COACHING

COACHING

Jimmy has taught at many improv and acting schools around the country. As a coach, he has worked with both student improv teams, and individuals working on developing characters. He currently teaches multiple levels of improv classes at The Groundlings Theater & School in Los Angeles, including:

Core Track
This 12-week, competitive course for professional actors works on the basics of improv (“yes and”, teamwork, building characters, and scene solving).

Workshop A
A 6-week course that provides students with a “taste of improv”, in which students learn the basics of improv, some character work, and begin building scenes.

Workshop B
A continuation of Workshop A with a greater focus on characters and scene work.

One Day Intro Class
A one day class that introduces students to the foundations of improv and allows them to try it for the first time.

Teen (ages 13-18)
A 6-week course that also includes a show. Students learn the basics of improv (“yes and”, teamwork, building characters, and scene solving) with mix of games and scene work.

Pre-teen (ages 10-12)
A 6-week course that also includes a show. Students learn the basics of improv (“yes and”, teamwork, building characters, and scene solving) with mix of games and scene work.

WHAT HIS STUDENTS SAY

Incredibly enthusiastic and encouraging

My improv group and I were lucky enough to book a private lesson with Jimmy during our last trip to L.A. and I gotta say, it was one of the best three hours of practice we’ve ever had. Jimmy is incredibly enthusiastic and encouraging but also offers direction when you need it most. Having taught extensively at the Groundlings, his speciality is character. When you train with Jimmy, he helps you find that special movement, posture, voice, or theme that really makes your character come alive. A lesson with Jimmy will take your group’s performances to the next level, he’s an amazing teacher.

Peter Graff, She's British Improv, San Francisco

Jimmy is the best!

Jimmy has been coaching an improv group I am a part of for almost a year now. He gives very positive and helpful feedback. Jimmy is always bringing new exercises to the group for us to keep things fresh. I can really see a huge improvement in our long-form and short form improv. He was encouraging of our group preforming together, I don’t think without his encouragement we would have even thought that was possible. But, most importantly because of his kind and open spirit he has really made each week fun!

Samantha Tabak

Highly recommended

tj

Jimmy is a great teacher and a phenomenal guy. Kind, helpful, and best of all funny!

T.J. Riordan

Team Jimmy

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy is awesome awesome awesome! Jimmy has been our coach for a small improv troupe, Invasion of Privacy, and it has been so much fun getting to work with him. He is funny, witty, quick on the spot, and gives feedback that challenges you but yet doesn’t make you want to curl in a hole and disappear forever. Between team Jacob, team Edward, or even team Stefan (for you vampire lovers out there) I am totally Team Jimmy!

Adella Rae

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