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Carolyn M.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolyn M.

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Carolyn is a true triple threat teacher. She 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”. In her spare time, Carolyn has always loved working with people who have a passion for the arts. Whether it’s in a classroom, at a dance studio, or sitting at the piano, Carolyn has worn the many hats of acting coach, voice teacher, dance instructor, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and college audition coach to name a few. Her masterclasses have been given throughout Long Island and New York City, with students ranging in age from 5-55! Winning first place in national dance competitions, receiving perfect scores ...

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 Theat

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Michael
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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Maria S.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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Rose R.
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.
Ava
My daughter’s first lesson was great!
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Ashley C.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • Masters of Fine Arts - Acting from New York University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Ashley C.

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Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more.

About Ashley

Safety and respectful collaboration are the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I encourage a passion for play, self-discovery, and a willingness to see yourself as an artist who has the power to affect change in our world. I hold a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University and have worke

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Deitra N.
i love playing games and doing lines with ms Ashley its so much fun and i cant wait until Thursday
Deitra N.
Ashley is the best instructor ever. She is really fun and funny we play fun games and acting with her is fun!
Peyton N.
Ashley is amazing. My nine year old daughter absolutely loves working with Ashley and is excited for every lesson.
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Teresa V.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Theater/Acting from University of Utah
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Teresa V.

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Dive into detailed acting techniques. Drama to Comedy, Natural to Absurd. Harness means of character and emotional delivery, and find your versatility as a stage performer.

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 (Da

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Sarah
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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Natalie O.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Drama and Anthropology from Bennington College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Natalie O.

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My classes are designed to challenge you so you can improve your skills, while having fun and taping into the power of your imagination! My private online classes are customizable based on your needs, whether that's preparing for your next big audition, honing your craft, or developing confidence in a brand new hobby. We'll explore Viewpoints, The Stanislavski System, improvisation, and other acting methods so that you can build your own unique tool-kit that works for you! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! All levels welcomed.

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 r

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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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Stephanie B.

247 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish
  • BFA- Theater, Minor in world dialects from California Institute of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2000
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Stephanie B.

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14 years experience casting in NYC and 3 years in LA - do you know what stage acting is about? Do you know how to have a memorable audition? All levels taught!

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 bi

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Jacob
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!
Michelle T.
Stephanie does a great job of preparing you for various auditions and what the world of voice acting is like.
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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing theater 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 Theater Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute theater acting lessons is $73. 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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"Great class, and instruction."
Jane
Took Theater Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I was honored to be a part of multiple theater Productions directed by Rebecca. She is definitely skilled and pushing the actor passes his or her comfort zone while giving them the tools to push past their personal limitations and is constantly encouraging and upbeat. First as a director, then teacher, then cast member she is a tireless asset and teacher."
Mia
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"I met with Nicholas before an audition. He is a wonderful teacher. He helped me already a great deal during that short hour, on how to approach the material, break it down in a way that will help my performance reach its full potential. I was able to deliver a truthful performance. I am looking forward to more sessions. Many thanks."
Inji
Took Theater Acting lessons from Nicholas M.
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"Rosita was very helpful preparing my son for upcoming auditions. I appreciated the tips for recording the auditions and helping him practice."
Judy
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rosita R.
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"I have been in several productions with Rebecca and each time she has stretched me as an actor and performer. Rebecca really pulls you into part of the production by being open to your ideas about the character and challenges you to really owen your craft on the stage and your professionalism behind and off the stage. She truly is a developer and loves to see individuals grow. I cannot recommend her enough."
Dennis
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"Our daughter is very excited every week!"
Samantha
Took Theater Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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"First acting lesson EVER and it was great! He is an amazing teacher."
Jayme
Took Theater Acting lessons from Dan G.
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"Rosita is awesome! She made me feel comfortable and guided me without judgment or criticism. I liked her approach especially for a total rookie like me. It’s my first lesson, l need to do some work as well to improve my ability to evoke emotions."
Eve
Took Theater Acting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Alex is so personable and welcoming! She gave me such an excitement for acting even with just the first lesson! I would definitely recommend her to any one looking for an acting teacher. I am so excited to see how far I'll grow with the coming lessons!"
Jennie
Took Theater Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Shauna gives me her full attention, focus and knowledge when working with me. She is very passionate about her work and has been immensly helpful to me. She asks me to come prepared and ready to work, so if you are looking for a teacher who will let you slack...that is not Shauna! Her instruction has given me greater skills and confidence. And she is immensly enjoyable to work with. I HIGHLY reccomend her."
Christa
Took Theater Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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Private Theater Acting Lessons Near You

Theater acting takes place on a stage in front of a live audience. What could be more thrilling than putting on a show and experiencing the audience's reaction in real-time? Whether you're interested in musical theater, drama, or comedies, theater acting lessons will help you snag as many opportunities as possible to get on stage in front of real audiences. 

From performing classic Greek tragedies, Shakespeare, modern classics, or singing and dancing to tell a story, theater acting is one of the most magical forms of performance. There's nothing quite like experiencing a live show, other than being in it! When you study theater acting with a private teacher, you'll get the opportunity to pass auditions and participate in the magic of acting on stage.  

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Whether you're a student, hoping to try out for a school play, or an adult wanting to advance your career in theater, you'll be more successful with private instruction. Private lessons will help you gain confidence on stage, improve your presence, and develop your skills of expression and vocalization. Studying acting will help you in other aspects of life, too. You'll become more confident, more sympathetic, and even improve your public speaking. 

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

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

Plus, every private lesson is different. Private teachers completely customize lessons, keeping in mind the student's goals, interests, previous theater acting experience, and preferred learning styles. For example, theater acting lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from theater acting classes for children. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated and interested, while you study the types of scenes and characters that interest you most. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Theater Acting

If you've never been on a stage or just have a little experience in theater acting, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these classes, your theater acting tutor will help you gain confidence and get comfortable on the stage. You'll learn the basics of acting, while also being introduced to everything that makes theater acting unique. Your teacher might cover the following subjects:

  • Learn to navigate the stage
  • How to interact and speak to other actors on stage during a performance
  • Practice diction, projection, and enunciation
  • Learn how to use expression and gestures on stage

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Theater Acting

If you've already been in a few plays and are familiar with the basics of theater acting, then intermediate lessons will help you take your acting skills to the next level. In these classes, your tutor will help you improve your existing skills, while introducing you to new techniques and challenging you to take on more complex roles. You'll study different types of theater and become a more well-rounded actor. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Voice exercises and projection
  • Develop stage presence
  • Focus on a specific genre of plays
  • Practice speaking with various accents

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Theater Acting

Students who already have lots of theater acting experience and roles under their belts will benefit from advanced theater acting classes. In these lessons, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional theater actor in your preferred genre of theater to improve your skills, hone your performance for a specific part, or explore complex characters. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Round out your skills with music and dance practice
  • Workshop difficult scenes
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Theater Acting Teacher Near You

If you're ready to try out for a play, take to the stage, or work on a lead role, then a private theater acting tutor can help you immensely. Luckily, finding a private teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to an extensive list of highly qualified and experienced theater acting teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and experience levels. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading through reviews left by other students. 

The cost of theater acting classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many to choose from, you'll be able to find someone whose rates fit into your budget. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you quickly gain confidence, improve your stage presence, and get selected to play your favorite parts!