When you are considering acting tuition the first thing to consider is the cost. This is because acting tuition comes in two basic types, Group (often called workshops) and One to One (sometimes called Face to Face). As a good rough guide is that a whole days Workshop will cost the same as one hour One to One.
If cost is not an issue then the next thing for you to do is to think about yourself, think back to when you were at school. Were you the type of student who thrived in a group, bouncing ideas off friends and taking inspiration from the large creative environment? Alternatively were you one of those students who flourished in an smaller or individual tuition setting. These factors, and others we will discuss later, are all relevant when thinking about the type of acting tuition that will work best for you.
One to One
As we have said this is the pricier choice, but most people would prefer this option. It gives you all the benefits of a face to face relationship. One to one acting tuition is totally focused on your needs, giving you maximum time with your mentor. This type of acting tuition helps develop a relationship between you and your coach, which hopefully will accelerate your development. This tuition style will also help if you are initially timid some people can be reluctant to totally let go in front of a large group of strangers. One to one acting tuition is a short burst of focused activity it may be easier to fit around other commitments.
There are some disadvantages to One to One tuition, but they can best be highlighted by focusing on the advantages of Group tuition.
We know that Group acting tuition is usually the cheaper option, but what are the benefits? Group tuition gives a creative environment, which allows for the free expression of ideas, and gives students the possibility to bounce ideas off each other, as well as the tutor. The more people around you the more you may be inspired, giving you a pool of experience to draw from. Group also gives you the chance to work on your networking skills, very often your fellow students will share knowledge of opportunities and events that you can take advantage off. As well as the acting tuition this kind of Workshop is a very good place to make a few good friends too.
Choosing A School
Most people will only have a limited number of options when it comes to choosing their acting tuition provider. Larger towns and cities will have a better choice, if you are in the lucky position of having a variety of possibilities then there are a few things to consider.
You should consider acting tuition the way you would consider any another service. The best way is to get a recommendation, ask around at local drama groups, friends, family and colleagues. If no such advice is available then it can be a bit hit and miss. Ask if you can briefly observe a workshop or even get a free class to see if you have could develop a good working relationship with the tutor. Thanks for taking the time to read this and remember its all about being comfortable and being with someone, or a group that allows you to fully express yourself and develop.