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Dakota W.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dakota W.

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I trained at the same school as Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ray Fischer (Justice League), Tyne Daly (look her up, you won't be sorry) and Jason Derulo. I am well versed in dialects, American Standard, stage combat (armed and unarmed), film acting, acting for stage, classical, acting and more! Even if you just want to work on a monologue. Im happy to help! I've been a working actor both on stage and screen for almost three years now, but let's be real. We all need a side hustle. I can even help you with learning how to self-produce/promote on a budget.

About Dakota

Hello! I am a classically trained, working actor with years of real world experience. If you are seeking lessons for a child, you should know that I worked in childcare for over a decade, am an expert in child development, and have a child of my own! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns

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toni
The best instructor ever. She helps on how to be a better actor And is Really Really good at it. U should really Book a class with her.
june zaporojan
iv only had one lesson with her so far. but shes really nice.
Jennie
Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on.
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Nicola R.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Senior French Prize from Columbia University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Nicola R.

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I am a professional director who's been coaching acting students of all ages since 2015. I love working with actors of all levels and all ages (both children and adults). Whether we’re working on a monologue, a scene, audition prep or something else entirely, I will work with you one-on-one to help bring your characters to life!

About Nicola

Hi everyone! I'm Nicola, and I teach both French and acting. I've been teaching French since 2011 and acting since 2013. I have my bachelor's degree in French from Columbia University and my master's degree in the history of theatre from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in France. I teach a few d

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Laurel
I have been working with Nicola for the past 4 months and I would highly recommend her for anyone that is completely new to the French language. She is very flexible and willing to design the lesson to meet your goals. Nicola has a way of making learning a new language interesting, fun and non-intimidating. I have done both in-person and online lessons with Nicola and I find that both are equally as effective. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a French tutor.
Angela
Nicola has been tutoring my daughter in 7th grade French. She’s wonderful, speaks like a native, and is very reliable. My daughter’s French grade has improved dramatically! We are very happy with her, and highly recommend her to all.
Cipriana C.
We've only had one lesson but Nicola is smart and great at explaining as she goes. I'm an adult and love her teaching style, and I could also see her being great with kids!
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

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Zach has a BA in Acting, and has appeared in over 50 regional productions, including national tours. Monologue work, scene work, camera work experience.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
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Nikisha Z.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $200
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Bachelor of Science from University of Cincinnati
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Nikisha Z.

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My Focus is Monologues ONLY. Retaining your script (retention), pronunciation, articulation, volume, speed, poise, posture, presentation and more. Need help writing your script? I can help with that too. Let's begin!

About Nikisha

Her approach to make-up is straightforward, less is more. With over 20 years of teaching experience to men, women and children, Nikisha brings confidence, knowledge and technique to all of her students. Her professional fun charisma assist them in just keeping it simple. Certified & Accredite

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Mayra
Nikisha is a great instructor and knows her stuff when it comes to makeup and skincare. I learned some new tips that I've been putting into practice which has elevated my makeup game! There were some scheduling conflicts which she cleared up quickly and was much appreciated. I definitely recommend reaching out to Nikisha for a makeup lesson if you haven't already!
Aisha
I had a good lesson with Nikisha, she is professional and friendly at the same time. I had most of my questions answered, she provided support before and after the lesson as well.
Kassandra Robinson
Nikisha provided makeup lessons to my 12 year old daughter once a week. She was very loving, kind, and patient with my daughter and flexible with our schedules. What I appreciate most is that she met my daughter on her skill level and then slowly built her up. Not only did she teach my daughter how to apply makeup, but she also taught her the importance of cleaning her face before and after applying makeup. My daughter enjoyed the lessons so much, I signed her up for additional lessons. I highly recommend Nikisha.
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Melody M.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melody M.

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In our lesson, you will explore movement, vocalization, character development and deepen your skills and delve more thoroughly into character development and script analysis, with emphasis on creating acting objectives and discovering scenes through character relationships.

About Melody

Are you looking to sing or play keyboard, work on material for your band, build your repertoire, sing or play in the church choir/band, audition for a production, become a better lead singer in your rock or pop band, overcome stage-fright or wanting to get to the next level? You have come to the rig

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Tim C.
The best vocal coach hands down!! And one of the singer and performer ever!! And great personality
Tim C.
She is such a "great" vocal coach. She is the best! One of the top singers and performer ever.
Amanda G.
It was a great lesson and I already learned so much. She was a great teacher
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John G.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • MFA Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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John G.

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I specialize in coaching actors for auditions for film, television, agents, casting directors, theatrical performances or drama schools. Whether you are starting out on your journey as an actor or already have extensive experience, together we will make your audition distinctive. You may need one or two sessions to prepare for a self tape, or to work over an extended time to craft a role for film or theater. I will be there, in your corner, to help you focus your creativity and be successful.

I will help you define the specific situation of your character; and ask you provocative questions to help you journey deeply into the role. We will find the key to tapping into your own life experience to bring the role to life. In addition, I can give you tips on setting up your home studio.

The industry has changed dramatically in the past two years. SELF TAPING your auditions and submitting the digital media to casting directors, agents and film producers has become the new ...

About John

I am a professional New York based actor with 25 years of experience. A graduate of The Actors Studio, New School University, MFA, I have performed Off Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Theatre Row. In 2015 I began co-producing and acting in short films with Sideway Bro

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Megan
John recently helped me with a zoom audition. He guided me to choices that were more nuanced and more honest. I got a callback! The director loved the audition and I loved working with John. Very wise and patient.
Devin Doyle
John has been a great mentor and teacher of mine for the last six years! He not only draws on a wealth of experience across theater and film, but was deeply attuned to my personal growth during our time together. Very few acting coaches I've trained with were both expert at their craft and sensitive to the vulnerable experience of learning -- John was both! He commands a depth of canon knowledge and was able to suggest great monologues for me, including several Shakespeare monologues.

Highly recommended!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Costa Mesa, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Costa Mesa is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"I had my first lesson with david last night. I am just starting out but david had made me feel like it's possible to finally work torwards living out a dream of mine. He is very funny, personable and I didnt ever feel uncomfortable with him. Hes a chill guy who genuinely cares to help. He even gave our session extra time which is very much appreciated. I look forward to my future lessons with him"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"I've had 4 lessons with Kelsey so far and feel like I've already learned SO MUCH. I have never had a lesson in my life before I started with her, which could be intimidating but she makes you feel very comfortable.
Kelsey is awesome and really good at explaining techniques and also making sure you understand them. She's patient and encouraging. I know I still have so much left to learn and I'm really looking forward to it! She's very knowledgeable and you can tell she has a true passion for acting."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Extremely personable, calm and right intended. She listened closely and provided useful instructive feedback for improvement and introduced new areas to explore. Eagerly looking forward to my next class."
Bruce
Took Acting lessons from Nicole C.
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"Simply AMAZING! Keith offers a comforting and open environment in which a performer can grow. I came to Keith in need of help for my college auditions, and in that short period of time was able to grow as a performer and get a taste of the professional world of theatre. Not only did he aid me in my audition pieces, he also gave me advice and insight of what it's like to go to school for the performing arts. I cannot thank Keith enough. With his help, I was accepted into New York University Tisch School of the Arts and AMDA. Great coach with life long skills, with Keith you will only grow."
Sherifa
Took Acting lessons from Keith K.
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"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!!!"
Dasheonna
Took Acting lessons from Michelle G.
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"She was just wonderful!!! Thank you!"
George
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Working with Adam has been great so far. He is a great teacher who understands the craft very well. He has taught me certain techniques of the craft that have helped me to begin to get a feel for what acting is all about. I would recommend Adam to anyone interested in acting."
Keith
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor."
Jared
Took Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"Rebecca Linton is an absolutely phenomenal acting teacher. I cannot express how grateful I am for her guidance and instruction. She is the best teacher I have ever had by far. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all things acting. She knows how to push her actors to improve beyond where they thought they could go. She had led me to get multiple Superior ratings at acting competitions. She is familiar with a host of different acting methods including but not limited to those of Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, and Sanford Meisner. I seriously cannot express how grateful I am for her. She had had a profound impact on my life and taught and cared for me in a way no other acting teacher in the world ever could!"
Isaac
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"I've been working with David as a coach on both auditions and jobs for years. He has a great understanding, not only of the craft, but also how to work with actors of any level. Whether you're brand new or have been doing it for years, David is a fantastic resource when it comes to analyzing the script, finding the most honest choices, and arcing scenes. No tricks or gimmicks here. If you're looking for someone to help you be the real deal, look no further."
Zach
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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