Valley Village Acting Lessons

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Popular Acting Teachers Near Valley Village

Michelle G.

North Hollywood, CA
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Christine R.

Valley Village, CA
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Zeffin Quinn H.

Valley Village, CA
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Michelle G. North Hollywood, CA

Private lessons will tackle character development, scene analysis and breakdown, beats, creating strong choices, as well as camera technique for film/tv and/or stage blocking if the scene is for a theater audition or performance. Classes will always be tailored to the student's needs and goals.

About Michelle

Musician/Songwriter/Performer

Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. ...

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Jessica D. November 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
At the risk of giving away my best kept secret, Michelle is THE BEST!!!

Not only is she an amazing teacher, she is an incredible talent, and awesome person. Her relaxed and nurturing nature enables you to feel super comfortable and excited to learn. She motivates you to try your best and focuses on your strengths, while building and improving upon your weaknesses.

I've taken singing lessons in the past, and after one class with Michelle, I realized, I hadn't learned anything! If you really want to learn in a positive and motivating environment, take classes with Michelle. Just don't sign up for my time slot...I called dibs and I'm going to be taking classes for a while! Lol. =)
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Liana I. February 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
God sent!

Phenomenal doesn't come close to doing justice to explain how absolutely wonderful Michelle is not just as an instructor but as a person. Michelle isn't just a teacher. She is a mentor, a friend and a giver of support, courage, strength, positivity and love. She helps you discover and foster and strengthen your inner voice. Her attitude is completely nonjudgmental allowing you to discover and grow without fear of erring. She creates such a personal connection and invests in you and makes you feel that you matter and can and will succeed in your endeavors. Michelle is one of a kind.
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stephany P. December 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Awesome!

Very awesome teacher! Very detailed! Love the lessons!!
Christine R. Valley Village, CA

Christine has a Masters in Theatre Education from the University of Arizona and has been a student of acting herself for many years. She is glad to share her knowledge and experience in the various well-known acting methods, including: Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, and Sanford Meisner. She coaches actors to help them develop believable and memorable characters with clear intentions and a spontaneous performance. She also provides valuable feedback regarding the actor's stage presence, vocal performance, diction, and posture. Christine can help prepare actors for stage or on camera auditions.

About Christine

Christine R., a native of Colorado, has been playing and studying music for over 20 years, beginning with piano lessons at age 7 and violin lessons at age 10. While attending The Colorado College for a BA in History, she studied violin with Michael Hanson and was co-concertmaster of the Colorado College Chamber Orchestra. She then went on to complete a masters degree in Theatre Education at the University of Arizona, where she played solo violin in the musical “Quilters” for the Arizona Repertory Theatre. She spent 5 years as a member of the Catalina Chamber Orchestra and also played with the Southern Arizona Symphony. Throughout her musical career, she has taught both piano and violin to students of all ages and levels. For more than two years she volunteered to teach ...

Zeffin Quinn H. Valley Village, CA

Learn true analysis to mine the script of every detail you need to make the character come alive. Then activate those given circumstances with personal choices to make the character rounded and real.

About Zeffin Quinn

♪ If you want to...

1) Build a vocal technique that will not fail you
2) Have piece of mind that the SOUND you want to come out of your mouth WILL come out
3) Know that you are using your own 100% authentic sound

...then you have found the right teacher!

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Most teachers "vocalize" or "warm you up" for 5 or 10 minutes and then the lesson is spent just singing through songs with no real emphasis on how to execute awe-inspiring and healthy singing.

Working with me is a truly distinctive experience, much like a workout with a trainer (Don't laugh because I'm a little over weight!). We will spend the hour working on very physical and specific exercises to build a comprehensive technique that will support ...

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Hana C. September 17, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Studying with Zeffin is a true joy and and creatively inspiring experience. Learning from such a gifted and experienced singer/actor who really knows the demands and expectations of having a high profile operatic career is an invaluable experience. With the positive environment he provides through his uniquely original feedback, I feel I can push myself and explore the music I am singing without thoughts of self-consciousness or doubt that I have been struggling with in the past.Due to his immense enthusiasm about singing and acting Zeffin has been instrumental in helping me break old habits and build confidence. It's been a wonderful year and I heartily recommend Zeffin for any student interested in growing as a performer, artist and musician.
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Annalise S. August 14, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Zeffin helped me change my voice and performance style completely for the better! I had been studying musical theatre and operatic singing for nearly a decade when I met him and I learned more about my voice in the first month of lessons with him than I did in the years prior. He has an enthusiasm and passion for singing that is infectious and apparent in all of his students. And his way of explaining vocal technique is simple and easy to understand even for a beginner. If you're serious about singing and improving your voice, then Zeffin is a great choice for a teacher!
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Eli L. July 21, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Coming from a very unsuccessful experience with a previous voice teacher, Zeffin put me right, right away. Over the three years I have spent studying with him, I have felt my voice grow and become more secure in itself. Zeffin's technique teaches to play on the intricate connections between voice, body, mind, and sound. Now that I understand the physicality involved in singing properly, I know I'll never go back to my "old ways." It's strange to say, but I feel physically stronger and healthier after every lesson. As a guy and classical singer, I feel Zeffin's instruction is perfect for me. I've found Zeffin to be an incredible mentor and role model, and I know I'll have trouble trusting anyone else to achieve in me what he has. If I ever leave Zeffin, I might as well give up singing all together!

Jenny M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Andrew E.

Valley Village, CA
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Tara B.

North Hollywood, CA
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Jenny M. Los Angeles, CA

Do you have an audition coming up that you need to prepare for?
Having trouble finding a monologue for class?
Struggling with Shakespeare's text?
Want to work on your improv skills?
Just want to add a few tools to your toolkit?

Performing live in front of an audience can be daunting... But it should also be fun! I am very detail-oriented, but also all about playing and exploration. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will be!

About Jenny

Hi there!

I am currently accepting new students for in-home, travel or online lessons. I have more than 15 years experience as a drama teacher and acting coach; and I am also a seasoned college and graduate school admissions counselor with more than 6 years experience in the field.

MY BACKGROUND:

I did my undergraduate work at Princeton, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Certificate in Theater & Dance. I also have a Master's degree in Text & Performance and a Specialist Certificate in Acting Shakespeare from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England; and I was a James S. Copley Foundation Fellow at USC.

A working professional actor myself since early childhood, I have been teaching acting and improv for young people since I ...

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

Hi!
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 ...

Tara B. North Hollywood, CA

I've been acting for 10 years! I've been teaching this subject for about 3 years now. I love both tv/film and theatrical acting. There's a big difference and it's so much fun getting a student to master that difference! I let the student decide what they would like to work on, unless they want me to come up with it for them. But I try my very best to excel my student as much as possible to get them to become confident in their craft! I was trained by Lori Wyman, Harriet Greenspan, Paul Weber, Jeff Rose and Zadia Ife.

About Tara

I am an actress, singer, and dancer. I've trained in many styles of dance ever since I was three years old. I've done theater and television/film acting for 10 years. I've done many workshops and you can now look me up online! When I was in High School, that's when I started teaching kids dance and acting. I love the arts and I would love to share it with you!

Acting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Acting in Valley Village and nearby areas. Learn how to act by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Valley Village Acting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Acting lessons.

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

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