Joe Massingill

Joe Massingill

6 years in business

About this pro

Hello! My name is Joe Massingill. I am a professional actor, writer, and voice over artist. I have been involved with the performing arts since I was a small child; I have a BFA in Theatre Performance, over a decade of studio and improv training, and more than ten years of professional experience. I want to help you be a better artist and actor. Whether you want to work on fundamentals, stage or screen acting, script analysis, specific scene or audition coaching, or advanced character and voice work, let me use my knowledge and experience to help you improve. 

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Van Nuys, CA 91401
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to connect over the phone, to get to know you, and to learn of any prior training or experience, as well as get an idea of what you're currently working on. Anytime after that we can schedule a session, and get to work!

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

-BFA in Theatre Performance

- 6 years of Advanced Scene Study at The Aquila Morong Studio in Hollywood (Adler/Meisner)

- 6 years of training at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre Los Angeles (improv and sketch comedy)

- 2 years of teaching and private coaching at Catapult Acting Studio

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

Single Session Deals

1 hour - $75

2 hours - $110

3 hours - $150

Multiple Session Deals

(5) 1 hour sessions - $240

(10) 1 hour sessions - $450

other deals available

How did you get started teaching?

People much smarter than me say that teaching a craft deepens your own understanding of it, so since high school I have been involved with teaching acting. At first I volunteered to teach kids acting after school, then I was a counselor at a kids performing arts camp. In the 14 years since then my knowledge and experience have grown, my passion for acting has deepened, and so has my passion for teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide range of actors. Men, Women, Teens, and kids. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Meryl Streep's Cecil B. Demille award acceptance speech, at the 2017 Golden Globes. "Take your broken heart, and make it into art."

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

Find some one you can talk to, and connect with. Clear communication in essential to acting training. 

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

Have a solid idea of where you want to go, and what your goals are. What kind of actor do I want to become?

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Stage Performance Training