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Julia S.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Theater, Acting from Temple University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julia S.

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I coach students on their monologues so they can improve their auditions and self-tapes. I help them with monologue selection if needed, monologue breakdown, character breakdown, performance techniques, exercises, and much more. My students leave with not only an incredible monologue for auditions, but also a more in-depth understanding of acting and character work.

The theater techniques I use to teach acting and coach monologues include: Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, and Michael Chekhov. I promote a positive and safe environment for actors to explore their character and creativity.

About Julia

Welcome! My name is Julia, and I'm an actor, director, and teaching artist from Philadelphia, PA. I hold a degree in theatre and acting from Temple University, where I was trained by professional actors in the industry such as Amina Robinson (Precious, 2009) and Cheryl Williams (Silver Linings Pl

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Jarod J.
Julia truly wants to make sure you feel comfortable and prepared for your audition. She also just wants you to have fun. These qualities are phenomenal in a teacher and I could not have found someone more enthusiastic to help me and that I’m more enthusiastic to work with.
Tiffany Rivers
Julia has been teaching me for a while now and all I can say is that she is the best acting instructor I could ask for. She has taught me everything I know about acting and she is just overall a great person. Julia is super kind and makes me feel comfortable. I never got tired of the monologue we were working on, thanks to Julia. She is great with monologue work and teaches many different ways to do it. I definitely recommend Julia! :)
Maria
Julia has been helping me with my acting for a little while now and I already can see my own improvement! She always gives me tips, pointers and corrections during our time but in a way where I feel supported! Her constructive feedback is always helpful and she is so encouraging when I actually nail a scene. She recently helped me with a self tape and I have to say, with her guidance I think it was my best acting to date! I would highly recommend Julia!
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Meg S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Theatre Arts from Northwestern University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Nominee: SAG Awards from Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
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Meg S.

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Confidence in acting is all about finding your own process, discovering the best things that work for YOU. Whether you have an audition you're working towards, a job you're preparing for, or you want to flex your acting muscle through new material, let's hash it out!

When I was cast as a supporting lead in an HBO show years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I came from a theatre background and had never been on a set before - I learned by watching and asking the actors around me who had been doing it for years. Now, after nearly a decade in this business, I've found some things that help me that can hopefully help you. This should be fun! Feel free to check out my IMDB page for a more detailed overview.

About Meg

I graduated from Northwestern University where I studied Acting and Music Theatre. I have spent nearly a decade working in theatre, TV, film, and commercials. Credits include: HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Peacock's Mr. Mercedes, NBC's Mysteries of Laura, ABC's Nashville, and FX's American Horror Story.

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Gabe
Meg is really smart at this stuff. She helped me tape an audition and I was very proud of the final outcome. She is so good at rooting you in the circumstances of the story, and enriches your performance with basic questions such as "What just happened right before this?", "Is it cold outside?" Sounds simple but makes all the difference, especially to those of us who have done this acting thing for a while. A seasoned actor herself, she has the natural eye of a director. Coach with Meg!!
Sarah
I was prepping an audition with Meg - she really gets what a scene needs and knows how to help you tap into that within yourself. I kept reading the scene one way and she helped me see how the scene functioned as a part of the episode (it was for a guest star) and required a slight emotional tweak ... her work with me landed me a callback. I am so grateful for her insight and for making every minute fun.
Zach B.
It honestly does not get better than Meg when it comes to acting coaches. She is a powerhouse in her own professional career and she brings all that experience to your work. She is kind, fun, encouraging, and genuinely interested in who you are as an actor/what you want out of your career. You cannot get more of an expert than Meg.
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Natalie O.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drama and Anthropology from Bennington College
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Natalie O.

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Ready to reach your 2021 New Years resolutions? My classes are designed to challenge you so you can improve your skills, while having fun and taping into the power of your imagination! My private online classes are customizable based on your needs, whether that's preparing for your next big audition, honing your craft, or developing confidence in a brand new hobby. We'll explore Viewpoints, The Stanislavski System, improvisation, and other acting methods so that you can build your own unique tool-kit that works for you! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! All levels welcomed.

About Natalie

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be a part of your journey as a theatre creator. Now that we can finally see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, there's never been a better time to hone your skills or learn some new ones, and finally reach for your dreams. I'm a working professional actor a

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Ryan P.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Musical Theatre (Incomplete) from University of Mississippi
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Ryan P.

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I have been teaching acting since 2013 and use a combination of tools and techniques from many of the well known acting theories. Through exploration, you will learn how to use the "acting fundamentals" (given circumstances, personalization, actions/tactics) to discover an honest connection to the script.

NOTE: All in-person students are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

About Ryan

Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold an MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whet

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Tiffany
Ryan is patient and “in tune” with the needs of the student. Love his upbeat and supportive style!
Isabel
This was my first ever singing lesson one on one, and it exceeded all my expectations. Ryan was wonderful while scheduling the lessons, and a great instructor all the way through, making the lesson fun and easy-going while helping me improve so much in so little time with great expertise and hints. He even was so kind as to adapt to technical difficulties and answer every question I had. I am looking forward to the next lessons with him!
Garrett
Great instructor. Ryan is patient, has a vast knowledge, and you can tell he is very passionate about what he teaches.
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John E.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, German, English
  • Awarded Best Shows and Experiences 2019 from No Proscenium
  • Bachelor of Arts of Communication (Theatre and Legal Studies) from Northwestern University
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John E.

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John works with students to teach and reinforce the fundamentals of and build good foundations for acting. No matter your skill level, John will use his experience as a director and a coach to work with actors towards their goals whether they be to improve craft, build repertoire, or prepare for auditions. John works within a modified form of Viewpoints Method (as well as derivative forms of Stanislavsky and Meisner) and lessons involve movement-based warm-ups, grounding exercises, work through improv, and text work/character building. Lessons with more experienced actors or actors looking to improve rep or prepare for auditions will also involve scenework.

About John

I have a huge range of interests in the performing arts. At Northwestern, I trained simultaneously in acting, directing, music theatre, legal studies (for fun), and composition/writing. As a director and a coach, I pride myself on creating a positive atmosphere where actors are encouraged to try the

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Dario
John is very experienced and helpful. More importantly, he has a calming and supportive vibe that I find really helps me stay motivated. Highly recommend!
Katy
I have worked with John as both an actor and a writer in a professional capacity. He directed me during my first foray into immersive theatre and was so terrific at breaking down concepts and offering his insight and experience while still treating the process as collaborative. I cannot recommend working with John as a student or a collaborator highly enough. Although I have not worked with him in a musical capacity, the work of his I have had the opportunity to witness is first class as a composer, lyricist, and musician. Most importantly, thanks to John, I have found my own voice as an immersive artist.
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Dax L.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Deans List from William Paterson University
  • Bachelor's Degree from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 2019
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Dax L.

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Hello! I'm Dax L., As a coach, my approach is kind, down to earth, and non-judgemental, but I make sure to give constructive criticism because without it, you cannot and will not improve. I have studied with a wide array of different acting coaches. I am also a producer, director, and screenwriter. Now having finally had the privilege of being the casting director for the film I produced, I have invaluable knowledge to share with you on what to do and what not to do when auditioning (both self-tapes and in person) if you choose to make one of our lessons an industry coaching lesson. For acting coaching, I have helped actors have that "WOW it finally makes sense" moment, where they understand what they had been lacking all along.. unpredictability! In my opinion, the things an actor needs to do to stand out in an audition is be unpredictable, believable, and fully focused. I am super excited to team up with TakeLessons and I hope to be your new coach!

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About Dax

Dax Lily is available for online lessons in the categories of teaching acting to beginners, teaching acting specifically for the camera, teaching actor’s and performers how to stand out on social media as well as organically grow their social media presence. Dax has been acting for over 19 years a

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Yaritza
Great acting coach! She is a great listener and easy to talk too, she helps you understand your character and how too bring it to life, always look forward to her classes!
Colin
Great teacher! Has been extremely helpful preparing me for my roles!
James B.
Dax was an amazing instructor. I've trained for a couple of years and I have already learned so much with the first session. I look forward to our next session.

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"The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!"
Mathew
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I enjoy my class every time I go. Rebecca is a fun teacher, even though she keeps me focused. We are always thinking outside the box on how to make class better for me personally. I like that she is flexible and cares about how I learn. One of the things I appreciate most is that she points out what I do well and what I should improve in, whereas some of my teachers in the past only focus on one or the other."
Emma Atkins
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"I've never acted before, and Shauna was warm, welcoming, and instantly made me feel comfortable. She creates a space that is open and relaxing. I am really looking forward to our work together."
Jack
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Great lesson! Maria is really insightful and gives very pratical advice. I felt like I learned more in just one session with Maria than I learned in an entire class. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Stan
Took Acting lessons from Maria S.
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"thank you mrs.kelsey you inspire me to be the best I can at voice acting"
Catalina
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Incredibly helpful. Had an answer for every question. She is supremely qualified and it shows. Left with a better understanding of myself as an actor and what I need to be doing to succeed. Thanks Alex!"
Jackson
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra 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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"Amy was wonderful! She made me feel so comfortable and gave me many points to help me be successful in my new career!"
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"My daughter really enjoys Adam's energy, integrity and no fluff attitude. His advice and coaching are spot on and in a few sessions, she has really opened up to what needs to be worked on and where her strengths are."
Alaina
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"Great instructor, motivating, with passion , having a good influence. I would recommend Jason for everyone who would like to increase their acting passion . Kasia"
Katarzyna
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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