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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!
Bill is a very nice guy and a really good teacher who knows how to improvise. Second city taught him well. He doesn't yell at the students like some of my previous acting teachers. I've only had 3 improv teachers and Bill is the best teacher i've had.
I've worked with J.T. on many projects and I'm always impressed with his talent and dedication to his work. I also learn from his keen sense of aesthetics. He is always great to work with.
My daughter Sarah was frightened to go before an audience. She even refused to rehearse her lines and sing in front of her parents. We worked with singing and acting coaches, but it was Theresa Finamore that really changed my daughter. Once we started working with Theresa, we dropped all the other coaches. Theresa was positive and vivacious. She brought fun to the whole acting and singing experience. She turned my daughter from a shrinking wall flower to the star of her school musical. The experience with Theresa changed my daughters life. She now has confidence and poise whenever she is in front of an audience.
I feel Jennifer and I have a great connection , we get along fabulously. She is a tremendously talented musician and singer (obviously ). Her abilities as a pianist and singer is equally matched by her ability to professionally yet pragmatically teach,mentor, tutor and guide one in the art of operatic singing. We have established goals. She is the epitome of promptness. I always look forward to my lessons with Jennifer. It is an honor to be her student . Sincerely - Dave
Actors Youth Academy is a great school to improve or begin to learn Spanish and acting skills (or a combination of the two). The teachers are passionate and insightful, experienced in their fields, and able to provide constructive and insightful feedback. This is a great place to learn, amongst the talented students and the inspiring instructors, and I highly recommend giving them a call right now!!
Gretchen is a fantastic voice teacher who, while she brings a great deal of experience to the table, takes a warm and personal approach to each of her students. She keeps her students skills, aspirations and interests top of mind. Gretchen is not only superb at teaching the technical aspects of voice, she also helps her students deal with the complicated and emotional aspects of musical theater. She is supportive and really connects with students of all ages. My daughter took periodic voice lessons with Gretchen for over the course of 9 months to help prepare for a role in a high school musical, and I could easily hear the difference in her singing ability. In addition, I know several of her other students who also rave about their experiences with Gretchen. She really knows her stuff!
I started with Brenda's group lessons as a bucket list item. I'd always wanted to sing onstage but never really knew how to go about being trained. I very much enjoy my time with Brenda and the other students. I've made new friends and brought another friend in to join us. I've been involved in several showcases now, as we do one at the end of each session. I have also started going regularly to local open mike shows where I sing in front of an audience. I have much more confidence in my singing and am willing to try things out in front of friends and strangers without too much anxiety. Even if I flop, and that has happened, I go back, work it out and try it again. I would never have dared to do something like that before I started with Brenda.
Andrea Morgan is a teacher that inspires her students creativity and cultivates a passion for the world of theater. Andrea is sensitive to students various learning styles, and is able to teach and direct in a very interpersonal way, in order to draw out each students strengths and further their creative growth. She is structured, respectful, understanding, comical, and committed to serving her students. Andrea's passion for the art of theater creates a learning environment that encourages her students to explore their own ideas and apply to them not only in the classroom, but out in the entertainment industry. I am a former student of Andrea's and can honestly say that it is because of her teachings and encouragement that I continued to pursue acting. I also worked as the theater secretary for Andrea Morgan's theater company, Chrysalis Stage. It was a great learning experience to watch her multi task as an actor, director, dialect coach, designer, and costumer. I Learned the art of theater making from Andrea, and have a much a deeper respect for all areas of theater because of her.
This is for people who have no acting experience and just want to learn the basics. I can be honest and say I don't have enough experience to teach anyone who is intermediate to advanced.
I provide a fun and safe learning environment. I work with the individual to make them meet their goals no matter how demanding. If you want to tackle that song that you love and become better on your instrument, I will be there for you pushing you in the exact direction that you need to go because I've been there. If you want to learn more about how to read and write music, I can help you make those symbols come to life and sound beautiful. The curriculum I will provide will have you feeling ready to perform.
I help people with confidence, public speaking, and overall presentation by teaching various methods of acting technique.
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.
The Colony, located in Garden Grove, is the most unique school, production company and management firm in Southern California. Under one roof, a student (adult, child, amateur or professional) can study any and all of the performing arts including voice, drama, choreography and music, plus all forms of dance. Colony Productions produces special events for a multitude of corporations and private organizations. Colony Management represents clients in the entertainment industry in print, commercials, theater and film. A performing arts training center, a production company, a management firm, a rental space, and a home for the company - Dance Unlimited.
I teach how to act, dance, and play different instruments.
I am an acting coach, going on tape, editing, video production, workshops and classes, and informational services. I've been coaching for years in the south bay. I teach acting classes for ages 8 to 18.
While on-stage, theater acting is a fun way for kids to build confidence & learn, my classes are geared towards a career in the entertainment industry. If your child or teen wants to be a working actor, and you don't know where to start- my classes are the answer!
I offer a fun, interactive teaching style that encompasses more than 20 years of performing and 15 years of teaching experience. As a performer, I have worked as a professional singer, actor, musician and dancer. I have always had a passion for teaching, directing and composing. While my love for performing has lessened over the years, I have found my true calling: teaching, directing and helping others to find their passion for music and the performing arts. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies with a special emphasis in music, theater, dance and psychology. I am a graduate candidate working on completing my thesis as my final requirement for a Master of Arts degree in music at San Diego State University. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Lesson Details Good technique, styling and musicianship are very important, but you have got to have fun learning and performing! I channel and encourage each student's creativity while helping him to learn to use his gifts as expertly as possible. My students can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on television, in commercials, in the movies, and in professional regional theater throughout the United States. I have proudly seen many of my students go on to pursue higher education and careers in music, theater and dance. Studio Equipment Studio/Office: desk, piano, mirrors, sound system, chairs and extensive collection of sheet music and arts related books I teach ages 5-85 and all skill levels. I also teach students with special needs. Parents can sit in on lessons. My specialties are the following: * voice: speech level singing, Broadway music, popular music, classical and speaking * piano: classical, improv, harmonization and songwriting * acting: theatrical acting, acting for the camera, voice over, comedy and improvisation * Other: conducting, ear training, performance coaching, audition coaching and music theory
I have created a new faster method of Acting
I teach all levels of acting, working with voice, breathing and acting techniques. I do a scene study for theaters, as well as movies and television. Private, one-on-one coaching is also available.
Acting for film and TV is a practical application of the techniques students will learn in these acting classes. Our film and TV class explores the various forms of the medium technically and artistically: script analysis, the rehearsal process, scaling the character's levels of expressiveness, and revealing the inner life in close-up. Every week, every student will learn to break down a scene, actor attack it, apply our lesson directly by putting it down on camera, watching it back, and if time permits, doing it again with new actor choices you will learn. This class is perfect for every actor who really needs to hone the skills he already has, builds audition rhythm, and releases nerves in a positive way. Scenes will be provided from current television and films auditioning that current week.
Simi Valley, CA