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Jeremy K.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

12 Reviews
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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Nadia
After my first film audition, in as many years, it was quite evident I needed an acting instructor. For months, I looked high and low to find the right one. I wanted an instructor who could challenge me, yet in a nurturing manner. An instructor who can speak confidently about the craft. Above all, an instructor you look forward to seeing every session. Jeremy Kruse is all that and then some.

Within weeks of pairing up, my acting style/delivery is far more conversational. Plus, I’m more at ease when working to find the true essence of a character to develop and make my own.

I always walk away from Jeremy’s sessions learning something new. Jeremy’s constant encouragement has propelled my confidence, as an actor, to another level.

Initially, I wasn’t really into the idea of taking acting classes via FaceTime. The idea sounded so impersonal and potentially distracting, not with Jeremy. It's as if he's working with you, face-to-face, in a studio.

In addition to acting, Jeremy has been so supportive with my first attempt in writing a screenplay. He's such a creative influence.

The secret is out, Jeremy Kruse is the "Best Instructor Ever"! Working with him makes my dreams of becoming an accomplished actor a reality. Thanks Jeremy!
Kinzie B.
Jeremy is great! He's super personable and down to earth, and he never makes you feel like you've screwed up. He gives good feedback and is very knowledgeable. He's always open to answer any questions I have, too. Really great guy!
Timothy
I love these lessons! I look forward to them every week. Jeremy is a cool down to earth guy and is easy to talk to which really helps if you're new to this kind of thing. He gives good feedback that really makes you see things from the outside in.

Liz T.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Liz T.

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I help students feel more comfortable in performing and preparing for an acting career on film, and what to expect at auditions, casting directors, and how to find work!

About Liz

Liz T is an accomplished performer, writer and educator who has captivated audiences and students across the globe! EDUCATION: M.M and B.M from BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (Vocal Performance) Current Doctoral Candidate (Ed.D) at St. Thomas University Trained in Classical, Jazz and Musica

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Devi
Great first class.
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Michael L.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Kevin Peter Hall Award from The George Washington University
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Michael L.

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Beginners will learn the fundamentals of film acting. Intermediate and Advanced students will work with sample materials or preparation for upcoming auditions. Self-taping auditions is also available for those needing to electronically submit to productions.

About Michael

Michael L has been a working actor in Theatre, Film and Television since 1998. Since graduating cum laude from George Washington University he has dedicated himself to teaching and practicing the craft of acting. Michael was a classical acting fellow at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington

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Elena B.
Wonderful
Jessica
Fantastic.

Breathing, Voice, Acting, the whole thing.

Michael will give you exercises, tips, tricks and ideas to excel to the next level with your voice.

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Elizabeth T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth T.

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Acting is all about experiencing what life has to offer. With decades of experience acting in professional and informal roles, I have so much experience to draw upon to help you find what works for you and your dreams of acting. Each of us has different talents, strengths and weaknesses, and all of our qualities can be utilized to explore the multifaceted art of acting. I can help you see and better understand what you bring to the table so that we can hone your skills, focus your attention and intention, and even figure out how to turn any weaknesses into powerful crafting tools.

My background in Psychology gives me excellent insight into the rich playground of character development and the ability to help you find the characters within you, even the ones you never would have imagined you could be. I have the gift for making the path of learning to act a seriously playful journey that can help you reach your goal, whether they are to entertain, inform, enrich, or just
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About Elizabeth

I have been a performer my entire life. From any early age, I was blessed with a love for the triple threat -singing, acting, and dance. Luckily, I am pretty good at all of them, too! I have been blessed with the gumption and many opportunities to continue enjoying performing for decades. It is

Amy C.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amy C.

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Acting for film requires finding simple powerful ways to transmit the emotions and inner world of the character. I work with the student to keep their work simple, yet powerful.

About Amy

I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavs

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Alan L.
A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.

She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.

I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.

Looking forward to future lessons.
Kenny T.
Patient. Gifted Teacher!
Winnie C.
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.
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Dee F.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Montana State University
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Dee F.

37 Reviews
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I am currently an actress and extra for Movie Work Now Casting based in Phoenix and have over 10 years acting experience in film and theater. I have been a vocal coach and actress for university and independent theaters in Montana and in Phoenix, Arizona. I also am a film and television composer, and work with publishers, music supervisors and recording engineers within the film and television industry. I can assist you with theater acting, film acting, improvisation, comedy, sound projection, staging, and film scoring.

About Dee

I have been a public school music educator for over 28 years, have taught private music lessons for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years and have worked with stu

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Luke
Dee is very thorough and has taught me a lot. She's stayed in touch even through the covid-19 social distancing and I plan on continuing to use her as an instructor. She's great about answering questions and encourages lots of practice.
Melissa T.
Dee is very knowledgeable and really listens to you in order to critique what needs tuning.
TONY
I just recently started with Dee. She is doing a great job of helping me realistically assess my performance, and constructively set goals to improve the aspects that need work. It's been fun and very helpful.

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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 $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $109 per hour.
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"Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail."
susan
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I've learned so much from Gabriel. As we approach ten lessons together, I have learned many tools and techniques from him that have made me more confident in analyzing comedic and dramatic scripts to present them in realistic and in-depth ways!"
Mikayla
Took Film Acting lessons from Gabriel B.
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"Jessie is the best!!!

I have had the privilege of taking lessons with Jessie for over a year now. I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. Jessie is always attentive to what my strengths and weaknesses are and is always willing to help in any area necessary. She is always helpful, supportive, willing, and most of all caring. Jessie has a genuine love for teaching that rubs off on a student. I'm very grateful to be a student of Jessie's. thank you Jessie!!!"
Costello
Took Film Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
Rabi
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"I got the lead role in my school play because of Mr. Tinker's training and mentorship. Thank you Mr. Tinker! I owe you one."
Michelle
Took Film Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you"
Rabbi W.
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Kelsey is such a great acting teacher. She's very patient with beginners like myself and also a great communicator. She gave me tips and a knowledge on film acting which I will carry on forever. I recommend very highly to taking her class."
Alexandria
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Great lesson. My 11 year old learned so much!"
Aiden
Took Film Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"Was very nice and patient with me, can't wait for next lesson!"
Keith
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Amazing! Best coach I have ever had. Maria has coached me for 8 films and has truly made me a better actor. If you want to nail auditions and be ready for filming get her on retainer."
Anna C.
Took Film Acting lessons from Maria S.
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