Andy makes you feel so comfortable in house lessons. He makes it fun, but he is still serious. I took lessons basically as a hobby and to improve my projection and enunciation. The funny thing was, I got so into it, I had Andy work with me on character development and improvisation. I've, now, decided to audition for community theatre and am looking forward to my first audition next week. I feel very comfortable going into it, too, because of working with Andy. He has great relaxation techniques, too.
Andy is very personable and easy to talk with. He never made me feel anxious or nervous. I really liked the way he talked with me before I started lessons to determine exactly where my interests lay. He developed his lessons around my needs after telling me how we should approach them.
I just wanted some basic lessons in order to feel comfortable auditioning for community theatre. Andy taught me how to develop characters, relaxation techniques and basic improv techniques.
I love theatre! I love every aspect of it - acting, directing, designing, lighting and more. To share my enthusiasm and work with those who are interested in acting to the joy it can bring them is the best part of it. I focus on each student, individually. Like an audition, I meet with students, first, to discuss their interests and have them perform for me. This allows us to see what they can do and set goals for what they want to do. TOGETHER, we build a solid foundation from their innate abilities, so they become comfortable with performing. That confidence allows us to move forward and reach those goals we have set.
I majored in Theatre and English with emphasis in Dramatic Literature and Performance. I have performed in community theatre and am a professional actor. My professional work includes plays, improv, film, medical education videos for WebMD and commercials.