A note on teachers and instructors – many of us have 25+ years of experience and are professionals, and we deserved to be paid for our expertise. Many actors expect us to work for free – reading scripts, reviewing reels, searching for scripts and monologues for them, etc. Hey guys, you need to pay for these services. Teachers are not volunteers who you can expect to do your work for you. Hire them for consultations, for coaching, etc. Treat the industry with the respect you would treat people in medicine or law. Get with it!
Why else is this important? You need to build habits now so you won’t embarrass yourself with other people in the industry later.