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Ryan P.

9 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • BFA Musical Theatre (Incomplete) from University of Mississippi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryan P.

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I have been teaching acting since 2013 and use a combination of tools and techniques from many of the well known acting theories. Through exploration, you will learn how to use the "acting fundamentals" (given circumstances, personalization, actions/tactics) to discover an honest connection to the script.

About Ryan

Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold an MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whet

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Ashtan P.
So far my 8 year old son is living his singing lesson experience.
Justin D.
Had fun!! looking forward to learning a lot.
Gloria
First lesson. Worked on exercises and breathing. Ryan is personable and knowledgable. Looking forward to learning more from him.
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Molly M.

271 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
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Molly M.

271 Reviews
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All ages, beginners welcome! I am a drama teacher as well as voice instructor. Musical theatre my specialty. Improv comedy experience.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Noemi Q.
Awesome as always!
Patrick
Molly is an amazing teacher, overflowing with enthusiasm and encouragement. I'm an amateur singer, and just wanted to take lessons to improve my singing a little bit so I could be better at musical improv. She helped reconnect me with my love of singing, and now I want more.
Jenny
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Arts from American University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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As a communication professor, my mission is to inspire and develop students' unique gifts. I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing screen and stage plays. Enjoy fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Dr. Ollie L.

Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). She initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who sta

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Dave G.
She is very nice can’t wait fir next lesson
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.
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Maria S.

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

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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

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Isabella
Awesome instructor. My daughter was very happy, even to have homework
Ben S.
Excellent with both songwriting and singing.
Mason
Perfect! Great energy and shared great information. Looking forward to lesson #2!
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Ellysa R.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ellysa R.

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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 conser

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Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.
Oren
As an adult first time learner I was very apprehensive about taking lessons online. I am so glad that I did.

Ellysa is not just a piano teacher. She is a musician. I have learned so many things from her including piano, guitar, songwriting, vocals and the methods behind how music is made. She is knowledgeable about all kinds of technology and music making.

She is extremely intelligent. She’s also very patient. She’s always in a good mood.

I would highly recommend you take lessons from ellysa
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Angela H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Voice from Cornish College of the arts
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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 Vista is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"Couldn't have asked for a better first session! Honestly, wasn't expecting someone as insightful and informative as David was to a beginner like myself."
Derek
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kelsey is amazing! Very knowledgeable and very very passionate about her craft.
She is so patient with me and I look forward to my lesson each and every week :)"
Danielle
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Great instructor, motivating, with passion , having a good influence. I would recommend Jason for everyone who would like to increase their acting passion . Kasia"
Katarzyna
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"David is far beyond exceeding my expectations! He’s been patient and thorough even knowing my lack of experience. He’s made me feel welcome every class so far and I look forward to future ones!"
Denis
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kelsey is phenomenal! She tailors every lesson to the student and really encourages Sarah! Sarah has learned a lot and her confidence has soared."
Kim
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"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."
Britney Keck
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"Great teacher, really makes me love acting!"
Jason
Took Acting lessons from Susan S.
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"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."
Kennedy
Took Acting lessons from Emily B.
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"My daughter looked forward to meeting with Lauren and felt like the work with Lauren was very helpful."
Lisa
Took Acting lessons from Lauren V.
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"Kelsey is an amazing teacher! She absolutely loves what she does and has such a fun energy. Kelsey challenges you and helps you come out of your comfort zone to show your true potential. She has absolutely helped boost my confidence."
Erica
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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