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J W.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2012
  • 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 student

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Isaac Cotto
An amazing acting coach! Makes me feel motivated and excited to learn something new every class and always has a positive attitude!
Nicholas
Truly one of the most fun experiences I’ve had learning acting! Such an enjoyable and comforting environment to be in. I’ve learned so much as a beginning actor and would absolutely recommend anyone to him. You will for sure get your money’s worth!!
Victor V.
Highly recommend. Very straightforward and I learned a lot.
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Adam R.

88 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Adam R.

88 Reviews
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I am available to teach Method Acting. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Detai

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Kellyanne B.
Great first meeting, looking forward to my next class ..
Dane R.
Very informative, looking forward to the next class
Andrew W.
Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)
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Randy S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting from Illinois State University
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Randy S.

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My Acting degree was based almost entirely on Stanislavsky's "method." If there is one avenue of the "craft" in which I call myself an expert, and only because I believe in it so devoutly as a means to finding a character, it is the Method.

I studied with the same professors that taught the founding members of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, Dr. Jean Scharfenberg, Cal Pritner, Patrick O'Gara (formerly of Wisdom Bridge), Doug Harris, Nancy Benjamin, John Sipes... in the main.

Actors are born not bred. If I can talk you into finding something else to do with your life; I will. I I cannot, then perhaps this is the first step in to a larger world.

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, wi

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Charles
Very knowledgeable and personable. Able to communicate more complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
Kariem
First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Sign Language (Very basic), English
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel M.

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Learn new method technique to achieve a full understanding of your character so you van feel confident that when you start performing, you will be your character from start to finish.

About Rachel

**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-su

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.
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Jane R.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jane R.

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We'll work on material of your choosing or material provided by me. We'll find your "type" (very important in the business!) and then begin working on acing those kinds of roles. I'll also teach you the business side and how to "increase your value" as an actor.

I've been acting since I was a child, and in Los Angeles for over 10 years. I'm an award-winning actor and director with a true passion for storytelling. I've been in films on Amazon Prime (Something, House of Manson) on Television on the Lifetime Network (My Crazy Ex), and in many Theatre shows(Proof, Down the Road, Savage Love).

I have a BA in Acting from The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, am a graduate of the two-year Meisner program at DBA studio, and have studied Audition Technique, Stanislavski, Scene Study, Improv, Perfecting Self-Tapes, and in a Master Class for years. As a filmmaker who cast, wrote, and directed the short 'There's No Word for Us', I also have experience on the other side ...

About Jane

Experienced acting coach with extensive training, excited to help further your career, help you book those roles, or get you started with a solid foundation! If you need coaching for an upcoming audition, workshop, or performance - or if you're new to acting and want to develop your talent from the

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Monica
I love Jane! What a fabulous coach. I felt supported through the process of working on my audition and she offers spot on insight to the scene. I want more auditions just for the excuse to work with her more, I can't wait for our next session together. Couldn't recommend her more!
Mel
Jane is an awesome coach. Her expertise, precision, creativity and clarity of direction made is such a wonderful experience working together. She finds such specificity in the scenes that it helped my work 100%. Excellent excellent excellent.
Tierra
Jane is well versed in the acting craft. She is trained in many different styles and techniques which is great because your not only getting one approach. Jane is funny, patient and truly loves the craft. Might I add she is a great actor herself!
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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
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.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.

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Average Cost of Method Acting Lessons in Mill Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute method acting lessons in Mill Valley is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"Kathryn was everything I was looking for. Knowledgable, funny, supportive and down to earth. I feel like I’m on the correct path to start getting more and better parts. I’m excited and looking forward to the next lesson!"
Danny
Took Method Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"James gave me some very important information about how to act well. He suggested I audition for a play, which I am planning to do, and he gave me some good professional and vocational tips, James is also very compassionate and funny. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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"When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!"
Craig
Took Method Acting lessons from Omar J.
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"Randy does an amazing job. I am beginning in acting and trying to discover myself in the acting career. Randy does an amazing job and really helped me set my expectations and eased me into the next lesson. If you want to discover the world of acting you should give Randy a shot, you will not be disappointed with the valuable information he has to offer."
sebastian
Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!"
Nicholas
Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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"He's been very helpful, patient and good tough love/accountability. I'm very happy to be working with Randy."
Michael
Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"Nicholas is a great coach and knows how to push me to get me to where I need to go. Highly recommended as an acting coach!"
Jaydi
Took Method Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"She is a great teacher with in-depth knowledge about acting and a great experience to back that up. She will help you reach your goals faster whatever your goals are when it comes to acting."
Sathish
Took Method Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Nicolas is one of the best mentor I have ever came across. He is passionate about teaching and able to help you draw out the inner you. I was someone who had a great deal of struggle connecting with my emotions and being able to express it in a sensible way. Within few weeks he taught me how to tap into my feelings and express it outwards. Needless to say he is an impressive teacher and if you have the chance, visit him. It will be beneficial for your personal life and career."
masrur
Took Method Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Jennifer is amazing! I went into my first lesson really nervous, but she assured me everything would be fine, and helped me push through the nerves. She truly wants to know what interests you, and incorporates it. Would recomend 100 %!"
Stefanie
Took Method Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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