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How can you find the best acting coach?

The best acting coach is someone who is on staff at a reputable acting studio. Look for a coach who has experience and expertise in the area you need to work on. Also essential is finding a coach you can communicate with and who understands your goals. Hire someone who gives honest, useful feedback and then listen carefully. You’ll become a better actor than you ever thought possible.

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Master Acting Coach and Teacher New York NY – Maggie Flanigan – (917) 794-3878

At the Maggie Flanigan Studio, instructors are trained Meisner teachers who also work as private coaches. This is a two-year Meisner Technique conservatory that develops serious professional actors, preparing them for a long career. Enrollment is based on an interview with Executive Director and Head of Acting Charlie Sandlan. Scheduling the interview is easy, visit: or for a coaching recommendation call the studio at (917) 794-3878.

Do all acting coaches teach the same techniques?

There are only a few accepted techniques recognized and taught by people in the industry. Method acting is the most impactful actor training method in the history of acting in the U.S. This technique was imported and adapted from a Russian actor/director Konstantin Stanislavski.

Three American actors/directors further developed the approach but focused on different aspects of it. Some derivative techniques focus on the actor’s emotional life; others train actors in truthful behavior and its connection to emotion. Still, others use memory and recollection of personal experiences to fuel the work. Find a coach with an approach that seems appropriate for how you like to work and go from there.

An acting coach should have experience teaching foundational techniques and skills but also have an area of expertise. Certain principles for great acting hold true across the board, but coaches have an instinct for more specific aspects of the craft. Find one that is qualified to teach the skills you need to grow. Perhaps you need coaching in comedy because you tend to be too dramatic, or maybe you rely on a script too much and work too much in your head. These are habits that can be corrected with the right coaching. If you are a Meisner student, it makes sense to find a Meisner trained coach. If you prefer Method acting, a coach with a background in that technique makes more sense. Just make sure they come highly recommended by people you trust.

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