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Missy D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA in Acting from Hofstra University
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Missy D.

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I have taught, coached, and directed artists of all ages and experience levels, from children as young as toddlers to professional actors. I also work as a reader for a top casting office in the city, and have extensive experience teaching online.

I hold a BFA in acting from Hofstra University, and continue to study with the best teachers in NYC. I am a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and NYWITF.

As an actor, I have had starring roles in national tours, award winning regional theaters, as well as TV and film.

I'm not only your coach, but also your cheerleader. I believe in nurturing you as both an artist and person.

About Missy

I am a NY based singer, actor, teaching artist, and dog-mom. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not from the Midwest, but a native Long Islander. I holds a BFA from Hofstra University where I performed opposite Oscar nominee Talia Shire, and Golden Globe nominee Susan Sullivan. I left school after

Amanda K.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 15; Female: 5 to 17
  • BA in Musical Theater from Huntingdon College
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Amanda K.

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Acting Technique, Comedic and Dramatic Monologue Studies.

About Amanda

I have been a professional performance coach for the last 15 years. I have trained students ages 3-16 to find their true vocal, acting and musical potential. I provide a very personalized lesson plan for each student, with appropriate warm ups, expert repertoire selection from both current and clas

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Claire H.
After one lesson, we've experienced Amanda to be professional, passionate, confident, flexible, and consultative. We even committed to 20 sessions and look forward to the future!
Diana M.
In our first lesson, I quickly noticed her enthusiasm in her teaching. I felt very comfortable singing with her and would definitely recommend her.
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Yvette R.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Toastmasters International 1st place winner in 2008 from Toastmasters International.
  • B.F.A. In Theater/Communications. from WSU aka Wayne State University.
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Yvette R.

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First of all, let me just say, I love people. What really makes me happy outside of pursuing my dreams as a performer is watching other performers, make their dreams come true. I have a gift for helping others come out of their shells and be the unique individuals that they are met to be.
I specialize in building confidence in order to bring out the best of each student. I base each workshop on the student and his/her level and goals.

I tailor each class according to the strength or weaknesses of the student. I also focus on assisting students who seriously decide to pursue the industry professionally. I don't promise to make you a star but I do coach you to be prepared to become one if that is your goal.

About Yvette

I really love watching performers grow. Some students refer to me as a life coach, because after working with me, they see drastic changes in their personal and professional lives. I am very PATIENT. I believe that all things are possible if you are willing to work hard and not take it all too

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I have worked with Yvette and she is the best in her business.
Michelle
I've taken classes with lots of teachers in the LA area throughout the years, and Yvette is one of the best. She has the gift of reading you as an artist and challenging you completely. I feel stronger as an actor after working with her. She is warm yet direct in a way that makes you comfortable, very important in building any artistry. I highly recommend Yvette!
Elizabeth
It is a pleasure for me to share my story regarding my acting experience with Yvette. I met her about four years ago, highly recommended by a friend. Of course, I had no acting experience; just knew that I wanted to pursue this at some point. Considering, my being a senior, I needed lots of help with patience. That I had with Yvette.

She immediately, made me feel very comfortable. She tried me with some roles, calmed my fears, and coached me right into my comfort zone. However, she kept me up-to-date and realizing that I could reach beyond just the comfortable area if I wished. I booked my first two auditions. I started on stage, now I am in her home, and online. She is a great teacher, acting and inspirational coach, with a passion and love to help the student to reach your goal. She has become an endearing friend like a daughter to me.

Wherever you are in your acting world, or just beginning, have faith, and Yvette can help YOU, also!

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Heather M. L.

134 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Heather M. L.

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I believe, wholeheartedly, that with the right teaching and encouragement, anyone can learn to become an actor. Both children and adult beginners will have a great time playing acting "games", (i.e. exercises) that encourage creativity and freedom of artistic expression.

About Heather M.

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio and

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great first lesson--thank you!
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My daughter really enjoyed her first acting lesson with heather and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Kathryn K.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Awarded Critics Circle Award Kathryn K from San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathryn K.

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Working with Actors for film is my specialty. I work with actors on an ongoing basis who are auditioning, are in preproduction or production, to make sure they are prepared and doing their best work. If you’ve never done a film or show, we will work to make sure you achieve the ability to understand what is needed to work as an actor in this medium. We work on auditions and self tapes and how to do them. I’ll work with you to discover the way only you create. I will give you the technique to discover your uniqueness and uncanny veracity for your craft and how to maintain emotional equilibrium and to have the ability to practice discipline and a work ethic. It’s also my job, as your coach, to look out for you. I want you to explore what it's like to experience the unbelievable amount of satisfaction you can have by allowing yourself to study acting. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues, scenes, and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need to

About Kathryn

Kathryn K I am happy to offer committed actors, music performers and executives private sessions to strengthen your performance and ignite your work. For actors I specialize in acting for film, television and theatre as a Method Acting Coach. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. We will address

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Kathryn has helped me build my skills and confidence in presenting and recording myself on video for corporate and sales facing content. No detail too small or not discussed... in a good way... from lighting, to microphone placement, to clothing, to make-up, to how to mentally prepare before hand, to the content and the delivery. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a long term journey to continuously hone my skills. She is down to earth, real, genuine, kind and funny. Money very well invested.
Jamie M.
Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!
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Dax A.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Deans List from William Paterson University
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Dax A.

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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 in-studio, in your own home, and 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

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She is an amazing teacher. Dax really helps you understand you character and scrip.
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Natalia N.
Dax was my first acting coach. Her experience and approach to our work were amazing. She showed me many skills that helped with developing my character. All of her advice was really beneficial in understanding my part as well as gave me an in-depth insight into acting. I cannot wait to continue our work! I can recommend Dax's coaching to everyone on may different levels!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Philadelphia 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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$56 average
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"Alexandra is fantastic! Super personal, gifted and able to teach her acting skills very well and easy to work with!!! We love her!!"
Jennie
Took Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Rebecca Linton brought focus and a determined professionalism to my acting. In the shows we shared she challenged me to ask the difficult questions about my characters, pushing me to the next level as an actor. Her structured classes meet you where you are, challenging you to climb higher as you reason about the stories we strive to tell as actors"
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Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"He's very intuitive. He is good at explaining and teaching in such a detailed, fun way. I learned alot from him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor who can teach you the best information and techniques"
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Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"I took Ryan's TA 141-143 acting series at CSULA last year and I gotta say, not only did I have fun, but I loved the challenge and I learned a lot! Ryan wants you to succeed and he'll gladly help you grow as an actor. You won't regret taking him for acting!"
Johnny
Took Acting lessons from Ryan P.
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"Molly was the perfect choice for my daughter, who was preparing to audition for an academy of arts high school. Molly was so full of enthusiasm and love for her craft, and her energy is contagious. She was able to put my daughter at ease, assist her in memorization of her monologue, prepare her for improvisation and even have her some rudimentary vocal training. Her ability to encourage my daughters dramatic choices while gently guiding her and putting her completely at ease was magnificent. More importantly, she made everything FUN! Her work with my daughter was successful, and my daughter was able to audition with confidence and poise. Thanks to Molly, my daughter was accepted into the Academy of Arts and is on her way to an exciting high school career. Thanks, Molly!!!!!"
Jenna
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"Kelsey has been working with my nine year old daughter and I cannot say enough great things about her. She is extremely flexible in her hours and has given my daughter so much confidence. She is very easy to work with and has a natural gift to teach others. So glad I signed up with her!"
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Ms. Rebecca has been a phenomenal teacher! I am so grateful for everything she has taught me. She has a well rounded teaching style that pulls inspiration from both renowned teachers of the past (Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, etc.) and themes found in our current events (politics, pop culture, etc.) She has trained me in anything and everything from the basics of stage acting, improv, film, script writing, and even how to method act safely. I have been awarded multiple Superior marks while competing under her teaching and am now working in my community theatres thank to her preparation. In her classes, I not only grew as an artist, but as a person as well. I honestly couldn’t recommend her more!"
Alyssa
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Very good! Stephen creates a very comfortable setting to try your best in."
Loren
Took Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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"David is informative, engaging and approached my lesson with great input on technique. He helped me go beyond the lines I needed to read, to a better understanding of the character.
He's fun, thoughtful and kept the lesson moving.
I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Erin
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"great teacher; very professional. great approach."
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Took Acting lessons from Jordan W.
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