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Angel Diva Music and Acting
4.6
from 49 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Hired her for acting lessons, great to work with and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend, looking forward to our future lessons!

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FISV LLC.
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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We highly recommend Lois For tutoring. She is well known in Honolulu and has years of experience. She tutored our granddaughter when she needed to take the entrance exams into private schools. Lois has great knowledge of children and skill in getting them to do their work. Her lessons were challenging and fun. Our grandaughter could hardly wait to return to her next session. We wish Lois was here to tutor our grandaughter in her college SATS. Carol Lehman

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Kenshaka Ali
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashlyn E.
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Kenshaka gave me acting lessons via video chat which is already a difficult task, but he was a great guide and mentor regardless of those obstacles. He is also very flexible and willing to be available for help outside of the scheduled lesson times. Excellent teacher and I would recommend him to others!

Sean Whalen - Acting Coach
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin S.
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I can't even put into words how amazing a teacher Sean is. The best way to explain it is to tell about my recent experience in a student film and the results I see from his coaching. It's easy to say you are learning from someone but a completely different thing to be able to put those skills into practice and see the results. So many of the things I accomplished that day on set would not have been possible without the skills Sean taught me. Before “action” on one scene, I caught myself questioning my character's actions and motives and heard Sean's voice in my head reminding me to not judge the character. This bit of remembered wisdom reminded me to focus on empathizing with and being the character rather than judging her. It helped me to become the character rather than just myself portraying the character. There were multiple shots in this film where I had to cry, something I was extremely nervous about and had never been able to do on camera before. But I did as Sean taught me, and the tears came naturally. Without Sean's coaching, my emotions and the tears would not have felt or looked authentic. Sean's acting lessons have helped me immensely, and I am so thankful for everything I have learned from him. I would recommend Sean as a teacher for anyone who is serious about being an actor.

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The Performing Arts Coach
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cassie W.
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Joanne is a very intuitive coach. As a beginner adult, I was nervous and unsure of my abilities. Joanne took the time to assess my skill level and created a curriculum and acting exercises tailored to fit me! I've learned it's okay to be nervous, it's okay to let go and have fun. I am actually having fun taking Skype lessons and I am learning how to be authentic and real. Joanne keeps in touch between lessons to send me articles to read that will help me as well as answering questions. I couldn't be happier with my choice to hire Joanne. I'm very grateful.

  • 29 years in business
  • 32 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.

Fabiana Medici
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Lily H.
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I had the honor of getting a private coaching from Fabiana in November 2017. Fabiana's lesson has allowed me to experience what it means to act truthfully. She has enlightened me tremendously. First, Fabiana helped me to go over the script line by line, analyzing every emotion and the context around each line. She then taught me a technique in which I was able to retrieve specific memories of the character. For the first time in my life, I was able to experience the character's emotions as my own. It came from a very real place. I realized what it actually feels like in the body to act truthfully. Thanks to Fabiana, I was able to nail my final drama perfomance. I have gained knowledge and an experience which I will treasure throughout my career. Fabiana Medici is a wonderful acting teacher who is spiritual and loving. I highly recommend her.

AspireHigher Coaching
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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My daughter needed an acting coach to help her prepare for an audition to a performing arts high school. My daughter loved working with Carolyn and her coaching made all the difference. My daughter was accepted to the performing arts school and Carolyn's coaching, guidance, and advice not only taught my daughter acting skills but helped her feel confident about her acting abilities.

Bonnie E. Hart Voice Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Andre D.
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Bonnie is incredibly easy to talk to, and explains the technical aspect of singing and sounds in an easy way for me to understand. I’m excited to have her as a coach

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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Actors Youth Academy is a great school to improve or begin to learn Spanish and acting skills (or a combination of the two). The teachers are passionate and insightful, experienced in their fields, and able to provide constructive and insightful feedback. This is a great place to learn, amongst the talented students and the inspiring instructors, and I highly recommend giving them a call right now!!

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

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Matisse R.
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Allie once said to me that she is at her best when "engaging in the collaborative process." This is only one example of Allie's striking self awareness and excitement in engaging with others in creativity. I have had the pleasure of working with Allie for the last 4 years and during this time she is consistently someone I turn to for acting coaching. Allie has a shrewd eye, and a no bull shit attitude, that makes her someone I trust as an outside eye. This coupled with the fact that Allie truly cares about the people she works with in a deep, palpable way makes her a truly unique coach. Because Allie is thoughtful about the quality of work she facilitates, as well as the well being of those around her, I consistently leave sessions with her feeling confident in my work. I cannot recommend Allie highly enough, anyone would be lucky to work with her.

The Hackett Miller Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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Funny! He did a great job with making it personal and getting the birthday man involved.

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.

JB Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David B.
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Working with Jonathan is truly amazing. He is very easy to talk with, funny, and he's a creative guy. Taking voice lessons and creating music with him is SO FUN. Jonathan has given me great feedback, on my voice and songwriting. I'm looking forward to producing songs with him in near future. I also am looking forward to working with him on other projects in the future. Jonathan has also helped me decide, where I want to go within the entertainment industry. I truly feel like I have grown a lot working with Jonathan. Thank you Jonathan for your continuous support towards my aspirations. P.S. I hope to see you working with Jonathan soon! David Bache

Gift Giver Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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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

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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This is a professional class for the actor who wants to take his or her acting to the next level. It is a wholly supportive environment taught by a teacher who is a longtime working actor. Eddie Kehler deeply respects the process an actor goes through to achieve the goals in the work. He is committed to providing a safe space which allows us to go deeper and learn how to truly use our imaginations in the rehearsal process.

About

I have been trained in acting coaching and directing by some of the leading action, comedic and dramatic filmmakers. I have a ton of personal experience and I just want to help share the wealth of information and help my students unlock and discover their inherent full potential. I have been told by stars that I am uniquely qualified and gifted in this area and they use me and save themselves the high prices of the famous acting coaches. I am here to help. I am here to serve.

  • 38 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I train actor's voice and acting for TV, film, and theater. We had two Broadway shows recently. We also have major theater training programs in New York.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I truly want the kids I work with to feel good about themselves and their possible performance. Acting gives one confidence and a great work ethic. I'm still young and connect with kids on both a friendly and maternal level.

About

Acting for film and TV is a practical application of the techniques students will learn in these acting classes. Our film and TV class explores the various forms of the medium technically and artistically: script analysis, the rehearsal process, scaling the character's levels of expressiveness, and revealing the inner life in close-up. Every week, every student will learn to break down a scene, actor attack it, apply our lesson directly by putting it down on camera, watching it back, and if time permits, doing it again with new actor choices you will learn. This class is perfect for every actor who really needs to hone the skills he already has, builds audition rhythm, and releases nerves in a positive way. Scenes will be provided from current television and films auditioning that current week.

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