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Amy M.
New York, New York
Reap the benefits of working with a Professional Actor and College Theater Professor wrapped in one
I have over 30 years of experience in acting on stage and camera and have been teaching all the while. I will teach you about character analysis and commitment. I can coach you on auditions whether you are interested in applying for BFA/MFA programs or trying to land that next role. Self tapes are the new normal and I will teach you how to make your own tapes.
About Amy M.

I have an MFA in Acting from NYU and a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music from the U of Iowa. I have been a professional actor (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) since 1987 and have been teaching since 1991. I have worked in theater, film and television (series and commercials). I'm a Theater professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University (2013-present) and have also been on the theater faculty at NYU Grad Acting and Brooklyn College MFA Acting to name a few. I find it so rewarding to act and teach. They compliment each other so wonderfully. I get fresh ideas about teaching when I'm working as an actor and vice versa when I'm teaching. If you are auditioning/applying for a BFA or MFA program I can get you ready as I've helped many students with this and have been through it as an actor. I also teach singing performance for actors learning to sing and for singers learning to act! Actors and singers are story tellers! I will provide acting tools and vocal techniques that actors/singers will carry in their back pockets throughout their careers,

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Teaching since 1991

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MFA in Acting

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Acting
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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I worked with Amy when I was getting ready for the URTA auditions. She helped me with choosing monologues and my song. She coached me on all the pieces and pushed me to a higher level. I'm not really a singer but she got me to tell the story of the song and I pulled it off! By the time I auditioned I felt so confident. I was accepted by many programs and chose to attend the University of Iowa. I'm out of school now and often work with Amy when I have to prepare for the next audition. Work with her! She'll get the best out of you.

Posted Dec 18, 2022
Teacher's Studio

I think Amy is my FAVORITE teacher for any and all acting work. I've been a student of hers during each chapter of my 20+ year career. In group classes and private one-on-one coaching we have prepared for auditions, honed improvisation skills, rehearsed songs, scenes, and monologues together, and investigated just about every obstacle I've had as an actor. In my experience, she approaches all actor challenges-- from classical texts to commercial copy-- with a sense of investigation, rigor, and humor. Often one session (even over zoom if I'm out of town!!) will give me the confidence and delight I need to take with me back into my work, whatever it may be that week. She is a generous teacher, approachable, trustworthy, and very very wise.

Posted Oct 6, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Amy helped me prepare my auditions for BFA programs. She is an incredible instructor, extremely insightful, intuitive and hilarious! She’s so much fun to work with and I learned so much from her. Thanks to her I was admitted to Boston University’s College of Fine Arts for acting.

Posted Sep 21, 2022
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Theater Professor
Sep 2012 - Present
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Brooklyn College, NYU Graduate Acting
I have just joined the faculty at the renowned HB Studios in NYC. I will be working with actors in the HAGEN CORE TRAINING program starting in January 2023. I'm currently employed at FDU where I teach Voice for the Actor and Speech and Diction. At Brooklyn College and NYU I taught Singing for the Actor in the Graduate Acting departments. I've also taught at the high school level at SPCPA and ages 10 and up through the Schools on Stage program through the Guthrie Theater.
actor
Jul 1990 - Present
Film and TV
Ive worked in film and TV and played characters on these shows/projects; JOE SOMEBODY, WHITE NOISE (Short), AUTISTIC LICENSE, DELILAH, LITTLE AMERICA, THE DETOUR, LOUIE, THE GUIDING LIGHT, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and many national and regional commercials including BEST BUY, AMERICAN EXPRESS, SATURN to name a few.
actor
Sep 1987 - Present
Regional Theater
I've worked as an actor in these theaters; Portland Stage Company, The Guthrie Theater, The Illusion Theater, The Jungle Theater, Sacramento Theater Company, Pennsylvania Center Stage, Indiana Rep, The Caldwell Theater Company, The History Theater, The Old Log Theater and The Mixed Blood Theater
MFA in Acting
Sep 1983 - May 1986
New York University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 1979 - May 1983
The University of Iowa
English
Native Proficiency
SAG-AFTRA
Jul 1994
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Actors' Equity Association
Sep 1987
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Instructor details
Acting
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
West 115th Street, New York, NY
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$100
90 minutes
$125
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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