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Amber Entertainment Acting Coach

Amber Entertainment Acting Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I not only work on characters and scene work but the business side of being an actor. Everything! Teaching a student how to play a character from a play or film script and watching the result is so wonderful!
Peter D. Michael

Peter D. Michael

New on Lessons
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Hi! I’ve been an actor for over 30 years and I’ve been doing voice over since 1989. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and coaching the art of being a successful VO talent. However, you must know what you’re doing when you have any copy (script) in your hands. Our first session includes a 10-point lesson plan that each client takes home with them. After that, we get right to work! I always get the most out of everyone that I work with! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Samples of my work can be seen and heard on my website. Best, Peter D. Michael ~ NY Emmy Award Winner peterdmichael.com [email protected]
American Arts Film & Television Academy

American Arts Film & Television Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
American Arts, Film & TV Academy (AAFTA) is dedicated to educate, guide and develop emerging talent across the Arts and Film and Television Industry in the USA. With strong support on business, networking and productivity we provide Actors, Writers, Directors and Performing Artists the opportunity to develop skills to aide them in a professional working career in the USA and around the world.
Rehearsal Buddy

Rehearsal Buddy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I am an Actor and Educator from Savannah GA, who has trained/ worked professionally in Classical text, Improvisation, Mime, as well as Film and Television. Since recieving my BFA in Theatre Performace from Columbus State University, I have experienced the Entertainment industry in Atlanta as well as NYC. My work in the industry has coencided with my work as and educator, where I have had the privliedge to work with K-12 students. My work in education for the most part has been in theatre ( The Alliance Theatre, Keep the Beat, Atlanta Street Theatre, Trevor Day School) however, I also have two years experience in Online learning having worked ...
Building Rapport

Building Rapport

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I will give you the tools to perform at your best. I focus on listening, tactics, authenticity, and letting go/having fun. Preparation means working things out in order to play a good game. 19 years professional experience. SAG-AFTRA. @building_rapport
BobbyGene's Actorsclubhouse Inc.

BobbyGene's Actorsclubhouse Inc.

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, 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...
Alyson Croft-Acting Coach

Alyson Croft-Acting Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Hi. Im founder of the Actors Cartel. I teach an online beginner on camera acting class on Tuesdays at 5pm. I also teach in person in Reseda on Wednesdays at 7pm. If those times don’t work we can work one on one online. I’ve been an acting coach for 10 years, at all levels and around the globe. I’m also a working actress with decades of network tv and film credits. I’d love to get you up to speed and audition ready. Reach out to me at [email protected] and we can coordinate a time to get you going. Looking forward, Alyson Croft
Corey Pepper Acting Coach

Corey Pepper Acting Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Corey Pepper received a BA in Theater from State University of NY at Binghamton. He was a founding member of National Lampoon Players, the first improv company started by the famed humor magazine, studying improv with Chris Barnes and Michael Haggarty of Second City Chicago. He’s a Graduate of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers program. Corey has performed as a regular standup comic at the Improv and the Comedy Store. He has thirty years experience as actor, writer, comic and teacher, including performing for the Walt Disney Co. for over ten years. He has appeared as an actor in such projects as "Studs Lonigan" for NBC, and "The Quickening" for...
GB Voice Academy

GB Voice Academy

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
Serves Santa Monica, 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
Ancient Touch Studio

Ancient Touch Studio

New on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Experience, Knowledge, Insight, Credibility and Understanding of Technique. I dive into the unknown and discovered life.

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 Santa Monica acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica 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
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