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David T.

91 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 to 70
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David T.

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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,”

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Emilia Mizrahi
Super objective and super fun and friendly personality! Amazing technique as well
Nash
David is so knowledgeable and has great insight into his students. He immediately put my son at ease but also challenged him to try harder.
Raina D.
David is very knowledgeable and gave my daughter such great advice and direction to work with. He broke down each line of her scene and the motivation behind it and took the extra time with her to make sure she understood everything and was delivering it naturally and effectively. He even spent extra time with her and didn’t finish the lesson until she fully got everything down. Very professional, fun, friendly and genuine. We’re so grateful we found him and she and I both look forward to her next lesson with him! We very highly recommend him!!
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Kelsey J.

89 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Female - Lead from MSSU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelsey J.

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These lessons are for students pursuing theatrical acting and a understanding on theatre. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of acting techniques, and explore different genres of the stage. We work on sense journal, variety of monologues, scene work, character development, advance acting terms and skills, and so much more!

About Kelsey

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University. I have always been

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I felt very comfortable and at ease with Kelsey. I know this is only our first lesson, but I’m looking forward to more with her and hope to keep working on this skill.
Jodi G.
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Brad W.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Improv Training from The Second City
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Brad W.

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In this lesson I’ll help you make character choices for any upcoming show or audition. Have an audition coming up? Bring your monologue or song you’re using and let’s find the best way to make the directors feel what you’d like them to so that you can get that role! Just starting out? Let’s work on the basics so that you feel confident enough to go and audition for your first show!

About Brad

Brad is a professional improviser who trained and worked with “The Second City” for 3 years. Now He does musical theater along with stand up comedy and teaching improv to kids with CYT (Christian Youth Theater). He’s been doing improv comedy for 8 years and musical theater for 13 years! He’s playe

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Karen D.
Nana Cho
My 9-year old daughter needed a help with musical audition prep in last minute. Since we moved to another location, Brad was recommended by one of the CYT teachers we new at the previous location. As soon as Brad started the lesson, he knew exactly what was needed to be casted in a show. We only had two lessons before the audition, but his key point lessons were good enough to get a roll in the show for my daughter. We will definitely seek for Brad for next audition prep.
Ben Y.
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Donnabella M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Donnabella M.

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Career guidance, acting technique, audition prep... After a decade in Hollywood, I know a thing or two about the CRAFT and BUSINESS of acting! I've booked over a DOZEN speaking roles on TV and Film (Comedy, Drama, and Improv,) I appear on national commercials yearly, and I've played voices in award-winning audiobooks. I am also a former NBA dancer & collegiate cheerleader!

A decade ago, I wish I had had someone to help me fill in the missing pieces.

What more can I do? What should I do differently?

I specialize in developing well-rounded, confident actors! I'd love to be that person for you! :)

About Donnabella

Need some acting help that is specific to you? Look no further! I'm Donnabella, and I'm excited to help you take your ACTING BUSINESS & CRAFT to the next level! I have worked with dozens of actors from age 7 to 87. I am patient, motivational, and efficient - we will tackle your goals and have

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Christina
Donnabelle is awesome! She teaches from years of experience on set and booking jobs herself. She gives good feedback and pushes me to be my best. Definitely a five star coach!
Ciaran
Very enjoyable - learned lots and got some great feedback. Looking forward to more classes.
Aris T.
Donnabella was awesome with my daughter.
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Denise P.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, French
  • Acting from Lifebook Acting Academy
  • Teaching since 2008
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Denise P.

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This will be your FAVORITE class! If you want to have your own show, learn how to act natural on camera, be more confident when you give a speech, and develop a rich speaking voice, with this class we will make that happen :) I'm a professional award-winning actress with over 25 years of training (yep, since I was a kid!), and I'm here to pass along that training to you. We will first find out what areas are your strengths, and then on eliminating all fears that have held you back from being the best you on stage/camera!

About Denise

Take lessons from an AWARD WINNING WORKING PERFORMER. Denise has over 15 years experience in public speaking, acting, modeling, and dance. Her full-time job is WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY. She will teach you what you REALLY need to know in order to succeed. Denise has been teaching private lesson

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Priscilla R.
Denise is a terrific teacher - after only three classes...very relaxed (!) and personable, too! We have done breathing exercises and articulation, which is very helpful. She is very attentive to breathing patterns and relaxation evidence... Actually, my goal is to do reading out loud well, so this course of work is very suited to me, and I think it's her design!
Cedric C.
Great teacher I had a wonderful time I can't wait to take more lessons.
Mauree
A good lesson devoted to learning to relax, use various reuniting parts of the body, loosening the lips and articulation...
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Rebecca L.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Theater from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 80; Female: 8 to 80
  • Teaching since 2005
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Rebecca L.

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I pioneered a private Arts Academy drama school for 4 years, and am now teaching acting and directing at a middle and high school. My goal is to help students become well-rounded in all the areas that are needed to truly become a working actor. These areas include: auditioning, theater, film, and improvisation.

Being a repertory performer for Silver Star Playhouse (musical theater parodies), and having lots of experience and training in improv and interactive dinner theaters really trains you in comedy.
My husband also owns Sound waves Productions (technological advanced studio in Gilbert)- so completing remote voiceover work for a reel is not out of the question.

I also encourage students to pair in duos for effective scene work and more in-depth technique training (this will also split your lesson cost in half).

About Rebecca

Greetings! I am super excited to be building a private and small group lesson platform at our home studio and to meet your personal acting needs! I recently stepped down from 2 years of full time drama and art at Lumos Arts Academy- a private school I played a role in pioneering- to focus on bui

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Emmett L.
Rebecca has been monumental in helping me to develop my voice acting skills. She has helped me realize how important understanding/effectively executing traditional acting is to be able to deliver quality voice reels. I’m excited to be able to start constructing my reel at their studio.
Crystal S.
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Average Cost of Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $277 per hour.
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"Kelsey is amazing! Very knowledgeable and very very passionate about her craft.
She is so patient with me and I look forward to my lesson each and every week :)"
- Danielle
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Donnabelle is awesome! She teaches from years of experience on set and booking jobs herself. She gives good feedback and pushes me to be my best. Definitely a five star coach!"
- Christina
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Kelsey is awesome! My 11 year old, has been going to her for about 2 years now. He always has a great time. He is constantly improving. Kelsey is very flexible, and communicates with us efficiently. I highly recommend her!"
- Kathy
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Donnabella was awesome with my daughter."
- Aris
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"She was very informative and very sweet with her honesty. Due to the background she has, her words are extremely dependable."
- Shanisa
Took Acting lessons from Nicole C.
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"Very nice and friendly first impression"
- Alexandra
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"LK has been a wonderful instructor and very knowledgeable. Her guidance with my daughter has boosted her confidence and improved her audition outcomes. LK cares about her students and listens to their needs and helps push them to be the best. So glad we found her!!!"
- Desiree
Took Acting lessons from LK F.
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"DAN'S THE MAN,, U CAN'T FINISH A LESSON WITH HIM WITHOUT FEELING LIKE YOU'RE READY FOR PRIMETIME, HE'S THAT EXCITING ,, KEEPS U ON YOUR TOES, EVEN WHEN YOU'RE SITTING"
- Jesus
Took Acting lessons from Dan G.
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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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"very helpful, well educated, and nice."
- Mandy
Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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Private Acting Lessons Near You

Maybe you love narrative, or you adore drama. Perhaps, you've always savored the flavor of emotion or enjoyed captivating everyone around you. No matter your reasons for pursuing acting, you can nurture your talent in private lessons. Whether you're preparing to perform in an improv show, on the theatrical stage, for the small screen, or on the big screen, learning new techniques and honing your skills with a professional acting teacher can help you make it big.

Practicing in front of an audience and in front of a knowledgeable mentor can help you take your skills to the next level. In private lessons, your acting tutor can introduce you to new acting methods that will enhance your performance and help you discover the acting techniques that work best for you. 

Why Learn How to Act?

If you know you love drama, then of course you'll find several reasons to sign up for lessons. There're also plenty of reasons why learning to act is good for everyone — even people who don't aspire to be on stage or on screen. If you're a non-acting member of the film or theater industry, you can still benefit from taking lessons. Producers, writers, directors, agents, and managers all have something to gain by learning about acting. These classes give non-acting industry professionals key insights into the actor's world and responsibilities, while also improving your communications with actors.

Other types of performers, such as dancers and vocalists, can also benefit from learning to act. They'll learn to infuse their performances with drama and emotion. They'll also improve their use of the stage and connection with their audiences. 

Outside of performance, everyone can benefit from learning to act. Acting lessons can make you more self-aware and get you in touch with your emotions, desires, and motivations. Plus, you'll improve your confidence and public speaking skills. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Act and What You'll Study in Lessons

Although it's easy to find free acting classes and tutorials online, the best way to learn and improve fast is by studying with a private acting teacher. No two private lessons are exactly alike. For example, acting classes for children feature different course content and teaching methods than acting lessons for adults. Plus, your teacher will customize course content to keep you motivated and interested. You'll study the repertoire and type of acting that excites you most and overcome challenges quickly, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Acting

If you have little to no previous experience acting, then beginner lessons are for you! You'll learn strategies to improve your stage presence, line delivery, and emotional expression, while working on scenes you love. 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

If you have some previous experience acting and would like to work on taking your skills to the next level with immediate, personalized feedback, then intermediate lessons are for you! In these classes, you'll develop and hone new skills, as you learn to inhabit increasingly complex characters and roles, while focusing on the type of performances that interest you most. 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

Advanced acting classes are intended for students who're out there trying to make a living as an actor or actress. In these courses, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional acting coach to improve your chances of landing parts that are right for you. The topics covered in advanced lessons really depend on each student's individual goals, interests, and the type of acting they're pursuing, but 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

How to Find an Acting Teacher Near You

With hundreds of teachers to choose from, finding an acting tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct your to a variety of teachers who provide acting classes near you and online. Before settling on the tutor who's right for you, we recommend browsing through several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other acting students, like you. 

The price of lessons varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons taught. If you're concerned about the cost of acting lessons, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off quickly. You'll pick up new skills fast, hone your talent, and gain confidence after just a single lesson. 

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