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StageCoach Theatre Company

StageCoach Theatre Company

5.0(1)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Nat says, "I have witnessed my child develop and mature so much this past year, and I attribute much of it to your class. It has given him so much confidence and helped him trust his intuition." Read more
Justin Winters Acting Lessons

Justin Winters Acting Lessons

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
I offer a unique approach to the craft that is focussed on wonder and fascination. By helping to direct the actor's attention to what really matters, behavior and nuance begin to grow and thrive. These ideas are cultivated from Stoic tradition and classical philosophy, and grounded in proven experience on stage.
Acting And Performance Coaching

Acting And Performance Coaching

5.0(2)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Christina C. says, "Ty (Christian) is wonderful with my daughter and has taught her many useful tools she’ll need in order to pursue her dream of voice acting. He has helped her to gain the confidence to reach out and audition for her first small role (which she landed!) and we’re hoping it will lead to many more! I can’t say enough good things about him and I’m so thankful we found him!!" Read more
Ray Bugnosen - Acting, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Ballroom & Latin Dance

Ray Bugnosen - Acting, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Ballroom & Latin Dance

New on Lessons
Offers online services
27+ years in business
I get results; but more importantly... you get results! I am not just a pro level performer, I am also a true “teacher” - I don't instruct everyone in a cookie-cutter fashion; my students learn properly because I impart knowledge the way each individual needs to receive it. Let me customize a program for you of what you need and want to learn, and in the way you need to learn it - and toward your specific goals! My rate is $100/hr and goes down with multiple lessons. I do not seek and respond to general postings from students on this platform; so you will have to request me specifically. I happily give Free Phone consultations; call me
ViaJ Studios

ViaJ Studios

4.8Excellent(9)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
31+ years in business
Julie T. says, "I'm a complete beginner and Carlyncia is able to make every session engaging and powerful. The sessions are very professional and structured." Read more
Silas Gordon Brigham, PRA         (Patsy Rodenburg Associate) Voice, Speech, Presence

Silas Gordon Brigham, PRA (Patsy Rodenburg Associate) Voice, Speech, Presence

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Hello! I am an actor, and Voice Coach certified as a Patsy Rodenberg Associate. I teach the Rodenburg Presence and Second Circle Method. I see my coaching through the lens of social justice education, informed by my study of martial arts and meditation, and shaped by my own acting experience. I coach actors both privately and in production. I am also passionate about working with non-actors and can help a wide range of students and professionals to uncover their most effective and authentic presence and voice. This work is useful for anyone who uses their voice and presence in their work and daily life. I have led group workshops designed
Chelsea Thaler Acting And Audition Coachings

Chelsea Thaler Acting And Audition Coachings

5.0(2)
5 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Emily F. says, "Chelsea is highly knowledgeable and I am enjoying working with her! She is helping me make progress towards my specific goals and has helped me find some good resources to continue my studies and practice between lessons." Read more
Actor’s Workshop

Actor’s Workshop

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
The instructor holds an MFA in directing and can teach you how to conduct yourself on stage in a variety of styles byond the American Method with a particular emphasis on Shakespeare.
Austinteachesmusic.com

Austinteachesmusic.com

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Isabella W. says, "He is really fun, and you are encouraged to ask questions. You can also choose your own music." Read more
Whimsy Acting Studio

Whimsy Acting Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Mr. Barker is a twenty-year veteran of teaching acting, voice, scene study, improvisation, public speaking, and other theatrical skills. He brings humor, warmth, and skill to his lessons. As a performance coach, he will make sure you are able to find truth and depth in every role. With his exercises in body language, movement, projection, articulation, tone, and more, you will be prepared for the audition, the role, the presentation, and the performance.

Your Acting Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acting classes cost?

Acting classes cost $25 to $65 per hour on average for group classes or $50 to $150+ per hour to hire a private acting coach. Prices vary depending on where you live and the instructor's experience and reputation. Acting studios that offer ongoing weekly classes typically charge $150 to $350 per month.

Acting courses and workshops can cost as little as $200 to as much as $2,800+, depending on the content, number of sessions, and the instructor's demand. Some acting workshops are short, 1- or 2-day intensive classes focusing on one aspect of the industry, while other programs last 4 to 8 weeks and cover several topics, methods, and techniques.

Most studios offer a free trial class so you can get a feel for the teaching style and decide if it's right for you.

Are online acting classes worth it?

Online acting classes are worth it if you want to pursue acting and are unable to attend acting classes in person. With online video calling platforms like Zoom and Skype, you can now study acting with the best in the industry from the comfort of your own home! Many reputable acting coaches—including those right here on Lessons—now offer online acting classes and teach the same methods and techniques that they teach in the studio. 

Do you need acting classes to become an actor?

You technically don't need acting classes to become an actor. However, acting classes can help you gain confidence, learn new methods and techniques, analyze scenes and scripts, and build new industry connections and relationships. Acting classes can also teach you about the business side of acting, which is as important as acting itself.

How long do acting classes take?

Acting class length varies depending on the studio and the type of class. Some studios have 2-hour classes, while others have classes lasting 3 to 5 hours. Depending on the location, acting classes may be offered in several formats, such as ongoing weekly classes, weekend intensive workshops, and training programs that can run anywhere from 2 to 8+ weeks.

What skills do you need to be an actor?

While the necessary skillset varies depending on the type of acting you pursue (think Broadway theater vs. TV commercials vs. film), all actors need a broad range of skills to portray the expressions and emotions of a character so effectively that they temporarily transport the audience to a world where the actor is indeed that character. This often involves:

  • Memorizing lines and stage cues
  • Analyzing scripts and scenes
  • Developing a character's emotions and physical expressions
  • Working with other actors, directors, and production crews
  • Adapting to unexpected changes and situations
  • Speaking clearly and adjusting one's voice to align with the character
  • Learning and developing different acting methods and techniques
  • Being comfortable in front of an audience or camera

Reviews for Ashburn acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Lucille S.
Christion Ty Edwards is professional, kind and a courteous instructor. I also appreciate his flexibility, patience and his willingness to help in any area needed.
Acting and Performance Coaching
George M.
I'm learned so much in just my first class!
viaJ studios
Nick C.
It has been a phenomenal experience since the start. Chelsea is a great teacher and has been incredibly helpful and understanding throughout each lesson.
Chelsea Thaler Acting and Audition Coachings
David P.
Austin knows what he is doing... just love the depth of information and resources he provides in his Lessons. Theory, performance, practice tips and overall lesson objectives make this 61+ year old just love taking lessons with Austin.
austinteachesmusic.com
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