Tyler Shadle

Tyler S.

San Diego, CA
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Tyler delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
December 2012

All proceeds to the Art of Acting. Tyler is an award-winning acting coach and entertainment producer with credits in both Los Angeles and San Diego. He currently works in large-scale venue and event management, and oversees the production of entertainment for up to 10k audience members. Tyler's background in performing arts spans over a decade of intensive training and experience, (see additional info below). His greatest career drive is the enrichment of industry talent through his development of performing arts and entertainment business professionals. Every dollar Tyler earns from TakeLessons is reinvested in the production of local theatre and film, and the development of his Acting students.

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Venue Manager & Entertainment Producer
Jun 2019 - Present
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

Desert Diamond Casinos is your place to celebrate. We love to celebrate an exhilarating mix of world-class gaming, exquisite dining experiences and big name entertainment! Desert Diamond Casinos is an Enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, investing into its own tribal enterprises to foster economic development while simultaneously maintaining control over the enterprises’ impacts on the environment, natural resources, and tribal cultural values.

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Event Director & Chief of Staff
Mar 2019 - Present

TEDxTucson is a grassroots, 501c(3) nonprofit in Southern Arizona. The TEDxTucson staff are professionals in their fields who give their time voluntarily. All speakers and entertainers take part on a no-fee basis. We are all deeply passionate about unique and stimulating ideas and sharing them!

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President & Executive Producer
Jan 2019 - Present
Tucson City Players

Tucson City Players (TCP) has a pending 501(c)3 status for Arts & Culture in the great state of Arizona. TCP will operate as a non-union theatre company based out of the Leo Rich Theatre (500-seat) at Tucson Convention Center, sister venue to the historic Tucson Music Hall. These theaters are host to Tucson Symphony Orchestra (resident), The Arizona Opera (resident), Arizona Friends of Chamber Music (resident), as well as multitudes of other non-resident touring companies. Tucson City Players will be the first resident theatre company to proceed the nation's only dual-city LORT & AEA theatre group, the massively successful and wildly renowned, Arizona Theatre Company.

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Theater Manager
Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
Tucson Convention Center

Interim supervisor of event/entertainment operations for the 500-seat Leo Rich Theater and 2,000-seat Tucson Music Hall, among other convention center venues.

Committee Member At-Large
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
San Diego Performing Arts League

Former Board Member of AASD, acting committee member at-large for the Cast & Crew of SDPAL.

Managing Director, Operations
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
Rancho Community Theatre

Board Member, Director of Education & Outreach
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Actors Alliance of San Diego

Resident Acting Mentor
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Method Center Actors Studio

MCAS is a branch of Method Center Actors Inc., based out of the The Blackbox of the historic Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego.

Artistic Director
Jul 2014 - Dec 2017
Method Center Actors Theatre

MCAT is a branch of Method Center Actors, Resident Theatre Company of Tenth Avenue Arts Center in Downtown San Diego, CA.

President, Executive Producer
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
Method Center Actors

Method Center Actors (MCA) is a privately owned production and arts educational company based out of the historic Tenth Avenue Arts Center in Downtown San Diego, CA. Method Center Actors was opened in Burbank, CA in early 2013 and produced dozens of film and multimedia projects while operating out of the greater Los Angeles area. In 2016, MCA moved to Downtown San Diego and produced multiple full-scale, professional theatre productions at various downtown venues. Additionally, they opened a Studio branch that operated out of the Historic Diversionary Theatre, teaching the Art and Business of Acting to hundreds of students between the ages of 12-65, both in-studio and online. In 2017, MCAI was sold to Actors Alliance of San Diego, a 501(c)3 division of San Diego Performing Arts League.

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Director & Teacher
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
CYT San Diego

Jan 2006 - Dec 2015

Tyler has been a working and training professional Actor for years. He has earned credits in Film/TV, (specializing in independents, shorts and web productions), as well as in multiple professional theatre settings throughout Los Angeles and San Diego. As an Actor, as well as a Director and Producer, Tyler specializes in small cast, stage plays and short films. His passion for the heart of acting is rooted in his belief that every character deserves a full life, and can best be appreciated and understood in direct, intimate settings. Tyler intends to specialize in modest venues for the entirety of his career, where every seat is a good seat and every cast member is a core element of the story.

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BS/MS Entertainment Business, Executive Leadership
Sep 2019 - Present
Full Sail University
The Art and Business of Acting
Apr 2013 - Mar 2018
Rehearsal Room Acting School
Drama Educator Certification
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Acting for Film/TV
Aug 2014 - May 2015
New York Film Academy
Acting for the Theater
Jul 2006 - Jul 2014
CCT Riverside
Jan 2000 - Jan 2000
Tyler Shadle's Backstage Profile


American English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Drama Educator Certification
Mar 2016
American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Full-Time Acting Conservatory
Jan 2015
New York Film Academy


NYFA Top 5 Actors List
Sep 2014
New York Film Academy
Best Actor Nomination
Mar 2013
National Youth Theatre Awards
The Screwball Award
Nov 2012
Christian Youth Theater


California Educational Theater Association
Jan 2017

The California Educational Theatre Association mission is: • To achieve sequential, standards-based, comprehensive theatre education; • To promote equity and access to theatre arts education; • To advocate for a California Credential for Theatre Arts; • To recognize theatre excellence through awards and scholarships; • To provide valued opportunities for theatre educators and students.

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eLearning Guild
Apr 2016

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

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National Association of Schools of Theatre
Mar 2016

NAST is an association of approximately 186 schools of theatre, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting schools of theatre.

It is the national accrediting agency for theatre and theatre-related disciplines.

The Association also provides information to the public. It produces statistical research, provides professional development for leaders of theatre schools, and engages in policy analysis.

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Actors' Equity Association
Jul 2015

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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Dec 2014

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.

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Educational Theatre Association
Jan 2014

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.

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Actors Studio
Dec 2012

The Actors Studio was formed in 1947 in New York City to provide a place where professional actors could work together between jobs, or during long runs to continue to develop their craft and to experiment with new forms in creative theatre work. In 1967 the Actors Studio opened its only branch in West Hollywood, California. Membership provides a place for theatre artists to advance their craft and talents. For more than sixty years The Actors Studio has lived a very rich artistic existence and will endure as long as talent needs a home.

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Photos & Videos

BNDC Runway & Theatrics Co. Red Carpet and Premiere of Egyptian Night II: Curse of the King.

Before closing night of LEGOLAND California's Brick or Treat 2015: Ghost Cruise!

Writing with legendary director and talent manager: John W Wells.

San Diego CC Awards Night Red Carpet.

The Crooks & Keys' Rose Again Foundation benefit concert 2014 with Xenia and Method Center Records

WaymanWells Productions' original, "Extraordinary," a show that was later taken off-Broadway by an independent producer.

CCT's Wizard of OZ, (left to right): Tyler Shadle of NYFA, Kelsey Matheson of NYTA, Bailey Norris of AADA, and Brian Erickson of AMDA.

CYT's SB 2012 Award Winning Actor, Tyler Shadle, as King Triton in Disney's the Little Mermaid.

Tyler Shadle (Lead), on set of Black F Production's film festival award winning film, "Love Never Dies."
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41 Reviews

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Tyler Jun 20, 2017
Film and TV Acting · Online

Zachary H. Mar 21, 2016
Child Acting · In studio

My 11 year old son is already a working actor, but we needed someone to iron out the "rough spots" and give him some extra coaching. Since we don't live near LA, we first started working with Tyler because he was local. He is fantastic! My son just loves him, and they connect really well. When he had an audition for a lead part in a movie, Tyler took the time outside of our normal schedule for some one on one time at the last minute. He is always friendly, professional, and always flexible with our schedule. My son did not get that part, but he auditioned for a tv pilot a few weeks later. He didn't get the part he auditioned for, but he made such an impression on the director, they actually created a special rolel for just for him. We owe some of this to Tyler, he really knows how to bring out the best in your kid. Also, his fees are reasonable. You won't be disappointed!

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Javon S. Feb 22, 2016
Acting · Online

The first lesson was a great experience!!! 👍👍

Judy S. Feb 18, 2016
Voice Acting · Online

The first lesson was amazing. I am glad I chose Tyler as my voice acting instructor. Very informed and keeps my daughter interested!

Jackson V. Feb 17, 2016
Voice Acting · Online

Awesome first lesson, Tyler is very knowledgable in acting to even include the history. Looking forward to our second lesson!

Devon R. Jan 13, 2016
Film Acting · Online

Just getting started but very happy and excited.

Esther V. Jan 12, 2016
Acting · Online

I was very pleased with the information Tyler shared with me. I'm so excited and looking forward to taking more lessons.

Rocco A. Dec 22, 2015

He was very knowledgeable. He knows his craft and has helped me excel. Recommend!

Zack Nov 23, 2015
Voice Acting · Online

Tyler is the first teacher to ever actually give every minute you pay for. Even if I was a few minutes late, he would stay late to cover the lost time. And when I decided to quit training with him to pursue studio work in my area, he supported me completely. He genuinely only wants what is best for his students. Thanks for all of the awesome work, coach! Hugs from Missouri...

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Grayson Nov 23, 2015
Improv Comedy · Online

My 10yr old had a great first experience with Tyler! She thought he was kind and knowledgeable. She is excited about his suggestions to prep for her next lesson by looking at every day things in an improv way...

Stevie Boyee Nov 10, 2015
Acting · Online

I was skeptical, I'll admit. It's weird to buy service from an unknown online source and pray it goes through. And online classes? Weird. BUT! So far, this course has been amaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!! Tyler is an incredible human being and his talent is through the roof. I am SO happy to have taken the chance and found him. He helped me book my first few jobs as a professional actor and model, while I was busy getting my management in order. Book this guy!

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Cedric Oct 20, 2015
Spoken Word · In studio

Tyler is a great teacher. He genuinely cares about his students and it shows through his work ethic and business focus. He charges like a marketing champ. His focus is on your education, not the money he makes. I sometimes have a hard time following him, but that's almost entirely because his brain runs 10x faster than mine. Thanks for the work, coach!

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Sonny Oct 7, 2015
Acting · In studio

I have tried online lessons in the past and they haven't worked out the best. I have not yet needed to work with Tyler online, but I'm sure he would be great! I take his In-Studio lessons and appreciate having a true teacher in-person. He knows everything there is to know about the craft/art of Acting, including the business behind it. If you want to polish your skills as a performer and learn how to master the entertainment industry, this is the teach for you! I'm proud to be a student of The Method Center ((((((:

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Grace Sep 20, 2015
Theater Acting · In studio

My kids have a passion for theatre. They did CYT with Tyler a few years back and missed him when he graduated! Now they get to be back and studying with him as his students! He is a very kind young man and always means business.
(And he's a great actor too! ;) I highly recommend him!

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Cheung Sep 17, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online

Step it up, NYFA! Haha I'm just kidding. But seriously... Like a couple of Tyler's students, I was a class-mate of his at the New York Film Academy. Well, I was a "program-mate," rather. He was a few levels ahead of me. But when I requested training with him and wanted to see his educational background, he whipped out this scroll-long-seeming beauty of a resume and WOW. He sure knows how to use his time wisely. This guy is a GENIUS! And, as I found out, was the youngest kid at the #1 film academy in the world... Who was also offered a scholarship, work/study, directing job, award-winners' mentorship, other promotional opportunities, and yada-yada. Anyway, he is a good friend of mine and has done a lot to improve my craft. Thanks so much, man. Keep it up!

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Bailey Sep 10, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio

Awesome teacher! I did online, in-person and at-home classes. All worked very well and were each just as efficient as the other. I have had a very fun experience and my craft as grown so much! Thanks TYLER :D

Kelsii Sep 6, 2015
Voice Acting · Online

He's just so fantastic. I'm earning an MFA from NYU and have been dying to start working on voiceovers for years. I found a few nice studios around where I am living, but none as focused and dedicated to my learning experience as Tyler. I will be training with him for a while ((((:

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Robert Sep 1, 2015
Method Acting · In home

Tyler's coach was a top student of Master Stella Adler, who was the only American Acting Master to train directly under Constantin Stanislavsky. Stanislavsky was the creator of The Method [Acting] and is KING of modern acting. Craft knowledge base does not get more grounded and serious than where Tyler's coming from. I am very happy to have found him. I just to his area from LA and we have been working together ever since. Fantastic teacher!!

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Isabella Aug 24, 2015
Theater Acting · In studio

Really great class. Good price for it too! I have been going for a few months now and I like it a lot

Willie Jay Aug 24, 2015
Stage Performance · Online

Sweeeeeet coach. Worth every penny because he works every minute. Doesn't waste time and is always working his training to be just right for you. Awesome guy.

Jack Aug 24, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In home

Ya, not a lot of people who call themselves "acting coaches/teachers" actually know what they're talking about. People say acting is "professional pretending" or "all about having fun and expressing yourself"... No, no its not. I have had the pleasure of training with AND under this fine young man. He lives, breathe, sweats and bleeds this art. He isn't kidding when he said he has almost 15k hours of legitimate experience. I was around for a lot of it. I bug him all of the time about raising his prices and he claims he will soon. GOOD. Tyler is a professional and true expert acting coach. He knows his stuff and puts it into practice as an actual working artist. Two thumbs up, bro!

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Dallia Aug 24, 2015
Child Acting · In studio

Best teacher. His prices are great and I have seen a strong improvement in my son's performance ability. I recommend him to ALL new beginning, young actors and actresses...

Alice Aug 15, 2015
Child Acting · In studio

We love him! My two daughters both train with Tyler and have an incredible time. He comes from a huge family and is very good with kids :) I have recommended him very highly to many friends. Also, I would suggest the 12 lesson package. (Cheapest option!)

Geoffrey Aug 15, 2015
Child Acting · In home

Great Prices. Great Business. Great Coach. Great Guy. Tyler really knows his stuff and has a talent for building a passion in the hearts of the kids he works with. My son has had an awesome time with him.

Lillian Aug 14, 2015
Theater Acting · In home

The first lesson was super relaxed. Vary basic, let's-get-to-know-you, type stuff. We read a few monologues, did some script analysis and set-up a lesson plan. He asks good questions and also had good answers for mine. Tyler has strong leadership and teaching abilities that flow naturally. You can tell this is what he does best and that he probably does is better than a lot of people who also try to. I've been studying various forms of arts for the last decade or so, and I can honestly say that classes with him have been the most beneficial as far as performing arts goes. We've been working together for almost a year now and I am very excited for the next season :D

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Jamie Mason Aug 14, 2015
Acting · Online

STRONG FOUNDATION! Proudly powerful in the craft, you could say. I like his NYFA stories and how he relays teachings from masters through his courses. I'm a videographer and his help in understanding performers is great. I have always wanted to study voiceover/radio work and this has been an awesome experience, so far...

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Andres Aug 14, 2015
Method Acting · In studio

Never have a found an acting teacher so knowledgeable and dedicated to the art. He has a passion for delivering accurate, grounded, inspirational and powerful direction in the rehearsal room. He is a ton of fun, great with group classes and shows a love for each student as an individual. Highly recommend.

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Shelby Aug 13, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In home

Tyler has been an incredible teacher and motivator. His knowledge and passion for the arts resonates with his every word. He is very patient and understanding and a blast to work with!

Kayla Aug 4, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio

I took stage performance and speaking voice as double concentrations from Tyler over this past summer. I accepted a big promotion in the office and, to be frank, the thought of management was daunting. I am a timid introvert at heart, and this young man was a huge help for the short time we able to work together. I have recommended him to other coworkers.

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Student Jul 31, 2015
Acting · In home

Great Class

Ben & Emily Jul 28, 2015
Acting · Online

8 months now! Awesome teacher. Not a minute of dollar wasted...

Jas Jul 28, 2015
Shakespearean Acting · In home

Why aren't 10 Stars an option? I was new to Shakespeare and Ty was a great aid in my beginning steps. I currently work with Shakespeare in the Vines and the Independent Shakespeare Co. in Los Angeles and owe him a great thanks.

Gregory Jul 28, 2015
Child Acting · In studio

Oh lawrdy... Where do I begin. Okay, SO I have been a professional performing artist for 20+ years... I have twin boys who really, REALLY wanted to take acting lessons in their area. They live with their mother and I am in LA, so I wasn't going to be able to teach them.

After some research, I found Tyler. And may I just say, THANK GOD that their are still "acting teachers" out their who know what they're talking about. In this day and age, anyone can call themselves an artist or art coach. You see that a lot with singers/dancers, comedians, film artists or musical theater performers who think they know what acting truly is and can teach it. If any prospective teacher claims acting is pretending, or that its all about fun, or that you just have to be/express yourself to be successful, etc... RUN AWAY. They probably have no real education behind it and are a waste of your time and money. This guy is the real deal and I hope I have the pleasure of working with him someday. One Million Thumbs UP!!!

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Damien Jul 28, 2015
Acting · In home

I went to the New York Film Academy with Tyler and was accepted into a class a few levels below him. He was in the top class on a huge scholarship, obvs, and spent a great deal of time with the top faculty and studio guests we had visit our campus. Tyler began teaching me in addition to my work with NYFA and honestly helped me grow at a better, faster rate. Granted, the Academy classes were all group classes. He's a great friend and will be a red carpet regular some day. Very proud to know him and to have been taught by him!

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Jose Jul 28, 2015
Theater Acting · In studio

Great teacher and excellent motivator. I have been taking lessons for a few weeks now and am very pleased with Tyler's work.

Alicia Jul 28, 2015
Stand Up Comedy · Online

I was looking into comedy training for a while. I live in the Riverside area, so I was too far to commute to LA or train with Tyler in Temecula. I didn't realize when I purchased my first lesson that each subject would be included in his Acing class. I had the option of choosing stand-up as a concentration and it went really well.

Great first experience with a coach who laid a great foundation for me. Since, I have found a coach near me, but I am very happy with my whole experience with Tyler.

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Jesse Jul 28, 2015
Child Acting · In home

I have been taking lessons from Tyler for a little over two yrs now, on and off. I have seen students come and go, mostly because they moved away. He's such a grounded, inspired and forward coach. Since I began lessons with him, I have worked in San Diego and LA film/theatre many times. I just turned 18 and am moving to Valencia, CA in September to attend CalArts on a partial scholarship. He has walked me through the ins and outs, around every corner of this business and craft. I've trained with a few other coaches in the LA area, and would still recommend Tyler the highest. Awesome person, incredible teacher.

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James Jul 28, 2015
Film Acting · In home

There. Is. NO. ONE. More. Passionate... This guy is a freaking genius! My son and I both take lessons from him. I feel bad that I hadn't posted a review earlier. Tyler's education history is extensive and so much fun to hear about. He was taught by Academy Award Winners, International Experts, and students of the Acting Masters: Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, and even Lee Strasberg! I am so stoked to continue working with him, and I would recommend him to any one looking for a talented, passionate, knowledgeable, dedicated, patient and driven teacher. Because he is all of those things and much more.

The best part, (aside from the art)? His PRICES. I randomly asked him one day why he charged to little, especially because his agent takes a good chunk of it and he has an assistant to pay. He told me something alongg the lines of: "If I could afford to teach for free, I would. Seeing the development in the ability and heart of each student is is pay enough. I just gotta pay the bills so I can continue to even do this." Like, okay... He lives and breathes this. On average, he told me, he spends about 3-6 hours a day, just studying. He also performs and teaches on a regular basis. Like, how... Anyway, I am beyond blessed to have the chance to work with this kid. He's a great person with a huge heart and a very open mind. Anything you want to improve on as an artist, he'll make it happen!

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Sydney Jul 27, 2015
Acting · In home

I have been taking acting lessons from Tyler for about 10 months now. He is so knowledgeable about the craft, and he is an incredible teacher and communicator. Without a doubt, you can tell that this is his passion in life, and it is so refreshing to study under someone so dedicated to what they do. I always knew I wanted to learn acting but I have always been scared to take lessons (I can be very shy at times), but Tyler has been so patient and has made me feel so comfortable. Worth every penny!! I highly recommend taking acting lessons from Tyler.

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Rhonda Reinke Jul 27, 2015
Child Acting · In studio

I paid Tyler Shadle to teach my granddaughter acting for several weeks and she made great strides in her acting ability and her confidence. I highly recommend him.

Lise Jul 27, 2015
Child Acting · In home

Tyler taught my 6yr old daughter last summer and she loved her lessons! She is begging for lessons again!

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