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Rebecca L.

23 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Superior Rank Monologue Performances (2) from Arizona International Thespian Society
  • 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 and performing needs! I recently stepped down from 2 years of full-time drama and visual art at Lumos Arts Academy- a private school I played a role in pione

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Hi, I want to take lessons. I’m pretty young but my mom would be paying. It’s my birthday May 21st and I wanna start that day are you available, and when do we pay, before or after the lesson?
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Rebecca has been the most helpful coach I have ever worked with! Some of what she has guided me in was tricky to do online but she always finds a way to make activities work. It is a fun class, and I can tell my skills are growing a lot from working with her.

We've been doing a lot of work on accent training that is going well as she can pick up on things I didn't know existed; as well as helping me work through the little things you wouldn't think about in commercial and monologue work; as well as basic concepts that I needed more practice in.
All around great instruction.
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Donnabella M.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Kelliher Award from Seattle University
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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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Molly G.
Donnabella has been great in helping me work on different areas I wanted to strengthen. I always walk away with a more fleshed out scene after coaching with her!
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Kelvin
Great feedback; coaching; positive energy & upbeat.
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Stephanie B.

191 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded List of awards from Best of Manhattan
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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. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry! Making a reel

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Sunmeet G.
Going in to my first lesson I was nervous, leaving the lesson I felt confident and educated. Stephanie is really knowledgeable and kind, she had me send her some goals for what I wanted to achieve through lessons all of which she addressed right off the bat. She gave me homework and I’m really excited for my next lesson. Highly recommend.
Mary H.
I love Stephanie! Not only does she know her stuff and wants you to succeed, she is kind, considerate, and respectful of what you want and your personal morals, beliefs, etc. We also have so much fun together! I enjoy and learn SO much from every class :D
Sean
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David T.

100 Reviews
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  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Teaching since 2005
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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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Zoe S.
David is fun and informative with great rapport.
Alyssa G.
My daughter just got done with her first lesson with David and the excitement she has is off-the-charts! She was naturally extremely nervous before the lesson, but I was not as David took the time to have a lengthy call with me a few days prior. He provided so much information, answered all of my questions, and provided the calm I needed with starting a new online program for my 15 yo daughter. She’s already preparing for her next lesson.
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Kelsey J.

90 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Theatre from Missouri Southern State University
  • 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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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.
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Zach B.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Awarded Winner, Grand Jury Prize — Director/Writer from SENE Film Festival
  • 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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Jonevere L.
He was great. Very patient and listen to every word you say. Pays very close attention and very encouraging.
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Zach is a fantastic instructor. He is a true coach, and has an insight into script analysis without all the bull, being able to help you pull the truth out of a scene whilst keeping it simple. Highly recommended.

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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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Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons is $69. 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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"Jennifer is amazing. The best Instructer ever. She has taught me so much and I can see myself being more comfortable when I am acting."
Yarlin
Took Film Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"Vanessa is amazing. She is working with my 13-year old son and has him inspired and confident with huge improvements to his acting and singing ability. She has worked around our crazy schedule and seems to truly care about my son's success. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, were very lucky to find her on this site and have no hesitation in continuing lessons with her."
Aiden
Took Film Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"she was fun and she let try she also gave great advice"
Charles and Rebecca
Took Film Acting lessons from Ali R.
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"Jessie is the best!!!

I have had the privilege of taking lessons with Jessie for over a year now. I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. Jessie is always attentive to what my strengths and weaknesses are and is always willing to help in any area necessary. She is always helpful, supportive, willing, and most of all caring. Jessie has a genuine love for teaching that rubs off on a student. I'm very grateful to be a student of Jessie's. thank you Jessie!!!"
Costello
Took Film Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"Great with kids! Our 7 year old loves him."
Brody
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Amazing! Best coach I have ever had. Maria has coached me for 8 films and has truly made me a better actor. If you want to nail auditions and be ready for filming get her on retainer."
Anna C.
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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"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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"For my first lesson we touched base on the foundations that I knew and gave me great insight."
Mika
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"He is i a great instructor and knows what he's doing, he is very flexible and has taught me a lot and given me many different opportunities, he has a lot of experience in the business and is overall a pretty awesome teacher."
Sarah
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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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!