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 am an ESL teacher down at EC English Santa Monica. 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 ESL 7 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, who since graduating drama school has been working in theatre and film in the 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 5 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 and 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 listening! 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.
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.