“Starting an entirely new career in your mid twenties is scary in general. Then throw in that you want to learn how to act… in front of people…and make money from it… in a city full of already established actors. It is a daunting feat and a hard decision for those around you to grasp and support.
However I was welcomed with open arms when I walked into YAS and met Patrick. He cares for each of his students and listens. Let me repeat…. yes, he truly cares and listens; he cares about your health, your career and your passion as that is also his.
For example, he will make time before an audition to help you prepare and then goes above and beyond to reach out after to see how it went. He will pull you aside after a rough acting class and build you back up. He knows when to push you and he knows when to try an alternative method. Patrick’s coaching feels like home. Its safe but also knows when you need to step out of that comfort zone.
His unwavering belief in you makes you want to work harder because someone in this great big city sees something in you even when you might not. Patrick is one of the best coaches I have worked with, a wonderful friend, and all around amazing person. Lucky to have YAS and Patrick in my corner.”