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Stephen H.

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Private Theater Acting Teacher

All ages/levels welcome.

Focus is on truthful spontaneity, emotional connection, relaxation and ease, auditioning, and scene study.

About Stephen

Want to belt like Beyonce?
Broadway dreams?
Act in Movies?
Voice-overs?
Learn how to write hit songs?
Need help taking your public speaking and/or sales presentations to the next level?

Tap Into Your Artistry is the ultimate (online) gym for serious, aspiring and professional performers who want to train like a pro in the fields of: TV/Film acting, Broadway, and the Music industry.

Hi, I'm Stephen.

I'm a vocal trainer, private/on-set acting coach, show-biz consultant, and songwriting teacher. My specialty is pop/rock, broadway, on camera, live presentations/sales, and helping songwriters find their voice, both lyrically and sonically.

Discover the fastest and most efficient way to build, strengthen, and condition your voice. Simple, safe, systematic weekly vocal exercises that embrace a Zen like approach with an a

thletic mentality.

I'm also a SAG-AFTRA and AEA actor and ASCAP songwriter and producer. If you want to learn more about auditioning, acting in movies, performing musicals/plays on Broadway, writing your own songs, and developing show-biz career strategy, (headshots, meeting agents/managers, etc) I help TIYA members every day achieve their artistic dreams.

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I have been singing since I was 3, anything and everything from Michael Jackson to Elvis Presley to Luciano Pavarotti. Originally from Colorado, I studied music/theatre, as well as vocal pedagogy at The University of Colorado at Boulder, where I graduated with highest honors. I made my Broadway debut in "The Phantom of the Opera" at age 24. I also performed in "Chess in concert" as a featured rock tenor soloist at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway with Josh Groban. I have understudied and performed lead roles in the first AEA National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Whistle Down the Wind." Regionally, I have played many lead roles all over the United States in productions including "Les Miserables," "Miss Saigon," "The Wild Party," and "She Loves Me."

I have recently released a singing online course. Feel free to check out Udemy and look for Sing Like You've Always Imagined to see what is new!

As an ASCAP recording artist, currently I am working in the studio with a full production team on my first pop/rock album. I also often sing on demos for producers and write songs for other artists in many different genres.

As a TV/Film actor, most recently I was on set with Marvel's "Luke Cage" on Netflix, and I played the lead role of (Abraham) Lincoln in the SAG-AFTRA short film, "These Honored Dead." I also have played lead roles in 4 SAG-AFTRA short films, as well as the comedic lead in a SAG-AFTRA Web-series pilot, "Bodega Nights." I was called back for producers as a Series Regular for both Cinemax and HBO.

TIYA clients include (aspiring) Broadway performers, Film and TV actors, singer-songwriters, voice-over artists, news anchors, dancers, comedians, corporate sales presenters, as well as karaoke enthusiasts, and songwriting hobbyists.

My TIYA members have performed on television in Smash, Glee, and venues around NYC ranging from The Underground, Le Poisson Rouge, Drom, Cornelia Street Cafe, Arlene’s Grocery, to the Broadway productions of Ghost, Sister Act, Evita, Wicked, West Side Story, South Pacific, The Phantom of the Opera, and Rent to name a few.

*** Lesson Details ***
We will always work on whatever you want.

For Singing, as a vocal technician/trainer I am like going to the gym for your voice. My exercises are safe, simple, and most importantly, I teach you how to practice correctly.

For ACTing, we can explore both the foundation itself, building your acting chops with monologues and scenes, as well as learning how to audition-- the tricks of the trade mastering the camera frame and how to create memorable auditions for TV/Film.

For Songwriting, we can explore the fundamentals of both lyrics and music, as well as catchy hooks, production, and song structure.

You may use my time however you wish (Voice, Acting, Songwriting, or Artistic/Career guidance).

Most vocal sessions will usually be a combination of strengthening/conditioning exercises, and then exploring/performing a song.

The TIYA vocal training method is uniquely my own as it combines both Bel Canto and Speech Level Singing. Emphasis is on developing a relaxed, released, authentic vocal timbre to sing in any style. Concepts explored include: Coordination, Registration, and Intonation. Chest, Head, Edge, and Pharyngel registration, 2 instruments in 1, posture, breath management, vocal cord adduction, trigger phrases, ring, consistency, and more. 

Most ACTing sessions will be theatre monologues, TV/Film sides and/or On camera auditioning craft.

Career consultations usually include how to get an agent, headshots, branding, and marketing to align your artistic dreams with a strategy for success.

***Studio Equipment***
-Yamaha PSR 950 Keyboard
-SONY Handycam DCR SR100
-600W Continuous Lighting Kit
-Omni Directional Lavier
-Adjustable InnoGear Microphone Boom
-Blue Snowball Microphone
-Mac Thunderbolt Display
-MacPro
-YAMAHA Guitar
-Meinl Cajon
-BOSE Wave music system
-iPhone 8 Plus
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January 25, 2019
Daisy
Patient and easy to work with :)
March 7, 2018
Alexis
Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him.
January 19, 2018
Loren L.
Very good! Stephen creates a very comfortable setting to try your best in.

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Larry P.

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I have a Master's Degree in Education, and teach all levels of acting and directing for the stage and/or screen. Whether you need a video presentation for your boss or you want to try your hand at live theatre, from the community stage to that professional audition, I can help.

Please Note: This course is designed to be for teens and adults, 16 and up.

I have experience both as an actor and a director, at both the community and professional level

About Larry

***My Takelessons Blog Posts:***
http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-in-famous-Shakespeare-plays
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-have-stage-presence

My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have a Master's Degree in Education (Higher Ed. and Curriculum Development). I have a Tutoring and Educational Consulting business of my own, working with excellent education partners like Takelessons.

My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and my specialization is geared in four areas:

1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science).

2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the

research for them), essays, creative writing - including citation & formatting.

3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including Shakespeare.

4) Test Prep: ACT, SAT, PSAT, ISEE, TACHS

***My Promise to You***

I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking and answering questions, as well as providing information.

***My Expectation of You***

That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, and a willingness to learn and have fun.

***Lesson Details***

*The Humanities*
The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.

*Papers*
Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.

*Drama*
I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.
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Joseph M.

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Private Theater Acting Teacher

35 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor;

Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.

My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current

clients), full of success story after success story!

22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students

into All-County,

All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100.

I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.

My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won

Grammys.........

I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....

I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.

I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
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September 5, 2019
Ximena L.
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
September 5, 2019
Ximena L.
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
June 9, 2019
Oscar
It is a womderful time for my kid.

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Joseph M.

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Experienced and awarded actor and singer since the age of 5. Let’s have fun!

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 supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and online. Let’s have fun!

My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and p

erform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast. Let’s get started! It’s gonna be great!
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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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Cara Isadora M.

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Like you have heard, Film & TV acting is far from the same as its sibling, Theater acting, and should be taught differently. I'm an experienced Theater and Film acting coach of 8 years, and I have experienced the difference of the stage and screen. Thus, I structure my lessons, so students learn what they want and need to learn, while also building a strong foundation of the serious acting skills they will need.

Come on; you have been acting since you were a child and trying to lie to your parents, let's put those skills to use!

About Christopher

So, I first became interested in acting at age 2 when I learned how to lie, like all kids do. However, my love for it started when I was 9 after I was given a camera for Christmas. My early attempts at films were mostly amateurish and spontaneous...yeah... But in late 2009, however, I started work on a more ambitious project, Beyond Under, inspired by the biblical account of Gideon. As that project took shape, I began to take all forms of storytelling more seriously, a lot of people might say that I actually take storytelling to seriously now. But hay, I look at it this way: if storytelling was a good enough tool for Jesus to use to teach when He walked on earth, then storytelling should probably be taken seriously. Anyway, back to the story. I worked on the script for Beyond Under for a year, then, we spent another year and a half actual

ly filming it. By the time Beyond Under premiered, it was a 95-minute feature film with a cast of about 60..ish. I know, I'm an overachiever.
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Christopher S.

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Acting is such a broad term! What are your goals? Do you want to be in films? Do you want to do Shakespeare? Do you want to be in a sit com? Depending upon what your interests are and where you want to go, we will build a plan together. My philosophy on acting techniques is that they are tools to help you, not tests you pass if you're a good actor and fail if you're a bad one. Different techniques work for different people and it is our job to find out what inspires you.

I've worked as a professional actor for many years, performed on Broadway, have my MFA in Performing Arts, and my BA in Arts and Education. I was an assistant director to Tony-winner Sharon Ott and have written and produced my own work. I have experience in both stage and camera acting, which have specific technical differences, but are both a lot of fun once you get used to the medium. Audition technique, preparing monologues, and creating promotional materials are also things I can help with. Anyone who wants to ...

About Rebecca

My approach is both supportive and pragmatic, based on where each individual's skill set is right now and what your specific goals are. I've had the benefit of both formal instruction as well as a decade in the "school of hard knocks." Climbing up the ladder to earn my Equity Card on a Production Contact taught me a lot and I believe gave me a nuanced perspective as a performer.

Over 95% of my career is from attending open calls, including finding representation and my Broadway debut.

I continue to audition for film, television, and theatre, as well as perform in concerts and other venues. I write and produce my own work and am currently signed with Roth and Associates East.

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September 28, 2019
Sheila
A-mazing! She’s an awesome mentor! Her approach to singing is brilliant in the sense that she helps you explore yourself, your strengths and areas you could work on to improve. She helps you find and utilize your voice in a way that makes a unique artist. She digs in right to the foundation of singing (vocals) and performing. I am glad to have found her! And to add up, I never had a dull moment with her with her sense of humor and caring approach!
July 11, 2019
Sheri
Rebecca is wonderful at helping my daughter learn better public speaking skills.
July 5, 2019
Savannah R.
Rebecca immediately made my granddaughter comfortable. Rebecca is a sweet, charming woman who, I can see, works very well with both children and adults. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to make people feel good about themselves.

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ned L.

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Private Theater Acting Teacher

I've been a professional film, TV and stage actor for over 20 years. I have a lot of experience working in Hollywood as well as independent stage. From improv comedy to serious drama, I stress naturalism in everything I do and that is what I coach.
When learning, I know how important it is to have positive encouragement and support for creative development, and providing that is always my first priority. My goal in coaching is to help actors become the best they can be, and to succeed wherever they are in their artistic journey.

About ned

I'm a passionate, caring acting coach whose number one goal is to help actors find their sincere, authentic truth and express that sincerity within the imaginary circumstances of film, television, and theater. Whether you are interested in a professional career in acting, just curious about the craft, or simply want to be the best actor you can be, I can help you get there.
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"NED LIEBL (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), is a versatile actor who has cultivated a multifaceted career that includes film, television, stage, and improv comedy.

Among his multiple film credits, Ned played vigilante priest ‘Saint’ in Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's CROSS and the sequel CROSS WARS with Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo, Robert Carradine, and Jake Busey. Television credits range from the Discovery Channels's GUILTY or INNOCENT? where

Ned played the starring role of undercover narcotics officer 'Grady Gibson' to the dark comedy pilot SMALL BITS OF HAPPINESS where Ned starred with Jodie Sweetin as a suicide prevention therapist. Ned performed with David Spade and Kevin Farley in the improv mockumentary THE SHEBOYGAN IMPROV FESTIVAL. Ned also performed with the late Chris Farley in the improv comedy troupe “Mixed nuts”. Ned is also an established stage actor. Recent stage roles include: Leonard, a troubled genius writer in "Seminar" (Chance Theater), Lou D’Marco in "Light Sensitive" (Moth Theatre), Aviator in "The Little Prince" (Chance Theater), Mark Loomis in "American Wife" (Antaeus Theatre), and Mechanic in "Middletown" (Chance Theater).

Ned’s extensive coast to coast training includes Second City, William Esper Studio, Stella Adler Studio, Actors Movement Studio, Jeff Corey, Susan Batson, Jeff Goldblum, Miles Stroth, John Markland, Eric Morris, and Richard Seyd (Ned teaches Richard Seyd's Trigger Approach)

What you ultimately have in Ned Liebl is a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and passionately-driven actor/coach who cares about actors, the art of acting, and has over 20 years of professional acting experience on stage and 16 years in Hollywood film and television.

Ned also writes, directs, and enjoys spending time with his family."
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Madison, WI

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Experienced acting teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate acting student! I work with various ages: teens and adults. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be learning to play various characters in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of acting technique, scene analysis, training on the emotions, characterizations, and more. Let's get started!

About Joe

Joe Herrera is a Professional Actor, Acting Instructor, Acting Coach, Director, Producer and Writer. He holds his M.A. in Theatre from Regent University, and is a graduate from the National Michael Chekhov Association; recognized as a Certified Acting Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, through the National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA). He is a Member & Recognized Michael Chekhov Instructor of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). He served as Founder & Acting Instructor of the Michael Chekhov Studio Florida, where he provided professional training for actors, directors and teachers.

As an actor, he is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), since 1994. He has professional experience in theatre, film/TV, and various media venues. He has worked on numerous award winning films; he recently worked with actor

Lily Collins, Chace Crawford, and Simon Pegg no upcoming feature film Inheritance. He also worked with Kevin Sorbo on Christmas movie, "Let There Be Light" in 2017.
 
As an acting instructor he is a physical theatre and movement specialist, teaching various psycho-physical techniques such as: Michael Chekhov, Laban Movement Analysis, Alba Emoting Method, Rasaboxes, and various body-mind connection pedagogies. He also teaches scene study using a fusion of Chekhov with Robert Cohen's G.O.T.E. method, Shakespeare, monologue work, auditioning for the actor for theatre and film, and acting for Film/TV.

Joe also has production experience in directing, producing, casting, stage composition, and production coaching (acting/scene work/characterization).
List of Specialties: Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, Psycho-Physical Acting Technique, Improvisation, Private Coaching for Audition: contemporary or classical, teaching children, teens and adults, Acting Workshops, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Coaching for Film/TV Acting, Stage Acting, Public Speaking (to eliminate any dialects) and Directing Children's Theatre Education Programs.
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Chantel
"First off all I have to say is the when I started the lessons I though that I wouldn't like it but Mrs. KeLee I knew instantly that I would like it just b
ecause of her. As the months go by she helped me with a lot. Like my stage fright, and speaking out. And just for what she has done for me I'm am totally grateful to her for believing in me and helping me succeed. She is a great person and teacher and I hope others think so as well."
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Jane
"I really enjoyed my time with Kelsey. She seems to have a true love of what she is doing. she made me feel comfortable immediately."
Chris
"To be honest I've never acted a day in my life before. Tamika was absolutely wonderful in helping me calm my (obvuously) nervous self, and worked with wha
t I naturally brought to the stage and highlighted my own attributes. By the time I had opening night, I felt more comfortable than presenting to a bunch of investors (which is my day job). Thank you again Tamika, for really helping me develop skills and traits for the acting stage even I didn't know I had in me! I loom forward to working with you again soon!"
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Leya
"Dalia is a complete joy to work with. I come to her anytime I'm preparing for an audition. She make it so fun and makes you feel so comfortable that any n
erves you may be experiencing just evaporate. She is able to see the bigger picture when working on a monologue/scene so the result is really detailed work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to up their audition or acting game, because she really knows her stuff!"
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Jayme
"First acting lesson EVER and it was great! He is an amazing teacher."
Jake
"John is such a wonderful and talented teacher! He’s so enthusiastic and knowledgeable with his lessons always designed to your needs. I would highly recom
mend working with him!"
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Carla
"Teacher took her time with teaching me technique. She took her time with scenes. Good listener. Gave me what I needed for a beginner in discovering charac
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Mia
"I was honored to be a part of multiple theater Productions directed by Rebecca. She is definitely skilled and pushing the actor passes his or her comfort
zone while giving them the tools to push past their personal limitations and is constantly encouraging and upbeat. First as a director, then teacher, then cast member she is a tireless asset and teacher."
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Jose
"Great teacher and excellent motivator. I have been taking lessons for a few weeks now and am very pleased with Tyler's work."

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