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  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
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Drew has been taking lessons since he was 7 in voice, piano and acting. Theses gifted teachers helped him pursue his career in film, musical theater and, now in his final year at USC , an undergraduate degree in music composition. Most recently, Drew will be singing with the USC Chamber Singers! Each student studying with Stacey De & Co excels from their love for teaching the arts!!!

Beth Friedmann Acting Coach
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff Z.
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I reached out to Beth for public speaking lessons because I have general anxiety when speaking to large groups of people, and wanted to sharpen my skills since I work for a Fortune 100 company and give presentations regularly. When I met with Beth, we first discussed what it was specifically that I was struggling with and wanted to work on. She did a really good job of helping identifying the root of my speaking fear and then helped me come up with strategies to overcome my problem. We also practiced a bunch. I brought a number of different presentations to her, and she likes to set the room up in a similar fashion to how the presentation is going to go. While I presented, she critiqued my form, offered sound advice and encouraged me along the way. After just a few lessons with her, I feel significantly more comfortable speaking in front of large groups, and have seen serious improvement. Mission accomplished! I highly recommend Beth as an instructor. While I went in for business presentations, I believe she can help with a variety of different types of speaches/acting/etc. Thanks Beth!

Coaching By Marge
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny V.
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Marge created a wonderful, enthusiastic, and comfortable environment where I could improve my acting skills. She helped me feel prepared for play and musical auditions which I got good roles in, succeed at monologue and scene performances in my theatre classes, and acquire great life skills. We also picked out other fun scripts to work on together which let me focus on improving specific areas of acting. Marge gave me great critiques on the strong and weak points of my performances, which I could learn from and get better. I always felt comfortable to be creative, try new techniques, and take risks in my acting. Breaking down scripts with Marge really made me better understand what I was saying and feel the many emotions in a scene. I had an excellent experience with coaching by Marge.

Kelly Coombs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Reeghan C.
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I was very nervous to start one on one acting lessons but the first moment I met Kelly it all seemed to wash away. She made me feel instantly comfortable and she was very energetic. She made me feel important and loved. I think that's what makes a great teacher. I highly recommend her!

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip S.
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Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.

Play.Sing.Act, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Gail F.
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April is an AMAZING teacher!!! She keeps lessons fun and the variety of the material is fresh and fun......she will give options and have the student choose what they want to work on!!! April is also very receptive to feedback from parents!!! My daughter loves working with April!!!!

A Musical Sensation
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Heidi L.
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My son Bryson had the privilege to take private voice lessons from Victoria. We were sad when she moved from Las Vegas. Victoria was an excellent teacher teaching Bryson fundamental singing technique. Bryson has gone on to excel in musical theater and various solo performances throughout the community. Bryson is receiving various scholarship offers from colleague for performing arts. We are grateful for Victoria for her training

Jillann Gabrielle Studios
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Frank R.
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As a singer I was not breathing properly and Jill brought out the best in me. I have been able to sing much more effectively as a result of her instruction. Phrasing was always an issue because I had poor breath support and after only a few lessons I was singing like a pro.

True Muse Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke R.
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Linda is not only talented, but she is able to inspire my son to work harder and want to play the piano. She has so much patience and energy for working with kids. My son actually said he would only take piano lessons if he could have Ms. Linda is his teacher!

Voice Lessons with Megan
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Woongki O.
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In 2015 spring semester, for about 3 months, Megan helped me a lot keep up with NPU choir that I had never tried before in my life. I didn't know how to project my voice, make correct diction, and breathe properly for choir pieces, but Megan taught me wonderfully from basics in very effective way. She tried hard to make up for my weak points in such a short period through great communications. She supported me so much by saying that I have a great voice, always positively encouraging with smile. I could feel that she really wanted to help me. I was lucky to have Megan as my voice teacher. I can't thank her enough for giving me a meaningful experience.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nancy Q.
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Jacob has been my teacher for over two years, and he is a passionate, fun, and dedicated teacher who truly cares about his students and does all that he can to help them achieve their goals, reach their full potential in dance, and enjoy the journey to get there.

Michiana Artists Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I offer singing and acting lessons. I am a professional performer listed on website "Historical Tenors". My students have been singing in professional opera and Broadway shows.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zach D.
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I've always contacted Jeremy whenever I have an audition coming up and he always comes through by asking questions I never thought about and really finding what I was missing. He's very patient and fun and will absolutely make you feel more confident about your craft. He also has a great ear thanks to his music background and is a great resource if you have any questions on dialects.

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Lessons I provide include: * Math * Reading * Writing * Sports * Acting I do my best to provide students the potential to do their best. It's my job and duty to help the students become better. I can travel to my clients for tutoring.

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I'm a working professional SAG actor for over 15 years. My credits on IMDB include such films as The Dark Knight, Primal Fear, Witless Protection, Home Alone 3, Chicago Fire, and Original Gangsters, to name a few. I also have extensive commercial and print credits. I coach actors for film auditions and commercials as well. I also coach actors once hired for a gig to ensure the smartest and best performances. I will travel, or my studio is also available. Consulting about career and representation for the Chicago market is also included.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have taught acting to folks of all ages; coaching actors and sharing the skills I've honed over the years is my greatest joy. I can help a beginning actor grow to a good one and turn a good actor into a great one. A longtime teacher and advocate for the gifted, I offer parents and students alike support within the public and private school systems. I know bright students and their needs--including high functioning students who exist on the spectrum--and can help establish social and communication skills. I offer a critical eye to the business professional looking to improve their communication skills. All aspects of presentation and establishing a strong first and lasting impression are explored. I have a strong background in offering support and confidence building to my clients. We set goals and accomplish what needs to be done.

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We have a wide variety of workshops and classes including the following: - a master class that focuses on fundamental acting skills for the stage and screen - voice, diction and accent reduction workshops - ear prompter training for actors who plan on doing industrial films and trade shows - on-camera classes - monologue and cold reading workshops - child and teen classes for young actors - private coaching Students are also given the opportunity to appear in a production mounted at our studio, to which casting directors, talent agents, and other industry professionals are invited.

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For over 20 years, DancEncounter has been providing ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical classes and more for ages two to adult!

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I teach the following: * ESL/English as a Second Language - Improve accent, vocabulary, and conversation for children and adults. * K-12 Tutor - English, reading, writing, creative writing, vocabulary, science, history, social studies, geography, study skills, and humanities * ACT/SAT Test Prep - all English portions * Homeschool - Fine arts program for homeschool groups, theater, acting, folk dancing, and art history * Music Lessons - Voice, piano, and flute

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All of our teachers got their experience from Europe.

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I offer private voice lessons for the beginner to the pro. I am a degreed and professional vocalist and voice teacher/performance coach. I have classical voice training, extensive theater experience and rock and roll chops as well. Find more details and background on my website.

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Brookfield, IL

  • Skill level
    Beginner
  • Acting type(s)
  • Details
    Every other Monday Only. I have currently have 2 jobs so I am making sure I can fit in the lessons for my future career. So I will let both my jobs know that Monday's are a no go.
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