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Amelia N.

Arlington, VA
Starting at $50
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2002
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Amelia N.

Arlington, VA


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Hello! Thank you for stopping by my profile.

I have been teaching acting and dance (ballet and jazz) for the past twelve years in the Washington D.C. metro area. My biggest successes have been working with students preparing for college theatre auditions and with young performers entering the professional world.

I work with singers, actors and dancers. If you would like to work with me as a dancer, you will be responsible for finding and renting the studio space.

My goal is for you to create honest work. I will gear you to the choices that are right for the piece. I approach acting technique through a variety of methods including Stanislavsky.

As a performer, you will be fully prepared for a successful audition, rehearsal, or performance.

Please take a look at my background and experience and let me know if you have any questions.

About Amelia

Amelia graduated from Fordham University, Lincoln Center in New York City with a B.A. in Performance, and a Masters in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University. She has worked on Broadway, in regional theatre, and film. Some rules include: Puck in a Midsummer Night's

February 2, 2017
Theodore L.
Amelia was great. She provided excellent instruction, adapted to my style of learning and gave me a targeted plan to help me improve my acting skills throughout the course of my lessons. As a beginner, I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for my introduction to the world of acting.
November 20, 2016
Very lovely person, great teacher, good start. Onward! See you in Hollywood! :)
August 12, 2016
Great, supportive teacher. The sessions are useful and motivating to become better in acting.
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Patrick A.

Washington, DC
Starting at $42
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2013
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Patrick A.

Washington, DC


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I am a British musician with 5 years experience teaching singing, music theory, choir and conducting. All ages welcome. Lessons are customised to the needs of each student. I'm a patient teacher who can help you achieve your musical potential. Do get in touch with any questions you have - I'd be delighted to hear from you!

About Patrick

I am professional singer and conductor, with music degrees from King's College London and Cambridge University. I like to encourage my singing students to develop a healthy vocal technique, and to apply this to music that they love to sing. I know how joyful this process can be from my own study,

October 30, 2019
I’m just a beginner. I appreciate how patient and merciful Patrick as I try to work my way past mistakes and he’s encouraging. He explains things clearly and thanks to his lessons and guidance I’m already making a little progress.
August 4, 2019
Abdulaziz S.
Capable, courteous, and very well versed in his field. Patrick's flexible schedule made it possible for us to cram for an upcoming test, on short notice.
Conveniently, he's preparing to teach a university cpurse on the same subject matter.
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Joe W.

Arlington, VA
Starting at $70
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • The college of musical knowledge... from School of experience in the rehearsal studio, stage and recording studio.
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Instruction and coaching: Public speaking as an individual or as part of a group discussion. Also one person performance to interacting with others in any stage production. We'll cover voice control, movement, interacting with an audience, preparation and making your time on stage comfortable as well as memorable.

About Joe

NOTE: WILL TRAVEL to N. VA. LOCATIONS ONLY. Innovative and enthusiastic harmonica, music & oral performance coach - live and in person - Get playing right away and up your performance chops! - Fun and informative sessions from a pro harp player and stage performer. All harp styles: Blues/Rock/Sou

June 24, 2019
Joe is a fantastic teacher who understands how to support students own work to develop their confidence and technique!
April 17, 2019
Great first lesson. Joe is very personable and knowledgeable. I look forward to our future lessons.
October 15, 2017
Jun XIe
Very Patient Teacher, Recommend it!

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Cândida L. B.

Voice Acting
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Awarded Artist in International Residency from National Foundation of Arts (Brazil)
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This class is designed for preparing auditions, shows, recordings, performances in general. I'll coach you on text, body and voice to prepare your performance, based on techniques like Linklater, Lucid Body and Somatic Voice.

About Cândida L.

In English, Portuguese or Spanish! Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with proper and modern methodologies to teach Piano, voice, ear training, music theory, music history, composition, and songwriting - in person and online! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in

October 15, 2019
I love it. I am learning and improving so much.
October 3, 2019
Jing K.
Ms. Candida is the best teacher ever!!! My son is 6 years old and very hard to handle but Ms. Candida is always so caring and patient with him and my son loves Ms. Candida's class very much and learn A LOT from her! Really amazing teacher!! :)
October 1, 2019
Mark G.
We absolutely love Candida. She seems to be able to connect to my 8 years old which I constantly have to push to practice, so and I cannot ask for more honestly. I'm just happy he's so excited to go to the class. Worth every $ and trust me I just moved in NYC and the lessons are double the price than in NJ.
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Seth D.

Speaking Voice
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Composition from Lamont School Of Music
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I will help you be able to speak in front of an audience with ease and confidence!!! As well as help with a speech , enunciation, and breathing correctly!!

I have been teaching over sixteen years.

I tailor each individual lesson to that persons goals, needs, wants, and styles.

About Seth

Seth is available for one on one lessons on Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Guitar, Vocals and Music Theory. Available to all styles, ages and levels in your home or mine in Los Angeles, CA. Lessons are tailored to the individual styles and goals. Seth has been teaching for over sixteen years primar

May 8, 2018
Danielle T.
Great match for my daughter. Seth is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable in his home and he shares freely his wealth of knowledge. A pleasant experience.
March 19, 2018
Kyler L.
Getting connected to the internet was a pain but once that was done the lesson one very well looking forward to more
April 13, 2016
Bob G.
First lesson. Lots to learn!
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Cinti L.

Stand Up Comedy
Starting at $42
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Students can expect to learn the basics of stand-up Comedy. Students will also learn how to use the basic information to create a tailor made 1 to 5 minute Stand Up Comedy Routine that they can perform. Students should be prepared to sign on for a minimum of 8 lessons in order to benefit for this experience.

About Cinti

Cinti Laird started teaching organically as a result of being a professional actress in Children's Theater in New York City. As a Teaching Artist she traveled locally performing live educational shows in elementary schools. Following the tour Cinti was asked to teach in a classroom set up on a NY

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"Kelsey is a great instructor . She brought out the emotions I thought I didn't have. She made me feel relaxed and I had fun with her teaching style. Thank you Kelsey. You are the best instructor ever"
- Mary-Martha
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
"John Henry Soto is a very inspirational artist! His abilities in many fields of The Arts is amazing. He is professional in every area he works in. John is funny, knowledgeable and very willing to do whatever it takes to help creative people to succeed while also being very easy to work with. Highly recommended."
- Leigh-Ann
Took Film Acting lessons from John Henry S.
"I recommend anyone who is serious about digging deeper into self, character portrayals, and expanding within any area of the Arts industry to seriously consider working with John as an inspiring instructor and mentor.

John is an excellent teacher who knows how to assist you in reaching your best personal results. Whether you you’re already an entertainment professional, acting as a hobby, or you just want to see what potential lies within you for a career in the Arts, John can assist you in discovering your strongest path.

Since I was a student in his Oakland Technical High School Drama class, John’s honesty, expertise, and patience has been extremely instrumental in every aspect of my career. The improvisational instruction, memorization techniques, professional dramatic arts techniques, and relevant advice he taught me over the years has led me to write and perform more than a dozen plays. John and I reconnected 27 years later while I worked as a professional journalist with Public Radio, and he became the creative advisor for my touring theatrical production.

By working one-on-one with John, I have taken my performing arts to career heights I never predicted possible with my modest dreams as his 9th grade Drama student. It’s because of John that I have further developed my own signature style in improvisation, drama, literary arts, and the entertainment industry. Now it’s your turn to fly with John and see what heights your talent can take you to soar!"
- Anita
Took Acting lessons from Andy H.
"I love Margo! She has a way with helping me understand my own voice in a simple way. She doesn't over-complicate things and working with her is a lot of fun."
- Renee
Took African Dance lessons from Margo L.
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"Brad is a FANTASTIC teacher! He has taught many classes with Christian Youth Theater (CYT) and is our Improv coach in McHenry county. Our kids and parents absolutely adore him!!! He works so well with the kids that at our annual overnight camp this summer, one of his students was able to lead an improv game in front of 120 people. Our kids have grown enormously through Brad’s teaching and they just love being around him."
- Gina Beck, Class Coordinator for CYT Chicago
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brad W.
"Lucky to have found a very personable, experienced and professional instructor. During our first lesson, we discussed my ultimate goals, my objective for each lesson, and I even have homework for next week! Feeling excited!"
- Anna
Took Voice Acting lessons from Michael L.
"Very pleasant and extremely helpful! Thank you!!!"
- Amanda
Took Film and TV Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
"Kendal was very happy with Jessie.... I think it will be a great fit!

- Kendal
Took Acting lessons from Jessie M.
"Kelsey is such a great acting teacher. She's very patient with beginners like myself and also a great communicator. She gave me tips and a knowledge on film acting which I will carry on forever. I recommend very highly to taking her class."
- Alexandria
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
"James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!"
- Nicholas
Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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