What class will I be placed in?
Do you offer refunds or prorate?
How long is your program?
What technique do you teach?
What material do you use in scene study?
What rules should I know?
I'm only in town for a month, can I take class?
Do you offer kids classes?
Do you offer private coaching?
What is the class size? How often will I work?
I have more questions
All new students to Speiser Sturges are placed in one of our Technique classes. This is to familiarize you with the technique we teach and the terminology we use. Under some circumstances new students with a professional reel and training may be placed in a Scene Study class. Please know this is to be serve you and Technique is the most informative and useful class we teach.
We do not offer refunds or prorate. Please be sure that you wish to enroll before you pay. If you have a special circumstance, please inform the office manager asap and we can work to perhaps extend your enrollment if you must miss class for a prolonged period of time. Think of your membership as you would a gym membership or an arts school. We hope that you will come regularly and get the most of class, but cannot credit you if you don't attend, we have saved that space for you.
Our Technique class runs for 12 weeks and is ongoing. It doesn't not matter when you join, you can join anytime in the 12 weeks, including in the middle of the month. Our scene study classes are ongoing and monthly. If you are new to the Studio a minimum 3 month commitment is required.
Our technique is based on Aaron's time studying at HB Studio in New York. We focus on acting for film and television. When you are in a scene study class there is no rehearsal, blocking or projecting of your voice. We want to prepare you to be a professional film actor.
We use material from film, television and plays. In the beginning the teacher will select your material, eventually you should be finding material to work on.
There is no violence in the studio, ever. There is no food or drink allowed in the studio (water and coffee are allowed) Please turn off your cell phones, refrain from texting and no recording of your fellow students. If you stop paying tuition, you will need to rejoin again for the minimum three months. Always be respectful, acting is being vulnerable.
Yes, we offer one month for $500 + $25 enrollment. Contact the studio for more information.
Not at this time. We recommend our trained teachers, Deena Freeman and Ada Luz Pla. Contact the studio for their info. Shannon does offer private coaching for teens and youth.
Yes, Shannon and the associate teachers all offer private coaching. Aaron is no longer taking on any new private students. Contact the studio for rates, discounts are offered to current studio members. Sessions are held in our studio on La Cienega or via Skype.
Class size varies, but most classes have approximately 25 students. You can work every week depending on how many other scenes or techniques there are. Any scenes that don't go up one week, have priority the next.
Please schedule an audit or email the studio, we are happy to help.