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Top 10 acting classes in Philadelphia, PA

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Liz Gautsche Piano And Voice Studio

Liz Gautsche Piano And Voice Studio

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Bode says, "Liz is my 14 yr. old daughter's vocal coach and I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience it has been! She has helped my daughter improve her vocal strength and quality and taught her breath control. She's teaching her how to mix her head voice and chest voice for smoother transitions. She has helped her find more power behind her voice and a new level of control and ease. She has challenged her and brought her voice to a beautiful new level! Liz helps my daughter with music for her H.S. mixed chorus and jury tests, for which she has received high recognitions. She also helps her prepare for musical theatre auditions and other school performances. She encourages her to bring in music that is special to her or just fun pieces she wants to attempt. She helps her find her strengths and weaknesses and really pushes her to go further than she thinks possible. Liz has a warm and wonderful personality which has really made my daughter feel comfortable, especially when singing songs that require her to be vulnerable and connect to her emotions. She runs an extremely professional studio and the payment, scheduling, and communication process is easy and efficient. Liz is an EXCELLENT teacher and I highly recommend her !" Read more
Finality

Finality

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
20 years of guitar playing and recording experience. Music Tech degree with Classical Guitar and voice emphasis.
Anthony Giunta

Anthony Giunta

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I’m a produced feature filmmaker and theater writer-director, who coaches actors. Here’s my business website: www.vineandbranchesfilmstudios.com
Lenny Daniels Explorer

Lenny Daniels Explorer

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Ashley G. says, "Miss Lenny is a joy to work with! She’s honest, funny, raw, and gives great insight and knowledge on acting! She’s extremely helpful and will bring out the best in you!" Read more
John Robert Powers

John Robert Powers

New on Lessons
Offers online services
61+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
John Robert Powers Modeling and Acting is a State-Licensed School and Agency that has been in Center City Philadelphia for 57 years. We train, build confidence and self-esteem, and help people! We build self-confidence and self-esteem. We help people pursue their passion and dreams.
Lsvoiceworks.com

Lsvoiceworks.com

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Daniel says, "Working with Lynn has truly helped me to get more in touch with what I want out of my work and life. Through development and exploration of my voice, Lynn has prepared me for the next phase in my work. " Read more
OFFBook Productions

OFFBook Productions

5.0(3)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Regina M. says, "Ginger is always accommodating and understanding when she directs shows. I've been in two shows Ginger has directed, "You Can't Take It With You," and "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." These were both High School productions, and Ginger understood that we also had academics to work on, as well as memorizing lines. Also, during these two shows (it was my Jr and Sr year), I was going through some hard times. She was always there to talk, and she always checked in on me, making sure I was getting rest and water. Ginger also takes the approach of never raising her voice if she is disappointed/upset/angry, and it has such a bigger impact than yelling (like some directors I've worked with in the past). I think one of the best things about Ginger is she has a backup plan for every possible thing that could go wrong. There were commitment issues during the show jr year, and Ginger worked with every curveball thrown at her. She's pretty great, as you can tell! " Read more
Andrew Shaifer Acting Stufiod

Andrew Shaifer Acting Stufiod

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I’ve been an actor, director, acting teacher, acting for auditions, acting for the camera, writer and producer for 30 years. You can look me up on IMDB.com. I focus on what is special in each individual artist and help the actor to bring out their inherent greatness. Each actor is gifted, however, each actor is gifted in their own way. I’m fun to work with and want everyone I work with to find the joy, passion and love that made them want to be an actor!
Speak The Speech Acting Coaching

Speak The Speech Acting Coaching

5.0(1)
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Cameron M. says, "Stephen is a true pro and a pleasure to work with and learn from. As a (then) beginning actor, Stephen knew exactly what I needed to learn and, importantly, how to teach it. From pouring over the nuances of language in a scene, to exploring the emotional depths of a given character, Stephen pushes you to be your best with grace and understanding. As an incoming MFA acting student at the University of Southern California, I will always be grateful to the coaching Stephen gave me when I didn't know stage left from right! If you're serious about acting, and want specialized, careful yet rigorous coaching, Stephen's your guy." Read more
Rachel Spencer Hewitt Acting Lessons

Rachel Spencer Hewitt Acting Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Isabel M. says, "My best work comes from diving into the psyche of a character and compassionately revealing her layers. I have one memory when I couldn't figure out how to let go of my own confusion and relate to this woman I needed to play. Instead of providing a black and white answer, telling me exactly what to do, Rachel patiently asked questions, peeling apart my personal concerns to help me confront what was holding me back. There was no rush. She didn't decide what I should do with that issue - she simply helped me discover how to let go. Rachel has given me major keys regarding how to approach romance in scene. She taught me how to face my fears without crossing the boundaries of my heart. I was free to create some of my best work because of her help. I cannot speak highly enough of Rachel's drive to empower actors to create from a holistic mindset. She is a teacher is the truest sense and helps uncover the gold in performers. WORTH EVERY PENNY!" 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 Philadelphia acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Alexandra B.
I started taking lessons with Liz at the start of my junior year. That year was the most transformative year for my voice. Everything about my singing had become so much better and my friends started saying they’ve never heard me sing like that. Liz knows exactly what to fix and how to fix it. I’ve never had a voice teacher that I’ve worked better with. She knows so well how to communicate and work with you through any issue. The thing that I appreciate most is how supportive she is. She has helped me be so much more confident in my singing and I don’t know if anyone else could have done that. I’ve never felt insecure or scared around her she is just such a warm presence. If anyone asks me about a recommendation for a voice teacher, I would recommend her without question.
Liz Gautsche Piano and Voice Studio
Lauren L.
Lynn encourages you to be on the edge of your ability and creativity -- she in unique in her methods and that she does not settle for less than brilliance. She helps you find your voice and unique parts of you you may never before encountered. I have benefited enormously from the technical skills I have gained from working with Lynn, as well as the encouragement along the way.
lsvoiceworks.com
Tina M.
I am enjoying my experience very much. I look forward to a long relationship with Ginger.
OFFBook Productions
Kelvin G.
Working with Shae has been an absolute gift from the Thespian Gods. She's been clear and gentle in her guidance, and has always worked to help me figure out what I wanted (or unknowingly needed) in my acting arsenal. She helped me develop a precise, effective, and powerful approach to the craft by using my imagination and finding strong intentions; a process of work that I can rely on for anything, from auditioning work to actual work on set. She encouraged me to develop myself as a chameleon, able to do certain dialects and transform physically, mentally, and emotionally to fulfill diverse roles. She's just: Wondrous.
Humanity Studios
Carolina S.
Paul is a very caring and committed coach and mentor.
The Network
Leena
I was taught how to maximize my ability to sing my very first lesson! Effective, strategic expertise, professional & fun. Jachari Vocal Technique strengthened my vocals, built my confidence, and remains a powerful tool I use day to day,
The Vocal Doctor
Aurica
I was able to learn structure in a scene and carry the lines into a authentic place. I felt relaxed and vulnerable in order to be the character in the scene.
Lee Richardson Acting Teacher/Mentor
Kelly G.
We like the Professionalism,the feeling of like Family,the information communication and the Growth of all involved!!!!!!!Truly a Blessing!!
AIKAN ACTS
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