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Popular Acting Teachers Near Playa Vista

Teri D.

Los Angeles, CA
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Nicole B.

Valley Village, CA
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Crystal S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Teri D. Los Angeles, CA

Beginner acting, beg to intermediate -voiceover, voice acting

About Teri

I teach students of all ages in a relaxed, encouraging, and fun way- but with the structure many beginners need to reach their goals and with the background of a professional singer! Students will see themselves making progress and reaching set goals! This encourages them to continue on their musical journey - becoming the very best they can be! We will also learn fun popular songs and look for opportunities to sing them. We will also learn many styles of pop singing as well -- from pop to rock to R&B to country & more! From beginners and just-for-fun singers to singer/songwriters to pros, each student will be able to learn the skills they need to sing from their heart and find their own true voice. Teri has taught voice for over 15 years to all ages and all levels, led and trained ...

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Fay B. August 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Teri is a premier vocal coach. When I first came to her, I didn't know what I was doing; I knew I had some talent, but didn't know how to hone it. Teri was just the person I needed. A vocalist herself from the school of hard knocks, Teri's real life artist experiences give her unique insights into what makes a vocalist tick and how to discover and nurture one's artistry. She has an excellent ear and is a phenomenal teacher. Teri has an upbeat style; always positive and encouraging, but also honest and straightforward. Teri tells it like it is out of love for the art form and her students. She's a vocal coach extraordinaire, and I highly recommend her.
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ElizabethW January 27, 2010
When I first started lessons with Teri, I could barely be heard and had absolutely no technical skill, or even really the confidence to sing. I now am able to use the techniques Teri has taught me and have completely completely made over my sound as well as my confidence! I absolutely would recommend Teri as a voice teacher; she has taught me so much and always with stellar enthusiasm and expertise. I look forward to continuing lessons with her in the future!
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MaraB March 1, 2007
Amazing Voice Teacher

Teri is a wonderful teacher. My 6 year old really responds well to her instruction and support. I highly recommend her.
Nicole B. Valley Village, CA

About Nicole

Nicole B., Soprano/Musician is receiving her Masters of Music from CSU, Northridge while actively working as a professional vocalist for groups like the Verdi Chorus, St. Luke's Episcopal, St. Mark's Presbyterian and playing countless roles in opera's and musicals around the Los Angeles area! Nicole has had a lifetime involvement in voice, theatre, songwriting and music and branched a career as a singer songwriter in the Santa Barbara area under the name "Nikki Bee". Nicole has also worked in the pop industry with the four girl pop group "Women of Wealth" based out of Montecito, CA and featured on KEYT with guest star John Cleese. Coming from a family of artists and musicians, Nicole has always found the art within live performance to be the inspiration for her life and her career. ...

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Pavel / Rhonda H. October 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves working with Nicole! I am so grateful we found her. Professional, reliable and extremely talented. Most of all, inspiring to my child.
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Christine V. October 31, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
We are lucky to have found her!!!

Around a year ago, my daughter decided she wanted to learn to play the guitar! Thanks to Google, we ran into TakeLessons.
Nicole was recommended to us. After reading about her we were quite impressed!
Right after the first lesson and to my surprise, my (very shy) daughter had a great 1st experience with Nicole.
Nicole is a professional in her field AND also in handling kids and knowing how to help them overcome their shyness. She brings out the best in my daughter and also encourages her to sing even write her own notes!
I would highly recommend Nicole. She is truly talented and the greatest teacher!!!
Christine, Lia's mom!
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Stella V. January 10, 2013
Verified Student
Great for younger kids

Nicole,is amazing with my daughter. She is patient and really makes her feel at ease. I will absolutely recommend her.
Crystal S. Los Angeles, CA

With a BA in Acting from London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Crystal has learned to use the nuts and bolts of technique to support freedom in artistic choice. With a focus on stage performance, she works with students to find their own unique approach to acting.

About Crystal

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament. Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working ...

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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Stacey N. February 13, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful person and excellent instruction

I have been taking lessons from Crystal for a few months now. I took lessons from others before I moved to the area, and I have had multiple new breakthroughs with Crystal. She is great at finding the language that allows me to understand adjustments, and is very patient and understanding. I was at ease from the first moment I met her. I highly recommend her to other adults looking to get into singing of any kind!

Megan M.

Encino, CA
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Alexandra M.

Santa Monica, CA
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Nicole M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Megan M. Encino, CA

About Megan

I am originally from North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have been involved in music, theatre and dance since the age of 3. I also have worked with various professional children's theatre companies and run my own touring theatre company. I have been a Zumba instructor since 2011 and I have been a swimming instructor/lifeguard since 2003. *** Lesson Details *** I believe that learning anything new should be a fun experience. If it's not fun then you're more likely to get frustrated and quit. My teaching philosophy is that I want to know what inspires you and create lessons that will keep you or your children interested and having fun. I offer 30 and 45 minute lessons. During the first lesson we will figure out a personalized lesson ...

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Penelope N. December 8, 2014
Zumba · In home
I had Megan as a Zumba instructor and she was great. Very fun, loved her choices of music and dances. Got in great shape!
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Jon F. January 9, 2014
Piano
Great teacher to learn!

Megan is great to learn with. I play other instruments but I wanted to start learning the piano and how to read music. She was very patient and really enforced the importance of getting into the habit of practicing, even if it's just 15 minutes a day! I highly recommend her for piano beginner adults and children.
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Jane M. December 29, 2013
Violin
Patient, communicative and fun!

I played the violin years ago and decided to pick it back up again. Megan was very patient and was very communicative with how to help me. She also came up with very fun ways to keep me practicing. She worked very well with me as an adult but I've also seen her teach very young children and her patience and creative teaching shines with the young ones as well! If you're looking for a personable, fun teacher that inspires, Megan is the teacher for you.
Alexandra M. Santa Monica, CA

I've taught introduction to acting for teens, intermediate and advanced for adults, and all levels for Seniors. Extensive background in Improvisation for the Theater and Method, Sense-Memory training. Techniques for stage, TV, commercial work.

About Alexandra

I have a BA in Humanities, with a specialty in Drama, and a MFA in Professional Writing, both from USC. I am a credentialed teacher currently working in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. I have a passion for the English language and can help you sharpen and expand your skills, whether you're a beginner, English is your second language, or you're preparing for college entrance exams. Professional actor. Worked in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Have taught private acting classes in LA. Can help with any kind of scene study or monologue, gain confidence in expressing yourself. I am smart and funny and very patient. I've tutored second graders and adults, taught acting classes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Honolulu, and have had my own writing work published ...

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Morgan I. October 29, 2014
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher! I've had a rough time with my voice in many aspects of my life, including teaching yoga, and Alexandra helps me so much! She will actually get up and do yoga to ensure that I am communicating effectively, in a timely matter, and that my pronunciation is spot on. She has so many ideas and exercises and is very passionate about what she does and helping others!!
Nicole M. Los Angeles, CA

Hi! Let me first start by saying that you are brilliant. You are an exceptional human being with talent, passion, and most important: purpose! My name is Nicole, and I cannot wait to meet you!

I started coaching and directing actors for fun in high school, over the past 12 years it has grown into more than hobby, it's a lifestyle. I have coached new actors in NYC, Atlanta, and currently LA.

I do not teach technique, I coach and inspire the actor to think outside the box and discover treasures beyond the text.

I provide a laid back atmosphere in the comfort of my home while giving you freedom to express your concerns and goals in your career. Then we work. Be sure to have a monologue memorized.

No two actors are a like, so the process depends on the person. What's mostly covered is the following:

Imagination work
How to Identify the truth in what you are saying and doing
Auditioning
Focus
Letting go of fear
Overcoming intimidation on and off set/stage

About Nicole

It is impossible for me to meet an actor that is afraid, doubtful, or worrisome about their place in “Hollywood" or the industry, and not speak hope into their existence as an actor. More importantly, as a person. If you don't know and believe you are enough as you are, right now, no one will believe you. More specifically, a casting director. If that is you, guess what? You do not have to stay in that place of fear or doubt a moment longer.

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Erika L. November 17, 2014
Film Acting · In home
The day that I met Nicole, my life changed! I not only found a friend, but I found purpose as well. She has not only encouraged me to write, but it's because of her that I now have contacts with the producers of feature films such as Jumping the Broom, Good Luck Chuck, and Heaven is For Real. Reach out to Nicole today! She changed my life, and will change yours, too!
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Youmie F. November 16, 2014
Acting · In studio
Nicole has a very specific way of teaching that not only encourages actors but remind them that who they are is enough. She also is the only teacher that I have ever worked with that has the mind of a casting director. She understands the industry, she provides really valuable insight, She knows how to help an actor not only do a great job at the audition, but book the job. She is patient, understanding and has the ability to push you where you feel safe enough to break. I think that's the thing with her, she knows how to make an actor feel safe. Safe enough to share your talent with the world. I've taken many classes from different teachers in different states and Nicole is still number one on my speed dial. You want to be good? take any other teacher. You want to be great? She's your girl. I am not one to just hype people up. But I give honor where it's do and I was an actor that many people didn't see, and she helped me take the spotlight. I know she'll do the same for you.

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