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Popular Acting Teachers Near Valley Center

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

About Me

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 and talent." Jim Knable, playwright

"Of all the directors who have staged plays for me since 1986, none has contributed so consistently as [Mark] to the quality and growth of the Playwrights Project . . . . He is a caring and reliable colleague, a principled man who believes deeply in the importance of theatre in a civilized world." Deborah Salzer, Founding Director

*** Lesson Details ***
If you've got an AUDITION coming up for a stage play - I can help you with PREPARATION by giving detailed feedback on what you've already accomplished, suggest plays to choose a monologue from, and polish your audition to get you the role in as few as two one-hour sessions.

For students looking for PERSONAL ONGOING COACHING:
Beginning actors will explore how to work in your voice and your body. You will learn to use relaxation and breathing techniques, along with exercises in both memory and sensory exploration.

Experienced actors will work in greater detail and depth to find new ways to move you on to the next level.

You will select and prepare audition material and explore those parts of you that can best bring the character to life.

With consent from your director, actors preparing roles can get that extra time and feedback you want.

*** Specialties ***
acting for the stage, auditioning, script analysis, directing, playwriting

Danielle L. San Diego, CA

About Me

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 absolutely love to teach both children and adults and look forward to learning how to best support each one of my students in their individual path toward realizing their potential.

Here's a bit about my background and musical experience:

€ Bachelors of Fine Arts degree (Theatre/Voice) from United States International University €“ Graduated Valedictorian
€ Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts €“ Graduated Valedictorian
Workshops and studying with Bill Doyle, Roy Mote, Andrew Barnicle, Jack Tygett, Leanne Summers, among others.

"After seeing Danielle, I was impressed with her intensity as a performer. Her ability to get behind a lyric was stunning, she lives every line. As an artistic performer, I've yet to see better."
-Tony Ferguson / Interscope Records: No Doubt, Bush, Fisher

My original band, Danielle and The Masses, has been recording and performing live since 2001. We are endorsed by Ani Difranco, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bruce Hornsby Band, and have shared the stage with artists as Jamie Foxx, CAKE, Metric, En Vogue, David Byrne, Berlin, Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Jonatha Brooke, Beth Hart, Semi Precious Weapons and more.

I have written and performed music and voice over for Ace Ventura, Nutty Professor, VH1, various TV shows and independent documentaries, Eveoke Dance Theatre, among others, as well as having recorded eight professional CDs of various styles on various record labels.

For over ten years, my record / production company, Say It Records has been producing socially conscious music events throughout San Diego and Southern California that promote independent music, film, art, community and human rights. I also co-own Durga Sound, a teaching and production studio, with producer Alicia Champion, as well as San Diego IndieFest, a powerful community event which promotes and supports music, film, art and civic engagement.

I have a great time utilizing my contacts in the industry to help my students get work/ press / entrance into the schools of their choice, etc. For example, I'm happy to report that just last year we were able to book eight musicians on GLEE, as well as lots more in other capacities including using their music in commercials and film and helping them get cast in local theatre and accepted into arts-centered schools.

*** Lesson Details ***
I start on the first lesson by becoming clear about what the new student's goals and desires are €“ from there, we start developing technique to achieve those goals along with having fun right away doing what they came for - singing, writing, voice over, acting or using a combination of these things be it for professional purposes or personal fulfillment. Every lesson is personally customized to meet the specific goals of each student. As a teacher, I'm encouraging and fun, passionate and positive. While I'm definitely not "strict", I do appreciate focus and drive. However, I often work with people who have special needs and are working on developing those very things. I'm especially good at helping people through progress plateaus, roadblocks, stage fright, loss/ stress. Using music as a means of release and healing - for both kids and adults - is something I do a lot of and am very comfortable with.

As far as technique is concerned, I focus on utilizing posture, correct breathing and developing relaxed, strong support, so that the muscles are developed properly and without stress, enabling the student's voice to constantly grow while also steering clear of the injury that can accompany the straining that often happens when singing without proper technique.

I strongly encourage students to record their lessons on a mobile device so they can practice easily on their own, and so they eventually have a record of how far they've grown.
We mostly use tracks to develop repertoire, prepare for auditioning and performances, and to have fun singing the music that excites each student the most.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Apple Mac Pro Quad Core running OS 10.8.3
Avid Pro Tools 10 HDX
Propellor Reason 4.0
UA 2-610 Microphone Pre-amp
UA LA-610 Microphone Pre-amp and Compressor
UA Teletronix LA2A Compressor/ Limiter
Behringer ADA 8000
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*** Specialties ***
Using music, writing and voice as a means of expressing yourself, growing as a performance artist, coping in challenging times, as well as a means of going professional and earning income are all areas I specialize in. Utilizing proper technique and learning how to sing / speak safely is also an area I focus on a great deal.

Learning precisely what each student wants is the key factor in my decision on how to achieve their goals. For example, using Speech Level Singing is definitely entrenched in my teaching, but I may not highlight it as much for those who want a more classical sound.

I definitely excel with the following: first timers, very young kids, students working through stage fright, artists looking to develop their own original project, those seeking growth in their process of writing / recording / performing, those who are interested in using music and / or writing as therapy as well as with amateurs who've always wanted to do something musical but who think they are "too old" or too "untalented/short/tall/ fill in the blank" to try. I believe we all have something to say with our lives - finding the voice within you can be an incredibly powerful and transformative experience!

Samuel W. San Diego, CA

About Me

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, Mr. W. teaches the individual the acting method for film and television work & commercials

*** Lesson Details ***
Each week a lesson is given to the student to help them learn on-camera acting skills for booking work. The program is to teach acting and improv skills for all ages from 5 to 80 years of age. As a CSA Casting Director, Mr Warren is hired to audition all kinds of individuals for commercials, feature films, TV shows, corporate and music videos. This may also include Broadway and off Broardway plus multi media projects for the internet and gaming industry.. Every class is filmed and played back for the student to view and learn from. Both kids, teenagers or adults are being taught by the casting director Samuel Warren. Once the students has acquired the essential on camera commercial and film acting skills they can audition for paid work as opportunities come available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The Private On-Camera Acting classes are held in San Diego Area and in LA by special appointments!!

*** Specialties ***
Students who reach the working level in their on-camera film and commercial skills will have an opportunity to audition for Samuel's projects in San Diego or LA depending on the casting requirements!

Mary R.

San Diego, CA
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Eulis K.

San Diego, CA
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Cory H.

Poway, CA
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Mary R. San Diego, CA

About Me

I am a dedicated Montessori trained educator, certified resource specialist, and theater instructor with over a decade of experience. My talent is the ability to connect with my students and teach advance topics using music, theater, and art. I have over twenty years experience in the entertainment industry. I am an excellent coach and have extensive knowledge on how to prepare individual's for auditions or public speaking events.

Eulis K. San Diego, CA

About Me

I have been performing as a musician for two decades 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 like touring the world, 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 acting craft through 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. In this 10th year of teaching, I have new experiences to draw from and share with my students. Having spent my last 6 years performing with Disney and this past year touring Japan in their cast has given "performance" a new depth. I'm excited to dive back into lessons with fresh ideas that will mix well with my tried and tested teaching techniques.

Originally from Los Angeles, I now reside in Orange County and I'm especially proud to be expanding my studio to San Diego as well! I am so excited to share my experiences with the people of this beautiful and inspiring town!

Cory H. Poway, CA

About Me

Dr. Cory Hibbs has been teaching music and acting since 2003 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Dr. Hibbs has helped students express themselves through music and performance for over 10 years. He teaches piano, voice, and acting in all styles for all ages.

As a musician, Dr. Hibbs received his training at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, and San Diego State University where he received multiple degrees in music including his Doctorate and two Masters degrees. He is currently on faculty at San Diego State University where he teaches Music Theory and Composition. Previously, he has taught music at The Peabody Conservatory, Southwestern College, and was the composer-in-residence at the San Diego Opera.

As an actor, Cory studied theatre at the prestigious British American Drama Academy at Oxford University where he worked with actors Ben Kingsly and Alan Rickman and directors Deborah Warner and Irina Brown. He recently moved to San Diego from New York City where he appeared in numerous film, television, and theatrical productions both musical and non-musical. Previously, he has taught acting and theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse and Canyon Crest Academy. He has also served as musical director for various productions in New York and San Diego.

As an expert in his field, Dr. Hibbs looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Cory's teaching style is nurturing, honest, and fun.

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