OUR STUDENTS ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING JUILLIARD, CARNEGIE MELLON, UNSCA, NYU, PACE, AND MORE!
Last year, students got accepted to their top choice schools. Nine of our students got callbacks to Juilliard.
And we’re very proud of all of them!
But don't take our word for it. We'll let our former students GUSH to you about our coaching...
My coaching was truly life changing.
In the few months that we worked together I truly found my voice as an artist through the pieces we worked on. I was really looking for a coach that would really listen to me, and not try to force me to any box of what I was supposed to sound or look like, and that was what I got.
I wasn’t asked to be anything or produce anything but rather bring out the things in me that were already there. The service I was provided during the college audition process was amazing. My expectations were 100% met, I don't think I could have had anyone else who was as understanding and open. I would definitely recommend this coaching, because it's very rare to find people as knowledgeable, kind, and giving. These are true friends throughout the audition process.
School: Not yet determined (callbacks: Juilliard, UNCSA, Pace, Carnegie Mellon, Rutgers, CalArts)
Best coaching ever!!!
Before getting coaching with Brandon and Anthony, I felt like I was at a plateau. Although I had worked on my monologues for months prior, it felt like I wasn't able to continue growing because I hadn't been in an environment where I could be pushed past my own capabilities. But after I was welcomed with open arms and got a chance to work with the How To Get Into Drama School faculty, not only did they help me become a multi-dimensional performer, but they also helped me navigate the ins and outs of the audition process. Overall, How To Get Into Drama School created an atmosphere where I could improve my performances exponentially and changed the trajectory of my college auditions for the better.
School: Not yet determined (callbacks: Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, Minnesota Guthrie)
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It was wonderful
It eased a lot of fears I had going into this time in our lives. Again, a massive massive help!!
School: Carnegie Mellon
This is the real deal.
Rare mentors that listen attentively and respond to you accordingly. Every rehearsal session was about me and my specific method and acting process, and never about the coach flexing their skills; it’s something that was quite refreshing. I’ve seen and worked with many acting teachers and none possess quite the endearing, open, focused quality of these guys. Through thought-provoking questions, I was allowed to explore every creative avenue within myself.
School: Not yet determined (callbacks: Juilliard, NYU)
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Sofia Dao (International applicant)
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School: Not yet determined (callbacks: Juilliard)
I felt supported 100% of the time and it resulted in me getting a callback to Juilliard.
These are some of the best coaches around. They worked very hard to make sure I understood how multidimensional and colorful my monologues were, and furthermore, we worked to find creative ways in which I could bring them to life in a specific way. They know the value of working hard and they work with intention. They’re efficient and use every session in a meaningful way. On the day of my Juilliard audition I called Brandon, and he gave me some notes and translated what the faculty was trying to tell me in their adjustments and we quickly came up with some ways I could go further with those choices. Thank you Anthony and Brandon and the rest of the team at How To Get Into Drama School for the support.
Thank you for everything. Seriously.
Wow. It’s a true honor to be (carefully) seen and heard by Juilliard graduates that are masters in the art of auditioning. It’s a very sensitive time for us transfer students who crave to be accepted into a top drama program. So to be honestly and generously critiqued by Anthony, Brandon, and John is an eye-opening experience. They allowed me to see my habitual tendencies that I wasn’t aware of. Some habits that were working for me and some habits that were holding me back from growing. They seen all of it and were able to articulate to me how I can fix those habits. They also taught me how to dive deeper into my pieces so that my connection to the text is specific and imaginative, but also bold. Most importantly, they have taught me that I have what it takes. That I am enough. To let go of any artificial and dishonest moments of acting. To just be real, raw, and pour my heart and soul into my pieces.
I really enjoyed the energy in the room!
I reached out for monologue coaching towards MFA acting program auditions, based on a recommendation by another Juilliarder.
From the first day, it was a safe space for me to explore and grow, and my input was really encouraged and valued regarding character choices and setting a framework for the stories being told. The coaching was super meticulous and detail-attentive. The process added a great deal of value to me. And they made the work on these monologues fun!
It was frequently mentioned that while we were working towards admission into these awesome MFA programs, the *real* goal was for me to become a better actor, with confidence to go into auditions well equipped to make strong choices. After about 3 months, I noticed a difference in the way I felt in the audition room- in the best way. Even after auditions began, they were there to offer encouragement beforehand, and check-in afterwards to provide support. They were my biggest cheerleaders the entire time, and I was really glad to have them in my corner.
As a result of my coaching, I was accepted into UNC-Chapel Hill’s Professional Actor Training Program (PATP), where I began my MFA training last fall!
Skillful and precise work!
My son worked on his monologues and was given both the tools and confidence to perform well in his auditions, and to be accepted into 8 prestigious college drama programs. My son loved every moment.
They are such wildly talented actors, which only partly explains why they're such effective acting coaches. It’s that rare ability to tap into each student’s unique expression as an artist, and offer specific, individualized guidance to help them realize their potential. It’s a gift.
I was looking for someone to help me find material suited for me and work through on process, and this was both.
College auditions are unsurprisingly conducive to anxiousness. After a few weeks looking through the Performing Arts Library, we found a handful of monologues which I felt I resonated with. We met multiple times a month over the course of a few months and broke down each monologue so there was no moment wasted. When I was feeling insecure about my work in those early weeks, and of course the days nearing close to auditions, I had a genuine friend. My focus always got shifted back to the work and with every session I felt my insecurities lessen and my improvements progress.
They checked in on how I’m doing in the program far after coaching is over and gives helpful advice and real truths about being a working actor. Everything said I take to heart. In the end I ended up at Temple undergrad acting program, have been cast in three shows over the span of a two semesters and feel I’ve landed where I need to be thanks to the audition work I did. Cherish your mentors; I kick myself reflecting on how far I’ve come as an artist, where I came from, and get excited to show those who helped pave the way see my growth in the years to come.
I got accepted to my top choice!
I think the biggest challenge I faced was believing in my abilities and feeling that I belonged there at those auditions. I felt like I wasn't talented enough to be there, but then I told myself that there was a reason I was auditioning, and that I was as capable as everyone else in that room.
School: Not yet determined (callbacks: Minnesota Guthrie, Rutgers, Pace)
If you are looking to improve your audition pieces, you've come to the right place.
Coaching from How To Get Into Drama School will give you honest and straightforward feedback from experienced actors who understand the process. I’ve worked with Anthony, Brandon and John in sessions, and the critiques, advice and adjustments they have given have been incredibly effective in strengthening my audition pieces. The coaching I’ve received has greatly improved my confidence and understanding with each of my pieces, and has allowed me to make strong choices informed by experienced perspectives.
One of my favorite things about having sessions with multiple coaches has been the very different and very valuable perspectives they bring. One coach may recommend one approach, another may recommend something very different—this isn’t frustrating or confusing, rather it’s been extremely helpful in reminding me just how much freedom an actor has in making choices. Many of the suggestions I’ve been given I have kept and developed, others I have chosen to discard. But the advantage of getting differing adjustments is that it enables you to explore your options and make informed choices.
Every session I’ve had, I’ve been given advice that I hadn’t even considered, and very often that advice has unlocked a completely new perspective that has dramatically changed a monologue of mine for the better. Additionally, I am extremely appreciative of all the help, advice and support I’ve been given from the coaches—especially Anthony, who has always been ready to assist me with choosing schools, finding audition pieces, and strengthening my monologues. The coaches At How To Get Into Drama School are rooting for you. They want you to succeed. They want you to bring your absolute best to auditions, and they will give you their absolute best in helping you to achieve that.
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