Hello prospective students!
I'm glad to hear you're looking for some acting, English speaking or accent reduction lessons. A little bit about myself-
My name is Andy Dispensa and I'm an acting teacher at AMDA in Hollywood. I'm also an ESL teacher down at EC English Santa Monica. I'm I have multiple degrees in ESL education (The TEFL Academy (Chicago)), Italian Studies (Elon University), and Drama (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts). I started teaching 10 years ago in Italy and then in New York at Rennert Bilingual and New York Film Academy. Over my years of experience I've taught many students from all over the world, including 5 continents! I'm also an actor and filmmaker, who since graduating drama school has been working in theatre and film in NY and LA.
My skill set is wide and diverse.
For acting I can help you bring your monologue or scene work to the next level. I specialize in scene study, text analysis, and Meisner technique. I have been working on the Off-Broadway scene for close to 7 years now, and have been mentioned in the New York Times, and reviewed by countless other journals and blogs.
I also specialize in accents, dialects, and voice & speech. I'll be teaching you techniques to either change your accent, reduce it, or master another one completely. I work out of a specific book, and yes, there will be homework! That is only if you're committed about improving your linguistic skills.
Thanks for reading! If you are interested in learning something new and improving upon your abilities you can reach out to me by phone, text, or email.
I'm obessesed with languages, and the voice in general. I speak Italian and am currently learning Japanese. I love international students, as they always bring such a unique world perspective and energy to any class or private lesson I teach.
I’ve had a great experience working with Andy as my speech coach. My accent is very subtle but he was able to pinpoint all the sounds that needed to be worked on. I improved my speech in just a few sessions. As an actress I also like to call him to prepare for auditions. He is patient, reliable, and always on time!
Andy is explaning subject well. We find the right sounds through practicing differnt techniques with tongue position in the mouth, as well as lips and mouth opening with particular sounds. I have a Russian accent and we work on it. The lessons are easy-going and productive. I would highly recommend Andy as an accent reduction teacher.
Andy is an AWESOME accent reduction teacher ! I HIGHTLY RECOMMEND HIM..I had other accent reduction teachers in the past and he is the best one and most affordable
Approachable, easy to work with and very professional. I gained a lot on my first hour and I’m excited I have him as my teacher. Andy is a real specialist.
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