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Tanya A.

11 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded WINNER - Best Music Video from Hollywood Black Film Festival
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Tanya A.

11 Reviews
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Beginner-Advanced Acting. Trained in Stella Adler Technique, Meisner Technique, Alexander Technique & Stanislavsky

About Tanya

I am a professional performing artist with major credits in acting, voice over, directing, spoken word, dance, and choreography. I have taught all ages in all the above genres (K-12 and adults).

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Premlata
Tanya is a wonderful teacher! She customized her lessons to fit your needs and we’ve made great progress after only three lessons! Looking forward to continuing!
Maria Corrigan
Tanya was so incredible and made me really feel comfortable!
Maria
I've never had a dance lesson before and was pretty nervous about this but Tanya made me feel comfortable and I eventually relaxed and enjoyed myself!

Thanks again!!
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Cathy R.

8 Reviews
Canyon Country, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, French and Spanish, as well as Italian diction
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Cathy R.

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Stage acting with all the trimmings...from articulation and projection, to body awareness and character interpretation. Acting strategies and character preparation make the lesson experience both memorable and practical for daily application.

About Cathy

 Vocal and Piano Teacher A proven leader in teaching and motivational development with years of experience and expertise; a self-directed, creative individual who possesses superior skills in interpersonal development and great interpersonal care helping individuals and groups Key Areas of St

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Tom
Cathy is a great and caring teacher who helped me correct the vocal problem I was having. I highly recommend her and hope to work with her again in the future.
Javan
Cathy is patience and methodically, intuitively Planning lessons that are specific to my personal goals.
Sydney W.
Cathy was terrific! My daughter had one week to prepare for a very important10 minute presentation and Cathy gave great advice and was truly invested in helping her be her best self with poise and confidence. Definitely recommend her!
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Ellysa R.

22 Reviews
Burbank, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ellysa R.

22 Reviews
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As an actress of 19 years, I love teaching my students the art of telling a story. I started my training in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts program, following on to Interlochen Arts Academy and eventually private training in Los Angeles. I have credits in regional theater, television (Netflix's Dear White People, The CW's Worst Birthday Ever, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything), countless national commercials, and more. Together, we will explore several different methods including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky, imagining, and more, to create your own unique method. I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, we'll assess your goals, learn how to break down a script, and choose an acting method to start with. As we go on, we will build a repetoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and develop your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conse

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Olivia Z.
Very friendly personality. Great energy.
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Cecil C.
Have been learning from Ellysa for for several weeks and look forward to it every time! Proud of myself and can't wait to try the songbooks she recommended!

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David T.

106 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Acting from Ivanna Chubbick Master Class
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David T.

106 Reviews
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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,”

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KIM
It's been great!
Evelyn H.
David is amazing, without a doubt. He's very easy to talk to, experienced and knowledgeable about acting. Whether you're just starting out in the world of acting or a seasoned professional, David is a wonderful tutor who will assist you in your journey. :)
Jana
David breaks down acting concepts in a way that is relatable and easy to understand. Very personable and professional!

Shani H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Musical Theater conservatory from American Musical and Dramatic Academy
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Shani H.

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Always wanted to learn how to act? Feel confident when you give a speech? This class will help you develop technique, character development, scene analysis and monologue preparation. I also teach musical theater acting through song technique for those who are interested.

About Shani

I grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. I recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. I have a great passion for acting and singing, discovering and learning with the student and helping with whatever they need.

Ali R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, English, Greek, French
  • Awarded Dean's List from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2007
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Ali R.

5 Reviews
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I teach Acting through method, Meisner, Stanislavski, and I help write and create a repertoire appropriate for the actor or find monologues and scripts easier for the actor to study.

About Ali

Ali has had music in her life since she was in the crib. She has performed professionally in the musical theatre world and she has studied in several universities for Musical Theater, Jazz, Pop, Blues, and R&B. Since the age of sixteen, she has been selected to sing as a guest soloist for venues s

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Charles and Rebecca C.
she was fun and she let try she also gave great advice
Nya Monet M.
My Granddaughter, Nya, LOVED Ali from the time she met her. Ali is a Great Teacher, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER! My Granddaughter wants to continue with Ali on a continuous basis! Thanks Ali
Theresa
Friendly and effective with elementary age children.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Santa Monica 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.
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$44 average
45 min
$58 average
60 min
$71 average

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"Great teacher! Amy is very experienced with kids and knows how to interact very well with my five year old. She has control of the lesson and most importantly my daughter loves going to her class."
Emma
Took Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"I was one of Jeremy's acting students at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute last year, and i can say honestly he was and still remains my favorite acting teachers i have ever had. He is so incredibly talented himself and passionate about acting and it makes the student even more passionate. He took time to personally help each student and didn't just address us as a whole. His class is fun and very very helpful! He also teaches you about some of the business and tips for auditioning, its not just acting, he is amazing and i miss his class always:)!He also took headshots for my class which I've gotten parts with!:) Everyone take his class!"
Sarah
Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"I have taken Jeremy's Acting in Front of the Camera class and have loved every second of it. He is a very experienced and professional coach, but also very fun and easy going, which makes for a great acting coach. He has a lot of insight in the business and taught me all the technical aspects of acting for film and TV, but also focused on the most important part, getting into character and really understanding the scene. Jeremy is a great teacher and I loved being in his class."
Erofili
Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Working with Adam has been great so far. He is a great teacher who understands the craft very well. He has taught me certain techniques of the craft that have helped me to begin to get a feel for what acting is all about. I would recommend Adam to anyone interested in acting."
Keith
Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"Christian came to my school to work discuss with students what it takes to be an actor. He shared many insights he has learned along the way, and gave them a ton of information about the pros and cons of the industry. He was an extremely dynamic speaker and the student were highly engaged throughout the lesson. They were able to ask him questions and he answered them in ways they could understand. He was so amazing, I keep asking him to come back!"
Christina
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Kelsey is a great instructor!! She has a passion for acting and it comes through in her teaching!!"
Ron
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Kelsey is a great instructor . She brought out the emotions I thought I didn't have. She made me feel relaxed and I had fun with her teaching style. Thank you Kelsey. You are the best instructor ever"
Mary-Martha
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"David Tom is a very forthcoming teacher and a pleasure to learn from. He is very clear, descriptive and concise. He has alot of patience and conveys great clarity. He is an excellent choice for a teacher!"
Yehuda
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Excellent introductory lesson. Established a good relationship with the Triplets. Made everything fun and friendly."
Triplets
Took Acting lessons from Gina B.
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"She is great! Very patient, easy to get along with and really knows her stuff."
Miranda
Took Acting lessons from Kristin H.
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