Whenever I have an audition – and am struggling in any way – my first move is to contact Jon for a session.
I have booked two of the auditions I worked on with Jon [Elle Woods, Legally Blonde – The Court Theatre, 2017 & Glinda, Wicked – Showbiz Christchurch, 2018], and I believe through the coaching we did together I was able to keep my work clean, concise and accurate, giving me an edge in the audition room.
I believe that through Jon’s approach I am able to find the best bits of my ability to perform. Most importantly for me, Jon doesn’t work through one technique – if something isn’t working for you, he has a teaching toolbox so large that he can drop something that isn’t working for you and find something that will.
Jon works with sensitivity and kindness. Nothing that ever comes out of my mouth is pushed aside and I am never told a choice is “wrong”. This allows me to experiment whilst feeling safe in the room, and not judged.
If you have a meaty role or audition coming up, I would not hesitate – book a session with Jon!
I was struggling with confidence in myself, particularly in myself as a performer. I found the work with Jon to be powerful in helping to access and release authentic emotions through engagement with the body. Through this, I became more interested in the impact this had, not just in performance settings but in my everyday life.
I found our sessions to be insightful and practical. They were challenging and always thought-provoking. Jon’s style of coaching is focussed, truthful, non-judgemental, and encouraging. Jon’s approachable and honest nature allowed me to feel safe accessing and expressing emotions.
This has had a profound effect not only on my performing life but in my everyday life. It is present in the way I interact with others, in the way I understand myself, and in the way I perform on stage.
I don’t think I would be this far along on my journey if it wasn’t for Jon’s generosity, commitment to craft, guiding me as my own actor and taking the time to care for exploring, activating, and giving me control and awareness to my very precious emotions.
Thank you Jon – I look forward to working with you in the future, and would HIGHLY recommend Jon as a Performance Coach/Acting Coach. I think he is one step ahead of the game in his holistic teachings and craft. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to unlock and never settles for average.
Mum: My daughter recently got an opportunity to audition for a big project and we knew who to call!! Jon helped prepare my daughter for the audition. We booked an appointment with Jon and he was able to squeeze us in!! He is so professional and put my daughter at complete ease with the whole process. He was able to offer so much invaluable advice as he knows what he’s talking about! Jon once again thank you for all you have done in the last year with our daughter – I dare say for every audition we would love to prepare with you.
Dad: Jon helped our 10 year old daughter learn how to perform in front of an audience, singing, dancing & acting. He just recently helped her learn how to speak in an American accent, which is a lot harder than we think. Thank you Jon for all you’ve done so far.