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Rebecca B.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 to 17
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rebecca B.

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Veteran children's acting instructor and seasoned playwright with 15+ years of professional experience and a BA in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans. Private acting lessons and coaching for children, ages 5-17, that are personalized and engaging to develop their love for performance and to build their confidence for upcoming auditions or for screenings in talented theater. Lessons on overcoming self-conscious stumbling blocks in the improv and creative process. Specific instruction in each area of the actor's toolbox (mind, body, and voice). Audition prep and self-taping instruction or taping on-site with provided equipment, (lighting and camera) for film/video auditions.

About Rebecca

Hi! I have been teaching children drama classes and writing plays for children for 15+ years now and it has been so much fun! I have learned a lot from all the different types of kids I have worked with and from all the bumps and bruises along the way too. I am excited to share my knowledge with mo

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Max H.

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Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max H.

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Max is an award winning actor and entrepreneur, as well as a published writer and film maker who has performed in dozens of films and plays in New York, Los Angeles, and across the country. Using the techniques of the best of the best including Stanislavski, Carnegie, Hagan, Meisner, Strasberg, Chubbuck, and Adler.

Services For Actors: Acting Coaching - Voice Over Coaching - Audition Prep - Script Analysis - Cold Reading
Commercial Audition Technique - Script Analysis - On-Camera - Scene Study

Services For Businesses: Improv Team Building - Speech Coaching - Sales & Marketing Training - Improv Management & HR Training

About Max

Because of my experience directing theater and making films I have coached many actors over the years. However, I am just starting to dedicate my time to teaching & coaching actors. I incorporate several approaches to acting including Meisner, Strasberg, Hagan, and others built from my vast exper

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Dan S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • PhD Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University
  • Teaching since 2007
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Dan S.

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I've trained at Michael Howard Studios in New York City with Michael Howard and Mimi Turque of The Actors Studio. I am an alum of Broadway Theatre Project and have performed across the world in a variety of theatrical productions.

About Dan

Dan is an accomplished, multi-disciplinary performer (singer, actor, dancer, pianist) and is Founder & CEO of Multiviewing, LLC. (a life-coaching company providing clients a unique, structured, 5-month platform for personal and professional development). Dr. Seda has his PhD in Transpersonal Psy

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Cornelia
Dan is a wonderful piano teacher. We are so grateful that he is teaching our 7 year old daughter. After 4 month she is already playing a couple of songs. She feels encouraged to practice and has always a fun time with Dan.
We give the highest ratings and our best recommendations.
Matisse B.
Dan arrived 15 minutes early - good sign for the 1st practice !
Matisse (8yrs old) says "he is super good because he explains the notes in a way that I will remember".
I thought Piano lesson would be a drag for Matisse but he is really excited :) Happy Mom !!!
Lena H.
Terrific job connecting with my 14 year olds!
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded One Voice Awards from Gravy for the Brain
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

For Improv Acting we'll cover the elements of successful improvisation.

We'll use exercises and games to develop your expression, imagination, spontaneity, creativity, solo work, and work with an ensemble.

We'll create scenes, characters, and scenarios, and develop them into performance pieces.

We'll explore improv as actor training, rehearsal technique, scene study, character development, and professional entertainment, including interactive theatre, immersive theatre, historical improvised theatre. We'll see how to use improvisation in film, television, and onstage.

We'll study verbal improvisation, physical improvisation, improvised pantomime, and the improvised use of props.

And much more. Our improv ...

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Jennifer V.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Multimedia Performing Arts BFA from Lehman College
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jennifer V.

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A lot of acting and learning improv techniques!

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that learning new and different techniques including warm-ups are of importance when it comes to the art of performing. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them ou

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James
I am now more outspoken and less anxious at my job from studying improv!
Boris
I learned how to sing so much better!
Marcia
I am learning to speak Spanish with Jennifer. She’s so patient and very thorough. She ensures understanding of the material before moving on. Even her tests are fun. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she’s very caring and kind. I look forward to my classes. 100% recommend!
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James W.

92 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, Australian English, American English, British English
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
  • Several Schools from Various
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James W.

92 Reviews
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How to move with confidence and poise, Think on your feet~ unleash a barrage of one liners and "be on a roll". Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame or be a trouper who makes a living at Improv.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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Alex
I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push onward in my training. Since he has experience in the industry, he was able to tell me (truthfully) what I need to expect when my career takes off someday. That aside, we read through screenplays, did some accent work, improved a bit before every class, and talked about the power of positivity/confidence. I learned a little bit of everything from him. If you’re looking to get started on your path to an acting career, James is definitely your guy! He’ll do whatever he can to prepare you for your crazy journey through the industry.
Michael Largent
Where do I start, Mr. Walsh is an amazing coach and even better person. His classes extend beyond what he is teaching you, with life insights and showing you how to free your mind and be more positive on a daily basis.
donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals

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"Will is one of the best improvisers I've ever had the chance to work with and learn from! He is super energetic, in-tune with his students, and his work is quite dynamic. I love his kinetic and playful style! Not only will you have fun in his class, but you will certainly get a new perspective, and feel totally supported all the way through."
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"Will and I performed and taught together for years in NYC. He is the best! He really focuses on spontaneity and supporting his partner. When you work with him, you won’t have to worry about being funny or clever. He will help you learn to improvise in your own unique way."
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"Will is awesome! Very patient , knowledgeable, encouraging, and entertaining! I felt very at ease and comfortable with him during our lessons, as improv is something new for me. He really knows his stuff!"
stephanie
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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"Arlys is so talented and has so much experience, you can see this in her teaching. Probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet!"
Issabelle
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"James made my son feel very comfortable for his first session!"
Erin Virgili
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"My daughter is brand new to acting. She was really nervous for her first lesson. Once she got started, all of that nervousness melted away and she had a blast. After her lesson, she just had to tell me all about it and how much fun she had. Heather rocks!"
Cahli
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"I have always had a whimsical imagination along with a tendency to "think funny". As a younger man I have experimented with stand up comedy. The writing process I really enjoyed. The performance part always felt dreadful. The main problem, I think, was my proclivity towards over analyzing. I was comfortable "up in my head" and usually avoided living "in the moment". For me "flowing" was a private matter, not social.

My ultimate "dream come true" would be to have the opportunity to be part of a comedic writer's group. Imagine being part of Sid Caesar's writing sessions with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner et al! How I would have loved to be part of that community!

Now I live in an "active retirement community". None of those comedy dreams have come to pass.

One night (after watching a marathon portion of The Kaminsky Method on Netflix) I felt ready to explore my own creative potential for the theater community. I found "Take Lessons" online, and saw that Jeremy had devoted years accumulating both academic and practical experience in the world of performing arts.

My own private hope was that if I could somehow connect the art with the craft, and thereby discover ways to both overcome what blocked me and at the same time have fun, then I might open the possibility of unlocking a medium of expression for my own imagination, and thereby find some means of participating with other kindred spirits in theatrical projects.


Jeremy agreed to meet me where I was at. He was willing to custom tailor his lessons to my own idiosyncratic needs. We agreed to one class a week with a ten week commitment. After every one hour class I have a whole week to process what we have opened up in the previous session.


After my third lesson I find that Jeremy's flexibility and personal attention has provided me with the freedom to participate in structuring my own advanced learning experience. I have already, with just two private lessons, produced two short scripts by transcribing our recorded online improvisations. I don't know yet how others will respond to these skits. I think they are both funny.

Perhaps one of the amateur theater groups here in the retirement community will be interested in producing my skits as a montage. Then I can observe how my words come across to an audience. Believe me when I say I appreciate how rare and valuable such an experience is. As any mature artist will tell you, our culture is sorely lacking in places to try things out, especially when your creations are likely to bomb.

Honestly, I don't know anywhere else I could have found such a unique opportunity. Jeremy is knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any kind of performing art."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Now bad for my first time."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"VERY GOOD INSTRUCTOR, CREATIVE, SPONTANEOUS, SMART."
Sam
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Will is one of the most creative quick thinking people I know. I consider myself a comic who missed a calling and now that I've been trying to regain a piece of myself back in middle life I am happy to have Will around. He challenges you to be your best and is the kind of person you could also come in front of. This for can read people and knows how to make your skill work for you. If he tried to make be like fun we'd both be starving artists (que gong)!

Seriously get to know this dude!"
Anthony
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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