Phoenix Acting Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Acting classes? Our Phoenix teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Popular Performing Arts Lessons
in Phoenix, AZ

Why TakeLessons?

Connect Locally or Online

Local

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location. Start by searching in your ZIP code to find teachers near you.
Learn More

Online

Live, Online Lessons

What if the teacher who best fits your needs is on the other side of the country? No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
Learn More

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Perform Search

Your search for the perfect teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn and your ZIP code. From the list of recommended teachers, compare detailed information about each option before you make your teacher selection.

BrowseListings

Browse Profiles

Take some time to review the teachers in our network. All of our teachers provide detailed profiles, including information about their background, specialties, and teaching style. You can also read reviews from past and current students.

Book Online

Select your teacher and book online. After you book, your teacher will contact you directly to talk about your first lesson and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

GetStarted

Popular Acting Teachers Near Phoenix

David D.

Scottsdale, AZ
374058_9ghgtnhblgyv6smm55kf
Learn More

Candace S.

Phoenix, AZ
Profile_293414_fpfcdlc63w5k6nhpdqmn
Learn More

Michael R.

Phoenix, AZ
212415_271519_27598
Learn More
David D. Scottsdale, AZ

About David

I've been playing guitar since I was 9 years old and teaching guitar since I was 14. I grew up playing in bands with friends. My parents would drive us (and a ton of equipment!) to wherever we were playing, which was sometimes 50 to 200 miles from home! I later did studio work and played as a solo entertainer. I also studied acting while in college, so being on stage and performing is very comfortable for me.
I have extensive experience in teaching both individuals and groups with regard to several different venues, including guitar, bass guitar, acting, public speaking, songwriting and studio recording.
I also provide a unique service that my students tell me is very helpful. I record instructions, or demonstrations, and email them to you - on the spot! This way you don't ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Susan C. May 11, 2014
Guitar
The Joy of Learning Music

He lights up the room when he picks up his guitar and plays! Dave draws his students in with his welcoming smile and sparkling eyes that seem to say, "I'm having so much fun here and I want you to have fun, too." His pure enjoyment ignites a spark in us. We're motivated to have that kind of fun with our music while studying hard to advance our skills and techniques and reach our personal goals.

Dave is the consummate teacher--he energizes and inspires, he is trustworthy, of impeccable character, a guitarist extraordinaire, a former counselor whose mission in life is to help others achieve success. He conducts every class with good humor and patience. He is an inventive instructor with a toolbox of unique ways students can learn skills and techniques more easily. He is an honest appraiser of our work whose positive comments encourage and motivate us. He's Dave, who knows and teaches every aspect of guitar repertoire--country, blues, gospel, pop, rock, etc. His instruction is centered on the student's music preferences and goals, and he integrates a progression of the skills and techniques we need to learn with the music we choose. Practice is welcome, as it brings us closer to playing the music we love. Dave is the teacher who opens doors to new aspects of music and encourages us to reach beyond our expectations for ourselves. It's amazing what we find beyond that horizon.

Dave is a teacher for all students. Whatever your talents and aspirations, you will achieve your goals. And along the way, you'll be the one saying, "I'm having so much fun here!"

Dave is a treasure, and taking lessons with him is a truly joyful experience!
Silhouette-280
Henry M. December 13, 2013
Guitar
Great teacher, highly recommend

Excellent teacher - very knowledgeable with good tips on improving. Very enthusiastic and recognizes improvements that provide encouragement. Teaches at your pace and the music you want to learn. Highly recommend for all levels
Silhouette-280
Milan D. December 11, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
David

Would like to take the time to tell you how much I like taking lessons from David Doud. I have been taking lessons for 3 years now from teacher to teacher. The lesson's I was taking was not going directions I wanted to go. I just wanted to play guitar and make a song book up. When I called David up I explained to him what I wanted and he delivered. In a very short time I created a song book and my guitar playing getting better buy the week. January of next year I will turn 71 year old. I will continue to take lessons from David for a long time. I look forward to each weeks lesson with David because he make's lesson's so interesting and understandable and fun.I did not have that with other teachers they just made the lessons to hard and not fun. Milan
Candace S. Phoenix, AZ

Improve skills through proven exercises taught in various acting and fine arts programs in universities around the world.

Each lesson experience is tailored to the strengths/weaknesses and goals of the student.

About Candace

Arguably one of the most dynamic emerging vocal producers and songwriters to penetrate the music industry, “Candy” offers a brave, but fresh take on life through song. A native of Washington D.C., Candy studied and performed with the esteemed Washington Performing Arts Society for 7 years and graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has also trained and studied at the home of Seth Riggs in Los Angeles, which afforded her years of solid experience with Speech Level Singing (SLS), a widely-popular technique created by Seth Riggs and used to coach clients like Michael Jackson, Beyonce', and many others. She's advanced through over 4 years of professional training and performing in Theatre Arts and has also crafted an acclaimed approach to ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Raven G. December 11, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Fantastic Teacher!!

Candace is amazing! I came to her wanting to learn the fundamentals of singing and she has gone far beyond my expectations. She is patient, and truly believes in me even when I feel as if I cannot do it. She is the best teacher I have ever come across and I couldn't ask for anything better!
296285_lh93r3rhmrhw7dkvk8dn
Jaelin W. August 15, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
She is amazing!

I came into this searching for somebody whom I thought could get me to the skill level that I so desperately desire. So far Candice has done a phenomenal job of laying the foundation of my technique in a way that I am having fun and seeing results. After 4 weeks of lessons I could not imagine working with anyone else!
Profile_293414_fpfcdlc63w5k6nhpdqmn
Candace S. March 6, 2013
Music Recording
My Lessons with Ms. C Changed Everything

All I knew when I first started was that I wanted to be famous. She helped me to identify my goals and she literally put me on a path to reach them. My confidence was definitely boosted because we attacked every insecurity head on and now there aren't any. I also learned how to process and use my nervous energy working with her. She's amazing! I've had lessons with some teachers who were a bit stiffer but we really went in deep and it was exactly what I needed.
Michael R. Phoenix, AZ

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play!

In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests!

*** Lesson Details ***
We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
zeph S. August 4, 2014
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!
Silhouette-280
Lawrence M. November 6, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Motivated

I'm a senior citizen that still works. I played some other instruments when I was younger and always wanted to play piano and Michael has motivated me to continue to learn and fit my practice into my work schedule. Anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument should look no further then Michael.
Silhouette-280
Susan D. November 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

We are thoroughly pleased. The lessons are a highlight of the week........Michael knows how to challenge as well as have fun with each lesson. Thanks for all you do and accommodating us when the schedule requires.................

William C.

Goodyear, AZ
Profile_43934_pi_BILL%20%282%29%20%2876x98%29
Learn More

Reginald G.

Phoenix, AZ
Profile_29687_pi_image
Learn More

Stetson H.

Gilbert, AZ
Profile_51668_pi_418987_317479618308607_280742463_n
Learn More
William C. Goodyear, AZ

Have over 30 years in teaching in public schools. Have taught and I am teaching all band instruments at all levels.

About William

*** Travel Equipment ***

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Kristi B. October 30, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Our son is taking trumpet lessons with William & is learning rhythm, etc. Those things he didn't get in Kansas; the elementary school students learned just the basics. We know the kids have to start somewhere, but we're so glad our son is learning things he won't find in school. William has an impressive teaching background; it blows my mind that he can play all of these instruments!
Silhouette-280
Jerry D. July 7, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
I've had 3 lessons with Bill. He is very knowledgeable and believes in teaching the basics of music so that you have a better understanding of how it all goes together. It is a great pleasure to work with him and I expect to do so for a long time. By the way I am nearly 78 years old and have played the clarinet off and on since I was in 5th grade. And now I am being taught the foundation of music for the first time which I have always needed. It is going to make my appreciation of playing so much greater in the future.
Reginald G. Phoenix, AZ

As an active performer, I can show you what it takes to make it on today's stage. With the latest tips, tricks, and behind the scenes knowledge, I can show you how to perfect your art, and make the stage feel like home. Having an active role not only as an script but as a director as well, I know how to work with performers on a level they can relate to, an get the results they want.

About Reginald

Hello,

I am a cool musician with a passion for teaching. I grew up singing, and learned much of what I know from being surrounded by excellent musicians. That real life hands on training has helped me a great deal now that I am a Music Education Major.

When I am working with students I like to work with them on a personal, one on one level. I take the time to get to know their needs as an individual artist, and what their goals are, so that I can design a program that works best for them.

As a musician and a teacher the greatest thing for me, is when I see progress in my students. I love to see them transform from just singers into true performers and artist.

I am most comfortable teaching genres of: pop, r&b, soul, acoustic, indie, hip-hop, country, classical, and ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
JimF1 August 14, 2011
Feedback

Very patient, very skilled teacher. We make changes in practice and music that has helped me learn where I am and gain some control, which is a new experience for me.
Stetson H. Gilbert, AZ

I can teach which ever level it is that you'd want to go to. I like to focus on the work, because that is what you need to do. Acting is not an easy get rich quick job, it is difficult. I would want you to write out everything your character is feeling and what has brought them to where they are. If you really want this you will do it. No ifs, ands, or buts. I want to you to be completely confident in what you do, and know exactly what you're doing. Let's get you to the top.

About Stetson

I have always been involved in acting all my life. Now, I know almost everyone says that, but truly, I have! Once I graduated High School I went straight to New York. I attended the New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts: School of Film, Television, and Theater. While there, I learned the form of Meisner Technique, voice acting, improv, theater, camera acting, movement acting, scene studies, theater history, and just about everything besides singing. I was also a founder of an improv troupe in New York, called The Unemployed Actors Guild. We ran professional shows for two years in the city until we graduated from the program. When I auditioned I was placed in the top twenty, and I graduated top five of my class. Seeing as how there is not great acting in Arizona (I haven't seen ...

Acting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Acting in Phoenix and nearby areas. Learn how to act by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Phoenix Acting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Acting lessons.

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 Phoenix 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 feedback, ...

What Our Students Think

Lessons taught: 1 , 0 2 3 , 7 9 7 and counting...

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More