Acting Lessons- Youth Through Adult

Acting Lessons- Youth Through Adult

4.8 (9)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I've worked as an actress both in L.A. where I'm from, and NYC where I lived for 7 years. I've worked in film, television, and voiceover. I'm a proud member of AEA the Stage Actor's Union. I've been a full time acting teacher working in both public and private schools for 5 years. I worked as an acting competition judge for DTASC in Southern California for 4 years. I've also taught at the collegiate level at UNCSA. 

With my breadth of experience as an actress and a teacher, I can help you find the process that is right for you. With me, you will learn how to create a character, how to find and nail strong audition material, and how to be confident in making choices.

I can help you learn the business of the acting biz! What should a headshot look like? What is a reel? How do I format a resume? Where do I find auditions? How do I get an agent? 

Whether you are an acting novice, or have years of experience under your belt, we can find the lessons that work for you and help you achieve your acting goals. Break a leg!

I love watching the thrill a student has when they "just get it", when the penny drops for the first time. 

I love seeing a students growth, and helping them see how far they've come from the first session to the last. 

I love the thrill of watching a student make smart, real choices that just make the character come alive!

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Tewksbury, MA 01876
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9 Reviews

4.8

  • Natalie Perez

    I love working with Kacie. Her teaching style makes me feel comfortable and relax so that it is very easy to explore my creative side. It is great working with some one who can make your goals achievable and the process of achieving them fun and manageable. Kacie is professional, relatable and awesome to work with. I look forward to every class with her.

  • Rachel Anderson

    She’s a great coach I love meeting with her!! Brings new ideas and perspectives to every meeting!!

  • Gabriella Borges

    Working with Kacie has been a remarkable time. She connects with you and works around your persona. Without a doubt would recommend her, even with my eyes closed. If you choose her you recognize that she has knowledge and loves what she does. There is no other person I would have rather chose.

  • Charly pappert

    Ive learned a lot of new technics and have a lot of fun with the lessons


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FAQs


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

My job is to serve you. We would discuss what your goals are and what you hope to gain from our lessons. Once we know what you want we can tailor the lessons to your schedule and decide the best course of action. You may want to meet a few times to prepare for a specific audition. You may wnat to meet regularly to learn how to act for the first time. Or maybe you've stepped away from acting for years and need help getting back in the water with lessons and a headshot and resume update. Whatever it is, I will make it work for you and your schedule.


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

I am the first place winner of the Drama teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare competition. After my win I was asked to come back as a judge, and served in that capacity for the next 3 years.

I am a proud member of Actor's Equity Association

I am a very proud graduate of one of the top theater programs in the country The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

I have taught for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School district in Southern California and the Lawrence Public School district in Lawrence, MA. Starting this fall I will be teaching for the Boston Public School District. 

I have taught in private schools in Manhattan and Boston.

I have taught private students for over 5 years.

As an actress I have worked in some of the largest playhouses in the country. I have done voiceover work for videogames, commercials, and audiobooks, and more.


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

My going rate is $30 for the half hour, $45 for the hour. Prices can be negotiable if you are ingterested in package deals.


How did you get started teaching?

I was asked to teach in the school district I graduated from immediately upon graduating, and I've never stopped. It's always been a skill that I had that kept me afloat when I was a full time actress. I found that I loved it so much that I transitioned to it full time. 


What types of students have you worked with?

My experience has ranged from pre-k through grade 12, and beyond. As a teacher I vary the lessons for the age group I am teaching. I love working with adults who are already in their careers and may just want to take lessons for fun, or to get back in touch with their creative side.

I also love working with the beginning actor, watching them learn to be brave and make bold choices, and have fun!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Right before quarantine I was in the middle of directing a production of "Peter Pan" at a private school in Reading. Using my background in both dance and stage combat I was able to bring all of those big boisteruos scenes between the Pirates and the Lost Boys to life. I think I run a fun production, and we were so close to opening night! But we made sure to have a virtual showcase so the students could still show all their hard work!


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

Students should take the time to talk to the teacher, for free, and to see if it's a good fit for them. With privagte lessons, the lesson should absolutely be tailor made to fit the students goals and not follow a teachers preset agenda. The expectations of meeting should be very clear. Any teacher who is truly invested in your success will sit down and tkae their time to talk to you at no charge and get on the same page. In each lesson they should be so clear what their objectives for you are so that you understand which way the car is driving and what you need to try to get out of it.

In addition, if something isn't working for you, there should be an ease of communication there for you to let your instructor know that it isn't and for you both to try a new tactic ro reverse course. You are paying for the lesson, so ultimately it is you who should feel most at ease.


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

You should ask more about the teachers background and experience in the field.

Once your goals are clearly communicated you should feel free to ask what the teacher thinks is the best way to get there, in other words what will be the structure of my lessons?

You should have a clear, and honest conversation about your budget and how many lessons you can afford, so that the teacher can make your needs fit into your budget and time frame. 

If you are struggling as you go along you should absolutely articulate that to your teacher. With acting there is no one right path to the end result. There is always another way. Not a fan of Meisner, then we won't do it. Emotional recall giving you trouble, We'll figure something else out. 

You are the captain of this ship.


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