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Deborah R.

14 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French
  • Awarded 1st Place from Pacific Musical Society
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Deborah R.

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Diction, Body Language, Line Delivery, Stage craft, Character creation and realization.

About Deborah

ABOUT ME: Deborah R, is a versatile Mezzo Soprano having studied Opera, Theater, Music and Dance she is known for her exciting, high energy performances and for creating memorable and endearing characters. With a uniquely flexible voice, as comfortable in Verdi as it is in Rossini, she has deli

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Valeria K.
Specific & clear in her instructions, open to feedback, patient and encouraging, courteous and respectful - not to mention a great singer. Looking forward to future lessons with Deborah.
Jeeyun
I was pretty nervous about taking a singing lesson, as it's something I've never done in my life. I'm so thankful I got connected to Deborah. She's a fantastic teacher and taught me so much about how our body works to produce sounds when singing and what I am doing. From the first lesson I was already given helpful tips and ways to practice things on my own! I'm looking forward to more lessons with Deborah.
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Crystal B.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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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! I am a performing artist and teacher with 20+ years performance experience and 13 years teaching experience. I have a B.A in Music and M.A in Music Theater from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Currently, I work mostly as a children's musical theater director, but m

Jan L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Opera Major, Master's of Music Composition Major from Temple University, Combs College of Music
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Jan L.

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Jan has acted in several films and TV shows and commercials. She teaches Improv, the Meiser Technique, Jan has written a book about acting and singing called "Once More With Feeling"
Jan teaches all levels of acting.

About Jan

Take charge of Your Career as a Singer or Songwriter Who's guiding you in writing, producing & performing your songs? “Jan is one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets. She has an uncanny ability to put her finger on exactly what the issue is that keeps good artists from being great, and

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Catherine
Very professional, welcoming yet strict
Darla
Jan is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable, with real experience in the industry. I really enjoy my sessions with her and have seen measurable improvement in my ability to get through a song. She was flexible with what I wanted and didn't try to force me through a predetermined process.
Paula D.
My 17 yr Grandson is taking Singing lessons from Jan and absolutely Loves her!! He is so very inspired and motivated to practice continuously! Thank you Jan....you are the Best!

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Roberta D.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Roberta D.

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Voice students receive coaching in acting and staging for performances and auditions. We also work on monologues as needed.

About Roberta

Do you want to improve your voice? Do you want to sing for fun? Do you want coaching to sing in a band or record? Do you want to audition for plays and musicals, Regionals, or music school? Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Do you want to build confidence and improve your well

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Colleen B.
I love Roberta. She is so knowledgeable, professional and friendly...a wonderful combination to have in a teacher. She is patient and thorough. I would highly recommend her.
Beverly
Roberta is everything you would want in a teacher. She is exceptionally talented herself and knows how to share her knowledge with others. She is especially very kind and nurturing in an environment which could be quite intimidating for a beginner like me. You can tell she truly enjoys teaching and gets excited to see her pupil learn. I have learned so much in a short time.
Isabelle F.
Great teacher!! Extremely patient and makes learning the piano fun!!
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Helen B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, Italian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Helen B.

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Helping actors learn how to bring a character in a play to life in a way that is convincing and believable is at the heart of what I teach. As the founder and director of The Academie des Beaux-Arts, a performing arts school, and The Actors Alliance Theatre, a professional theatre company, I have had the opportunity to work with actors of all ages and all skill levels helping them learn how to be more natural on stage. When you go deep into your own experience to powerfully portray a character a connection is made with the audience that makes a performance memorable. You cannot imitate other actors, no matter how great they may be, You have to find your own voice and make your own choices that help you build a character that is real. The real art for any actors is always the ability to be different. Good directors know how to help actors explore their choices for the roles that they create. If you are currently preparing for an audition, I will help you explore different ways of ...

About Helen

If you like to sing and want to learn how to be a better singer, you don't have to have any previous experience or training. I specialize in teaching beginning singers of any age how to sing using the classic technique that is the foundation for singing any genre or style of music from Bach to Broa

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Dominic S.
She is like a third grandmother to me!!!!!
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Marilyn S.
Very patient and well educated on this subject.
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Debbie F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Masters in Education from Claremont Graduate University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Debbie F.

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For over 10 years I've taught high school drama and directed plays. My individual acting classes focus on monologues, scene study, and characterization. Do you need to prepare a monologue for an audition? Great! Let's work together to create your best performance.

About Debbie

HI! Are you looking for a teacher who can help you write and speak English better? Do you need an acting coach? Great! I've been doing all that for students for over 20 years. I have a California teaching credential and experience in public and private schools. I know how to communicate so you can

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Karissa
Debbie has been a great tutor and a good friend. Both my mother and I took tutoring classes from her. She is very professional and always has interesting activities for students that suit all ages and all levels. She made her class very interesting, and we learned a lot about culture, idioms, and books. Definitely recommend her.
Martha
Ms. Debbie Foulkes was the fondest memory of school for me. She was patient,kind, optimistic.I remember her being so fun as well. We all have that one teacher from school that we never forget , she was mine. I would recommend her to anyone.
Janice
I hired Debbie in 2014 to tutor my son in English and History (8th grade). Then in 2017-2019 she was tutoring my daughter in English and composition. Debbie is an excellent tutor in English, composition, reading, writing, grammar and anything that’s related to English and history. She’s creative with her lessons plans. Not only can tailor her time to help with completing homework assignments and projects due, she can also come up with lesson plans for individual needs.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in San Francisco is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $143 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$58 average
60 min
$72 average

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"My daughter has been a student of Molly's for 3 weeks, now. From day one she has been the most energetic instructor we could have asked for. My daughter looks forward to the practice every week. After her lesson, she is so excited about the range of characters and the skills she's asked to display. Molly is very encouraging and always provides positive reinforcement. My daughter has been in several plays and has had issues with projecting and her confidence. I look forward to her next audition, as I believe Molly's instruction is providing the tools needed to be her best"
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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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 have worked with Erin on several occasions, because she is so wonderful at her job! She has helped me to prepare for numerous auditions, many of which have gone very well as a result. She is an incredible actor herself, and she uses her talent and expertise to help me be the best actor I can be. Finding my super objective in a monologue or scene, the different tactics, focus, awareness, groundedness... these are all things she has helped me to do to strengthen my own work. She is down to earth and open, which makes working with her really easy and comfortable. Performing my work in front of somebody else can be very difficult, because I often question what the viewer will think of me. Not only does Erin help me fight that fear, she helps me find the gratitude and joy in getting to perform. I highly recommend Erin as an acting coach! She’s fantastic!"
Laura
Took Acting lessons from Erin C.
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"Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on."
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Dakota W.
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"What can I say about Kalyse because there are not enough words to do so, however I will try and sum it up. Kalyse is truly gifted in many areas from acting to musical. Her acting skills are phenomenal and her voice is simply amazing on all levels. She is multitalented, innovative, assertive, and very caring. I would recommend anything on the spectrum for her."
Matthew
Took Acting lessons from Kalyse E.
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"Toya Nash helped me tremendously. The first time i saw her I immediately knew that this is the acting coach that i have been waiting for. She teaches you the necessary fundamentals to become a successful actor or actress and provides you with so much prep that it will be impossible to not do well once you start auditioning. She has made a change in my acting career that allows me to take it to the next level."
Kuran
Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Susan is a very educated acted teacher, she has helped me trumendously with my acting and is very kind! I couldn't ask for a better acting teacher!"
Patricia
Took Acting lessons from Susan S.
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"Extremely helpful! Thank you"
Renata
Took Acting lessons from Wendy P.
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"My daughter was super nervous to start but Kimberly was fantastic! She immediately put her mind at ease and dove right in! Highly recommend Kimberly!!"
Kenzie
Took Acting lessons from Kimberly S.
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"Andrew has been a phenomenal instructor for my son. He is very knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful. When it comes to scheduling, he has been very flexible and understanding with school, sports, and family obligations. My son's ability and confidence in his acting has been bolstered by Mr. Andrew's professional, engaging, and supportive lessons."
Stacey
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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