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I'm having a lot of fun! The hour just slips by and my monologue improves tremendously from the start of the lesson. It's also one-on-one so I get all the attention I need.
I can't say enough about my experience with Ken. He is very intuitive. His lessons are balence between exercises and therory. I have alway found myself mentally stimulated, with plenty of work for my fingers. He is very energetic and reaches out between lessons to give you more music to play with. His warm and friendly personality make the lessons fly by. He also willing to work through tought topics without cutting the lesson short (schedule permitting ). I really appreciate his effort into his students. He has also been pretty flexible with my shedule. As an adult these are not the piano lessons I hated as a child. Lol
Bettina is absolutely astounding in her ability to coach stand-up comedy! I'd taken several comedy courses but no matter what I tried, I couldn't overcome sounding scripted. With a single Bettina coaching session, my PAR score (positive audience response) went from 26 to 34. After my second session, it went to 46 for my entire set, with some minutes at 58 PAR. Headliner PAR is 30 and above. I'd say Bettina is a total comedy, speech, acting, and coaching GENIUS. I'm not saying you'll get the same superb results. You have to want it and you have to work it, too. But I'm still astounded by the way she can tweak a chuckle into a belly laugh. Thank you, Bettina!!!
Loving my lessons with Ethan. I'm new to guitar, and he's great at starting at the very beginning. He's patient and has a great laugh.
It was an awesome experience to open up different type of method acting I really learned quick and also helped me on a level that I wouldn’t though I would be I was shy and scared to act even Infront of one person and now I feel good and confterble thank you so much again Erica!!
I hired Paula to teach a swing dance lesson during my boyfriend's 30th birthday party and the whole process could not have been smoother. Paula was super flexible, easy to book with and had great follow through. She arrived perfectly on time for the lesson and was a true delight. My boyfriend has taken tons of swing dancing classes over the years and he said that she was the best teacher he's ever had. She spent time helping every couple in our group and her experience really showed. I cannot possibly recommend her more highly!
I have recently had the pleasure of being directed by Edward in two stage productions. He is dedicated, outrageously funny, and knows what he wants to see in the actors with whom he works. I have had opportunities to work with him in both group settings, as well as one on one. As an acting coach, he brings unique choices to the table. He challenges one to think about what one “should” do versus what one “could” do and to think outside the box. I feel confident in saying that I would work with Edward again in the future and respect his direction.
Melissa is a fantastic vocal instructor and is also wonderful at helping young actors and singers prepare for auditions of various kinds. She is enthusiastic and dedicated to her students' success, and she draws on a wealth of experience as a performer, herself. I can't recommend her strongly enough as an acting and singing teacher!
I will take you through your pieces and show you how to make them pop. If you have a monologue you've been working on and it just doesn't seem to be getting to that next step, let's take a look together. Perhaps, with a second pair of eyes (mine), we can take it to that next step. Same goes for any piece you're working on. Give me a call and let's talk.
Melissa Kaitlyn Carter is a professional actress and theatre artist based in Berkeley, CA. She is also a founding member of the up-and-coming theatre company, The Bonfire Makers. Melissa has been teaching students for the past 5 years and has worked with many reputable companies across the US such as Z Space, The Playwrights Foundation, The New Repertory Theatre and Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. Melissa holds her BFA in Acting from Boston University and has trained at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She specializes in high school and college audition coaching and tailors each session to each individual student!
Because not only have I been in the music business my whole life, but I am also a Medical Assistant. This gives me an advantage over most of my competition. I am not only teaching from a classical technique, but I am teaching my students from the inside out, helping them to understand their instrument fully. That I am extremely passionate about it, and I Love teaching it. I love not just to sing, but I love teaching it!
We offer award-winning modeling, acting, photography, public speaking and on-camera coaching for kids, teens and adults.
I love singing because it allows me to express myself in all the genres of music out there. I'll help you find your voice in the genre that fits you best.
Ty's Theater & Acting Training comes from years of experience combined with professional instruction to create the most trustworthy instruction for any aspiring actor. Acting has always been a dream of mine and now as a student at one of the top acting schools in the world, I have been able to follow that dream. Now I am eager and willing to spread my passion and expertise to others.
Meredith is a private acting coach, managing artistic director, and founder of Dragon Productions Theatre Company in Palo Alto. Meredith has over 20 years of experience as a professional actor, director, and teacher. Coaching and career counseling are available to all levels.
I work with hundreds of actors and professionals who have a lot of experience to little getting on their feet and speaking or performing. I've found that my experience and building trust with clients quickly has enabled them to truly shine in one session with me. As both a professional actor and casting director I have coached actors and real people for live and on-camera high performance communication. Whether you are an actor or public speaker seeking more confidence, ease, and feel more grounded in your performance contact me for a quote. I love seeing the spark in someone's eye when they realize they can take a risk and be their authentic self public speaking or on-camera.
LDC works with kids ages 3 and up encouraging young dancers in a positive environment to discover their freedom to dance in all styles. We offer full-hour classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, tumbling and lyrical. We even offer a musical theatre class teaching singing, acting and stage movements, and we have a XMAS class which is a fusion of dance and martial arts. LDC also offers many performance opportunities with an elite and competition team for more serious dancers, and we have a big end-of-the-year production in June.
Working with Francesca is fun and easy. She has worked with her clients as a photographer and photography tutor for headshots, senior pictures, and family photo shoots. In the past she has been a photography and administrative assistant for Shutter Stars in the East Bay Area. Customers from L.A. to Seattle admire her patience and persistence. Her undergraduate degree from a small private college in California is in both fine arts (specifically digital media) and performing arts. So if you need a personalized graphic design (company logo, poster, or invitation/card) or acting coaching for film/theatre, Francesca is your go-to gal! Follow her acting or her photography and graphic design at her websites. If you have any questions about her creative tutoring and services, please send her an email.
I am a Bay Area based artist with over 30 years of experience in both performance and teaching. I have a degree in theater arts from UCLA and have worked and studied in NYC, LA and SF. I specialize in working with young actors, helping them understand and develop the skills necessary to make the transition from text to stage. I can assist with monologue and scene work selection, audition preparation, overcoming obstacles, and building a character for the final performance. In the classroom, I work through improvisational games and developmental activities to build a vocabulary of terms, a sense of characterization, and confidence in oneself. As a coach, I will work with you to develop a plan based on your skill level and goals.
Professional singers offer voice lessons and vocal coaching for all ages. Get ready for auditions and concerts, or sing better in your choir. Be proud of your karaoke singing. Be a better singer and speaker. We are classically trained singers, and we have sung in operas, operettas, musical theaters, concerts, sacred and cantorial music. We can help you learn to sing well and breath correctly. Our students like it when others tell them how well they sing. Their speaking voices become more resonant, too.
We have intervals in our lives and intervals of music. With each step, be patient with yourself. Each person has his/her own gifts yet to be discovered. You may begin with piano and find, with much excitement, you can write songs, or would you love to sing in musicals, opera, or choral groups or sing leads in theatre productions? Perhaps playing the violin in an orchestra will pluck your heart strings? How about guitar, strumming in a band, singing and accompanying for a church choir or just want to play great songs. Whatever the instrument or style (classical, sacred, jazz, musical theatre and popular), let us explore together what your talents can add to your life and those around your world. At Interval, our professional coach has an extensive background in music and drama. A member of the Music Teacher Association of California, National Association of Composers USA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), our intuitive, talented coach is a published songwriter and a recording artist. She will guide you along your new adventure, help unfold your goals, and make your hopes a reality -- one interval at a time. Our music and drama school is a peaceful environment, where you can focus, be listened to, embraced and accepted for wherever you are along your journey. You are welcome to make your next step into "Interval!"