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Popular Acting Teachers Near San Diego

J Marcus N.

San Diego, CA
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Danielle L.

San Diego, CA
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Samuel W.

San Diego, CA
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J Marcus N. San Diego, CA

whether you're just starting out, getting back to an old high school passion or wanting to take class regularly to continue to grow as a working professional, we will create a program together to discover more of, reinvigorate and inspire you.

About J Marcus

Entertaining, provocative and inspiring - it's what actors do! I believe in dedication and discipline, not doctrine. I have directed over 40 projects for the stage in San Diego. I continue to work as an actor on stage and in television. I attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City - the "Fame" School. I worked in repertory with professional actors and directors while attending Syracuse University. There is justified myth and legend around CalArts and the art created there, where I earned my MFA Some testimonials: "[Mark] has been one of the most positive influences on my playwriting career and in my life in general. He has been wonderfully generous both to me and to a horde of other young (and established) theater artists in sharing his knowledge ...

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Jason H. September 15, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Marcus is a great acting instructor! I was a total beginner, aside from a really small role in a high school play (a long time ago). Marcus suggested some monologues to me, and was able to guide me through some beginning exercises, and explain to me a methodology for deconstructing a character's motives and motivations, being conscious of my surroundings, and understanding how to play a role in a natural way (so actions don't look staged). It was both scary and exciting to attempt my first monologue, but he put me at ease and helped me perfect it.

Marcus conducts lessons in the front living room of his house and in a private backyard studio. Having the option to be in the house was great, since it lent to an environment that worked well for my monologue.

If you're just starting out, or are a seasoned pro looking for guidance from another professional, I'd highly recommend Marcus.
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Julia S. August 10, 2014
Theater Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I met Marcus while preparing for a callback a few months ago and have met with him regularly every since. His passion for acting is so evident by his thorough understanding of both theory and practice. His lessons include technique and blocking, but also studying other works by the playwright and understanding works in the same genre. Marcus truly has a well-rounded teaching approach and cares that his students learn. He has been an invaluable resource!
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Michael M. April 17, 2014
Acting
Verified Student
Count on Marcus for your audition!

I hadn't auditioned since high school, 18 years ago. Thanks to Marcus, I just got cast in a local production of Romeo & Juliet.

Marcus is extremely knowledgable, and he knows how to get you out of your head and into a character FAST. If it's been a while since you've done any acting, trust him to go easy on you and make it fun.

I highly recommend Marcus for any actor.
Danielle L. San Diego, CA

As the creator and producer of San Diego IndieFest and Say It Records, I have a unique understanding of the industry, and love to share that with my students.

It's paramount to me that each student's lesson be customized to her / his specific goals and needs. Whether those are for personal enrichment or for professional aspirations, your lesson will be personalized according to what's important to you.

I LOVE to teach, and appreciate my wee ones just as much as my elders...those who consider themselves "tone deaf" as much as my advanced students. As far as Special Needs go - I feel we *ALL* have special needs....every child and every adult! ;)

About Danielle

Hello Students / Parents! I specialize in providing a fun, inspiring and safe space for each student to reach their goals – whether that be for the novice singer whose been wrongfully told they “shouldn't sing,” the more experienced singer looking to branch out into doing more with their music or doing it professionally, or the budding songwriter, actor or speaker looking to develop the talent and drive they feel within them. I always remember the encouragement, patience and inspiration I received from my best teachers, and strive to provide exactly that to my own students. I sing and teach most vocal styles, with the exception of opera, and utilize our studio to create a supportive, empowering experience singing, writing and recording. I absolutely love to teach both children

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Sophia A. November 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
While discussing the teachings of Danielle with another one of her students we both said "Life changing". She truly is life changing and has become someone i admirably look up to. Not only is she helping me hone in on my voice but she is guiding me as an artist on the right path to a now promising career. There is no thought needed sign up with her and she will.... change your life!
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Sara D. October 13, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Danielle is one of the most kind-hearted, positive women I know. I have been taking lessons with her for about 4 months now and she has really taught me a lot about myself and getting over my insecurities about my voice tone and singing in front of others. Her knowledge of the music industry has also really helped put the process all in perspective for me. Being somewhat of a closet singer, I look forward to her guidance each week to help bring this talent and passion for singing out of me!
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Armand C. September 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Danielle is a super awesome teacher!
Samuel W. San Diego, CA

I teach everything from the basic require skills for booking commercial, television and film acting roles. Every area for on camera work from how to prepare for the audition to delivering an effective performance is dealt with - all on camera....video taped and played back. I even cover how to walk and talk in a scene or host a show...Improvisational skills are also covered . I use both the Sanford Meisner and Michael Shurtleff Methods. No stone is left uncovered. The point of this class is to learn the skills to book work while having fun... Some of my students are working currently in the business. I am BBB member and have been in good standings!

About Samuel

C.S.A Casting Director Samuel W. has been casting famous and established talent for over 30 years. George Clooney was casted by Mr. W. in one of his first feature films along with many other known talent. Currently, he is a working casting director who also teaches kids, teens and adults how to booked speaking roles in feature films, television series work, international and national commercials. Every student in the private session works on-camera and is able to review their work immediately within that same session. Samuel's program is to teach each person how to audition for the different styles of On-Camera Acting, commercially and for television /film roles. All styles are covered including the comic and dramatic skills required for working in Hollywood or internationally! Plus, ...

Eulis K.

San Diego, CA
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Tiffany J.

San Diego, CA
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Daniel S.

La Mesa, CA
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Eulis K. San Diego, CA

There are many approaches to acting out there, but one constant is that of learning to be in touch with your character. Acting lessons can help you learn methods to take character study step by step, allowing you to open yourself up to free-flowing, improvisational acting, where you feel like you are just "being" the character. This in addition to scene study techniques, vocal diction, character research and development, and other tools, will help you improve your craft one step at a time.

About Eulis

Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile. Allow me to tell you a bit about myself: I have been performing as a musician for about 20 years and acting since I was a small boy. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many opportunities from touring the world to performing in marvelous concert halls and working with some of today's most revered artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my performance through acting in various plays, musicals, television, and film. Performing has been my salvation. It has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might offer them the same. After 10 years of teaching, I have new experiences to

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michael B. November 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
I highly recommend Eulis. I'm an experienced singer in the middle of an album project, and I was able to take away some huge tips I was able to put into practice immediately. His ears are incredibly sensitive and can hear what's going on with you in world class form. Highly recommend!!!
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Brian T. November 13, 2014
Christian Gospel · In studio
I could not recommend a better teacher and person in Eulis. His kind spirit, patient demeanor, and gifted voice provides any student with a strong example of what a professional musician looks like. What most people need is someone who doesn't just paint by the numbers but who is able to assess your goals, talents and desires and match it with just the right program; you'll progress quickly and enjoy every minute of the effort. Because of his vast experience, breadth of skills and years of singing, Eulis provides the kind of musical insights that help you find out who you are and discover or refine your voice. Thanks, Eulis for all the great work we've done together and I look forward to more!
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Reid B. October 30, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Before we get to Eulis, let’s talk me ;) I am 18 years old, and until about a month ago I had not a bit of experience in singing. At all! YOLO though, so I got online and did the searches, and immediately found Eulis. I read he had some experience performing with Disney and he had some videos of himself singing. I was drawn in by his talent and apparent, very genuine love for voice and music, just as you probably were, in that you are taking the time to read his reviews! Anyways, let me just fill you in to how much more there is to Eulis. Right off the bat, Eulis is an extremely comfortable spirit who gives off a very sincere eagerness to help you in the journey to reaching your vocal potential. Every lesson I have had, I am surprised at how easy it is to develop a skill which forces so much vulnerability from those who try to master it. Eulis creates a completely safe and fun environment in his studio were you can take risks and play with music and your voice. I feel I have his complete dedication and attention in every minute of a lesson, and even through some assignments he gives me to complete independently. Also guys, improvement is fast under Eulis’s direction. In lessons he teaches to condition the entire performer. In other words, equal focus is split between the physicality and techniques of singing and the connection to emotions in music. The combination makes you feel more like a pro than you ever thought you would! Honestly, I could not be more confident that Eulis has the talent to bring out the best of my own. Just book your first lesson to see what I mean. Happy singing!
Tiffany J. San Diego, CA

USCD Medical Student Training (actor)

National Tour of Rock and Roll (oldies) musical "Reunion" (debuting at the Hahn Cosmopolitan)

Back to Bacharach and David (overseen by Burt Bacharach) at the North Coast Rep.

Young Jane in Jane Eyre at the La Jolla Playhouse (Directed by John Caird)

Lead roles in A Christmas Carol at The San Diego Rep. (as well as So Here's The Thing and Alice Rocks Wonderland)

The original Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe Theatre (Directed by Jack O'Brien)

Appeared in lead roles in other venues such as Starlight Musical Theatre, JCC, The Coronado Playhouse, 6th at Penn, and Star Theatre.

About Tiffany

I'm a professional singer making my living performing live as well as teaching privately. Some of my biggest accomplishments: being a vocal coach on MTV's show Made episode Kenna, opening up for Dave Matthews, touring the US with my band Tiffany Jane and the Kicks. I so look forward to teaching you and/or your child and inspiring them to not only be successful with music but to love every moment of it!

Daniel S. La Mesa, CA

I've been teaching acting to both beginning and intermediate students for 2 years and my students have gone on to book films, call-backs, commercials, theatre, and obtain representation. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to identify yourself as an actor and as time goes on you'll be able to book jobs. I specialize in film/television as well as the business of acting. I love working with dedicated students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Daniel

Hi, there! My name is Daniel S. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching acting lessons to young up-and-coming professionals since 2013 and have loved helping my students learn the basics of acting: from script analysis to technique, improvisation, scene study, and most importantly -- booking jobs! I went to the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, CA and earned a degree in Acting for Film and Television in 2013. I'm a fun and caring person and my teaching style is laid back, stress free, and all about finding the ways to specifically hone YOUR individuality in acting. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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By Bryan B. – San Diego Acting Teacher

Are you dying to become and actor or actress? My name is Bryan B. and I teach acting lessons in San Diego. Acting is an amazing skill that can be developed and utilized in everyday life. When I was younger, my brothers and I used to reenact Saturday Night Live sketches and our favorite scenes from Ace Ventura and The Water Boy. This was a great way to entertain the family and have a great time.

I love teaching acting because it allows me to help my students transform into someone new. One of my favorite hobbies is reading because it allows me to become engulfed in another world. Acting has the same effect. My students are able to develop their skills and physically embody characters from plays that are centuries old, as well as emulate and ...

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