Acting Classes, Coaching

Acting Classes, Coaching

5.0 (2)
6 hires on
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

I teach a complete way of working based on the work of Robert Patterson one of NYs best acting teacher.  Unlike many acting teachers, I am honest. and never mean or cruel.

I enjoy creating the atmosphere where the actor is free to improvise.  I enjoy the witnessing the "found moments" where the actor is beside themselves and is on the way to fulfilling the role, often surprising themselves.  Teaching is learning and that's highly enjoyable.  

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Bethlehem , PA 18324
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2 Reviews


  • Roberto Lopez

    The only acting class where I didn’t feel I was wasting my money.

  • Kristyn Koczer

    Daniel Amenda has been my acting teacher, my mentor and my director. In each of these roles he has been insightful and inspiring, guiding me to deliver my best performance. He teaches actors how to discover and channel their inner resources and he does this with compassion and humor. Anyone who is serious about learning to act or fine tuning their skills would be very lucky to have Daniel Amenda as their teacher!

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

What is it that they are after?  Each student has different aims and each student is unique.  I have a plan once I understand the definition of success, and once we meet I adapt to whatever that experience reveals.  A teacher must know the details expertly and remain flexible at all times.  

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

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

$125.00 an hour in the city.

60.00 to 100.00 an hour outside the city

How did you get started teaching?

Robert Patterson encouraged me at first.  I also began helping actors I know as they would request coaching. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All types, literally all types

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I saw one of my students on the professional stage in New York City. 

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

Trust.  If something feels off, try to address it. If you cannot - run away.  Acting is a craft dependent on your individual and common humanity, and working with someone who seems "off" to you will prohibit you from making courageous choices. 

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

What do you want in a teacher?  What do you want to contribute to the craft of acting?  It's one thing to have a career, it's another to have your choices informed by what kind of contribution you wish to make.  Marlon Brando has the aim to change film acting forever, and he did that.  When I acted my aim was to have a career with integrity in a declining culture.

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Meditation Classes