I am a devoted and caring teacher who will help you overcome your fears, delve deep into your art and your characters, and break through boundries and taboos. Filmmaking and acting are my blood. I am an AEA-member actor and have experience observing large Hollywood sets alongside my grandfather, have produced and directed my own independant films, have been a part of 8 Shakespearean productions in the last 5 years, and have had parts in a handful of feature films. My teaching began four years ago and as a director I love working with actors. I have studied with some of the most renowed acting coaches in the world and will come assist you with a blast of enthusiasm and depth.
I enjoy being able to help students go bolder and deeper in their work than they thought possible. The creative process of coming up with new ideas is great fun for me and I love seeing that I have been able to help students come out of their shell.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I grew up on movie sets and first worked on a film crew when I was 16. I spent five years studying with the prestigous acting coach Ivana Chubbuck in Los Angeles, and for three of those years I was also studying at The Actors Studio under Martin Landau. I have worked consistently in film and theater, and I am a member of Actors Equity Association.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$35 per 70 minutes, packages available
How did you get started teaching?
Shortly after high school I was hired as a teacher for a professional theatre in Los Angeles that has a large arts education program for kids and teens. It was also around that time that I began directing my own short movies and tutoring other actors.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages. Children as young as five, many teenagers and young adults, and adults. I have worked with people who are looking to come out of their shell for public speaking purposes, and I have worked with professional actors, writers, and editors to craft performances and stories.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Honestly seeing the progress made by one of my coaching students this year has been very fulfilling and inspiring, when I started coaching just like anyone else I knew I had a skill and training but wasn't sure if it would all "come together", but it has and for that I am grateful.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Work with someone who inspires you, challenges you, listens to you, and brings you a perspective that you haven't considered.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
"Why do I want to work with a teacher?" Can be simple or detailed answer. This will help you get what you want out of your training. In fact, write a journal entry on it, that will help.