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Jennifer W.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Masters of Music from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jennifer W.

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I have experience on 6 Broadway National Tours, and a plethora of regional experience in LA! Please check out my website for a full bio and resume!

About Jennifer

Hi folks! I've been teaching for the last decade and love working with all skills and all ages. I am encouraging, supportive, disciplined, and helpful. I have a Masters in Music Education, and a tremendous amount of regional performance experience, including the last four years during which I par

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Barry M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Jazz Voice from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
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Barry M.

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Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cateri

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Mariah D.
Barry is a phenomenal teacher. He is very patient and passionate about teaching. I look forward to my future classes with him.
Annette
Barry is the greatest!
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John E.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, English, German
  • Bachelor of Arts of Communication (Theatre and Legal Studies) from Northwestern University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John E.

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John works with students to teach and reinforce the fundamentals of and build good foundations for acting. No matter your skill level, John will use his experience as a director and a coach to work with actors towards their goals whether they be to improve craft, build repertoire, or prepare for auditions. John works within a modified form of Viewpoints Method (as well as derivative forms of Stanislavsky and Meisner) and lessons involve movement-based warm-ups, grounding exercises, work through improv, and text work/character building. Lessons with more experienced actors or actors looking to improve rep or prepare for auditions will also involve scenework.

About John

I have a huge range of interests in the performing arts. At Northwestern, I trained simultaneously in acting, directing, music theatre, legal studies (for fun), and composition/writing. As a director and a coach, I pride myself on creating a positive atmosphere where actors are encouraged to try the

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Dario
John is very experienced and helpful. More importantly, he has a calming and supportive vibe that I find really helps me stay motivated. Highly recommend!
Katy
I have worked with John as both an actor and a writer in a professional capacity. He directed me during my first foray into immersive theatre and was so terrific at breaking down concepts and offering his insight and experience while still treating the process as collaborative. I cannot recommend working with John as a student or a collaborator highly enough. Although I have not worked with him in a musical capacity, the work of his I have had the opportunity to witness is first class as a composer, lyricist, and musician. Most importantly, thanks to John, I have found my own voice as an immersive artist.
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J W.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks
  • BA, Theatre from North Carolina Central University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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J W.

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Have you always wanted to be an actor? Want to learn some of the essential acting techniques? Ready to shake off the rust and get back on stage? I will help you to build confidence also help you build a solid foundation of acting methods and techniques all while tailoring them to your personal goals. It is my goal to give you a WOW experience like no other and inspire you to make the next steps within your goals. My acting classes are filled with fun, laughter, excitement and will help motivate you to pursue your dreams in life. Let me help you reach you goals so that you may share your gift with the world. #SupportTheArts

About J

I am a professional actor, writer, director and acting coach. I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Art, specifically in Theatre. I am also a graduate of Savannah College of Arts & Design with a Masters of Fine Arts, with a focus on performing arts. Acting students

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Jessica
Acting class was so much fun! I wanted to try something different to challenge myself & my friends recommended I try an acting class because I’m so “extra” as they put it. Well I finally got up the nerve to try a class & J was so helpful & worked with me to feel comfortable. He never made me feel like I couldn’t do it, plus it was so fun that I can’t wait to try another class. If you are a beginner like myself than he is the perfect instructor for you.
Tim Jones
I thoroughly enjoyed my class with J. I didn’t know what to expect and was a little apprehensive at first but by the time I finished the session I was at ease. He broke things down to where I could understand being a novice, and made me feel like I belonged! I highly recommend J to anyone who wants to really learn about the true art of Acting!!
Ryan W.
Has great energy love definitely seeing myself getting better with him
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Vandi E.

84 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Awarded Graduate Student of the Year in Voice from University of Akron
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vandi E.

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I've been teaching acting for several years and my students have gone on to pursue film, perform in community and school productions, gotten into college programs, and pursue careers in acting. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to perform a monologue and as time goes on you'll have a full repertoire of monologues and skills ready to go! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels, and I can't wait to meet you!

About Vandi

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music. Credentials: Russian Opera Workshop-Philadelphia 2020 Opera Programs Berlin-2020

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Gardner H.
I was pretty nervous at first, more uncomfortable than nervous I suppose, but Vandi was quick to put me at ease and as we started working through different exercises and ideas I became more comfortable and got more out of my time with her. She's super nice and has a natural warmth about her that is welcoming and encouraging. .
Neal P.
Vandi is so warm and real. She is patient and gently corrects my mistakes. I can already hear a difference in the quality of my speech.
Neal
Really enjoyed Vandi's personality and focus. She is warm, experienced, and keeps me working to improve.
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Angela H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Angela H.

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Angela received her bachelors in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on Classical Voice. She then moved to New York and studied under prestigious, broadway coaches at CAP21. She was employed as a part time music teacher at Lakewood Elementary in Sunnyvale, CA where she taught group lessons from grades k-5 along with some special needs classrooms. Since Angela has both a strong background in vocal technique and music theater acting, she offers a unique vocal coaching that integrates storytelling as well as a basic understanding of how to sing. She has many years of experience as an actress on stage and film & TV. Angela worked in a film & TV agency for many years in New York, learning the tips and tricks of what casting is interested in seeing! She looks forward to meeting you!

About Angela

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Angela recently made her debut as a director at the historic Oaks Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. As a seasoned actress and singer, with over ten years of experience, she completed her undergraduate at Cornish College of the Arts, where Angela completed her classic

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Laura
Angela is such a fun teacher! She also has an amazing voice and can sing/teach all styles. Highly recommended!
Cynthia
Angela has been helping my daughter learn how to sing for a couple of months now. My daughter is only 8 years old, but has been learning how to sing correctly without hurting her voice. Angela is very patient and supportive and my daughter looks forward to class every week! They mostly work on Disney songs, because my daughter loves to sing Frozen! I highly recommend!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Irvine, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Irvine is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"My son loved his first lesson and is looking forward to his next!"
Michael
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Absolutely the best! She knows her stuff. I've been working with her for 6 months now and I can't think of a better person to work with! She knows what/how the industry works and is always available for questions. She has become my backbone for all things acting and the business of acting.. Five stars isn't enough..."
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Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Teresa really helped me understand a deeper part of telling a story through a character. She is awesome!"
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Took Acting lessons from Teresa V.
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"Very well spoken, projected competence and was great with the 64 yer old first time acting student."
Steve
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"Vandi made Mia feel very comfortable from the get go and Mia had a great experience. I would highly recommend her! She is super sweet and encouraging. Mia cannot wait until her next lesson!"
Mia
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"I was a former student of Gina's from 2017-2019 in a university setting. I owe a lot of my own personal successes to Prof. Gina. Here classes were always the most informative, fun, and provided the most up-to-date information about the industry and its practices. She combines practical tools for working in Hollywood along with great acting technique and moral ethics. She was and still remains invested in me and my career, and I have her to thank for her knowledge and knowhow for the success I have now as a SAG-AFTRA actor working in this industry. I cannot recommend her further her time and teaching worth every penny!"
Mary
Took Acting lessons from Gina F.
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"Great lesson, learned so much today."
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Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"My daughter is really enjoying her acting classes . She looks forward to her next class every week !! Vandi is an excellent teacher !!"
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Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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"Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much."
Jamie
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"It has been a great pleasure working with Andrew! He creates a warm and welcoming environment and takes the time to pursue your goals and wishes."
Dora
Took Acting lessons from Andrew R.
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