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Top 10 acting classes in Detroit, MI

Students agree: these Detroit acting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Actors Loft

The Actors Loft

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Hugh G. says, "Working with all levels of talent and experience is great!" Read more
John Casablancas

John Casablancas

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
We endeavor to have our students succeed and reccomend activities and sources for advancement. We have an agency - active in Acting and modeling- MTM Agency. Our staff are experienced and professional .We offer the best advice and direction geared to the student's ability.
Marcello Rossi Music

Marcello Rossi Music

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Kate D. says, "He has the patience of a saint! It's still very early days, but he's already coaxed a lot of progress out of this very unpromising student!" Read more
Front And Center

Front And Center

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
14 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Analise Q. says, "Pharaoh is an amazing and supportive teacher who helps us amazing with resources from books to the chance to meet people involved with the acting industry. He has created a wonderful group of people that I love learning with and encourages us to look at many aspects of the industry, effectively helping us cultivate and refine our skills in acting while also giving us an understanding of what it really means to be an actor. " Read more
Gracifide Vocal And Acting Coach

Gracifide Vocal And Acting Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
I am 30 yr+professional singer/songwriter/actor with stage experience I am a natural born singer/entertainer the stage is home love it and would like to help discover the next generation of fabulous entertainers !
Jeffmcfly Hiphop Lessons

Jeffmcfly Hiphop Lessons

4.5(2)
9+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Jeffrey H. says, "He is the best son a father can have. Hard headed at times but that how a son is." Read more
Tink Love

Tink Love

New on Lessons
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
My name is Zondra Belllafont. I am a little personal and I am ready to start being in the movies and TV shows I want to learn to add I want to become big edit. I’m willing to take lessons and learn I have a high school diploma and 38 years old and 32 I’m a good person with a good heart.
Joel Frazee

Joel Frazee

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Detroit, MI
Hello new performers and stage veterans. My name is Joel Frazee and I have been performing professionally and in the community for the the last 25 years of my life. I hold a BFA in theater arts from University of Detroit Mercy and I just completed my MA in theater education in the spring from Wayne State. Looking to punch up some audition material? Would you and some fellow artists like to organize a workshop on a style or genre of play? I would love to be the instructor that helps strengthen your artistic talent. Coaching subjects include: - Dialects - Audition material - Improv - Acting styles and genres
A. L. Muñoz

A. L. Muñoz

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Lisa T. says, "she is very professional, friendly and helpful. " Read more
LightvisionLLC

LightvisionLLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Detroit, MI
Im a actor singer voice over talent whomed wprk well woth celebrities..

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 Detroit acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Detroit area.
Adam S.
Marcello gave me the tools necessary to be able to play essentially whatever I want and play well. With concepts like deciding the length of a pause, how to gradually change the tempo, and deciding how to contrast dynamics, I gained the tools necessary to make these decisions on future pieces and learn how to make a piece my own. One of the most fun collections to play is Marcello's 5 seasons - one piece for each of the 4 seasons plus a finale. I even won first place in a competition with his finale piece, and I remember how happy he was that his own composition was competitive against a myriad of challenging classical pieces that only skyrocket in difficulty as the competition becomes tougher. I did a small amount of composing myself, and he helped with edits and performance advice. During my final year in high school, I switched our lessons to focus on the trumpet, which I have done in band for a while but felt that I wanted more of a challenge. Marcello recognized that my attacks are soft, so we worked on opera style music to help me work on my weakness. I have not worked on solo pieces for trumpet, and Marcello introduced me to challenging and fun pieces: Sounds of the Hudson, Bride of the Waves, and the famous "Carnival of Venice". The Carnival of Venice is a wonderful piece, so I performed it at Marcello's concert. I even found accompaniment from an orchestra that I liked, so I wrote out chords for the piano and gave him the challenge of a custom piano support. Before I left college, he introduced me to music chord theory. It was a great treat that I continued learning about in jazz electives at Michigan State. We also have hobbies in common. We played chess against each other and at first he was stronger but then I improved and managed to win and make games more competitive. During the years after lessons, we played tennis together and also had competitive games and another way to stay connected. Perhaps the strongest outcome of our relationship was that I inspired my younger cousin Frankie to take lessons. Marcello said Frankie is the strongest piano player he has taught, with his ability to learn quickly and perform pieces that none of his other students have done, such as the 3rd movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata if I remember correctly. He is likely one of the strongest competitors in competition as well. I hope I gave insight into Marcello's versatility and advanced level of teaching.
Marcello Rossi Music
Amanda V.
I've been working with Pharaoh for a few months now and I love every second of class. I was very nervous at the beginning but he's always made me feel comfortable, was accommodating to my schedule, and makes the most out of the time in class. He offers professional advice and genuinely cares about your growth/goals as an aspiring actor. Not only has he taught me acting techniques, but has also introduced me to many great playwrights and provides the educational background required for the field. I wasn't sure if acting was something I wanted to commit to before I started taking his classes, but his passion for his craft has inspired me to want to continue and challenge myself. He is an amazing actor himself who wants to help his students succeed and the amount of support he gives is hard to find elsewhere. He goes above and beyond the expectations of an acting coach and I highly recommend him!
Front And Center
Carlyle P.
Patiences and talented with teaching
Jeffmcfly hiphop lessons
Kristanika R.
Nanette Sonneman is a wonderful teacher and my daughter really likes her alot! Looking forward to seeing her again.
Sonneman Studio
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