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Crystal B.

2 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MA Music Theater, Distinction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
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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, it’s a pleasure to meet you digitally! Whether with acting or singing, I am eager to help my students develop both sound techniques and confidence in their abilities. I use a whole bodied approach to teaching, helping students understand the mind-body connection of performanc

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Ms. Brown is the real deal!!!!
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Adam R.

88 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Westminster Choir College
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Adam R.

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I coach monologues, scenes and commercials. 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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Tim T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Tim T.

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I've been a professional actor for over 30 years. My work has ranged from classical theatre, world premiere plays, to guest starring roles in television and film including Modern Family, Scandal, CSI Los Angeles and many more.

I co founded an award winning regional theatre in the Northwest that is still running strong. Last year, the film I directed, Here Awhile starring Anna Camp, and Joe Lo Truglio, was released to wide acclaim.

Throughout my career as an actor who has performed with 6 Academy Award winners, I have remained committed to sharing my knowledge and experience with other actors.

I received my BFA at Southern Oregon University where I worked at the famed Oregon Shakespeare festival. My MFA comes form the Alabama Shakespeare festival. I taught acting at Cornell University and Willamette University as well as teaching privately for the last 20 years.

The industry is growing and changing all the time, and what makes working with me particularly special is that I'm ...

About Tim

I’ve been a professional actor for 30 years with strong roots in the theatre, performing in seasons with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Portland Center Stage, The Intiman, and many many others. I co-founded the award-winning and wildl

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Finley
Tim's class is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their acting skills, audition technique, or general understanding of the industry. He does a wonderful job of translating his extensive experience into practical advice for other actors. Every week, he provides individualized feedback to each workshop participant on every aspect of their submission. I've learned so much about specific techniques for television and film acting, the practical and technical considerations when putting together a self-tape, as well as just general professionalism and industry standards. Thanks to this workshop, I feel much more confident and prepared for what a career in acting entails.
Liz
This is a very useful class. I've learned a lot about making self tapes that I didn't know before - from technical considerations to acting skills. The class is friendly, supportive, and useful.
Lauren
I love working with Tim! He consistently guides me to do my best possible work, and I always walk away feeling confident that I crushed the audition, whatever it is. And booking several jobs after getting coached by him certainly doesn't hurt!
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John G.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • MFA Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Raissa
John is fantastic to work with! He gets you to ask the right questions to get to the heart of a scene and of your character. He is incredibly intuitive and drawing from his experience as an actor and a director he creates a collaborative atmosphere that helps your creativity flourish!
Becca
John is such a great coach and teacher! He coached me for my upcoming play. John created such a safe environment, asked so many thought provoking questions, challenged me, provided innovative ideas, and gave me great insight into my character development. He is extremely professional, always very prepared for our sessions, and gives very helpful feedback. He always goes above and beyond. It is very evident that he is so passionate about our work and about helping me grow. I always feel so comfortable and encouraged in our coachings. I would absolutely recommend John as an acting coach and teacher!
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.
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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As a communication professor, my mission is to inspire and develop students' unique gifts. I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing screen and stage plays. Enjoy fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Dr. Ollie L.

Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). She initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who sta

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Dave G.
She is very nice can’t wait fir next lesson
Simmone B.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $190
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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As an actress of 19 years, I love teaching my students the art of telling a story. I started my training in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts program, following on to Interlochen Arts Academy and eventually private training in Los Angeles. I have credits in regional theater, television (Netflix's Dear White People, The CW's Worst Birthday Ever, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything), countless national commercials, and more. Together, we will explore several different methods including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky, imagining, and more, to create your own unique method. I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, we'll assess your goals, learn how to break down a script, and choose an acting method to start with. As we go on, we will build a repetoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and develop your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conser

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Storm S.
I have only had one lesson with her but she is amazing. She has already gotten me exploring and learning new things that I haven’t even learned while trying to obtain my degree. Ellysa has a lot of insight about the industry that I appreciate and I am very excited to continue working on my artistry with her.
Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.

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"From the very start I felt comfortable and at ease. I’m so excited to see where the next lesson will take me. Very happy working with Molly."
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Great first impression! Relaxed and relatable, made everyone feel comfortable in the first lesson. Very personable and my son is looking forward to the additonal lessons."
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"David was perfect, very patient and encouraging! He truly has the gift of being able to teach it shines through with out a doubt. According to my son he was a "funny teacher" the two were working together very hard and cracking jokes like old friends how can anyone top that. I have a feeling we gained not only a teacher but a great new friend!!!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"He gave me a great monologue! We worked on it together and i love it! Whenever I reach out to him to ask a question he always responds right away"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Lamarcus did an awesome job. Chikako was very happy with the lesson."
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Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Awesome experience. Learned a lot about the industry. Enjoyed great improv games and practices."
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Took Acting lessons from Dan G.
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"She was very good for my first class. I believe it will be a great journey with her."
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Took Acting lessons from Yiqing Z.
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"Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!"
Peter
Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Profession, super smart and to the point! Highly recommend, she helped my daughter prepare for an audition and book the job! We will be back!"
Jessica
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Vandi is great she is very kind, helpful and caring. My daughter and I are very satisfied."
Scarlett
Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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