The Alan Gordon Acting Studio

The Alan Gordon Acting Studio

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The Alan Gordon Acting Studio
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5

I know there's no such thing as a teacher that is necessarily the best one for every actor out there because different actors have different needs. But as someone who's studied with various Meisner instructors in the city I have to say that Alan Gordon is the best you can do in NYC. He teaches in a shitty little studio and his "office" is nothing more than a couple of notebooks he carries with him, yet in my experience he has a bullshit meter that greatly surpasses that of the teachers found in the fancier studios. He absolutely WILL call you out on your acting bullshit and without being abusive about it. He has a true love and respect for the craft that is palpable. He's well read and informed about the acting greats of the past as well as being up to date about the actors on film and TV today. This guy really knows his stuff. Of the meisner teachers I've had, some were bad and some were good, but I'd say that Alan Gordon is the absolute best.

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5

I have been studying with Alan Gotdon for over a decade. He is the most dedicated, insightful teacher I have ever come across. His knowledge and love for the craft comes across every class he teaches, and I for one am truly grateful for his teachings. I have seen my work grow tremendously and it shows with the bigger and better projects that are starting to come. I can say: it's me and my talent, however, that would be a lie. Yes, I have a vast amount of talent, but, if it wasn't for Alan Gordon I would not be able to fully unlock that part in myself to go to the next level as an artist.

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5

Truly wonderful teacher. I've been studying with Alan for almost a year. Since I've started I've seen a transformation in my career. With his understanding of the craft and straight forward approach he is able to help his students reach their full potential. If you are open minded, willing to listen, and take constructive criticism you will flourish under Alan's guidance. I regard him among the best acting coaches in the city today.

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Terrible teacher, deeply unpleasant character. I strongly advise avoiding Alan and his courses.

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5

In my experience, ALAN GORDON is the best acting teacher in NYC today. I'veworked with a number of them and no one I've worked with has his insight'passion patience or intelligence. He doesn't try to change who you are'rather he teachers each individual to work from themselves.He's concise, gets to the point and provides constructtive criticism and brings a sense of joy to the work I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great acting teacher JAMES FUNGHINI

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5

I consider myself very blessed to have found Alan Gordon, he has everything you can expect from an acting teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, passionate, articulated, incredible generous, devoted, patient, honest, respectful, fun, caring… he is simply brilliant! From my first class, I knew that I was dealing with a special kind of professional and human being. What makes the difference in this business is to find a coach that is passionate enough to inspire you and that has experience and knowledge enough to help you to be the best you can be. You can find hundreds of teachers and acting classes in NYC, especially expensive and pretentious ones, but finding a honest professional that can work with you in a consistent way and that really cares about your learning process is a different story.I am a big fan of Alan, nobody masters Meisner Technique better than him. I wish every acting student could have a chance to experience one of his classes. If your goal is to achieve excellence as an actor and you have an opportunity to have Alan as your teacher, don’t waste it, take advantage of it as much as you can, you will have the privilege of studying with the finest acting teacher in NYC

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5

Alan Gordon is a very knowledgeable, epxerienced,insightful and supportive teacher. He loves to teach acting and really wants to see his students succeed.

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5

wow where do i begin..i will say that studying with Alan can be the liberating, joyus, as well as frightening experince one can imagine..the technique of meisner has to be the genuis of creativity as far as acting is concerned and it the year and a half that i spent with him i learned soo much of what it takes to be not only an actor but also to be an honest being who is able and willing to not be ashamed of who you are but to also "leave yourself alone" and "be connected with yourself and your partner" and for that i am greatful.so if you want to either learn the craft of TRUE ACTING or if you are already an actor who has years of experience but wants to take your talent to the next level then I highly recommend Alan Gordon!

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5

If you want to learn the craft of acting from a teacher who genuinely cares about your growth as an artist, then sign up to study with Alan Gordon. He is a wonderful teacher and even better person.As A director and producer I have never been disapointed when working with his students. I often recommend his students to other directors, knowing Alan will have them prepared to deliver

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5

Alan Gordon is the best teacher I have ever had. He one of the more truer and sincere teachers, and people, I've been fortunate to know. He teaches in a very nurturing environment, and makes sure you get to where you need to be. He takes the time to make sure you understand your craft and make you a better performer. If you are just starting out or want to really improve your performing skills, Alan is the man who can help you greatly!

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5

Alan Gordon is the real deal. With so many bogus acting teachers of dubious distinction popping up everywhere these days, Alan is a life preserver for actors in a sea of fakers. He not only has an encyclopedic knowlege of actors and acting, he has a grasp of technique and a practical approach to the craft that can serve both the beginner and the veteran actor. Alan's a NYer, so there's no nonsense, no pretense. And Alan's an actor, not just a teacher. He's walked the same mean streets that all actors walk. So what you get with Alan is straightforward instruction to make you the best and most honest actor you can be.

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5

Alan is as good as it gets. His skill, integrity, humor, deep knowledge and commonsense approach make it both pleasurable and very productive to work with him. Alan coached me and unquestionably played a huge role in my getting many jobs on and off Broadway, on network series, in top regional theaters, and major feature films. Many of the most important roles I booked were through our working together and my trusting him completely. He's also one of the good guys in this business: he's not in it for his ego or to make money without giving it his all. He does this work because he's a true teacher in spirit and a passionate believer in the importance of this craft.

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5

As a new actor it is very hard to find a good acting teacher.There are so many to choose from, how does one know which one to choose. Well new actors I AM GOING TO SAVE YOU ALOT OF MONEY AND ALOT OF TIME.You need look no further than Alan Gordon. From the first class I knew this was the place for me. Alan made me at ease with every aspect of the acting process. He has taught me to open up to reach for places I never thought possible in my acting career. But besides being a terrific teacher ,the best part of Alan is that he cares not only about you as an actor but as a person too . Listen you could spend alot of money and time searching for the perfect teacher. But if really want to learn how to act sign up for his classes as soon as possible ,you won't be sorry

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5

I've been studying with Alan for just shy of a year now and he has helped me grow exponentially as an actor. He has a wealth of knowledge of the craft as well as the industry. Alan is a wonderful teacher who loves to see his students grow. He has always been encouraging and patient, but more importantly, he has always been truthful in his assessment of your progress and skill level. I look forward to Wednesday classes every week, as they are a time when I am laughing, learning, and gathering inspiration from the talent surrounding me. Not only is Alan an incredibly talented actor and teacher, but he has become a mentor to myself, and someone who's opinon I hold in high regard. Above all, Alan has motivated me to push myself; to strive to fullfill my internal driving force that propells me towards becoming a better actor.

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5

As a working actor on both coasts,what more can i say about Alan that hasnt been said already. He has to be one of the finest acting teachers in the world today.What makes Alan stand head and shoulder above the rest for me is his sincere and genuine interest in his students.He cares about them as people,not just pupils foremost.Ive been lucky enough to work with some of Alans graduates and students and they are always prepared,professional,and supremely talented! If you can get a chance to study with,or even just spend a little quality time with Alan,you will be the better for it!

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5

There's so much glam and ego in the business today, it's hard to get to the point. It's a rarity that a coach puts his ego to the side and does just that.A great teacher takes time to understand your strengths and weaknesses. They show you how to improve without beating you down and inspire the best within you.Alan knows this business inside and out. He knows the craft and he'll give it to you straight. You're range and your presence will expand to places you never thought they could go. You and your character will be natural, fully rendered and most importantly "alive" up on that stage or in front of that camera.Whether you're brand new to the world of acting or a veteran of the stage and screen, Alan has something that will vastly improve your game. His patience and ability will give you insight into how the masters kill it and kill it every time.

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5

I find my acting coach Alan Gordan to be a man of sincerity, and integrity. He gets to the heart of the matter,and is sensitive to everyone's concerns and feelings. He has helped me a great deal in bringing out my "truth" and speak from the gut. I've been in the biz awhile now, and consider Alan to be one of the finest coaches I've ever had!

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5

My son John has been working with Alan for over three years. Alan has significantly improved John's ability to become a better actor. His attention to detail and dialouge between John and fellow actors on stage is remarkable. Alan was very instrumental in helping John get into Laguardia High school for the Performing Arts. Where he is now a Drama Major. John has been very lucky to have Alan in his life. He is not been just an acting coach and mentor to John but a great friend to us all.

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5

Alan Gordon is truly passionate about his work and his craft. He is the salt of the earth, a true gentleman and trusted friend.

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5

Alan Gordon’s skills as an acting teacher goes beyond his incredible ability at analyzing a script, breaking down a scene or even getting at the truth of a moment. He truly loves what he does and that carries into his teaching with enthusiasm, great communication and solid instruction. Half the battle of going into an audition is won because I have received the confidence and knowledge that Alan has given me.

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5

Our company loves Alan. We send all our Adult Actors to him to learn to be honest, moment-to-moment actors. He's passionate and caring and his prices are extremely reasonable. Actually, too low.Actors Technique NY loves Alan and we're happy to be associated with him.

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5

I have known Alan for several years now and I am very impressed with the time and effort he gives to his students. He is caring and gives straight from the heart. Always willing to share and lend a hand. Recently, my writing partner (Charles Messina) and I asked Alan if he would assist us in a read through for a project we were developing titled "Twas The Night Before A Brooklyn Christmas." He, along with several students, gave their time, effort and acting talents to us as we were molding this screenplay into it's final stages. I want to thank Alan and his acting class for that.

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5

Alan's private sessions provide an invaluable advantage in auditioning and preparing to perform roles. He allows the actor to bring themselves to the role, and then begins the coaching and character development from that essential starting point. He incorporates his extensive knowledge of the Meisner Technique into his instruction on identifying beat changes, capturing the reader and acting organically. Each time I coached with Alan, I was called back for second and third auditions. He is a master of the craft.

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5

I wanted to rate The Alan Gordon Acting Studio with 12 stars, but I'm only able to give him 5 on this site, so I'll settle for that. If you are searching for an acting class, your search is now over! Alan is a blessing to my acting career! I wish I met him years ago before I ever stepped into an audition room! I thought I knew what I was doing then, but Alan as shown me that I didn't know jack! I've learned so much from his classes and his style of teachings is so simply even a caveman could learn from him. But no seriously, I'm so thankful for his acting classes. I am a stronger actor because of The Alan Gordon Acting Studio. I'm not getting paid or anything to write this review, this is all from my heart. This is the class you need if you are serious about your acting career. One day I will be accepting an award for acting, and I will thank God for Alan Gordon.

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5

Alan is by far the most courteous and honest teacher in the industry. He gives you all of his knowledge and all of him self so that you can learn Meisner in its true form with no strings attached. He gives a 1000 % to each and every student. You will always leave his class learning something you could not have been taught in any other setting. He is the most phenemonal person to learn from beacause He brings out the very best and strives to help you achieve your most truthful performance..

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