Wiley Entertainment

Wiley Entertainment

5.0
2 employees
32 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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FAQs


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)

Training:

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