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I'm a private acting teacher who has studied with some of the greatest teaching masters of our time.. Sanford Meisner and Peggy Feury included.
I teach people how to behave truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
I have a small, select handful of students whom I coach on a regular basis and I am looking to help a few more.
The first class is free in order to determine if we are a good fit.
I do it because I love the craft and want to share the knowledge I have acquired over the years in order to help others.
Please send resume and a brief paragraph of why you desire to be an actor.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.
I am looking for committed, passionate people serious about their craft.
"The very first thing I want to say about M is that when you sit with him one on one, you feel like you are the most important person in the world because his attention is so complete. He truly listens to you. His presence of mind is so focused and so refreshing that it takes you by surprise. To be honest, at first I found this somewhat unnerving because when you speak with so many people today they are scattered, unfocused, they hardly look you in the eyes anymore, they glance around at their environment, other people, their phones, anything it seems to avoid eye contact, but not here, here you are immediately taken by the focus, attention, sincerity, and genuine interest along with a desire to help, and I simply was not accustomed to that!
I won’t lie, it’s been a long battle. Old patterns die hard. I basically had to unlearn what I was taught, and remain open to a new and different approach to the work. However, after much hard work and determination, I have learned to use these qualities, (amongst other things) in my acting and it has helped me tremendously. I am much more focused, I pay attention to what the other actors are saying, how they are behaving and then I respond in a genuine and honest and above all else, a more emotionally truthful way. His ability to get to the core of a scene whether it be an audition or for class or monologue is something special, as is his ability to get to the heart, essence, and behavior of a character.
Bottom line: I have booked more work since studying with him than I have in a very long time. And not only have I booked, but the compliments I have received have been overwhelmingly positive. Even casting directors have noticed a huge difference.
The last thing I would like to say is this: Most teachers and coaches seem to be more about their egos, branding themselves, posting on social media, name dropping, patting themselves on the back, I see “humble bragging” used incessantly, this man does none of that. This is truly all about wanting to help others. If this resonates with you then by all means do yourself a favor, study with this man." - Karen S.
"I've been working with M now for a little over a year, and I have to say, of all the teachers and coaches I have worked with, and there have been quite a few, his approach and technique really resonates with me. So much so that I have now booked three jobs back to back to back, have had 4 callbacks and my feedback from casting directors has dramatically improved. He is a no-nonsense teacher with compassion, passion, and a keen eye for truthful behavior. He has as a natural instinct for character work and behavior. Above all else, he genuinely has true desire to help people - not only in the work though, because his teaching can also be incorporated into your everyday life as well. He is a rare breed and by that I mean he doesn't ask or seek any accolades, doesn't pat himself on the back, in fact quite the opposite, he prefers to remain in the shadows and teaches literally to help people behave truthfully under imaginary circumstances. He is all about the work. In a city where ego seems to be the first quality you come across - this man is a true gem." -James B.
"I've been studying weekly with M for 2 years. It's been a great experience. Our approach is a very complete process in which we move forward at my pace. I feel very comfortable in class and we relate to each other well. We cover a wide range of topics including full life, preparation, audience size, an actor's relationship to the world etc. All of which, I would have never even considered. His combined experience from multiple teachers is conveyed in a very respectful, friendly and encouraging manner. I've never felt judged. I've never felt compared to anyone but my personal best."
"M has taught me that to be an actor is the bravest thing you could ever do. He teaches you how to connect deeply with your inner self and that acting is living truthfully. The emotions you have must be honest. If you're not telling the truth, it's bad acting.
M is patient and understanding. He goes over every line, script or monologue with you slowly to make sure you understand and connect with the content. He becomes your biggest cheerleader. I have made so much progress working with him. He guides you to be the best version of yourself. I have never been this strong as an actor or as a person." -Sydnie M.
"M is a great acting coach. With his wealth of knowledge he takes his time to get to know and understand his students so he can teach them in a way that benefits them individually. Not everyone learns the same way or at the same pace so he takes the time to figure out what works best for each student. I came to him as a beginner with relatively no experience, so what I appreciate the most is his efforts to create a firm foundation to build on. He doesn't just skim past the fundamentals. He has a great passion for the work and it shows. He is going to push you in order to achieve your full potential. I have learned a lot from him and each week I look forward to him helping me further my career." -Eric S.M.
"I feel very blessed to have found M and to be studying with him. In a very short time, he has helped me to change some of the limiting beliefs that have held me back, both in my acting career as well as in life. I feel safe to express my emotions and speak truthfully in my sessions with him and know that he will not judge me. I know that he cares about me and wants me to succeed.
I look forward to growing further as an actor and as a person under M's direction. Thank you, M!" -Christine G.
"M is a tremendous mentor who inspires me to work harder to achieve my potential. He creates a safe and supportive space for nurturing individual growth. He allows me to be vulnerable, make mistakes and take chances. Each week has made me a more complete actor!" -Margot M.