Rachel Glass--Coach, Educator, Actor, Director

Rachel Glass--Coach, Educator, Actor, Director

5.0 (11)
9 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
28 years in business

About this pro

I can't imagine working in any other field besides the performing arts and I am passionate about helping artists reach their highest potentials!  I use best practices to help adults and children find success who want to step up their game and take their skills and talents to the next level, whether it involves acting, dialects, or public speaking! I have worked with groups in school settings, theatres, corporate, and non-profit settings, as well as one-on-one coaching.  My approach follows a student's own specific goals and objectives rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all set of instructions upon all my students, which may hamper a student's unique and authentic path to success. I have helped my students enjoy successes such as securing lead roles in regional theatres, making successful presentations in front of groups, getting into the high schools and colleges of their choice, and giving award-winning performances in their fields! Check out my LinkedIn profile and feel free to contact me.  I look forward to working with you and discovering the heights of your potential!  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-glass-4aa43518/

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Seattle, WA 98106
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11 Reviews


  • Eva Dorrepaal -- Founder/Artistic Director, The Avant-garde Acting Studio, New York, NY

    I had to quickly conquer a British accent - no easy task if you Google YouTube videos and try it yourself :) I was lucky enough to come across Rachel who happens to be a dialect coach. Well, she is more than a dialect coach, because she also is an actress and understands the nature of scripts and the art of acting. In just 2 half-hour sessions, she did her magic and taught me the pronunciation, pitch, rhythm, music and tone of the accent. She is super skilled and efficient. Definitely a life-saver! I give her 10 stars!!!

  • Angélica Duncan-Basile (Actress/Teaching Artist/Director--Seattle-Tacoma Area)

    Rachel Glass has been the most informative, enjoyable and specific acting coach I have had the privilege of working with. Rachel’s attention to detail, understanding of tactics, and encouragement of the use of my voice, body, imagination and storytelling have been essential to my growth and play as an actor. Every opportunity I get to work with Rachel deepens my understanding and relationship to the text, character and story. She asks questions that inspire me to delve into my conceptualization of the performance I am portraying and she challenges me to escape from any bad habits I might have, while helping me overcome my weaknesses and elevate my strengths. Rachel’s approach towards our work is uplifting and fun, which makes our sessions feel far less stressful and much more delightful! After every session I am more prepared, enthusiastic and confident in the direction my work is going. I always look forward to my next coaching session with Rachel, knowing I will get closer and closer to my desired goal! I highly recommend Rachel Glass as an acting coach and theatre arts mentor. She is passionate, professional and inspiring!

  • John Tuttle (Producer, Musician, Songwriter); Oakland, CA

    I worked together with Rachel as an actor in several successful musical theater productions. Based on those great experiences, I hired her as a singer for some demo recordings that I produced. Rachel was a tremendous asset to those recording projects. She is both very creative and very professional. She is one of the best singers I have ever worked with.

  • Marty Mukhalian (Independent Performing Arts Professional); Seattle Area

    Rachel has been my dialect coach for several professional acting jobs. She's patient, supportive and has an excellent ear for dialects.

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

*Helping a student develop their own unique goals as a performer/presenter

*Helping a student identify their unique strengths which they can apply to a performance or presentation

*Helping students understand obstacles that get in the way of their success and developing tools to overcome those obstacles

*Sharing best practice techniques & tools to help students create dynamic performances/presentations 

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

The Canadian National Voice Intensive (Master-Level coursework in: Theatre, Acting, Voice, Movement, Shakespeare).

The Drama Studio London (Advanced-level training in: Performance, Acting, Voice, Singing, Shakespeare and other Classical texts, Dance, Stage Combat, Dialects, Improv).

The Nashville Institute for the Arts/Lincoln Center for the Arts (Best practice Teaching Artist training to work with K-12 students in schools--taught by NYC Teaching Artist Specialists).

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts (Best practice Teaching Artist training to work with pre-K students in schools).

University of California, Santa Cruz (BA, Theatre with a performance emphasis).

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

$35.00 (non-corporate rate) $50.00 (corporate rate) per hour; payment required at least one hour before lesson begins (through PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo).

How did you get started teaching?

I was invited to train as a Theatre teaching artist with an arts organization connected with the Lincoln Center (NY) in 1995 and I enjoyed working with the children in the program (ages preschool-grade 12).  I was delighted at how they responded positively to me and were able to apply the concepts that I taught them to great effect!  I have been teaching ever since and have continued to expand my program to include dialect coaching and public speaking. My student/client base includes adults and children.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ages pre-K thru 12th grade--in public, private, and home school settings.  I have worked with adults in the performing arts industry and in other industries. I have worked with students whose first language is not English.  I have worked with American students and with students who come from countries all over the world. I have worked with students from diverse cultures, traditions, races, and ethnicities. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love attending the Seattle International Film Festival every year to see the incredible variety of films that are shown from all over the world and to meet the actors and filmmakers who attend screenings and events at the Festival! It is one of the highlights of my year!

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Improv Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Theater Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Method Acting Classes