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Nancy R.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Masters in Music Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nancy R.

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I have extensive experience as a stage actor and teach actors of all ages. I use a natural, holistic approach and am proud to say that my students are almost always the best actors in their performances!

About Nancy

I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. My goal is to help you find the power to express through singing your unique self. It doesn't matter whether your voice is professional quality or whether it's even "

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Neena
She is honest and super helpful
Kimberly
Nancy is the best instructor i could have hoped for! I was very shy and insecure about my voice. She knew exactly how to work with me to sing confidently.
After a month of working with Nancy, i realized that with practice, i too can become a good singer. My goal is to have a mini concert for friends this summer. I’m confident that my lessons with Nancy will get me there
Anne (& Fam) G.
My daughter and I started taking lessons with Nancy during the pandemic as an activity that we could enjoy together. We are both adults (60’s and 30’s) who were completely new to singing. We have really enjoyed our virtual lessons and are amazed by our progress over the past 6 months. Nancy is incredibly kind and helped us to develop our confidence with singing. We never believed we would have ever participated in a virtual recital before working with Nancy. We recommend Nancy highly for her teaching skills, positive attitude and dedication to helping us develop our voices.
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Rachel M.

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

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

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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Kelee P.

15 Reviews
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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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Natasha M.
She is sweet and very kind. She makes you feel you can do anything.
Paige
She is so kind and doesn't judge you at all. Best instructor ever

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Dawnnie M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Master of Fine Arts in Acting from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts
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Dawnnie M.

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Hi Everyone.

I'm an acting coach. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Over the last 25 years I've coached many students for major network auditions via manager of agent referrals. What makes my lessons unique is that I also created original theatre with kids through improvisation. That fun approach is the core of everything I do.

I believe that if you start with who "you" truly are, with what makes you unique, you'll always be able to find your truth in any character or role. That's what will make your audition stand out. That's what will make you grow as an actor.

For those just interested in learning because you've never done this before and always wanted to... my lessons would be perfect! My youngest LA clients were 5 years old. For online lessons students must be at least an early reading level.

Auditioning for your local theatre or school play and need to learn a monologue or scene? I'm happy to

About Dawnnie

Hi everyone. I haven't logged in here for a while. You can check out what I've been up to just by looking up #dawnniemercado or #tadaactingstudio I own and run TADA Acting Studio. I'll update my availability again soon to teach through takelessons for summer. In the meantime remembe

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Donovan
Dawnie is an extraordinary teacher. I recommend her to anyone looking for an acting coach.
Jenna
Dawnnie is an INCREDIBLE instructor, coach, and most importantly, a great person! She has helped me improve immensely, not only in acting and monologue work, but in the audition process in film and in theater. Her wide range of talents and knowledge is a huge benefit to helping me through my auditon pieces, etc.
Christine
Dawnnie is a wonderful coach and teacher who is highly skilled and passionate in her craft. Her extensive knowledge of acting, both in TV as well as theatre, shines through in her work with others. A wonderful mentor, and encouraging teacher, I highly recommend her services to anyone who is interested in furthering their acting repertoire.

Jeff S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jeff S.

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I have been acting live on stage, as well as films, radio for decades. My favorite role was playing the lead male - George Bailey in Its A Wonderful Life. I am also a stage and film director, and love directing actors because I understand their needs. I find that acting on stage of course, requires a slightly different approach than film acting.

An example of helping actors would be when I directed an actress in a play - she had this moment when she had to let out a loud scream. But she just couldn't quite do it in rehearsals. So I had her come an hour early next time (you never want to correct actors in public) and asked her to shout and yell as loud as she could for me. And I told her she needed to hear herself remove all apprehension and think of the worst moment of her life. Well she screamed a blood curdling scream over and over and over. And I knew - she was NOW ready .

About Jeff

I think the ability to evoke emotion and a connection to the audience is so important. Comedians are often a step ahead because they can instantly gauge how well they are making a connection by the laughter they produce. That's not to say this translates to good acting technique. Film acting is more

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Rebecca L.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Superior Rank Monologue Performances (2) from Arizona International Thespian Society
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 80; Female: 8 to 80
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Rebecca L.

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This class is for teen-adult beginning/intermediate acting. I pioneered 2 private Arts Academies in drama and film for 6 years, and am now teaching acting and directing full time with private lessons and gigs. My goal is to help students become well-rounded in all the areas that are needed to truly become a working actor. These areas include: auditioning, theater, film, and improvisation.

Being a repertory performer for Silver Star Playhouse (musical theater parodies), and having lots of experience and training in improv and interactive dinner theaters really trains you in comedy.
My husband also owns Soundwaves Productions (technological advanced studio in Gilbert)- so completing remote voiceover work for a reel is not out of the question.

I also encourage students to pair in duos for effective scene work and more in-depth technique training (this will also split your lesson cost in half).

About Rebecca

Greetings! I am super excited to be building a private and small group lesson platform at our home studio and to meet your personal acting and performing needs! I recently stepped down from 2 years of full-time drama and visual art at Lumos Arts Academy- a private school I played a role in pionee

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Mike
she is very good
Jakob
The class was super good and super informational, according to Jakob, the student (11 yrs).
Mike

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in San Diego is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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"Alexandra is a very bright and personable teacher. She's very patient and works great with students of all ages."
Ian
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Made me feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable and funny."
Ivan
Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Samara has really helped me break out of my shell. She is honest and thorough and really cares about her students success. I sometimes even refer to her as my therapist and my guru... She is that good!

Thank you Samara!"
Crystal Rose
Took Acting lessons from Samara K.
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"Best acting coach I've ever used. Helped me land a supporting role in an upcoming movie taping here in Atlanta. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Jasmine
Took Acting lessons from Maria S.
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"DB is the best!! I came to Donnabella at a slump in my career. I simply wasn't sure what to do next. She was so patient and positive, I couldn't be more grateful. We spent some time seriously considering my strengths and weaknesses. I learned to highlight my strengths, and developed my weaknesses! Most importantly, I had a sense of direction and fell back in love with the process of acting."
Brandi
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Adam was great to work with for my first lesson. He has a lot of experience and gives good tips and advice. I'm looking forward to more lessons with him."
Justin
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"I was very pleased with Nikisha
Very nice,well spoken,informative
Answered all my questions
An absolute pleasure to work with!!!"
Yohance
Took Acting lessons from Nikisha Z.
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"I have taken other classes, but always felt they were unhelpful and redundant. I have been taking classes with Coach Weeks for a few weeks now and I can already see Im improving with my speech, comfortability and confidence. I am looking forward to my later classes."
Shaun
Took Acting lessons from J W.
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"I used to feel really shy about acting, but she has helped me become more comfortable with it."
Jamie
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"I absolutely loved Kelsey's teaching. I was initially nervous as it was my first class but she made me feel really comfortable. She makes the class so much fun by mentioning what went well and what can be improved. Looking forward to my next class with Kelsey."
Gaana
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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Are you dying to become and actor or actress? My name is Bryan B. and I teach acting lessons in San Diego. Acting is an amazing skill that can be developed and utilized in everyday life. When I was younger, my brothers and I used to reenact Saturday Night Live sketches and our favorite scenes from Ace Ventura and The Water Boy. This was a great way to entertain the family and have a great time.

I love teaching acting because it allows me to help my students transform into someone new. One of my favorite hobbies is reading because it allows me to become engulfed in another world. Acting has the same effect. My students are able to develop their skills and physically embody characters from plays that are centuries old, as well as emulat

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e and physically look like a current celebrity by delving into the characters they are playing. It is amazing to see how someone transforms and looks like an entirely different person simply by doing their research and focusing on their posture, stance, hair and body language. Without saying a word you can become someone new.

Whether you want to become the next Broadway star or an Academy Award winner, acting lessons in San Diego are definitely a great way to start. The one-on-one attention you get from a TakeLessons instructor allows you to focus solely on your skills and talents.

Step out of the box, and make a character-building change. Take acting lessons in San Diego, and who knows - you could be the next face to grace the stage of the Lyceum Theater in Horton Plaza!

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