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Santa Clara Acting Instructors

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
from 18 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Avantika C.
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I'm having a lot of fun! The hour just slips by and my monologue improves tremendously from the start of the lesson. It's also one-on-one so I get all the attention I need.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tré N.
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Ben's a great, knowledgable and fun vocal coach that really caters to your needs, and then broadens your potential to things you never thought you could do. As a 21 year old male trying to be a pop/rock singer, in just a few short lessons he helped my range, breath support and overall tone improve drastically. Highly recommended if you're looking for good results quickly in improving your singing voice.

  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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I've been a piano student of Anne Delaney for 4 months. I am very pleased with her style of teaching. She incorporates much more into the lessons besides the basics of reading and playing music. Anne really works on technique, dynamics, tempo, mood and imagery, and the historical background behind the music I am learning. She is patient and warm, and I always enjoy our lessons.

Music Lab
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki K.
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Loving my lessons with Ethan. I'm new to guitar, and he's great at starting at the very beginning. He's patient and has a great laugh.

Edward Nattenberg
from 3 reviews
    Courtney S.
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    I have recently had the pleasure of being directed by Edward in two stage productions. He is dedicated, outrageously funny, and knows what he wants to see in the actors with whom he works. I have had opportunities to work with him in both group settings, as well as one on one. As an acting coach, he brings unique choices to the table. He challenges one to think about what one “should” do versus what one “could” do and to think outside the box. I feel confident in saying that I would work with Edward again in the future and respect his direction.


    Meredith is a private acting coach, managing artistic director, and founder of Dragon Productions Theatre Company in Palo Alto. Meredith has over 20 years of experience as a professional actor, director, and teacher. Coaching and career counseling are available to all levels.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Professional singers offer voice lessons and vocal coaching for all ages. Get ready for auditions and concerts, or sing better in your choir. Be proud of your karaoke singing. Be a better singer and speaker. We are classically trained singers, and we have sung in operas, operettas, musical theaters, concerts, sacred and cantorial music. We can help you learn to sing well and breath correctly. Our students like it when others tell them how well they sing. Their speaking voices become more resonant, too.

    • 5 years in business

    My expertise lies in theatrical production and performance; however, I am a certificated secondary English, speech and debate teacher here in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked in professional movies, theater, and television. I am currently employed full-time as a high school teacher. I wish to tutor and teach part-time on weekends and after school. I train the young and old at acting, basic singing, and language arts including all phases of English; writing, reading and comprehension, testing skills, speech/debate, and oral interpretation. I can also teach other high school level classes as needed, excluding high level mathematics.


    We are Sonia and Melissa, co-founders of the Oakland based theater company, The Bonfire Makers. We hold B.F.A.s, in acting and theater arts respectively, from Boston University. We specialize in college audition prep but also coach everyone from professional actors to folks wanting to learn a little more about acting for fun! We are passionate about acting and we believe in the transformative power of storytelling. We will help you broaden your acting tool kit. We will utilize techniques such as Grotovsky based physical theatre technique, Linklater vocal technique, Alexander technique, and many others to help you deepen your work as an actor, get the role, get into the school of your dreams, or whatever your goal as a performer may be. We are excited to work with you!


    Learn to sing, whether you are 9 or 90. Using bel canto techniques, I will teach you how to use your voice with ease and confidence in your own, individual sound.


    Working with Francesca is fun and easy. She has worked with her clients as a photographer and photography tutor for headshots, senior pictures, and family photo shoots. In the past she has been a photography and administrative assistant for Shutter Stars in the East Bay Area. Customers from L.A. to Seattle admire her patience and persistence. Her undergraduate degree from a small private college in California is in both fine arts (specifically digital media) and performing arts. So if you need a personalized graphic design (company logo, poster, or invitation/card) or acting coaching for film/theatre, Francesca is your go-to gal! Follow her acting or her photography and graphic design at her websites. If you have any questions about her creative tutoring and services, please send her an email.


    Melissa Kaitlyn Carter is a professional actress and theatre artist based in Berkeley, CA. She is also a founding member of the up-and-coming theatre company, The Bonfire Makers. Melissa has been teaching students for the past 5 years and has worked with many reputable companies across the US such as Z Space, The Playwrights Foundation, The New Repertory Theatre and Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. Melissa holds her BFA in Acting from Boston University and has trained at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She specializes in high school and college audition coaching and tailors each session to each individual student!

    • 6 years in business

    I work with hundreds of actors and professionals who have a lot of experience to little getting on their feet and speaking or performing. I've found that my experience and building trust with clients quickly has enabled them to truly shine in one session with me. As both a professional actor and casting director I have coached actors and real people for live and on-camera high performance communication. Whether you are an actor or public speaker seeking more confidence, ease, and feel more grounded in your performance contact me for a quote.


    We have intervals in our lives and intervals of music. With each step, be patient with yourself. Each person has his/her own gifts yet to be discovered. You may begin with piano and find, with much excitement, you can write songs, or would you love to sing in musicals, opera, or choral groups or sing leads in theatre productions? Perhaps playing the violin in an orchestra will pluck your heart strings? How about guitar, strumming in a band, singing and accompanying for a church choir or just want to play great songs. Whatever the instrument or style (classical, sacred, jazz, musical theatre and popular), let us explore together what your talents can add to your life and those around your world. At Interval, our professional coach has an extensive background in music and drama. A member of the Music Teacher Association of California, National Association of Composers USA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), our intuitive, talented coach is a published songwriter and a recording artist. She will guide you along your new adventure, help unfold your goals, and make your hopes a reality -- one interval at a time. Our music and drama school is a peaceful environment, where you can focus, be listened to, embraced and accepted for wherever you are along your journey. You are welcome to make your next step into "Interval!"

    • 12 years in business

    LDC works with kids ages 3 and up encouraging young dancers in a positive environment to discover their freedom to dance in all styles. We offer full-hour classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, tumbling and lyrical. We even offer a musical theatre class teaching singing, acting and stage movements, and we have a XMAS class which is a fusion of dance and martial arts. LDC also offers many performance opportunities with an elite and competition team for more serious dancers, and we have a big end-of-the-year production in June.


    We offer award-winning modeling, acting, photography, public speaking and on-camera coaching for kids, teens and adults.


    I will take you through your pieces and show you how to make them pop. If you have a monologue you've been working on and it just doesn't seem to be getting to that next step, let's take a look together. Perhaps, with a second pair of eyes (mine), we can take it to that next step. Same goes for any piece you're working on. Give me a call and let's talk.


    Because not only have I been in the music business my whole life, but I am also a Medical Assistant. This gives me an advantage over most of my competition. I am not only teaching from a classical technique, but I am teaching my students from the inside out, helping them to understand their instrument fully.


    Ty's Theater & Acting Training comes from years of experience combined with professional instruction to create the most trustworthy instruction for any aspiring actor.


    I love singing because it allows me to express myself in all the genres of music out there. I'll help you find your voice in the genre that fits you best.


    I have been acting for over 12 years and can help you to improve or get better at acting. I'm always open to people who have never acted before but want to.

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    Need an Acting Instructor for an Inexperienced Adult

    Fremont, CA

    • Acting type
    • Student age
      18 or older
    • Current skill level
      No experience
    • $70
      Average price
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