Performing Arts San Antonio

Performing Arts San Antonio

5.0 (6)
4 employees
14 years in business

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Professional training based on starring in over 650 TV episodes, 400 National Commercials, Voice overs, producing two Feature Films with Lionsgate and founding award winning theaters.

Seeing students grow and become more confident and effective in using their talent.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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6 Reviews


  • Jake Sengele

    I stumbled upon Paul's class 2 years ago and it has openned up a whole new world to me. Paul and Vaughn have so much experience and are great at distilling the art of acting down to it's core. I still go back and take Paul's classes because he's an expert at spotting where you need improvement and helping you grow as an actor. I can't recommend PASA enough!

  • Trevor Najera

    Paul Tinder helped bring life and meaning to the characters I took on. Wheather it was a serious piece or something more comedic and cheeky, Paul gave me the tools to succeed. He also helped me gain insight on better techniques in Directing and character study/audition prep. Hands down would recommend.

  • Laura Fragoso

    I liked the individualized attention Paul paid me and all his students. He really goes out of his way to help you, answer all your questions, and make you feel comfortable in class. He is extremely knowledgeable, makes you feel valued as a student, and makes class challenging and fun! Highly, highly recommend!

  • Riley Morlen

    Paul not only pushes you to become a better performer, but also treats you like family. I grew with each class and performance under Paul’s mentoring.

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

Identify specifically what the student needs to improve and choose material (if they don't have a script) to teach them how to breakdown the script and identify the specific moments the character needs to experience in the text and how to fulfill those moments. It is the key to becoming competitive with your talent.

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

Trained in New York and Hollywood with H&B Studios (Herbert Berghof), Neighborhood Playhouse (Bill Esper), Charles Conrad, Warren Robertson, Sal Dano and others. I also worked with Ivan Markota in Hollywood who was an audition guru.

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

$50 per 1 hour class, $25 per 30 minute class. 

How did you get started teaching?

We co-founded an award winning theater in Hollywood called the Actors Co-Op and we coached other member of the company with the techniques that brought us a lot of work in the industry.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children to adult, the oldest student has been 62. Some are just looking to have fun and become more confident speaking in front of an audience and others are looking for professional training to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. We have coached a lot of students auditioning for prestigious colleges and they have received huge scholarships from USC to Boston Conservatory.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have 4 young students who are in Hollwyood now and have booked their first roles on Amazon, Netflix, Nickelodeon and HULU. Two older students just were in their first Off-Broadway shows in NYC.

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

Look for someone who has experienced the dream they want to pursue. If you haven't been there you don't know what is actually required to achieve the dream. 

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

Do they want to be a working actor or a star? It takes discipline, determination, commitment and passion to build a career in entertainment and you have to be a working actor to be in the position to have the audience make you a star. Also, they need to commit to having fun in the process because if become critical of themselves they will grow more slowly than if they have fun and explore.

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