I taylor specific workshops or lessons for individuals or groups, specialising in Shakespeare/ Improvisation/ Ensemble Theatre/ Audition Prep/ English Dialect Coaching/ Voice and Text/ Acting - depending on the goals and aims of my students. I have worked extensively as an actress and coach and love helping people to improve their skill set and build up their confidence.
I approach each student individually. I believe in setting measurable goals and checking in with progress on a regular basis to assure each student is successful based on the goals we've set together. No matter what level a student is starting at, together we can make your dreams a reality.
I believe that pertaining to acting, people learn by doing. The structure will be learning a monologue or performing a piece and offering feedback to help it become the best performance it can be. I am patient and methodical. We can also work on auditioning, such as clothing, style, and how to build confidence and many other things in the industry.
Hi there! My name is Claire and I am a theatre enthusiast living in Pittsburgh. I have a degree in marketing and theatre performance from the University of Pittsburgh as well as training from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.
I mainly approach acting lessons with a mixture of different acting techniques, such as Meisner, Growtowski, Bogart, and Uta Hagen. I believe in Stanislavski's goal: the art of experiencing. The basis of acting is related to combining action verbs with your objective. Everything else streams from that, and we will have fun exploring that.
I use a multitude of pedagogical styles to address student concerns. We will dabble in both scripted and improvisational acting. I am looking for eager actors and theatre fans ONLY and am not interested in working with apathetic artists.
In our work together, we will build your own reliable sense of craft that is truly useful. My students become confident, courageous and creative, by learning to be authentically themselves as they perform...And these skills translate into the ability to get work because they know HOW to work! I have worked with actors and singers from 7 to 87. My approach is unique, effective and useful.
I teach on a both one-on-one or group relationship. I will work with new improv groups that need guidance and more technique when approaching performance. With acting, I work as a director, and also a coach. I have experience and foundation with different acting methods, therefore, I come at a student from many different techniques.
I believe in giving 100% focus to each student. Each person will need something different to get to their desired next level. I strive to create an atmosphere in which students can feel safe to further their craft, take creative risks and give shape to a character.
My teaching method is based on my own experiences along with the teachings of Sanford Meisner, a man of many talents. Sanford Meisner is my mentor as I have read every book and manual he has authored along with watched some of his past students.
I give these classes at a basic understanding level, or higher depending on the student(s) knowledge of Commedia dell'arte.
My teaching method is individual based, starting out with a quick dialogue about past experience with Shakespeare and heightened text, and delving into further topics such as gender, sexuality, mental illness. I do not push or pry for vulnerability, and allow each student to unfold through humor and play using games and theatre-based activities to incite meaningful dialogue.
I want to work with each student through a piece of either their choosing or my choosing. Because I have experience in the field, I will coach each student individually through methods that work best for them. If you have an audition coming up, I can coach you in the best way to ace that audition. If you're just getting your foot in the door, I can teach you the basics.
my teaching method is a more interactive approach. i will try to push you by setting up goals for you so that you have motivation. My lessons will be both fun but also helpful. Just from being around so many actors, a class gets boring if you aren't doing things and just sitting and listening.
During my time here in South Africa, I've used meditation and movement as entry points to performance with my young actors. Imagination and concentration exercises have been foundational in teaching discipline and craftsmanship. I then, begin talking them through their scene-work helping them find their way to the character through questions and propositions.
I have a background in so many methods that I have many tools to pull from my toolbox to enhance your performance. I am extremely knowledgeable in modern and classical texts, as well as current TV/film writing and industry standards.
My teaching method is student based, and totally dependent on your needs. Are you seeking help preparing for college or professional auditions? Monologue coaching? Or help working through the fundamenatals of performance? We will discuss these questions and more during your first lesson, and devise a lesson plan suited specifically to you.
Throughout my teaching, I am focused on the individual and listening to the ways they best learn. In theater, I often teach and direct through asking questions of what makes sense to the actor. By asking insightful questions, and helping students explore their answers in greater depth, I help people find their way to understand their own interpretations of texts with their own voices.
I curtail each class to what the student is most keen on learning. However, I generally like to do scene study, theatre games, preparing monologues for auditions, audition technique, text analysis and viewpoints exercises.
My method of teaching is practical application. I assign scenes and monologues to get the student busy with learning. I use and learn what the student does from that. I am familiar with most acting techniques and apply from them all for the student.
I seek to give students a well-rounded and thorough understanding of whatever subject I teach. I believe the educational journey is just as important as the final result. If I do my job right, my students will learn to find joy in whatever subject they are learning.
I meet each student where they are, theater teaches a person a lot about themselves and life itself. I am to align the student's work with who they are and challenge them to express themselves and to work in different ways that will encourage them to be their best selves and to push boundaries.
I teach a variety of techniques including Stanislavski, Meisner and Practical Aesthetics. 6-8 week long workshops are tailored for certain things such as Improvisation for Actors, Audition Prep and On-Camera Technique. I also teach privately for audition prep and general acting per students needs.
I have an analysis-heavy approach to performance. I think that the most effective performances come from those with a deep understanding of the story, the setting, and their character. Before rehearsal comes research. I want to challenge my students to know exactly why they are making every choice they are in their performances.
It's difficult to have a set teaching style for theater as any student is going to learn how to act differently. While I will do my best to make sure certain basics are provided to all students the nuances of acting is something that will be developed one on one with each student.
Improvisation classes/Play production/One-on-on acting work Acting is interesting and fun! Usually students who enjoy acting are talented in it and want to do a good job. This is a wonderful basis for a good teaching and learning experience.
I try to find what topics my students are struggling with the most, while creating a curriculum that best meets their learning goals. I try to incorporate different learning styles and methods, which may include videos, practice problems, games, or whatever else I feel best suits the age and needs of the student.
My teaching method is to let the class have fun and still learn at the same time, I like to let the students chose which lesson/activity that they want to do that day from the selections that I give them.
My teaching method comes from a place of passion. I want to help students be able to connect with their characters on an emotional level and make their characters their own. I take a much more personal approach and believe in nurturing students to find their own truths.
Acting is a wonderful, but intense and complex art form that requires honesty, attention, and spontaneity! We sometimes, as actors, get so caught up in our text and trying to unveil all of those complex emotions that we often get stuck. We forget how to just be sometimes.
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