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David T.

114 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Acting from Ivanna Chubbick Master Class
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David T.

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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,�

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Craig K.
I enjoyed the lesson very much he's very professional as well. As kick back I would definitely recommend this guy.
Denis
David is far beyond exceeding my expectations! He’s been patient and thorough even knowing my lack of experience. He’s made me feel welcome every class so far and I look forward to future ones!
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Debbon A.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $100
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Advanced
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Debbon A.

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I am a working actor and love the craft of acting. Everything about it. My respect and enthusiasm will be the hallmarks of my lessons. I find acting a deeply gratifying look at authentic behavior of ourselves and the world around us. I teach thru a basic Meisner approach with actual on-set and on-stage experience, all the tips of the trade, for working and booking. Coaching is also available.

About Debbon

I am a working actor, writer, producer in both Los Angeles and New York. In a lesson we will work with both scene study and monologues, of your choice or ones we find together. We will begin by breaking down the scene or monologue and personalizing it so the lines resonate from you experience and au

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Darius J.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Associates in Occupational Studies - Acting from American Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Darius J.

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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I can be seen in a number of films, commercials, and music videos alongside the likes of Shaquille O’Neal. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.”

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About Darius

It's great to hear you want to treat yourself to a private coach. I think it's a fantastic gift! Let me start by telling you a bit about myself and my approach to coaching actors.. My name is Darius. I'm an actor/director/coach from Detroit based in Chicago. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years w

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Very helpful experience! The lessons are wonderful and I'm learning so much!
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
  • Teaching since 1968
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

For Improv Acting we'll cover the elements of successful improvisation.

We'll use exercises and games to develop your expression, imagination, spontaneity, creativity, solo work, and work with an ensemble.

We'll create scenes, characters, and scenarios, and develop them into performance pieces.

We'll explore improv as actor training, rehearsal technique, scene study, character development, and professional entertainment, including interactive theatre, immersive theatre, historical improvised theatre. We'll see how to use improvisation in film, television, and onstage.

We'll study verbal improvisation, physical improvisation, improvised pantomime, and the improvised use of props.

And much more. Our improv ...

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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NEIL W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • 3 Year Graduate Acting Diploma from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
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NEIL W.

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As a classically trained British actor and director with decades of experience in all genres of the business, I can help you develop your potential and talent and provide you with the tools and most importantly, the confidence, to take that audition by storm. Whether it be monologue preparation, cold script reading expertise, Shakespearean delivery, acting for camera, mastery of an accent, voice work, breathwork or movement, I will introduce you to acting techniques that will improve you performance and take it to the next level.

Best known in the UK for a starring role in a hospital soap, my career has ranged from straight drama to sit-com, theatrical comedy to Shakespeare and the classics, musical theatre to audiobook narration and voiceover.

I particularly relish helping launch young actors' careers but, whatever your age or ambition, I feel confident I can make a difference in spurring you on to achieve your goals and I promise you, we'll make it fun!

About NEIL

I'm a Brit with a great sense of humour and believe that learning should be fun. It's all very well having the knowledge but it's crucial that I impart it to my students in an encouraging, sensitive and entertaining way. Your success is my success. I remember what it was like starting out in this wo

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Kelee P.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Kelee P.

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The private acting lesson is designed to teach the student the tools they need to succeed as performers. Learn terminology, skills, and build confidence. Older students will focus on Audition, Scene Study, and Improvisation.

About Kelee

Ke'Lee P. is a licensed Musikgarten Instructor out of Orlando, FL. She studied at Wright State University where she majored in Vocal Performance. Ke'™Lee is certified in Early Childhood Music and Movement and has taught Early Childhood music classes, Vocal Lessons, and Acti

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She is sweet and very kind. She makes you feel you can do anything.

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The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Manhattan Beach is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $117 per hour.
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"Jason is a wonderful coach. Robbie really liked him because she felt so comfortable with him and worked one on one with him. He is very flexible and helps her to prepare for audition. I highly recommend him."
Cherry
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Kind, Funny, easy to work with and having lots of fun!"
Collin
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Love the lessons! Heather is such a fun and helpful teacher. She makes it easy to jump right in and try improv. I have a great time going thru the exercises with her. Highly recommend."
Kate Walser
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Now bad for my first time."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"David is such a supportive, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! His improv lessons are enriching my life and career in major ways by helping me access my power and leave my petty worries and self-consciousness behind. I highly recommended him!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"We just had our first session with Arlys and she as awesome! My kids were a little hesitant at first but by the end they couldn’t wait to do another one!"
Azalea
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"LK is very knowledgeable and helpful. She didn't mind that I had no experience at all!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"Rebecca is wonderful at helping my daughter learn better public speaking skills."
Sheri
Took Improv Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Rebecca is amazing. I was skeptical that we could do improv work online but she not only made it happen, she made it succeed! She shows up prepared and offers great structure. Her insight and advice are thoughtful and spot on which has helped me improve faster than I would with another instructor. On top of that the lessons are extremely fun! Seriously would recommend her for anything."
Ainsley
Took Improv Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Heather is an excellent teacher. She was always very patient and enthusiastic while teaching. I felt like I learned something or improved after each lesson. She really gets her knowledge through to the student. I enjoyed every minute of the lessons."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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