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Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect

Steve (Acting lessons with Rachel M.)

Amanda is an inspiring teacher who infuses confidence into her students helping them to believe that they can do it. She approaches all performances with creativity and originality. All the production

Gail Torr (Acting lessons with Amanda K.)

Gabriel is an amazing coach. He takes the time to explain in detail how to discover a character in an easy to understand way. As a beginner he has really helped me learn to break down a script and und

Brandyn (Acting lessons with Gabriel)

I thought he was fantastic, absolutely fantastic. He answered a lot of my questions. He had an easy going manner that made me feel comfortable and right at home. He gave me a lot of information I didn

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Acting Lessons

You might be surprised that the art of acting dates back to the 5th century in Greece. In fact, the very first known actor was named Thespis. Acting has a long and varied history, and when you sign up for acting lessons, you have an opportunity to continue this beautiful tradition.

Here at TakeLessons, we provide in-person sessions and the best online acting lessons for students of all ages and levels. In other words, anyone can sign up to improve upon their acting skills. You can kickstart your acting adventures with us today!

Certified Acting Teachers

Tired of not landing the lead role or not getting a callback? Don’t get discouraged—our acting teachers can help. At TakeLessons, we feature certified and background-checked teachers who have the experience and knowledge to help you overcome challenges and improve your skills.

Ready to find the teacher for you? Browse our selection of acting teachers and check out each one’s profile. You can see more information about everything from their experience and qualifications to their schedules and starting rates.

At TakeLessons, it’s important for us to keep our classes affordable, so the average cost of an hour-long session is $75. However, you may find rates as long as $16 an hour, depending on your location, type of lesson, and specific teacher. You’re sure to find a teacher who suits your budget!

Once you’ve picked your perfect match, decide when you’d like to meet with your teacher. Finally, select your lesson package, and you’re all set!

Acting Online Lessons for All Ages

Acting is a great skill for anyone to learn, no matter their age. Both children and adults can boost their confidence, improve their communication skills, relieve stress, and make more connections when they engage in acting.

Here at TakeLessons, our teachers offer acting lessons for kids and adults, allowing everyone to reap the benefits of this performing art. Our teachers cater their lessons to suit their student’s respective ages and maturity levels to ensure they get the most out of their sessions. We encourage students of all ages to sign up for our acting lessons!

Acting Lessons for All Levels

When it comes to acting, you always have room to learn and grow—and so do professional actors! Because you can always improve on your acting skills, we offer lessons for students of all levels.

If you’ve never stood on stage before, then you’ll want to join our acting lessons for beginners to learn the basics of stage presence and performance. Think you already know everything about acting? Not a chance! Join our advanced courses to bring your skills up a notch. No matter if you’re in your initial exploration phase or looking to build on the skills you have, our acting teachers can help.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Acting Lessons

To introduce you to the basics of acting, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Practice monologues and short scenes
  • Learn to use your nerves
  • Introduction to method acting
  • Try out cold readings

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Acting Lessons

Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Improve line memorization and delivery
  • Study classical acting
  • Learn various acting methods and systems: Stanislavski's System, Lee Strasberg - Method, Meisner Technique, etc.
  • Develop your improv techniques
  • Learn to tap into your emotions

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Acting Lessons

The topics covered in advanced lessons really depend on each student's individual goals, interests, and the acting they're pursuing. Your advanced acting tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Extend your range and challenge yourself playing unlikely parts
  • Learn your way around the business
  • Land more gigs with professional audition coaching
  • Nail your part with structured performance preparation

Group Acting Lessons

Raise the curtain on your acting career with our online group acting classes using our TakeLessons Live platform. With this membership, you gain access to over 300 classes where you can learn techniques, hone skills, and build confidence, taking your acting to the next level.

Online group acting lessons are a great way to learn new skills with the added dimension of fellow actors and a built-in audience. Our world-class teachers take advantage of the group format to encourage your growth as an actor. When you take group acting classes, you will learn from both your instructor and classmates—just as you would in a classroom.

Your TakeLessons Live membership allows you to affordably take unlimited live lessons, and not just in acting. Speak a new language, take an anthropology class, or even learn the viola from the comfort of your own home. Our expert teachers offer feedback, answer questions, and provide insight in online group lessons. With live classes offered every day of the week, you’ll always find something to learn!

We recognize that learning is not limited to class time. That’s why your TakeLessons Live membership comes with access to a 24/7 library of topic-specific videos and reading materials! Review a technique, read up before your next live class, or learn something new at any time. We encourage you to keep learning on your own schedule. There’s even a convenient mobile app, so you can access your membership wherever you happen to be!

You can use course guides, track your progress, access videos and readings, and take group classes online, all with one membership. We create a community of dedicated learners like you. Our experienced instructors are there to challenge and excite your love of learning while encouraging discussion and classroom interaction with your peers.

Your curiosity and love of learning drive you to greater heights. Let us help. Sign up for a TakeLessons Live membership today!

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How do beginners learn acting?

While there are many ways to learn the art of acting, we think the best way to put it into practice is through private acting lessons. These lessons provide you with the opportunity to ask all your questions, focus on the areas that most interest you, and receive constructive feedback and advice from a certified professional. Learn the basics, from how to deliver a monologue to how to cold read, ensuring you are put on the right path toward achieving all your acting dreams.

What do acting lessons do?

Our acting lessons provide you with the individualized instruction you need to work toward your goals. No matter where you are in your acting journey, you will receive personalized lessons catered to all your preferences. Maybe you get nervous during your auditions or can’t seem to tap into your emotions. Whatever it is, your private tutor can give you tips and tricks to overcome any roadblocks to help you reach your potential.

How do I get into acting?

There are countless ways to get into the world of acting, but if you’d like to learn from the pros, we recommend taking private acting lessons. If you’re starting out, these lessons offer a great way to hone your skills and create building blocks for improving your skills. You can work with a private tutor who is 100% committed to helping you achieve all your acting goals, whether you want to perform on Broadway or audition for the school play.

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