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Popular Film Acting Teachers Near Santa Monica

LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Zhan W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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LeAnna S. Los Angeles, CA

Film acting focus on commercial work, dramatic and comedic monologues for auditions and scene work.

About LeAnna

Hi! My name is LeAnna and I am a performing artist and teacher in Los Angeles. I am 29 years old, live in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from San Francisco State University where I received my BA in Classical Music, my BA in Dance, with a focus in choreography, and a minor in Multi-Cultural Theatre. I work as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, Zumba instructor and teacher. I love the work that I do and teaching the performing arts is a great joy in my life.
So, just a little bit about me- My father was a saxophone jazz-playing musician who made music an important part of my life. I began piano when I was 7 years old and basically self-taught until I reached the university where I had some formal training. I fell into singing via theatre in high school and picked up trombone my ...


David S. September 21, 2014
I am a composer and LeAnna has performed some of my vocal music. Her last performances of my work was a soprano duet at two very large grand ballroom. Both times people rose to their feet and a number of people were moved to tears. It was a great success!

LeAnna has a very beautiful, pure tone in her singing.
Shaotian C. July 19, 2013
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
LeAnna is definitely a good teacher to start with!

I have taken singing class with LeAnna for about two months and it was definitely a positive experience. LeAnna is a good teacher to start with and I've learnt lot from her.

LeAnna is a very easy-going and encouraging instructor. She would try to find something good in me every time and appreaciate it. She would also find something I was doing wrong and point it out directly instead of like it vanish in the appreaciation. So I feel energetic and know what to improve at the same time. Moreover, LeAnna's teaching environment is quite comfortable. It is a clean, tidy, and quiet room. I wouldn't feel nervous there. And, there is plenty space where I could move within and sing quite comfortable.

An an instructor, LeAnna has good exercises which would build my technique little by little. She would offer a group of exercises for a specific training area and they are not difficult and seem easy to do. I would not feel practicing those exercises sucking too much of my energy. But, when I came back to sing, I would feel that without noticing, I could done what I couldn't done before, which was pretty amazing.

LeAnna is also reliable and knowledgeable of the industry. She is not only an instructor but also the singer/dancer/actor who do shows. She would tell me how this industry is like, what and how to prepare for the audition, and what details I should focus on (i.e. Don't change schedule after you have been confirmed with the stage manager) and what aspect I don't have to worry (i.e. I could go to another audition if you are wating for another result; just tell them you are waiting.) This helped me a lot to know what the custom is like in this area.
Zhan W. Los Angeles, CA

Working on camera; self awareness; awareness of time; focus and openness

About Zhan

I have been a Acting/Vocal Production teacher in China in past 6 years, I received my Master's degree in Acting from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China and Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, M.A, the subjects of my teaching include: audition techniques, basic acting techniques, voice production and singing, movements and introduction to theater. I believe Acting is not only an artistic experience but also a deeply personal and emotional experience as well, it will take you to places where you can discover about who you are and what you are capable of. it will open doors for you in the future that to come.

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Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

All levels. Audition technique.

About Tanya

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.


Toka M. June 13, 2014
Verified Student
I wish I could've kept going with you but I have money circumstances.

Garret C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Vivian R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Andrew E.

Valley Village, CA
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Garret C. Los Angeles, CA

This is the topic I have the most experience in. If you have already booked the job or you are in need of audition coaching, we will work on whatever aspect of the craft you see fit while making sure you leave our session having a confident and clear understanding of the role.

About Garret

Hello Friends!

If you’re here reading this description you are probably searching for an acting coach or someone to help you understand the craft better. It’s a wonderful outlet to express ones self and I am here to help! Contact me if you need guidance with anything from audition work to character development. My teaching started out with young adults, but now I help all ages with their art. Being an actor myself allows me to understand not only the challenges of learning a role but it also gives me the opportunity to share industry contacts and professional experiences. My goal with every session is to fully tackle the desired topic while also leaving the client inspired and confident in his or her talents.


Josh B. September 23, 2014
Film and TV Acting · In studio
I just started working with Garret about three months ago. Now, whenever I have an audition I always contact him. He was very goal oriented and wanted to know right away what I wanted out of our sessions. I also like that he asks at the end of the session, "Is there anything else you wanted to work on before we're done?"

He's a a great teacher and a good dude. I would recommend him to any aspiring actor because of his passion, generosity and knowledge of the craft.
K A. September 22, 2014
Garret has an incredible talent for fleshing truth from the scene. His passion and enthusiasm for the craft make him a dynamic instructor. I've turned to Garret many times to work on sides, and I always feel he's helped me tremendously. Garret's knowledge is rooted in experience, and I highly recommend him.
Christopher V. September 3, 2014
Acting · In studio
I had recently moved to LA to pursue a career in acting, and had a few auditions lined up. I needed some help in working around some of the scenes as I had to play a certain character that I wasn't really familiar in portraying. I had a friend of mine that referred me to this website, and after a little digging I decided to go with Garret. He seemed like the most well rounded individual, and I felt that he was genuine in his description.

After meeting and working with Garret, I suddenly knew that doing this was a great decision. Not only was Garret easy going and great to work with, he was actually able to help me improve in developing the character that I wanted. He wasn't afraid to criticize me (Only for my personal gain), and then guide and advise me on how to portray the character better. He offered to even film me and then show me how I was portraying the character, and helped me see my flaws and correct them. I honestly didn't feel like I was working with a teacher, rather than a friend of mine trying to help.

On top of it all, Garret was kind enough to elaborate on his teaching and acting experiences, which made me realize that it was money well spent. I would recommend Garret to any aspiring actor wanting to learn more and receive guidance on auditions and character development.

On a side note, I received a call back on my audition that Garret had helped me on, and I couldn't be more excited to work with him again.

Crossing my fingers.

Vivian R. Los Angeles, CA

The actor will prepare for camera and then be able to keep his/her material to analyze it.

About Vivian

I am originally from Venezuela. I have been a TV and Theater actress since I was 5. I have a Bachelor's degree in business, a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and I am working on my Master's degree in Fine Arts at U.C.L.A. I love to share and teach. I want to help people succeed.

I have directed a few shows and help actors prepare for auditions successfully.

My most recent training consist of freeing the actor combining tremmoring, Uta Hagen and creating a personal way of gaining confidence to perform.

Please feel free to contact TakeLessons for any questions you may have or if you have specific areas you would like to work on (voice, scene study, cold reading, etc)

Thank you!


Jeffrey P. October 29, 2014
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Vivian is a great teacher. She clearly has experience doing this and her own unique approach to teaching Spanish. I can see her acting experience at play here. One lesson in and my diction in Spanish is significantly improved. Added bonus, I have discovered some cool new music she has me listening to in an effort to improve vocabulary. I definitely recommend Vivian, especially if your focused on learning Spanish as an adult for use in work.
Andrew E. Valley Village, CA

Whether it's prepping for an audition, or simply honing your craft for future work, I will help you get to that next level. My philosophy is simple: As actors, we have to learn to get out of our own way. I have come in contact with so many actors in this town who overthink and over-analyze the art of acting. While it does take great discipline and work-ethic to make it as an actor, we have to get out of our heads. Once you conquer that, you're on the right road for success!

About Andrew

My name is Andrew E. I am from Las Vegas, Nevada (yes people actually live there), and I currently reside in Valley Village, CA. I have been playing basketball since I was young enough to hold one, and I grew up playing in elementary leagues, middle school, JV and Varsity teams at Faith Lutheran H.S. in Vegas, where I was a starter at the Nevada State Championship in 2005.
I also have a Bachelors in Theatre Arts from Concordia University, Irvine with an emphasis in Acting and Directing. I am currently out in LA to pursue film and voice acting, but I also have a strong passion to teach. I developed a desire to give back all the knowledge and training I have received to a younger generation. Whether you're just starting out, or just wanting some practice, I would love you work ...

Film Acting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Film Acting in Santa Monica and nearby areas. Learn film acting by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Santa Monica Film acting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Film acting lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Film acting student, intermediate Film acting student, or advanced Film acting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Film acting skills. Your choices for a Santa Monica Film acting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Film acting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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