Testimonials

See What Students Are Saying About Our Exceptional Faculty and Programs

“My experience training with Terry has been a wake-up call of the heart….”

 

I highly recommend this teacher, this studio and this path if you aspire to be a true artist. My experience training with Terry has been a wake-up call of the heart. Terry encourages you to be who you are…unhinged and in raw form. He stands by the individual, cultivating a spirit and work ethic inside that is invaluable in artistry and every aspect of life itself. If you are reading this and are considering this path, you are already on it. This is where you come for the truth.

– Aaron H.

Alumnus

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“Terry treated me (as he treats all of his students) like a serious person and a serious actor….”

 

I have been working with Terry for over a year now, after taking a break from acting for quite some time to have kids. It was terrifying getting back on the horse – I felt like I wasn’t an “artist” anymore, and had no right to think that I could be again. Terry treated me (as he treats all of his students) like a serious person and a serious actor, and has always been thoughtful and generous in his support and feedback. He helps the actor make sense of things that sometimes make no sense, and find meaning in moments that don’t always seem to stand out on first read. I look forward to continuing to work with Terry, and continuing to grow in my work as an actor.

– Kathy C.

Third Year Student

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“….this is the place to sharpen your blade….”

 

If you’re interested in not only being a better actor but an actor that also strives for the highest quality of work, this is the place to sharpen your blade. The standards are high, the work is demanding, and if you can find an opportunity to study with Terry or any of the faculty here, you will leave satisfied and itching for more.

– Kevin K.

Alumnus

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“He’s opened my eyes to aspects of myself that I have forgotten….”

 

The amount of love, respect and gratitude I have for Terry can not fit in this review. Terry has been such a great teacher and colleague. He’s opened my eyes to aspects of myself that I have forgotten, aspects that I need as an actor to be the best I can be. He still continues to train me to be the best I can be, to run towards the sound of the cannons, to hold up the mirror to the world. I have been eternally blessed to be training with Terry. Not only does he teach skills you need to be the best actor you can be, he also teaches you skills to be the best human you can be. For all that, I am eternally grateful.

– Olivia M.

Alumnus

“….working with him and getting to know him has been one of the greatest joys of my life….”

 

Terry has been the most important teacher for my acting life. His ability to be exactly what you need, whether it’s a drill sergeant, a compassionate guru, a goofy friend or, in my case, all of the above, he has a way of figuring out what speaks to you and adapting himself so he can get through to you. I can safely say that I would not be where I am without Terry. His understanding and passion for the work is infectious and working with him and getting to know him has been one of the greatest joys of my life. Not to sound like a bad infomercial, but I can honestly say that when it comes to acting teachers, Terry really is in a class of his own and I have nothing but gratitude towards him. The man changed my life for the better and I am lucky to have him in my life.

– Rishi M.

Alumnus