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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

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

Kristin H. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Film Acting, Flute, Improv Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Piccolo, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

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.

Thanks
Kristin

*** Lesson Details ***
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 their interests to heart. If a student brings me music or a monologue that they would like to work on, I will review it and try to incorporate it within our studies.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, flute, metronome, recording devices, internet access, text books and scanner and copier access, mirrors, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Musical Theater
Shakespeare Acting
Acting for Singers
Auditioning how to's
Script Analysis
Classical acting
Various acting methods
Classical Flute
Music Theory
Sight Singing

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
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Susan S.

Portland, OR
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Stephen D.

Portland, OR
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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, 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.

Susan S. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Acting, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, Beading, Creative Writing, English Literature, Essay Writing, Improv Acting, Improv Comedy, Jewelry Design, Literature, Method Acting, Poetry, Public Speaking, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, Voice Acting, Writing

About Me

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 over 35 plays working with hundreds of students. For many years, in my spare time, I have been an avid beader. I make jewelry of various styles with beads and with shrink plastic. Since retiring, I find I have missed collaborating with students, and I would love the opportunity to continue through tutoring.

Stephen D. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acting, Ballet, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Fitness, Flexibility Training, Modern Dance, Musical Theater, Personal Training, Stage Performance, Stretching, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

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 into account the person as a whole, and encourage the development of one's own unique voice; through such work, Being will prove to be effortless, enjoyable, and fulling.

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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