For students who would like to be professional actors

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR RECREATIONAL/WORKPLACE PURPOSES

  • If you need to prepare a speech for a wedding, do a presentation at work, or require private lessons for any other reason, please get in touch with us.
  • People have attended a series of private classes to build confidence, prepare for a session in court, overcome particular negative modes of relating, pass the practical interview aspect of a professional exam etc. Simply email your requirements/questions to dramawithadifference@michelekarin.com

PRIVATE LESSONS- VCE Monologue Training.

APPROACHING AN AGENT – SHOW REEL – PRIVATE TUITION.

  • One of the first steps in becoming an actor is finding an agent. Most good agents will want to see a show-reel before taking you on as a client.  A SHOW REEL consists of a series of scenes and/or monologues, edited together onto a DVD. It is important to know what kind of pieces to look for, and to understand the requirements of length, genre and character.
  • We understand what agents and casting consultants are looking for in terms of new applicants. It is not necessary to spend thousands of dollars making ‘slick’ show reels. The most important thing is to present yourself in the best possible light, by selecting pieces that you would feasibly be cast in. The requirements of show reels are quite specific and we have the expertise to help you present the best possible show reel to an agent.
  • After a series of private lessons that involve perfecting a series of short pieces, we send you to a professional film-maker who has broadcast quality equipment and a studio. His fees are extremely reasonable. He will film and edit together your show reel, and you will have saved a great deal of time and therefore money, by having the scenes polished prior to filming.
  • We can also help you with cover letters, setting out a CV (even if you don’t have a lot of experience!) and with a list of people – agents and casting consultants- to approach.
  • For further details, please email Michele Williams at dramawithadifference@michelekarin.com

PRIVATE LESSONS – FOR ASSISTANCE WITH ENTRY INTO MAJOR FULL TIME DRAMA SCHOOLS

  • If you are interested in auditioning for full time drama schools such as NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) or WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), we can assist you with monologue/audition preparation. Many of our students have gone on to train at major full time schools, not only in Australia but also overseas, where they have gained entry into prestigious schools such as the Juilliard School in New York and the Royal Academy in London.
  • There are other university drama courses in Australia that have a practical as well as academic component, where an audition forms a part of the selection process.
  • For information about costs, hours required, time-slots etc. please email dramawithadifference@michelekarin.com