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Jennifer V.

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

26 Reviews
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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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Tanya A.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Honors BA-FPA Theatre from Saint Louis University
  • Teaching since 1995
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Tanya A.

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Comedy, sketch

About Tanya

I am a professional performing artist with major credits in acting, voice over, directing, spoken word, dance, and choreography. I have taught all ages in all the above genres (K-12 and adults).

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I am a music teacher and I am very picky about who my son takes lessons with because I can tell right away if someone knows what they are doing. I could tell from the first lesson that Tanya was knowledgeable and she cared about giving good instruction. Tanya does not dumb down the material; she makes the student work. Nevertheless, my son is very happy with his lessons and tells all his friends how much fun he is having! The balance between discipline and fun is difficult to achieve but Tanya does it effortlessly. Kudos!
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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Rebecca B.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 17
  • Teaching since 1999
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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
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Dramatic Arts from Towson University
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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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John G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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John G.

5 Reviews
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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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Don
I do Stand-Up Comedy in midtown Manhattan and elsewhere. John has been a tremendous help to me as a coach. I continually schedule sessions with him, especially when I am developing a new routine or bringing back an older routine.
We work on two areas: Delivery and substance.
I find John’s experience as an actor invaluable in helping me develop the delivery of my routine. He advises me on pacing and on attitude – crucial in Stand-Up.
I also ask John for his opinions regarding the substance of my routines - structure and contents. It’s very important in Stand-Up to have drama and clear organization. John’s comments are always on-target and have helped me greatly.
John has provided me with a safe forum where I can present my material to him in rehearsal mode. He asks thoughtful questions which lead me to improve my routines so they will have a greater impact on the imaginations of the members of my audience.
It is a pleasure to recommend John. I recommend him highly.
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!

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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!"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"LK was great. She took me through several exercises, then gave me homework to do for my next class. She made me feel very comfortable. The reason I was wanting to take classes in the first place is because I am always being told that people cannot hear me when I talk. Also I have always wanted to take acting classes. Please let me know if you think this is the best class to take if I try to pursue Theater Acting, or Film Acting in the future.
Thank You, Laura Boys RPH"
Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"Wonderful, great first session. Felt comfortable right away. Targeted a few specific points directly through exercises and discussed some general psychological insights. All helpful. Also recieved great tips on how I can practice solo between sessions. Looking forward to the next one!"
Nathan
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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"We just had our first session with Arlys and she as awesome! My kids were a little hesitant at first but by the end they couldn’t wait to do another one!"
Azalea
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"He's kind and understanding and extremely helpful. I can't wait for my next lesson! I wholeheartedly recommend him! I enjoyed the improv games we played. I needed encouragement and Jeremy gave it to me."
Elaine
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"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."
Alex
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"I am now more outspoken and less anxious at my job from studying improv!"
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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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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"David is such a supportive, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! His improv lessons are enriching my life and career in major ways by helping me access my power and leave my petty worries and self-consciousness behind. I highly recommended him!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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