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Popular Acting Teachers Near San Diego

J Marcus N.

San Diego, CA
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Jessica C.

La Mesa, CA
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Danielle L.

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 ...


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.
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!
Michael M. April 17, 2014
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.
Jessica C. La Mesa, CA

About Jessica

Jessica C., a native of Charleston, SC, has a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her recent performances include Fiddler on the Roof (Lamb’s Players), the world premiere of Life in the Park (14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta, GA), The Full Monty and The Pirates of Penzance at the Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre. Other California credits include Hello Dolly (Starlight), Swingtime Canteen (Moonlight), Godspell (Lamb’s Players), and Fiddler on the Roof (Sierra Repertory Theatre). Jessica has also been a featured soloist in Las Vegas appearing in Jerry Springer, The Opera (MGM Casino’s Hollywood Theatre), and enjoyed an extended run as the principle vocalist in Jubilee! (Bally’s Casino). Other regional credits include Into ...


Dan D. September 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jessica is absolutely brilliant!

Her method has done what I can only describe as "unlocking" abilities.

Her friendly yet diligent explanation of techniques activated and energized my body in ways I've never experienced -- like some sort of soundwave-based yoga. I barely recognize myself when this bold sound blasts forth stoked by her encouragement -- It borders on the transcendent, but mostly it just feels amazing and is tremendous fun!

Otherwise, Jessica herself has the voice of an angel -- and she's also incredibly smart, patient, precise, knowledgeable, encouraging, sweet, interesting, charming, eclectic, funny, super-talented, and generally lovely.

I knew I was out of my league in asking such a seasoned, classically-trained pro for help perfecting my rock n' roll grit, but she can effortlessly condense her formidable wealth of knowledge into succinct pearls of wisdom to toss to swine like me. She is a much better teacher than I deserve, but I am nonetheless incredibly grateful and thankful for every hour I spent with her.

I'll be recommending Jessica to everyone I know and will keep coming back whenever I can.

I'm sure you'll love her too!


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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 €œshouldn'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 ...


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!
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!
Armand C. September 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Danielle is a super awesome teacher!

Trisha S.

San Diego, CA
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Chris C.

San Diego, CA
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Tiffany J.

San Diego, CA
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Trisha S. San Diego, CA

Private and group lessons available. Learn how to prepare, analyze and perform monologues and scenes. I teach all genres, the student chooses!

About Trisha

Trisha has been singing and dancing since the age of three, and performing professionally since the age of 12. That's over 30 years of experience!

I teach all ages and levels. I specialize in contemporary and musical theatre styles of singing and acting. In my lessons, I make sure my students become well-rounded and confident performers, and focus on what my students want to learn. I offer a relaxed, patient, and fun teaching environment so students will be able to learn as quickly as possible while enjoying themselves to the fullest!

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Lessons with me are focused on you and what you want to learn. I provide a fun and relaxed, yet structured environment to help you become a well-rounded performer. I can help you learn any song or style you want, and ...


Michelle G. August 6, 2014
Tap Dance · In studio
Trisha was patient, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about tap dance. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Chris C. San Diego, CA

Education: (Bachelor Of Fine Arts) OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY Ada, Ohio. 2009
-Uta Hagen Technique,Monologue Work,Connecting Voice and Body together, Alexander Technique.
-Scene Work and Staging
-Audition Prep

About Chris

Hello! Thank You for visiting and reviewing my profile! My background is in Musical Theater Performance and Classical Vocal training. I graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2009 where I obtained my BFA in Musical Theater Performance. Since graduating I have performed professionally on the East Coast and West Coast. I am also an avid Yogi/Body Work mentor who can educate students to a fit and healthy lifestyle for the stage. I have taught an array of students from elementary musical theater workshops to High School Productions and Prepping College students for challenging roles! Please connect with Me if you are interested in have Me Help YOU reach your Artistic and Performance goals!

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!

Build Your Character – Take Acting Lessons in San Diego

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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