Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

5.0 (12)
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
36 years in business

About this pro

 Training actors since 1986, many of my students are working in Los Angeles, NYC, and Chicago markets. I am a professional actor with over 40 years experience acting in theater And film. Credits include Broadway, off Broadway, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, US marshals, A stir of Echoes, Early Edition, The  Lakehouse .

I love empowering my students and Allowing them to tap in to their unique power. Many of my students go on and work professionally and that’s extremely satisfying as well.

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Oak Park, IL 60304
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  • Maurice L. Dortch

    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.

  • Jessica Kadish

    Karen is a wonderful coach. I always feel both safe with her and challenged by her. She doesn’t shy away from tackling an actor’s deepest fears or biggest roadblocks. As a result of her sessions I am more present and emotionally self-aware and able to bring myself to the material that I tackle. I’m very grateful to Karen!

  • Connor S.

    Karen was a fantastic instructor who stretched me in new ways and opened my eyes to the acting world. As somebody with no previous acting experience, I found her extremely patient and helpful. She spoke honestly without putting me down when and consistently encouraged me to dig deeper into different characters and find ways to project my own experiences into scenes. She's such an authenticate and compassionate person. I would highly recommend Karen!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each session begins with a cluster of three warm up acting exercises. This is to presents the actor and helps with releasing self-consciousness and nerves. We then move onto scripted material. All you have is words on a piece of paper where do you go from there. We start with the first reading exercise and eventually move to a rule where you read the script and learn script analysis and character development Along with a number of acting techniques To keep in your toolbox and help you approach many different roles.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

-BS Acting  and Directing

- training Actors fo 34 years in TV, FLIM, COMMERCIALS & THEATER

- Coaching every level from the beginner to the seasoned professional

-I continue my training is a professional actor as well

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$60 - $90 per hour depending on how often you Take lessons. Packages/volume discount available.

What types of students have you worked with?

Teens and adults from the beginner to the working professional.

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