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Popular Acting Teachers Near Austin

Todd S.

Austin, TX
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Teresa S.

Austin, TX
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Jameson J.

Austin, TX
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Todd S. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Ukulele

About Me

I am a singer/songwriter, theatre artist, and teacher that has been singing, playing, and writing music since the age of five. ​Originally from Cooper City, Florida, I received my BFA from Boston University, where I studied Music and Theatre Arts. I have had the privilege of studying voice privately with industry-leading professors for over 12 years and have been teaching both children and adults- singing, acting, piano, guitar, and songwriting- for the past seven years.

After learning how to create my own music at around the age of eight, ​I have recorded over a dozen albums with many bands and musicians and currently am playing shows as a singer/songwriter in the Austin area.

I have experience with the following musical styles: Musical Theater, Folk, Rock, Pop, Classical, Opera, Foreign Language, Punk Rock, Metal, Reggae, and Jazz. My lessons are designed for the student to have fun, grow, explore, and learn in a safe and pleasant environment. I believe that everyone has a unique music within them and my goal is to help each student find, hone, and craft it.

*** Lesson Details ***
I truly believe that each one of us has a uniquely beautiful voice. Through our lessons, we will explore music in search of our unique voice and have tons of fun along the way. Whether it be through voice, piano, guitar, songwriting, or acting, the student will become more in tune with their artist-self, learn about the language of music, and develop the creative skills that all successful artists possess.

Most importantly of all, the lessons are formed around your interests and musical desires. As a teacher, I pride myself on keeping the student engaged and positive, while maintaining a non-judgmental atmosphere.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio Music room with upright piano, 88-key weighted keyboard, guitars, ukulele, music library, and recording equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I am trained in many different styles of Vocal Technique including Bel Canto singing, Linklater training, Musical Theatre, and Rock and Roll singing. I have been playing piano and guitar for over fifteen years and have both creative and classical training in each.

Teresa S. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I grew up performing and singing. My family loved music and the arts and we went to the theater, ballet and symphony all the time in Houston Texas. My mother used to play music to get me to sleep when I was very young. She played opera by the famous Italian tenor Caruso and symphonic music by the French Impressionist composer Debussy. As a teenager I played the guitar and sang folk and pop songs with my friends. When I became an adult my interest turned back to classical music and opera as I had heard as a toddler. Eventually I found myself on stage singing opera in New York City and classical chamber music at Tanglewood in the Berkshires.

I began teaching voice while I was getting a Bachelor's Degree in Music at the University of Texas. When I came to New York City I opened the Vocal & Dramatic Arts Studio in 1996. Since that time I have kept up a studio teaching voice and acting to people of all ages: 6 to 86! I love the variety and feel everyone can sing and act. In honor of my high school choir director, I created an a cappella vocal improvisation method called "lavocezensing" using the Do scale as a frame to become comfortable harmonizing and improvising vocally.

Education is one of my passions. Working for Lincoln Center and other arts presenters in New York City between 1996 and 2012, I created curriculum on music and art in public and private schools and have trained educators nationally and internationally on using music and art in their classroom lessons. I found that song writing and musical improvisation are great ways to integrate music with other curriculum within the Humanities.

Today in Austin, TX, I work in not-for-profit settings as a Sound Yoga instructor using yoga, music and sound healing practices as tools to learn meditation and reduce stress in environments such as hospices and centers that help mothers, children and families that are challenged by economic hardship.

Over the years, I have performed many styles of music: standard opera, contemporary opera and chamber opera, classical chamber music, musical theater and cabaret. Now I am exploring the ragas of India and Nada (Sound) Yoga practices.

As a music, voice and acting teacher, I offer traditional and non-traditional methods using multi-sensory approaches to help students realize their goals. In addition to developing vocal, musical and theatrical skills, the tools and techniques offered aid students in relaxation, breath awareness, and stress reduction as a part of our lessons together. It is a creative, fun and student-centered learning environment for students of all ages!

*** Lesson Details ***
AFTER 3 TO 6 MONTHS OF WEEKLY LESSONS you will be able to use the basic knowledge, tools and techniques you have learned to perform a song, a monologue or begin to create your own lyrics or song.

AFTER ONE YEAR you are ready to share the art you have created in an intimate gathering with family and friends.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Room w/ piano; video recording available

*** Travel Equipment ***
Studio & Skype lessons only

*** Specialties ***
Classical and musical theater singing styles; extended vocal techniques; Indian ragas using Saregam scales; exploring the voice in songs, chants and toning as an approach to increased well-being; European, American and Indigenous repertoire from many cultures

Jameson J. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acting, Alexander Technique, Broadway Singing, Drawing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oil Painting, Opera Voice, Sculpture, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Watercolor Painting

About Me

If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice.

My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range from more than 25 years of singing and 13 years of teaching. I have advanced education in vocal performance and am an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which allow me to integrate the intellectual and physical aspects of singing. I use my energy, attentiveness and creativity to tailor lessons towards each student's unique needs.

I base my vocal technique on the Italianate tradition of operatic "bel canto," but also incorporate broad experience in musical theater, jazz, and early to contemporary classical music.

* Breath control
* Healthy vocal production "bel canto"
* Fach transition
* 20th Century music

Roles performed:

Rodolfo, La Boheme
Canio, Pagliacci
Count Almaviva, Barbiere di Siviglia
Goro, Madama Butterfly
Mr Splinters, The Tender Land
Don Basilio, Marriage of Figaro
Juror #3, Resurrection (Machover)
The Cowboy, The Blue Hotel (Hulse)

Credits include:

* Aspen Opera Theater Center

* Boston Lyric Opera

* Rome Opera Festival

* Austin Lyric Opera

* Amato Opera

* Dicapo Opera

* Bronx Opera

I have made demonstration tapes for new works (musical theater and opera) and know how to work a new piece into any voice.

In addition, I have worked with the Alexander Technique for over 15 years and integrate its principles into my lessons. My approach is creative, energetic and disciplined.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different and every lesson will be different depending on the needs of the individual, and the demands of the day. I use the principles of the Alexander Technique to open up the student's mind and body to new experiences.

In general, lessons will start with a simple warm-up. Then scales and arpeggios to develop agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. Finally, the last part of the lesson I incorporate some of the new ideas that were communicated earlier into the student's repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Alexander Technique table,

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Teaches beginner through professional:
Singing, Voice Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Alexander Technique.

Lindsey P.

Austin, TX
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Marina D.

Austin, TX
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Dominic L.

Austin, TX
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Lindsey P. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Conducting, Ear Training, Italian, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Vocal Training

About Me

I'm Lindsey P. I am an upbeat, dedicated and enthusiastic musician. I am passionate about helping you to reach your goals, and healthfully achieve your most beautiful sound. I can't wait to work with you!


California native, Lindsey P., is currently in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Opera Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with master teacher, David Small. She received her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University in 2014. She also has a strong background in Vocal Jazz, Pop, and Musical Theatre.

Ms. P. has worked as the production assistant for Laughing Tree Productions since 2011 and has performed several leading roles in the hit interactive musical comedy œOnce Upon a Wedding, including the Maid of Honor, Debbie, the Bride, Daisy.

Recently, Ms. P. was selected as the winner of the San Diego State Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist under Dana Zimbric with the SDSU Symphony Orchestra in March of 2013. She sang a set of songs by prominent contemporary composer, Libby Larsen. The text from Songs From Letters was taken from letters written by Calamity Jane to her daughter.

Ms. P. was the 2nd place winner in her division of the San Diego National Association of Teachers of Singing 2013 and 2014 Student Auditions.

In the summer of 2011, Ms. P. attended the prestigious young artist program Si Parla, Si Canta in Urbania, Italy where she studied italian opera performance with Benton Hess, Hugh Murphy, Robert Cowart, and others. She is also a fluent Italian speaker.

Ms. P. often sings with the professional choir SACRA/PROFANA in San Diego under the direction of Krishan Oberoi.

23 year old Ms. P., is an active member is the student chapters of Students of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The American Choral Directors Association.

She is also a recognized voice teacher in San Diego working with children, teens, and adults.

She has performed roles such as Casilda from The Gondoliers, 2nd Lady from The Magic Flute, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Maria Von Trapp from The Sound of Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I begin each lesson with vocal exercises. Then we will move on to music theory, sight singing and musician ship. The last segment of our lesson will be devoted to repertoire study. To get the most out of lessons with me I recommend at least an hour of practice outside of lessons each week.

I use a variety of different song books for my students depending on their voice type, age and preferred genre of study. After 6 months with me students can expect to understand basic singing technique and be seeing a significant change in their sound. Students who choose to incorporate musicianship/theory/sight singing into lessons with me can expect, at minimum, to understand how to read music, basic music notation, note names, key signatures, time signatures, rhythm, solfege syllables, major and minor scales, and basic harmonic relationships.

Singing is a physical and full-bodied experience, so be ready to move and be silly with me sometimes. The voice is different than any other instrument because we don'™t have strings, buttons, or valves to press to help us achieve the right sound. Our instrument is inside our bodies. The voice is a very complicated instrument, and thus, in my opinion, is much more rewarding than many other instruments to master. Please come to my lessons planning to work hard and have fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard repertoire books, and seating for parents or other respectful observers

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to be able to provide a piano or weighted keyboard with a bench for me. I provide a mirror, music, and a CD player if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice training and believe this style of singing to be an imperative source of proper singing and breathing technique that can be used to train singers of all genres.

Marina D. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Ballet, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choreography, Clowning, Dance Fitness, Jazz Dancing, Meditation, Musical Theater, Shakespearean Acting, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

My name is Marina D.. I have experience teaching many subjects to children of all ages. I am can help you with homework or Shakespeare. I experience in dance, theatre, and biology. I am professional, but fun. I look forward to teaching you in any of the following:
Basic Math

Dominic L. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Abstract Painting, Accent Reduction, Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Acrylic Painting, ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ACT Test Prep, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anatomy, Anatomy and Physiology, Animation, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Exam Prep, AP Government and Politics, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Architecture, Arithmetic, Arrangement and Composition, Art History, Art Theory, Astrology, Astronomy, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, AutoCAD, Baking, Basic Math, Beatbox, Bible Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Blues Guitar, Business, CAD, Cake Decorating, Calculus, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Acting, Choir, Choreography, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Composition, Computer Programming, Conducting, Contemporary Art Theory, Cooking, Country Guitar, Country Singing, C Programming, Creative Writing, Dance Choreography, Desserts, Discrete Math, DJing, Drawing, Dreamweaver, Drum, DSLR Video, Earth Science, Ear Training, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Elementary Math, Energy and Earth Sciences, Engineering, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, European History, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Filmmaking, Film Production, Film Scoring, Film Studies, Finance, Flamenco Guitar, Fluid Dynamics, Gaming, GED Test Prep, Genetics, Geometry, Grammar, Graphic Design, Guitar, Health Coaching, History, HTML, Illustration, Improv Acting, Interior Design, International Business, Italian Cooking, Jazz Voice, Jewelry Design, Knife Skills, Language, Life Coaching, Life Science, Linear Algebra, Linguistics, Literature, Logic Pro Software, Macroeconomics, Math, MCAT, Mechanical Engineering, Method Acting, Microbiology, Microeconomics, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Mixology, Modeling, Molecular Biology, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Nursing, Nutrition, Oil Painting, Organ, Organic Chemistry, Painting, Paper Crafts, Pasta Making, Percussion, Philosophy, Phonics, Photography, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Piano, Podcasting, Poetry, Poker, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Pro Tools Software, Psychology, Public Speaking, QuickBooks, Rapping, Reading, Religious Studies, Responsive Design, Robotics, SAT, Science, Scrapbooking, Screenwriting, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Stage Performance, Stand Up Comedy, Statistics, Study Skills, Synthesizer, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Thermodynamics, Trigonometry, Trumpet, Video Production, Visual Basic, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Web Analytics, Web Design, Weight Loss, Woodworking, WordPress, World History, Writing

About Me

I have given private instruction and tutoring since I was in high school. At 17, I ran a middle school jazz band until I was 19, at which point I began teaching college courses on music production for about 2 years. Now I tutor and provide private instruction in a variety of basic, general, and highly specialized subjects. I hold two college degrees, on in Digital Arts and Media and one in Computer Science. I also hold two certificates, one in Music Production and Audio Engineering, and one in Independent Artistry. I am also A+ Certified. For every subject I have marked on my profile, I have 10 or more years of experience. Furthermore, I am CPR and First Aid certified, as well as knowledgeable in Emergency Medicine.

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