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Popular Acting Teachers Near San Francisco

Kathryn K.

San Rafael, CA
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Gina B.

Oakland, CA
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Margaret G.

San Francisco, CA
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Kathryn K. San Rafael, CA

I coach all levels of actors. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need. One thing you must know about me, I am really nice. I won't crush your dreams. I will, however, make sure you attain them.

About Kathryn

If you want to act or sing as a profession or for fun, or are auditioning to get into a particular high school of performing arts or college or have professional auditions or are trying to land an agent. If you need help understanding the industry, come in. My students are featured on television, in commercials and have had leads in films. Several of them have signed contracts with union affiliated agents. Together, we strive to make dreams come true. I have been singing, recording and acting my entire life. I am fortunate to work as a singer and songwriter. I teach young people and adults and I love it. I will collaborate with you to bring your performance to life. I believe every person has a place in my studio. Just one

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Alison S. February 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It really was such a treat to work with her!

My work with Katherine has been nothing but amazing. She surpasses the label as teacher by all accounts and is a true mentor.
Whether I was feeling low that day as an artist or on my game, she inspired my best work and I walked out of her studio every time feeling fulfilled and grateful.
Thanks to Kathryn, my voice and acting chops have excelled and I have gained callbacks knowing full well it was due to the work I prepared with her for the auditions!
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Jamie B. November 1, 2014
Verified Student
Kathryn is the real deal! I have never acted before and thought I'd like to give it a try. She has this ability to help you believe in yourself in such a way that after the first session I knew if I wanted to pursue acting full time Kathryn would help me make that happen. After working with her I also walked away feeling enlivened. Kathryn took me under her wing and taught me a great deal in a short amount of time. She's also grown up in the industry so her knowledge is vast and priceless.
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Wendy H. October 21, 2014
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Kathryn is the best teacher I ever had! She is an award winning artist and knows the industry inside out. She really cares about your progress and wants to help you! I highly recommend her!
Gina B. Oakland, CA

Boleslavsky and Strasburg techniques combined with British Classical School. -as the result of my own training. We begin with training of the body for the ability to be relaxed and ready for anything, working in a chair in the Lee Strasburg system, releasing tensions and assessing the difference and working week by week on the sense memory exercises to build up the strength of imagination and elemental response and creativity. We also work with theatre games as well as analytical techniques.

About Gina

I graduated from Juilliard in dance and pursued modern dance and all sorts of theatre including musicals and music theatre and performing arts. I have taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place. *** Lesson Details *** With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials. As an acting teacher I have an advanced capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I am a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world ...

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Monica P. April 17, 2014
Dance
Verified Student
Beyond expectations

From our first phone call, Gina became invested in my dance journey. From modern dance, to ballet and contemporary, Gina has guided me into a new world of performance and dance. Outside of our scheduled lessons, we are loosely collaborating on a creative project - something I thought was years away until I met Gina. She taught me tactical dance fundamentals while also helping me navigate the dance and theater scene in NYC. (with which she is very connected) The best thing for me was her flexibility with the learning process. She encourages everyone to make their own journey, never forcing too much structure but always being reliable. I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank you!
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Talia S. December 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Gina provides a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in.

I have been taking singing lessons with Gina for several months now. I have always been extremely self conscious of my voice but it's something I've always wanted to conquer. Gina has done a really nice job providing a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in. I always appreciate how flexible she is with scheduling, as my hours are sometimes hard to predict. I really look forward to our time together. It's very therapeutic.
Margaret G. San Francisco, CA

Learn how to express meaning behind the words and music of your songs so that it is believable and effective to your audience.

About Margaret

I am an opera singer and I teach and perform in and around San Francisco. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of singing and the musical arts with others. I believe with the right instruction and determination anyone has the ability to sing! I have training in classical singing as well as in musical theater, pop/rock, gospel and blues. In order to sing these different styles it is important to know how the voice works functionally so that it is trained properly and remains healthy. I use the Somatic Voicework™- The LoVetri Method because it is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines, and is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training. It can be used for almost any singing genre such as musical theater, ...

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Gabi B. February 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I had only 3 lessons with Margaret, so although it is a bit premature for a review, (and I am sure she is well worth a five star), I want to say that she is wonderful. She has good knowledge of voice training and technique for improving. She has new ideas and always prepared for what I am looking for in a lesson. Thanks Margaret.
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Robin W. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent

Margaret is a skilled and encouraging teacher. She is always enthusiastic, upbeat and engaged. She offers a variety of ideas and physical demonstrations to illustrate what needs to be learned. I am so grateful to have found her! I could not ask for anyone better.
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Cheryl S. February 11, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
LOVE LOVE LOVE HER

Margaret is such a good teacher!!! My daughter has been going to her for a month now and she looks forward for her lessons every week!! My daughter has learned a lot. She puts fun in her teaching and my daughter enjoys it every week. I have no regrets in choosing her!!

Vir M.

Berkeley, CA
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Ben B.

Emeryville, CA
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Lacey M.

Emeryville, CA
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Vir M. Berkeley, CA

I teach Intermediate to Advanced Guitar and Electric Bass.
I teach Beginning Drums and Singing.

About Vir

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass and Sing   I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity.  Styles range from Rock, Folk, Electronic, Jazz,  African, World, Hip Hop to Country.  I can give you the skills to go to the next level.  From 5-99 years old! *** Lesson Details *** A typical lesson would look like this:  Depending on your level we would first work on some new chords and/or a new scale and how to play them.  We "jam" a little to get the feel.  I have a really great way of teaching theory that will get you playing what you want.  The second half we usually focus on learning a song of your choice or ...

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Alexander S. March 6, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
A Guru

Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!
Ben B. Emeryville, CA

About Ben

With a degree in Vocal Performance from University of Michigan, I have a great deal of performance experience in opera, theatre, rock, jazz, and other styles. Lessons will be fun, engaging and effective! It all starts with the first one. *** Lesson Details *** With vocal lessons we can start from the very beginning or jump in with whatever training you've already had. If you love to sing classical music we can focus on classical technique. If you don't care for it much and just want to sing jazz, that we can do! If you love it all and you're not sure what you want to sing, we'll explore it all together. We will find an exciting pace and engaging lesson plan suited too your needs. With acting and performance lessons, we will focus on your personal goals as a performer or public speaker

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Nancy S. January 29, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Singing Lessons

Ben is an excellent instructor as he presents theoretical and vocal methods in a very tangible, practical way! My son has had three lessons as of today, and we have already seen much improvement in his singing! We are looking forward to my son's future lessons! We highly recommend Ben to anyone who is interested in learning how to sing.
Lacey M. Emeryville, CA

I teach all levels. Anyone just wanting to start out, to advance students who just need help perfecting there craft. Acting professionals always need a tune up. I look at myself as that coach who can help tune you up. Provide the exact tools you need regardless of your level of experience.

About Lacey

Since a young age I have been influenced and surrounded by gifted individuals that have impacted my life and my career. Growing up in Los Angeles, California I have inherited many of my creative gifts from her Grandmother Connie Russell a famous singer and actress and her Grandfather Michael Zimring, an agent for William M. Agency. They gave me a great appreciation and understanding of what it took to be successful as an artist. I started my career by doing modeling at age five and went on to do dance performances at age seven. I continued to broaden her horizon by acting in plays, painting and singing. Later in life I took these gifts and decided to teach adults, and children the importance of self confidence and creativity. I have worked in many organizations with the intention to ...

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Jamie B. November 1, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Lacy is an amazing, kind, supportive person and she carries that into her instruction. I went to Lacy for acting lessons and she helped me a great deal in building confidence, letting loose, and feeling heard. She's a great listener and caters her lessons towards the goals I wanted to achieve. Lacy is also a very fun and energetic person. I feel honored to have worked with her.
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Joe L. July 31, 2014
Improv Acting · In home
Lacey has a unique ability to connect with people, in a class setting or one on one, and communicate effectively in order to provide lesson objectives and how to achieve them, as well as listening to the students in order to understand any difficulties they may have.

One of the reasons for Lacey’s success is her ability to make the students feel safe and comfortable to push the envelope and not be afraid to try new things. This sets them up to achieve things they thought they could not do, and come out of these lessons feeling empowered and excited to tackle the world.

I have seen Lacey teach Yoga, Acting and Modeling, and am convinced she is unique and exceptional in her teaching and her life.
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Sonoe N. July 31, 2014
Improv Acting · In studio
Lacey has a unique presence that consists of philosophical depth, tremendous, humor, fun, warmth, and sincerity. I think it's this combination that enables her to open me up to become a better actor and better person.
Over the years, working with Lacey has helped me to improve my acting skills, public speaking, and confidence.
One of the biggest challenges of acting for me is letting go of the fears and self-consciousness. Those fears inhibit me from fully expressing myself and from exploring the range of emotions I want to recreate for others. Lacey helps me to face those fears and overcome them in fun and healthy ways.
Don't pass up an opportunity to work with this talented instructor. She has changed my life and continues to do so whenever I return to work with her.

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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 San Francisco 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, ...

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