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Carolyn M.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolyn M.

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Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. She is currently in the hit Off-Broadway shows “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”. 

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Theat

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Michael
Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Maria S.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Anthony C.
Maria was teaching my daughter opera, she learned a lot and we'll seek her out again to continue. She is an expert in her field. My daughter loved her and everyone she encountered in the music industry wanted to learn how she learned this and how she learned that when we told them they said she had a good teacher. We'll be back Maria. Thanks for all you've shown her.
Ava
My daughter’s first lesson was great!
Stephanie L.
I LOVED my first lesson with Maria! She is so great! I am really looking forward to working with her over the next few weeks!
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Ashley C.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $75
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  • Masters of Fine Arts - Acting from New York University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Ashley C.

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Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more.

About Ashley

Safety and respectful collaboration are the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I encourage a passion for play, self-discovery, and a willingness to see yourself as an artist who has the power to affect change in our world. I hold a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University and have worke

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Deitra N.
i love playing games and doing lines with ms Ashley its so much fun and i cant wait until Thursday
Deitra N.
Ashley is the best instructor ever. She is really fun and funny we play fun games and acting with her is fun!
Peyton N.
Ashley is amazing. My nine year old daughter absolutely loves working with Ashley and is excited for every lesson.
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Ellysa R.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Daniella
My daughter had her first lesson with Ellysa, and she said the hour seemed to go by in 15 minutes! She loved Ellysa's enthusiasm, and all the material that she covered in the very first lesson! She is really looking forward to working with her!
Tanaya J.
Too early to comment. My daughter is learning something new.
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Shelley M.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $63
  • Speaks English, French (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet), German (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet), Italian (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet)
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana State University
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Shelley M.

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Each Lesson will consist of a check-in on your goals in relation to acting. Feel free to bring in scenes, or monologues you are wanting to work, or we can look for other material as well. Work highly focuses on character circumstances, and developing a journey.

CANCELATION POLICY: Students must communicate any cancellations or adjustments 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. Any cancellations made to lessons within the 24 hour window will be charged if unable to reschedule within the same week.

About Shelley

I'm a professional singer/teacher residing in New York City with degrees from Indiana State University School of Music, and New York University with a specialization in Classical Art Song, Musical Theatre Repertoire, and Vocal Pedagogy. Every lesson is about YOU. So each week we will take a look

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It was really good.
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Marjorie K.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM in Voice Performance and a special studies certificate from University of Georgia and Eastman School of Music
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Marjorie K.

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I teach actors, speakers and singers how to up their performance level by completely wiping out stage fright and performance anxiety. This is a learned skill that is guaranteed to bring your performances to the highest level. I teach audition and performance preparation. What needs to be practiced a head of time before you get to your audition or performance. These preparation skills will give you the confidence to be your absolute best for all of your performances and auditions!

About Marjorie

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC f

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Cadence W.
Marjorie is a great teacher, my daughter is learning and enjoying going to her lessons.
Ann-Marie G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next.
Madelyn G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their first lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next one

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Is your dream acting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons 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 $134 per hour.
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"Kelsey was easy to work with on scheduling and setting up our sessions. Home is easy to find and her studio (office) is setup nice and comfortable. She tries to make everything fun. She makes an effort to use techniques for teenagers to get them to open up and feel comfortable. Enjoy the sessions."
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"Mark was very helpful in preparing for a very important audition. He provided some great insight into the character preparation and helped me “Book the gig!”
I am planing to use him again!"
Julian
Took Acting lessons from Mark S.
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"Tina is an excellent teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons very much"
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Took Acting lessons from Tina B.
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"Absolutely loved it and feel he is the best teacher to get my goals accomplished!"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"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."
Kristyl
Took Acting lessons from Dr. Ollie L. J.
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"Alicia is a wonderful person beside she is very professional in her work. She puts all of her heart in her work. I find her the best in acting coaching, voice acting, accent coach and great therapist. She helped me with managing my time. She is a very supportive person and basically mangling my mind. And I am looking forward to work with her in a long period."
Zahraa
Took Acting lessons from Alicia A.
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"It was a nice class. Randy gave me some assignment. I am trying to practice those. :)"
Santanu
Took Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!"
Mathew
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Keith is very flexible and approachable. I benefit from his diverse knowledge in performing arts. His communication skills are great for children and adults."
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Online Acting Lessons

If you’ve ever dreamed of performing on stage under the spotlight or taking on the leading role in a film, then you’re likely an actor at heart. Maybe you love the challenge of getting into character, or perhaps you crave the thrill of performing for a crowd. After all, acting is a wonderful art form that gives you the freedom to transform yourself into a character for a play, tv show, movie, or even radio.

No matter if you are a seasoned professional or someone just getting interested in acting, there is always room for growth. For some, that may mean mastering your lines or nailing your audition, and for others, it could merely mean refining your skills. Whether you are focused on improving your improv or expanding your vocal projection, it might be time to turn to online actin

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Here at TakeLessons, we offer one-on-one private online acting lessons for budding actors. With our virtual acting lessons, you can take your acting skills to the next level. Follow our guide to see if signing up with an acting coach is the right path for you.

Why Take Acting Lessons?

Signing up for virtual acting lessons is a great way to help you improve your acting. With our lessons, you receive access to a private coach who will work with you one-on-one. Whatever questions you may have or areas you want to focus on, your acting teacher will provide you with the instruction you need. Your coach will assess your current acting level and create a customized lesson plan to ensure you meet your goals. Whether you need tips for surviving the audition waiting room or want to address specific acting techniques, your instructor will be patient and encouraging every step of the way.

The Benefits of Acting Lessons Online

Now more than ever, you’ve probably noticed the increase in online classes. You can find practically any kind of class available online these days, from elementary school studies to college-level courses. Because this kind of learning is becoming so prevalent, students and teachers alike are turning to virtual classrooms.

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the allure of online studies. That’s why we provide acting lessons online. With our virtual lessons, you can log on and meet with your coach wherever and whenever is best for you. As long as you can access the internet, you can sign on using your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. What’s more, you can choose a teacher who has availability during the times that align with your schedule. Whether you want to take online acting lessons on the weekends or weekdays, morning or night, you’ll find a tutor who can accommodate you and your needs.

Sign up For an Online Acting Classes Today

Sign up with TakeLessons and find your ideal teacher today. Browse through each tutor’s profile, read their feedback, and check out their availability. Once you pick your acting instructor, you’ll be well on your way to stardom!

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