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Carolyn M.

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  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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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 in New York, 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. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Thea

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Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Natalie O.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Elizabeth Callahan Holzwarth Memorial Scholarship for Writing from Joseph A Foran High School
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Natalie O.

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Are you ready to get started on your new goals for a new year? 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. Now that we can finally see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, there's never been a better time to hone your skills or learn some new ones, and finally reach for your dreams. I'm a working professional actor

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Maya loved it. She enjoyed Natalie's energy. Felt immediately comfortable and enjoyed the acting exercises. Already looking forward to next Wednesday. Thanks.
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Jeremy K.

19 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
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Jennifer DePardo
Jeremy has gone above and beyond to get to know who my son is as a person in order to direct his instruction. Jeremy took the time to research my son's potential high school so as to prepare for the interview and audition process. Most importantly Jeremy has approached his lessons as an opportunity for my son to explore what creative talents he may have as well as giving him a chance to do the things he enjoys most. AND Jeremy gives parents feedback! Real, honest, actionable feedback. I have been very impressed.
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David T.

113 Reviews
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  • Speaks english
  • Acting from Ivanna Chubbick Master Class
  • 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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Denis
David is far beyond exceeding my expectations! He’s been patient and thorough even knowing my lack of experience. He’s made me feel welcome every class so far and I look forward to future ones!
Terrence M.
Great
Tracy S.
First lesson was great. I can’t wait until the next one.
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Rebecca L.

30 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Theater from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • 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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she is very good
Jakob
The class was super good and super informational, according to Jakob, the student (11 yrs).
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Jordan W.

74 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jordan W.

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Learn to analyze your audience, use your body, find your voice, project, build character, work with lines, understand beats and rhythm, build confidence, project, and more....

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educ

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Nicole M.
Awesome teacher and so much fun
Arjun Sood
Our company Alignment Healthcare has been taking advantage of Take Lesson's dance classes for several months now, instructed virtually by Jordan Wentz. We have tried various types (burlesque, wedding dance, hip hop and more) and Jordan has done a terrific job with all of them! Our employees including myself have provided positive feedback all around and look forward to her lessons after the long work days, it has served as a perfect way to have active fun while learning new skills. Definitely recommend as the pace can be suitable and adjusted for different experience levels! We plan to continue with Jordan as our instructor with different courses each time.
Natalie
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jordan Wentz, not only did she help resurrect my acting dreams from the grave, but she as well, with the proper tools given, helped me get all that much closer to the stage, and for that I am forever thankful.

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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute improv 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 $134 per hour.
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"Took the time to find more out about me as Sam individual so that she could meet me where I am. Very encouraging."
Michele
Took Improv Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"Jason is a wonderful coach. Robbie really liked him because she felt so comfortable with him and worked one on one with him. He is very flexible and helps her to prepare for audition. I highly recommend him."
Cherry
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.

Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned."
Cory
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"I took this class to help me professionally with presentation. It was a lot of fun and a lot of brain training. Looking forward to my next session. Hunter is very sweet and professional. I really enjoy her easy going style."
Melissa
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"Savannah was very happy with her session. She feels it will help her with her confidence."
Savananh
Took Improv Acting lessons from Stephen H.
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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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"Rebecca is amazing. I was skeptical that we could do improv work online but she not only made it happen, she made it succeed! She shows up prepared and offers great structure. Her insight and advice are thoughtful and spot on which has helped me improve faster than I would with another instructor. On top of that the lessons are extremely fun! Seriously would recommend her for anything."
Ainsley
Took Improv Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"David is such a supportive, knowledgeable, and fun teacher! His improv lessons are enriching my life and career in major ways by helping me access my power and leave my petty worries and self-consciousness behind. I highly recommended him!"
Heather
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"We just had our first session with Arlys and she as awesome! My kids were a little hesitant at first but by the end they couldn’t wait to do another one!"
Azalea
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"David is working on Improv with my daughter. He is positive and fun and full of knowledge. She is soaking up everything David has to teach her and help her with her Improv."
Cathy
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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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!

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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.