The Actor ~ It Starts With You!

Peter Sophie

The Actor ~ It Starts With You!

You the Actor have to show up before The Character can show up. Acting starts with YOU ~ the actor.
You the actor need to access a part of yourself, to reveal a part of yourself before the character can show up. You, the actor, have to be present. It’s this ‘present’ you that you bring to the stage. How do we do this? Have a listen to Peter Sardi as he shares his 35 years of acting and teaching experience on acting training.


Teaching acting is not just about learning how to act. It is learning what it actually is to act.

ACTOR TESTIMONIALS —>

“When I think about my growth since i started with Peter I’m staggered. He teaches and helps you understand the principles and fundamentals of acting as a craft as well as living in the immediacy of the present moment. My favourite part of his classes though are that he revels in such a passion for acting that it only encourages you to go further and deeper.” ~ Sam Foran

“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” … Really?

I first heard this quote more than 30 years ago, and I have always had a problem with it in that it’s simply NOT TRUE! In the early eighties I studied ‘acting’ in America. I was able to study with a number of excellent drama teachers. A few of these teachers had never set foot on a professional stage. They were quite good teachers. Then there were a few other teachers who were also professional working actors.
One of them was Susan Peretz, an experienced actress who notably worked opposite Al Pacino in “Dog Day Afternoon.” In my opinion the teachers who were also professional working actors were, without question, better teachers.  They brought their professional acting experiences to the classroom. I found that they were able to convey to the class the techniques of acting in a non-intellectual way where they taught by example through ‘demonstration.’ As I mentioned earlier, those teachers who had never acted professionally were quite good but they lacked that ability to teach by example or to demonstrate. They relied heavily on ‘explanation.’ Their knowledge was vast but, for me, when it comes to the performing arts (not to mention the visual and some other art forms) ~ “DEMONSTRATION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN EXPLANATION.”

See some brief Film Clips of Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Michael Caine & Ed Harris TEACHING!


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*For more information regarding all classes please contact Sophie Sardi: 
9432-3062 0419 539030 or email: acting@peter-sardi.com.au

Peter Sardi   I have been an actor for over 35 years. I, to this day, continue to act when the opportunity arises.  I have also been teaching acting for most of this time. I genuinely believe that I am a more effective teacher due to the fact that I regularly get the opportunity to put into practice what I teach.

 Peter’s Acting Reel

Peter Sardi & Vince Colosimo in Feature "STREET HERO."

 

 

 
To view a history of
Peter’s Life in Acting, please click on any of <–these images!

 

Sophie Sardi.  Having met and studied under the tutelage and guidance of Peter Sardi for many years, I now work with him as a partner, teaching actors in the craft of acting. I believe we have the ability to closely align ourselves with our students, utilizing our combined skills to demonstrate the fundamental elements of acting. We regularly practise and demonstrate specific acting exercises, uniquely developed in our classes over many years.  Our students are able to witness and learn from this at first hand.  It is a rare occurrence to have your teachers work in front of you.  Peter and I can also say we continue to learn from our students and our teaching continues to evolve because of this.  We feel fortunate that we are able to utilize the skills we employ in our acting classes in the acting industry, whenever the opportunity arises. 

Sophie’s Acting Reel

To find out more about Sophie Sardi please visit her page by clicking on pics below!

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NOW taking enrolments for the New School Term!

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*For more information regarding all classes please contact Sophie Sardi: 
9432-3062 0419 539030 or email: acting@peter-sardi.com.au

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