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Kenshaka Ali
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miriam G.
Verified review

Wow! One session already with him and I was truly enlightened! His tools are methodical and easy to apply. He's quite intuitive and will tune into your nature to allow you freedom to explore. He renders a promising support of your choices and offers an honest view of clarity for other ways. Unlike my previous brutal acting classes, this one on one may just work for me.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mishelle F.
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insight from a producer's persective is very inlighting and helpful.I am excited to have her help me advance my Acting skills in a more professnal way, and learn how the busniss works. I'm now more secure about my acting career.

Coastal Music Studios
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Andy at Coastal Music Studios was beyond helpful answering all my questions and getting my son set up with guitar lessons. The studio is very low pressure and accommodating! My son has an excellent teacher and is enjoying his lessons.

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The Performing Arts Coach
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace K.
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Joanne has played a significant role in the development of my daughter's acting career. Her first experience was being cast in a theater production in Hollywood under Joanne's direction at the age of 5. Since that time, my daughter has performed in multiple theater shows, attended private acting classes, workshops, and online sessions (through Skype) for audition preparation with Joanne. My daughter is now 12 years old and has just been offered a main supporting role in a movie that will begin filming in early 2017. Joanne is an integral part of the fun, exciting, emotional, and exhausting road that has led us to this juncture. I highly recommend Joanne to work with your aspiring actor or actress!

  • 29 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gibran E.
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During the time of operation of Let The Kids Grow Los Angeles, California 2013-2014. I had the privilege of working with and managing Mrs. Tracy Pfau, she was our head Acting instructor. She had the tasks and duties of working with underprivileged children of the community to help them stay off the streets and into the classrooms. She was able to work with children that possessed some knowledge of acting to complete beginners. She was professional and always uplifting to the children and respected them in a professional and caring manner as if they were her own. She not only taught them the basics fundamentals of acting but she showed them the professionalism and seriousness of the business surrounding a acting career. The ages of the children ranged from 4-17. As this was a after school program she would always be ready with a lesson plan and would not mind helping after hours if needed. I have learned that to be a great instructor you need to first have a great heart and a seriousness to the profession, and Mrs. Pfau is the total package as she is a great instructor and a great mentor and even after the program finished she was still willing to work with the children on a personal basis to really help these children accomplish their goals in the acting profession. I would be more than happy to recommend Mrs. Pfau in any future projects as I do not recommend people unless I really believe in them.

Sean Whalen - Acting Coach
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Myra L.
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I took Sean’s Comedy/Improv class at Studio 4 and he’s truly been the best teacher/mentor I’ve ever had. I can honestly say with the skills I learned in his class really helped me with everything else I’ve done since, to my screenwriting class and even my Production class. I had given up acting a couple years back because of a traumatic imcident that happened to me at a show I was having, I completely froze in front of a room full of people. I seriously thought I was done with acting. But when I saw Sean’s class I decided to give it one more try, and I’m so glad I did. Because I wouldn't be where I’m at today if I hadn’t. In his class I also started writing again and now I’ve written and filmed and acted in a Short film, and currently working on the next one. He will never give up on you, and he’ll always be your biggest fan :) Myra Legaspe

  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Antonio B.
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I’m an Italian translator and conference interpreter. I moved to Los Angeles in April 2015 and I was hoping to find a valid voice coach to improve my spoken English and consequently my job opportunities. Research was a bit hard at first. Many factors came into play. Then I was lucky enough to meet the delightful Tracy Pfau. I can honestly say working with Tracy was one of the best things that happened to me in my stay in LA. Tracy is a consummate professional. She gives it all for her students. First she made sure I felt comfortable in my learning environment. Which made me understand immediately how much she cared about her profession. She was always punctual. She went the extra mile to provide me with material to study and work on, even bringing extra work home herself sometimes. She was extremely patient, she would always grant me some extra minutes to make sure I had understood all the notions. She taught me things I will remember for life and I had been waiting for so long to learn. Tracy Pfau is a passionate, competent and versatile professional. And she’s a pleasure to interact with as a person. If you are looking for an accent/dialect reduction trainer, I highly recommend that you call her. You won't regret that :)

The Improv Trick
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

Improv Trick helped me to think on my feet when presenting at work. The classes were fun, energizing and insightful. I have applied the techniques in both work situations and even social situations...so bonus material for me!

Fabiana Medici
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Rachel B.
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Working with Fabiana Medici was an experience I will always cherish. We taught an acting class together and I saw first hand how she is able to engage actors with her creativity, warmth and knowledge. She is wonderful working with children. She is kind, supportive and extremely professional. Her extensive experience, understanding of acting and passion for the craft (and life) leave a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to study with her.

Online Voice Over Coach
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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David is a great coach! I recently attended one of his Character Building Classes and was impressed with his wealth of knowledge and the commitment he has to his students and his craft. Would highly recommend anyone interested in improving their voice over skills to connect with David. You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dominic B.
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Great instructors who are passionate about acting and want to see all students succeed

LA Acting Studios
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jay B.
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David Rountree from LA Acting Studios is the best teacher in Los Angeles-- hands down! I am amazed of his knowledge and the experience he shares from his time so far in the Industry. I love learning from him! He is definitely not to be missed if you're serious about Acting or would just like to raise your confidence level. He has a way of connecting to you that is very heartfelt and sincere.

Blue Seraph Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Michael L.
    Verified review

    I worked with J.T. on an episode of Star Trek: Helena Chronicles. I was in town for a 1-day session and watched him act in front of the green screen while I was doing technical stuff in the background. He was professional, worked hard to make everything go perfect in as short a time as possible.

    Koaching Kids & Teens
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    Jade E.
    Verified review

    I have been coming to Tracy for training for over 10 years. Beginning as a child in her acting classes, to being a teen in audition koaching and her summer intensives, to being an adult and using her career consultation and private acting services. Tracy Martin is such an asset to any actor's team!!

    • 5 years in business
    Sarah J.
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    I have known Mr. Pestle for several years. He is extremely passionate about teaching, theater, acting, and writing—this shows in every aspect of his work, especially his theater productions and English classes. His encouragement, enthusiasm, and humor make him an excellent mentor. I have enjoyed learning from Mr. Pestle through discussion of literature and art! He is honest, and very easy to talk to. Mr. Pestle is awesome. I would absolutely recommend him.

    The Kid (F)Actor
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Laura K.
    Verified review

    Rakefet coached my son for both commercial and theatrical roles. His acting skills improved a lot and he's been booking jobs regularly. She was willing to coach him last minute for a part on a pilot despite some personal troubles. Sometimes, I email her suggestions about what my son would like to work on and she incorporates those into the sessions. She's very thoughtful and genuinely cares about my son's progress. She did occasionally cancel a session because of an audition but we did the same to her so we're even. Overall, I can't imagine a better coach for my son. She's been great.

    Easy Peasy Acting Coach
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Deandre H.
    Verified review

    I recommend this class for anyone great teacher and knowledge of the industry ive taking classes at community college and not one time have they showed me how to understand a script like benita has..i cant wait to continue getting lesson and improving in all area's thanks to benita

    Acting for You
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Victoria V.
    Verified review

    My daughter has been taking acting lessons with Jennifer Carta and she loves it! Jennifer is an amazing teacher. My daughter is looking forward to her upcoming classes and can't wait the future has in store.

    In Motion
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tosha M.
    Verified review

    My daughter has been permanently upgraded as an actress, singer, and dancer under the student enrollment of Niketa Calame-Harris (In Motion). Her personalized programs pull out undiscovered talents that translate into profitable skills. Her decades of professional experience builds upon an insight that prepares my daughter for real life success.

    Gift Giver Productions
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sarah M.
      Verified review

      Michelle Delgado changed my daughter’s life! My daughter Samantha was terrified of speaking in public. She had a fear of being recognized and she lacked confidence. Samantha played a warrior in of one of Michelle’s plays. She had to be a strong leader, a brave leader with a voice that all could hear. The first few times she wanted to quit, she didn’t think she could pull it off. With Michelle’s guidance and support my daughter had a successful performance! She went from not having a voice to becoming a leader! The best thing of all is that it didn’t stop with her performance. This past school year she decided to run for class president. In the beginning she went back to her old habits and didn’t know if she could speak publicly in front of so many students! The next day she ran up to me and said, “Mom, I can do this! I remember everything that Michelle taught me. She taught me how to speak up and use my voice. She taught me how to be strong and brave. I can do this! Well guess what? She is now class President! I know that this would not have been possible without Michelle's support. Sarah Marshall

      • 14 years in business
      About

      Yale School of Drama MFA Andrew Utter teaches acting classes, with kick for film and theater in Los Angeles/Hollywood based on his training with Evan Yionoulis and Earle Gister of Yale School of Drama. Andrew Wood Acting Studio is located in Hollywood/Los Angeles.

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