Even before our first session, Stephen reached out and asked me what my goals were and what I wanted to focus on.
My main goal was to get a manager and start auditioning more regularly and with more confidence.
On my second session with him I had a meeting set up with a talent manager.
The preparation I did with him before my meeting made me feel so confident. I was able to walk into that meeting knowing exactly what I wanted to say and more importantly, what not to say.
An hour and a half into the meeting, I was signed and had a manager!
I was shocked that I had reached my goal so quickly. I learned when you take action to better yourself and your craft, good things will come to you. I would highly recommend Stephen's Show-biz consultations and acting training.
ZHUOWEN (Ben) ZHANG:
Stephen is a very competent instructor. I came to him as a non-native English speaker trying to improve the quality of my speaking voice, and together we worked out a plan that combined vocal training with acting exercises.
I had the problem of speaking in monotones and straining my throat when talking for a long time, but through the vocal training I expanded my vocal range so that I was able to speak with sharper inflection and greater ease.
Through the acting scenes I was able to get a handle on what people go through as they talk in real life, and this made my prose and thoughts more fluid when talking to native speakers.
Stephen and I met on Skype once a week for six months. He was the best among the half-dozen instructors I shopped for so I feel very fortunate to have met him. I would recommend him to those hoping to work on their delivery of everyday dialogue.
"When I began working with Stephen I was stuck in a rut of singing big and loud. Stephen's TIYA approach helped me realize the difference between working hard and working smart. His vocal technique allowed me to find more consistency in my upper range and unlocked my ability to use different dynamics and vocal colors throughout my voice. Now I am booking and getting callbacks for very interesting roles because I am more complete singer/actor."
"Stephen is a thoughtful, articulate, and warm teacher. Over the past year my voice and songwriting has grown and developed immensely, thanks to his guidance and insights. I would highly recommend Sing Like You’ve Always Imagined to anyone interested in developing their abilities as a singer, actor, or any other type of vocal performer."