5.0 (10)
Best of 2021
16 hires on
27 years in business

About this pro

I teach everyone to express themselves truthfully.  I integrate the well-known Meisner technique into our exercises, games, and scene study to encourage each person's individual talent to shine. 

I trained in New York City at Carnegie Hall, with a veteran Meisner acting teacher.  Currently, I'm a working actor and have been intermittently coaching 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 numerous 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 I love to observe a person's growth, becoming less self-conscious and more free.

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San Jose, CA 95135
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  • Yesenia Roman

    Brad is an amazing and experienced coach. He was punctual, easy to work with, flexible and knowledgable. My daughter and I really enjoyed working with him. We would nor hesitate to work with him again.

  • Yesenia Roman

    I hired Brad to assist my daughter with preparing monologues for her audition portion of her application to several universities. I was very impressed at how well he directed and taught my daughter on how to perform the monologues. He is punctual, flexible and patient which I love. THANK YOU BRAD!

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  • 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.

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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

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently, I coached student actors and co-directed a full production of the classic musical, CABARET, at Bishop O'Dowd high school in Oakland.  

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

Get referrals. Trust referrals. Read testimonials from other students.

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