Bruce Linser teaches and coaches acting, musical theatre, and auditioning to actors and singers from beginners to professionals. He holds his students to a high standard of professional performance etiquette, challenging and inspiring them to seek depth, nuance, and honesty in their acting with a focus on connected and engaging storytelling. To schedule a session, please contact Bruce here.
"Bruce creates an atmosphere of total acceptance and trust that allows, encourages, and motivates students to be completely themselves and to fully commit to the work at hand. He has a profound understanding of what a song means and is able to communicate how to fully and powerfully express its meaning to the listener. Songs are stories when told well. Bruce teaches how to tell the story."
-- Peter G.
"I am forever grateful for Bruce's mentorship and guidance. He encouraged me to take risks in my work, and step out of my comfort zone. He continually challenged me to dig deeper, to trust the text, to live truthfully rather than “show” the audience what I was feeling. He approached every work session with patience and a delightful sense of humor. His passion for the craft is infectious and inspiring. He has helped shape the person and performer that I am today."
-- Talia S.
"Bruce changed me not only as a performer, but as a human being. The connection he has with his students allows young actors to reach beyond their fullest potential. I know he will always be there to support me in all of my theatrical endeavors and I'm so proud to call him a mentor as well as a life long friend!"
-- Olivia D.
"With Bruce I learned to trust myself and my instincts. He taught me to let go of my fear and be an authentic human being on stage. He takes the time to help you grow in whichever faculty you are struggling with. I trust, respect, and owe a lot of my artistic education to him."
-- Stoan M.
"Bruce does not let you off easy. He knew the right steps to get you from A to B and from fake work to real work. When I was doing "Lost in the Brass", he pulled me aside and mentioned a personal experience that I had gone through and it clicked with me: that was how the song should be done. He changed me as a performer and I truly did not understand theatre and it's magnitude until this man became my teacher."
-- Megan R.
“Bruce has the forethought and knowledge it takes to be an effective teacher. He approaches students with positivism while offering them comprehensive guidance to bring out the best in their craft. He does this with authenticity as a successful stage performer for many years himself.”
-- Shelley K.
"Bruce teaches students to approach auditions in a professional manner. He allowed me to evolve and explore my talent in a safe environment. I was always excited about making new discoveries in his class."
-- Alexandra C.
"From the very first day, the way you teach your class brings out the inspiration within your students to really allow themselves to experience their surroundings and grow as a person and actor! I continue to enjoy it every week and am always anticipating the lesson for the next class!"
-- Beatriz M.
"Bruce's passion is contagious and makes me want to delve further into my craft than I thought was possible. I have learned to be aware of the deeper meaning behind what I used to think were the 'little things'."
-- Alexandria T.