Ellen Pariser Acting Lessons

Ellen Pariser Acting Lessons

5.0 (2)
2 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

I offer free headshots and review/help writing your resume with every client booked for an incredibly low price. 

I love what I do and I truly want to help others. I'm a kind and caring, but an honest individual with lots of experience with children and adults.  

I love creating characters and helping other people see the magic behind what stars do in the movies and on Broadway. Seeing a student get that magic take makes my day! Helping people see that characters are complicated, just like people, is my passion. 

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Sharon, MA 02067
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2 Reviews


  • Rachel

    Audition preparation with Ellen was an amazing opportunity for me! Having not done any formal auditions before, Ellen was a huge help to me while I was learning the ropes. While I already had a background in singing and music, Ellen brought my acting in my musical theater piece to a completely new level!!! Her acting exercises helped my really get into the character I was portraying and helped me to understand and personalize the piece in a way I was unable to before. She also helped me prepare for the auditions themselves. Ellen worked with me to create a performance/acting resume that I could use at auditions as well as helped me get head shots done to submit with the resume. She even gave me some of her personal tips and tricks (as well as the do's and don'ts) when she came with me to my auditions! Thank you Ellen for all of your help!!!

  • Bethany Dumont

    Ellen is amazing!!! She took me from square one, that is absolutely no acting experience, and helped me prepare musical theatre songs for several class presentations. She also taugh me so much about acting, characters, and improv. She was great at breaking down concepts for me and finding countless different exercises that fit the way I learned best. I would 100% reccomend her to anyone looking to improve their acting skills!


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

On the first session, my photographer comes and we work on a resume if needed, we take headshots and get to know each other. 

After that lessons are personalized based on experience and what you hope to accomplish. 

I have an assistant that comes with me and takes notes during the session so that I can look at them and make a game plan to make you the best actor that you can be.     

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

I've been acting and taking classes for as long as I can remember. I've had numerous jobs related to working with children and entertaining adults. I am currently going to school for theatre, English, and education. 

I've run improvisation workshops and I have a steady client base already consisting of people of adults and children.  

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

Initially, the first lesson is 30 dollars. We do headshots, resume work, and an initial assessment of abilities and what you want to work on.

After that, each lesson is only twenty dollars an hour, however, I am flexible. Lessons are usually 1-2 hours, depending on the work needed to accomplish in the timeframe.

All clients will leave with a working headshot and resume, and hopefully work experience, that I am more than happy to help you get!    

How did you get started teaching?

I've worked with people my entire life from day jobs to acting jobs, to work I do now in communication through STEM field. I love sharing my passion with people and teaching something new. I started as a camp counselor, assistant directing a play, teaching acting, and supervising children.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with all types of students from new to advanced. I accept all ages, as long as you are motivated, ready to work, and passionate, I will be happy to meet with you!  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love my work at the current observatory I work at. Even though the job was originally, a little out of my comfort zone, looking up at something as vast as the night sky and thinking about space on a daily basis is a really humbling experience and I am thrilled to be employed there. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would assure that they are a good fit for you. Speak with them on the phone first, be frank about what you want out of classes. Acting and scene work is based around a lot of trust, so make sure that you have the potential to bond with the coach you chose to work with. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Acting classes are not like in movies and TV. They are hard work for the student and the coach, so trust is necessary. You will need to be open with me to get to most out of our work together.        

Lessons offered

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