Of course a few actors achieve success without any kind of formal education or professional actors classes or professional acting coaching. There are always a few exceptions to the standard rules. But, training and coaching, especially in the field of professional acting, is usually a must. The individual attempting to break into acting not only needs to perfect their craft, they also need to understand the business.
Many universities and colleges offer terrific programs, yet there is a difference between the theoretical world of acting and what actually goes on. This doesn’t mean that an academic program isn’t helpful – it is, but not all aspiring actors have the resources or time to attend college. And, even those who receive degrees in acting additionally seek acting coaches and teachers once they are in the actual world of acting.
There are also chains that offer modeling and acting lessons and insist that said lessons and a stack of expensive photos guarantee instantaneous fame. Please be aware of such businesses. They prey on the eager and overly proud parents, and have no problem taking thousands of dollars from those who probably spent years saving up such funds.
How to Select an Acting Coach and/or Teacher
A good acting coach and/or teacher is usually someone who, naturally, has acting experience. But, even the best, most experienced actors know that they, too, need to go on honing their own skills and mastering their own techniques. A good coach and/or teacher knows there is always going to be a lot more to learn and that the experienced are the best ones to pass on their knowledge to the new ones. Helping others doesn’t hurt their feelings or damage their egos, seeing them achieve success satisfies and fulfills them.
The good acting coach and/or teacher recognizes that there are people claiming to know how to train actors who never once acted professionally or who failed in the acting world. Such individuals most probably frustrated and wasted the good acting coach and/or teacher’s time and money. Such is probably why the good acting coach and/or teacher decided to become a coach and/or teacher.
A good acting coach and/or teacher also has acting and teaching experience and proven results.
Rod Rowland Coaching
Because Rod Rowland spent years frustrated by those who claimed to be professional coaches and teachers, but were really failed actors and those who didn’t know the business, he decided to help other actors avoid such people and show them how to achieve the success he spent years learning how to attain. He refuses to let aspiring actors spend money needlessly or be preyed upon by those who’d take advantage of them.
Rod has appeared in over sixty television series and films, including Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, X-Files, American Horror Story, NCIS, and NCIS New Orleans, just to name a few. He knows what it takes to succeed in the real world of acting and is eager to pass on his knowledge.
His sessions and professional actors classes will show you how to portray characters and roles in ways you never imagined and open up opportunities you never thought possible. Solid agents have signed ninety percent the students that complete his advanced sessions and they now have great careers. Of course no one can guarantee success, but Rod can tailor his professional actors classes to your needs and, as long as you bring your passion and dedication, your odds of achieving your dreams are darn good.
Online Acting Coaching
Rod also provides professional acting coaching online via Facetime and Skype.
See his website at: http://www.rodrowlandcoaching.com for more information.