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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.

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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.

Stephen G.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Drama from NYU
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Stephen G.

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Stephen enjoys helping actors go from average to engaging, with the experience to prepare an actor for a casting director's office or a TV or movie set.

About Stephen

I have been a Screen Actor's Guild and AFTRA member since the 1980's and have real experience as a working actor. I have had a contract roles on soap operas, recurred 18 times as Dr. Beresford on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and have had numerous episodic TV roles. I usually coach actors f

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Matthew
Steven really helped my get my work to "industry-level". My callback ratio is thru the roof, and I got signed with an agency after only a few months of working with him.
David
While he isn't available very much, I always try to coach with Stephen for challenging projects. He always has good ideas for how to make my scenes more interesting or funny.
Allison
Stephen is the best! He was able to turn sides I had for a short four line audition for an episodic into a taped audition that booked me the job. I try to book him for every important audition I have.
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Julieanna S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Acting from Texas State
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Julieanna S.

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An early career teacher! Experienced with audition coaching, scene work, and Shakespeare. I primarily use the Miesner approach to acting and physicalization tools to bring out the truth in every story. I am upbeat and dedicated to working with my students at whatever level they are at, to help them achieve their potential. I believe that actors are the pioneers of the human heart, they take the deep dive for those who are not ready yet. I am the perfect teacher for both those just getting into acting to more experienced actors needing some tune up!

About Julieanna

I am a professional Actress and Stage Combatant. I have been acting for about 10 years now. I studied acting and stage combat at Texas State University. While I was there I did plenty of shows including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mr. Burns, The Tempest, and A Dolls House. My Main focus

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Matthew
Constructs a safe, experimental, artistic environment where she nurtures and pushes you when needed. She is an excellent instructor in meisner repetition; being able to help the student access vulnerability in places they've never experienced. Knows and practices a copious amount of acting styles and techniques. From my experience working with her as a director/acting advisor, she is keen and eager to work on the human connection between actors, accessing emotions through extreme physicalization and stepping out of comfort zones, and experimenting with a variety of text to express various stories.

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Dr. Ollie L. J.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • Awarded Maryland Theatrical Solo Arist of the Year from Maryland State Art Council
  • Master of Arts from American University
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Dr. Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is th

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Simmone B.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
Kristyl N.
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.

Lilla H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Hungarian, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Latin
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lilla H.

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Step-by-step guidance towards developing authentic acting technique for improv & interpretation of dramatic script. Let's help you unleash the inner actor within!

Hi! My name is Lilla, I'm a Juilliard graduate (BM & MM) who specializes with all levels, ages and styles! I've performed at places like Carnegie Hall and have been featured in The New York Times, Business Insider, WQXR Radio, truTV, Alive Magazine, Opera Today, and Seen & Heard International.

My unique approach to vocal arts learning is designed to help you overcome your individual obstacles and leverage YOUR unique strengths! Together we'll work towards developing healthy vocal technique and learn how to:

- Discover Your Strengths for Maximization
- Learn About Text Analysis & Dramatic Impulse
- Learn Healthy Vocal Projection & Technique
- Learn Self-Awareness Techniques
- Write Your Own Monologue!
- Learn About Proper Breath Support
- Learn About Improv Acting
- Learn About Staging Using Props
- ...

About Lilla

Lilla's been featured in Business Insider, WQXR Radio, truTV, Alive Magazine, Opera Today, Seen & Heard International, and has won critical and international acclaim for her "appealing sound, agile coloratura and oversize wit." - The New York Times Lilla holds her Master's and Bachelor's degrees f

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Jinhua G.
It was very good experience to helping me understand singing. Thank you Lilla.❤️
Alexander
Lilla is a fabulous teacher. Very knowledgeable, but more importantly is able to convey that knowledge in an accessible way to a beginning student. Highly recommend!

Lane S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Recording Arts from Musicians Institue
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Advanced
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Lane S.

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About Lane

Hi! My name is LANE MY SPECIALTIES ARE: METAL /POP / ROCK / R&B / INDIE / COUNTRY --- ALL LEVELS! * GUARANTEED RESULTS!! (Of course, you have to PRACTICE) * $50 per hour sesh * LOCATED IN PASADENA ***** The FOCUS of the Lessons are ***** * BREATHING---to SUPPORT YOUR VO

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Santa Clara, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Santa Clara is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$58 average
60 min
$71 average

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"Aidan needed a good kickstar, Bryan is such a great teacher , gave my son a great introduction to acting . He is kind and an excellent motivator for kids ( our experience ) strongly recommended. Five stars"
Aidan
Took Acting lessons from Bryan P.
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"Donnabelle is awesome! She teaches from years of experience on set and booking jobs herself. She gives good feedback and pushes me to be my best. Definitely a five star coach!"
Christina
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Kelsey is an amazing teacher. I am a beginner at acting, but she has really made me grow and learn lots of new things. I have improved so much and my confidence has grown. Kelsey knows how to push me while being fun.
Kelsey knows what she is talking about. I would recommend her to anyone."
Heather
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Vanessa is an AMAZING acting teacher/coach! She's very personable, motivating, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I'm so excited about what I've learned thus far and ecstatic about the level of acting I'll achieve once my lessons are complete."
Shanel
Took Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much."
Jamie
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"It's an amazing feeling when you find someone who is a master at the craft and can teach it too!

Shauna's previous extensive theatre training and instruction is UNDENIABLE. Because of this, she brings much more to the table than the average acting coach.

She made me realize there's SO much more than just breaking down a scene and creating a character. She made me think about where the character is going physically as well as emotionally, and why. I continue to grow and improve with each lesson with her. I'm so lucky to have found Shauna, and strongly recommend her to all actors."
River
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"I know absolutely nothing about acting, but Carissa makes me feel comfortable and calm during class. She creates a process fun and entertaining and this makes you look forward to the next class with anticipation. I'm content with my choice!"
Sophia
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!"
Georgia
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"My son loves her, after we left I asked him how he thought it was and he said mommy this is the best I know I’m going to have fun... she’s funny."
Mikell
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"I've been taking lessons with Carissa for a couple of months and she is an amazing instructor! She is patient, supportive and always gives good feedback on what I need to work on which motives me to work harder to improve. I'm really glad I picked her as my instructor and I always look forward to her lessons :)"
Elizabeth
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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