PRIVATE COACHING is an exciting way to study because it is all about YOU! Unlike a class setting, the focus is specifically on YOUR needs and talent so YOU can compete and be successful in auditions and working on-set.

After a careful assessment, Michael will work with you to expand your specific skills as an actor so you are confident and capable to meet the challenges in our industry.

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Private Coaching

For actors of all ages (beginners & advanced)

Michael Caruana offers focused and challenging one-on-one training sessions in a supportive environment. He encourages a deeper personal connection to the text while exploring intuitive and analytical approaches.

Material covered: audition preparation, coaching and self tapes, monologues, on-camera technique, dialects and voice work, acting in commercials & more.

Sessions are one hour each. Material covered is customized to meet your specific acting needs.

$99 + HST per session                                                                                                                         
$499 + HST for six sessions

Availability – days/evenings -Monday to Saturday – Begin now!

Other Available Options:

Semiprivate, On-Camera Scene-Study

Actors are paired up with an appropriate scene partner for a series of three, two-hour sessions.

You work with another actor on compelling film & television scenes, applying process  preparation techniques that combine script analysis with the development of deeper intuitive reactions. plus . We focus on spontaneous and authentic listening and reacting as we explore screen-acting technique.

$399.00 + HST for three, 2hr sessions with a partner.

Availability: – days / evenings – Monday to Saturday – Begin now!

Advanced Scene Study

For professionals and advanced students. Actors are paired with an appropriate partner for a series of three, two hour sessions. Michael introduces more challenging material and will work to expand your emotional range and enrich your on-camera acting skills.

$399.00 + HST  for three, 2 hr sessions with a partner

On-Camera Auditions Workshops

Workshop covers: proven, sure-fire preparation techniques, The Given Circumstances, The Guideposts, Script Analysis: The Journey of the scene, Memorization Tips, Detailed On-Camera Work, Meisner’s Repetition, Relaxation, Dealing with Nerves, Cold Reading Skills, Who’s Who, What to Wear, Slating, Enthusiasm!: The will to play, and Nailing the part!

Kids On-Camera Audition Workshop 

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For actors age 8-12 (beginners & advanced)
A fun, focused, On-Camera Auditions Workshop for film, television series and         commercials. This group workshop is intended for actors ages 8 to 12 years old and is appropriate for all experience levels. Michael Caruana offers direction, demonstration and technique to help actors succeed in the audition room. With experience on both sides of the camera, in industry casting and as a professional actor, Michael’s approach includes detailed and proven, process oriented preparation strategies and techniques. Students work on real world commercial, film and television scripts. All work is taped with supportive direction, playback and critique.

Teens On-Camera Audition Workshop

2017-02-11 12.05.13For actors age 13 to 19 (beginners & advanced)
An intensive, On-Camera Auditions Workshop for film, television series and commercials. This group workshop is intended for actors ages 13 to 19 years old and is appropriate for all experience levels. Michael Caruana offers direction, demonstration and technique to help actors succeed in the audition room. With experience on both sides of the camera, in industry casting and as a professional actor, Michael’s approach includes detailed and proven, process oriented preparation strategies and techniques. Students work on real world commercial, film and television scripts. All work is taped with supportive direction, playback and critique.

Successful Auditions for Adults Workshop

2017-02-11 11.47.21For actors over 18 (beginners & advanced)
An intensive, On-Camera Auditions Workshop for film, television series and commercials. This group workshop is intended for actors over 18 years old and is appropriate for all experience levels. Michael Caruana offers direction, demonstration and technique to help actors succeed in the audition room. With experience on both sides of the camera, in industry casting and as a professional actor, Michael’s approach includes detailed and proven, process oriented preparation strategies and techniques. Students work on real world commercial, film and television scripts. All work is taped with supportive direction, playback and critique.

$299 + HST for a two-day weekend intensive.

Drop-in Scene Study Classes 4 sq bongo adults

Teens Tuesdays 5 – 7 pm  Ongoing

Adults Thursdays 6 – 8 pm Ongoing

We make it easier for you to practice your craft with drop-in classes that are designed for you to get the most out of your time and have some fun! Drop in using our new Six-Class card. Get it today!

$399 + HST for 6 drop-in classes

Dialect Coaching

Do you need to learn a dialect for an audition or role? Having worked with countless actors on film and TV sets and in private coaching, Michael is a skilled dialect coach who can help you nail the sounds and rhythms of a particular dialect.

$99 + HST per session                                                                                                                         
$499 + HST for six sessions

Career Consultation

New to the industry or a long-term working actor, we all need a little help with where we are hoping to get to in this business. Be it transitioning from the teen market to 20-something territory, marketing strategies, reels, to what agent to go with or who will move your career forward– these and every other concern you have, are completely normal. Michael will ease your worries with the support you need as an actor and work with you to turn quandaries into bite-sized action plans.

$99 + HST per session                                                                                                                         
$499 + HST for six sessions

Skype Sessions

You can’t get to the studio for private coaching or career consultation? No problem. Together with Michael you can find a convenient time to work on audition preparation, coaching for a role or anything else acting related.

$99 + HST per session  $499 + HST for six sessions

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