Teaches students 8 and up
Teaching since 2011
BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
Private Acting Teacher
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. 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”.
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 Thea
Masters of Fine Arts - Acting from New York University
Teaching since 2000
Teaches students 9 and up
Private Acting Teacher
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.
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 work
Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 2012
Private Acting Teacher
As an actress of 19 years, I love teaching my students the art of telling a story. I started my training in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts program, following on to Interlochen Arts Academy and eventually private training in Los Angeles. I have credits in regional theater, television (Netflix's Dear White People, The CW's Worst Birthday Ever, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything), countless national commercials, and more. Together, we will explore several different methods including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky, imagining, and more, to create your own unique method. I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, we'll assess your goals, learn how to break down a script, and choose an acting method to start with. As we go on, we will build a repetoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and develop your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!
Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conse
Ellysa is not just a piano teacher. She is a musician. I have learned so many things from her including piano, guitar, songwriting, vocals and the methods behind how music is made. She is knowledgeable about all kinds of technology and music making.
She is extremely intelligent. She’s also very patient. She’s always in a good mood.
I would highly recommend you take lessons from ellysa
Speaks English, Italian, French, German
Teaches students 7 to 80
BM in Voice Performance and a special studies certificate from University of Georgia and Eastman School of Music
Private Acting Teacher
I teach actors, speakers and singers how to up their performance level by completely wiping out stage fright and performance anxiety. This is a learned skill that is guaranteed to bring your performances to the highest level. I teach audition and performance preparation. What needs to be practiced a head of time before you get to your audition or performance. These preparation skills will give you the confidence to be your absolute best for all of your performances and auditions!
Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC
Speaks English, Spanish
Teaches students 10 and up
BFA Theater/Acting from University of Utah
Private Acting Teacher
Dive into detailed acting technique. Drama to Comedy. Harness means of character and emotional delivery, and find your versatility as a stage performer.
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 (D
Speaks Italian, German, French, English
Teaching since 2002
Teaches students 3 and up
Private Acting Teacher
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 an
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Maybe you love narrative, or you adore drama. Perhaps, you've always savored the flavor of emotion or enjoyed captivating everyone around you. No matter your reasons for pursuing acting, you can nurture your talent in private lessons. Whether you're preparing to perform in an improv show, on the theatrical stage, for the small screen, or on the big screen, learning new techniques and honing your skills with a professional acting teacher can help you make it big.
Practicing in front of an audience and in front of a knowledgeable mentor can help you take your skills to the next level. In private lessons, your acting tutor can introduce you to new acting methods that will enhance your performance and help you discover the acting techniques that work best for you.
How to Act?
If you know you love drama, then of course you'll find several reasons to sign up for lessons. There're also plenty of reasons why learning to act is good for everyone — even people who don't aspire to be on stage or on screen. If you're a non-acting member of the film or theater industry, you can still benefit from taking lessons. Producers, writers, directors, agents, and managers all have something to gain by learning about acting. These classes give non-acting industry professionals key insights into the actor's world and responsibilities, while also improving your communications with actors.
Other types of performers, such as dancers and vocalists, can also benefit from learning to act. They'll learn to infuse their performances with drama and emotion. They'll also improve their use of the stage and connection with their audiences.
Outside of performance, everyone can benefit from learning to act. Acting lessons can make you more self-aware and get you in touch with your emotions, desires, and motivations. Plus, you'll improve your confidence and public speaking skills.
The Best Way to Learn How to Act and What You'll Study in Lessons
Although it's easy to find free acting classes and tutorials online, the best way to learn and improve fast is by studying with a private acting teacher. No two private lessons are exactly alike. For example, acting classes for children feature different course content and teaching methods than acting lessons for adults. Plus, your teacher will customize course content to keep you motivated and interested. You'll study the repertoire and type of acting that excites you most and overcome challenges quickly, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you.
Sample Curriculum for Beginner Acting
If you have little to no previous experience acting, then beginner lessons are for you! You'll learn strategies to improve your stage presence, line delivery, and emotional expression, while working on scenes you love. To introduce you to the basics of acting, your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Practice monologues and short scenes
- Learn to use your nerves
- Introduction to method acting
- Try out cold readings
Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Acting
If you have some previous experience acting and would like to work on taking your skills to the next level with immediate, personalized feedback, then intermediate lessons are for you! In these classes, you'll develop and hone new skills, as you learn to inhabit increasingly complex characters and roles, while focusing on the type of performances that interest you most. Your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Improve line memorization and delivery
- Study classical acting
- Learn various acting methods and systems: Stanislavski's System, Lee Strasberg Method, Meisner Technique, etc.
- Develop your improv techniques
- Learn to tap into your emotions
Sample Curriculum for Advanced Acting
Advanced acting classes are intended for students who're out there trying to make a living as an actor or actress. In these courses, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional acting coach to improve your chances of landing parts that are right for you. The topics covered in advanced lessons really depend on each student's individual goals, interests, and the type of acting they're pursuing, but your advanced acting tutor might cover the following topics:
- Extend your range and challenge yourself playing unlikely parts
- Learn your way around the business
- Land more gigs with professional audition coaching
- Nail your part with structured performance preparation
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With hundreds of teachers to choose from, finding an acting tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct your to a variety of teachers who provide acting classes near you and online. Before settling on the tutor who's right for you, we recommend browsing through several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other acting students, like you.
The price of lessons varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons taught. If you're concerned about the cost of acting lessons, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off quickly. You'll pick up new skills fast, hone your talent, and gain confidence after just a single lesson.
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