“Our daughter was first in line when Jody Wood opened JW actors studio 6 years ago and hasn’t missed signing up since. She takes acting very seriously and Jody’s classes are a perfect fit for her intensity and passion for acting. Jody sees that his students are committed to the challenge of becoming great actors because he teaches with the utmost respect for the craft and the individual who is determined to work hard to skill build. His tremendous sense of humor keeps things fun and comedic at just the right time! Since beginning, our daughter has successfully played some much sought after stage roles and, with Jody’s coaching and contacts, begun auditioning for film, television, and Broadway roles! More importantly, she is confident in her ability to communicate in front of an audience…a skill that will serve her well all of her life. We have no doubt that Jody will remain an important teacher and coach in her life for many years to come.”
“As far as Jody’s Oratory workshop, our son participated with 6 other middle school boys. Not only was it a lot of fun, but each boy wrote and delivered a speech about something that was meaningful to them. We firmly believe that this experience sets our son up to speak confidently in front of others, whether in class or someday in a large professional setting. When he gave his speech there was no nervousness at all. He has subsequently spoken to his entire grade publicly and was extremely comfortable in both the written and spoken formats. Most people are afraid to speak in front of others all their lives…our son will not be one of those people thanks to Jody.”
Hi Jody, I thought I would share this with you. About 10 days ago I presented to over 400 people in Hong Kong. I got GREAT feedback! The Classes Paid Off!!
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“Thank you again for your support of our daughter and for working with her. I just wanted to let you know the final results for her summer applications (She is still deciding what to do!) 1. University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Acting Program-ACCEPTED 2. ASCTC: American Shakespeare Center Theater Camp-ACCEPTED 3. NHSI Theatre Camp (Northwestern Cherubs Program)-ACCEPTED 4. CMU (Carnegie Mellon)-ACCEPTED 5. Boston University Summer Theatre Institute (BUSTI)-ACCEPTED
She was also accepted by audition to Mpulse (University of Michigan Summer drama program) and the Stratford Summer Shakespeare School in Canada. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
“Well she did it. The new Miss NJ Outstanding Teen 2011!
It was an exciting night. She will now compete in August in Orlando for Miss America Outstanding Teen.
Thanks for your help with her.”
“Thanks for all the energy you put into your teaching. You are wonderful. Our son thinks you are the greatest and really enjoys your class.”
“Our son said today: ”Tomorrow is Thursday which is my favorite day because of acting class!”
“Our daughter has LOVED your class and is looking forward to next year. And she said the following word for word: “I had a very great time in the acting class, Jody taught the class in a way that was very energetic, fun and you were learning at the same time! I will definitely join this class next year! Thanks Jody!!”
“Jody is the only person we call when we need work on our performances and public speaking. I am constantly amazed at his ability to draw out the best from each team member. Their skills have greatly improved. He is warm and engaging. Everyone loves working with him.”
“Just wanted to say that last Saturday’s performance was awesome. Everyone did a terrific job and I especially liked your choice of material. Thanks for helping to bring out their best!”
“I want to thank you for helping our son to improve with his speech and presentations. I have seen better grades at school when he presents his essays. Thanks again.”
“Our daughter is definitely committed to your workshops – you’ll have to put up with us for years to come!”
“Hey Jody, I wanted to tell you that I got in to the NYU program! Thank you so much for your coaching and for writing my letter of recommendation. I know that you played a critical role in my getting in. I’m very excited! Thank you so much for all your help!”
“Our son really loved your class and I know he’ll be back for more!”
“Thanks for including our son in your class; he had a terrific time last week and is excited about tomorrow.”
“Jody, we are very proud of (our son) and so pleased that he discovered a passion and talent for performing. There is no question that your nurturing and professional instruction and guidance has further fostered his love of acting. He feels a strong connection with you both personally and professionally.”
“My daughter has been in many musical theater workshop productions, but Jody Wood’s class gives her the opportunity to focus on her acting. Under Jody’s guidance I’ve watched her grow as an actress!”
“Jody, I would like to share how much I appreciate the opportunity to work with you. I rely on your coaching to perfect my speaking and customer interaction skills. It goes a long way to help me succeed in my international assignments, and I know that I can reach out to you even when I’m traveling.”
“My 13 year old son, could not wait until Saturdays to come to attend Jody’s Teen workshop and he never wanted to leave after each session. He said it was ‘The best time of his life ever’ and begged me to sign him up again in the fall! Jody is so passionate about his work and it showed in the kids final performance in the spring. He inspires them and builds their confidence. I’m looking forward to seeing his talent develop even more next season!”
“I met Jody when my daughters were interested in taking an acting class. Being in Jody’s class has given them the opportunity to learn the craft in a safe, fun, environment. They have acquired skills necessary for any actor. Jody stresses the process, which allows the young actor to explore their work to the fullest without feeling pressure. I was so impressed that I took Jody’s adult class! It has provided me with an extension of my many years of acting. His professional experience in the field and his love of his vocation shines through and makes me realize how much I miss being on stage. Jody’s energy and enthusiasm makes his class one of the best I have ever taken.”
“I totally enjoyed Jody’s workshops. Every session allowed me to feel better and better about my presentations and myself. I feel 100% more confident and my nervousness is gone. Thanks Jody!”
“I just wanted to drop you a note on how much I enjoyed the class. When I first signed up, I was not sure that I would be able to talk in front of an audience, much less act! But by your encouragement and constant support, I could easily see myself one day on Broadway, no less!!!
Thank you for making the class so enjoyable and fun. With your whimsical humor and your energy you transformed a scary experience for me to one that I enjoyed and looked forward to every week.
I have no problem recommending this course to anyone, experienced or someone like me, a complete novice. Your vast experience really made the difference. I can already see the change in myself when I now make my business presentations. It does not matter if it is a small or large audience. I am much more prepared and confident. Thanks again for all your help.”
“Jody has worked with my 11 year old son several times helping him to prepare for film and TV Pilot auditions. He has enjoyed these sessions and has come away with more confidence in himself and a greater appreciation for the craft of acting.”
“My daughter doesn’t stop talking about how much she loves working with Jody. He has made such a positive impact on her young career. He guided her to landing her first film role! We have found our guy!”
“Jody Wood is a gifted actor and terrific teacher. He has a way of making our daughter feel comfortable right away. He has an outstanding sense of humor. Jody Wood is a perfect combination of actor / teacher / coach / and role model.”
“My daughter’s teacher commented that he couldn’t believe how much more confident she had become in the classroom. He asked what was making the difference. I said ‘2 words…Jody Wood!”