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Samara K.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Coaches Award from Sharp International
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Samara K.

14 Reviews
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The mastery of classical text can aid in the development of your contemporary work as well as provide a solid foundation to build and hone your acting technique. You'll learn about meter, operative word imaging, keeping thoughts aloft, and personalization. These tools all help you break down complex syntax and images, so that you can effectively digest and communicate it like a true, trained professional.

About Samara

GENERAL TUTORING- English, Science, Psychology, Speech/Public Speaking, Anatomy and Physiology HEALTH AND WELLNESS- Registered Yoga Teacher Certified Nutritionist INSTRUCTOR/PROGRAM DIRECTOR – THEATER & DANCE An innovative artist committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion with a demo

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Monica H.
Samara is a wonderful, dynamic and skilled acting teacher. She worked with my daughter on line and my daughter booked 2 films in Miami!
Gena
I love, love, love Samara's ability to scrutinize the text and guide me into creating finer, more compelling work. And the performance warm ups (relaxation/concentration) prepare me to deliver!
Donnacha K.
Great lesson. Looking forward to continue sessions.
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Alexandra W.

66 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Actress from University of Southern California
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Alexandra W.

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I help my students break down the text through analyzing the iambic pentameter, rhetorical devices, and imaging work of the text. After the analysis, I help my students learn how to perform Shakespeare in a truthful, interesting, and accessible way.

About Alexandra

Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Par

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Dan
Amazing to work with, made sure I was understanding every point as they were presented, super fun to talk to, overall a wonderful experience.
Lily
She was very nice and very well informed clearly knew what she was doing.
Medeena
she was really helpful!

Emily B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 2010 Star-Making Performance as "The Creature" in Acting: The First Six Lessons from Grigware's Best in LA Theatre, a yearly awards list published by Los Angeles theatre critic, Don Grigware.
  • Teaching since 2008
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Emily B.

5 Reviews
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With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily

Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working on a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theater actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the clie

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Kennedy B.
I had my first lesson with Emily yesterday and I loved it! She was easy to talk to and super nice. She also had great tips to give me and helped me a lot and it has only been one day. I really like the way she teaches and I would highly recommend her.
westin C.
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Rex H.
Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!

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Samara K.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Samara K.

14 Reviews
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Online Shakespearean Acting Teacher

The mastery of classical text can aid in the development of your contemporary work as well as provide a solid foundation to build and hone your acting technique. You'll learn about meter, operative word imaging, keeping thoughts aloft, and personalization. These tools all help you break down complex syntax and images, so that you can effectively digest and communicate it like a true, trained professional.

About Samara

GENERAL TUTORING- English, Science, Psychology, Speech/Public Speaking, Anatomy and Physiology HEALTH AND WELLNESS- Registered Yoga Teacher Certified Nutritionist INSTRUCTOR/PROGRAM DIRECTOR – THEATER & DANCE An innovative artist committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion with a demo

Recent Reviews
Monica H.
Samara is a wonderful, dynamic and skilled acting teacher. She worked with my daughter on line and my daughter booked 2 films in Miami!
Gena
I love, love, love Samara's ability to scrutinize the text and guide me into creating finer, more compelling work. And the performance warm ups (relaxation/concentration) prepare me to deliver!
Donnacha K.
Great lesson. Looking forward to continue sessions.

Nicholas M.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Awarded Best of Boston Award from Boston Magazine
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Nicholas M.

19 Reviews
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My basic approach to classical work focuses primarily on the connection of the breath with the feeling on the word.

This is the foundation on which you can then build. From the ‘words’ to the ‘thoughts’ to entire ‘passages’ of text, as you work and explore, the richness of the playwright’s words comes to life. Your own unique emotional life is allowed to come through the text and you are able to fully embody the role.

About Nicholas

I have been an actor for more the 40 years having worked Off-Broadway and Regionally. I've taught acting for 25 years privately as well as at Brooklyn College, St Frances College, Marymount Manhattan College, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. "Nicholas is patie

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Evan P.
Very helpful instructor. Worked with me on moot court preperation for law school. Focusing on highlighting the operative words in phrases and lists. Would reccomend to anyone who really wants to better themselves as a public speaker and orator!
Niamh
Nicholas was an absolutely amazing instructor. He was extremely patient and understanding with my schedule. He helped me go over a few monolgues for several weeks, break them down, and really dissect them to best fit my technique. Working with him really changed my approach, as well as motivation with acting in general, highly reccomend him as a private instructor!
Inji G.
I met with Nicholas before an audition. He is a wonderful teacher. He helped me already a great deal during that short hour, on how to approach the material, break it down in a way that will help my performance reach its full potential. I was able to deliver a truthful performance. I am looking forward to more sessions. Many thanks.
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Erin C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erin C.

7 Reviews
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Shakespeare wrote some of the best roles for actors, and his work is just packed with tools you can use to get the juiciest possible performances. I can help you find and use those tools, whether you’re highly experienced or you’ve never acted before.

I learned the basics of acting through doing Shakespeare, and I’ve introduced many young performers to acting the same way. (FYI it’s totally normal if you hated reading it in school!)

About Erin

I am an actor, speech & dialect coach, and acting teacher. I had steady freelance teaching and coaching jobs for 3 years in NYC, as well as steady acting work in NYC and Chicago theatre for 5 years total. I moved to LA from Cambridge, MA, where I earned my Master's in Acting from the American Re

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Xolani K.
Excellent introductory session with solid explanations of work ahead and strategy for improvement.
Sasha A.
Erin is an excellent instructor. She is very knowledgeable, very generous with that knowledge, very attentive, and encouraging. She is not only good at what she does but she is also very good at teaching. If you're unsure when picking an instructor here, you couldn't go wrong with Erin.
Genevieve
She is great, just great. 1st course yet she immediately helped me understand what were the real issues and how to tackle them. Now I feel confident to pass in front of an audience, because I know I will be heard and I will be understood!

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Average Cost of Shakespearean Acting Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute shakespearean acting lessons in San Francisco is $104. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"I was always afraid I couldn't learn Shakespeare, but Nicholas explained the intent on the word, the intent on the line. Soon, I was so caught up in the meaning of the lines and the story I was telling in that moment that I was able to engage in the role, smoothly, without worrying that I was performing Shakespeare. He broke it down so I could understand it, and then feel confident doing it. Highly recommend!"
Lance
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Andrew was an incredible source of information and passion on King Henry V! He was very personable, didn’t wast any time and was just generally a joy to work with!"
Allic
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Andrew R.
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"Not only is Kelsey proficient and very knowledgeable, she also has so much enthusiasm and an obvious love for teaching. She put me at ease right away and from the very beginning showed such excitement to be working with me. She comes prepared, takes the session very seriously, but also has fun with it so time flies by. I'm honored to be her student and pupil, and look forward to many more acting lessons, as she imparts her wealth of knowledge of Shakespeare and acting technique."
Ry
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I have learned so much with Nicholas. I feel like I'm always walking out of our lessons with my mind blown! We've been working on Shakespearean acting which I am now thoroughly enjoying. I now have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the lines than which I have learned in school. I would highly recommend his coachings to any actor!"
Philip
Took Shakespearean Acting lessons from Nicholas M.