"I have worked with April both as an actor and coach over the past decade. I have also worked with many other coaches in that time. I always go back to her for a reason. It's important that a coach knows first hand what it's like to be in an audition room. There is so much going on with the actor's instrument in that time and she knows how to navigate that. Most importantly though, April works with the actor's honest instincts. She doesn't try to push you into her interpretation of the character as so many coaches do. Allowing you to explore the audition in your own way let's you bring what's unique about you to the character. It lets you shine and stand out from the rest. She is my favorite tool in my audition tool box."
MATT DALLAS, Denver CO
KYLE XY, BABY DADDY, EASTWICK, ENTOURAGE
"I met April in an acting class several years ago. The first time I saw her perform on stage I was absolutely mesmerized. I thought she was a force to be reckoned with and an artist I could definitely learn from. I was right. She quickly became one of my closest friends and the only acting opinion I truly trust. I was thrilled when she made the wonderful decision to share her gifts with the rest of the world.
"Let me be clear: I ONLY coach with April. She doesn’t try to change me as an actor but instead uses my particular strengths to enhance my performance. She breaks down a script and sees things that I may miss or aren’t necessarily obvious in the writing. April is a loving, empathetic and patient person who’s capable of pulling that same vulnerability out of you. The first two times I coached with April I booked both major auditions in a matter of two days. (Ya, she’s that good.) Since then she’s helped me with numerous auditions that have led to callbacks, tests and bookings. The only reason I’m hesitant to write this is that I’m a little scared she’ll get so booked up she won’t have time to coach ME anymore. And she’s my little booking secret!
"So just remember: I call dibs."
MANDELL MAUGHAN, Santa Monica, CA
RESIDENT ALIEN, ME, MYSELF & I, BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIES, BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE, BLACK-ISH
"One on one coaching and group acting classes with April have been invaluable to me for growing my acting skills. Every class has left me enriched, exhausted and energized. April draws on her vast professional experience to provide specific, individual observations that benefit the whole class. Though I have had over 40 years of actors training, I continue to learn so much from this talented instructor."
PATTI O'HARA, Boise, ID
6 DYNAMIC LAWS FOR SUCCESS, CANYON COUNTY
"Working with April has reminded me why I originally wanted to study acting. I had had a lot of training and experience that was making me not enjoy this craft and question if it was really something I wanted to keep in my life. Her approach and knowledge gave me the room to be honest about what I was feeling as well as gave me hope and excitement in finding new approaches and love for doing this work. She is great at meeting you where you are at and helping you get to where you want to be."
KATIE PRESTON, Boise, ID
YELLOWSTONE, RUNNING ON LOVE
"When Covid began I found myself back in my hometown of Austin, Texas and realized it may be awhile before I would be back in an audition room in person. I decided that one way I wanted to stay connected to LA was to coach for every single audition that came my way. My manager referred April to me and from our first zoom session in December of 2020 I was a fan.
April’s acting experience allows her to bring a completely different perspective to my auditions, without ever trying to change my take on a role. April is a fantastic communicator and helps me better understand the characters I portray. She asks me questions and always keeps me on my toes. She was there for me during every single callback, pin, release and bookings, and I am so grateful!
On top of private coaching I still go to April’s teen classes as often as my schedule allows, a class I highly recommend as it is different from any class I’ve done before. We are constantly innovating and crafting our scenes from the perspective of many different sides of the industry. I owe a huge thank you to April!"
CALLIE HAVERDA, Los Angeles, CA
THAT 90s SHOW
“April is the best kind of acting coach—she’s knowledgeable, experienced, intuitive, imaginative, and understands, intimately, the way the business works. She has such genuine enthusiasm for the craft that it is invigorating for someone like me who has been working for a while, but is so playful and inspiring in her instruction that it reminds me to approach every scene freshly with a sense of curious discovery. She has much experience working In the business herself, so I have a lot of confidence in her guidance. And she cares so deeply about her clients that I always feel safe and truly seen. She’s just the best!l”
JAMA WILLIAMSON, Los Angeles, CA
PARKS AND RECREATION, THE GOOD PLACE, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SINGLE PARENTS
“Working with April has helped me find the confidence in my craft I never thought I was capable of finding. I’m forever grateful to have an acting coach I can love, trust, laugh with and be vulnerable around - Plus getting to eat all of April’s snacks during self-tapes!”
ISABELLA LEON, Los Angeles, CA
COMING SOON, BITS, MANI, LOVE XO