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Max H.

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Starting at $67
  • Awarded Winner - Best Actor from Los Angeles Horror Film Festival
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max H.

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Max is an award winning actor and entrepreneur, as well as a published writer and film maker who has performed in dozens of films and plays in New York, Los Angeles, and across the country. Using the techniques of the best of the best including Stanislavski, Carnegie, Hagan, Meisner, Strasberg, Chubbuck, and Adler.

Services For Actors: Acting Coaching - Voice Over Coaching - Audition Prep - Script Analysis - Cold Reading
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About Max

Because of my experience directing theater and making films I have coached many actors over the years. However, I am just starting to dedicate my time to teaching & coaching actors. I incorporate several approaches to acting including Meisner, Strasberg, Hagan, and others built from my vast exper

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Darius J.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates in Occupational Studies - Acting from American Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Darius J.

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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I can be seen in a number of films, commercials, and music videos alongside the likes of Shaquille O’Neal. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.”

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About Darius

Who’s YOUR Acting Coach? I am an Actor and Coach from Detroit based in the Chicago area. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years where I studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I have also trained privately with some top acting/speech coaches like Dennis Hil

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Maia
After a long time of searching for an acting coach, I finally met Darius.

His coaching approach is very unique and truly changed my career and skill as an actor. He has a depth of knowledge and is very caring.

I highly recommend Darius.
Jordyn
Taking classes with Darius was tons of fun. Helped me through a few problems with a monologue I needed to learn and helped add another layer to it that I didn't even think of. I definitely recommend taking one of his classes as it'll help you reach into whatever piece you're working on and draw out something new for your character work and overall understanding of the play/film/show. if you're wondering whether you should do it or not, I say, take the class! In the long run, you'll be grateful for the help.
April
Darius is a great teacher. Not only does he care about his students, but his attention to every detail is spot on. A true theatre artist in every respect of the term, Darius is just as talented as a performer and playwright. Take class from him before he becomes the next Lee Strasberg and the waiting list is eons long
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Tina B.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Associate of Applied Science from Phillips Junior College
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Tina B.

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I began acting in community theatre when I was seventeen years old. It is something that I am absolutely passionate about. I have been fortunate enough to play some of the characters that I love; Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific"; Anita in "West Side Story"; Eliza Dolittle in "My Fair Lady" and Guinevere in "Camelot," to name a few. I have also been in two independent films.

I will be teaching two group lessons, one on Monday nights from 6:00-7:00 pm and one on Tuesday nights 7:00-8:00 pm. Monday nights will be for children and Tuesday nights for adults. I will be welcoming up to five students in each class. During my classes we will learn different acting techniques, among them improv and Stanislavski's Method.

My 30+ years of experience in community theatre and what I have learned from teachers and other actors is what I look forward to passing on to those who are as passionate about acting as I am.

About Tina

A recent transplant from Los Angeles, California; I have been singing professionally for more than forty years as well as having leading roles in local theatre productions. I have also been assistant director, musical director, choreographer, costumer and writer for many productions from West Side

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Emma
I've taken her class for over a few years now and I can't even describe how much I have grown because of her. I first was very mousy and quiet but I am now achieving and wanting to tackle songs I never thought I could because of her. I recommend her to everyone I know. In all seriousness people around me have noticed a huge change and there may be days where I don't notice it until she asks if I caught that I was able to hit it.
Hannah
I love Miss Tina, She is the best singing instructor ever! She always knew the best songs for me. Hands down the best person and teacher. She has helped me over come so much with her help. She inspired me so much and has helped me evolve with my singing.
Jacqueline E.
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Desiree S.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Desiree S.

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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 over 12 years. I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cin

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She is great! Were excited to see how it goes!
Matt K.
I can't say enough about how awesome it has been with the lessons. Desiree is a fantastic, teacher and person both. Immediately felt comfortable from day one. I look forward to the hour every week and it seems like I'm getting better at singing!
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Stephanie B.

266 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks ASL, Spanish, Italian, Romanian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded List of awards from Best of Manhattan
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Stephanie B.

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Have been training actors in NYC for 15 years and many have gone on to films, TV, getting agents, winning awards. Have been a director and casting director in both NY and LA and know what auditions entail and what they want to see in order to cast you!

About Stephanie

Although splitting my time between NY and Virginia, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. My accent student will sound cleaner. I have taught Emmy winners, Drama Desk winners and worked with Golden Globe and Tony nominees! You can check out my content on Takelessons too in their

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She’s amazing!
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Laurence M.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded National Endowment for the Arts winner/Student Alumni award for best Actor from LaGuardia H.S. for the performing arts.
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Laurence M.

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Fundamentals, working "on camera", scene and monologue analysis, sense memory, audition techniques and much more. Each class tailored specifically for what you need and want to achieve.

About laurence

There are many types of acting teachers and drama coaches out there to choose from. If you'd like to work with someone highly trained, experienced and motivated to get your career started or progressing I'd like to help. I bring over 20 years of principle Film, TV & Stage work with some of the bigge

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Extremely helpful and insightful .
Crystal
Acting is so much more than being a great actor for the role. I was looking for a teacher with a great resume who could also share more about the whole experience. Laurence has been acting for over 25 years has that real experience and longevity in the field. He was warm, encouraging and also challenged me in a great way. I was a bit intimidated at first but he made it fun. Highly recommend!
Tedecia
Laurence is a very insightful, thoughtful and experienced teacher. Having worked in, and studied both film and theatre he has wealth of knowledge to share. Go to him if you have that audition you really want to nail or are feeling like your’ s lost your mojo.

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"really helpful, works with you to become great"
Kabura
Took Acting lessons from Dee F.
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"Gabriel is an amazing coach. He takes the time to explain in detail how to discover a character in an easy to understand way. As a beginner he has really helped me learn to break down a script and understand what is going on. He teaches you how to set yourself apart from the crowd in an audition. I highly recommend Gabriel to anyone seeking to better their craft or begin acting!"
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Took Acting lessons from Gabriel
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"He's very intuitive. He is good at explaining and teaching in such a detailed, fun way. I learned alot from him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor who can teach you the best information and techniques"
Elaine S.
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"David is a very passionate, professional, intelligent and talented teacher. I initially chose him for his experience and five minutes into our first lesson I knew I had made the right choice. I honestly cant wait till our next session. Not before I finish my homework though!"
Arya
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Very thoughtful and willing to work with me on all of my ideas to build a lesson plan that will work best for me"
Cole
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Very easy to work with. Makes me more confident"
Isabella
Took Acting lessons from J W.
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"Kelsey is an amazing teacher. I am a beginner at acting, but she has really made me grow and learn lots of new things. I have improved so much and my confidence has grown. Kelsey knows how to push me while being fun.
Kelsey knows what she is talking about. I would recommend her to anyone."
Heather
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Great first impression! Relaxed and relatable, made everyone feel comfortable in the first lesson. Very personable and my son is looking forward to the additonal lessons."
Emily Utter
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Cesar is very easy going and took the time to listen to what my concerns were with my auditioning process and reading lines. You can see his passion for acting when he speaks to you and is extremely knowledgeable about the whole process, from breaking down a script to reassuring yourself after you walk out the audition room. I would highly recommend him whether you're a beginner or been acting for a while. Thanks, C!"
Dolores M.
Took Acting lessons from Cesar H.
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"Randy is a genius and is very encouraging! I highly recommend!!"
Michael
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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