Toni L Martin

Toni L Martin

5.0 (1)
9 years in business

About this pro

Hello! 

My name is Toni Martin and I am here to serve as your personal acting coach!  I aim to help you prepare for your next audition, class or just working on material to sharpen your skills!  

I bring over twenty years of education and field experience to you with an arsenal of tools and exercises to help you deepen the specificity and relationships in your monologue and scene work.

I simply enjoy the art of story telling and the impact of verisimilitude and empathy for the human spirit that acting provides us with.  We can learn so much about each other and from each other and that is one of the greatest joys I get from my job as an actor

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Credentials

Bronx, NY 10454
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1 Review

5.0

  • Bereket Mengistu

    I loved how she was very personable. She helped me a lot on diction, accents and general detailed character studies. She asked relevant questions that helped me discover the character from my own perspective. Her range is incredible. I’d totally take another class with her.



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FAQs


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

I like to speak via telephone or email prior to our first session to ask the student their specific goals and needs so I can customize their experience with me.  I like to work organically and discover areas of strength and improvement along the way.  I like to offer a variety of tools and techniques for the student and they can take and use what works best for them and leave what doesn't service them.


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

I have my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and have been working professionally for over 20 years


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

Standard hour long sessions start at $55

Half hour is $35 for acting, $40 for singing


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching in the children's theatre I grew up performing in.  Once I was too old to be the student I began mentoring and assisting with productions and went on to teach classes and direct the student's shows


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with elementary/middle school students, college students and entry level acting professionals


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just recently closed the production Nina Simone: Four Women at Arena Stage in Washington DC.  This was a very special project with an extrememly talented group of artists with a message much needed in todays political climate of our country.  I hope to be revisiting this show in the near future in a new production!


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

I would say have a conversation with the teacher and feel a conncection.  Acting is a very personal experience and you want to fee comfortable and trust your soul and energy with the person working with you


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do you want to accomplish with your sessions?

What advice the teacher can give you to maintain what you will learn in the sessions?

How the teacher got their start in the field?

And whatever else comes to your heart :)


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Theater Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Singing Lessons Voice Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Voice Lessons Audition Prep Lessons