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Top 10 acting classes in Long Beach, CA

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BobbyGene's Actorsclubhouse Inc.

BobbyGene's Actorsclubhouse Inc.

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
The Actorsclubhouse is known for it's Integrity, Experience, and Successes for over the last 21years. Training and prepairng kids, teens and young adults for the Real Television and Film Industry. With actors working on Television Shows and Films. www.actorsclubhouse.com Being apart of so many dreams and goals then seeing it come to fruition...be it Television, Film, Commercials or just gaining confidence in getting out of their shyness is more rewarding than one can ever imagine. bobbygenes actorsclubhouse Instagram bobbygene_artist...
GB Voice Academy

GB Voice Academy

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
Serves Long Beach, CA
Alex K. says, "Gabriel is a terrific accent teacher. He has a system to isolate most problematic sounds and works on each one until they sound as if produced by native speaker. I made a huge progress even after the first lesson." Read more
Spencer Artist Development

Spencer Artist Development

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Dora S. says, "Mr. Spencer is an excellent acting coach for me and my daughter. He has taught us via online lessons for 9 months. But of us are beginners but we have excelled and are mastering acting quickly. Mr. Spencer is a vastly knowledgable, professional, encouraging instructor. My daughter was cast as Anne in her school's production of Diary of Anne Frank, which to me is just amazing. I have call backs myself for a role in a play at my local community theatre. Mr. Spencer is helping us realize are dreams, and to cultivate our passions. I highly recommend him." Read more
Matt Ferrell & Co.

Matt Ferrell & Co.

5.0(3)
Offers online services
55+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Shannon B. says, "I can confidently say that Matt Ferrell is the best teacher I have ever had. His abundant knowledge and experience in musical theatre mixed with his desire to push his students to reach their highest potential makes him a fantastic person to learn from. If you want to take your skills to the next level, Matt is definitely the guy to take you there. I have seen so much growth in myself as an actress since I started working with Matt. As a senior musical theatre major, I feel confident auditioning and working professionally thanks to the wonderful training I have received from Matt. " Read more
Professional Actor Training

Professional Actor Training

New on Lessons
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Jeremy Tardy is an actor and director who got his start as a child actor working in professional theater. Jeremy studied in Oxford, England at the British American Dramatic Academy. He received his BFA in Drama at The Juilliard School. Now residing in Los Angeles, he enjoys a career with TV/Film credits including: Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey", HBO’s “Ballers”, Netflix’s “Dear White People”, “The Mindy Project”, “10 Days in the Valley”, “Castle”; PREY, VOODOO MACBETH, WAR DOGS, and more. Jeremy enjoys teaching the craft of acting which he has been doing for nearly 10 years and has seen many of his students make tremendous progress toward t
Acting With Azizi

Acting With Azizi

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
I just won a Tony and Obie for the show called Oslo last year playing one of the leads. I have been acting since I was a child. I have studied with great Michael Howard, Uta Hagen, Allen Miller, and Charlie Richter. I have developed my own way and system based on all the styles I have studied. I have appeared in hundreds of film and television shows. Goto to me IMDB page to see most of my work. I am an ethnic actor and was the first Iranian American to be a network series regular in 2003 for ABC, so I am an expert on teaching ethnic actors on how to get work including children. Www.imdb.com/anthonyazizi...
Jordan Reynolds Studios

Jordan Reynolds Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Hi! I'm a singer-songwriter and performer with experience in a wide range of vocal styles. I studied classical voice at New England Conservatory and Brigham Young University, performed in operas, musical theater shows, professional choral ensembles, and in venues across the US for my own songs under the artist name Jordan Pratt. Mentorship as a songwriter and as a vocalist have been essential in my career, and so I aim to pay that forward as a teacher. I believe everyone comes to songwriting and singing with something unique to offer, and I work with my students to bring that forward by catering my lessons to the individual. My master's degr...
Kathleen Gonzales Coaching

Kathleen Gonzales Coaching

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Charlie F. says, "Artistry is a path fraught with both inspiration and obstacles. The journey to becoming a successful artist often demands more than just talent; it requires mentorship, guidance, and the nurturing of one's creative flame. In my quest for such support, I discovered Kathleen. From the moment I had my first session, it was evident that she is not just a mentor but an artist herself. Her industry experience and passion for her craft shone through in every lesson. She was not merely instructing; she was guiding me towards discovering the depths of my own abilities. One of the most striking aspects of Kathleen is her tailored approach. Each session was customized to address my specific needs and goals. Whether I was aiming to improve my on-screen presence or refine my vocal techniques, the coach created a personalized roadmap to success. This level of individualized attention is a testament to her commitment to the growth of her students. The feedback and constructive criticism I received were invaluable. Kathleen provided insights and techniques that I hadn't encountered during my time in the industry. What's more, she fostered an environment where I felt comfortable taking risks and pushing my boundaries. This approach pushed me to new heights in my performances, and I saw noticeable improvements in my auditions and projects. Kathleen coached in various aspects of acting and voice acting, from script analysis and character development to vocal modulation and accent training. Their expertise encompassed theater, film, and voice-over, making this coaching suitable for actors of all backgrounds and preferences. Moreover, the flexibility of scheduling and the option for online sessions made it convenient for me to access these world-class coaching services, irrespective of my location or busy work schedule. It's evident that Kathleen is dedicated to making her coaching accessible to artists worldwide. I highly recommend Kathleen to actors and voice actors at all stages of their careers. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your skills, Kathleen will undoubtedly be a beacon of light in your artistic journey." Read more
Puja At Rainbow Productions

Puja At Rainbow Productions

4.9Exceptional(23)
Offers online services
44 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Robert A. says, "During or first lesson Puja was immediately able to provide me with a framework for approaching a role in a film that required a lot of thought and action as well as dialogue. I look forward to more lessons to enrich my depth as an actor, to allow me to be the character and the character to be me - to be free in my approach as well as to work within the excellent structure that Puja provides." Read more
All About Acting

All About Acting

New on Lessons
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
As a successful actor of over 100 national commercials in just 12 years, with multiple campaigns running simultaniously, I can help you stand out above the rest so you book more, as well as develop your business accumen for increased auditions and call-back precentages. If you're struggling with your call back ratio or just not booking, I can share some secrets, and drill methods and tactics for making the right connection in the room to dispell all doubt, and help you get everybody on the other side of the camera totally excited about you. Every audition is meant for you, you were selected because they like the look for the part. All you hav...

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 Long Beach acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Long Beach area.
Daria K.
Gabriel provides really interesting guide of sounds of American English. It helps to gain a better understanding of American accent and its specifics.
GB Voice Academy
Charles C.
I'm a 74 year old retired man. I have always loved acting but have had some minor challenges due to bad eye sight and I'm not that computer savvy. Jim helped me learn how to use an I-pad my grand daughter gave me to help me expand fonts to read scripts. Though I'm only doing this so far for a hobby, I can see huge improvement in my ability to memorize scripts and act convincingly. Jim encouraged me to audition for the community senior center's drama club. I couldn't believe it I got right in and enjoying meeting new people (I'm widowed). Jim has been a Godsend. I'm finding new joy and I'm enjoying seeing local theatre productions. I appreciate his kind, patient, and professional matter. Acting lessons with Jim is what got me through the horrible isolation during Covid quarantine. He is also incredibly knowledgable on health such as veganism, breathing/meditation and is encouraging me to get into a healthier lifestyle. My voice/sinuses improved after giving up dairy. I used to get chronic sinusitis. So I feel acting has been beneficial to my overall health. Though Jim is pricier than other teachers in the area... I believe you pay for what you get. The extra money I pay is well worth it. The two other acting coaches I used before Jim...were mediocre and treated me like an invalid. Jim continues to inspire me to be the best I can be in all areas of my life. I consider him a good friend and he is one of the best educators out there.
Spencer Artist Development
Agnes
Matt Ferrell is just so awesome!! Can’t say enough good things!!!! I trained with him in musical theatre and acting, he is very well versed in both!!! Musical theatre people, this guy will get you a job!!!!
Matt Ferrell & Co.
Zachary Michael M.
Puja is absolutely phenomenal and I felt I learned so much in just one hour. Everything was digestible and very easy to remember. 5/5
Puja at Rainbow Productions
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