Wiley Entertainment

Wiley Entertainment

2 employees
33 years in business

About this pro

I have studied with the best. I teach the best practices in the field.  And I customize that training to match the interest, willingness to learn, and personality of each student.  Every student that studied with me has left with a personal sense of achievement, whether they studied one-on-one of in a group setting.

I enjoy the sense of give and take that comes with teaching:  I learn from my students as they are learning from me and/or their peers.  There is no match for that moment of discovery that comes with mastering a skill that you love. I also love being able to share the expertise and experiences I've gained from acting and directing and coaching.

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Richmond, CA 94801
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start with a phone interview. This is followed, if appropriate, by an in-person interview. After which a schedule is determined and classes and/or preparation for the requested work is begun.

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

Bachelor of Arts, Speech/Drama, California State University at Hayward, 1970 (Now Cal State East Bay)


American Mime Theatre (Paul Curtis)

Negro Ensemble Company (Hal DeWindt)

Richard Allen Center for the Arts (Duane Jones)

New Federal Theater (Dick Anthony Williams)

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

My standard is a two hour minimum.  Recommended is a 10 hour schedule, of contiguous weeks.

How did you get started teaching?

I started as a subsitute teacher when i was training with Duane Jones at the Richard Allen Center.  In 2003 I started teaching on my own and have done so in San Francisco, Oakland, and New York.  I have also taught public speaking in the City University of New York System (Medgar Evers College, City College of New York).

What types of students have you worked with?

I ahve worked with children, teens, young adults, adults, and seniors.  I have taught professional actors, amateur actors seeking to become professionals, and students without any training or desire to become professional actors.

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

I would advise students to look for someone who knows what they want to learn, and who has a personal style that matches their style of learning.  I would also advise them to prepare to work outside the in-person class hours and to realize that every experience is a learning experience if you accept it that way.

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons