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HOW MUCH STUDY?
Parents always ask me questions like “How long do we have to study before we find success?”.
That’s definitely a parent question, because succeful actors know you “PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT FOR A LIFETIME”.
If a young actor doesn’t LOVE to practice, they should do something else.
CLASSES GROUND THE ACTOR
The classes ground the actor and build confidence so it’s fun and exciting to act.
Auditions are the JOB of the actor, so it’s usually not as much fun, particularly if the parent puts too much emphasis on the child. Kind of like “test anxiety” that all kids have because their parents pressure them. Some artists work well under pressure, some do not. It inhibits their creativity.
So here’s SECRET #1: YOUR CHILD MUST ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO GO TO CLASS AND PERFORM NEW MATERIAL.
That’s their job on the Film/TV set, so if they don’t enjoy it in class, they won’t enjoy it on the professional set.
If they DO enjoy it, they will LOVE to attend their classes as PRACTICE.
I always remember Charlie Mcdermott (star of THE MIDDLE) who would attend EVERY SINGLE CLASS we offer, daytime, evening, weekends, etc. He had a voracious appetite for new material and direction.
Then he books THE MIDDLE and becomes a star. GOOD FOR HIM!
We love it when our young students book series regular roles and leave us!
And we’ve had over 100 of our young artists book shows while they were studying with us, and now they are off building their career.
Some come back to help us. We love that.
Coming soon: We have Tiffany Espensen, star of KIRBY BUCKETS coming to teach a special improv workout. TIFFANY ROCKS!
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