MATTHEW MOY - Star of the hit sitcom "Two Broke Girls"
"Michael knows how to amp up a flat read into a more dynamic one, and he's helped me a great deal in making better acting choices within a scene. Also, what I love about his teaching style is that even though he's a super nice guy, he won't sugarcoat his opinion. He'll give it to you straight, but always in a constructive way. Michael, you rock."
I highly recommend Michael because he has been invaluable to me and my career. In addition to his acting class, years ago I had a big audition and so I met with Michael for one on one coaching. His expert "eye" to see what needed to be tweaked and improved paid off and I got the job! Michael has been my "go to coach" because I always feel more prepared and confident after I've worked with him.
"I started Michael Gier's class right after moving to LA. I had some apprehensions but its turned out to be an amazing outlet for me to learn, meet fellow actors, and even showcase my work in front of industry professionals. Michael is always positive & gives constructive direction along with the compliments that we actors crave."
“It has been such a positive experience learning from such a talented and experienced person like Michael. All of the students work toward one goal: Getting better as an actor. It's an environment where you can network freely, share your triumphs, and learn from your mistakes.
I love the improv exercises, making goals and being accountable to stick to them, cold reading, scene study work, and general industry Q & A. I don't care if they took place on Mars, I'd be there!"
“Whether you are a seasoned actor looking for in-depth scene study or a novice hoping to enhance your audition technique, The Acting Workshop is a wonderful place to enhance your skills with guided direction. Michael Gier's coaching is an eclectic mix of modern and classic acting techniques designed to offer each student the opportunity to find the technique that works best for them. His candid approach mixes constructive direction and encouragement in a relaxed, open classroom style. Benefiting from his extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, each student receives explicit instruction from Michael. His demeanor is that of an experienced friend, genuinely concerned with helping each student grow into the best actor they can be. Moreover, the class consists of a welcoming group of experienced and new professionals all intently devoted to the study of their craft. Both Michael and the class have an immediate camaraderie, creating a friendly artistic environment – family-like in its peer evaluation and its nurturing. It continues to be both a treat and a blessing to attend this gem of class. I truly appreciate Michael's candor and unending willingness to help all of his students. His generosity and knowledge is truly refreshing. I'd recommend Michael's teaching and the class to anyone looking to work with serious and amiable artists.”
"Michael Gier is an excellent teacher and he set forth a very open, honest, comfortable environment for his students. He was patient and inspiring, always brought a positive attitude and was able to communicate in a specific way to each student and their particular needs. I enjoyed learning about the tv/film industry from Michael and he always had good insight and suggestions on how to start in this crazy biz! Personally, the class was great for me because I learned a lot about on-camera techniques and it gave me courage and strength to get out there and get going!"