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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!!!
I am a classically trained actress and was looking for an acting coach to work on new audition pieces when someone recommended Beth to me. She is fantastic and I love working with her. She helped me decide which new speeches best suited me and has had great advice and exercises for me as we work on them. She is a very warm, open person and I know that we can chat about life as well as acting. I recommend her to beginning and advanced actors.
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!
We really treasure Kimberly as our music teacher. She is professional, kind, nuturing, responsive and work with her clients needs to accomplish the desire goals. She goes above and beyond. I see her as our partner to acheive success in voice, acting and musical theater. Very awesome teacher! My daughter gain so much from Kimberly!
After moving from New York City I had a very tough time finding anyone that I found to be reliable and exceptional at vocal coaching until I met Brad Senffner. I have been acting professionaly around the country for the past ten years and found very few teachers that have the skills of Brad Senffner. Not only is he an expert of voice, but he takes the extra steps to really bring out the character that the song/ songs require. Perfect for all types of genres especially musical theatre. Very good at geting the best sound and acting out of his students. Exceptional, first rate vocal coach.
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.
Excellent teacher, listens to his students, and understands what direction they want to go in with their acting career. Christian is very serious, backed with plenty experience and is a wealth of knowledge. He is very down to earth and encouraging as a teacher. I am extremely glad that I chose him out of the list of many possible teachers.
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
Our performing arts studio in Mount Kisco, Ny hired Kieran to create a film for our film acting class. He met the students, did some improv and other experimental type theatre games and from that interaction with them, wrote a screenplay, directed and edited the film. He shot the entire film as well, all in our studio and using just one other location spot. He was amazing with the kids. And I could not have been happier with the final result. He had a gift with very quickly assessing each child and created a part for them in the movie that made them shine on camera. This was especially impressive to me because some of the children were shy and /or had no acting experience, but on film each child looked like a pro! And as the studio owner, I can tell you he was great to work with, always on time, always prepared. This was especially impressive to me because he was also traveling back and forth on the train to NYC auditioning and booking his own acting jobs as well as being a husband and incredible father to his 2 young daughters. With all this, he still had a vision for our film project from day 1 and was very methodical about seeing it through. He was also courteous to receive input from me when I saw things that I thought might need a tweak and then would make adjustments accordingly or explain to me why we needed to leave it as it was. The day Kieran told me he and his family were moving to Chicago, I cried inside! NY's loss of Kieran Campion is definitely Chicago's gain!
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.
We offer group and private acting classes. Our classes include: * Into to Acting $225.00 per person - Starts soon - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 7:20 - Learn basic acting techniques, blocking, monologue selection and introduction to Scene Study - Showing at end of each class session for friends and family * Scene Study Classes - $275 per person - Starts soon - Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 9:20 - Group class with 2+ scenes done over the course of the class - Showing at end of each class session for friends and family (Intro to Acting class or equivalent experience is recommended.) Class minimum is 4 people and maximum is 10 people. * Monologue and Audition Prep (one-on-one) - By appointment - $40 per session Group rates are available for couples and pairs. Vault Acting Studio is located at 3301 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL (at the Chicago Photography Center).
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I have a great track record. Most of my students end up with leads in productions.