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Coaching With Marge!

Coaching With Marge!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Naperville, 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....
Curtain Up Classroom

Curtain Up Classroom

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Naperville, IL
Combining both theatre experience as actor and director and teaching experience as Communications and Theatre Professor, Dr. Maria Bakalis provides unique acting education with an artistic touch. All Curtain Up Classroom programs reflect a steadfast commitment to creative training and are dedicated to building upon the philosphy that theatre is a collaborative experience for the actor and the audience. We hope you join us!
Learn From A Working Director.

Learn From A Working Director.

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Naperville, 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.
LaVie Acting

LaVie Acting

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Naperville, 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
LP Entertainment & Consulting

LP Entertainment & Consulting

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Naperville, 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
Reckless Ensemble Theatre

Reckless Ensemble Theatre

New on Lessons
Serves Naperville, IL
I have been director and teacher for over 20 years. My expertise is in movement for the actor so you won't be a "talking head!" As an actor, I specialized in musical theater. I have my masters in theater and am a certified Laban Movement Analyst and Movement Pattern Analyst. I also teach part time for the College of DuPage and am artistic director of Reckless Ensemble Theatre. I enjoy bringing the expression and skills of theater to others. Presentation, memorization, communication, etc. are applicable to any career....
T. E Theatrical Teachings

T. E Theatrical Teachings

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Naperville, IL
This is an actor’s approach to performance. We start with the text and expand from there into the music and dance. I have been working with students of all levels (Grade School-Undergraduate) since 2014. I have my BFA in Music Theatre performance
Upstage Acting

Upstage Acting

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Naperville, IL
My teaching process focuses on actors being able to use their own experiences, life knowledge and instincts to develop characters. Students are led through exercises and text analysis to find where the most powerful choices can be found and how to utilize different techniqes to portray them. I enjoy those small (or large) moments when things click, when an actor breaks through to discover abilities they didn't know they had. Those moments when they are able to truly give their character the voice that fits best....
The Art Of Emotion

The Art Of Emotion

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Naperville, IL
I thinks it's import that the actor is in control of their character at all times. I love talking to an actor openly about their life experiences and how it relates to the character! One of my mentors has been James Mangold. He's well know for directing, "Walk the Line" and "The Greatest Showman." I love the relationship that happens between the Actor & Director. It wasn't until I watched James work so hard with all of his actors to achieve real life into each character. I love the process!...
Mr. ODonnell

Mr. ODonnell

New on Lessons
Offers online services
42+ years in business
Serves Naperville, IL
40 Years of practical experience in front and behind the scenes in Ttheate,r film TV.. Also very passionate about working with people with special needs Mental, Physical or Emmotional. From 1 -111 years old

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 Naperville acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Naperville area.
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
Sedi S.
Everything
Raksanna Productions
Vicki R.
Mary is my daughter's voice teacher. She is wonderful! Very patient and encouraging. She pushes my daughter just far enough out of her comfort zone to help her grow. Since working with Mary I have noticed a huge improvement in my daughter's singing and overall confidence! Mary gives my daughter a CD with the songs she is working on, has a microphone and great sound system and has even recorded My daughter singing which she uses as a teaching tool to point out strengths and areas to work on! I have been very impressed with Mary and highly recommend her!
The Studio of Mary Barrios
Kasia P.
Tad has been wonderful! His expertise and training really shine through the lessons with my children. He has suggested specific books that will address their areas of need while also keeping in mind their song/style interests and goals. Tad provides challenging yet engaging lessons that have already expanded their skill level. Always communicative, courteous, and punctual, I would highly recommend Tad to anyone looking for piano lessons.
EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy
Kayla
She is very patient and kind. She does a really good job of explaining things and is not afraid to correct you when you’re doing something wrong, but she does it in a kind away. I would highly recommend her!
Kate Schiliro - Vocal Coach and Audition Coach
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