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Popular Acting Teachers Near Los Angeles

LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Crystal S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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LeAnna S. Los Angeles, CA

Acting for stage or for camera.

About LeAnna

Hi! My name is LeAnna and I am a performing artist and teacher in Los Angeles. I am 29 years old, live in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from San Francisco State University where I received my BA in Classical Music, my BA in Dance, with a focus in choreography, and a minor in Multi-Cultural Theatre. I work as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, Zumba instructor and teacher. I love the work that I do and teaching the performing arts is a great joy in my life.
So, just a little bit about me- My father was a saxophone jazz-playing musician who made music an important part of my life. I began piano when I was 7 years old and basically self-taught until I reached the university where I had some formal training. I fell into singing via theatre in high school and picked up trombone my ...

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David S. September 21, 2014
I am a composer and LeAnna has performed some of my vocal music. Her last performances of my work was a soprano duet at two very large grand ballroom. Both times people rose to their feet and a number of people were moved to tears. It was a great success!

LeAnna has a very beautiful, pure tone in her singing.
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Shaotian C. July 19, 2013
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
LeAnna is definitely a good teacher to start with!

I have taken singing class with LeAnna for about two months and it was definitely a positive experience. LeAnna is a good teacher to start with and I've learnt lot from her.

LeAnna is a very easy-going and encouraging instructor. She would try to find something good in me every time and appreaciate it. She would also find something I was doing wrong and point it out directly instead of like it vanish in the appreaciation. So I feel energetic and know what to improve at the same time. Moreover, LeAnna's teaching environment is quite comfortable. It is a clean, tidy, and quiet room. I wouldn't feel nervous there. And, there is plenty space where I could move within and sing quite comfortable.

An an instructor, LeAnna has good exercises which would build my technique little by little. She would offer a group of exercises for a specific training area and they are not difficult and seem easy to do. I would not feel practicing those exercises sucking too much of my energy. But, when I came back to sing, I would feel that without noticing, I could done what I couldn't done before, which was pretty amazing.

LeAnna is also reliable and knowledgeable of the industry. She is not only an instructor but also the singer/dancer/actor who do shows. She would tell me how this industry is like, what and how to prepare for the audition, and what details I should focus on (i.e. Don't change schedule after you have been confirmed with the stage manager) and what aspect I don't have to worry (i.e. I could go to another audition if you are wating for another result; just tell them you are waiting.) This helped me a lot to know what the custom is like in this area.
Crystal S. Los Angeles, CA

With a BA in Acting from London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Crystal has learned to use the nuts and bolts of technique to support freedom in artistic choice. With a focus on stage performance, she works with students to find their own unique approach to acting.

About Crystal

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and ...

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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Stacey N. February 13, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful person and excellent instruction

I have been taking lessons from Crystal for a few months now. I took lessons from others before I moved to the area, and I have had multiple new breakthroughs with Crystal. She is great at finding the language that allows me to understand adjustments, and is very patient and understanding. I was at ease from the first moment I met her. I highly recommend her to other adults looking to get into singing of any kind!
Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

Beginner-Advanced Acting. Trained in Stella Adler Technique, Meisner Technique, Alexander Technique & Stanislavsky

About Tanya

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.

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Toka M. June 13, 2014
Verified Student
I wish I could've kept going with you but I have money circumstances.

Tim S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Michelle S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Tim S. Los Angeles, CA

With more than 7 years' experience as a director in London and the US, I have worked to bring out the best in hundreds of actors from various backgrounds, from beginners to actors with decades of experience in professional theatre and film, including Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) and Nick Thurston (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

With a text-based approach, we will look at how to unlock the playwright's intention and use it to create a natural performance.

I can tailor lessons to your needs, from scene study to audition technique toward more nuanced help with a stage or screen role.

About Tim

Tim S is an international theatre director and producer currently living in Los Angeles. Based in London from 2007-2014, he is the co-artistic director of Savio(u)r, which is dedicated to uniting British and American theatre artists.

His work with Savio(u)r includes the London premiere of AUTOBAHN by Neil LaBute (King’s Head Theatre), OUR TOWN (The Guardian – Top 10 Theatre Productions of 2013), THE HAPPY JOURNEY TO TRENTON AND CAMDEN and THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER by Thornton Wilder (King’s Head Theatre), AT THE BROKEN PLACES (nominee – Best Director, 2011 Off-West End Awards), THE TROJAN WOMEN (Cock Tavern Theatre), CRAVE (Camden People’s Theatre), and TWELFTH NIGHT (Courtyard Theatre).

Michelle S. Los Angeles, CA

I graduated from a high school for creative and performing arts with a major in Acting. I have a B.F.A. in Acting. I have been teaching performing arts for over ten years in NYC. I have performed nationally as well as internationally and have theatrical, film, and commercial experience. I learn as much from teaching as I do from performing!

About Michelle

I have been teaching hip hop dance, acting, spoken word, and fitness for over 15 years. I enjoy teaching kids as well as adults. I usually teach beginners to advanced beginners, so if you are just starting out I may be the perfect fit for you. I like to have fun and smile while I'm learning so if that's the kind of teaching style you feel most comfortable with let's get started! I always start with the fundamentals of each art form, so if you are advanced please let me know prior to beginning our lessons.

Jenny M. Los Angeles, CA

Do you have an audition coming up that you need to prepare for?
Having trouble finding a monologue for class?
Struggling with Shakespeare's text?
Want to work on your improv skills?
Just want to add a few tools to your toolkit?

Performing live in front of an audience can be daunting... But it should also be fun! I am very detail-oriented, but also all about playing and exploration. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will be!

About Jenny

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I am currently accepting new students for in-home, travel or online lessons. I have more than 15 years experience as a drama teacher and acting coach; and I am also a seasoned college and graduate school admissions counselor with more than 6 years experience in the field.

MY BACKGROUND:

I did my undergraduate work at Princeton, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Certificate in Theater & Dance. I also have a Master's degree in Text & Performance and a Specialist Certificate in Acting Shakespeare from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England; and I was a James S. Copley Foundation Fellow at USC.

A working professional actor myself since early childhood, I have been teaching acting and improv for young people since I ...

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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 Los Angeles 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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