- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+
- Teaching since:
- February 2014
Los Angeles, CA has thousands of acting and speaking coaches - and here's one more!
There are dozens of variables that go into preparing for a role, an audition, a performance, or a public presentation of any kind - voice, demeanor, point of view, "what do I do with my hands", "what do they want", etc.
Likewise, everyone has been told a different way to approach each aspect mentioned above - Chubbuk, Stanislavski, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, "The Method", Meisner, Suzuki, Viewpoints, Alexander - it can be absolutely overwhelming.
John will meet you where you are, from his specialized background of interdisciplinary work. A recent graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, John received a master's degree in acting, with a special emphasis in learning different approaches and integrating them into one coherent, personal one, that works for an individual.
Having studied multiple training practices in voice and speech, musical theatre*, physical and psychological acting, and acting for mediums as varied as devised theatre, film, television, audiobook, and motion-capture, John has accumulated many tools with which he can help you clear the weeds of your pieces of material - and your own mind, too.
The work you've already done is good work! John is excited and passionate about helping you to celebrate both the skills you already possess and the new ones you've dedicated yourself to learning.
John is particularly passionate about working with students new to the field of acting, or students looking to apply the tools learned in acting study to their life outside the stage - business presentations, political candidacy and office, award presentations, etc.
With UCLA, was the teaching assistant and primary classroom instructor for Theatre 20: Acting Fundamentals, a class specially designed to introduce non-theatre students to the basic building blocks of creating a stage performance from the ground up. Emphasis on voice training, body work, text analysis.+ Read More
I coached with John for my Yale MFA program audition and he was incredible! I felt 100% more confident after breaking down Shakespeare text with him and developing my monologues under his direction. I am so, so happy I chose to work with him for this audition and felt really great about my work after he coached me! He was supportive, professional, knowledgeable and all over great.+ Read More
John is very approachable and friendly! Great for monologue work and honest, constructive feedback.