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I hired Joanne to work with my 9 year old son and I am so glad I did! She encourages Parker to explore acting as both an art and a science. The lessons include practice and experimentation with acting methods using games and exercises that allow him to grasp incredibly complex ideas in a fun and interesting way. Parker absolutely loves working with Joanne and her knowledge and industry experience has been a great asset to me as the mom of an actor. She is always willing to answer questions from my son and myself. Simply, she's amazing!!Mar 17, 2018VerifiedThe Performing Arts Coach's reply
Working with your talented son Parker has been such a joy! I cannot wait to see what he does next!
Joanne is a very intuitive coach. As a beginner adult, I was nervous and unsure of my abilities. Joanne took the time to assess my skill level and created a curriculum and acting exercises tailored to fit me! I've learned it's okay to be nervous, it's okay to let go and have fun. I am actually having fun taking Skype lessons and I am learning how to be authentic and real. Joanne keeps in touch between lessons to send me articles to read that will help me as well as answering questions. I couldn't be happier with my choice to hire Joanne. I'm very grateful.Oct 21, 2016VerifiedThe Performing Arts Coach's reply
Cassie, you are such an incredible student to work with. I have watched you grow leaps in just a few sessions, and as I told you, we will be sending you out on auditions very soon! You are that talented. I am grateful to work with you as well! .
Joanne is an extremely professional, knowledgeable, and all around amazing coach. She has a way of connecting with actors and finding the best ways of breaking them out of their shell. When you take her classes you can tell how much she cares for everyone of her students. Working with her has been a very engaging and eye-opening experience about my acting. I would recommend her lessons very highly to any actor looking to challenge and embrace the hidden parts of themselves.Nov 21, 2017
I strongly recommend Joanne as a performance arts coach, and I think she should be everyone's first choice no matter what your goals are. She is thoroughly prepared every time we meet, she is punctual and always available either by phone or email for questions. Joanne is super organized and provides you with constant feedback. She is a great listener and really cares about what I am trying to improve. Each lesson with her is specifically tailored to me and my goals. In just 2-3 lessons, my colleagues already saw visible improvements from my performance. Bottom-line, pick Joanne!Aug 31, 2018VerifiedThe Performing Arts Coach's reply
Thank you so much Doug! I love our lessons and I appreciate how hard you work and how much commitment you put into each and every lesson!
Joanne’s professionally an all star! I cannot put in words how instrumental she has been to help launch my acting career. Luckily I got connected with Joanne through Thumbtack over a year and we have had over 20 classes together. All of our classes have varied from one on ones to group sessions. Joanne is truly a delight to work with ALWAYS !!!! Prepared ALWAYS ready to rock and roll. She has a true investment in seeing her clients get better. I cannot see me not wanting to continue to work Joanne. I’ve appreciated all she has done for me and where my career will be going forward.Mar 9, 2018VerifiedThe Performing Arts Coach's reply
Tyler! My star! Look at you now- you reached your goal- you are a working actor! Cannot wait for our next lesson!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$65 for 50 minutes We can also discuss a payment plan that works for you, depending on how many sessions you book. I can also do group sessions at a lower rate.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?To begin, I suggest we set up a 15 minute free consultation, so that I can learn more about you and the goals you have created. Then, I will share with you the program that I can provide you with. My services are customized to fit your specific needs and interests. This individualized approach helps all types of clients, from those brand new to the performing arts to those with years of experience. For instance, some of my clients need daily or weekly support in their artistic work, while others need coaching on a specific audition or project. Based on your current needs, we will collaborate to develop a schedule that makes sense for you. I include feedback and will maintain regular communication regarding your progress. Together we will discover what self doubts you are holding onto. What fears you have that consistently hold you back from unleashing your most creative self. What actions you are not taking. What skills you need to learn. What areas of your work should you be committing to right now. You and I will create a sense of urgency that will motivate you to stay on track, especially when it is hard. We will commit to the work you need to do right now! I go back and forth between LA and NYC. I do most of my lessons online, which has proven to be very effective.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?After 18 years of experience in working with performing artists all over New York City and Los Angeles, I wanted to give my clients the tools that they will need in order to achiever their goals. These tools have the power to make a remarkable difference in your work. I know this because my clients continue to book work, write productions, produce movies and make a career in doing what they love. I hold a maser's degree from New York University in Theater Education and English. I have taught drama at the middle school level for 7 years, and then owned my own children's theater, The Magic Mirror Theater for 6 years. I have also performed, produced, directed and have written plays Off Broadway.