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Review by Ignacio
"David Robinette is, without a doubt, one of the most influential and inspiring acting coaches that I ever had. The things I learned from him had (and stil
l have) a great impact on my life and my career as an actor and director; and not only because of the technique and skills that I was able to develop with him but, most importantly, because he made me realize what my true potential was.
I met him in a time of self doubt, when I most needed to find inspiration and a meaningful reason to continue in this (sometimes) crazy world of the show business. He provided the necessary guidance to help me find my voice back again.
He goes beyond the technique to get to the very core of things. His methods sometimes are unconventional and bold; which is both freeing and refreshing, because he has an extraordinary sense of humor and because he works hand in hand with you without judging, accompanying you along the journey as a friend, as a fellow actor. An actor with an extraordinary keen eye and very unusual sensitivity and commitment.
I find this to be very important, because it opens you up to the work and to the material in a way that would not be possible at all otherwise. I found joy, and confidence, and boldness in my choices as a result of this.
It is common knowledge that It is easier to work with great actors: they can react to everything that you give them, let it affect them in a truthful and organic way, and then give something back to you in a way that genuinely affects you. They just make your work easier and fun and meaningful; and they make you look good. It works the same way with great acting coaches, because they manage get to the best part of your artistic self. It is inspiring and freeing and a joy. Some people have the talent to inspire all those things, and David is, without question, among the very best."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jeff
"All I have to say is this guy knows his stuff , glad I picked him as my instructor"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Sherona
"I love Ken. He teaches me even an naive beginner to have passion about dancing!!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
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Review by Vince
"Wes's lessons have taken my acting to the next level.
Lessons were very convenient over Skype, since I live many states away.
Although I have been
acting for years, I really don't think I had studied under someone who has understood the craft as well as Wes. He has proven to be a compassionate, patient, and skilled instructor. With his help, I was able to identify some specific problem areas, and the one-on-one sessions provided me with the coaching I needed to overcome these issues.
Now I am finding myself walking into auditions with not only the skills needed to land the roles I want, but the confidence.
I can't recommend Wes enough. Excellent coach and teacher!
Thanks Wes! See you soon!"
San Antonio, TX teacher:
Review by Tony
"It was great. He found a monologue for me with out me asking for it. He is very professional and he gives a lot of tips."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by minerva
"I've tried a couple of acting experience & Mia was very amazing. I cant wait for my next lesson."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Robert
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Callahan Peters
"Stephanie really is so great! She gives you all the tools to succeed and make the success in the film industry seem much more of a feasible accomplishment"
Hilo, HI teacher:
Review by Vivian
"My daughter enjoyed the lesson with Kelsey very much, She helped identified the ares that my daughter needs to work on. She is a wonderful teacher."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
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Whether youre the parent of a budding actor, or a drama enthusiast hoping to ignite a stage spark in your child, there are plenty of cool acting games you can play at home! Acting games are used in many top drama classes and workshops because theyre really handy for developing key acting and performance skills in a fun way. Another cool thing about acting games is that they cost nothing but time and creativity, yet yield educational and personal development as well as hours of precious family …
6 Kids' Acting Games to Play With Your Budding Actor
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Acting for Kids: How to Find Chicago Theater Opportunities & Auditions
Does your kid have what it takes to storm the Windy City? If you live in Chicago, you'll find inspiration abounds as theater and the performing arts are such a big part of the culture. This means that your child has lots of opportunities to become a star within the Chicago theater scene!
Know the Big Opportunities
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Should I Get an MFA? | Pros & Cons for Attending the Best MFA Programs
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