Lana Young
Lana Young

Lana Young

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$85/hour
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Introduction: I TRULY CARE! Your success as an actor depends on many elements including training, acting ability, marketing, online presence, presentation, perspective and belief in yourself. You are a unique being who learns in a certain way and thrives in a certain environment. This is how I coach. These are the things that I can offer you. I recognize that every actor is different and I take the time to learn how I can best serve you. I get immeasurable pleasure from guiding an you to an "AHA" moment, or decreasing your stress level by coming up with a plan for success tailored to your needs. I'm a working actor so I have my finger on the pulse of the industry and I make it my business to understand it well so I can help you to navigate it. If you are a living, breathing human being, then you can do this. Acting is about authentically experiencing a human moment which we do every day of our lives, all day long. I find great joy in showing actors how to apply their own day to day behavior, experiences and emotions in service of their character. Acting training also teaches many life skills so even if you don’t pursue acting as a career, you’ll be able to take what you learn out into the world and thrive. I have an MA in Acting from Arts Educational School in London (Andrew Lloyd Webber is the chairman of the board), and 20 years of experience on the stage and on set. I care about people, and I care about their experience while evolving as a person and as an actor.
Overview

Hired 57 times

Serves Long Island City, NY

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1 employee

14 years in business

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Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

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Charles R.
Jan 21, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Today's training session with Lana was fantastic. I really appreciate her approach to acting. In only my first session with her, she has already given me some valuable "jewels" to apply to my script reads. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Details: 28 or older • Intermediate • Commercial • Narration • As recommended by teacher • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Voice Over Lessons
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Kathryn Z.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

My experience with Lana was exceptional. She listened to what my needs were and helped me create a personalized plan to accomplish my goals and accommodate my budget. She provided useful, honest and constructive feedback as we explored a range of ideas and resources to get me moving forward immediately. Time is of the essence, and Lana provided me with the fundamental tools to build and market myself by creating a brand that aligns with both my vision, and energy. She was setting me up for the best possible outcome for my new career. Lana Young is the real deal! Her energy is amazing and interacting with her was truly a pleasure. She provided great value; was extremely encouraging; offered positive feedback, and made our time together fun. She provided me with a blueprint and tangible resources to get the experience I need. I am grateful for Lana Young and I look forward to working with her again.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • To continue professional development • Improv theater • Film • Radio • TV commercial • Voice-over • Improv • Scene study • What the teacher recommends • Refine vocal expression • Strengthen vocal projection • 2-4 people • Remotely (phone or internet)

Acting Lessons
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Valentina A.
May 6, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lana is an incredibly experienced mentor that will for sure have an immensely positive influence on our daughter’s future. She knows all the tips and tricks that any aspiring actor will need to learn to succeed. We’re thrilled to have her as a coach on our new journey and we’re looking forward to learning together.

Details: Under 12 • No experience • Animation • Narration • Commercial • As recommended by teacher • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The voice over instructor travels to me

Voice Over Lessons
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Michael G.
Oct 26, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

This was my first session with Lana, and it went amazing. She gave me material to possibly work with just after getting to know me for the first few minutes. She is a very valuable coach because she is a professional working actress. Having a coach/mentor that knows first hand is super valuable to the student and she seems to really care. I have worked with a handful of teachers and coaches throughout my life, after meeting with Lana I'm confident this will be a great partnership. She even went over our time just to get a better understanding of who I am as an actor. It was a great conversation and I feel she will be an amazing teacher to help me along with my career.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Intermediate • To continue professional development • TV commercial • Film • TV episode • What the teacher recommends • No specific focus • 1 person • Remotely (phone or internet)

Acting Lessons
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Martina Y.
Oct 19, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Absolutely love her! Such an amazing talented spirit, very informative and encouraging even just after one session she gives so much value! Can’t wait to continue working together! ❤️🙂

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • To explore as a hobby • To build confidence • Film • Not applicable; lessons are for personal interest • Voice-over • Scene study • What the teacher recommends • Method acting • No specific focus • 1 person • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Acting Lessons
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Lisa Young

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer special rates for thumbtack students. The most important thing is to get yourself started so if these rates are difficult to pay please contact me directly to discuss. Self taped auditions - $55/hr (includes me as a reader, on the camera, edits and upload. Direction and coaching available - additional fees depends on need.) Will pro-rate rate for the length of time we actually work. Acting coaching - $125/hr including audition prep, acting technique, character development, camera technique etc...$95/hr for a group of 3 or more consecutive sessions. Career consultation is $175/hr - based on your level of experience and exposure to the business, I tailor a plan for you to exist successfully as an actor in any market.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The key to a successful session is a complete understanding of where your student is currently in their process and career. For Career Consultations - I use google docs and create a tailored plan for each and every student. I assess where you are in your career and then add or subtract from the plan based on your individual needs. This is imperative to living successfully as an actor in any market. We have very little control in this business but the good news is you CAN control how and where the industry sees you by following essential steps for success. YOU are your business after all. For Acting Coaching - I will spend some time at the beginning of the session to assess your level of experience, training and skills. And of course, what your needs are in that particular session. From there we will work in a way that is most effective for you. I will also take the time to figure out how you learn best and tailor my coaching so that we can maximize our learning time together. For Self Tape - it's pretty self explanatory. You'll have an audition and I will read and tape you. If you need coaching or directing, that is available to you too. I also offer taped scenes to bolster your actor's access profile page. If you don't know what that means, you should sign up for a career consult with me. :-)

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an excellent amount of life experience as well as a Masters Degree in Acting from Arts Educational School London. I also make a living on just acting so I am constantly around sets, actors of a high calibre, casting directors and agents etc...So I have first hand information and experience.

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