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Top 10 acting classes in Alameda, CA

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DeAnna Driscoll- Acting Coach

DeAnna Driscoll- Acting Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Hello! I work with actors of all levels to strengthen their confidence and help them grow while crafting their work. My passion for theater and the fact I have worked professionally as an actor for 25+ years makes me confident that together we will strengthen your technique. I also have 19 years as an experienced theater educator. I teach acting 101, character study, script breakdown, audition technique, and playwriting, to name a few. I will tailor the work to what you need as an individual. I look forward to meeting with you!
Pixel-Flick TV

Pixel-Flick TV

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I like to focus on creating original content and work with Independent Filmmakers, Actors and Writers. I am here to help support the independent artist producing Short Films, Actor Reels and Trailers. I really enjoy working with talent and focusing on visual storytelling through cinematography.
Evolutionary Fitness

Evolutionary Fitness

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Isabella M. says, "Gerard is an exceptional fitness trainer who goes above and beyond to help his clients achieve their goals. His personalized approach to training, combined with his extensive knowledge of exercise science and nutrition, sets him apart from others in the field. Gerard is not only dedicated to improving his clients' physical fitness but also their overall well-being. His motivational skills and positive attitude make every session enjoyable and rewarding. I highly recommend Gerard to anyone looking to make meaningful and sustainable changes to their health and fitness routine." Read more
Talent Sho

Talent Sho

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Alameda, CA
we focus on turning weaknesses into strengths, for the camera and the stage, and develop an array of character work that will prepare our students for success in any audition, on stage or in front of the camera. These skils build confidence and demonstrate the true power of accessing spaces of vulnerability with developed awareness.
Coaching For Acting

Coaching For Acting

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
My teaching has a large toolbox to draw from, as I have trained in a wide variety of methods and approaches, both in the U.S. and U.K. I enjoy working with actors at all levels and ages on all sorts of material, from contemporary to classical, and can easily accommodate to suit each individual’s specific needs and goals. It brings me joy to witness students making discoveries and seeing what they are capable of, as they build their skills and enjoy the process. I have worked with both beginning and experienced actors, and have successfully assisted them prepare for auditions for drama programs and theatre companies....
Cinespecial Productions

Cinespecial Productions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Doug B. says, "Passion! Without it you just get the job done. With it, you dream, envision greatness, have fun, excel and exceed. George is a passionate Producer." Read more
Mandala Studios

Mandala Studios

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Malia 9. says, "Rana is one of my favorite Directors! She is good at teaching us acting, singing, and dancing. She makes us feel like a family. Rana is super fun. She's super duper fun! And, she's really good at braiding hair. She braided all of our hair very fancy for the Little Mermaid shows. " Read more
ChandlerWhite Arts

ChandlerWhite Arts

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I excel in coaching non actors, beginners as well those with experience. I work on bringing out innate ability by taping into your being and what naturally exists and empowers.
Austin Acting Studio

Austin Acting Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I'm getting my MFA in Acting and Directing for film. I also have been acting on stage for 11 years. I have one year left to graduating and becoming a college professor for Acting.
Illuminate Talent | ILL Talent

Illuminate Talent | ILL Talent

New on Lessons
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Certainly! Here's an introduction highlighting your credentials and accomplishments as a performing arts teacher: --- With a foundation built at the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where I was honored to attend on scholarship, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my role as a performing arts teacher. My journey in the arts began early, with a remarkable achievement of being signed to a production deal at the age of 15, a testament to my talent and dedication. As an award-winning singer, I have not only mastered my craft but also shared my passion through producing acclaimed plays in both New York City and the S

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 Alameda acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Alameda area.
Robyn N.
I met Gerard at a fitness studio that I had been going to for 3 years. I was extremely happy at that studio, but I am even happier having Gerard as my personal trainer. The fact that he trained and competed professionally as a body builder himself is what initially drew me in as, clearly, he knows what he's doing. I was correct in my assumption; he is a human encyclopedia of fitness and nutrition information. The variety in exercises we do is astonishing and tailored to my individual fitness goals. No two sessions are the same. He is sensitive to limitations and injuries. His encouragement keeps me pushing harder, and he seems genuinely interested in helping me achieve my goals. I now prefer working out with Gerard. I have benefitted greatly from his guidance, support, and expertise and will continue my fitness journey with him as my coach.
Evolutionary Fitness
Anonymous M.
My daughter is very inspired by Rana! She's more of the shy, quiet type and not the first to jump on the stage. Rana brought out the best in her with just the right balance of fun, artistry, and encouragement. She gained confidence, grew her musical theater skills, and above all, had the time of her life.
Mandala Studios
N.S.
My two children have been taking lessons with Ms. Anna for a while now. Ms Anna took in my son, who was very young at the beginning, and adapted her teaching style to accommodate his learning level. She is very patient and provides lots of words of encouragement that helps my kids going. When the pandemic hit, Ms Anna quickly transitioned to online classes and it was the only lesson we continued and I am very glad we did! The kids love learning piano from her!
Anna’s acting and music academy
Keith R.
She is an amazing teacher and really helps me find out how to understand what I sing.
Alina's Voice Studio
Della R.
We liked her professionalism, knowledge and ability/willingness to work with my grandson on the things he needed to learn. She is also very dependable
Julie Bannerton
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