Beginners Acting Classes in Los Angeles

beginner actors in class at elizabeth mestnik acting studio

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We all have to start somewhere. Whether you have never taken an acting class before, or need some brushing up on fundamental skill sets, our Acting for Beginners offers valuable exercises and performance experience to develop a strong acting foundation. We discovered that most beginning acting classes in Los Angels were scene study classes, where students who had never acted before were given a scene, told to perform it, and then critiqued. That is like someone who wants to dance going to ballet class the first day – told to dance Swan Lake and then told how to do the steps afterwards. It just doesn’t make much sense to us. Acting, contrary to popular belief, does have a finite number of concrete and learnable skills.

This 8-week class is an overview that puts what we consider the four major skill sets of actors to work.

  • Creative Accessibility
  • Truthful Character Development
  • Script Reading
  • Instrument work

We give new actors an understanding of how actors train and the vocabulary that is used in the industry. It will also give a small glimpse into the acting industry and some basic business know how. This is a useful and fun first step into the world of professional acting training.

Whether you have never taken an acting class before, or need some brushing up on fundamental skill sets, these classes offer valuable exercises and performance experience to develop a strong acting foundation.

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alumni testimonial image - John Geronilla“I have had the opportunity to work with Elizabeth, Sandy, Jordana, and Michael, and it is such a relief to have instructors who love what they’re doing, and who are passionate about their craft. Trust me when I say these instructors will go above and beyond in order to maximize the learning of the students. Elizabeth is a fantastic artistic director. She has a no-nonsense way of pushing her students beyond what they have previously imagined. You can tell she really cares for her students.”
John Geronilla


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