Foundation
Level One 
9 Week Course

Tuesdays

Dec 7th to
Feb 1st
2022

7pm to 10:30pm

$595
(Repeat this course for $495)
(Pay on front page of this site and let us know what you paid for)

In Person! 9 students only!
First to pay are guaranteed a spot, don't wait.
Sign up and pay on first page of this site and let us know which class you paid for.

I will teach you what I have learned over my 30 years as an actor, director and cinematographer.  If you are serious about what it is to be an actor this course is for you.

 

I will teach you my cutting edge techniques that evoke truth and imagination in your work. You will also have 2 on camera sessions in this course where you will be taking home high quality footage that you can use towards your demo reel.

You will also receive discounts on headshots as s current student.

Things you will need to do:

Please purchase the digital version of The 52 Secret Choices for the actor here

Read the book by Eric Morris called No Acting Please available on Amazon here

Receive a $50 discount to redeem towards a private one on one coaching session or headshots session!

You must bring or purchase a 16gig SD card from us for $15.

Bring a notebook and pen to each class.

Be a few minutes early to each class!

Returning students may repeat this class for $495

The Lab
Level Two
9 Week Course

Wednesday
Dec 8th to
Feb 2nd
2022
7 to 10:30pm

$595
(Repeat this course for $495)
(Pay on front page of this site and let us know what you paid for)

In Person!  9 students only! 
First to pay are guaranteed a spot.
Sign up and pay on first page of this site and let us know which class you paid for.

This 9 Week Course is where you go to work on specific aspects of your acting that may need improvement that could include: emotional availability, improvisation as a door to vast creativity, making stronger and bolder choices, writing and performing original work. The last 3 sessions of this class are all on camera.  High production value with excellent lighting and sound is included.

Many use these prices for their demo reels.

Strengthen your skills with a focus on original material creating truthful and compelling characters. You will also be working on your writing skills and take ownership in producing your own content

You must bring or purchase a 16gig SD card from us for $15.

You will also receive discounts on headshots as s current student.

Building Characters 
Level Three
9 Week Course 
(This class is combined with The Lab)

Wednesday
Dec 8th to
Feb 2nd
2022
7 to 10:15pm

$595
(Repeat this course for $495
(Pay on front page of this site and let us know what you paid for)

In Person! 9 students only.
First to pay are guaranteed a spot.
Sign up and pay on first page of this site and let us know which class you paid for.

Learn to create awesome and believable characters for the camera and your demo reel!

 

This course is for developing  real, walking, talking cinema-worthy characters.

You will be learning how to write compelling dialogue for at least 3 different

characters. You will receive  direction and coaching  throughout your process.

 

The final 3 sessions of the course is dedicated to filming of your developed characters using cinematic caermas, lighting and sound.  These cinematic pieces can be used for your acting demo reel!

You must bring or purchase a 16gig SD card from us for $15.

You will also receive discounts on headshots as s current student.

Welcome to the “Comedy For Life – Stand Up Comedy Course.”  

 

This introduction class focuses on what makes you laugh.  Together, we will explore the fundamentals of the art of Stand-Up Comedy.  Returning students you will be able to build upon, refine or create new material for your set!

 

The course will teach you about how to write and rewrite your own comedy set, stage etiquette, light cues and connecting with your audience.  You will get valuable stage time to try out and rehearse your material in a positive and constructive environment.  A graduation show is included on your last class. 

Purchase a professional recording of your show. ($50)

 

Now! Take a leap of faith and come laugh with us.  

 

-Charles Sanchez, Instructor/Teacher

(Returning comedy students may repeat this course for  $395)

Comedy For Life
9 Week Course

Mondays 
Jan 3rd to Feb 7th, 2022
7-9pm 

$495
(Repeat this course for $395)
 Add Recording $50
(Pay on front page of this site and let us know what you paid for)

Stand Up Comedy Course 9 Week Course!
Taught by Charles Sanchez

In Person! (9 students only!) 
First to pay are guaranteed a spot, don't wait! (Sign up and pay on front page and let us know which class you paid for).
 

Charles Sanchez was born and raised in Long Beach, California.

He is a 20-year veteran of Stand-up Comedy with several comedy club, concert, television and movie appearances.

He was also a head writer and leading cast member of the sketch comedy show, “Unacceptable Behavior,” which is currently airing on the FUSE Television Network.

Charles has taught Stand- Up Comedy, Improv and character creation for many years.

He is a comedy icon on the 12 Step recovery convention circuits, as well as regional conventions and conferences for Native American and Latino youth.

He is also a member of SAG/AFTRA and has traveled all over the world entertaining our Troops over seas.

IMPROV LEVEL ONE 
MONDAYS 7-9PM
JAN 3RD 2021
(9 people only)

First to sign up and pay are guaranteed a spot.

Mondays
Jan 3rd to Feb 7th
2022
7-9
pm
Show date: 
Sat. Feb 12th
2022
7pm 

 

$295
(Pay on front page of this site and let us know what you paid for)

Welcome to the “Improv Level One –Improvisation Course.”  

 

This Improv course introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun, supportive, safe, fast-paced environment. My style of teaching lays the foundation for a method of Improv, which each level above will build upon. It will commence with your own showcase on the Aurora main stage for your friends, family and industry.

Joaquin, one of very few native Southern Californians, was born into an entertainment family.  His dad, Joaquin Garay, was a well-known comedy entertainer and radio personality early on, as well as an MGM contract player.

Joaquin got his start at the ripe old age of 4, being cast in a National commercial for a food company. He continued his childhood career with starring roles in Disney films, television series regular roles, and commercials.  He was a part of the business when many child stars did not fare well. Always working, the jump to live performing came as an adult. 

​He began studying at The Groundlings, and anywhere he could absorb any comedy nuances.  Learning from the best over many years both working and studying, he performed on stages all across Southern California. He has written and performed many sketch comedy shows in L.A. which eventually led to a writing/performing role on the television network SiTV (now Nuvo).

In 2008, after urging from fellow artists, he began using his knowledge by teaching High School students a complete Improv curriculum with a culmination show.  Since then, he has been a teaching artist for all ages.  He has worked with kids, teens, adults, corporations, etc.  Through the pandemic, a new world again nudged in him another direction and the challenges of zoom instruction.  Believe it or not, Improv can be done on Zoom!  This increased his reach not only across the U.S., but internationally! However, there is absolutely nothing like LIVE instruction.

Wanting to bring his own unique method to a school of his own, in 2021 he took the leap onto The Aurora stage in Long Beach securing a contract to teach at that iconic venue.

Private Coaching
Adults and Minors 

For Auditions, Public Speaking and Acting.
The fastest and most efficient use of your time for unique and focused on YOU specifically.

Call Charles To Schedule

562 400-1355

ADULTS (18 AND OVER)

$500 for 4, one hour coaching sessions.

Add $75 per session for cinema quality taped session. Can be used for auditions and/or demo reels. Includes transfer to smartphone same day. (Non edited)

(Bring in your own smart phone for no addition fee)

$350 for 4, half hour coaching sessions.

Add $75 per session for cinema quality taped session. Can be used for auditions and/or demo reels. Includes transfer to smartphone same day. (Non edited)

(Bring in your own smart phone for no addition fee)

$150 for 1, one hour coaching session.

Add $75 per session for cinema quality taped session. Can be used for auditions and/or demo reels. Includes transfer to smartphone same day. (Non edited)

(Bring in your own smart phone for no addition fee)

MINORS (UNDER 18)

Private Coaching Rates

$125 per (55 minutes) private one on one single session.

$90 per (55 minutes) private session when you purchase 3 sessions up front. 
$270

$80 per (55 minutes) private session when you purchase 5 sessions up front.
$400

$75 per (55 minutes) private session when you purchase 10 sessions up front.
$750

 

Add $55 per session for cinema quality taped session. Can be used for auditions and/or demo reels. Includes transfer to smartphone same day. (Non edited)

(Bring in your own smart phone for no addition fee)



Add a professional video that can be used as part of your acting reel.  Coaching and direction is included with video production with editing and titles for $350 per each scene or monologue.

Add a professional headshot session for 
$350 and includes 4 looks aka: outfits.

No refunds or exchanges for pre-booked session unless previously arranged.

Please pay on front page of this website and tell us what you are paying for.  -Thank you!

Produced Demo Reels

Call Charles To Schedule

562 400-1355

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Use our professional sets to produce movie quality scenes and monologues.

 

We have an an interrogation room, bar and office and can shoot exteriors scenes as well.

$500 per one minute monologue.


$750 per 2 minute 2 person scene.


Includes basic edit. Each addition edit is $75.

 

On set coaching with director / acting coach is included.
 

Call Charles for more info at: 562 400-1355

My Acting Studio

For Film and Television

The Best Acting Classes, Demo Reels, and Headshots!

4412 East Village Rd. Long Beach, CA 90808

myactingstudio@gmail.com

562 400-1355