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Crystal B.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Crystal B.

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I've worked as a professional actress and singer for 20 + years and have directing and casting experience as well. I have studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and teach general acting skills as well as scene analysis.

About Crystal

Hi Future Students! I am a performing artist and teacher with 20+ years performance experience and 13 years teaching experience. I have a B.A in Music and M.A in Music Theater from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Currently, I work mostly as a children's musical theater director, but m

Deborah R.

14 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded 1st Place from Pacific Musical Society
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Deborah R.

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Diction, Body Language, Line Delivery, Stage craft, Character creation and realization.

About Deborah

ABOUT ME: Deborah R, is a versatile Mezzo Soprano having studied Opera, Theater, Music and Dance she is known for her exciting, high energy performances and for creating memorable and endearing characters. With a uniquely flexible voice, as comfortable in Verdi as it is in Rossini, she has deli

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Valeria K.
Specific & clear in her instructions, open to feedback, patient and encouraging, courteous and respectful - not to mention a great singer. Looking forward to future lessons with Deborah.
Jeeyun
I was pretty nervous about taking a singing lesson, as it's something I've never done in my life. I'm so thankful I got connected to Deborah. She's a fantastic teacher and taught me so much about how our body works to produce sounds when singing and what I am doing. From the first lesson I was already given helpful tips and ways to practice things on my own! I'm looking forward to more lessons with Deborah.
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Phyllis H.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Latin
  • Awarded Best Actress Nomination from BroadwayWorld.com
  • Teaching since 2001
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Phyllis H.

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Can work on scene study or monologues. Learn how to develop characters and get cast in shows!

About Phyllis

I hold a Masters Degree in Music from George Mason University. A native of the Washington DC Metropolitan area, I have performed with the Washington Opera Company, at the Kennedy Center, and Historic Maryland's Adventure Theatre. New York City credits include performances off-Broadway for the

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Kyle M.
Very personable and unintimidating to a beginner. Easy to follow her teaching.
Seth G.
Solid job
Christie L.
Great Teacher

Phyllis is the best singing teacher I have ever had. She is completely knowledgeable about technique and personalizes each class for her students. Phyllis is so sweet, and believes that there is a singing voice inside of all of us. Since I have started taking lessons with her, my range has expanded and not only that, I have gained new knowledge about sheet music that I had never heard before. I would highly recommend choosing her as your teacher.

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Adam E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Adam E.

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I am a working actor with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to moving to LA, I worked in Chicago theaters for 7 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for another 7 years teaching beginning acting classes. I am a member of Actors' Equity; the union of professional stage actors and I hold an MFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton. Recent stage credits include South Coast Repertory, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Capital Stage Sacramento, Golden Thread Productions, and The Great River Shakespeare Festival.

I'm particularly adept at working with complicated and classical language, including Shakespeare. I'll help you make sense of the language in a way that is actionable and dynamic to watch. My approach is Stanislavski based, but I tend to incorporate other methods as well.

My goal is always to give my students the tools to empower themselves to create strong choices that are supported by the text. I love working with ...

About Adam

Hello there! I am a working actor with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to moving to LA, I worked in Chicago theaters for 7 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for another 7 years teaching beginning acting classes. I am a member of Actors' Equity;

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Alexandra
Delicate adjustments that empowered me and didn’t freak me out, both gently technical and also getting to the core of the scene at hand. Again, without demoralizing me or freaking me out. Easy to do. Trust me.

So yes! He was great! ALSO the logistical stuff that you don’t want to think about (sound/lights) were magically adjusted to perfection.

Just sayin’. He’s great.
Megan
I had college auditions coming up and needed to get coaching on my classical monologue. Adam's coaching was really helpful. He got me to understand the language and the meaning behind the words and how to use my express myself, physically, through the text. He helped me feel really confident going into my auditions. I can't recommend him enough!!!
Matthew
Patient, understanding and informative!
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Liza M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • B.M.- Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Liza M.

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Coaching: monologues, auditions, scenes, character work for a role in a show

About Liza

I have been professionally singing and taking voice lessons since the age of 9! I went through various styles in my love and performance of music, starting with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and all of Motown, Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), R&B, and Classical/Opera (starting when I was in high school and

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Bob C.
I have greatly enjoyed my lessons with Liza. She is very supportive and encouraging and offers many practical tips to improve my singing performance. She is also simply a nice person, with a warm and friendly personality.
Vicki G.
Very easy to work with.
Andrea
I have only been working with Liza for 3 months, and in those three months I have grown so much. My acting comes out in my songs, and I feel ready for all the auditions I have coming up. She really digs into what character I’m trying to portray. Our lessons are always a safe environment and she is always very supportive and encouraging. Overall, Liza has not only helped me ready for my auditions but she’s taught me to have when I perform.

William M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William M.

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I have been a working actor for 30 years. Trained with some of the best teachers. I've starred opposite Jodie Foster, Ben Kingsly, Patricia Arquette, Holly Hunter, Sigourney Weaver, Jim Carrey, Reese Witherspoon, and many more. I've written and directed and produced both film and TV. I've been teaching workshops for the last several years.

About William

I've been a working actor for 30 years. I've starred opposite actors like, Jodie Foster, Patricia Arquette, Holly Hunter, Jim Carrey, Jeff Bridges, Reese Witherspoon, Sigourney Weaver, Elisabeth Shue and many many more. I've written, directed and produced both TV and film. And I've been teaching f

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"Alex is the best acting coach I've ever had! She worked with me before a major audition and was incredibly insightful. She helped me get to the truth of the pieces I had chosen and instilled confidence in me. The audition was a success! Couldn't have done it without her."
Adrienne
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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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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"My 11 yr old daughter is loving her acting lessons....good choice for us!"
Amber
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"My 10 year old daughter is learning so much from Molly. Her upbeat attitude really makes her feel comfortable and at ease. A blessing to find Molly!"
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Larry is an experienced director and actor. He is very good at what he does and he is very easy to work with"
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Took Acting lessons from Larry P.
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"Stephen was extremely profesional and totally delivered on his promises. Exceeded my expectations!"
Roberto
Took Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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"He's a really great guy and he cares a lot about his students. My most favorite thing about him is that he has legitimate acting experience in television and film, and doesn't charge $30-$60 per hour per class. He is a busy man, but he always makes sure that he has time for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to take up acting :)"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"I know absolutely nothing about acting, but Carissa makes me feel comfortable and calm during class. She creates a process fun and entertaining and this makes you look forward to the next class with anticipation. I'm content with my choice!"
Sophia
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Alex is quick to asses the essence of a scene. This makes her an ideal addition coach. Not only that, but her background in classical theatre really sets her apart from other coaches I've worked with. She gets tone, she gets, comedy, she gets characters. Alex turned my audition from a flat/static piece to something with depth and charisma. Highly recommend."
Mitch
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"My daughter was so happy to start a acting lesson. jennie did great she was so sweet and kind and know just how to get her comfortable with learning acting we cant wait to do so many more lessons with jennie"
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Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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