I have coached actors and other performers for all sorts of needs, both in the US and China. From TV & commercial to accent development/reduction to emotional scene work, I can cover whatever challenges you face or problem that is holding you back. I do not espouse any one technique, but use a variety of methods, tailoring my coaching to your specific personality, energy, and needs.
I love to see artists blossom to new levels, as I did and continue to strive to do. Performing has given me a passion that never seems to become stale, and always leads me to new and interesting experiences and interactions in life.
Rob recently helped me prepare for an audition.He provided guidance on what the casting team is expecting from this audition piece and really helped me with finding my character and getting the most out of my scenes. He is highly professional and extremely talented.
Excellent. Patiently leads you to finding Something deeper you can use inside. Challenges the student to listen with your blood.
Find out what they need and where they are in getting there, then develop a tailored plan to get there. I also do group work, but this, by nature needs to be more generic.
I have spent the last 17 years growing and developing as an actor, and have worked with some great coaches for voice, TV/film acting, emotional work, improv, scene study, etc. I have performed in dozens of professional productions on stage and appeared in many TV and film roles, as well as many commercials, industrials, and voiceover works.
I typically charge $50/hour for individuals. Group classes would generally run $25/hour/student. Students would need to pay for travel time if I come to them, and provide a suitable space to work in.
People started coming to me for acting lessons in Shanghai, where I had started the East West Theater. I coached a variety of people, from older expats who were finding their looks demanded for Chinese TV and commercials, to kids studying martial arts there who also wanted to develop basic acting skills, to experienced actors who wanted to hone their perfornamce for a particular audition monologue or role.
All ages, all experience levels, and even cross language with an interpreter.
One of my regular students came to me for an audition for a major role in a new TV pilot, and the performance was good enough to get him onto the short list for a 2nd audition.
Combine both group class work with 1-1 coaching if possible. Many skills can be developed and improved in a group setting, but some of the hardest roadblocks can only be conquered 1-1. Be cautious of coaches who make the sessions about them and their methods versus you and your needs, or who create codependent relationships with their students.
What is your goal as a performer, and how does this relate to your other goals in life? Do you really have the drive and persistence to make performing your life's work, or would it be better for you to have it as a hobby and a way to develop interpersonal skills you can use in other parts of your life? Everyone can benefit from acting training, but very few, even with the most talent, looks, drive and ambition ever make it to the star ranks that many aspire to and idolize.