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Kelsey J.

123 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Theatre from Missouri Southern State University
  • Awarded Best Female - Lead from MSSU
  • Teaching since 2012
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Kelsey J.

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These lessons are for students pursuing a career in commercial/film acting or perhaps interested in what it takes to become an actor. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of film/commercial acting techniques, and explore different genres of this industry including voice over work. We work on a variety of tv/film monologues, scene work, character development, and developing our craft.

About Kelsey

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University. I have always been a

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Mylee
My daughter LOVED her lesson with Kelsey. Said she was so nice and helped her with alot of her questions and concerns. She said she learned so much in her 45 min class and can't wait until the next one!
Adrianna F.
Thanks Kelsey! Awesome Instructor
Jennifer S.
very easy to talk to :D
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Zach B.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Zach B.

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As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!

About Zach

My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past several months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, roles on two Netflix drama series, and a major guest star on an Amazon original

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Clarynda B.
I just finished my first session with Mr. Zach and it went great ✨
He was very professional, informative and implemented directions well

I'm excited to start my acting journey with him as my coach
Jules
Zach is a fantastic coach! He has great tips, exercises, and is a wealth of information about acting and the industry. He knows what he’s talking about. I highly recommend him!
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Rachel M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
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Rachel M.

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Learn film acting technique that allows you to be truthful every take. Eventually you'll be able to quickly get into character even if you had little time with the material.

About Rachel

**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-su

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Christopher B.
Wonderful. I was rather nervous about my first lesson and she worked with me through it. Good guidance, good feedback. I'm looking forward to more lessons.
Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
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Aubrey W.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College
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Aubrey W.

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If you do the work, you will see results! Together we will study the art of acting for Film and I will give you the tools to create believable onscreen performances that will take your acting to the next level. Through script analysis, character work, observational exercises, scene study, physicality lessons, and more, you will find your confidence in front of a camera like you have never known before! So let's start acting together today!

About Aubrey

"Don't just sing, PERFORM!" Aubrey moved to Los Angeles after earning her BA in Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Since moving to Los Angeles, Aubrey has taught as a summer Musical Theatre Director at the prestigious Youth Academy of Dramatic Ar

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Izzy
Aubrey is an amazing teacher, I highly recommend her! She makes you feel comfortable and is very patient. Shes also been very helpful on giving tips to help improve your singing voice
Zak C.
Aubrey is an exceptional teacher who goes above and beyond to bring out the best in your voice.

She also is great at getting you focused not only on how you sound but also on how you move and portray yourself on stage. I have taken lessons with several other teachers on Takelessons, and Aubrey has been the best with helping me perform overall, not just hit the notes.

She's also very flexible with scheduling and was always able to accommodate my busy schedule.
Berne
Great lessons, very helpful!
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Kelee P.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Vocal Performance from Wright State University
  • Teaches students Male: 8 to 18; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Kelee P.

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The private acting lesson is designed to teach the student the tools they need to succeed as performers. Learn terminology, skills, and build confidence. Older students will focus on Audition, Scene Study, and Improvisation.

About Kelee

Ke'Lee P. is a licensed Musikgarten Instructor out of Orlando, FL. She studied at Wright State University where she majored in Vocal Performance. Ke'™Lee is certified in Early Childhood Music and Movement and has taught Early Childhood music classes, Vocal Lessons, and Acti

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She is sweet and very kind. She makes you feel you can do anything.
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Jeremy K.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. I am also the Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio, a dramatic arts school in Lake Fore

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Qingyang Z.
I would like to give Jeremy six stars cuz I really enjoy our lesson about brainstorming what could have happened if I have not created the experiences in writing the story!
Jiovanni
This is my first improv class and I was terrified. Jeremy immediately made me feel comfortable and tailored the class based on my experience level. I look forward to our second class.
Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing film 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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Is your dream film acting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $97 per hour.
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$53 average
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you."
Rabi
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"I learend a lot of lessons during the one hour I spent with James. He is very positive and very wise. He knows the ins and outs of Hollywood and told he told me his experiences of being in Hollywood and meeting famous actors, such as Bruce Willis. Overall, the experience is incredible, and I had fun learning from James."
Rabi Warda
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"Jennifer is amazing. The best Instructer ever. She has taught me so much and I can see myself being more comfortable when I am acting."
Yarlin
Took Film Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"Kathryn is the absolute best! She truly wants what is best for her students; she tries very hard to teach you everything you need to know and moves at a pace that is convenient for the student. She makes lessons fun and is just a genuine and kind-hearted person. I am very happy to have her as an instructor."
Josh
Took Film Acting lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Taking lessons with Rachel has been one the best decisions I've ever made. She not only has helped me with acting but has helped me become a better person. I've grown to understand myself and I've learned and done things I would never have done. And would never have been able to do. Her lessons will not only help you perform, they will help you in your everyday life."
Glenn
Took Film Acting lessons from Rachel M.
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"Jeremy is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and makes the lessons fun. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to start a new career!"
Deborah
Took Film Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"Helps a lot. Takes time with his students and can find where they need improvement."
Tate
Took Film Acting lessons from Gabriel
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"Christian is a Great teacher. He has really helped me to understand acting."
Miguel
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Just started acting recently with little to no information or techniques. Marquis gave me so much knowledge about acting and about the business. Will definitely continue taking lessons with him! Thanks Marquis"
Kent
Took Film Acting lessons from Marquis E.
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"Vanessa is amazing. She is working with my 13-year old son and has him inspired and confident with huge improvements to his acting and singing ability. She has worked around our crazy schedule and seems to truly care about my son's success. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, were very lucky to find her on this site and have no hesitation in continuing lessons with her."
Aiden
Took Film Acting lessons from Vanessa G.
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Private Film Acting Lessons Near You

Some of the most famous actors and actresses are well-known because of their roles in film. In film acting, you have the ability to reach a much larger audience and participate in the creation of art that'll last forever and be enjoyed by generations to come. 

While a love of cinema inspires many to act, others find their passion for acting in the school theater. As a result, students learn to act for a theater audience, rather than for a camera. Although it might seem like a subtle difference, stage acting is quite different from film acting. Those who aspire to land parts in commercials, television shows, or films need to practice acting on a set with an audience that's on the other side of a camera. 

Why Learn to Act and Study Film Acting?

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gh into the industry, then film acting can provide you with one of the most lucrative careers in acting. You'll have opportunities to appear in commercials, audition for roles on television sitcoms or dramas, or even star in a full-length feature. If you dream of being in front of a camera, rather than on stage, then film acting lessons are essential.

In film acting, your audience has a much closer perspective on your performance than what's experienced in stage acting. As a result, it's essential that film actors learn how to control all of their subtler actions and expressions during a scene because everything is visible to the audience. Film acting classes will help you learn how to perform with subtle, realistic expressions and gestures that feel natural to a close-up audience. 

The Best Way to Learn Film Acting and What You'll Study in Lessons

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

Plus, every private acting lesson is different. Teachers customize each class with the student's interests, previous experience, and preferred learning styles in mind. For example, film acting lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of teaching style and course content from film acting classes for children. You'll stay motivated and interested, while you work on the types of scenes and characters that most interest you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Film Acting

If you have little or no experience with film acting, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your film acting tutor will introduce you to the basics of acting for a camera. You'll be introduced to a variety of acting techniques and strategies to improve your performance. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn to relax and ignore the camera
  • Learn how to hit your marks
  • Introduction to on-set lingo

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Film Acting

If you've had a little experience with film acting, but would like to expand your range of talents, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll learn new techniques and challenge yourself to perform increasingly complex characters and roles. Your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Work on subtle expressions and emotions
  • Learn how to act naturally while acting
  • Letting the camera come to you

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Film Acting

If you're already quite experienced in film acting, then advanced lessons are for you. In these courses, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional film acting instructor to improve your technique, hone your skills, and even prepare for a challenging role. Subjects covered in advanced lessons depending greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Access your emotions for entering hot scenes cold
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Film Acting Tutor Near You

If you want to step in front of a camera, a private teacher can help you do so with skill. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a private film acting teacher. A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other acting students. 

The price of film acting classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many private tutors to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding someone who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private acting classes pays off fast, as you learn new techniques, gain confidence, and improve your film acting talent after just a few lessons!