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FISV LLC.

4.9

(38)

  • 9 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Gwen L.

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I have worked with Lois for the past three month, and she is just AMAZING. I have learned so much from her about public speaking, interview techniques and accent reduction. I am now much more confident about my English and presentation stills. She did an absolutely fantastic job on editing my resume and personal statements. Unlike online editing services (which just correct grammar and punctuation mistakes and typos), she spent time to know my vision and what I really wanted to express. The end results were impressive pieces that were personal and really made me stand out. Lois is intelligent, delightful and inspirational, and I truly enjoy her teaching. I especially love her homemade iced tea in this hot summer. I strongly recommend Lois for her lessons and will definitely continue working with her!

Carol L.

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We highly recommend Lois For tutoring. She is well known in Honolulu and has years of experience. She tutored our granddaughter when she needed to take the entrance exams into private schools. Lois has great knowledge of children and skill in getting them to do their work. Her lessons were challenging and fun. Our grandaughter could hardly wait to return to her next session. We wish Lois was here to tutor our grandaughter in her college SATS. Carol Lehman

Federico L.

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I've started my lessons with Louis a few weeks ago and feel very comfortable, she has fully understood my needs and weaknesses in ESL and is helping me improve not only in our meeting but with great two in my everyday life pushing me to speak more

  • 36 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Shelly D.

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I requested singing lessons and received 6 quotes rangers big from $36/hr to $100/hr. I eliminated 3 of them just based on the message they wrote to me and their reviews or lack there of. My passion is indie rock and Jan does not fit the profile of a rocker and she was vocally trained as an opera singer. However, her reviews were positive, she was priced in the middle, her message to me was pertinent and once I called and spoke to her I was sold. I didn't bother contacting the other two quotes I was interested in. Needless to say, my hunch was right and I had my first lesson last week. It went incredibly well. She amazed me. I am a song writer wanting to improve my vocals so I can work indecent from hiring a singer. I showed he some of my recorded originals and within seconds she knew what I had to improve to make my voice fit the song better. We changed the key a whole step, she had me pronounce some of the words differently and she gave input in to what could improve for the song instrumentally. She started showing me current artists and what I could take from their particular songs to inspire some rhythmic changes. she had suggestions on where to go and present my music to sale for commercial/tv/advertising. She had big picture advice on where to focus my energies. I couldn't believe what we packed in to a one hour rehearsal. She sat at her piano and taught me vocal exercises and explained to me how I could improve on them with what I call tricks to break certain bad habits I have formed. I can't wait to see her next week. She can totally rock!!!

Nikki G.

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I've been working with Jan for over a year and a half and she has helped me immensely in progressing in my music career. She is truly a professional songwriter, voice coach, and producer. She also teaches classes in Acting for Singers which I have taken. She creates a fun and supportive atmosphere in her private lessons as well as her classes which makes attending them truly enjoyable. She always focuses in on what I need to learn and does it in a very positive way. Anyone who wants to develop as a singer would be really lucky to have the opportunity to study under her and to have her guidance.

Don B.

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3 lessons already and singing has been much more fun! She is positive, honest, personal, knowledgeable, and a great resource! She's taught me to sing more naturally and how to perform and I'm glad I have the opportunity to learn from her! She certainly has a knack for developing this beautiful art in her clients! Thanks Jan!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Cyrus H.

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After looking at other quotes, I realized that Kenshaka was far more experienced then most on Thumbtack. I also noticed that he is a seasoned teacher and not an struggling artist trying to survive. After speaking with him, his love for the art and for the craft of teaching acting made choosing him a no-brainer. I learned more in a mini lesson than I have sitting through semesters of acting classes in college. I'll leave it to say that perhaps Kenshaka is that rare being one comes across in life, a true master.

Miriam G.

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Wow! One session already with him and I was truly enlightened! His tools are methodical and easy to apply. He's quite intuitive and will tune into your nature to allow you freedom to explore. He renders a promising support of your choices and offers an honest view of clarity for other ways. Unlike my previous brutal acting classes, this one on one may just work for me.

Ashlyn E.

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Kenshaka gave me acting lessons via video chat which is already a difficult task, but he was a great guide and mentor regardless of those obstacles. He is also very flexible and willing to be available for help outside of the scheduled lesson times. Excellent teacher and I would recommend him to others!

  • 29 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Van Nuys, CA

Gibran E.

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During the time of operation of Let The Kids Grow Los Angeles, California 2013-2014. I had the privilege of working with and managing Mrs. Tracy Pfau, she was our head Acting instructor. She had the tasks and duties of working with underprivileged children of the community to help them stay off the streets and into the classrooms. She was able to work with children that possessed some knowledge of acting to complete beginners. She was professional and always uplifting to the children and respected them in a professional and caring manner as if they were her own. She not only taught them the basics fundamentals of acting but she showed them the professionalism and seriousness of the business surrounding a acting career. The ages of the children ranged from 4-17. As this was a after school program she would always be ready with a lesson plan and would not mind helping after hours if needed. I have learned that to be a great instructor you need to first have a great heart and a seriousness to the profession, and Mrs. Pfau is the total package as she is a great instructor and a great mentor and even after the program finished she was still willing to work with the children on a personal basis to really help these children accomplish their goals in the acting profession. I would be more than happy to recommend Mrs. Pfau in any future projects as I do not recommend people unless I really believe in them.

Anne B.

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Tracy is very pleasant and efficient! If it's your voice or an acting class, Mrs. Tracy is an expert in the entertainment industry and she know what it takes to make it.

Marina K.

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She was very honest with me!! And she taught me so much in one hour !! I look forward to get coaching from her in the future:)

  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Nikki B.

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We are so blessed to have found Jeanette. My son started taking lessons from her when he was six and is now 12. She has worked wonders with him, as singing was not his first passion and it did not come easy. In the beginning he was just an actor that would have skipped the musical part if he had a choice. However, bringing him back to Jeanette, over the years, has turned him into a blossoming singer! She has an amazing ability to help one "get it" extremely quickly, patience, knowledge and an amazing musical ability and ear.

Dusty D.

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Phenomenal instructor. Incredibly skilled. Very easy to understand and integrate her instruction into practice. Lessons are very personalized as well. Will definitley continue to happily work with for quite some time!

Bob S.

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Bought Singing/Voice lessons for my wife for Christmas 2016, she loves going to Jeanette and has no intention of stopping any time soon.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Candace K.

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Joanne has played a significant role in the development of my daughter's acting career. Her first experience was being cast in a theater production in Hollywood under Joanne's direction at the age of 5. Since that time, my daughter has performed in multiple theater shows, attended private acting classes, workshops, and online sessions (through Skype) for audition preparation with Joanne. My daughter is now 12 years old and has just been offered a main supporting role in a movie that will begin filming in early 2017. Joanne is an integral part of the fun, exciting, emotional, and exhausting road that has led us to this juncture. I highly recommend Joanne to work with your aspiring actor or actress!

Cassie W.

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Joanne is a very intuitive coach. As a beginner adult, I was nervous and unsure of my abilities. Joanne took the time to assess my skill level and created a curriculum and acting exercises tailored to fit me! I've learned it's okay to be nervous, it's okay to let go and have fun. I am actually having fun taking Skype lessons and I am learning how to be authentic and real. Joanne keeps in touch between lessons to send me articles to read that will help me as well as answering questions. I couldn't be happier with my choice to hire Joanne. I'm very grateful.

Rebecca L.

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I love my lessons with Joanne! She is an excellent coach and provides an environment that is both warm and comfortable, that breaks the ice/awkward nervousness that first-timers like myself face. The feedback that she provides, helps you to not be afraid to make mistakes, because even in that, Joanne knows how to look at things from a different perspective and help you do the same. She's a true gem 💎!

  • Response time: 3 min
  • Westminster, CA

Tim R.

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Both Van and Sean provide a phenomenal education for people who want to learn singing. They guided my kids over the years to learn how to sing, perform and ultimately use their own natural voice in a healthy and efficient way. They provide performing opportunities and have great connections with people in the industry and in New York City. My kids enjoy each lesson and always ask when they can go back for their next lesson.

Jeremy J.

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My first lesson blew me away with how much I learned in an hour. That is why I am still with VS Music Studios and trusting them with my career. The best vocal instruction I have ever had and I use to pay over $300/hour for different instructor in NYC. I feel confident and comfortable in my voice and I'm not straining for those high notes anymore.

Michael B.

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The best voice lessons I have ever experienced! I have worked with other singing teachers before, but Van and Sean have transformed the way I sing and my voice has never felt so free. I'm able to sing higher and lower than before and I can sing songs that were very difficult now with ease. I love it! Thanks Van and Sean!

Lou B.

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As a talent manager, I have a responsibility to my clients to find what works best for them. As a manager it’s important that my clients work and have a fulfilling career. After auditing Terrell Clayton’s Cold Reading Class, I have 3 clients enrolled into his class. I am very confident about his teaching skills. Lou Bond Manta Entertainment

Denise C. C.

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Terrell is a masterful acting instructor. Be prepared to be open and vulnerable and watch your craft, take flight and soar to new heights. Terrell is all about the work, so if you're ready to earn a living in your career, this is the place to be.

Mattie S.

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • North Hollywood, CA

Jean Jeannie M.

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If you're searching for a fun, fresh, and exiting time, Samantha's classes are fantastic! She has such a wonderful energy, very welcoming and positive! Her approach to dance and fitness is perfectly balanced, challenging, motivating, thoughtful and intelligent. Returning to dance after 15 years, I feel lucky to have Samantha as my new teacher. She is great! If you are looking for a fun class with positively encouraging people, come and join Samantha and us!

RJ P.

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I have attended classes by Sam for both dance and workouts. She is energetic, fun, engaging and enthusiastic with lessons. She genuinely enjoys what she is doing and teaching it to others. She works with you to answer any questions and find ways to make work-arounds if needed. I highly recommend her classes.

Renee S.

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Samantha is an amazing teacher. She is extremely present with the children. Her knowledge and technique is superb. You are in good hands with Samantha!

  • 21 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 hours

Oakley C.

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Bonnie has truly transformed my voice. She coached me through insane vocal tension and in no time sent me off to become a singer. Helping me to apply for competitions and schools throughout my time with her. I have seen her teach all different voice types and everyone who takes lessons has a positive, productive experience. I highly recommend her to any singer. Beginner or professional.

Brett P.

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I have been working with Bonnie for about 6 months now and she has not only helped me vocally but also with the anxieties of performing. I had met up with her for some vocal touch up when visiting from Minnesota and ended up moving out here to continue my lessons with her!

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

Devon O.

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June is an incredible asset to the Los Angeles acting community. She is bold, brave, and experienced. Her life is a true testament to the ART of acting, in craft and in deed. June routinely quotes the likes of Adler and Meisner, but even more astounding is the fact that she studied first hand with the great Uta Hagen. June currently works with the Adler Academy in Hollywood, she also teaches wonderful private lessons in her home. She is a gift to us all and I highly recommend working with her on scene study and/or audition coaching, offered at a VERY reasonable rate. She makes you feel safe, and excited, like you can say anything and everything and never be judged for it. It's a beautiful thing to be passionate about acting again. Thank you June.

Russell P.

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June inspires real emotion and informs the actor how to not only be as genuine as possible but also shows the actor how to use classical techniques to truly master the craft. She produces new found confidence in the actor and bestows a well of knowledge in the art of acting that forges strong decision making in the actors subconscious. A complete teacher that seeks to train a well crafted skill in her students.

Mojean A.

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June Barfield is a teacher who doesn't allow the politics of differentiating and bashing the iconic acting techniques get in the way of her work. She's extremely well versed in all the teachings and has an extensive knowledge of the history of the acting craft. Specifically as a teacher she's extremely detail orientated which is a great help in achieving the moment to moment work every actor wants.

  • 18 years in business
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • North Hollywood, CA

Sara Anne F.

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I was cast in a leading role in a student film recently. I am not a professional actor and knew I needed help. I sought out the services of professional actor and coach Elliot Woods and I am so glad I did. He was patient, insightful, and encouraging, leading me through a series of exercises to get into the part. Elliot patiently read lines with me, making helpful suggestions as we went over the script a number of times. I highly recommend Elliot's services as an acting coach because he is that and so much more. He will take you deep into your character and help you give the best performance just waiting to be given.

Shelley R.

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I was auditioning for a guest star on a network tv series which required full depth and commitment beyond the words. Elliot's expertise with my choices and his "eye" for intriquing details were instrumental for my confidence and groundedness in the room. When I booked it, I knew working with him had helped to seal the deal!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

DON V.

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Sandy is a true professional. He showed up early, prepared, and then proceeded to get everybody laughing throughout his performance. Highly recommended!

Brenda B.

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Funny! He did a great job with making it personal and getting the birthday man involved.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Sarah F.

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Mary is a wonderful person to work with. She's productive, hard-working, and never shows a bad attitude. She coached me and my group of three other actors to for a Shakespeare competition using a scene from Troilus and Cressida. Likewise, she also served as my acting coach in a different group for a scene in Twelfth Night that was performed in Lake Arrowhead last Summer. She's a wonderful woman and one of the best actresses I know.

Brad W.

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Working with Mary is always a positive experience for me. I've been acting for many years but I learned so much from Mary about how to develop my character and how to make the audience see and feel what I'm trying to say, not only with my words, but with my actions. This has helped me allot in several roles I've had since working with her. Thanks Mary!! You've made me a better and more confident actor!

Ryan B.

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I've worked with Mary for over six years. She is an amazing teacher as well as a coach. Understanding Shakespeare is vital to teaching it and she understands it. Since she has worked on several TV shows over the years, she is great at coaching both theatre and film.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Los Angeles, CA

Brent F.

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Benson is a triple hitter, a Leo award winning actor, public speaker and A list acting coach.. I have known him for over 30 years and he knows the acting game inside and out, and has that rare gift of intuitively seeing the blocks an actor has and is able to help them release them. He has taught extensively and as a public speaker inspires with his personal stories of overcoming obstacles to success.. Brent Fidler - award winning writer and actor

Dawn F.

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Benson changed my life and acting capabilities with his razor sharp instincts and insights while studying acting with him his excellent program "The Business of Acting". As an award winning actor himself he brings that much more to every session he facilitates. I highly recommend working with him if you're ready to take your craft to a deeper and more connected level. I have booked more roles since meeting and working with Benson. 5 Stars

Elyakeem K.

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I immediately call Benson when I have a new acting role to play to get his advice on how to develop the performance. I have also seen him act and hope I can develop my talent as well as he has. That is why I keep thinking of him when I am scared I won't live up to my potential and beg G-d to give me as much ability as he has.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 54 min

Michael W.

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Many great insights into what to be aware of from a cold-read audition all the way up to on-screen shoots (master, and close-up shots). I really learned many small intricacies about myself that hindered my growth and those that come inherent in the trade that can make or break you. My only major complaint is that there never seems to be enough time. Haha. The on-screen portion would be awesome with lighting and audio but that would also contribute to time consumption. David and Jeremy have been fantastic, though, and are proving that there are people in this industry who care about you and your succcess. I really do love it.

Jay B.

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David Rountree from LA Acting Studios is the best teacher in Los Angeles-- hands down! I am amazed of his knowledge and the experience he shares from his time so far in the Industry. I love learning from him! He is definitely not to be missed if you're serious about Acting or would just like to raise your confidence level. He has a way of connecting to you that is very heartfelt and sincere.

Jack C.

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LA Acting Studios is a great place for actors of all levels to improve their auditioning skills . David knows how to hone in on each actors' strength and weaknesses and helps them get to peak performance . His warm up exercises work well in getting actors energized for class . I highly recommend LA Acting Studios to anyone who wants to improve their craft .

  • Response time: 13 hours
  • Burbank, CA

Mariale C.

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You will learn a lot with her, she has been in this business for decades and from the moment she walks in the room you feel taken care of. She is not one to overlook anyone or anything, she will see your potential and get the best performance out of you. She'll challenge you with work that's out of your comfort zone, and also help you polish the skills you already know you have! If you take class with her, I promise you'll walk out every day feeling like this was the most worthwhile part of your day! She is such an inspiration and a wonderful actress.

  • 8 years in business
  • Burbank, CA

Ryan M.

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Perfect balance of patience and persistence, and fantastic with all ages, especially ages 5-19.

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Cristina J.

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Awesome place for kids to learn and master the art of music... My daughter took guitar,piano and voice lessons... Unfortunately we had to move and she can no longer attend... I wish they would open a location near Riverside so my daughter could continue with her art education... If you're looking for professional and affordable music classes for your kids then Piano Place Music and Arts Center is the right place for them. I am happy that my daughter had the opportunity to be a student at this family owned music school and I hope she can come back in the near future..... Beautiful family and very nice/professional teachers!

  • Valley Village, CA

About

I am a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio. I have coached actors of all levels for twenty years. I am also a working pro. I have been in over 50 feature films. Both my brother and uncle are movie directors so the business is really in my family. I have a lot of showbusiness know how I coach monologues, auditions, scenes and and general dialogue coaching.. I have taught at The National Theatre of the Deaf, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in NYC, privately over 25 students I will get you the callback! I have been trained by the best. The Neighborhood Playhouse Grad, HB Studios in New York, Sally Kirkland, Geraldine Page, Martin Landau , Mark Rydell, Sandy Dennis and many others have all called me a big talent! Check me out on IMDB.

  • 19 years in business
  • Aliso Viejo, CA

About

I work with individuals and find where each person needs weaknesses lie. And, I cater my training to each and every individual I work with.

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“Need Acting Lessons”

Los Angeles, CA

Acting type
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Student age
18-25
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I would like to try acting because it's seems really interesting but it would be rather for fun cos i'm 27 and i've never tried it before. I think it would help me also with everyday life to be more confident and "connected" to your body and it's something that i've always wanted to try! ;)
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