Acting coaches, also known as acting mentors, act as a means of support for budding or new actors, giving them practical advice and assistance in all areas of the acting industry.Coaches and mentors are recognised for their help and assistance in many industries and businesses and the acting industry is no different. They can give you the
you need for your career.
The acting industry is very tough and many new actors can find the industry daunting. The assistance of a coach can ensure that they are introduced to the finer details by someone who has worked in the industry for many years and knows what pitfalls and opportunities await the new, budding actor.
will often be trained, established and seasoned professionals who share their practical experience with the new actor.Most of them will have started out as fledgling actors themselves so they know exactly what each new actor is going through. They will have received the same advice from their mentor or acting coach when they were in your position so make sure you listen carefully to their advice! Having your own coach can be the most valuable asset for the new actor and their advice and experience can be vital to your career.
The mentoring actors will either offer
acting and training classes
through a professional studio on a group or one-to-one basis. Some may work entirely independently as a freelance coach or mentor. Many of the biggest and best-respected stars of television, stage and screen have been the grateful recipients of invaluable advice from a coach. Most of them will have mastered each of the technical and emotional elements of the art of acting before passing on their expertise to the next generation of actors.
Sometimes a coach conducts test auditions with actors, giving them feedback on how best to approach a role in order to be more successful at a real audition. As an acting coach will have taken part in many auditions himself, he can offer valuable feedback which could easily be the difference between you landing a role or not. Many production companies also hire their own acting teachers or coaches in order to improve the talents and prospects of their clients.
Established coaches earn a generous salary due to their extensive experience and background training. They tend not to be well-known names, preferring to linger in the shadows whilst helping their clients to become famous, well-regarded actors. They will often, however, land small roles in television programmes, plays or films in order to maintain and build on their already extensive knowledge and be able to improve on the feedback and service they offer to their clients.
Does this give you enough reason to find your own coach? Wouldn't it be great to get so much help and coaching? I think there can only be a YES.