TEACHING

With many years of teaching and coaching experience all levels -- from beginners to professionals at the high school, collegiate, master class, and professional personal coaching level-- I have taught at countess institutions around the world, but I also look forward to working with you.

I offer individual coaching and lessons (with multiple packages available), as well as two group classes: Acting Intensive, and Acting Through Song, all audition-based intensives held bi-annually in New York City.

In a positive and fun environment, we will work on technique (interpreting a text within a monologue, scene or song), as well as the technical vocal production of singing. We will also focus on choosing material that is great for you on every level, and taking your skills to the next stage of potential.  You will leave feeling empowered, excited, and inspired.

  • Professional Auditions
  • College Audition Preparation
  • Technique
  • Sides
  • Classical Text
  • Vocal Technique (Spoken and Singing)
  • Building Your Repertoire

For more info contact: alexandrasilber@gmail.com


SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT HERE:


CLASSES 2017

ACTING INTENSIVE: SUMMER

JUNE 6-18, 2017, NEW YORK CITY = SOLD OUT!

ACTING THROUGH SONG

WHEN: June 7, 2017 from 3-8pm

WHERE: CAP 21, 18th St, NYC, Room 605

Inquire on the CONTACT page for more information

ACTING INTENSIVE: AUTUMN

INFO COMING SOON!

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Testimonials


Al has been a frequent guest artist for Interlochen Arts Academy and a regular visitor to our campus. Her visits fill our students with great excitement; they are eager to meet her after hearing of her many career accomplishments, and then they leave her sessions with an even higher degree of motivation and much fascinating insight into the craft of acting. As an example, during her most recent visit Al led a workshop on Greek drama that focused on making a personal connection to the material. Students were challenged to bring themselves to the work in a way that opened their eyes to the emotionally raw potential of the text. Al’s keen eye for truth kept the students honest in their work and they responded immediately to her coaching. The session featured a mix of discussion and physical activity that kept all students engaged and inspired.
One quality that differentiates Al from other guests is her credibility in multiple genres. While her strong background in musical theatre may lead some to believe that would be her forte, Al is equally gifted exploring Shakespeare or other forms of classical text. Her intense focus on the bringing of self to the work brings to life contemporary material and her song coaching is outstanding. Al always seeks out the personal connection in the text and doesn’t allow students to coast or overlook hints in the script. She is generous with her instruction, giving a great deal of herself and relating clearly and comfortably to her students.
— William Church, Director of Theatre Arts Interlochen Center for the Arts
In my keen and consistent observation, she has inspired dozens of acting students into new levels of awareness of both themselves and the world around them. She stresses preparation, presence, and professionalism, expects nothing but the utmost commitment from her students, and brings a level of honesty and passion to her position that I have always regretted I never had in my own training as an artist. In my experience as a teacher, I only aspired to be a fraction as effective and inspiring as she is.
— Bobby Steggert, actor

Because of Alexandra’s standing in the community, a number of my colleagues have attended her student productions and showcases, when they’ve never previously done. In the past few weeks, a West Coast colleague,. along with reputable bi-coastal agencies, have signed on to represent some of your very talented students, all of whom came recommended by their teacher and mentor Al Silber. At Al’s suggestion, and with the encouragement of her advisor, I began representing Kerstin Anderson after seeing her in a production of The Light In The Piazza. The feedback I received from her earliest auditions was extremely good, and you know the rest of the story—Kerstin was cast in the leading role in Jack O’Brien’s national tour of The Sound Of Music. Her reviews are raves, but more important, this 21 year old with no professional experience, effortlessly became a company leader, an extraordinarily articulate participant in meetings with casting directors and studio executives, and most important, an exemplary citizen. I marvel at her poise and maturity— and she credits Al’s mentorship. The other Pace/Silber students who I represent have those same traits, and I’m quite sure it is no coincidence.

Al has a thriving career as an actress, concert performer, and writer. It is to my advantage that she has more time to devote to her career. The students who have thrived—as actors and as human beings—under her tutelage.
— Jeff Berger, New York City talent manger
Alexandra Silber is a gift. She has been my daughter’s vocal coach, acting teacher, and mentor for two years, and the results have been profound. She has unearthed, polished, and honed my daughter’s skills, allowing her to access the fullest potential of her talent and become the performer she is today. After a lesson with Alexandra, my daughter told me that she feels not only like a better performer but a better person. Alexandra’s coaching techniques, guidance, and support throughout the college audition process, paved the way for my daughter’s acceptance to a leading conservatory program. Working with Alexandra has transformed my daughter as a student of the arts and her mentor-ship truly been life-changing for my daughter.
— Jackie Beauregard, parent of student
Once students reach college, parents don’t often hear details of their studies as often as when they lived at home as high school students. So, when my daughter Liana was in the second semester of her freshman year, I certainly took notice when she kept telling me about her Musical Theater Acting class, and the incredible experiences she was having with her teacher...Al Silber. Al was challenging her in the best of ways, offering nothing but encouragement, support, valuable perspective and constructive critiques. It seemed that Al’s passion for acting had translated into a passion for teaching the craft, and then sharing that passion with her students. As a result, this was absolutely inspirational for Liana, and Al quickly became someone that Liana looked up to and respected. But beyond that, Al took a genuine interest in Liana’s abilities, and offered her incredible opportunities to work her newly acquired skills in real-world theatrical presentations. She had invited Liana to participate in a reading, and also cast Liana in her own production of “Trojan Women.” Giving Liana the opportunity to work under her direction alongside professional actors was an experience that transcended normal “teaching” in a classroom...and provided Liana with an education beyond what we could have expected.
— Steven Wright-Mark, parent