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Maria S.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French, German, Italian
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King

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Suzie P.
I had so much fun and I’m so excited for more lessons! Maria is awesome.
Isabella
Awesome instructor. My daughter was very happy, even to have homework
Ben S.
Excellent with both songwriting and singing.
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April S.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 21 to 80
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April S.

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Studied 'acting' with at Strasberg Institute, NYC: Walter Lott/Lee Strasberg instructors.
Performed in various off-broadway productions around NYC. Traveled with 'bus and truck tour of the Broadway play: No Place to be Somebody. Performed with NEC acting ensemble. Taught 'drama' while working as Board of Education teacher in public school. Method Acting Techniques are part of the training. Students will explore the 'senses' as part of sense memory techniques and learn monologues and dialogue training to sustain a deeper implementation of emotional using acting tools.

About April

I'm a 'classically trained' voice teacher who specializes in the biology of singing: JAZZ, R&B, POP, and GOSPEL. I have performance arts training and experience and have a liberal arts degree from Columbia University/Master of Fine Arts Education from City College of NY. I perform as a Jazz

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Pamela M.
It was amazing!!
She taught me some few short simple steps in the first lesson
Olivia
April has such precision, kindness and astute ears. Thank you so much for helping me go back to basics, slow myself down and be consistent in my practice!
Mara
I studied with April S. for a year; I see my “great” improvements; breathing, holding notes, and discovering that I wasn’t tone deaf. I loved every second of every minute I spent learning to sing with April S. I plan to take more lessons in the future. It was my joy studying with April S.; it was a life long dream of mine to learn how to sing properly. I’m not where I want to be, but I’m so confident that with more lessons I will achieve everything I want with April S. as my vocal instructor.
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Nikisha Z.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $200
  • Awarded Whose Who Among Black Professionals from Cincinnati's Black Professional s Magazine
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Nikisha Z.

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My Focus is Monologues ONLY. Retaining your script (retention), pronunciation, articulation, volume, speed, poise, posture, presentation and more. Need help writing your script? I can help with that too. Let's begin!

About Nikisha

Her approach to make-up is straightforward, less is more. With over 20 years of teaching experience to men, women and children, Nikisha brings confidence, knowledge and technique to all of her students. Her professional fun charisma assist them in just keeping it simple. Certified & Accredite

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Mayra
Nikisha is a great instructor and knows her stuff when it comes to makeup and skincare. I learned some new tips that I've been putting into practice which has elevated my makeup game! There were some scheduling conflicts which she cleared up quickly and was much appreciated. I definitely recommend reaching out to Nikisha for a makeup lesson if you haven't already!
Aisha
I had a good lesson with Nikisha, she is professional and friendly at the same time. I had most of my questions answered, she provided support before and after the lesson as well.
Kassandra Robinson
Nikisha provided makeup lessons to my 12 year old daughter once a week. She was very loving, kind, and patient with my daughter and flexible with our schedules. What I appreciate most is that she met my daughter on her skill level and then slowly built her up. Not only did she teach my daughter how to apply makeup, but she also taught her the importance of cleaning her face before and after applying makeup. My daughter enjoyed the lessons so much, I signed her up for additional lessons. I highly recommend Nikisha.
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J W.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • BA, Theatre from North Carolina Central University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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J W.

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Have you always wanted to be an actor? Want to learn some of the essential acting techniques? Ready to shake off the rust and get back on stage? I will help you to build confidence also help you build a solid foundation of acting methods and techniques all while tailoring them to your personal goals. It is my goal to give you a WOW experience like no other and inspire you to make the next steps within your goals. My acting classes are filled with fun, laughter, excitement and will help motivate you to pursue your dreams in life. Let me help you reach you goals so that you may share your gift with the world. #SupportTheArts

About J

I am a professional actor, writer, director and acting coach. I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Art, specifically in Theatre. I am also a graduate of Savannah College of Arts & Design with a Masters of Fine Arts, with a focus on performing arts. Acting student

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Kimberlee
He is the best acting coach. This has been an amazing experience for my daughter. My 13 year old has been taking acting lessons with him for a few months now. I’ve seen tremendous progress with her. He motivates her and pushes her to her full potential. I️ recommend anyone that has any interest in acting, please sign up. You will not regret it!!!!!!
Isaac Cotto
An amazing acting coach! Makes me feel motivated and excited to learn something new every class and always has a positive attitude!
Nicholas
Truly one of the most fun experiences I’ve had learning acting! Such an enjoyable and comforting environment to be in. I’ve learned so much as a beginning actor and would absolutely recommend anyone to him. You will for sure get your money’s worth!!
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John G.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • MFA Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
  • Teaching since 2015
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John G.

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I specialize in coaching actors for auditions for film, television, agents, casting directors, theatrical performances or drama schools. Whether you are starting out on your journey as an actor or already have extensive experience, together we will make your audition distinctive. You may need one or two sessions to prepare for a self tape, or to work over an extended time to craft a role for film or theater. I will be there, in your corner, to help you focus your creativity and be successful.

I will help you define the specific situation of your character; and ask you provocative questions to help you journey deeply into the role. We will find the key to tapping into your own life experience to bring the role to life. In addition, I can give you tips on setting up your home studio.

The industry has changed dramatically in the past two years. SELF TAPING your auditions and submitting the digital media to casting directors, agents and film producers has become the new ...

About John

I am a professional New York based actor with 25 years of experience. A graduate of The Actors Studio, New School University, MFA, I have performed Off Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Theatre Row. In 2015 I began co-producing and acting in short films with Sideway Bro

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Raissa
John is fantastic to work with! He gets you to ask the right questions to get to the heart of a scene and of your character. He is incredibly intuitive and drawing from his experience as an actor and a director he creates a collaborative atmosphere that helps your creativity flourish!
Becca
John is such a great coach and teacher! He coached me for my upcoming play. John created such a safe environment, asked so many thought provoking questions, challenged me, provided innovative ideas, and gave me great insight into my character development. He is extremely professional, always very prepared for our sessions, and gives very helpful feedback. He always goes above and beyond. It is very evident that he is so passionate about our work and about helping me grow. I always feel so comfortable and encouraged in our coachings. I would absolutely recommend John as an acting coach and teacher!
Megan
John recently helped me with a zoom audition. He guided me to choices that were more nuanced and more honest. I got a callback! The director loved the audition and I loved working with John. Very wise and patient.
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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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Paislee
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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"Vandi is very nice, kind and thoughtful. My Son enjoyed Vandi’s instruction - such as improv which requires a lot imagination. Thank you Vandi."
Luther
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"David was very personable and really helped get my child to open up and she enjoyed her first lesson more than words can describe. I had reservations about the online platform for teaching, but I was very wrong! I highly recommend David as an acting teacher and I am looking forward to watching my daughter grow!"
Dianna
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Andrew is knowledgeable and relaxing. There's no pressure, only teaching."
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Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"She was very informative and very sweet with her honesty. Due to the background she has, her words are extremely dependable."
Shanisa
Took Acting lessons from Nicole C.
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"I enjoy every class. Andrew is alot of fun, very creative and a great instructor. I always look forward to every class session."
Davon
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"My 11yr old son had his first lesson with David last night. David was wonderful! My son was extremely nervous but said David did a great job of making him feel comfortable and explaining things to him so he could understand. My son was so so excited after his lesson and wanted to know when his next lesson would be! We are very happy with our decision to take lessons with David!"
Tyler
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Vandi was patient with our teenaged daughter who needed help for a school play audition. Our daughter got the female lead and we don't think she would have without the confidence and skills provided by Vandi. We are signing up for more lessons now that has the part!"
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"He's a really great guy and he cares a lot about his students. My most favorite thing about him is that he has legitimate acting experience in television and film, and doesn't charge $30-$60 per hour per class. He is a busy man, but he always makes sure that he has time for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to take up acting :)"
Deja
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Tom is a very sweet and understanding teacher. Our first lesson was great and cannot wait for the next one!"
Dimitra
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Amazing instructor! Very easy-going and makes you feel comfortable so you're able to perform at your very best. Has strong visions for what will help her students flourish as artists. HIGHLY recommended for novice and intermediate actors!"
Phil
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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