I'm one of the most confident and encouraging acting instructors ever. Coaching young actors and actresses has always been my specialty--my niche--because they respond more instinctually than adults, but I do love working with my peers, too. I teach everyone to express themselves truthfully. I work one-on-one and with small groups, whenever possible. Large classes are a thing of the past, unfortunately, due to everyone’s busy schedules, and the logistics of location. I’ve gotten very positive results working with people individually.
Theatre training in New York City with a great acting teacher at Carnegie Hall. Currently, I'm a working actor and have been intermittently teaching for over 20 years. I am an award-winning actor/singer in the Bay Area, and have been recently featured on TV (Jane the Virgin), and many local commericals and short Indie films in SF.
I'm passionate about encouraging people. It's fun. It's rewarding. It's a blessing! I love talent and love to observe a person's growth, becoming less self-conscious and more free.
Brad is an excellent teacher. Immediately, he made me feel at ease, listened to my concerns and insecurities. The exercises he went through with me allowed me to relax and engage in the art of acting from a beginner’s point of view and build my confidence to pursue it further. I like that Brad has the options of one-on-one classes and small group classes. He is friendly, sincere and credible from his own experiences. I think taking a class from Brad would help you in any role you are looking to pursue in film whether it be screenwriting, producing, directing, etc. Being able to see filmmaking from another point of view has helped me feel more well-rounded in my craft.
My daughter had a great time working with Brad. Thanks for everything!
I've been working with Brad now for about 6 months. Acting is hard but I think I've come a long way. He teaches the Meisner which is different from the method which to me is easier to "get". He is honest and easygoing I definitely recommend him for someone who's serious about becoming an actor. I look forward to his classes and every time I discover something new and it feel like I'm improving with each class.
Meet. Discuss their needs & expectations. Determine how they want to train.
Work on their project. Practice. Rehearse.
Studied professionally at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Sanford Meisner approach to acting, with Fred Kareman.
Many other instructors in LA and NY and SF
$95./hr (one-on-one sessions). Discounted if in group sessions.
...or a package (if necessary) of 3 sessions for $255.
(approx 10% discount)
My own enthusiasm for helping young actors drove me into teaching.
male and female.
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