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Top 10 acting classes in Glenview, IL

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Learn From A Working Director.

Learn From A Working Director.

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Taught acting at the New York film academy. Studied with Larry Moss. Recently directed and produced the feature film The Word Without You. 3 projects in the works. Learn from someone in the game. 25 years experience.
BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach

BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Jennifer L. says, "BEKA is great to work with. She is very personable and patient and make you feel comfortable exploring your work. She talks through any direction she's giving so that it makes sense from multiple angles. Highly recommend!" Read more
LP Entertainment & Consulting

LP Entertainment & Consulting

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Lynette P. says, "Lisa is wonderful. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated to practice and do homework on her own. As a parent new to this, Lisa is kind and patient and very positive. She motivates my daughter to try new things and explore her skill set with confidence. Lisa is very experienced and knowledgeable, and her willingness to share what she knows with me as a parent and my daughter as her student has made this such a great experience." Read more
ArtReach Educational Theatre

ArtReach Educational Theatre

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Stacey M. says, "The instructors are wonderful and really invested in the students. " Read more
LaVie Acting

LaVie Acting

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Laine W. says, "Yvia has a way of making you feel so comfortable and I really enjoy working with her. I am learning so much about acting and about myself. It has been a really wonderful experience. I think the world of Yvia." Read more
Andy Bossov Music

Andy Bossov Music

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Elaine M. says, "I have known Andy Bossov for a very long time. I find him to be a very knowledgeable, personable and capable individual. He is a great teacher, whether he's teaching piano or as a Rabbi, teaching religion." Read more
Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

5.0Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Glenview, IL
Brayden B. says, "good" Read more

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 Glenview acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Glenview area.
Jennifer L.
I had my first session with BEKA and she was amazing. She worked with me on two monologues and she was able to quickly and expertly dissect the material, and was able to help me try out various ways of making the performances stronger. She is kind and gentle with how she delivers notes, but at the same time has a solid opinion on how to improve. In other words, she makes you feel safe to receive criticism but isn't going to let you off the hook if you're not getting where you need to be to get the attention of your audience. I feel like working with her will help me get to where I want to be.
BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach
Lynette P.
Lisa is knowledgeable and is willing to take the time to really teach and inspire her students. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated at the end of the session to continue practicing on her own. Lisa has taken the time to walk me through every aspect of getting my daughter ready for her future. Her kindness, knowledge and patience has helped both my daughter and me navigate through the world of acting, dancing, singing and modeling.
LP entertainment & consulting
Maurice D.
Karen is very personal and in tuned with actors she works with. She’s detailed and focused on bringing out the best with those she works with.
Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach
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