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Ashley C.

19 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Ashley C.

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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.

About Ashley

In addition to holding an MFA in Acting from New York University, I have been fortunate to work in theater (Broadway, Off- Broadway), television (Heroes, Everybody Loves Raymond, Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy, Secret Circle, Law and Order, among others), and in film, including Steven Spielberg's Mino

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Michael
I've been fortunate enough to have been taught by Ashley, coached by Ashley, directed by Ashley and have also been lucky enough to work along side her.
Ashley is one of the most experienced, insightful, and perceptive coaches I've ever worked with, and she then wraps that all up in her signature compassion and generosity. She gives you the tools to get the job done, but she also gives you the confidence to believe that you CAN get the job done! I can't speak highly enough of Ashley!!
Hannah
Ashley’s coaching is truly special. She is compassionate, honest and encourages students to make daring discoveries.

From audition prep to personal exploration, the tools Ashley has provided me with have helped me grow as an artist and an individual.
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Zach B.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Awarded Winner, Grand Jury Prize — Director/Writer from SENE Film Festival
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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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Patrick
Zach is amazing! I have only been working with him for a short period and everyone around me has noticed improvement in my acting. I look forward to what the future has instore for me working with him.
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Debbie A.
Zach has taught me so much about film acting
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Carolyn M.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Carolyn M.

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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”. 

About Carolyn

Ages taught: 8 and up 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

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Brad Wise
My lesson with Carolyn was excellent. Great tips that immediately made an impact. Facetime worked great and she made it FUN!
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Rowan
Carolyn is so awesome! I approached lessons as a complete beginner and I'm now starting to find my footing more and more with each lesson. I feel like everything I learn is immediately applicable, too. Carolyn is great about breaking down what works for my voice and helping me find the strength (and courage!) to wield it. I couldn't be happier!
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Aubrey W.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Aubrey W.

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Whether you are just starting out in your journey as an actor, or you are interested in refining your skills with relevant and applicable concepts and methods, I will devise a program tailored specifically to your aspirations. Character development, objectives, actions, dialogue interpretation, stage movement: just to name a few of the skills we will be studying and honing. We will work on monologues and scenes, both from theatre and film, to explore a variety of acting styles. And if it's Musical Theater you enjoy, we will unpack the elements in that genre, and prep you for auditions. Always, classes are predicated on fun!

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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Matthew
Aubrey is very patient and encouraging. My 7 year old daughter had a great experience with Aubrey. I definitely recommend.
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Nancy R.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded First Place, Serge Koussevitsky Prize from The Koussevitsky Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nancy R.

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I have extensive experience as a stage actor and teach actors of all ages. I use a natural, holistic approach and am proud to say that my students are almost always the best actors in their performances!

About Nancy

I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. I teach a classical technique that allows for natural, easy and flowing vocal production founded on relaxed, energized breath that allows your voice to soar naturally and

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Heidi D.
Working with Nancy was absolutely wonderful. She gave my speech challenged child a voice and confidence. Thank you so much!
Hope L.
Nancy is kind and caring. She really takes the time to get to know you and your voice in order to craft a method that works best for you. I started out with no real experience and a bunch of bad habits, and she has been able to effortlessly work with that. I look forward to my lesson with her every week. I knew the moment I saw her profile that she stood out from the rest. Don't hesitate to give her a try!
Neena
She is honest and super helpful
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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As an actress of 22 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. 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 repertoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and create your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

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 conser

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Storm S.
I have only had one lesson with her but she is amazing. She has already gotten me exploring and learning new things that I haven’t even learned while trying to obtain my degree. Ellysa has a lot of insight about the industry that I appreciate and I am very excited to continue working on my artistry with her.
Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.

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Is your dream 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 Online Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online acting lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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"Christian came to my school to work discuss with students what it takes to be an actor. He shared many insights he has learned along the way, and gave them a ton of information about the pros and cons of the industry. He was an extremely dynamic speaker and the student were highly engaged throughout the lesson. They were able to ask him questions and he answered them in ways they could understand. He was so amazing, I keep asking him to come back!"
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Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"My daughter had a wonderful experience working with Liza. At 10 years old, with no prior acting experience, Liza helped her prepare for a monologue for a school audition. She was patient and fun and exposed her to a variety of great monologue options. Liza has a really sweet way of making kids feel special and proud and I would highly recommend her as an acting/singing coach!"
Emily
Took Acting lessons from Liza M.
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"It's an amazing feeling when you find someone who is a master at the craft and can teach it too!

Shauna's previous extensive theatre training and instruction is UNDENIABLE. Because of this, she brings much more to the table than the average acting coach.

She made me realize there's SO much more than just breaking down a scene and creating a character. She made me think about where the character is going physically as well as emotionally, and why. I continue to grow and improve with each lesson with her. I'm so lucky to have found Shauna, and strongly recommend her to all actors."
River
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"David was authentic and fun in every acting session! I was new to the game and he knew exactly where to start me and how hard to push me. As long as he's teaching in LA I'll be taking his classes!"
Derek
Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Wonderful...kind and generous man who compels the truth out of you gently."
Tony G
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"Absolutely loved it and feel he is the best teacher to get my goals accomplished!"
Neenah
Took Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Really Great teacher, patient, knowlegable and listens. Highly recommend."
Philip
Took Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"really helpful, works with you to become great"
Kabura
Took Acting lessons from Dee F.
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"Molly is absolutely fantastic and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to add to their acting portfolio."
Kevin
Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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"The real deal. I have been acting all my life. Additionally, I have worked in Europe, the UK and the USA. When I moved to LA, I had the chance to study with Addison and it was absolutely worth it. Not only does he know how the industry really works but also, he has a deep understanding of character and script analysis. Addison is going to help you to discover the different layers that each role has. When it comes to auditions, working with Addison makes a difference. Believe me, you will be " ready to be ready" and focused. Finally, there is no doubt in my mind that Addison will help you to become the best actor you could possibly be and most importantly: to book acting jobs.

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Took Acting lessons from Addison W.
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Online Acting Lessons

If you’ve ever dreamed of performing on stage under the spotlight or taking on the leading role in a film, then you’re likely an actor at heart. Maybe you love the challenge of getting into character, or perhaps you crave the thrill of performing for a crowd. After all, acting is a wonderful art form that gives you the freedom to transform yourself into a character for a play, tv show, movie, or even radio.

No matter if you are a seasoned professional or someone just getting interested in acting, there is always room for growth. For some, that may mean mastering your lines or nailing your audition, and for others, it could merely mean refining your skills. Whether you are focused on improving your improv or expanding your vocal projection, it might be time to turn to online actin

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Here at TakeLessons, we offer one-on-one private online acting lessons for budding actors. With our virtual acting lessons, you can take your acting skills to the next level. Follow our guide to see if signing up with an acting coach is the right path for you.

Why Take Acting Lessons?

Signing up for virtual acting lessons is a great way to help you improve your acting. With our lessons, you receive access to a private coach who will work with you one-on-one. Whatever questions you may have or areas you want to focus on, your acting teacher will provide you with the instruction you need. Your coach will assess your current acting level and create a customized lesson plan to ensure you meet your goals. Whether you need tips for surviving the audition waiting room or want to address specific acting techniques, your instructor will be patient and encouraging every step of the way.

The Benefits of Acting Lessons Online

Now more than ever, you’ve probably noticed the increase in online classes. You can find practically any kind of class available online these days, from elementary school studies to college-level courses. Because this kind of learning is becoming so prevalent, students and teachers alike are turning to virtual classrooms.

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the allure of online studies. That’s why we provide acting lessons online. With our virtual lessons, you can log on and meet with your coach wherever and whenever is best for you. As long as you can access the internet, you can sign on using your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. What’s more, you can choose a teacher who has availability during the times that align with your schedule. Whether you want to take online acting lessons on the weekends or weekdays, morning or night, you’ll find a tutor who can accommodate you and your needs.

Sign up For an Online Acting Classes Today

Sign up with TakeLessons and find your ideal teacher today. Browse through each tutor’s profile, read their feedback, and check out their availability. Once you pick your acting instructor, you’ll be well on your way to stardom!

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