What Our Students Say
"I started with Mike when I was about 9 years old and stayed with him for a little over 6 years, booking left and right. Without a doubt I was put ahead of the pack of my age group because of his insightful teaching and dedication. He is personal, professional, honest, direct, wise, and a working actor. I am now 22, ready to graduate college. Even though I took a hiatus from my acting career for college, I frequently think about Mike and how much confidence he gave me. He is that unforgettable. Once in a while, I'll drop in when I am not buried in books and I am greeted like no time has passed. Its a great community. I could honestly write a book on how awesome this experience is. This class and this teacher is by far the best. Highly recommend. I would give Mike 6 stars if I could."
- Courtney Colvig
"Mike has an incredible attention to detail when it comes to technique and on camera skill. Mike is extremely passionate about the craft of acting and the desire to help actors understand how to utilize their emotional ranges and abilities to enhance their tools. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with Mike, as he has helped in so many of my auditions, booking, and on set work!!"
- Sean Riley Smith
"If you want to find a place where you can grow as an actor AND as a person, this is the place to be. Mike is a remarkable instructor that can help guide and train you in ways you would have never thought of. The classes are filled with supportive actors of ALL levels and you'll never feel scared or intimidated by these amazing individuals. Whether I did a good job or not, I always leave with a smile on my face because the atmosphere provided is humbling and warming. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."
- Laura Kay
"I've been training with Mike Petrone for over two years, and I recommend it for anyone looking for a new class. Everyone works multiple times on a variety of drills and materials. Mike pushes with exercises and drills that I'm not sure I'd press myself to do on my own - like cross training for my acting muscles. The structure of the classes lets Mike coach to where each actor is in their development. The bottom line is that he's helped me to become a more confident actor with more fluid access to the tools of my craft."
- Brian Silverman
"For anyone who is honest about wanting to train to become a working actor, this is the class for you! Critiques are honest, sometimes blunt, and may hurt. But that is what this business entails. Anyone attempting to become an actor needs to know the journey may be long, hard, and difficult. What you'll find when being taught by Mike Petrone as a coach, is an honest reflection of how this business works. Becoming a Hollywood actor is work not fantasy. Many underestimate strong technique on camera that is paramount to ever booking a job in Hollywood. Mike Petrone is a working actor, director, and has been in the business over 25 years. He's worked with A-list actors and has developed an on camera technique that he teaches you how to develop so that you can call yourself a real actor!"
- Chris Frye
"I've been acting for over 30 years and this is the best class I ever taken in LA. You get on camera multiple times per class, get specific feedback you can use immediately and are being taught by a working actor. Mike really challenges you to be your best and works with each actor individually as we are all at different levels. The growth I've achieved and seen in others in the past year is remarkable. So, if you come to class be prepared to work your butt off!!
- Helene McCardle