Teaching acting is an art form in itself. Here are some tips I know to improve as an acting teacher:
|You must get your students to understand the|
theories you teach.
The most important aspect of teaching acting is having the ability to communicate. It doesn’t matter how much you know about acting technique if you can’t communicate it to your student. You must get your students to understand the theories you teach. This might require communicating to each student differently based on his or her personality and how he or she works as an actor. Get to know your students as people in order to better communicate with them.
Your students must trust you in order to truly learn from you as an acting teacher. You will build your students trust if you respect him or her an as artist and create a positive atmosphere in your class. The students will trust you if they feel free to be themselves and are safe to make mistakes.
Its important to encourage your students by telling them what they did good along with what they did bad. Students will lose confidence in their acting ability if all they hear is negative feedback. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give your students constructive criticism. It’s your job as the acting teacher to do so. But don’t forget to let them know when they did something good!
You should be an acting mentor to your students. Guide them to be the best actors they can be based on your experience with acting. Actors need a great deal of freedom in shaping themselves as artists. Give them the freedom to explore what you teach them. Encourage your students to discover their own technique through individuality and what they learn from you.