The Shobizconnection

The Shobizconnection

5.0 (5)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

Committment to the students. There are thousands of instructors in Los Angeles, CA. Each one brings his/her own uniqueness to the craft. I've take hundreds of workshops and classes here in Los Angeles. I have been left with a feeling of empitness as a students more than the 50% of the time. Instructors have to have a special quality that I can't put into words. It's that "something" that makes it all worth it, to take a class with a particular instructor. I am a confidence builder more than an acting coach. Without confidence the star can't be born. Stars are born with me and we thrive together on this journey.

I don't just enjoy teaching, I LOVE IT. I love watching students grow and step into their real passion. It doesn't have to hurt to be confident and unique. If it is really for you, it will become easy after working with the right instructor. The craft is the easy part but understanding yourself is the challenging part. I've been studing acting all of my adult life. I have a great sense of character and I know how to get to the heart of the student. Once you understand your unique qualities, it all comes together. I've studied in Los Angeles, Detroit and New York. I believe in studing other forms of art because it helps you relax more with acting. I have won toastmasters competitions and sang and performed with major recording artist over the last several years. The reason I mention this is show how important flexiblity is to an artist. You can never lose when you learn.

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Pasadena, CA 91101
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Mary Jane Leonhardi

    My special needs son enjoys the class

  • Mary Jane Leonhardi

    My Special Needs son Aaron is really enjoying this acting class. Yvette has a wonderful and welcoming personality and it's helping him be able to socialize and have fun and gain confidence.

  • Sabrina Huang

    She's extremely patient and honest when she teaches and she's always ready to tell you the truth about your skills. I love taking classes with her because she always makes it super fun and she keeps you very engaged.

  • Lidia Martinez

    Very knowledgeable & patient.


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FAQs


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

Have a first intitiatial meeting to find out their goals so that we don't waste time on working on areas that don't necessarily apply to them at this time.


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

B.F.A. in Theater and communications. W.S.U. over 30 + plays. Work on major television soaps and commercials, print jobs. Voice-over projects. Teaching all ages since 2005 in Los Angeles, CA.


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

For the New Year, I am offering a one time discount to New Students Only. This offer will allow the students to get to know me before making a financial commitment prior to signing up for private sessions.

Space is limited and this will be an on-going workshop until further notice. 

For more information go to:https://www.groupon.com/deals/show-biz-connection

Hope to see you there and hopefully, we can make some dreams come true.


How did you get started teaching?

I've always wanted to teach in spite of my desire to perform when I majored in theater. After watching so many gifted actors get discouraged by negative instructors I couldn't wait to become an acting instructor. I understand actors who need that special push, we all learn differently. So many actors give up before they start because of negative INSTRUCTORS.

In short, when I moved to Los Angeles and started looking for acting workshops I got discouraged and I decided I would get a job teaching acting and luckily, the universe guided me to work with a juvenile facility for boys in Sunland,  from there I knew it was something spiritual that I needed to do. I taught there for 2 years and more offers followed.

After working with the At-Risk-Youth population, I decided to venture out on my own and do things in a more personal way in addition to the professional way that I had been trained. I then combined what I've learned from the various institutions and I combined that with the people skills that I have naturally and it works. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked mostly with the juvenile population, that's why I feel that it's my spiritual duty to teach. Artist enjoys attention in a unique way. My job is to help them bring out their talents.

I've worked with senior citizens who are beyond talented but for whatever reason never had the chance to get exposure or fully develop their trust talents.

I've worked with some children. Children who just have so much character but need to learn the technique.

I've worked with especially "shy" people who I've found to be the most talented people in the world once they develop their self-confidence.


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

Make sure you can relate to the teacher. I mean in a personal way, do you like them?

Do you have a few things in common? Are they patient? Do they LOVE teaching or do they just want or need to make money?

Lastly, will they really encourage and inspire you to go to the next level and be your best self or do they criticize you and just keep you coming back to them so they can make money?

Is that instructor still pursuing acting? If not, that doesn't mean they won't be able to help you but, I'd rather have someone who is STILL out there because they will be more informed on what's going on now. 

  If you have an instructor who is making you feel down after the workshop or session, politely never come back again. Don't pay people to hurt you emotionally. 


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

Just be honest about your skill level and where you want to go. Let the instructor know before you get started. Remember it's your career. Also, be realistic about your goals, don't expect overnight success. 


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