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Teresa V.

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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Teresa V.

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Film Acting technique. Harness means of working with the camera to fully express your character's emotional intention. Script analysis. Audition technique.

About Teresa

Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, has taken her career from coast to coast, and abroad. She began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (D

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Teresa is a very knowledgeable and talented teacher! I have learned so many new techniques with sewing and clothing design thanks to her! She is very patient, kind, and dedicated to making sure her students acquire the skills they need to be successful. She thoroughly explains the projects we are working on as well as gives a clear demonstration on any project we are working on. Her in home studio is beautiful! It is quiet, clean, and organized. I truly enjoy my visits there! I’m very lucky that I found Teresa through Take Lessons and I’m so thankful to have her as my sewing guru!
Paige L.
Theresa was amazing is all I can say. My daughter needed a choreographed ballet program in three days and she pulled it together and made extra time to fit her in so she could perfect it. I should say my daughter has not done ballet since the start of the pandemic. I am so thankful for her.
Alec S.
Teresa is an incredibly knowledgeable and considerate teacher! We took ten Salsa lessons with her, coming in with no dancing experience and leaving feeling comfortable and confident showing off a myriad of awesome moves! We would highly recommend her!
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Toya N.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $79
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Actors Studio Drama School
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Toya N.

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I have a Masters degree in Acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan, so I am well versed in most every acting technique; including Stanislavski, Strasberg, Meisner, Chekov, Hagen, Stella Adler, and beyond. I've taught acting to children, teens, and adults in the US and abroad since 2005 and my students are working actors! My main goal is to help you to develop your own set of tools for practicing the craft of acting, and to better understand your unique voice as an artist. Make sure to wear clothing you can move in during our sessions, and, most importantly, explore and just have fun!

About Toya

Currently offering ONLINE LESSONS ONLY due to the pandemic. I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and

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Jae P.
She is truly excellent! Guided me through my audition and her input was very valuable. She is also very personable and reliable.
David
Our first lesson was productive. I'm looking forward to learning!
Todd B.
My background and career have never placed importance on speaking and looking objectively at myself, I wanted to improve that ability. Toya has been very patient and down to earth with me, as raw as I am, in helping me. After a few lessons I already feel confidence growing and enjoy her instruction.
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Stephanie B.

232 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Stephanie B.

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At beginning level the basics of headshots, resumes, reels and creation of reel. Auditions basics.

At Intermediate and advanced see my course for Film and TV acting.

About Stephanie

Although splitting my time between NY and Florida, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. My accent student will sound cleaner. I have taught Emmy winners, Drama Desk winners and worked with Tony nominees! I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bi

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Jackie
The lesson was well organized and full of useful information that I can start taking advantage of immediately. I'm looking forward to the lessons ahead!
Radu
Amazing !! Practical and fun at the same time !
Livia Santoro
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Zach B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Zach B.

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As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!

About Zach

My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past few months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, and a role on an upcoming Netflix drama series. This is in addition to working act

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Emma B.
Wonderful session, my daughter really enjoyed it. Highly, highly recommend!
Dakota
Zach is a good teacher and makes every part of acting fun! I enjoy his teaching methods.
Lisa E.
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Maria S.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King an

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Dana M.
Maria is wonderful! Our first lesson was a blast!
Hadas
Maria is amazing and gently coaxes notes no one knew I could do!
Jase V.
Mrs. Maria was so kind and patient.

I am excited for my son to continue her classes.

Thank you Mrs. Maria!
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Kelsey J.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Theatre from Missouri Southern State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Kelsey J.

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These lessons are for students pursuing a career in commercial/film acting or perhaps interested in what it takes to become an actor. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of film/commercial acting techniques, and explore different genres of this industry including voice over work. We work on a variety of tv/film monologues, scene work, character development, and developing our craft.

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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sorry forgot to say bye but thank you I really enjoy doing this with you
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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing film acting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream film acting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons 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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"DB helps me remember why I love acting so much. She's so helpful when I have questions that I have no one else to turn to for answers. She's great with coaching acting, and amazing at helping me boost my business."
Amani
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"She took her time teaching me. she is very knowledgeable in techniques!"
Stephan
Took Film Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"Was very nice and patient with me, can't wait for next lesson!"
Keith
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Carissa is great! She is kind, helpful and helps you think in ways that improve your acting and make you understand your character."
Hannah
Took Film Acting lessons from Carissa M.
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"Great lesson. My 11 year old learned so much!"
Aiden
Took Film Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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"I've learned so much from Gabriel. As we approach ten lessons together, I have learned many tools and techniques from him that have made me more confident in analyzing comedic and dramatic scripts to present them in realistic and in-depth ways!"
Mikayla
Took Film Acting lessons from Gabriel B.
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"My son was interested in acting and wanted to start auditioning for local plays. David helped him prepare to audition, and when he got one of the leads(!), David helped him get ready for the role. He has been very patient with our technology troubles and is a great teacher. The online format has actually worked very well. We highly recommend!"
Natasha
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Maria has coached me for every audition and part I have gotten for the past 5 years. She was referred to me by another one of her students. She is worth every penny. I'm moving to LA as I've just been cast as a series regular on a new ABC comedy but will be coaching with Maria online. I will be forever her student. She's a complete genius."
Tara
Took Film Acting lessons from Maria S.
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"Kathryn is the absolute best! She truly wants what is best for her students; she tries very hard to teach you everything you need to know and moves at a pace that is convenient for the student. She makes lessons fun and is just a genuine and kind-hearted person. I am very happy to have her as an instructor."
Josh
Took Film Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"I've worked with DB on numerous projects. She definitely knows her stuff, and I'd recommend her for audition prep, career guidance, and even some much needed inspiration!"
Derrick
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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Private Film Acting Lessons Near You

Some of the most famous actors and actresses are well-known because of their roles in film. In film acting, you have the ability to reach a much larger audience and participate in the creation of art that'll last forever and be enjoyed by generations to come. 

While a love of cinema inspires many to act, others find their passion for acting in the school theater. As a result, students learn to act for a theater audience, rather than for a camera. Although it might seem like a subtle difference, stage acting is quite different from film acting. Those who aspire to land parts in commercials, television shows, or films need to practice acting on a set with an audience that's on the other side of a camera. 

Why Learn to Act and Study Film Acting?

If you can breakthrough into the industry, then film acting can provide you with one of the most lucrative careers in acting. You'll have opportunities to appear in commercials, audition for roles on television sitcoms or dramas, or even star in a full-length feature. If you dream of being in front of a camera, rather than on stage, then film acting lessons are essential.

In film acting, your audience has a much closer perspective on your performance than what's experienced in stage acting. As a result, it's essential that film actors learn how to control all of their subtler actions and expressions during a scene because everything is visible to the audience. Film acting classes will help you learn how to perform with subtle, realistic expressions and gestures that feel natural to a close-up audience. 

The Best Way to Learn Film Acting and What You'll Study in Lessons

Of course, you can find plenty of free film acting classes and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is by studying with a private film acting teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your tutor's undivided attention and the kind of personalized instruction that simply isn't available in online videos or larger class settings. You'll improve quickly with immediate feedback, while learning at the pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, every private acting lesson is different. Teachers customize each class with the student's interests, previous experience, and preferred learning styles in mind. For example, film acting lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of teaching style and course content from film acting classes for children. You'll stay motivated and interested, while you work on the types of scenes and characters that most interest you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Film Acting

If you have little or no experience with film acting, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your film acting tutor will introduce you to the basics of acting for a camera. You'll be introduced to a variety of acting techniques and strategies to improve your performance. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn to relax and ignore the camera
  • Learn how to hit your marks
  • Introduction to on-set lingo

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Film Acting

If you've had a little experience with film acting, but would like to expand your range of talents, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll learn new techniques and challenge yourself to perform increasingly complex characters and roles. Your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Work on subtle expressions and emotions
  • Learn how to act naturally while acting
  • Letting the camera come to you

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Film Acting

If you're already quite experienced in film acting, then advanced lessons are for you. In these courses, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional film acting instructor to improve your technique, hone your skills, and even prepare for a challenging role. Subjects covered in advanced lessons depending greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Access your emotions for entering hot scenes cold
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Film Acting Tutor Near You

If you want to step in front of a camera, a private teacher can help you do so with skill. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a private film acting teacher. A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other acting students. 

The price of film acting classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many private tutors to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding someone who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private acting classes pays off fast, as you learn new techniques, gain confidence, and improve your film acting talent after just a few lessons!