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Popular Acting Teachers Near Pittsburgh

Desiree S.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Cindy J.

Verona, PA
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Austin W.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Desiree S. Pittsburgh, PA

About Desiree

I'™m excited to be a TakeLessons instructor and to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have been a singer and performer for over 20 years and have taught voice and beginning piano for six years. I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. I continued my studies in New York City in voice, acting and diction. I continue to be an active performer specializing in musical theater, opera and concert. I began my professional career as an apprentice with the Portland Opera in Oregon. Since then, I have appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and abroad and am a frequent guest vocalist and ...


Barry H. July 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She has helped me tremendously! We have a good time learning and laughing during my lessons with her. She had also helped me to stop listening to what others think about my voice and focus on believing in myself as I learn and progress. Risks l thanks
Michelle R. March 11, 2014
Verified Student
Desiree puts the fun in fundamentals!

I decided to take voice lessons for pleasure as a hobby to keep my mind off of the stresses of daily life. I had a lot of confidence issues to get over when I started taking lessons with Desiree; mainly because I didn't want to embarrass myself like those people I make fun of on American Idol. Her non-threatening teaching style has been the perfect fit for me...although she does raise her voice at me when I judge myself too harshly, but I won't count against her ;) My confidence has soared and I feel that I'm a much bolder and more comfortable singer. I’m enjoying every minute of discovering my voice with Desiree. I've still got some work to do but I'm confident she'll help me reach my goals.
Lauralee M. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Voices are a Gift

Desiree has helped my sister and I develop our vocal skills and work to our full potential. She has also helped us realize that our voices are a gift and we need to treasure them. Desiree has strengthened our confidence in signing in front of people as well as signing in general. She is more than just a teacher she is a role model and a person we feel we can count on.
Cindy J. Verona, PA

I have been a professional actor for over 20 years. I can help you get to where YOU want to be in your career. I provide quality notes and instruction at affordable prices. I can help you prepare monologues or sides for an audition. I'll help you unlearn those bad habits that have been holding you back. I teach mostly from Stanislavski and Meisner but pull from all of the popular methods of acting. Take the next step in your career and call me!

Proud SAG-AFTRA member!

About Cindy

I have been a professional actor for over 20 years. I can help you get to where YOU want to be in your career. I provide quality notes and instruction at affordable prices. I can help you prepare monologues or sides for an audition. I'll help you unlearn those bad habits that have been holding you back. I teach mostly from Stanislavski and Meisner but pull from all of the popular methods of acting. Take the next step in your career and call me! Proud SAG-AFTRA member! *** Lesson Details *** I teach the fundamentals of acting utilizing several methodologies to revisit and correct or enhance the students current technique. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide handouts and students need to have a journal. *** Specialties *** I teach the basics of all modern methods of acting


Jill S. January 12, 2015
Acting · In home
I was hesitant to approach an instructor I hadn't met before but after a few emails (and we had several mutual friends on Facebook) I decided it was worth a shot. I had an audition for a community theatre production and needed help working on both my monologue and cold reading.

I emailed Cindy my monologue and she emailed me back explaining why it was wrong for me (wrong age range and too classical for my level of experience). I thought I was SUPPOSED to be doing a Shakespearean monologue! I'M AN ACTOR! But I had no training in any type of classical theatre or experience with heightened language and Cindy explained why both were necessary (or at LEAST have a working knowledge of them) to be able to 1) understand what I'm saying and 2) be able to CONNECT with what I'm saying.On our first meeting I preformed the monologue and she explained we could work on it or pick a new one. My audition was in 3 weeks so I decided on picking a new one. SHe sent me 15 or so monologues that were appropriate for my age range and varied with contemporary, classical, comedic and dramatic. I sent back the 3 I liked best and she helped me decide (she did not decide for me - I was hoping she would!) which would allow me demonstrate my strengths.

We worked on it 3 times (an hour each) before my audition and every time she game me valuable notes to work on on my own. On my last session I felt VERY confidant in my work and was able to really bring that confidence into the audition. I got a callback but didn't book the role but that's ok, I grew as an actor (and will continue to grow!). In fact, I've scheduled sessions to work on the Shakespeare piece so I can have that in my "toolbox" (she loves that term!)

Highly recommended if you are an actor struggling to book roles!
Austin W. Pittsburgh, PA

About Austin

* Professionally Taught by Milton Kasalas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, known best for students Gene Hackman, Jason Beghe, Jenna Elfman, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Selleck, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ted Danson & Tony Danza. * Director/Actor currently signed with Luber Roklin Management in Los Angeles, Ca. Fellow company clients include: Paul Walker, Even Peters, Ryan Guzman, Jaime Pressly, Adam Goldberg, Neal McDonough, Lauren Holly, Lindsay Price, Jenna Dewan, Billy Zane, Kevin Sorbo, Drew Tyler Bell and Joss Stone; directors Fred Durst, Scott Glosserman and Walt Becker; and writers Arthur Marcum and Matt Holloway, David Digilio and Zac Stanford. * My most current film was selected as a finalist under the narrative section of the 2012 Student Academy Awards in ...

Lauren J.

Spring Church, PA
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Nicholas K.

Irwin, PA
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Kim S.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Lauren J. Spring Church, PA

Using a series of exercises, movement pieces, as well as monologues, you will learn the art of acting.

About Lauren

My name is Lauren. I am 24 years old and a recent graduate from Bob Jones University with a Master's Degree in Theater Arts. For the past two years of graduate school, I have also taught freshman speech at the university. I am a dynamic communicator with demonstrated capabilities in the dramatic arts and I am committed to being an effective teacher.


Chris C. June 17, 2014
Speech · In studio
Lauren is an amazing teacher!! She taught me speech my second semester of freshman year. Having her teach is a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. She taught the concepts in such a fun way it never seemed like I was actually learning, while the entire time the concepts were being drilled into my head. She also lives what she teaches. I saw her play the female lead in a play called Risk, which she also co-produced, and while the part was quite hard, she embodied the character perfectly and was a very believable character. She also was in our university's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and she made her character so hilarious I cried laughing many times that night. She also genuinely cares for her students and will never stop to talk about life with them. She truly is an amazing teacher to study under!
Nicholas K. Irwin, PA

Here is a brief list of areas that I specialize in teaching when it comes to acting:

*Scene work
*Monologue work
*Dialect coaching
*Acting through song
*Character Analysis

About Nicholas

I am 28 years old, and was born and raised in North Huntingdon Pennsylvania. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the arts. I believe that music specifically unlocks self-expression, intelligence, and creativity, and I cannot imagine a life without it. Teaching music, acting, and singing is something that brings me great joy, I am passionately committed to my students and love the challenges and rewards that teaching has to offer! Training and Experience: I am a classical trained singer and musical theater actor. I studied vocal performance at Slippery Rock University with Dr. Colleen Gray. While I was at Slippery Rock I had the opportunity to perform in a variety of plays, musicals and operas. My favorite roles include Seymour Krelbourn in Little Shop of ...

Kim S. Pittsburgh, PA

Kim has been teaching acting since 1999. She uses a combination of Meisner, Esper, Grotowski,Yakim, Linklater, Adler, Hagen, and Bruce Miller to help grow work which is organic, focused, compelling, real, connected, original, and fun, and which serves the performance, the actor, and the script. She works at bringing scenes and monologues to their highest potential, as well teaching a process that actors can apply to future works. Kim nourishes a deep understanding of character and scene.

About Kim

Kim is a warm, sincere, positive person with an extensive professional background in writing, acting, and directing. She has been teaching since 1999, and her work experience includes long runs with Boston TheatreWorks of Harvard's American Rep and being published at age twelve, as well as a Moss Hart Award for Theatre and a Lois Mackey Prize For Fiction (chosen by National Book Award Winner Bob Shacochis.) She has studied at a competitive performing arts boarding school under the renowned instructor Bruce Miller, received a B.A. in Creative Writing on scholarship from Beloit College (where she studied under Pulitzer nominee Clint McCown), and has trained in the Meisner Technique under Boston Conservatory's Andrea Southwick. Recently, she has written a one-woman show, which she performs ...

Acting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Acting in Pittsburgh and nearby areas. Learn how to act by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Pittsburgh Acting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Acting lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Acting student, intermediate Acting student, or advanced Acting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Acting skills. Your choices for a Pittsburgh Acting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Acting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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