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Rebecca L.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 80; Female: 8 to 80
  • Awarded Superior Rank Monologue Performances (2) from Arizona International Thespian Society
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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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Cole M.
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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Natalie O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Drama and Anthropology from Bennington College
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Natalie O.

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As a certified Immersive and Interactive Theatre performer, I can teach you not only the fundamentals of improvisation, but how to create your own unique characters! We'll experiment with how to work without a script and how to incorporate the audience into your scenes. Most importantly, we'll have fun exploring one of the oldest known theatrical art forms!

About Natalie

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be a part of your journey as a theatre creator. I'm a working professional actor and playwright based out of NYC . I've been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America for over five years. I have over ten years of experience in tutoring and childcare with students

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Joseph
Natalie is an excellent actor.
Antonio
Outstanding teacher! And such great work ethic!
Alex
She has the patience of a saint and the passion of a generation. She’s also AMAZING WITH PUBLICITY!!! A real treasure, I’ve learned so much from her already. You have a dumb idea and have no idea how to turn it into a play? She is your gal!!
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David T.

100 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.
Jacob B.
It went very well!
As I write this I've just finished my first lesson.
David is a nice guy and easy to commune with, giving me starting advice and setting forth a goal for my next lesson that is simple and practical for my goal.

He gave me simple advice about getting into character to chew on for my 2nd session.
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Carolyn M.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Carolyn M.

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Improve your improv! Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. She is currently in the hit Off-Broadway shows “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”.

About Carolyn

Born and raised on Long Island, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where

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Paloma
Excellent!
Amy G.
Carolyn is an incredible teacher and a fantastic role model. Her encouragement, patience, skill and attention to detail has resulted in my daughter having learned (and continuing to learn) more than we could have ever imagined musically (voice/piano), and about performing on stage. Being Carolyn's student has also resulted in our daughter having more self confidence and higher self esteem. Carolyn brings out the best in her students and the dedication that she has for them is unparalleled. It has been a joy to watch our daughter grow as a musician under Carolyn's instruction.
Nika and Dasha F.
Today what's the first lesson for my two girls with Carolyn. All I can say but the lesson was absolutely amazing my girls came out extremely inspired with lots of exciting homework to do they couldn't wait to show me what they've learned and couldn't wait to start practicing Carolyn was everything we were hoping for and a lot more. I have no doubts that would have made the best choice who could possibly make. My girls can't wait for their next lesson.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏👏👏👏
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Hunter P.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks Greek, French, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hunter P.

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Improv and comedy are a couple of my BIG favs! Improv is so freeing and is essential for helping the new actor grow. For experienced actors, it can bring your performance to life like never before and really help you break out of patterns that are holding you back. Together we'll play with some of the best improv techniques and I'll give you "home play", games and exercises you can practice with friends.

About Hunter

I love to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. I have been coaching actors since 2008 and have a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work

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Bruce C.
Only had a couple of sessions but great so far. Hunter is really fast and sessions are fun! Great to study with a coach that has actually done live improv. Just trying to get my skills up to go out and try it with a group.
Jd Y.
only one word, good!
Stephanie
Oh my gosh! I am so in love with Hunter I would recommend her to everyone! I’m just trying to get into voiceovers and she has been so helpful and encouraging. She’s also really honest in helping you find your strengths and your weaknesses but is totally easy going about it, never pushy, just really wants you to succeed. I’m working on my skills a lot but also where is going to be the best place for me to find work. Super excited to keep going with this and maybe even a new career!
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Tiffini L.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from San Diego State University
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Tiffini L.

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For more than 20 years as an actor and teacher, I've enjoyed Improv Acting, a free thinking art form. Students learn to use their imagination, become many different characters, and truly 'think outside the box.' Improv is loads of fun! "The actor's playground!"

About Tiffini

I offer a fun, interactive teaching style that encompasses more than 20 years of performing and 15 years of teaching experience. As a performer I have worked as a professional singer, actor, musician, and dancer. I have always had a passion for teaching, directing, and composing. While my love for

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Ella F.
Tiffini is a great fir for my daughter!
Reagan M.
Very knowledgeable and great with kids
Adriana M.
Tiffini is an amazing teacher she is super nice but yet doesn't sugarcoat what you need this is my first time taking singing lessons i am 27 years old and im very excited to learn and having her as a teacher makes things easier ..

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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"Christine is funny but takes teaching seriously. She creates a safe environment for her students to experiment. And she has what all good teachers have: flexibility and sharp intuition."
Allie
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"James was a wonderful instructor! Not only did he make my son feel confident about taking lessons he offered great advice and guidance about the acting industry. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seriously interested in improving their acting skills. My son is 12 years old."
Erin Virgili
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"Participated in an improv class with Christine a few years ago. Not only was it great fun but made me feel as though I actually had a tiny bit of a goft for it which has proved useful to me when I give talks in the area. As a journalist and author I do a lot of talks and that improv class has proved very valuable and it was educational too."
Kim
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"Love the lessons! Heather is such a fun and helpful teacher. She makes it easy to jump right in and try improv. I have a great time going thru the exercises with her. Highly recommend."
Kate Walser
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"MIchael did a great job with our corporate team. He made it fun and safe and effectively linked team/ensemble dynamics and learnings with our real-life development needs. Great experience for everyone - lots of fun. 3 hours was perfect."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Michael L.
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"Christine Alexander is an amazing teacher. She is so creative, energized, fun, imaginative and inviting with her students. Christine taught a large workshop with students at my theatre, and they absolutely adored her. I give her the highest recommendation."
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"My 7 year old daughter is having a great time with improv classes with Jessie. We've attended 5 classes so far and Jessie is always professional, always prepared with a fun plan of games and exercises. We highly recommend her!"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"Christine is that teacher you wish you had in school for math. .. she is funny and intelligent and makes you feel like you're doing it right. .. math sux.... Christine doesn't ... She will Rock your reality! !! 💖 🌟 and stuff may come out your nose. Just sign up for her classes.... she's amazing!!!"
Anny
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"Wonderful, great first session. Felt comfortable right away. Targeted a few specific points directly through exercises and discussed some general psychological insights. All helpful. Also recieved great tips on how I can practice solo between sessions. Looking forward to the next one!"
Nathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Great improv games to use in everyday life !"
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Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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Private Improve Acting Lessons Near You

Improvisational theater, also called improv acting or just improv for short, is a form of theater performance (often comedic in style) that's largely unplanned, unrehearsed, and unscripted. It requires an actor or actress to think on their feet, makeup situations on the fly, and respond in ways that the audience will find humorous, pleasing, or otherwise entertaining. 

Many consider improv the practice that boosts comedians into successful careers in stand-up comedy and comedy writing. Improv acting also benefits actors who are interested in both theater and film. If acting's not your career, but more of a hobby, then joining an improv group can be an exciting way to enter the world of acting, improve your confidence, make friends, and have a good time!

Why Learn Improv Acting?

Whether you're an aspiring professional actor or working in another industry, improv classes can be highly beneficial. For actors, studying improv opens up lots of acting opportunities. These classes will help you to feel more confident during auditions, but also teach you a separate set of skills that you don't get in basic acting classes. You'll also be more attractive for a variety of roles. For example, many theater or commercial producers won't even allow you to audition if you don't have improvisational experience. 

In other industries and life, improv acting helps people be more successful. It improves your confidence and ability to make fast decisions. With improv acting lessons, you'll also learn to read the emotions and expressions of others, making you more tactful during meetings and in your personal life. 

The Best Way to Learn Improv and What You'll Practice in Lessons

Sure, you can find plenty of free improv acting classes and tutorials online, but the best way to improve your improv is by studying with a private improv acting teacher. In private lessons, you'll benefit from having your teacher's undivided attention. You'll receive the kind of individualized instruction that simply isn't possible with online videos or in a larger class setting. With immediate feedback, you'll improve quickly, while you learn at a comfortable pace. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Private teachers customize every class, keeping the student's interests, goals, and previous experience in mind. For example, improv acting lessons for children differ greatly in terms of teaching styles and course content from improving acting classes for adults. You'll stay motivated and interested, while practicing the types of improv exercises that interest you most. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Improv

If you're new to the world of improv or just have a little experience, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your improv acting tutor will help you navigate your way through improvisational acting. You'll learn the basics and some techniques to help you, as you improve your skills. Your teacher might cover the following subjects:

  • Warm-up with free association and other exercises to increase creativity
  • Practice common improv set-ups and scenes
  • Get comfortable on stage
  • Learn to relax under pressure

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Improv

If you're already familiar with the basics of improv, then you'll feel at home in intermediate lessons. In these courses, your teacher will help you improve your skills, confidence, and creativity. In intermediate lessons, you might cover the following topics:

  • Practice and improve your specificity
  • Learn the "Yes and" technique
  • Practice expression emotion while thinking on your feet
  • Understand the significance of character relationships

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Improv

If you're already spending lots of evenings on stage, then advanced improv classes can help you improve your performance skills. In these lessons, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional improv actor. Content covered in advanced classes depends greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Harness the power of the unexpected
  • Learn to wield the power of ignoring the audience's response
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find an Improv Acting Teacher Near You

If you're ready to step on stage, join an improv group, or be a part of a comedy show, a private improv acting tutor will help you achieve improv success. Luckily, finding a private teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A simple search will take you to a long list of improv teachers who offer lessons in person and online to students of all ages and experience levels. Before choosing a tutor, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other improv students. 

The price of improv acting classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With a multitude of teachers to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding someone who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, you'll find that improv lessons pay off quickly. You'll improve your wit, gain confidence, and learn a variety of strategies for improvisation after only a few lessons.