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Carolyn M.

55 Reviews
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Starting at HK$1,177.49
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
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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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Ashley C.

19 Reviews
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Starting at HK$588.75
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters of Fine Arts - Acting from New York University
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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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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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Starting at HK$1,177.49
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ellysa R.

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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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Zach B.

39 Reviews
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Starting at HK$706.50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre from Northwestern University
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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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Zach has taught me so much about film acting
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Casaundra F.

7 Reviews
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Starting at HK$235.50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Lead Actress in a Play from Wilde Awards
  • Teaching since 1997
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Casaundra F.

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Want to learn ACTING? Want to prepare for that audition? Well you have come to the right person! With 25 years of award winning expertise behind me, you can learn it all from performance to production, stage work to voiceovers as well as the business of acting. Learn the technique or refine your craft to take your acting skills to the next level. Every lesson is tailored to your specific goals! Book a session with me now to revive a dormant interest, learn the craft, or embark on a new career! You'll be glad you did.

About Casaundra

Hi there! I'm a professional Communications Specialist and Actor. For over 25 years I have gained experience in both areas and I look forward to being able to share what I've learned over my long career with you! If you are looking to learn ENGLISH as a second language, you can feel assured that I

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Brian *.
Awesome teacher!! She is very knowledgeable about the theory and the actual practice. I learned a lot from her that I can take into my day-to-day life
Guilherme O.
What an amazing class. So many challenging ahead. Can't wait for the next class.
Kumara
EXCELLENT TUTOR!! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Rachel M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at HK$588.75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Rachel M.

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

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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Beth
Rachel is a truly caring person and a dedicated knowledgeable teacher. I am 77 and chronically ill, and she's trying to work with me to see if we can't help me sing despite my disabilities. I appreciate her.
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.

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Average Cost of Online Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online acting lessons is HK$580.90. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$243.35 and HK$1,177.49 per hour.
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"Vanessa is an AMAZING acting teacher/coach! She's very personable, motivating, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I'm so excited about what I've learned thus far and ecstatic about the level of acting I'll achieve once my lessons are complete."
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"So I chose Natalie just to have fun with acting but then I saw how fun it was to act with her. I would like to act in movies when I grow up. BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER!!!"
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"An amazing acting coach! Makes me feel motivated and excited to learn something new every class and always has a positive attitude!"
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"Awesome coach. Ive been with David for the past 3 weeks now, and I have learned so much."
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"I'm so lucky to have found Kathryn. I was looking for acting classes in my area and found this site and as if it was meant to be. She's an amazing person and coach. I am naturally a very shy person and this was scary for me but after my first session with her i knew this was right for me. Acting is harder than a thought but i am learning and it's getting easier and it's so much fun! She's cares very much for her students and wants them to be successful!! Thank you Kathryn!!!"
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"She is so nice and caring."
Jim
Took Acting lessons from Natalie O.
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"Upon my first time working with Erin it was extremely obvious how technically proficient she is, although it should be no surprise, since she has a Masters in Acting from a top graduate program. Not only was I able to place complete and utter trust in her extensive knowledge of the craft, but her nurturing energy and humorous demeanor create such a positive environment to take risks and be exploratory in my work. I couldn’t ask for anything more in an acting instructor. She’s truly awesome."
Samara
Took Acting lessons from Erin C.
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"Shauna broke all the preconceptions about online training. One of the best actor training experiences I've had in my career."
Nolan Mecham
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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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.

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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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