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Popular Acting Teachers Near Portland

Nathan C.

Portland, OR
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Kristin H.

Portland, OR
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Sonya P.

Beaverton, 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!
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
Verified Student
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

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!

Debbie K.

Portland, OR
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Susan S.

Portland, OR
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Stephen D.

Portland, OR
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Debbie K. Portland, OR

Lessons include an Audition and Cold Reading Tips Sheet as well as film clips emailed the day after the lesson for you to review your progress.

About Debbie

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.

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Monica G. November 5, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
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Debbie is amazing! My 10 year old daughter looks so forward to her lessons and practices throughout the week! Debbie is positive, energetic and very knowledgeable. We want to move onto tutoring as well... We are fortunate to have met her. Look at her resume!
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Angela M. June 17, 2014
Acting · In home
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My daughter loves Debbie. She makes it fun, so my daughter wants to learn more.
Susan S. Portland, OR

About Susan

My name is Susan Scovil, and I can't wait to meet you! I recently retired from teaching after 27 years in the public schools. I taught high school Drama, Literature, and Writing, and I loved helping my students improve their skills and gain confidence. I went to the University of Oregon, Portland State University and Central Washington University, earning a degree in English and certification to teach grades 5-12 in English, Theater and Reading. Over the years, I taught all high school levels of English classes. Part of those years I also taught remedial reading and college prep reading. For 16 years, I built a Drama program from the ground up, eventually teaching three levels of Theater classes as well as directing the plays in our extra curricular program. All told, I directed ...

Stephen D. Portland, OR

About Stephen

A brief biography:

At an early age I discovered a love for teaching and assisting others in the performance field. Having discovered the ability to sight-read piano music when I was in Elementary school, I began to accompany singers and musical productions. My interest in performing on stage revealed my love for acting and dance. Intensely pursing dance, I have a wealth of knowledge from many top-leading dance schools throughout the USA. My experience progressed into performing on Broadway, as well as at Radio City Music Hall, and other venues definitive of the pinnacle of the stage performance entertainment industry. Each experience has culminated in fleshing out the soul of my character, and it is my belief that performance has this power of transformation and illumination. I take ...

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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