"You know when you look in the mirror and you notice something is off, yet you are just not quite sure what it is? Or you go to the hair salon and the barber gives you a cut and a style and you’re like “So THAT’S what that brush is for!”? Well, enter Noel. He saw my blockage. After our first meeting, I wanted the classes to be over already so I could get started. I couldn’t wait to start reading this new book of knowledge!
Within the first class I was assessing and learning about the industry back roads, taking the scenic route of learning rather than standing in the same place where I had missed the bus. He provided me with a pass to the acting world and didn’t make me sit with the smelly nose-picker. He provided me with tips and tools that had taken him years and perhaps many classes, gathered into uniform befitted to my measurements and then parlayed that lesson into his assessment of my goals. Through simple questions he evoked reasons, reasons that fuel and drive, providing a sense of purpose.
Goals, business orientation, industry references, exemplifying uniqueness, became focal points during our sessions. Being able to discuss one-on-one allotted him the ability to see me as a person with a soul and mind, not another face in the crowd with Times New Roman font. Personal struggles were topics that strengthened understandings within. His classes gave me direction, insight, and motivation. Noel challenged me to be what I am: an Actor.
This industry is unique and it deserves that sort of attention. This class provides that unique sort of individualized attention. What was my block, ahem, blocks (actually probably a whole brick building) may not be another’s and since the class is directed for unique and unspecified approach, it allows for different steps and stairwells to be traveled. The rooftop awaits and when its time to jump, fly.
Noel has continued to check in on me, noting that as the industry changes so do the terms, he provides a sincere desire to keep his students abreast of upcoming and forthcoming opportunities. "