5.0 (8)
Best of 2019
13 hires on
25 years in business

About this pro

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.

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Danville, CA 94526
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8 Reviews


  • Gina Channell

  • MaryLynn Hingano

    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.

  • Tamara Gonzalez

    My daughter had a great time working with Brad. Thanks for everything!

  • Hannah Kreamer

    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.

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

Meet.  Discuss their needs & expectations.  Determine how they want to train.
Work on their project. Practice. Rehearse. 

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

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

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

$95./hr (one-on-one sessions). Discounted if in group sessions.

...or a package (if necessary) of 3 sessions for $255.  

(approx 10% discount)

How did you get started teaching?

My own enthusiasm for helping young actors drove me into teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

male and female.

ages 14---65

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Get referrals. Trust referrals. Trust testimonials.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are their priorities?  

What's the next thing they need to do to prepare for an audition or rehearse a part in a play?

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes