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South El Monte Acting Instructors

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Angel Diva Music and Acting
4.7
from 52 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 172 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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Kenshaka Ali
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 55 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!

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 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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The Performing Arts Coach
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 32 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
  • 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 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires 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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Bonnie E. Hart Voice Studio
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Akira N.
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Bonnie is fantastic! Really understands the male voice. Looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shi Ne N.
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Kandice has changed my work completely! Coming straight out of "acting school", I ended up with a lot of "stagey" bad habits that were very ingrained. Kandice not only spotted them almost immediately, she has an awesome way of being able to work with you on something without making you feel dumb or embarrassed. She took my work from "good enough for school" to booking actual jobs in the real world for film/tv. After coaching with her I feel more confident than ever and am actually excited to audition now, where previously I was kind of a nervous wreck. She's taught me how to be confident in the work I'm doing and how to have fun acting again. Highest possible recommendation to anyone looking for a legit, no fluff, awesome acting coach.

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
RJ P.
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I have attended classes by Sam for both dance and workouts. She is energetic, fun, engaging and enthusiastic with lessons. She genuinely enjoys what she is doing and teaching it to others. She works with you to answer any questions and find ways to make work-arounds if needed. I highly recommend her classes.

The Hackett Miller Company
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 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.

  • 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.

Entertainers Life Boot Camp
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peyton W.
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Working with Monique was the best. She's extremely encouraging, while not shying away from giving constructive feedback to help me grow as a voice actor. She is very thorough, not only with teaching acting skills, but also with going over how the business works. This included what do to during auditions, how video resumes should look, creating a vision for the future, and owning your talent! I've put off becoming a voice actor for years, not even getting into a class. But Monique taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to, and if I believe that I can make a career out of voice acting, then it'll happen. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

The Intuitive Voice
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Michael F.
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Danielle is amazing!!!... The only thing more amazing than her voice, and her teaching is her passion for muisc, the arts and life in general. Teaching is so many things... Having a degree form an amazing school and being trained by some of the best is clearly a benefit, but being a good listener and compassionate and intuitive. Those things can't always be taught. That's just who she is. Start singing with her NOW! She's awesome!!!....

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie E.
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Session with Alexander are extremely organized and productive. The greatest point that stood out to me, apart from his educational background was his emphasis on the importance of "movement, VOICE and text analysis".  I highly recommended Alex, and I have! We've used specific technique to break physical tension, find MY voice and use my voice effectively based on character/situation. Yes, we also work on posture and movement as it happens to contribute to natural delivery of the text. Only 3 months into our lessons, I've seen so many improvements in my auditioning. Better posture and better vocal resonance is a marker in my everyday life and not only an acting technique. I continue to work with Alex and really am grateful to have found the perfect coach for me.

Ethan Henry
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ray G.
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Ethan is very thorough and knowledgeable. Aside from being a very talented actor, he has the natural ability to teach complex concepts with ease, making Ethan the perfect teacher for any student regardless of his/her acting background. I would highly recommend Ethan Henry to anyone who wants to master the craft of acting.

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

Voice & Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Alicia D.
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I started with Brenda's group lessons as a bucket list item. I'd always wanted to sing onstage but never really knew how to go about being trained. I very much enjoy my time with Brenda and the other students. I've made new friends and brought another friend in to join us. I've been involved in several showcases now, as we do one at the end of each session. I have also started going regularly to local open mike shows where I sing in front of an audience. I have much more confidence in my singing and am willing to try things out in front of friends and strangers without too much anxiety. Even if I flop, and that has happened, I go back, work it out and try it again. I would never have dared to do something like that before I started with Brenda.

About

Serendipity's Coaching Studio offers private, semi-private and group classes. Welcome to our studio. Visit our website to see more details. Here's what we do: * Audition Technique * Group Dynamics * Commercial Auditioning * Character Traits * Conveying thoughts verbally and non-verbally * Improv * Cold Reads * Plot Structure * Breaking Down Scripts * Creativity * Tricks for Memorizing * Making It Real * Industry Terminology * Blocking * Characterization * Ensemble Acting * Listening * Focus * Observation Some of the techniques include: * Build Self-Confidence * Build Self-Esteem All of the students work is on tape. We also offer: * Breakdown Scripts * Memorization * Focus * Ensemble Acting * Audition Technique * Scene Study * Get a Visual to Adjust * Resume Format * Creativity * Non-Verbal Communication * Listening * Commercial Copy We also teach: * What to wear to Audition * Following Directions * Group Dynamics * Concentration

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We teach private music lessons including piano, guitar, voice, and we also provide private acting coaching. All teachers are university-trained and perform professionally in their fields.

Jenna Mate

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    My ability to adapt to each student is the cornerstone of my practice. I treat each lesson as a new experience, and each student as an individual. I design warm ups and pick material that will help the individual to grow. I teach in a warm and caring way, that pays attention to the whole person.

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