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Alex T.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alex T.

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Acting coachings for scenes and monologues

About Alex

I am a professional singer, actor and writer with experience in musical theatre, opera, vocal jazz, choir, and a capella singing. I have performed all over the world and in over 25 fully staged productions, and served in pretty much every role onstage and offstage in the theatre. I sing professiona

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Emma P
He taught me to sing freely and with breath and it really helped I got a solo in choir because of the stuff I learned.
erica
Alex is great, would recommend
Conner
OMG I LOVE ALEX!!!
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Stephen H.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 6 to 55
  • Awarded Highest Honors from C.U. Boulder
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen H.

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Suitable for public speakers, sales presenters, broadcasters, television hosts, voice-over actors, Broadway musical theatre performers, recording artists, and future movie stars. Explore theatrical monologues, TV/Film scenes, and/or prep your next TV/Film/Broadway audition or self tape, learning all the tricks of the trade to master how to craft your story.

About Stephen

If I can do it, you can too! Hi, I'm Stephen. I have been fortunate to perform on Broadway, National Tour, can be seen on Netflix, played lead roles in 3 SAG-AFTRA short films, and currently I am an ASCAP recording artist working with a Multi-platinum producer and worldwide team on my first

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Noel
Stephen is an amazing teacher. He has been super patient, thorough, and clear as I have just recently picked up a guitar for the first time. He does a great job and covering music theory as well as chords, strumming, scales, and more. His musical background is very well rounded and he uses great teaching techniques to get all parts of the brain involved. Highly recommend!
Alison S.
Very knowledgeable! Was a joy to be a part of this learning experience online
Daisy
Patient and easy to work with :)
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Caroline L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor of Theatre Arts from University of Mississippi
  • Teaching since 2016
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Caroline L.

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Want to hit the stage and be in the spotlight, but don't know where to begin? Feel like you know your casting "type", but want to expand your possibilities? Is performing Shakespeare your worst nightmare? No problem! Within no time at all, I'll make sure that you'd feel confident to rock an audition, know what to expect for a rehearsal process, and how to hone your craft so you'll be prepared for anything a director throws your way. I've studied firsthand with Shakespearean actors who've performed at the Globe Theatre, Musical Theatre performers from both Broadway and the West End, and some of the best improv performers America has to offer. We can figure out which acting approach works best for you, and how you can effectively expand your repertoire. Let's get to work!

About Caroline

Hi there! My name's Caroline, and I'm a working actor and teacher in Chicago. I received my BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Mississippi, and then pursued my Masters in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, currently ranked 3rd best Performing Arts Institution in the worl

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Maria S.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maria S.

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About Maria

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of my studio is to create well-rounded, educated musicians who will always have a lifelong passion for the art no matter their long-term goals. I strive for my students to be: (1) Lifelong learners who develop successful learning habits. (2) Creative and critic

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Laurian C.
Great first lesson!!
Grace W.
My daughter takes guitar from Maria and I didn’t realize how much she’s progressed until we went to a friend’s recital. 8 months with Maria and my child is leaps and bounds ahead of kids who’ve been taking for 2-3 years. It’s really motivating for her to see. Maria has standards which are non-negotiable but she’s patient and truly guides the kids to success. I’m so happy with our choice as her as a teacher.
Carlos V.
Maria has been wonderful with our son. Very motivating and goal based. The recitals blow me away year after year. The progress these kids make with her plus the longevity of her students says a lot.
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Kim C.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • BA Summa Cum Laude, Speech & Drama from Catholic University of America
  • Awarded Emmy Nominee from NATAS
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Kim C.

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Trained in London and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from Catholic University's famed Speech and Drama Dept., she is a member of Actor's Equity Association (1983) and SAG/AFTRA (1976).

Kim is proud to be a lifelong working, professional actor - 'an athlete of the heart.' She is married to America's premier cat painter, artist Drew Strouble aka CatmanDrew of "Must Love Cats" Animal Planet fame.

About Kim

Kim C. enjoys a busy career as a working professional actress/writer/director voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational, film, radio and TV commercials, e-learning and web site development. She received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her voice over characterizations and produ

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Jessika C.
Kim is the absolute best! She's incredibly helpful, understanding and enthusiastic. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Marissa L.
Wonderful instructor. She is able to give a beginning actor tips/suggestions while keeping the session positive and upbeat. The amount of knowledge she has to share is amazing. She is a gem! Glad we found her.
Jonathan
Kim is fantastic! Terrific lesson.

Evelyn D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • B.A. - Speech Communications from NTSU
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Evelyn D.

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Specializing in the beginner, intermediate and advanced level training. I love acting, performing, directing and teaching and have been involved with the acting world since age 6! Studied theater in high school and at NTSU, have a B.A. Speech/Communications and Spolin Improv technique with Nancy Fine of Second City.
I believe basic acting skills help you in every day life to be more poised, confident and help hone listening skills. It is a true delight for me to see the "light-bulb" go off when a student fully grasps a new concept or idea.
I customize sessions based on the individual.

About Evelyn

Evelyn has been involved with theater/acting since age 6. Studied theater in high school and at NTSU. B.A. Speech/Communications - NTSU Is a local Actor, Director and performs Improv. Studied Improv with Nancy Fine of Second City. Multiple theater best actor and director awards.

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Natasha
Evelyn is a wonderful instructor! She is insightful with many years experience under her belt and she is passionate about acting. It’s great to have her support as I go into acting for opera at the collegiate level. I enjoy working with her and I highly recommend her!
Dale
Evelyn is one of the BEST directors I have worked for as an actor. Her level of care for actors was amazing! Throughout the process she helped guide and encourage the actors to bring out the best in themselves. She has a gift for acting and as a director she can relate to actors and understand what they are going through in a production. Thank you for Evelyn for everything!!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Portland 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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$58 average
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"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"
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Took Acting lessons from Ali R.
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"Shauna is a fabulous teacher she taught me to trust my instincts and have much more confidence in my work as an actor. She is insightful, patient and smart. Her guidance was invaluable to me."
Dailza
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"My son loved his first lesson and is looking forward to his next!"
Michael
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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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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"Very thoughtful and willing to work with me on all of my ideas to build a lesson plan that will work best for me"
Cole
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Julia enjoyed her first lesson with Marie-France. She gained many valuable skills in a short time. She cannot wait to go back for her second lesson."
Julia
Took Acting lessons from Marie-France M.
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"Andrew has been a phenomenal instructor for my son. He is very knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful. When it comes to scheduling, he has been very flexible and understanding with school, sports, and family obligations. My son's ability and confidence in his acting has been bolstered by Mr. Andrew's professional, engaging, and supportive lessons."
Stacey
Took Acting lessons from Andrew Y.
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"Carissa is one of the best teachers i ever had!"
Magdalena
Took Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Easy to work with and understood what I needed to work on almost immediately."
Marilyn
Took Acting lessons from Nikole W.
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"David is fun and informative with great rapport."
Zoe
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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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, director 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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