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Acting Lessons

Acting Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
I love the art of theatre and gain great joy from helping others love it too. I have had many students transition into working professionally.
I Tutor

I Tutor

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Elgin, IL
I have worked with students of all ages but my speciality is working with high school and college students on their written and verbal skills. I also help students raise their English ACT scores to get into the college of their choice. There is nothing better for me than seeing students achieve their goals. I have been in education for most of my career and went back to college for my Master's in order to teach at the college level. My hobbies are writing, reading, yoga, and bike riding. I also developed and taught a creative writing course for adults....
Coaching With Marge!

Coaching With Marge!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Elgin, IL
Hello. I am the Artistic Director of Steel Beam Theatre in St Charles IL which is a professional non-Equity theatre. I have been a director, teacher and acting coach for years in the Chicago area. I’ve directed over 140 plays and coached countless actors for auditions, characterization building and role development for plays and small films. I love working with beginning and experienced actors alike and develop a rapport that works with each actor’s individual needs. It has been my privilege to work with Emmy and, locally, Jefferson Award winners alike....

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

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