Teaching Artist Spotlight: Getting to Know Andy Clemence

Welome back to our weekly feature as we introduce you to our private instruction faculty members! Next on the docket… Mr. Andy Clemence (who teaches on-screen acting, voiceover acting, monologue coaching, and audition prep on Fridays).


At the Hollywood premiere of Andy’s film “Super Cyclone”

Q: Where are you from? How long have you been in the area?
I’m from Annapolis, MD. I’ve lived here for over 15 years. I grew up nearby, although I was born in Rhode Island.

Q: Which areas of study do you teach? How long have you been teaching?
I’m an acting instructor. I teach On-Camera Acting & Auditioning for Film, Television, Voice-over, and Theatre. That includes: audition technique, scene study, monologue preparation, audition taping, and all about the business of acting.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about teaching private lessons?
I love that it’s all about that student! They get the whole hour to themselves and don’t have to share the time with anyone else. Also, I love to watch a student go from a “stagey” artificial performance to an absolutely real and natural one.


Having lunch with Disney composer Richard Sherman (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book) at The Magic Castle in Hollywood

Q: What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you in a private lesson?
I was working with a very young girl (6, I think) who became fascinated with my camera and tripod. She said she wanted to try it. So I did the scene and I let her film it. She was thrilled. That Christmas, she asked for a camera and tripod, and her parents got it for her. (wow!) So who knows, she may become a famous director someday!

Q: What do you do outside of teaching?
I act in film, TV, theatre, and voice-over. I’ve been a professional actor in Los Angeles, New York, and DC for over 35 years. I’m also a musician and writing a musical about an infamous safe-cracker based on an O’Henry short story.

Q: What’s one fun fact that we should know about you?
I do occasional training for Federal Law Enforcement officers, and I get handcuffed and shot at all the time!!

Mr. Andy’s film and television acting lessons are the newest offering in our private lesson studio, and we’re so excited to bring it to our students. He’s also teaching two weeks of summer camp for Middle and High School students where he will cover a lot of what he teaches in private lessons as well. Check out Acting for Film and TV: Take 1 (July 3-7) and Acting for Film and TV: Take 2 (July 10-14) to receive instruction from Andy Clemence in a group setting!


With Ming-Na Wen (who is now starring in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) in “Super Cyclone”

Give us a call at (410) 849-6335 today to inquire about availability with Andy Clemence for acting for film and television. Interested in private voice or piano lessons? Try one of our other highly-qualified teaching artists availabile for lessons in the private studio from Monday through Saturday!

New Winter Master Class Series

We’re excited to help our students cultivate and hone new performing skills through a couple of Master Class-style workshops for students in grades 6-12 this Winter at DLC!

January 16: On-Screen with Mr. Andy

Camera shy? No problem! Learn techniques for acting for the camera with DLC’s newest teaching artist: Mr. Andy Clemence. 

Mr. Clemence has been a professional stage, film, and voice actor for 35 years, appearing in lead roles at The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, American Century Theatre, and Folger Shakespeare Theatre. He also performed for 15 years with the political comedy troupe The Capitol Steps, performing all across the U.S and Off-Broadway. In Hollywood, Andy starred in a number of films for Syfy-Universal and has appeared as the Secretary of Labor on House Of Cards. He holds a BFA degree in Acting from The Catholic University of America.

Class Time: 9:30-11:30 am – Limit: 20 students

Tuition: $40

February 21: Broadway Dance with Ms. Sarah

Learn the authentic choreography from Original Broadway productions of some iconic classics.

Ms. Luckadoo is a DC/Baltimore-based actress, dancer, stage combatant, and singer. She is currently an Acting Apprentice with Red Branch Theatre Company and teaching artist with Drama Learning Center. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a BFA in Acting. She enjoys teaching acrobatics and tumbling and was previously an instructor at nationally-ranked studio Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy.

Class Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Limit: 15 students

Tuition: $50

Do you have questions about these upcoming offerings? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly!

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Or if you’re ready to register, head on through our registration portal to secure your spot in one or both of these exciting new workshops for middle and high school students!

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New On-Screen Private Instructor: Andy Clemence

Are you interested in acting for film, TV, or voice-over work? We’re excited to welcome Mr. Andy Clemence to our private instruction faculty to provide guidance to children and adults in this highly marketable skill. In addition to being a film & television actor and voice-over artist, Andy is a skilled teaching artist with specialties in On-Camera coaching, audition preparation, and scene work. Mr. Andy will be in DLC’s private lesson studio on Fridays. Get a couple of sessions on the calendar before the studio officially opens in January.

Take a sneak peek at what pricing will be for Mr. Andy’s On-Screen coachings in January.

​1-Hour Session
 
10-Lesson Packages
 
Drop-In & Trial Lessons
(30 minutes, space permitting)

​$85
 
$825
 
$45

 

Get 2015’s pricing for sessions booked and scheduled through the rest of this year. Any other questions about private instruction at DLC? Ask us in the form below or give us a call at (410) 849-6335 today.

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