I've trained professional speakers and speech makers for 25 years. I've worked with James Earl Jones, Jon Stewart, and Hillary Clinton to name a few. I teach speech and theater on the university level and lecture throughout the tristate area.
As a child, I had a THICK Bronx accent. It took me YEARS to change it. I've created methods to help accent alteration and impediment correction in a fraction of the time. Today, I'm a lecturer and professor on the subject. Hearing my students tell me about thgeir successes after working with me (in their new cultured tone) always makes my day!
Awesome experience! I'm so glad I got a chance to work on my speech skills with professor Jay Michaels. He is a true professional and a great person. His lessons help you overcome your fears and boost your confidence a loooooot! Our entire class made huge progress.
Gives you amazing advice in order for you to grow as a student as well as an actor.
Jay is one in a million. I'm a teacher now myself and Jay Michaels is one of the biggest reasons as to why that is. He showed such passion with whatever topic he was teaching our class. I now use that same passion when teaching my kids. Thank you Jay!!
Jay captures audiences of all ages with a passionate commitment to bringing the arts to all. Very personable and deeply invested in his students, often going the extra step to connect them with his peers among indie theatre's elite. I stand as a firm testament to Jay's craft and dedication to using drama as tool for enhanced communication and finding truths about the self.