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Cara Isadora M.

(54)
Norfolk, VA
Starting at $25
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  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German, Latin, Hebrew, Czech
  • B.A.A.S. from Lamar University
  • Awarded First Place Winning Vocalist from NATS Houston Greater Chapter
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I’ve been acting since the age of 5 on stage. I have a vast resources of scenes to learn and exercises. There will also be a chance to perform and attend a mate class

About Cara Isadora

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and

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October 2, 2019
Elyse Douglas
I like her! It's the first lesson with her & looking forward to the next.
June 5, 2018
Rodney J.
She took me to my weaknesses. Information on voice exercises. Mimic sounds of emotion to enhance vocal range. Overall, great instruction!
March 13, 2018
Ashley
I love taking lessons with Ms. Cara! She is very patient and kind, and I greatly appreciate that in a teacher!!
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Andrew Y.

(38)
Acting
Starting at $25
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew Y.

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Focusing on diverse techniques, including types of characters, staging, blocking of scenes, costuming, creating characters, improv and games for each concept.
In the past years we've done excerpts from The Polar Express, The Wizard of Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and George and the Marvelous Medicine.
This summer of 2014, we're doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where we are discussing staging, blocking, creating costumes and props.
We are constantly play games to reinforce the techniques presented each week and the students always have fun. They walk away confident and wanting to learn more.
Spend time on costuming and set design, by creating with the materials we find at Goodwill, thrift stores and other retail businesses. We look over the characters descriptions and utilize our creative to flow with costuming and scenery.

About Andrew

Obtained an Associates in Arts at Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS. Obtained a Bachelors in Music Education from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. I'm an accomplished accompanist and vocalist, with 10 plus years of expertise. Currently, I’m a volunteer worship leader at church

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July 8, 2019
john
Andrew is a fantastic teacher! He puts in hard work and creates a fun environment to learn
May 23, 2019
Allison
We have had a great experience with Andrew teaching our daughter piano. He works great with kids and has a wide range of teachable skills. He organizes fun events for his students that showcase their hard work. I am really pleased with our decision to enroll our daughter in his program, she has a lot of fun and has learned a lot in a short amount of time.
May 21, 2019
Brent
I can't choose a subject because Andrew teaches so many different things in his piano lessons that I would be doing him a disservice if I chose just one.

As a former piano lessons taker myself, I must admit that I had some lofty expectations for my daughter's piano lessons. On the first day of lessons for her, I knew that we were in great hands. Andrew has exceeded my expectations with every turn. And a fun and lighthearted way, and through games, activities, and fingers on the piano , Andrew helps the young learner learn the most important thing about music: it's fun! Theory is fun, composition is fun, ear training is fun, performance is fun. As a musician myself, I'd almost forgot. Andrew has helped me to remember, and is instilling these values in my daughter.

Thank you Andrew for being so awesome.
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Nikisha Z.

(13)
Film and TV Acting
Starting at $65
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  • Background Checked
  • Bachelor of Science from University of Cincinnati
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Nikisha Z.

(13)

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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 99. 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 photo

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September 17, 2019
Yohance F.
I was very pleased with Nikisha
Very nice,well spoken,informative
Answered all my questions
An absolute pleasure to work with!!!
April 24, 2019
abigail
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!!!
April 24, 2019
Felicienne
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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Christine J.

(9)
Speaking Voice
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Do you speak publicly? Give presentations? Preach? Do you have "stage fright" or a heavy accent? I can help!!!

About Christine

Christine has been a professional in the theatre since 1992. She received her training from Boston Conservatory and New York University and has been a company member in Tony-award winning regional theatres. Christine specializes in vocal production, has a three-octave range and is adept at va

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October 19, 2017
Carolyn
Christine was beyond helpful. Patient, smart, talented, caring and gave me direction that helped in just one class. Can't wait to take more! She is amazing!
June 13, 2017
Saundra
Christine is a great teacher: clear, simple instruction, patient, affirming, warm. She has a wonderful voice and knows her craft.
July 8, 2016
Mericale C.
Christine was wonderful so good with my granddaughter. She was very patient and understanding. My granddaughter Just loved her!
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Danielle L.

(39)
Voice Acting
Starting at $85
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded United Nations Songs for Peace Award from United Nations
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Voice Acting is a blast! I've enjoyed doing it professionally for two decades and I love it now even more than when I started. I love to work with students, enthusiasts and professionals of all ages- honing technique, developing their various styles, recording their V.O. reels and helping them to start making money using their voices!

About Danielle

Hello Students / Parents! I specialize in providing a safe, fun and empowering space for each student to reach their goals - whether that be for the novice whose been wrongfully told they shouldn't pursue their passion, the more experienced musician/actor/poet/speaker looking to do more, or the

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March 12, 2019
Elizabeth
Ms. Danielle is a wonderful / excellent instructor. I booked 10 sessions with Ms. Danielle for vocal training and it was worth every dollar. I am singing this week at a big event, and because of Ms. Danielle vocal training, I am prepared to sing three back to back songs with the strongest voice ever!!!! Ms. Danielle doesn't know it yet, but I do plan to make her my life vocal coach.
March 7, 2019
Rob
The rating says it all. Best. Instructor. Ever. Danielle is amazing. She's so patient and kind and loving. Half the reason I take lessons from her is because she makes me feel so good about myself. She's so much more than a singing teacher. She's a creative guide. She will help you move beyond self doubt and explore your creativity. And of course, my rhythm and pitch are improving rapidly. Can't recommend her enough!
November 10, 2018
Liz T.
I enjoy my first lesson with Ms. Danielle. She is a great singing coach. I am looking forward to learning great singing skills from this instructor.
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Quinn V.

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Acting
Starting at $67
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Whether its Acting for the Camera or onstage I have had the privilege to study with some of the best acting coaches both in New York and Los Angeles while working on Broadway and Television.

About Quinn

Quinn VanAntwerp is a Broadway and Television actor that prides himself on helping performers cultivate their unique abilities in order to take their skills to the next level. He is best known for his work as the longest running Bob Gaudio in the Broadway Company of the Tony Award Winning Musica

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"My daughter had a great first session. She identified my daughters areas of weakness and began immediately to help improve them. Looking forward to our next session."
- Taylor
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"Jason made me feel comfortable and gave great direction.......I don't know what I am doing and he is a good teacher !"
- londun
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Normally, I don't write reviews for teachers until a couple of months have passed, but I acquiesce as TakeLessons keep on spamming me to write a review. Unlike other reviews, I'm not going to act as an echo chamber for five-star reviews. This review is based on two months with her after ten one hour online lessons through Skype.

Let's start with the positives. Denise puts in a good amount of effort in teaching you. She's flexible with accommodating your schedule, and she tailors her lessons based on what your goals are. This is evident from her referring to her notes when beginning her lessons with me. She also isn't a clock watcher who makes sure your lesson ends straight on the minute unlike some other teachers.

Is she effective as a speaking voice teacher? So far, yes there has been some progress made. Her methodology might be a bit more different than other speaking voice teachers I studied under. Other teachers focus more on the phonetic sounds, while Denise linger more toward stretches probably due to her dancing background. If you don't like Yoga type of stretches, you may be in for a bad time.

Keep in mind that due to my focus on developing a voice for acting, I'm also not having a pure speaking voice lesson as my lessons are intertwined with monologue work too. If you wish to take speaking voice lessons for public speaking, your mileage may vary.

So why a one-star deduction? Denise at the start can be pushy with trying to sell you more lessons. I mean it goes without saying that of course you'll see improvements faster if you can devote more time to any class, but time and money are factors that everyone should always consider. Let's be frank, private lessons on TakeLessons aren't cheap (unless you're rich of course). I was annoyed when she repeated her tactic three times, enough that it affected my decision to nearly not renew my monthly lessons with her.

She did cease when it seem like I wouldn't budge. Nevertheless, the pushiness did leave my experience a bit tainted, which made me question her sincereness with her excitement and positive reinforcement at times. I continue to give her a chance though because I do feel there's an ongoing improvement with my speech and line delivery. Also because we get along despite being complete opposites in some ways (which seem to frustrate and intrigue her). Despite being my teacher, I see her as a peer in a way because of how close in age we are, but I digress as this review is about her effectiveness as a teacher.

I would recommend giving Denise a try if you’re an actor seeking a speaking voice teacher. In person lessons are still best, but she has proven to be effective as an online teacher despite being a tad pushy with having you buy more lessons from her."
- Lenny
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Denise P.
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"8 months now! Awesome teacher. Not a minute of dollar wasted..."
- Ben & Emily
Took Acting lessons from Tyler S.
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"My Granddaughter, Nya, LOVED Ali from the time she met her. Ali is a Great Teacher, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER! My Granddaughter wants to continue with Ali on a continuous basis! Thanks Ali"
- Nya Monet
Took Acting lessons from Ali R.
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"Instructor was great! The web site link did not work with an apple mac book pro using safari, it only worked with Chrome thanks to Natasha's help, so please add that important memo for mac users! regards--charles"
- Charles
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Natalya Z.
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"Jen is great! Knowledgable and kind."
- Robyn
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Jennifer J.
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"Alexandra has been great! She has really taken my skill to the next level. She's very talented and really knows how to break down a scene. She's so passionate about what she does that it makes it fun to learn from her - she is always so patient and takes the time to work through any issue I'm having. I'm already seeing a difference in my auditions! I highly recommend working with her!"
- Bridgette
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"My son is really having a great experience . He is learning a lot and plans on continuing his lessons"
- Nick
Took Acting lessons from Marie-France M.
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"Ms. Carissa Meagher is an excellent teacher. She definitively inspires you to want to learn."
- Solains
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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