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Popular Acting Teachers Near Portland

Nathan C.

Portland, OR
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Sonya P.

Beaverton, OR
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Debbie K.

Portland, OR
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Nathan C. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Acting, History, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Shakespearean Acting, Theater Acting

About Me

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 summers as a clown. He thinks acting is the most fun and truthful form of artistic expression out there, and has taught and coached in programs in both Portland and Chicago since 2008. He loves helping young people discover their passion and talent.

Nate also has extensive experience working with Special Needs students, and is more than happy to take them on.

*** Lesson Details ***
It depends on what you want to focus on. Warm-ups are always a must, but the focus can shift to character work, monologue or scene work (either with me, or with a partner if you wish to take lessons with another student), stylistic work, technique, or Improv.

*** Specialties ***
Acting, Improv, Directing, Clowning, Physical Character work

Sonya P. Beaverton, OR

Subjects Taught

Accounting, Acting, Alternative Medicine, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Cosmetology, Ear Training, ESL, Finance, Gardening, Interior Design, Jazz Voice, Language, Makeup, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Nutrition, Opera Voice, Piano, QuickBooks, Singing, Speaking Voice, Vocal Training

About Me

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!!

Debbie K. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Arithmetic, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Contemporary Dance, Country Singing, Dance, Dance Fitness, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Film Studies, GED Test Prep, Geometry, Grammar, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Math, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Singing, Spelling, Spinning, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Tap Dance, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Writing

About Me

Tutoring has been a major part of my life for over 7 years and I love it. Seeing the excitement in a student's eyes when they finally get something they've struggled with is why I do what I do. My strength is in getting to know the way a student learns best and finding techniques that support that style and help the student grow.

I have experience working with mild autism and have multiple references if interested.

The Importance of Stating What You Like – Acting Lessons in Portland

By RJ H. - Portland Acting Teacher

It is important for you to state what you like. As a teacher of acting lessons in Portland, I need to know what moves you. In our culture today, more and more people believe they can be a singer, a dancer, a movie star, a top model or an American Idol. And so do I. I believe in fame and fortune for each and every one of the students that I take on -- but only if that's what they want for themselves and they are willing to put in the work to pursue their dreams.

Some people want fame, but many others don't. I teach an acting class for models just about every week and always tell them: "In this world where everyone wants to be a superstar, rather than a farmer or a craftsman, you had better be able to answer any question a scouting agent, director or ...

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