .

What you get in voice lessons with me: laughter as you learn! I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best . I have trained with respected opera singers who have performed with companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as leaders in vocal pedagogy. I believe everyone deserves the same useful tools- no matter what it is you like to sing!

I am patient and customize each and every lesson. Need more time on ear training? No problem . How about beginning music theory? I can
help with that,too. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing and getting into the heart of your songs? Let's do it! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with very shy people. I'll get you out of your shell, relaxed, and having fun right away so we can free that voice of yours! I have worked with many singers who have been diagnosed with anxiety: you're in good hands and you can trust me with your voice.

I am also a drama teacher who has worked with groups as well as individuals. I love working with beginning acting students! I'll assist with monologue prep, improvisation, voice for the stage, body awareness, and more. I love being on stage and want you to see how fun it is to jump in and let go,too!

I am a constant student in the world of theatre. I am currently taking many courses with the Drama Teacher Academy, and just received a certificate for monologue work ! Currently studying more improv and musical theatre techniques. I want my students to have as many skills as possible, no matter where their love for theatre or music takes them.

In progress: certification to be an Ultimate Music Theory instructor!

If you're interested in beginner ear training or music theory, I'd love to help you with that as well. I present it in a no-nonsense and fun manner! I'll provide you with simple worksheets to increase your confidence in learning the language of music, as well as run you through increasingly challenging patterns and sight reading for the ear training. Don't be afraid: I make it easy and customize it all. I used to be scared of theory,too- so I know what works!

I have been singing for over 20 years. Performances with the Lira Ensemble and Opera on Tap Chicago, and in master classes with international opera stars Alan Held and Lorna Haywood. Coaching with Collaborative Works Chicago and Rossini Opera Festival. Additional studies in Rock Vocals, Voice Care, Improvisational Comedy, Holistic Voice, Acting, Foreign languages, Dalcroze, Speaking Voice for Singers, , Commercial Vocal Styles/Belting with Lisa Popeil, teacher mentoring workshop with Maestro David Jones. Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Additional workshops in Vocal Pedagogy with David Sabella-Mills, Dr. Karen Prokop, Melissa Cross (the queen of healthy scream technique!), Sheri Sanders Rock the Audition training), and Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

Certified CoreSinging Instructor- one of only a few in the U.S. trained by Meribeth Dayme, PhD, respected clinician and authority in vocal pedagogy and author of "The Singing Book".

Completed John Henny's New Science of Singing course as well as Nate Plummer's Musical Theater Coaching course. Currently taking Dr. Shannon Coates' "Vocal Instrument 101". I'm a student, too, and want to better serve my students by constant study.

My students do a variety of great things! One was a top 12 "American Idol" finalist. Current students perform in musicals, top rated choirs, and professional rock , jazz,and blues bands. Many have won awards for their singing at competitions such as NATS. Students of mine have also been accepted to prestigious performing arts high schools for both drama and music, as well as undergraduate music programs in the US and Europe.

Proud member of NATS and the Speakeasy Cooperative, a professional group of independent voice teachers.

I think if you can speak, you can sing. Everyone can and should sing! Don't let anything hold you back. I am a people person that is very passionate about music and singing, and want to be the teacher you'll trust with your voice. Come laugh and learn with me!

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I teach in person (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) and online via Zoom, FaceTime or TakeLessons Classroom, of course!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software. Additional materials I use: Funky n' Fun Vocal Exercises, Estelle Liebling Vocal Methods, Bona and Dannhauser for sight-reading, Full Voice workbooks for young and serious singers!

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Children, teens. Lapsed singers, and seniors. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities , special needs, and victims of abuse. Have also worked with the LGBTQ community and studied with experts in transgender voice .I also love to give workshops!
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Tristan T. May 28, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
Molly was great, we really crammed a lot into the lessons and I got some nifty new exercises to work on!
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Ashley A. May 28, 2019
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Great Job helping my daughter learn the basics of singing with a lot of fun
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Ginger M. May 15, 2019
· Opera Voice · Online
First lesson and her personality touched my heart! Love this already
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About Ashli A.

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Riverdale, GA
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Our lessons will be an immersive experience that will engage your entire mind and body. Whether you are just beginning your career as an actor or are currently working professionally, we will work on fine tuning your skills so that you will be a well rounded artist with a wide range of tools and techniques to pull from!

About Ashli
Hi! My name is Ashli and I have been a professional actress for over 20 years. I have several professional (TV/Film) credits and I have been in over 20 stage plays. In addition to my professional career, I have been studying acting for over 15 years and hold a bachelors degree in theatre acting from The California Institute of the Arts.

I began coaching and directing actors about 10 years ago. I can teach any age (5+) and any experience level, though, having been a child actor myself, I connect especially well with kid and teen actors. My teaching methods are rooted in several different techniques (method, Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky) but overall, my approach is one that immerses the actor in their work fully. Our sessions will engage your mind, body, and spirit with the hopes that you will become a well rounded and captivating artist and
performer.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

"Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone's disbelief"- August Wilson
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Ashli A.

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About Cynthia V.

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Covington, GA

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Learn to act from a Magna Cum Laude’ graduate with two communications degree. In addition, she studied for two years under a renowned playwright. she has over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. . She has written, produced and directed community and church productions. Her first professional stage play, debuted August of 2017 to a sold out audience.

She displayed her acting talents in an Evening in Elegance at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. She headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers and poets accompanied her. In addition to stage plays she has appeared on “The Resident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows.

She is the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, She has two novels, and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part series. To her credit are two poetic, spoken word albums.

About Cynthia
Hello I am the owner and CEO of my own publishing and entertainment company .I graduated Magna Cum Laude’ from Georgia State University with a communications degree. In addition, I studied for two years under a renowned playwright. I have over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. As a publisher, I have produced over 20 media projects including books and CD’s. I have written, produced and directed community and church productions. My first professional stage play, debuted August of 2017 to a sold out audience.

I displayed her acting talents in an Evening in Elegance at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. I headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers and poets accompanied me. In addition to stage plays I appeared on “The Res
ident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows.

I am the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, a biography, two novels, and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part series. To my credit are two poetic, spoken word albums.

I was a member of Roni's Backstreet Poetry and has appeared at the Comedy Store’s Cometri hosted by Roni Walters and TK Carter. She also appeared at Marla Gibb's Theatre, Universal City Walk, The African Market Place, West Angeles C.O.G.I.C. Kiononia and Coffee, several churches programs and California colleges; The Psalmist Hour in San Diego Ca, The Ontario Convention Center and the list goes on.

was featured at Borders Book Store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Ca. I was seen on the West Coast Apollo Television Show, L.A. Inside Out, and Atlanta Live! I was a guest on the 860 Love AM radio show Women of Standard three times.
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Prophet December 27, 2018
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I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her.
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About Macy O.

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Amarillo, TX

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I have my BFA in performing arts from Texas Tech.
I have been a middle school theatre director for the past two years. My program has won several individual acting awards as well as ensamble awads.
I have directed at the high school level for several years and have won a multitide of competitions.
Acting with me is critical but constructive and fun!! I specialize in stylized comedy but can work on all areas of theatre. I can teach ages 8+ (younger if needed with accomodations)

About Macy
I run off of coffee and cheesy jokes,
My classes and fun and interactive!
We will use movement, voice, and work with different texts.
I love to use a whole stage and have a ton of fun while working.
I am a full time teacher- and love every minute of it, so I decided to reach out to students beyond my school.
I am critical, but always use constructive criticism. I adapt my lessons to each student's needs.
I am so excited to work with you!
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Macy O.

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About Hannah V.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Students can expect anything from basic monologue coaching and dissecting, to discussing plays/scripts in preparation for a performance or audition, as well as help with the business side of the performing arts world.

About Hannah
Upon moving to Nyc almost two years ago, my love for acting has only grown. I’ve most recently been teaching musical theatre to children in groups, as a way to get them to work together and out on a show! As a private instructor, my job consists of many things, the most important being finding your groove as an actor and what is most important to you as an artist. In addition, I help with resumes, writing scripts, and preparing for auditions. Let me help you bring out the best version of yourself for the purpose of telling stories! Please feel free to ask any questions that might come to mind.
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About Nikisha Z.

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Houston, TX

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My primary Focus is Monologues and Improv. I assist you with the ablity to retain your script. Adlibing and how to flow in every moment. You'll come to understand that there are no mistakes and every blurp is a stumble into something wonderful. I am genuinely interested in your acting journey and want to see your dream turn to reality.

About Nikisha
With over 15 years of experience Nikisha has spent the last several years grooming and developing models and actors from all across the world ages 5 to 75. She has worked on the set of well known names such as Tyler Perry Studios, with A-list actors, child actors and some of the top celebrity photographers. Teaching basic makeup application, her goal is to help you become industry ready. She is a professional when it comes to assisting you with natural headshot looks and full body shot glam. Maybe you're not looking to get into the industry, it doesn't matter she assist both male and female with their customized areas of focus and keeps it simple.

She stands by this, " When you learn teach. When you get give. -Maya Angelou

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Males: Concealer. Translucent powder. Foundation. Sponges or bru
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Preteen: BB or CC cream, lip gloss, translucent powder clear glossy mascara, blush

Females: Brushes, beauty sponge, Concealer, Foundation Transluscent powder (has no color) blush or bronzer, Eyeshadow, Lipstick/Lip gloss, Mascara, eyebrow color (pencil and powder only NO pomeades please). Pencil Eyeliner. Makeup wipes/remover.
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abigail April 24, 2019
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What can I say, that I miss Ms. Nikisha so much!!! She is one of the most kindest, humble, caring person I have met. She is honest and truly loves what she does! She has thought me so much from skincare, makeup application, nutrition and pose techniques, ect. She takes her time to help us understand how important all these things are within the entertainment industry. One of the best instructors!!!
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Felicienne April 24, 2019
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First off, I have to say that Ms. Niki is an amazing person. Extremely patient, understanding, and still gets the job DONE. She did my makeup for my headshots and really showed me how to bring out my natural beauty. Awesome teacher, makeup artist, and person. ❤️
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kayla April 20, 2019
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Ms. Nikisha is by far one of the best instructors i've had the pleasure of learning from. she goes into great detail of not only the importance of how to maintain healthy skin and nutrition, but also how to properly select and apply makeup. she is wonderful to learn from and i cannot wait to work with her again!
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About Selena A.

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Kissimmee, FL
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I have over twenty years of experience as a Theatre Professional in New York City, Detroit, MI and, most recently, Central Florida.
I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing (for the Theatre) and a Bachelor's in Theatre.
I have served on the theatre faculty of Penn State, The City University of New York, The College of New Rochelle and am currently an Adjunct Professor at Daytona State College and Bethune-Cookman University.
There is a wide array of general theatre knowledge that I can offer a student, as well as being able to help develop acting skills at any level.
I would be happy to coach a beginner or work with a professional as a side-coach or audition coach.

About Selena
I have been on or behind a stage since I was six years old. When I was a Theatre major in college, I discovered Directing and that has been my primary focus ever since then. In fact, my M.F.A. is in Directing and much of my professional experience in New York and elsewhere is as a Director.
I am also an Acting Teacher and Theatre Generalist at the college level. I have been in the college classroom since 2006 and pride myself on the rapport that I establish with my students that allows them to grow as performers and as people.
I believe that storytelling --- whether as actor or audience --- is the best way to learn empathy and to better understand the human experience.
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About Ariana F.

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Lebanon, NJ

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I am dedicated to my students and their particular goals. In my private lessons I create very specific teaching plans to ensure all the goals of the student(or parent of the student) are met. iWork closely to improve confidence in those who are new to this craft as well as challenge and broaden the work skill of those who are seasoned performers. I believe in working on all aspects of theatre in our lessons,starting with body and breath work and working our way into character analysis,script analysis and more! I have a strong background in working with children as well, making our lessons fun and exciting! Acting is my passion, I believe it can help everyone on and off the stage or screen!

About Ariana
Acting has been Ariana’s passion since she was 6 years old, and she has been performing in both local and professional productions ever since. Ariana holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and continues to take classes to continue refining her skills.
In addition to her degree, Ariana has done master classes in com media dell’arte (Foundation of Comedy and Mask Work), Shakespeare and Solo Performance, Acting for the Camera (Elias Mirage). Over the years, she has been lucky enough to work closely with Tony Award winner Stew (Passing Strange), Ellen Greene (Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors) Roger S.H Shulman (writer of Shrek, creator of the Jonas Brothers TV show and writer of the screenplay for the animated feature film Balto). She has also worked with playwrights Susan-Lori-Parks and James Le
cesne. Ariana has an intensive background in the classics of theatre, voice and language techniques, speech and dialect work as well as musical theater and on-camera acting. She has performed off-Broadway and continues to audition and act professionally. Ariana is the head of the acting program at Whitehouse Prep School in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey where she teaches conflict resolution through acting. She also stages shows with her pre-school and kindergarten level students.
What do I love about the work I do?
What don’t I love! I would not be me without having acting in my life. It gives me so much as a person besides just preparing me for a role. I love the confidence it gives and the way it can help us communicate on and off the stage. I love teaching about all aspects of theater and seeing my students find success in getting cast, being accept into colleges and seeing their passion for acting take off.
When you have me as your teacher, you have me as a friend, I accept and encourage texts and emails with questions about the work we are doing and also assign plays, lesson breakdowns and homework to help you take our lessons out into the real world of acting.
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Holly June 1, 2019
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My son acted with Ariana and she was able to proved one of those amazing break through moments that upped his game entirely. Ariana helped him understand the impact of how to meet fellow actors at their level. His acting has evolved so much from what Ariana shares with him. Not has my son now been recognized with nominations and awards but will attend a University with one of the top
Performing Arts programs! Thank you Ariana for changing the game!
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About Kacey L.

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Long Beach, CA
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Having worked in the film and television in industry for the last 16 years, I believe I am equipped to assist you in your endeavor to becoming a better performer. I have studied under some of the entertainment industries most sought-after coaches and casting directors, who have given me a knowledge and understanding of various style and technique. I seek to implement these methods as a means of finding what works best for you, and will serve you in achieving your goals. As an actively working and consistently auditioning actor, I am eager to aid you in honing your craft, by extending to you the tips and tricks of the trade.

About Kacey
As a regularly auditioning and working actor, I hope to not only invest what acquired skills and knowledge I have into your process, but to help you make it your own! I don't believe that we all learn the same, so I strive to figure out what is most comfortable and dynamic for you, so that we can work our way up. Owning your individualism is crucial when pitching yourself to an audience, and I hope to guide you in a direction that will fill your soul and story equally!
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