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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kristin H.

27 Reviews
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I have a Masters Degree in theater arts. I have been a director and acting coach for over 10 years in two countries and in four different states. I have studied all methods and can teach multiple styles of acting to all levels.

About Kristin

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing, acting, speech, and piano for a wide range of ages. I teach many styles of acting from stage to film and in between including Shakespeare I have studied a variety of methods on acting and will cater to the inte

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Jason S.
Very helpful, and beyond detail focused to get the most success out of someone.
John
Just wanted to update my review after taking a few lessons with Kristin. In addition to providing great yoga instruction, she's also been sharing these incredible explanations of how my body works (or isn't working right) that clearly come from a deep understanding of science and the structure of the human body. It is amazing to be able to both connect with the body and to understand how it works physiologically at the same time!
John
Kristin is incredibly skilled at Yoga - helping my form and deepening my understanding fo Yoga. I'm recommending her to everyone!
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Victoria S.

8 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2015
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Victoria S.

8 Reviews
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I am an actor/director with advanced experience in classical acting, physical acting, clown, improvisation and children's theatre. We will focus on character creation, unleashing your imagination, and utilizing your whole instrument (your body) when acting. We will discuss what areas of acting bring you joy and how to bring your unique perspective on the world into your acting. Most importantly, we will have fun!

About Victoria

Hello there! My name is Victoria and I am an actress, singer, yogi, and all around goofball. I have been a teaching artist for over 5 years now in many different environments including children's theaters, high schools, and directing many different productions. Additionally, I have been a student o

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Had a blast!
Edward
I was looking for an instructor who had a balance of fun and professionalism. Being new to yoga, it was a bit intimidating at first but Victoria really gave off a welcoming/energetic vibe from the get-go. She takes the time to answer questions and demonstrate in detail. Great pace, very informative, and overall a great session!
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Jeneal J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jeneal J.

2 Reviews
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I have a passion for theatre & hopefully you do too! A packet will be given each week on things to work on & improve along with an assignment. I will require my students to learn a monologue a week excluding other assignments I give because building your repertoire is crucial in this career. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

We will focus on:
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Monologues
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About Jeneal

Hi, there! My name is Jeneal, I'm a musical theatre major, professional actor & I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching privately since 2015, I've been a teachers assistant since 2008 & I'm now a theatre teacher at a camp for kids grades 2 through 12. I love helping my students find confidenc

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Celeste J.
Ms. Jeneal is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. She helps you understand the theories behind acting and incorporates helpful exercises to nurture cobfidence, better diction, and imagination.

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Adam R.

87 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Adam R.

87 Reviews
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Online Acting Teacher

I coach monologues, scenes and commercials. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Deta

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Dane R.
Very informative, looking forward to the next class
Andrew W.
Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)
Konrad R.
I enjoyed working with Adam on reducing my accent. He has an uncanny talent to pick up subtleties in my pronunciation to identify where my accent becomes apparent. He worked iteratively with me to find words, syllable, vowels or consonants that I mispronounce. What makes him a great teacher is that he approaches the pronunciation from many different angles. It's not easy to work on your own accent which is why his witty teachings helps a lot to make every session very enjoyable.
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Matt P.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Matt P.

3 Reviews
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Fun, spontaneity and practicality are the key to Matt's approach! We'll find the humor and excitement in whatever you're working on, with intelligent analysis and more than a little silliness. Matt is experienced in working with all age groups, from 3 1/2 years old to adults.

About Matt

I am a professional director, producer, and teaching artist. I graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting. In the last five years, I have taught acting, drama, creative writing, comedy writing and improv to thousands of students of all ages in the greater NYC area. I've brought my fun-focus

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Liliana N.
My 9 y.o. is taking acting lessons online with Matt and he is AWESOME. Not everyone is gifted in both their craft AND the way they engage with kids, but Matt is, and my daughter already adores him. He is highly skilled, personable, creative in his approach, and fun. Highly recommended, Matt is a delight!
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Ryan H.
Matt is absolutely amazing! He is so helpful on how he is able to think outside the box to bring out the potential of your project!
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Jordan W.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
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Jordan W.

75 Reviews
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Online Acting Teacher

Gain confidence as you refine your acting presence. Learn to analyze your audience, find your voice and project, develop your character, memorize and retain lines, understand beats and rhythm, incorporate body movement, and more.

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educ

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Nicole M.
Awesome teacher and so much fun
Arjun Sood
Our company Alignment Healthcare has been taking advantage of Take Lesson's dance classes for several months now, instructed virtually by Jordan Wentz. We have tried various types (burlesque, wedding dance, hip hop and more) and Jordan has done a terrific job with all of them! Our employees including myself have provided positive feedback all around and look forward to her lessons after the long work days, it has served as a perfect way to have active fun while learning new skills. Definitely recommend as the pace can be suitable and adjusted for different experience levels! We plan to continue with Jordan as our instructor with different courses each time.
Natalie
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jordan Wentz, not only did she help resurrect my acting dreams from the grave, but she as well, with the proper tools given, helped me get all that much closer to the stage, and for that I am forever thankful.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Portland is $75. 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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45 min
$56 average
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$75 average

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"My daughter took 10 acting sessions with Jennie - the first one was in person and the rest were over skype which worked perfectly! Jennie started each session with warm-up activities to 1) break the ice and 2) to learn how to deal with nervousness (breathing/relaxing techniques). Each session consisted of singing and practicing a monologue. Jennie suggested a book on monologues and my daughter chose one she liked. Each session they worked on expressing the emotion that was being expressed in the dialog. They broke down the feelings being portrayed and practiced different ways to express the emotions. Jennie was SO supportive of my daughter. Her lessons are going to be VERY helpful to my daughter when she goes to try out for the spring musical next year. We are planning to sign up for more lessons prior to auditions as a refresher! I highly recommend her."
Susan
Took Acting lessons from Jennie B.
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"My daughter had a wonderful experience working with Liza. At 10 years old, with no prior acting experience, Liza helped her prepare for a monologue for a school audition. She was patient and fun and exposed her to a variety of great monologue options. Liza has a really sweet way of making kids feel special and proud and I would highly recommend her as an acting/singing coach!"
Emily
Took Acting lessons from Liza M.
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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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"First lesson was great. I can’t wait until the next one."
Tracy
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Very knowledgeable & kind. Set good groundwork for my daughter. She really enjoyed it and talked about it all through dinner."
Isabella
Took Acting lessons from Robert E.
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"Upon my first time working with Erin it was extremely obvious how technically proficient she is, although it should be no surprise, since she has a Masters in Acting from a top graduate program. Not only was I able to place complete and utter trust in her extensive knowledge of the craft, but her nurturing energy and humorous demeanor create such a positive environment to take risks and be exploratory in my work. I couldn’t ask for anything more in an acting instructor. She’s truly awesome."
Samara
Took Acting lessons from Erin C.
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"David has helped me grow not only as an actor. But as a performer. I have seen marked improvement in all of my work from my stage monologues, to my acting scenes. I feel much more connected to the material and being alive within the moment"
Jeff
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kathryn is the best teacher I ever had! She is an award winning artist and knows the industry inside out. She really cares about your progress and wants to help you! I highly recommend her!"
Wendy
Took Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"DB, is truly understanding of the individual and knowledgeable of the media acting world. She works with me like my acting partner and mostly jumps straight into scene work, so I really appreciate her friendly and honest teaching-style. She is great for novices, students trying to get back into acting again, and the experienced that want to keep their acting talent up to peak condition. Donnabella is highly recommended!"
Caroline
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Professional and organized. Chrissy and me click and both are Columbia College Veterans . Very great to work with you Chrissy. Thanks ! Frankie"
Frank
Took Acting lessons from Chrissy S.
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The Importance of Stating What You Like – Acting Lessons in Portland

By RJ H. - Portland Acting Teacher

It is important for you to state what you like. As a teacher of acting lessons in Portland, I need to know what moves you. In our culture today, more and more people believe they can be a singer, a dancer, a movie star, a top model or an American Idol. And so do I. I believe in fame and fortune for each and every one of the students that I take on -- but only if that's what they want for themselves and they are willing to put in the work to pursue their dreams.

Some people want fame, but many others don't. I teach an acting class for models just about every week and always tell them: "In this world where everyone wants to be a superstar, rather than a farmer or a craftsman, you had better be able to answer any question a scouting agent, d

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irector or photographer asks you. And answer it with strength." It's important to state what you like; otherwise you're just another one of the other thousand faces auditioning for "America's Got Talent."

Before you can state what you like, you have to actually KNOW what you like. What books, what stories, what chords compel you? In my lessons, I often find myself spending more time coaching students on how to present themselves than on anything else. When I ask a student who wants to be in film, "What kind of movies do you like?" I expect a strong response. And if I do not get a strong response (which happens quite often), that is precisely where my training begins.

I believe it is important for a student to know why they are there, why they are taking lessons with me and what they want to achieve. It will inform every step forward we take together. And if I know the student's passions, then I can chart a course to pursue them. Without passion, there can be no progress. And in the world of TakeLessons, progress is great, but passion is transformational. So here's to your transformation as a performer, and I look forward to seeing you in our next lesson. Sign up for acting lessons in Portland today and let the journey begin!

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