Jaime Miller (Addy Miller)
(The Walking Dead)
My daughter is a working actress in TV and Film. Tanner has been her personal coach for a couple of years. I know Tanner is one of the reasons my daughter landed a few of her roles. I am very thankful he is in our home town.
Caralita V. Ector
(Hairspray, Into the Heights)
He uses his knowledge, performance experience and intense acting background to create a safe and comfortable space for his students to work."
Carlita V. Ector (Touring shows of Hair Spray, Into the Heights)
Acting 1 student
I really enjoyed your monologue class, and I feel like I wouldn't have been nearly as prepared for the Uta Hagen class at Burning Coal if I hadn't taken yours first. Thank you so much for what you put into your teaching. It definitely works!
(Will Kindrachuk - Nickelodeon)
Working with Tanner was a turning point for my son. He learned how to approach an interview, to develop a monologue, take apart a script and bring his character to life on the stage. Will began to approach acting as a profession and not just something he did for fun. And shortly after his time with Actor's Training Ground, the successes started to role in. He recently performed in the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta and earned an award for Best Performance by a Male. Will's comment about his experience was "I don't know if I could have done any of this if I had never met Tanner!
Acting Intensive Student
I have thoroughly enjoyed every class with Tanner. His style is low-key and fun, yet very instructional and informative. He is able to make everyone feel comfortable while still pushing you to work harder and perform better. I feel like I have learned so much from him, especially as I am able to review what has been discussed in class by reading his book, The Portable Acting Coach. I definitely feel more confident as an actor and feel more empowered with the knowledge I have learned.
Tanner's teaching style really helped me "unlock" the characters I was portraying. I like to call his style "play-by-play," because he instructs you to say a few lines, then he stops you, analyzes your performance, and then instructs you to continue to the next lines. That method is helpful for me because I find out in detail what I need to do better for my performance, as opposed to receiving summary at the end of an entire scene. Tanner brings a high energy level and extensive experience in theater to each of his classes. I'm impressed with how much individual attention he gives to you, and his book is very helpful as a compliment to in-class instruction. Take his classes! A mix of fun, challenge, and personal growth awaits you.
Tanner has the ability to really make you think about your acting choices and come up with something so much better than you thought before. He will invest a 110% in making you look good. He is extremely flexible with my schedule, professional and just great to work with.
I took Tanner's winter intensive class (2019) and I loved it! I can say, without a doubt, that this class was a perfect investment. You get out of it what you put in and there is a lot to get out of it. Tanner works directly with the students in a professional, yet still amicable, way. He brings in very informative tools and guest teachers that will make your learning experience one you will remember. I thought this class was perfect; whatever level you are, there is something for you! I am still so incredibly grateful that I got the opportunity to work with and study under Tanner. He was amazing, and you can tell that he really loves what he is doing and he really loves ATG. I definitely would recommend this class, or any of his classes that he has to offer!
Acting 1 Bundle, Intensive
In a short period of time, the beginning classes which closely follow Tanner Lagasca's book, The Portable Acting Coach are studied and implemented. This is serious training and if you're willing to put in the work and fully commit, you will come away with more knowledge on theater, film, and all aspects of training to be an actor. Between training, Tanner sprinkles in humor and entertainment. The classes are graduate level study in a condensed form and are worth every penny.