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Maria S.

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  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maria S.

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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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Maria is by far the perfect person to start this journey with. Her knowledge is phenomenal, and I can't wait to keep growing in my singing abilities!!
Anthony C.
Maria was teaching my daughter opera, she learned a lot and we'll seek her out again to continue. She is an expert in her field. My daughter loved her and everyone she encountered in the music industry wanted to learn how she learned this and how she learned that when we told them they said she had a good teacher. We'll be back Maria. Thanks for all you've shown her.
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My daughter’s first lesson was great!
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Vandi E.

77 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Cosmetology & Cosmetology Instructor from Gadsden State Community College
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Vandi E.

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I have studied and performed extensively. I studied method acting in multiple classes during my undergraduate studies and have continued to study and perform using this method since then, completing a full 2 year Meisner training class as well as attending workshops in other methods.

About Vandi

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music. Credentials: Russian Opera Workshop-Philadelphia 2020 Opera Programs Berlin-202

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Vandi is an outstanding teacher. She is not only extremely talented and knowledgeable, she is the most caring, very clear and thorough, patient, encouraging and motivating, teacher I ever had. I am learning and growing with each power-packed lesson that I look forward to every week. I am so thankful for Vandi and so blessed by her beautiful gift of music and teaching others to be their very best!!!
Ritam R.
Vandi is helping me articulation and pronunciation. She is very helpful and already helping me a lot in just couple of sessions.
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Stephanie B.

249 Reviews
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  • Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded List of awards from Best of Manhattan
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephanie B.

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Have been training actors in NYC for 15 years and many have gone on to films, TV, getting agents. Have been director and casting director in both NY and LA and know what auditions entail and what they want to see in order to cast you!

About Stephanie

Although splitting my time between NY and Virginia, 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 b

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From the very beginning Stephanie was great! At first, I was very concerned with learning online. Stephanie was patient, considerate, and has a host of information! It was very clear what I needed to work on, and what I could do to accomplish my goal! I was able to get into my college of choice despite starting my journey not long ago!
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Kathryn K.

34 Reviews
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  • Acting, Voice, Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Music from College - Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati (CCM)HB Studio NYC
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Kathryn K.

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If you want to study The Method I can teach you. I coach all levels of actors with the intention of my actors getting work. And they do. I want you to explore what it's like to experience the unbelievable amount of satisfaction you can have by allowing yourself to study acting. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues, scenes, and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need to understand how we go about doing this thing called acting. I can work virtually. One thing you must know about me, I am nice. I won't crush your dreams. I will, however, make sure you attain them. I can come to you or you can meet me where I teach. I am in SF and Los Angeles. I successfully work virtually with actors, too. I look forward to meeting you.
I coach all levels of actors. I want you to explore what it's like to experience the unbelievable amount of satisfaction you can have by allowing yourself to study acting. I teach from a method base and will work on ...

About Kathryn

Kathryn K I am happy to offer committed actors, executives, engineers and speakers private sessions to strengthen your performance and ignite your work. For actors I specialize in acting for film as a Method Acting Coach. I address technique for film, stage, set, self tape, audition technique,

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Kathryn has helped me build my skills and confidence in presenting and recording myself on video for corporate and sales facing content. No detail too small or not discussed... in a good way... from lighting, to microphone placement, to clothing, to make-up, to how to mentally prepare before hand, to the content and the delivery. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a long term journey to continuously hone my skills. She is down to earth, real, genuine, kind and funny. Money very well invested.
Jamie M.
Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!
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Gina B.

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  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1975
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Gina B.

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See Acting. I am a member of the Actors Studio and understand the precepts from their origin. write to me with specific questions and I will be pleased to enter into a dialogue. I have very strong opinions on the methods and find it often misunderstood. I am a very good teacher of the Tension-Relaxation in the Chair work as well as the Sense Memory work. I have the original list of Sense Memory exercises passed down from Lee Strasberg to the two women who I spent years studying with. This is very important work and I believe in it and understand it.

About Gina

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and c

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Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
Tina R.
Gina is a fantastic teacher. She has an eclectic taste in music which I love. She breaks down steps easily and is very encouraging. She also has many creative and expressive ideas like dancing to lines of poetry to get the body moving. Thank you Gina for the great lessons I will certainly be continuing!
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Shauna K.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
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Shauna K.

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ACTORS will learn how to connect and open up to their emotional life, trust their instincts and gain confidence in performance. You will learn emotional memory, Stanislavski's basic acting tools and how to apply The Method to any script using your life experiences to make the script live.

Having coached actors for many years, audition preparation and performance are two of my specialities. You'll learn detailed exercises that you can use in any situation. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the artistic director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos!

In America I have taught acting at; New York University, Stella ...

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Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. Due to COVID all students are now online. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to

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Emily
Shauna is spectacular! She is a highly experienced acting teacher and super knowledgeable. She creates a safe and comfortable space yet still challenges you to be a great actor. I’ve had many acting teachers and she is at the very top! She helps me with private vocal work and I also take her scene class. Excellent excellent teacher - can’t recommend her highly enough!
Karen
I decided to to acting lessons after 35 years of NO acting. I loved Shauna’s class and highly recommend her as a teacher. She had amazing improv exercises that led up to great monologues and scene work. Her criticism and suggestions were firm yet very encouraging and constructive. It was a very good experience. She is extremely knowledgeable
Joan
I had the great good fortune to hear about Shauna last year and have been taking an acting class with her on Zoom since then. She works with all levels and has a keen eye, kind heart, and gentle way of bringing every level of actor to a deeper, genuine way of expression with layer upon layer of development of character. Her classes have also included a wide range of exercises to connect us with our voice and body, something I had not had the benefit of getting in other scene study classes and workshops. I'm looking forward to studying with her in person. I wish I'd have found her sooner!

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The average cost of 60-minute method acting lessons is $79. 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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"Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:)."
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"Great instructor and great listener. Jeremy will be a supporting and friendly coach while helping you to achieve your goals as an actor."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Very helpful! Highly recommended!"
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"He's been very helpful, patient and good tough love/accountability. I'm very happy to be working with Randy."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"I reached out to LK for lessons on a combination of method acting and dealing with social situations in a corporate context. She is engaging, directed and to the point. I've enjoyed the interaction and would recommend her as an online coach"
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Took Method Acting lessons from LK F.
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"Jennifer is amazing! I went into my first lesson really nervous, but she assured me everything would be fine, and helped me push through the nerves. She truly wants to know what interests you, and incorporates it. Would recomend 100 %!"
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"Kathryn is so very easy to work with. Very knowledgable about her work."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!"
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Took Method Acting lessons from James W.
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"Randy does an amazing job. I am beginning in acting and trying to discover myself in the acting career. Randy does an amazing job and really helped me set my expectations and eased me into the next lesson. If you want to discover the world of acting you should give Randy a shot, you will not be disappointed with the valuable information he has to offer."
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Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"She is a great teacher with in-depth knowledge about acting and a great experience to back that up. She will help you reach your goals faster whatever your goals are when it comes to acting."
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Private Method Acting Lessons Near You

Although a group of acting teachers contributed to the development of method acting, actor and director, Lee Strasberg is often credited with creating the technique. The basic principle of method acting draws upon the actor or actress's past sensory and emotional memories to inform a performance.

Other than drawing from one's own memories, method acting focuses on true understanding and complete embodiment of a character. Many professional method actors take this idea to an extreme by embodying their characters on and off the stage, as Jim Carrey did when portraying Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon." 

Why Learn to Act with Method Acting?

Method acting teaches actors and actresses how to stop being themselves, act like a different person, and start embodying the ch

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aracter roles they're assigned. By learning to method act, you'll improve your skills as an actor or actress, learn how to get in touch with your characters, shed your own skin, and deliver authentic performances using your own emotional experiences and sense memories. 

By learning method acting, you'll be able to act like some of the best actors and actresses in the business. Famous names include Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Winslet, and Jane Fonda to name just a few. Method acting might just help you rise to the top.

The Best Way to Learn Method Acting and What You'll Study in Classes

Sure, you can find lots of free method acting lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn to act is with a private method acting teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and the sort of one-on-one instruction that simply isn't available in a larger class setting or with online videos. With your instructor's immediate feedback, you'll overcome personal challenges and improve quickly, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers completely customize each class, remembering the student's personal goals, interests, previous experience, and preferred learning styles. For example, method acting lessons for children are quite different in terms of content and subject matter from method acting classes for adults. You'll stay motivated and interested, while you study the types of scenes and characters that captivate you the most. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Method Acting

If you've never before tried method acting or are only slightly familiar with the method, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your method acting tutor will introduce you to the basic principles of method acting. You'll begin to learn how to apply this effective technique to your own characters and scenes. Your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction to method acting, what it is, and how it's supposed to work
  • Practice accessing and using sense memories
  • Learn and practice strategies for relaxation, essential to method acting
  • Begin creating a resource of emotional memories

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Method Acting

If you've had some experience method acting, but need help applying the method to different emotions, types of characters, or scenes, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to new techniques and help you put the principles of method acting to the test, while challenging you to take on increasingly complex roles. Your tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Conveying and understanding mixed emotions in characters
  • Practice character embodiment
  • Eliminate your own expressions and idiosyncrasies
  • Work on creating, understanding, and using your character's backstory

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Method Acting

Advanced method acting courses are intended for students and professional actors who're very familiar with the techniques and principles of method acting. In these lessons, you'll have the opportunity to work with an expert method actor to improve your skills or work on a specific role. Advanced course content depends greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Developing an individual acting style
  • Taking on highly complex characters and expressing layered emotions
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Method Acting Tutor Near You

If you're ready to start delivering sincere, emotionally expressive performances, then studying with a private method acting teacher can help you. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a private tutor of any sort. A quick search will direct you to a long list of method acting teachers who offer lessons in person and online to students of all ages and experience levels. Before selecting a teacher, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other aspiring method actors. 

The cost of method acting classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. So, you can pay for as many or as few lessons as you want to take. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you gain confidence and learn how to perform with sincere emotions and a thorough understanding of your characters.