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Sandra H.

18 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $31
  • Speaks German, German
  • Awarded Mario Lanza Award from Mario Lanza Foundation
  • Bachelor of Music in Opera Singing from Philadelphia College of Performing Arts
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Sandra H.

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Acting lessons consist of learning valuable skills for theater, film, and commercial work. Students will work on monologues and learn through characterization, relationships, motivation, and much more. Source materials include Uta Hagens's "Respect For Acting," and Michael Shurtleff's "Audition."

About Sandra

Sandra began her training at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. She is a two time recipient of the Mario Lanza Award, and holds a B.M. degree in opera from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. She studied acting at both the Wilma and Walnut Theaters in Philadelphia. In New York,

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Devan
Absolutely wonderful! I have been taking lessons from Sandra for over a year now and always look forward to it. She is very knowledgeable and sets up a comfortable atmosphere. I have learned so much and couldn't thank her enough.
Rivkah
I've been seeing Sandra for 7 years and I consistently look forward to my lesson every week. I have seen myself improve tremendously in my singing, acting, and sight-reading. Sandra provides an atmosphere of serious learning in which I have been taught how to control by voice, but she is also very personable and always up for a fun chat. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!
Linda
Fantastic teacher. I learned so much more in a short time with Sandra than I learned with all the other voice trainers I have had through the years. Her method is rewarding.
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April S.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts Education from Columbia University/City College of New York
  • Teaches students 21 to 80
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April S.

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Studied 'acting' with at Strasberg Institute, NYC: Walter Lott/Lee Strasberg instructors.
Performed in various off-broadway productions around NYC. Traveled with 'bus and truck tour of the Broadway play: No Place to be Somebody. Performed with NEC acting ensemble. Taught 'drama' while working as Board of Education teacher in public school. Method Acting Techniques are part of the training. Students will explore the 'senses' as part of sense memory techniques and learn monologues and dialogue training to sustain a deeper implementation of emotional using acting tools.

About April

I'm a 'classically trained' voice teacher who specializes in the biology of singing: JAZZ, R&B, POP, and GOSPEL. I have performance arts training and experience and have a liberal arts degree from Columbia University/Master of Fine Arts Education from City College of NY. I perform as a Jazz

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Mara R.
extremely knowledgeable constructor, and a great teacher.
Malachi C.
My son had a great first session with April today. Thank you!
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John M.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
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John M.

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I teach some techniques you don't necessarily learn in acting school which are practical and immediately usable.
ACTING
What do you do when you get the script?
Using subtext to bring realism to your performance.
Line delivery: tricks of the trade.
AUDITION
Do you have the right monologue to fit the parts you can play?
Suggestions for a monologue(s) to fit your persona. You need more than one to fit the different genres of the play or film you are auditioning for.
How to break it down, the importance of changes.
Tactics for attacking the cold read: what to do while you're waiting in the lobby after they just handed you your "sides."
Also, refer to ACTING (above).
DIALECT
Double your chances to be cast by having a variety in your bag-o-tricks.
British Receive Pronunciation: consider the number of plays written by Brits, and then listen all the Americans doing RP in films. Other: Irish, Scots, Cockney, and Romance languages.
PRACTICAL SHAKESPEARE
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About John

My Credentials: MFA Carnegie Mellon. MA San Francisco State, BS Penn State HB Studio NYC Instructor at City College of San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University; private group classes San Francisco and New Orleans. Theatre Critic for 5 years in San Francisco (For my reviews, go to BerkeleyDailyPl

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LK F.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $48
  • Speaks Italian, French, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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LK F.

27 Reviews
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Beginner through Advanced.
Emphasis on Method acting as well as improv skills. Classical and modern repertoire is utilized in building a repertoire of monologues and scenes. Scene work includes commercials,films and TV scripts as well as theater and musical theater.

About LK

I am a singer-pianist-actor Or a pianist-singer-actor. :-) I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater. I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature. i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a p

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Colin F.
LK was great and made me feel comfortable although I knew nothing about Piano.
Maggie
Amazing and straight forward instructor. Passionate about her own work and equally her students.
Grace S.
Very Experience teacher! Very fast. Very professional.
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LaMarcus T.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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LaMarcus T.

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I've been teaching Acting for 8 years professionally and my students have gone on to be lead roles in feature films, supporting roles in feature films, and cast in stage plays. I am a very hands on teacher. I like to get into the character with the actor. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to dissect and embody a character and as time goes on you'll be able to perform two one-minute monologues for a TV/Film agent. If you already have an agent you will be coached for auditions. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About LaMarcus

LaMarcus has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his home, and online. LaMarcus has helped students learn skills in film/tv acting, Producing there own films & directing movies. He is best known for his roles as teenage football star

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Lawrence Taylor
Mr. Tinker was incredible. My son loved his ability to break things down in such away that it took the pressure out the equation and it felt like he was talking to a genuine friend. Mr. Tinker is extremely knowledgeable and very gifted in what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for not only a teacher but a friend and mentor for this industry.
Ashlee G.
Total joke, bad communication! He forgot about our first lesson and then "went out of town" for a month the day before our second. I was so excited to work with him but he does not value his students time. Would not recommend
Ashlee G.
Didn't show up for the first lesson and took a day to get back to me. Then when I rescheduled he cancelled the next 3 lessons. I saved money for the lessons and was very excited to work with him.
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Shirley N.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 to 45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Shirley N.

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My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.

About Shirley

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduat

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Aleena
Shirley is an excellent teacher, gives great structure advice , walks you through everything every step of the way
Kyla R.
My daughter loves her class with Ms. Shirley and she feels that she has learned a lot in just the 3 sessions she has attended.
CoCo
I needed help with a college audition and had a close deadline. Shirley was able to help me prepare and feel confident about my work. She also told me what to expect when going into the audition so I would not be nervous.

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Philadelphia is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $143 per hour.
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45 min
$58 average
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$72 average

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"great teacher; very professional. great approach."
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Took Acting lessons from Jordan W.
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"Great person and very knowledeable"
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Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Lamarcus did an awesome job. Chikako was very happy with the lesson."
Chikako
Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"My daughter has worked with Diana in CST for 8 years. It is truly remarkable what she does for these kids, and what she gets out of them. By providing a safe space where they can learn, question, and have fun with the material, they become comfortable performing, and sharing their gifts with the public. Not only that, but they are learning Shakespeare, which has huge effect on their understanding of literature and global history. Diana makes all this FUN for the kids. They are there because they want to be, and from the youngest to the oldest they put their all into their performances while always supporting each other."
Carol
Took Acting lessons from Diana G.
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"I absolutely loved Kelsey's teaching. I was initially nervous as it was my first class but she made me feel really comfortable. She makes the class so much fun by mentioning what went well and what can be improved. Looking forward to my next class with Kelsey."
Gaana
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Shauna Kanter is a master acting teacher for the beginner, intermediate, or seasoned pro. You have to put in the work, but she will guide you to discover the tools you have to be a truthful actor. She is intuitive, liberating, honest, tough, and compassionate. I wholeheartedly recommend Shauna to anyone looking grow as an actor."
Megan
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Great first lesson. Very nice and looking forward to my next lesson!"
Ashley
Took Acting lessons from Mallory B.
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"I took my first lesson with David today. He is very nice and funny, and makes you think about the main things in the acting and dialogue. I suggest young actors to hire David as their acting teacher!"
Robert
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"She listens and has a wealth of knowledge to motivate peeps like me that are on the fence."
Edgar
Took Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"Kendal was very happy with Jessie.... I think it will be a great fit!

Anna"
Kendal
Took Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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