Teaching youth in any kind of creative class can be the most rewarding job you will ever have. If taught in a supportive and nurturing way, art is transformative and can change lives by providing a place for a child to feel confident, creative, resourceful and without the paralyzing fear of failure or judgment. I had phenomenal mentors as a young art educator, and now I'd like to pay it forward and do the same for developing directors instructors and teachers.
Words from a developing teaching artist about her experience with mentorship:
“I am an up-and-coming acting coach and musical theatre educator in San Antonio, Texas. While spending some one-on-one time with Elena, I gained a significant amount of knowledge to aid in my own lesson plans and future advancement as a teacher and actor. She is a great mentor and I am very excited to continue to learn from her amazing and hard earned experience. “
Arianna Gonzalez, San Antonio, TX
Free mentor sessions to help
Learn unique and fun acting exercises for class
Get help with licensing shows and creating a budget
Explore ways to connect with students that support a safe environment that establishes trust
Expand on the concept of exploring freedom of individuality
Acting techniques that focus on simple methods that unlock creativity.
Learn how to build a Literature Program for young audiences
Get ideas for workshops
Learn about starting a non-profit organization and collaborating with community
I would love to meet you and and help you learn more about how to be a dynamic, supportive teacher in any form of the arts including acting for theatre/film, musical theatre/dance, studio art or with your own personal development on the arts administration side of things.
Sessions are via Google Meet (virtual) and are complimentary.
1 hour intervals between 10am-2pm
Monday, Tuesday or Thursdays
I am very flexible so just let me know what is best for you.