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Top 10 acting classes in Somerville, MA

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Mac's School Of Drama

Mac's School Of Drama

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Somerville, MA
Welcome to Mac’s School of Drama! I coach performers of all ages on solo monologues, group scenes, improvisation, musical theater performance, and more! I have been coaching folks for over a decade now. My students have gotten into their dream schools, have won monologue competitions at the state level, and booked gigs all over the greater Boston area. As a coach I focus on bolstering your strengths with positivity and enthusiasm, while helping you to overcome your weaknesses through critical examination of self. I utilize the Declan Donnellan method of "The Actor and the Target" to help focus your acting on outside stimuli and to get you
Communication Matters Studio

Communication Matters Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
Heather C. says, "Bren is a phenomenal. Instructor. I love working with her!" Read more
Boston Acting

Boston Acting

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
I've been to major film festivals with different starring roles. Lived in NY and Hollywood both for sometime.... I'm not such a computer guy, but my work is on YouTube if you just type in "Thomas Braxton Jr drama"... just trying this out... I can only have some many students I imagine, as I am forever acting The whole game is changing right before our eyes. Want students who are eager and ready to take this new age in acting.
PaulaChaseMusic

PaulaChaseMusic

5.0(3)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
Bryan W. says, "Working with Paula Chase is easier than past music teachers I have worked with because she is easy to communicate with and friendly yet professional and after a few lessons my playing of the keyboard has improved she is super nice and very understanding " Read more
Jack N. O'Hara

Jack N. O'Hara

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Somerville, MA
Mason P. says, "Jack is an articulate and detail oriented instructor. He offered great insight into the current state of the industry. I had a great experience with him!" 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 Somerville acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Somerville area.
Nora I.
Paula is outstanding. She has both connected with my daughter live and online and I am amazed at how easily and seamlessly she is able to work with my extremely shy 9 year old.
PaulaChaseMusic
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