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Deborah R.

14 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French
  • BM Vocal Performance from University of Southern California
  • Awarded 1st Place from Pacific Musical Society
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Deborah R.

14 Reviews
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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.

Kade B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kade B.

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I used to have a massive struggle with acting. I started from square one. I was determined to become the best actor I possibly could. When my acting skills finally got to a high enough level, it took me to Musical Theatre, Theatre, Opera and occasionally Film. I have also directed Theatre here and there. I am versatile and knowledgeable and currently performing as an Opera singer. I am excited to work with new students!

About Kade

Hi, my name is Kade Bennett. I am Musical Theatre actor as well as an Opera singer and straight actor. Acting has always been a part of my life and it is the #1 most important thing in performance. I love performing and working with students one on one!

Jennie B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University/ The Shakespeare Theatre of DC
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Jennie B.

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I am a lifelong actor and passionate teacher-- and I would love to take your work to the next level!

As a teaching artist, I have worked with students age 5-88 on audition preparation, role development, and physical and vocal technique. I am a certified Yoga teacher, and I love to draw on principles of mindfulness in performance preparation.

As your coach, we will patiently and persistently discover the methods that enable your absolute best work. From Linklater voice work, to Mask exercises, to silly vocal exercises, we will develop a system that works for you. Best of all: we'll have a blast doing it.

About Jennie

I am a lifelong actor who is passionate about helping clients uncover their natural ability to captivate an audience. I work with both professional performers; and with executives, academics, and anyone seeking to communicate with power, ease, and authenticity. I hold an MFA from the Academy for

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James Sclafani S.
My daughter loved the session. Thank you!
Chad S.
A truly gifted instructor. I came to Jennie with zero acting experience. She was able to patiently and carefully guide me to focus on my scene and most importantly how to RELAX and let the scene flow. Her knowledge of acting techniques and tips is unparalleled. She teaches you how to look at the scene as a whole and truly understand what your character is feeling. I highly recommend Jennie to anyone who is interested in learning more about acting.
Madeline
My daughter was so happy to start a acting lesson. jennie did great she was so sweet and kind and know just how to get her comfortable with learning acting we cant wait to do so many more lessons with jennie

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Jason M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Teaching since 1998
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Jason M.

27 Reviews
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For me as an actor, the benefit of a great coach or director has always been that they've helped me reach places in my work I couldn't have achieved on my own. As a coach myself, I'm most thrilled by those small (or monumental!) breakthroughs that my students and I discover together during the coaching process. The cool thing is that I've found the progress my students make in their craft will often inspire me to new heights in my own. (A bonus to already enriching work)!

If you want to develop new material for upcoming auditions, hone and refresh (or completely change) your monologues, or simply work on the craft of acting, I can help. I work to gear your coaching sessions to the goals you need to achieve, offering an experience created around what you need to work on and want to learn.

With a BFA in Acting and Directing, an MFA in Classical Acting, and over 20 years of professional acting experience in the theatre and on-camera, I can offer tools for your tool belt ...

About Jason

I've been performing roles in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. My BFA in Acting and Directing and my MFA in Classical Acting have afforded me a wide variety of tools and skills to employ in the craft of acting. Performing with professional repertory companies like ACT Theatre, Book-It R

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Bobby K.
Super Enjoyed our first online class..even with some technical difficulties due to my antivirus software firewall, or browser or the weak wifi in my place or something...Truly enjoyed it. Jason was very kind and patient, while we tried to fix the technical aspect. Once we got started on the phone because video and voice didn't work; I really learned a lot, and gathered insight into Acting that I couldn't get from a book or other classes that I have taken. I'm truly blessed I get the opportunity to work and learn from Jason. I am super excited and can't wait till our next lesson. I will call technical support at Take Lessons to get technical help to fix the issues, and will buy a portable wifi hotspot if I have to solve the video and sound issue. Jason is patient, kind, very nice, professional, extremely knowledgeable, I can't say enough good things. Thank you very much for all your help and your time. I look forward to the journey ahead... Take care. Aloha. -Bobby
Katarzyna S.
Great instructor, motivating, with passion , having a good influence. I would recommend Jason for everyone who would like to increase their acting passion . Kasia
Deeya P.
Jason was passionate, engaged, and very support of our 11 year old daughter who was trying out for an audition at her school. I would strongly recommend him

Joe R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education/ Vocal Performance from Millersville University
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Joe R.

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I've taken several acting courses both at Millersville University and at local theatres. I've also been on stage at several local venues for many shows

Grease
The Wizard of Oz
You Can't Take it With You
Assassins
Bizet's Carmen
Blood Brothers
RENT
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Guys and Dolls
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

About Joe

Hello! I've been singing since before I can remember and playing instruments for almost as long. I have a passion for music. Whether it's being onstage at York Little Theatre, directing the church choir in Red Lion, or paying with one of several local and regional bands, I love music and performing

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Katelyn B.
So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well.
Kyle A.
As someone who was nervous and horrible at singing Joe made me feel comfortable and confident.
Angelus P.
Amazing first session
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Randy S.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting from Illinois State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Randy S.

23 Reviews
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Classes will be tailored to the student's level of expertise. In general, the student will decide on the direction the classes. Do you want to work on dialects, stage voice, method acting, on-camera techniques, monologues, audition techniques et.al? There are many directions these classes can move, so when I express a "tailored" approach, you can rely on gaining the specific knowledge and skills you seek.

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, w

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Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in San Jose is $73. 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.
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$58 average
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"My daughter is 8.5 yrs old. She loves the time spent with Kelsey. Kelsey treats her as an individual and I can tell my daughter is gaining a sense of maturity as she discovers different emotions during her acting lessons. We always wish the class was longer and my daughter always skips away on a cloud when class is over."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"An incredible experience!"
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"My son loved his first lesson and is looking forward to his next!"
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"I've been doing classes with Hunter for a month now, I have to say he's awesome. He definitely makes sure you are comfortable and he helps you with positive feedback. He's really good at helping you improve in your weak points as well!"
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Took Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"As a total newbie to acting, Donnabella helped me feel comfortable every lesson. Beyond being a friendly person in general, she is quick to answer questions, provided solid constructive criticism, and obviously well educated in her profession. I look forward to working with her again!"
Taylor
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Simply outstanding! Molly made me feel very comfortable and has a great personality! She far exceeded my expectations! Thank you Molly!!!"
Shawn
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Positive, pleasant & friendly"
Kelvin
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Jackson's scene study class at ESPA was the first acting class I took after moving to NYC. I couldn't have landed in a more supportive, challenging, and just plain fun classroom. Jackson pushes you to look deeper into the text and yourself to find your way to your best performance. In her class, you are safe to take risks and fail but are never allowed to get away with "good enough." In our class, we had a variety of skill and experience levels and Jackson was able to communicate with and guide each actor in an effective, respectful, and inspiring way. Jackson meets you where you are and always brings you back to the text and the emotional truth of the scene. I would happily take a class with Jackson again."
Charity
Took Acting lessons from Jackson G.
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"Kim is the absolute best! She's incredibly helpful, understanding and enthusiastic. I highly recommend her to anyone!"
Jessika
Took Acting lessons from Kim C.
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"My instructor Kelsey is awesome! I am seeing things in the world with a fresh outlook an much of that is thanks to Kelsey."
Matthew
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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