Professional SAG Actor with 20 years experience. From and originally trained in NYC I've worked on stage, TV and Film in New York, LA and Atlanta. I'm an experienced acting teacher at Nick Conti's "Professional Actors Studio" in Buckhead and have taught/ mentored many actors now booking work in the Atlanta market. Private 1 on 1 coaching can make all the difference between booking and not booking the job. Whether you have an important audition or simply want to improve your skills, my focus and attention will be specific to your goals.
I love to take a beginner actor with limited or no experience and help them to grow into a confident and knowledgable actor! Its a marathon not a sprint as I tell them but an exciting journey to embark on.Www
Matt's Fun and Funny!! He pushes you to challenge yourself by giving honest feedback. He has the ability to force you into those uncomfortable emotions that creates perfect moments which somehow gives you a feeling of growth. Its weird, i dont know how he does it, but its cool!
The service that's currently being provided it me is beginners one on one acting. My acting coach is Matt Skollar. He's and awesome coach, I went to him because he earned my trust and he's very honest. When I went to him I told him that I wanted to learn to control my emotions while acting so we worked on that for a while. Then we worked on script analysis which is something that really helps me a lot. I feel that Matt cares more about you learning and understanding the craft and less about the time you've paid him. On many occasions we've went 20 or 30mins past our time and not once did Matt say your times up. Hes alwaus wanted to make sure that I understood the script. After we're finished with the script, we watch the recording to let me see what I'm doing right or wrong. I'd recommend everyone to Matt because I personally know he cares that we beco.e a better actor.
I have been coached by Matt both in class setting, and in private lessons. Matt has a way of establishing a connection with you, and helping you pull out from your own experiences ways to connect to characters, and helping you realize for yourself things thatbdont work, and why they don't work. Matt does not coach for a specific role (even though he is successful at that), but rather he coaches you with tools that you can take with you as you move forward in your career. Be ready to have some emotions surface that may make you a little uncomfortable at first, and then get ready to harness those feelings, and you lose yourself, and gain your character(s). I highly recommend Matt Skollar.
Matt is stellar at teaching and providing acting techniques that will get you to the next level in your career. He's in your corner and in the bleachers rooting for you to win!!!
I work with each student individually, based on thier experience level, strengths, weaknesses aand personal goals. I enjoy intoducing and nurturing new thoughts, excercises and materials to my students and watching them develope new skill sets as actors. I also teach about the business of show business and help get them started in the business if that's what the individual aspires to.
My education as an actor started as a boy working on the stage in NY both as an actor and dancer. I have been formely trained over the years in NYC Los angeles and Atlanta by some amazing teachers such as, Mike Nichols, Paul Sills, George Morrison, Lesley Kahn, Nick Conti, and others.
At the Pro actors studio in Buckhead where I teach all the teachers charge $90 a session but I do discount new students.
Ive been a teacher at the Professional Actors Studio for over 2 years and have trained / coached hundreds of actors, many of whome never performed before only to be embarking on careers as actors and getting Agents and booking work.
See what the teachers resume and credentials are. I've been in the business for 20 years and have worked with many well known and very good actors such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Larenz Tate, Amy Acker, Valerie Perrine and many more.
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