Find Your Teacher

Looking for private local or online Performing Arts lessons? Our teachers are ready to help you learn. Search for your instructor today!

Featured On

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Performing Arts Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Performing Arts instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone!

Our teachers have taught

1 , 8 9 4 , 3 2 6

lessons and counting!

Popular Performing Arts Teachers

Kathryn K.

San Rafael, CA
Profile_85354_pi__MG_4599
Learn More

Heather M. L.

Saint Augustine, FL
Profile_98826_pi_12107147_10153752725131385_3357841752266893400_n
Learn More

Jillian V.

Harrison, NY
Profile_28111_pi_3%20girls%20at%20lips
Learn More

About Kathryn K.

Close
Profile_85354_pi__MG_4599
San Rafael, CA

View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Caroline S. December 12, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Very knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to help. Understands music and character and critiques in a way to get you were you want to go! Great instructor!
Silhouette-80
Danielle Y. August 26, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · In home
Kathryn was great!! My daughter was very nervous before the lesson but when she was done she came out smiling and very happy. Thank you.
Silhouette-80
Dawn N. August 17, 2016
Verified Student · Audition Prep · Online
Kathryn was awesome! The lesson was very informative, and we had a lot of fun! I look forward to our next lesson :-)

About Heather M. L.

Close
Profile_98826_pi_12107147_10153752725131385_3357841752266893400_n
Saint Augustine, FL

View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Harvey Cassidy February 27, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · Online
Silhouette-80
Tina February 17, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Silhouette-80
Skyler February 8, 2017
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In home
My daughter had her first lesson with Heather tonight and she thought she was awesome. Heather is very positive and she excited to have more lesson in the future.

About Jillian V.

Close
Profile_28111_pi_3%20girls%20at%20lips
Harrison, NY

View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Ava B. February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Jillian was absolutely delightful.
Talented and an excellent teacher
My very shy grand-daughter enjoyed her lesson with Jillian

Thanks Jillian
Silhouette-80
Tom January 20, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Jillian has been teaching my teenage son piano for several months. He is always prepared and eager to attend his weekly piano lessons. She has an intuitive ability to connect with him in and make him feel at ease and comfortable. I wish he had started at an earlier age. His musical experiences have certainly exceeded my expectations.
Silhouette-80
Emma D. December 10, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Great! Looking forward to the net session.

Marjorie K.

New York, NY
Profile_61351_pi_KAHN_MARJORIE_405
Learn More

Kelsey J.

Saint Charles, MO
Profile_94336_pi_K%20Amann%20183
Learn More

Elena T.

Omaha, NE
Profile_76657_pi_20150705_212702
Learn More

About Marjorie K.

Close
Profile_61351_pi_KAHN_MARJORIE_405
New York, NY

View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Heidi February 10, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
As if I opened a new world of singing.
Silhouette-80
Annick January 2, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Totally beyond all my expectations. I have learned so much already after just one lesson. Very professional and exellent teacher! I can't wait for my next lesson!
Silhouette-80
Jasmine September 21, 2016
Verified Student · Broadway Singing · In studio
Marjorie is a wonderful teacher! I am so impressed after just one lesson.

About Kelsey J.

Close
Profile_94336_pi_K%20Amann%20183
Saint Charles, MO
View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Walter February 23, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Great first lesson, easy to let loose and fall into the "subtext" (you'll get it after the first lesson.)
Silhouette-80
Harley February 16, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
My daughter is 8.5 yrs old. She loves the time spent with Kelsey. Kelsey treats her as an individual and I can tell my daughter is gaining a sense of maturity as she discovers different emotions during her acting lessons. We always wish the class was longer and my daughter always skips away on a cloud when class is over.
Silhouette-80
Kim February 11, 2017
· Meisner Technique · Online
Max loves Kelsey! She is a great teacher and connects well with Max. He looks forward to his lessons with her. She helps him prepare for auditions.

About Elena T.

Close
Profile_76657_pi_20150705_212702
Omaha, NE
View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Larry January 21, 2017
Verified Student · French · Online
Great teacher
enjoyed lessons
Silhouette-80
Larry January 12, 2017
· French · Online
great job teaching me
French
Silhouette-80
Azalia J. November 5, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Elena is friendly and personable. My 10 year old was entertained throughout the entire lesson and is very excited to have her next lesson with Elena.

Recent Performing Arts Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Performing Arts articles on our blog.

An Actor's Life: Your Career Path to New York Shows

An Actor's Life: Your Career Path to New York Shows

If you're an aspiring Broadway performer, the steps you take during high school play a significant role in your success on the stages of New York shows in the future. Sure, you sometimes hear stories of people who book amazing lead roles in shows after a single audition, but that’s not a realistic view of how it all happens - for most actors, at least. Ask any working Broadway performer – New York is not a city that hands you success simply because you’ve just moved there. Hard work, discipline, … Read More

An Actor's Life: Your Career Path to New York Shows
If you're an aspiring Broadway performer, the steps you take during high school play a significant role in your success on the stages of New York shows in the future. Sure, you sometimes hear stories of people who book amazing lead roles in shows after a single audition, but that’s not a realistic view of how it all happens - for most actors, at least. Ask any working Broadway performer – New York is not a city that hands you success simply because you’ve just moved there. Hard work, discipline,
So, Your Child Wants to Be an Actor? 3 Ways to Help Them Get Ahead
Does your son or daughter have stars in their eyes and big Hollywood dreams? Find out how to tell if your child is ready for their acting debut--and the right things to work on--in this guest post by Glendale, CA teacher Nicole E...   Your child is the most special and precious thing in the world to you, but how do know if they are ready for the real world of a working actor? Lets face it, there are hundreds of kids arriving in LA everyday with the same hopes and dreams, and a lot
7 Qualities to Look for in the Perfect Ballroom Dance Partner
Whether you're a veteran dancer or you're just beginning to learn ballroom dancing, every dancer needs a partner. If you haven't already found your perfect partner, keep your eyes peeled for these seven winning characteristics. 1. They've Got Smooth Moves Your perfect partner doesn't have be Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, but they should know how to ballroom dance well. Ideally, you and your partner should be dancing at about the same skill level. The best dancers tend to be the most s
Careers in Acting: On Stage and Behind the Scenes
Directors, flymen, producers, actors, and even box office staff – there are so many options available to those who have a passion for the performing arts industry. All careers in acting for stage are linked by one thing: a shared love and appreciation for creating live theater. Because of the associated pressures, and long and surprisingly unsociable hours related to the industry, many people who maintain careers in acting do so because they love what they do. Sequins don’t sew themselves on du
The Powerful Secret to Great Emotional Acting
The best actors know that part of the process involves truly understanding your character's motivation and inner thoughts. Find out how to get started in this guest post by teacher Timothy S...   One of the most effective ways to learn acting is knowing never to accept just the facts when it comes to relationships. The ability to tap into the emotions of your character is the foundation of great acting. That foundation is, in turn, constructed upon the bedrock of understanding your ch

Why TakeLessons?

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More