I wanted to take just a minute and say Thank You! Your work and relationship with Stephen have been so helpful in not only his training as an actor, but believe it or not his growing into a thoughtful and insightful young man. A few different times now he has come out of a class or private with you and felt moved or changed or enlightened by what he learned about himself and his relationship to others during his time with you.
As parents we trust our children to the world and hope and pray for the best. You are truly a gifted teacher and I want you to know what that means to me. We are so blessed to have you.
— Sonja Carey (Mother of Actor Stephen Carey, Age 14)
I want to thank you for the teaching and the guidance you have provided our son. over the last 3 years in your acting class. You have helped him grow from a novice child actor to an actor that has depth, empathy and can act in many styles (comedy, drama, dramedy, etc). You have always provided exceptional balance teaching your students to enjoy the learning process while providing the structure the class needs to take the classes seriously. Too many classes allow the kids to “play” and that balance is always a challenge.
I also want to thank you for the many discussions we had that allowed us all to understand where our son needed to improve. His rapport and respect for you show in the many ways he has listened to that guidance and not only showed you in class, but it shows up in his auditions.
— Cristina Cole (Mother of Actor Alek Cole, Ages 12)
“Zak has a great way with the kids. He really reinforced Mila’s confidence and helped her recognize her strengths as well as taught her how to break apart the material and get a deeper understanding of the script . He is always kind and gentle and has a super positive attitude. Mila loved being taught by him. She became so mature and quick in her choices for her acting. In the time they spent together she had booked over 15 jobs in TV, Film, Commercial , Voiceover and Print. In fact she has been working non stop and continues to. I would recommend Zak to any parents for their kids in this business. Teaching kids is a big responsibility and requires astute intelligence, finesse, patience, positive affirmations and kindness. Zak posses all those qualities”
— Shirly Brener ( TV & Film Producer – Mother of Mila Brener, Age 9)
” My daughter loves Zak- aside from his fun and super kid friendly demeanor, he is able to collaborate with your child in a way which brings dimension to a character, without compromising your child’s uniqueness.
My daughter booked after just one coaching session with Zak- results speak for themselves!”
— Mom to Lulu, 11