Jake Simons’ voice workshop was the unexpected hit of UTM’s Ready Set Teach day, in spite of stiff competition from other excellent workshops. Both native and non-native English speakers clearly appreciated advice on projection, articulation and enunciation, and tips on body language were equally popular. This workshop generated high energy and confidence levels among the participants, and there were many requests from those who attended (as well as those who could not) for a repeat engagement in the future.
Heather Miller, Vice Dean, Teaching & Learning, University of Toronto Mississauga
We are delighted with the film that The Acting Center wrote and directed for our Annual Corporate Dinner. It was a pleasure to work with Jake and Zoe; we looked forward to our filming sessions with them each week during production. They are very easy to work with, and were very sensitive to our needs and concerns. We highly recommend The Acting Center to facilitate corporate events and would be happy to work with them again.
Brenda Greenwood-Vernem Marketing Manager Williams & McDaniel Property Management
My students at the Music Theatre Academy at Laurier and The Singer's Theatre have benefited greatly from the professionalism and skill of Jake Simons of The Acting Center. He brings both levity and a secure knowledge base to his teaching and does an excellent job of gauging the skill level and age of his students, adapting his teaching style to the student. Reviews for his classes and one-on-one coaching are consistently glowing.
Amanda Brunk, Voice Teacher/Adjudicator/Clinician
On several occasions, Jake Simons has come to my Drama Class to run workshops for my students. Every time he came, my students were inspired, energized and eager to learn more about the industry. His approach with the students is very inclusive and encouraging and he easily adapts to the ranges of experience in the class. I always look forward to having him come into my class, as I, too, get a chance to learn something new from him.
N. Sanvido, drama teacher, St. James Catholic School