Acting Coach Austin

Acting Coach Austin

5.0 (3)
3 hires on Lessons.com
4 years in business

About this pro

Austin received his BA in Drama from the University of Michigan, and his MA in Actor Training and Coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Austin specializes in Meisner technique, the Mindset technique, Script analysis, Improvisation (both short and long forms), Auditioning, and Performance Psychology. 

Austin has been a teacher and coach at Utica High School, Rose Bruford College, Arts Educational School of Acting, the University of Michigan, and Acting Coach Scotland.

Austin loves nothing more than working with actors to hone their craft. His coaching sessions and lesson plans are tailored to your needs and goals, focusing on how best he can help you to achieve them. He works with students of any age, and is available to travel to you, welcomes you to travel to him, or is available for Skype sessions at a discounted price.

Please feel free to contact him directily at [email protected]

Austin loves to see when an actor really "gets" a scene or a moment right for the first time. The energy and passion of the actors he works with keeps him passionate to work another day.

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Credentials

Kansas City, MO 64110
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Brandon Williams

    From the start I can tell that he really knows what he's talking about. I just met Austin and he is passionate about coaching in a way which gets me excited about learning the craft of acting!

  • Kaitlynn Shelton

    Austin makes GREAT connections with everyone he works with, making it so much easier to learn and to grow. He is insightful and It is obvious that he knows what he is doing. I'd recommend Austin to anyone wanting to further their ability and knowledge in a comfortable situation.

  • Seth Hart

    Austin has an incredibly diverse background in multiple methods of training and coaching that compliment my demands perfectly. What's more, he's patient without being a doormat, stern without being aggressive, and all around an immense pleasure to work with. Without a doubt, my confidence in my performance ability has gone up since he began coaching me. I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about improving their acting skills.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

In the first session, We discuss your goals, how you like to work, and you will take an artist's performance survey so that I can better understand who you are, and how you like to work. From there, Austin will craft lesson plans for each session that will help you to build the skills and confidence needed to accomplish each goal on your list. 


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

BA Drama- University of Michigan

MA Actor Training and Coaching- the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


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

Pricing is negotiable during the first session dependent upon your needs, as well as travel time and distance, Skype sessions are offered at a discounted rate. Please contact via email for the most accurate quote.


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching during my freshman year at the University of Michigan, when I would regularly go back to my high school and run workshops, transferring to them the skills I learned at University. This continued throughout my undergraduate career, and culminated in a thesis in coaching with ITS troupe 4260, as well as teaching 2 undergraduate classes in my senior year at U of M.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with High School Students, students in preperation for Scholarship and Drama School auditions, University students, London Drama School students, actors in training at a private studio, and professional actors.


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

Make sure they are concerned with finding a technique that works for you! Acting is a very personal art form, and too often actors find themselves with a teacher who wants things done their way, which creates difficulty and anxiety in the student-actor. Finding your own way of acting should be the most important thing.


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Stage Performance Training