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Popular Acting Teachers Near Lake Oswego

Nathan C.

Portland, OR
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Jena V.

Portland, OR
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Kristin H.

Portland, OR
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Nathan C. Portland, OR

Acting training based on physicality and voice work, developing character, and learning what process works best to help you get the most out of a role.

About Nathan

Nate has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Performance from Lewis & Clark College. He teaches with a variety of arts organizations in Portland, specifically Oregon Children's Theatre, Art4Life, and Isinglass (for whom he serves as the Educational Programming Coordinator). He has extensive on-stage and directorial experience, having performed in eleven shows since 2006 and directed seven more. He is currently working as a directing mentee for Third Rail Repertory Theatre. He also has performed as an improviser for five years, and served as captain of Lewis & Clark College's improv team, SCRIPTED, which garnered regional acclaim during his time leading the team. Nate has extensive experience working with physical comedy and fight choreography, and performed for several ...

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Amy W. November 10, 2013
Theater Acting
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Nathan was my director for a show in October 2013. His communication skills as a teacher, director, and collaborator made the process very enjoyable and also allowed me to grow as an actor. He is an experienced professional who excels in working with both seasoned actors and those who may never have performed before. I gained a lot from working with him and highly recommend Nathan to anyone seeking a super fun, informative, and productive acting student experience!
Jena V. Portland, OR

I started acting at a very young age and continued throughout my professional studies. My formal education comes from Portland State University where I completed the advanced acting in modern and classical texts, movement for actors, and received a Bachelor of Music in Voice. My Masters comes from the Boston Conservatory where I was trained in voice, acting and movement.

I approach acting from a semi-method approach. I think it is important to internalize the character you are portraying in order to express them outwardly. We will study texts, proper vocal production, and work on freeing your mind and body with movement.

About Jena

I grew up surrounded by music. Throughout high school, I was involved with choir, band, and musical theatre. After graduation, I decided to pursue music professionally by attending Portland State University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Voice. Since graduating, I have had the opportunity to perform with Opera Theater Oregon, Portland Summer Opera Workshop, and Opera in the Ozarks where I performed three main stage roles including Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and La Badessa in Suor Angelica, and had the extreme pleasure to perform a master class taught by Metropolitan opera singer, Latonia Moore.

I now hold my Masters of Music in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory where I studied under the private instruction of Dr. Rebecca ...

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Rachel R. December 12, 2014
Singing · In home
I have had only 2 lessons with Jena but I find she is easy to talk to and she can adapt to whatever the needs of the students are during the lesson. she is very detailed oriented and this has helped me understand why we are doing what we are doing at any given moment . this is important because of the unique challenges i have asked Jena to help me with in the lessons which test a teacher's ability to adapt and develop new technique's during the lessons.

My unique challenge is I was born with the voice of a genetic male and thus to move my voice up in range is going to take extreme patience and a teacher that truly believes in helping me achieve my goals. my goals are specifically to learn to speak and sing in the range of a soprano.

what makes Jena a special teacher is that she is able to help me learn what I need to as we both laugh during the lesson. this unique combination of people skills coupled with her ability to help me learn to speak and sing is a rare gift.

thank you

Rachel
Kristin H. Portland, OR

I have a Masters Degree in theater arts. I have been a director and acting coach for over 10 years in two countries and in four different states.

About Kristin

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing and acting for a wide range of ages and types of acting from stage to film and all types in between including Shakespeare . I normally take students at my house which is in the 97217 area code or at PSU campus. I would love to talk with you further about your personal goals in regards with what you would like to study.

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Kristin

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I want my students to enjoy the arts but the music and acting is hard work. My students will be well rounded in their subjects and have the opportunity to cross over if they would like.
I pay attention to my students needs and wants. I would like students to be open minded about the work that they are being taught but I also want to take ...

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Ralyn M. November 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
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Kristin does an amazing job of meeting me where my abilities and needs are. She listens to what I want out of the lessons, but also challenges me to stretch beyond what I think I can do... and I'm often delightfully surprised. She also teaches me a great deal of music theory as we work through singing which is wonderful. Her guidance in helping me use my "instrument" properly has been so valuable. And she is very patient and intuitive in the process.

Sonya P.

Beaverton, OR
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Genevieve M.

Portland, OR
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Nathan W.

Portland, OR
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Sonya P. Beaverton, OR

Studied dance, musical theater, opera and main stage theater for over 20 years.

About Sonya

Sonya has performed solo, chamber and choral works at Southern Oregon University, Rogue Music Theatre and Rogue Opera. After graduating at SOU with BA's in both Music Performance and Music Education, she was given the opportunity for many starring roles in opera, musical and stage theatre throughout Oregon. Currently, her favorite audience consists of her three young children who often accompany her on the piano or drums!

Sonya also has had the pleasure of becoming a Master Organizer and Health and Wellness guru with many thanks to her husband and children and is looking forward to sharing her wealth of knowledge with others!!

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Katie L. November 19, 2014
Piano · In home
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Sonya is awesome!
Genevieve M. Portland, OR

I regularly book paid work in acting and am able to help you learn a variety of tools to either book an audition or further your craft. I am trained in film, television and theatre audition techniques, Meisner technique, Suzuki and can also work with you on scenes, monologues and a variety of other craft-building techniques.

About Genevieve

I am an actress, artist and writer working in Portland, Oregon. After studying filmmaking at Sarah Lawrence College in NY, I moved back to Portland. In my twenties I wrote, directed and starred in a sketch comedy show, in my thirties I began taking acting classes religiously and studied with Jana Lee Hamblin, Ted Rooney, Tim True and Sarah Lucht. I learned Meisner technique, Suzuki, various scene study and monologue techniques and film, television, commercial and theatrical audition techniques. Since then I have booked an agent and regular paid acting gigs. I also have taken classes in screenwriting and have written several screenplays and television show scripts. Currently I am assisting a student with her senior thesis project, an episodic tv show, and I am also in collaboration with a ...

Nathan W. Portland, OR

Nathan Williams is an award-winning film director whose character-driven work has screened at festivals worldwide. He has directed and taught actors for nearly ten years.

Grounded in the Meisner technique, Nathan believes that each actor has his or her own ideal working method and the role of a teacher and director is to help the actor identify, hone, and grow that method.

About Nathan

Nathan Williams is an experienced film director with years of experience directing and teaching actors of all experience levels. Actors he has directed have gone onto national commercial and television work, Sundance film festival acclaim, and other success.

Nathan's own films have played at festivals worldwide, including the Seattle International Film Festival. Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts, and numerous others.

Nathan brings both technical fluency and understanding of the particular needs and styles of each student. His goal is to bring the best out of each student in the way that best suits them.

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Whether you are a beginner Acting student, intermediate Acting student, or advanced Acting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Acting skills. Your choices for a Lake Oswego Acting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Acting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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