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Shauna K.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
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Shauna K.

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You will learn how to connect and open up to your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance. You'll learn how to stop your nerves and work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that will bring your individuality and passion to any script. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos at the bottom of my pictures!

In America I have taught acting at; New York ...

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San

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Andrew
Excellent, professional instruction. She has helped me make significant progress.
kimberly gueldner
Shauna is an excellent, super knowledgeable instructor. I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable in my lesson.
Jack
I've never acted before, and Shauna was warm, welcoming, and instantly made me feel comfortable. She creates a space that is open and relaxing. I am really looking forward to our work together.
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Andrew Y.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors of Music Education from Wichta State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew Y.

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Focusing on diverse techniques, including types of characters, staging, blocking of scenes, costuming, creating characters, improv and games for each concept.

We are constantly play games to reinforce the techniques presented each week and the students always have fun. They walk away confident and wanting to learn more.

Spend time on costuming and set design, by creating with the materials we find at Goodwill, thrift stores and other retail businesses. We look over the characters descriptions and utilize our creative to flow with costuming and scenery.

In the past years we've done excerpts from The Polar Express, The Wizard of Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and George and the Marvelous Medicine.

This summer of 2014, we're doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where we are discussing staging, blocking, creating costumes and props.

About Andrew

I'm an accomplished accompanist and vocalist, with 10 plus years of expertise. Currently, I’m a volunteer worship leader at church, for over 6 years; helping other musicians fulfill their ultimate potential through training and education. Collaborate with other musicians for worship opportunitie

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Gabriel
Great learning process thanks!
Britney Keck
Mr. Andrew is kind, funny and engaging.

My son (6) always has the best time at lesson and wants to know immediately when he gets to go back.

Our son has a lot on his plate and watching him have something that's just his that he is happy to do and enjoys this has been such a bright spot for our whole family.

- and Mr. Andrew is in direct correlation to that.

I recommend Mr. Andrew to anyone who is looking for a teacher who is kind, funny, engaging, and wants to help you succeed and gives you opportunities to use the skills you have learned.
Gloria Siciliano
Fun again,....you make it a lot of fun thank you
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Dax L.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's Degree from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dax L.

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Hello! I'm Dax L., As a coach, my approach is kind, down to earth, and non-judgemental, but I make sure to give constructive criticism because without it, you cannot and will not improve. I have studied with a wide array of different acting coaches. I am also a producer, director, and screenwriter. Now having finally had the privilege of being the casting director for the film I produced, I have invaluable knowledge to share with you on what to do and what not to do when auditioning (both self-tapes and in person) if you choose to make one of our lessons an industry coaching lesson. For acting coaching, I have helped actors have that "WOW it finally makes sense" moment, where they understand what they had been lacking all along.. unpredictability! In my opinion, the things an actor needs to do to stand out in an audition is be unpredictable, believable, and fully focused. I am super excited to team up with TakeLessons and I hope to be your new coach!

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About Dax

Dax Lily is available for online lessons in the categories of teaching acting to beginners, teaching acting specifically for the camera, teaching actor’s and performers how to stand out on social media as well as organically grow their social media presence. Dax has been acting for over 19 years a

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James B.
Dax was an amazing instructor. I've trained for a couple of years and I have already learned so much with the first session. I look forward to our next session.
Josh
Was very nice and gave great constructive criticism, she pointed out things I never thought of. Can’t wait for my next lesson.
Heart B.
She is an amazing teacher. Dax really helps you understand you character and scrip.
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Shelby D.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Teaching since 2015
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Shelby D.

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Looking for help selecting that perfect monologue for your audition? Need help polishing a piece? I'm here to help! I specialize in selecting and coaching material for auditions and performances as well as providing comprehensive acting training. I also assist in filming and editing reels and audition material.

About Shelby

Hi! My my name is Shelby and I can't wait to work with you! I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont with my Bachelor's in Musical Theatre and am now pursuing my Master's Degree in Drama Therapy with Lesley University. I have worked with companies including Saint Michael's Playhouse,

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Norma M.
She worked on breathing exercises and helped me with practicing sirens! VERYYY FUN CLASS.
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Dennis J.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Drama major, music minor, dance minor from San Jose State University
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Dennis J.

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I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.

About Dennis

A professional director, producer, actor, writer, improvisation artist, and musician, Mr. J. has headed entertainment production companies as executive director and artistic director, co-creating original interactive events. Mr. J.studied dance with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Carlton Johnson, Paul D

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Derek
Dennis has been a mentor and friend now for nearly 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts who gives his all to each student. Working with him is always challenging and fun.
Elizabeth
Dennis Johnson is extremely passionate and knowledgable about every topic relating to acting and voiceovers. His classes are friendly, warm, funny, inviting and are always very positive. Although his classes may be challenging, he focusses on preparing his students for the real world and is passionate about putting his student's best foot forward. A few things he covers in classes are improvisation, analyzing monologues and analyzing film. He is reliable and flexible with busy schedules and makes an effort to teach life lessons as well. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and to have access to his classes and film and voice over editing skills. He is a gem.
Christine
Working with Dennis has been incredibly beneficial to my growth as an actor. His ability to dissect a scene, work through the nuances of the character, and the sub-text and communicate this on camera with techniques that set you above the amateur actor, has helped me tremendously and opened up not only opportunities but my confidence as well. Dennis approaches the actor as a whole and understands there are parts to this whole and each part—the body, the speech, the mind—is just as important as the next. I wouldn't be the actor I am today if it weren't for Dennis.
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Angela H.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Angela H.

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Angela received her bachelors in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on Classical Voice. She then moved to New York and studied under prestigious, broadway coaches at CAP21. She was employed as a part time music teacher at Lakewood Elementary in Sunnyvale, CA where she taught group lessons from grades k-5 along with some special needs classrooms. Since Angela has both a strong background in vocal technique and music theater acting, she offers a unique vocal coaching that integrates storytelling as well as a basic understanding of how to sing. She has many years of experience as an actress on stage and film & TV. Angela worked in a film & TV agency for many years in New York, learning the tips and tricks of what casting is interested in seeing! She looks forward to meeting you!

About Angela

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Angela recently made her debut as a director at the historic Oaks Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. As a seasoned actress and singer, with over ten years of experience, she completed her undergraduate at Cornish College of the Arts, where Angela completed her classic

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Laura
Angela is such a fun teacher! She also has an amazing voice and can sing/teach all styles. Highly recommended!
Cynthia
Angela has been helping my daughter learn how to sing for a couple of months now. My daughter is only 8 years old, but has been learning how to sing correctly without hurting her voice. Angela is very patient and supportive and my daughter looks forward to class every week! They mostly work on Disney songs, because my daughter loves to sing Frozen! I highly recommend!

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The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Valley Center is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"Glenn has a lot of very good energy and he is very knowledgeable about acting and that has inspired us to work hard and practice."
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Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"I learned so much already in the first lesson. I was nervous at first but she put me at ease very quickly. I'm so excited that my cheeks hurt from smiling so much."
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"Amazing instructor! Very easy-going and makes you feel comfortable so you're able to perform at your very best. Has strong visions for what will help her students flourish as artists. HIGHLY recommended for novice and intermediate actors!"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Jason was a great instructor. It was my 12 year old daughter's first exploration into acting. Jason was clear and concise with instruction and spent quite a bit of time outside the 1 hour home instruction class to find suitable monologues. If acting is something my daughter wants to explore further, we will definitely be going back to Jason."
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Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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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."
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Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"I've been working with David as a coach on both auditions and jobs for years. He has a great understanding, not only of the craft, but also how to work with actors of any level. Whether you're brand new or have been doing it for years, David is a fantastic resource when it comes to analyzing the script, finding the most honest choices, and arcing scenes. No tricks or gimmicks here. If you're looking for someone to help you be the real deal, look no further."
Zach
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"My very first acting lesson was with Kelsey. Going into it, I was extremely nervous because I had no prior experience at all. However, upon meeting her, Kelsey showed me the most amazing kindness and patience as she molded me into a much better actor, as well as speaker. She knows exactly how to make her students feel as comfortable as possible around her. She is very funny and personable, and an overall pleasure to have as a teacher and coach. I'm still in her class now, and so far I can tell a huge difference in how far I've come 100% due to her. I would definitely recommend her to any aspiring actor at any level. Thanks Kelsey!"
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"David is an incredible teacher, he makes sure you’re comfortable and always makes sure you’re following his instructions and tips!"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Liza was really nice."
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Took Acting lessons from Liza M.
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