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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
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Private Film Acting Teacher

Learn how to audition, market yourself, character analysis, as well as monologue prep, choice, and editing for film and television.

About Kristin

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing, acting, speech, and piano for a wide range of ages. I teach many styles of acting from stage to film and in between including Shakespeare I have studied a variety of methods on acting and will cater to the inte

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Jason S.
Very helpful, and beyond detail focused to get the most success out of someone.
John
Just wanted to update my review after taking a few lessons with Kristin. In addition to providing great yoga instruction, she's also been sharing these incredible explanations of how my body works (or isn't working right) that clearly come from a deep understanding of science and the structure of the human body. It is amazing to be able to both connect with the body and to understand how it works physiologically at the same time!
John
Kristin is incredibly skilled at Yoga - helping my form and deepening my understanding fo Yoga. I'm recommending her to everyone!
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Rebecca L.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Superior Rank Monologue Performances (2) from Arizona International Thespian Society
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 80; Female: 8 to 80
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Rebecca L.

30 Reviews
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I pioneered a private Arts Academy drama school for 4 years, and am now teaching acting and directing at a middle and high school. 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 Sound waves 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 pione

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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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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • The Art Of Belcanto from The Hages Music Studio
  • Teaching since 2001
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
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Learn film acting technique that allows you to be truthful every take. Eventually you'll be able to quickly get into character even if you had little time with the material.

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-s

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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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Jordan W.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
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Jordan W.

76 Reviews
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Online Film Acting Teacher

Gain confidence as you refine your acting presence for film. Learn to analyze your audience, find your voice and project, develop your character, memorize and retain lines, understand beats and rhythm, incorporate body movement, and more.

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educ

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Nicole M.
Awesome teacher and so much fun
Arjun Sood
Our company Alignment Healthcare has been taking advantage of Take Lesson's dance classes for several months now, instructed virtually by Jordan Wentz. We have tried various types (burlesque, wedding dance, hip hop and more) and Jordan has done a terrific job with all of them! Our employees including myself have provided positive feedback all around and look forward to her lessons after the long work days, it has served as a perfect way to have active fun while learning new skills. Definitely recommend as the pace can be suitable and adjusted for different experience levels! We plan to continue with Jordan as our instructor with different courses each time.
Natalie
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jordan Wentz, not only did she help resurrect my acting dreams from the grave, but she as well, with the proper tools given, helped me get all that much closer to the stage, and for that I am forever thankful.
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Maria S.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Maria S.

39 Reviews
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Online Film Acting Teacher
About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King an

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Rose R.
Maria is by far the perfect person to start this journey with. Her knowledge is phenomenal, and I can't wait to keep growing in my singing abilities!!
Anthony C.
Maria was teaching my daughter opera, she learned a lot and we'll seek her out again to continue. She is an expert in her field. My daughter loved her and everyone she encountered in the music industry wanted to learn how she learned this and how she learned that when we told them they said she had a good teacher. We'll be back Maria. Thanks for all you've shown her.
Ava
My daughter’s first lesson was great!

Emily B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center: New York City
  • 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.
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Emily B.

5 Reviews
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Online Film Acting Teacher

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.
FANTASTIC TEACHER
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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Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons in San Jose is $99. 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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$75 average
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"This was my first ever acting class and Donnabella made this experience feel so comforting and real. She was amazingly energetic, personable, and knowledgable about the information she shared. Donnabella was very open and receptive to providing feedback to my questions and concerns as a new actress. She even provided very helpful tips towards my future goals as well as homework for the next session. I cannot wait until the next session with Donnabella. I cannot wait to improve my acting skills, knowledge of the craft, and personal awareness over these next few weeks."
Kiki
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Mr. Tinker speaks very clearly and is very patient, he makes sure you understand the material, and his positive attitude makes whatever your learning fun."
D.J.
Took Film Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"David is amazing. His method is very effective and I really enjoyed the classes."
Dimitra
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Andrew really took the time to figure out my personal skill sets and goals! He is incredibly knowledgable about whats going on in the current industry and gave me current audition sides to work on. He is equipped with top of the line camera equipment with which we filmed the prepared sides; he worked the scenes and edited the final result so now I have a reel."
Emma
Took Film Acting lessons from Andrew R.
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"Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail."
susan
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Very encouraging and someone who makes you feel comfortable!"
Amy
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"For my first lesson we touched base on the foundations that I knew and gave me great insight."
Mika
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Vanessa is amazing. She is working with my 13-year old son and has him inspired and confident with huge improvements to his acting and singing ability. She has worked around our crazy schedule and seems to truly care about my son's success. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, were very lucky to find her on this site and have no hesitation in continuing lessons with her."
Aiden
Took Film Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"My son is very difficult to work with. He had never seen any reason to memorize a monologue word for word. Jason had a very difficult job ahead of him, getting my son ready for his auditions for college. Through working with Jason,my son realized the value of memorization, and practicing his monologue enough times to get it down. He is attending AMDA now, and he could have picked from three colleges that he auditioned for.

Jason kept his cool and worked well through all the little shows of emotion and pique that my son put on. Jason really came through for us and we will be using his services again for our daughter. Not only does Jason know his stuff, but he knows how to work with and handle teens."
lara
Took Film Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"DB helps me remember why I love acting so much. She's so helpful when I have questions that I have no one else to turn to for answers. She's great with coaching acting, and amazing at helping me boost my business."
Amani
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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