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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Joanna K.

Studio City, 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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Dasheonna A. January 2, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Michelle is an amazing acting coach!! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She is warm, welcoming, and patient. Working with Michelle has greatly improved my self confidence as an actor. She chooses course material from all different genres, allowing me to feel well rounded and ready to analyze and act out anything put in front of me. I am extremely grateful to have chosen Michelle as my acting coach and excited to see what the future holds for me under her tutelage!!!
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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.
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 piano to ...

Joanna K. Studio City, CA

I am well versed in several different methods of acting, and tailor them to match with the student and the way they learn best.

About Joanna

I have been acting for over 20 years beginning in youth classes and burgeoning at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. I earned my BFA from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and have performed on television, film and stage. I started teaching back in 2009 doing summer camps for kids at an improv theater. I then moved on to teach for one of the largest and oldest acting academy in the United States, where I still teach group classes. Over the past year, I have included personal coaching and one-on-one mentorship to actors of all ages. Any great teacher is also a student, and I am continually in classes and seminars to increase my knowledge base. I have taken classes from Daniel Henning, the Groundlings, iO West, ...

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 was still in high

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 with ...

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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