New Orleans Acting Lessons

  • About Lessons

    We offer the best acting lessons for film in town by our award-winning acting coaches. Our featured acting coach of the month, Ben Matheny, has experience in acting in film, leading Improv troupes, writing screenplays, directing, and acting in theatre. He is very personable and loves teaching.

    We teach all ages in our private studio or in your home.

  • Rates and Policy


    Private 1 hour lessons - 4 lessons at a time - $200
    Private 1 hour lessons - 1 lesson at a time - $60

    Private 90 minute lessons - 4 lessons at a time - $300
    Private 90 minute lessons - 1 lesson at a time - $85

    *SPECIAL* Private 1 hour lessons - 12 lessons at a time - $575
    *SPECIAL* Private 90 minute lessons - 12 lessons at a time - $860

    Open to Public Group Classes (Meets on Wednesdays):
    Group 90 minute classes - 4 classes at a time - $120 per person
    Group 90 minute classes - 1 class at a time - $40 per person

    *NEW* Private Group Lessons - Like 1-on-1 Coaching but you can take the lesson with your friend, too! This is a great way to sharpen your skills in 90 minutes a session. (Meets at your convenience!):
    Private Group Lessons - 4 classes at a time - $200 per person
    Private Group Lessons - 1 lessons at a time - $60 per person

    Travel Fee (if we will be traveling to you) - $10 per visit

    Webcam lessons you never have to miss a lesson if you travel out of town!

    $ Payments paid in New Orleans paid in cash or check are discounted as shown here and sent to address as listed on map. Credit cards can be paid on the bottom of this page via "Payments" for your convenience. Make sure you contact David before making any payments.

    ♪ New Orleans Music Lessons, LLC and New Orleans Acting Lessons does not give refunds. However, we will give credits to be applied towards private lessons, classes and ensembles. Credits can be used at anytime, within a year of purchase.

    Contact us for setting up lesson packages at 220.4803


    We respect your time as you respect ours and we understand sometimes things come up that are unplanned. All we ask is for 24 hour notice, otherwise, you forfeit your money for that lesson. If given a 24 hour notice lessons have 2 weeks from the day to be made up.


    You are SPECIAL to us so to say thank you we'd like to offer some SPECIALS to make you feel even more SPECIAL.


    Sign up TWO friends for ACTING LESSONS today and receive the same number/hours of acting lessons FREE!


    Sign up TWO friends for MUSIC LESSONS with or and receive up to $100!

    CALL 504.220.4803 FOR DETAILS.

  • Acting Coach Ben Matheny

    After getting his start acting and directing for theatre, Ben studied film acting, directing, and screenwriting at the University of New Orleans, graduating in 2011. In addition to an acting resume that reflects over 40 roles in films, plays, television pilots, voice-spots, and web-series. Ben has directed numerous projects as well as participating in numerous improv performance troupes.

    Ben has won such awards as "Best Actor" at the 2009 UNO film festival, as well as an award for "Best Actor" at the Outhouse Film Festival. Additionally he won "Best Actor: Honorable Mention" at the "New Orleans: 48hr Film Fest" in 2010. His films 12 (which he wrote)and Nessun Dorma (which he wrote and directed) won Audience Awards at film festivals in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
    Ben's coaching style is rooted in Meisner's notion that acting is "living truthfully under imaginary circumstances" emphasizing emotional honesty and utilizing intuitive character development techniques and improvisational exercises to help actors achieve organic, honest performances.

    Additionally every session is jam-packed with exercises to improve articulation and projection as well as advice for navigating the world of agents and auditions, preparing each actor for his or her big break.

  • Business Hours

    • Monday 8AM-9PM
    • Tuesday 8AM-9PM
    • Wednesday8AM-9PM
    • Thursday 8AM-9PM
    • Friday 8AM-9PM
    • Saturday 9AM-9PM
    • Sunday 9AM-9PM
    • Time Zone UTC-06:00 (Central Time Zone)
  • Payments Accepted

    We accept Paypal.

    Note: Cash or Checks Preferred