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Popular Acting Teachers Near San Francisco

Kathryn K.

San Rafael, CA
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Margaret G.

San Francisco, CA
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Vir M.

Berkeley, CA
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Kathryn K. San Rafael, CA

I coach all levels of actors. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need. One thing you must know about me, I am really nice. I won't crush your dreams. I will, however, make sure you attain them.

About Kathryn

If you want to sing or act for fun or as a profession, or are auditioning to get into a particular high school of performing arts or college or have pro auditions, I can help. If you have a child one who is, clearly, a performer, send them in and we will have a blast!
I have been singing, recording and acting my entire life. I am fortunate to work as a singer and songwriter. I teach young people and adults and I love it. I will collaborate with you to bring your performance to life.
I believe every person has a place in my studio.
Just one thing about me. I'm really nice. I teach from a place of thinking anything is possible. I don't crush dreams.
I have been in show business so long that I know anything IS ...

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Jamie B. November 1, 2014
Verified Student
Kathryn is the real deal! I have never acted before and thought I'd like to give it a try. She has this ability to help you believe in yourself in such a way that after the first session I knew if I wanted to pursue acting full time Kathryn would help me make that happen. After working with her I also walked away feeling enlivened. Kathryn took me under her wing and taught me a great deal in a short amount of time. She's also grown up in the industry so her knowledge is vast and priceless.
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Wendy H. October 21, 2014
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Kathryn is the best teacher I ever had! She is an award winning artist and knows the industry inside out. She really cares about your progress and wants to help you! I highly recommend her!
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Michelle B. June 17, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Kathryn rocks! A wonderful teacher!

Kathryn is teaching my young daughter to sing and we feel very blessed to have found her. She has a really great teaching style that made both me and my daughter quickly feel at ease. She has an incredible background and her technical skills and knowledge are first rate. But she is also fun, spontaneous, and really knows how to interact with and inspire my child. I could go on and on about the world of music and excitement she has opened for us. But in a nutshell, if you have a chance to study with Kathryn you will be very glad you did! The home studio is lovely & wonderfully equipped - its just made for musicians! 5 Stars!!
Margaret G. San Francisco, CA

Learn how to express meaning behind the words and music of your songs so that it is believable and effective to your audience.

About Margaret

I am an opera singer and I teach and perform in and around San Francisco. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of singing and the musical arts with others. I believe with the right instruction and determination anyone has the ability to sing!

I have training in classical singing as well as in musical theater, pop/rock, gospel and blues. In order to sing these different styles it is important to know how the voice works functionally so that it is trained properly and remains healthy. I use the Somatic Voicework™- The LoVetri Method because it is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines, and is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training. It can be used for almost any singing genre such as musical theater, ...

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Robin W. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent

Margaret is a skilled and encouraging teacher. She is always enthusiastic, upbeat and engaged. She offers a variety of ideas and physical demonstrations to illustrate what needs to be learned. I am so grateful to have found her! I could not ask for anyone better.
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Cheryl S. February 11, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
LOVE LOVE LOVE HER

Margaret is such a good teacher!!! My daughter has been going to her for a month now and she looks forward for her lessons every week!! My daughter has learned a lot. She puts fun in her teaching and my daughter enjoys it every week. I have no regrets in choosing her!!
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Michael F. January 18, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Professional Instruction

Margaret is a great teacher and an experienced professional. She can provide instruction with praise and make the experience enjoyable and worthwhile. Would wholeheartedly recommend Margaret to prospective students.
Vir M. Berkeley, CA

I teach Intermediate to Advanced Guitar and Electric Bass.
I teach Beginning Drums and Singing.

About Vir

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass and Sing I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity. Styles range from Rock, Folk, Electronic, Jazz, African, World, Hip Hop to Country. I can give you the skills to go to the next level. From 5-99 years old!

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A typical lesson would look like this: Depending on your level we would first work on some new chords and/or a new scale and how to play them. We "jam" a little to get the feel. I have a really great way of teaching theory that will get you playing what you want. The second half we ...

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Alexander S. March 6, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
A Guru

Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!

Rolf S.

Oakland, CA
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Molly R.

Hayward, CA
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Caroline A.

Oakland, CA
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Rolf S. Oakland, CA

About Rolf

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If requested, I'm able to record rehearsal and/or finished work.

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Originally from the Bay Area, I was in the first class of ACT's Young Conservatory Theatre; I was a member of the fledgling Cal. Shakes. (then known as the Emeryville and then the Berkeley Shakespeare Festivals); a founder member of the Berkeley Mime Troupe, a participant in a number of Renaissance and Dickens Faires before being accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where I stayed and worked as a professional actor for over 30 years in film, television, radio and theatre. A full professional resume is available on request.

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Loulla-Mae E. April 22, 2014
Acting
Rolf was a great mentor to me

Rolf Saxon is an excellent teacher: he is a talented, fair and dedicated coach who pays close attention to people's performance techniques and always uses honest and constructive criticism to get the very best out of his students. Rolf gave me invaluable help and encouragement with my acting, teaching me how to take confidence in my work and achieve my level best.
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Rolf S. April 20, 2014
Acting
A Teacher's Review

To whom it may concern,

I first met Rolf Saxon when he started as a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and where I was at that time, a tutor and a director of second and third year plays. He was always a pleasure to work with because he worked hard and with commitment yet at the same time had a quiet sense of humor, particularly appreciated when rehearsals went through difficult moments.

Over the three years of his training he worked with generosity towards other actors and when asked to comment on their work always did so in a constructive way. It was this quality, allied to Rolf’s professional experience, that made us ask Rolf to join the staff some years later as a tutor to top year students. This involved seeing students in ones and twos and helping prepare them for the move between Drama College and the reality of the profession. Giving them advice on everything from resumes, photographs, help with auditions, how to cope with interviews, and talk with them about their public performances through the year. Further, how their work was developing and where their intensions were perhaps not yet reaching the audience.

Rolf did this for two years for us until his acting work took him too frequently from London and he felt it would be unfair to the students to continue when he couldn’t guarantee to be with them each week. Rolf Saxon is a responsible man dedicated to his craft. I have been retired for some years now but if I were still Director of Drama, I would not hesitate to employ him again.

Virginia Snyders

Director of Drama (retired)

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
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Rolf S. April 16, 2014
Film Acting
Excellent guy, excellent teacher.

I have been a pupil of Rolf's for almost a year, for both dialect and acting, and I am more than happy to recommend him both as a human being and a teacher. He's been completely professional, fully prepared and ready to provide a productive learning experience. But more importantly, he's just such a good guy, with such a wonderful sense of humor, and depth of experience, that I sometimes feel my progress has been as much by osmosis as anything else.

However, progress there has undeniably been: I am now comfortably using my new dialects in commercial productions, and am much more confident as an actor and performer. Rolf brings a great imagination and creativity to every teaching moment, which creates a relaxed, safe but challenging atmosphere in which to push my craft.
Molly R. Hayward, CA

All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly

I have been teaching for 12 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their sixties! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. These are just a few of singers I have worked with, in person, in the classroom, and Online!

What you get in voice lessons with me: laughter as you learn! I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best, and I believe everyone deserves the same useful tools, no matter what it is you like to sing. I am patient and customize each and every lesson. Need more time on ear training? No problem. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing? I'll help you with that,too! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with shy people. I'll get you out of your shell, relaxed, ...

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Bella H. October 26, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
I have Molly R. to thank for getting me out of my fear of singing. At first, I was so nervous that I couldn't even sing along to the radio with my friends! I met her through a class with Boldly Me, and then ended up taking lessons with her to prepare for my first big audition with StarStruck (I know right? I love performing but I get shy about singing). Though I didn't get in, she had given me that boost of confidence and the arsenal of skills/tricks that I needed to keep trying. I worked with her again to audition for Stage1's "Seussical"- and got in as the "lead Wickersham"!!
Molly has helped me with so much; she teaches you beyond what you could expect of yourself and guides you to your fullest potential.. all while keeping it fun and comfortable!! Molly doesn't just help you learn how to sing, she helps you learn to love to sing.
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Gene W. August 19, 2014
Singing · Online
Molly is a great teacher. She is very flexible and easy to work with. I've learned a lot and, the lessons have been very enjoyable. I would recommend Molly to anyone considering taking singing lessons.
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sPENCER R. August 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
I brought my five-year-old son to Molly ten months ago to help prepare him for a choir class. My son wasn't overly enthused at first. With a lot of patience and understanding on Molly’s part, he’s come around to looking forward to their sessions together. He’s now six and can match pitch and learn multi-verse songs. He sings along to his favorite songs in the car although he complains, “Daddy, I don’t want to sing, I just can’t help myself.” That spontaneous urge to break out in song was just what I had hoped for my son. Thank you, Molly!
Caroline A. Oakland, CA

Let me help you prepare for that big audition, or ongoing work on monologues, scene study, public speaking, communication, and improvisation. I focus on finding the truth in the dramatic piece and helping you connect in an authentic way, using your personal strengths. Also advice on professionalism and theatre protocol.

About Caroline

I love working students to help them find their true authentic artistic selves. With a passionate dedication to expression in music and theatre, my studio provides a nurturing environment for students of all levels to grow, learning skills in technique, musicianship, musicality, character work, theory, and professionalism.
A working singer/actor, composer and director, I enjoy an active career performing in Musicals, Plays and Operas in Regional Theaters and companies around the country, directing shows, and teaching music and theatre skills to children, teens, and adults.
A Youth Theatre Specialist and Founding Artistic Director of Lyricabella Productions, I have worked with young artists for the past 25 years, teaching voice, acting, movement, musical theatre, tap, and composition, ...

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