So far I’ve taught five sessions for TC. While I’ve taught a handful of classes & workshops & seminars in the last decade, the last time I was an instructor this regularly was back in the 2000’s – Are we calling that decade the “naught’s” now? I heard someone describe people as born in the 1900’s recently and I almost choked on my coffee. Anyway – Back then I was regularly teaching modeling and commercial acting training courses & prepping talent for competition at a talent convention.
I take, and took, my job as an instructor seriously. Teachers can make or break you. My modeling mentors were huge influences on me, I’ve had acting coaches & improv instructors who have changed my entire view of myself as a performer, good & bad. An instructor’s inspiration, and/or lack thereof, has the potential to have ripple effects.
So I try to do a decent job. At the very least I care. It was a serious decision to return to instruction, not only because I know people can be fragile and it’s scary to think I could accidentally break one, but also because of the time & energy commitment. Luckily, wonderfully, they have a curriculum I can follow so I’m not having to write my own or revamp material, just tweak for time & taste & talent as I get to know each class.
It’s been a lot of fun so far watching people discover they can do a thing they previously did not believe they could do!