Michael Cooke Acting Schools


Michael Cooke Acting School
and Public Speaking Training

      Best Acting Schools Los Angeles The best acting schools offer private acting classes for audition preparation and acting technique. Michael Cooke is one of the best acting teachers available in the Santa Monica and Los Angeles areas. Whether you are looking for private acting lessons and acting workshops, you need to learn character development along with scene study. Michael is gifted at zeroing in on a person’s unique problems and helping them to reach their goals as a confident and successful actor. His acting studios provide acting lessons for kids, teens and adults. Acting coaches for cold readings and improvisation.


Study Acting

      • Audition Preparation
      • Script Interpretation
      • Character Development
      • Acting Technique
      • Camera Technique
      • Stage Technique
      • Commercial Technique
      • Scene Study
      • Cold Readings
      • Improvisation
      • Stanislavski Method
      • Accent Reduction, Accent Elimination
      • Sense Memory
      • Public Speaking
      • Shakespeare Monologues/Soliloquies

Public Speaking Coach

      Michael Cooke Public SpeakingAre you yearning to improve your speaking voice and/or diction? Are you preparing a Power Point presentation? Does the sheer thought of being in front of a group of people (large or small) drive you to distraction? Michael is one of the best public speaking coaches you will find! He provides techniques to help center a presenter’s energy flow. This allows “the nerves” to be put in their right place in order to facilitate an effective presentation. Michael can also impart the missing supportive technique while respecting your distinct personality and character. Executive speech coaches can help you give a more powerful presentation.

      • Vocal Production / Vocal Control
      • Diction
      • Dynamics
      • Presentation Training
      • Business Presentations
      • Elocution
      • Fear of Public Speaking and Performance Anxiety
      • Accent Reduction
      • Stage Presence
      • Confidence
      • Pacing
      • Body Language
      • Gestures
      • Humor
      • Openings
      • Closings

About Michael Cooke

      Michael Cooke Acting LessonsMichael has over 25 years experience teaching acting and comedy improvisation for professionals, non-professionals, and students. He has instructed and coached groups and individuals in Acting/Improvisation and in Audition technique. In conjunction with his teaching, Michael Cooke is an actor and performer with years of experience acting in theatre, episodic television, television commercials, and feature film. Michael has worked with such directors as Adam Rifkin, Bob Rafaelson, Paul Verhoeven and David Lynch. Michael has a B.A degree from Columbia University, New York, N.Y. He studied acting privately with Peggy Feury. He studied voice and speech with Elizabeth Wilmer, London, England. Michael also plays and performs jazz piano. He give occasional performances of his unique Tales Between The Keys

Michael Cooke Acting Schools Serve Many Areas of Southern California

      Michael’s students come from many areas of Southern California, including: Santa Monica, California, 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405, Beverly Hills, 90210, 90211, 90212, West Los Angeles, Venice, Marina del Rey, Culver City, 90230, Westwood, 90024, Brentwood, 90049, Palos Verdes Estates, Bel Air, 90077, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, Malibu, Topanga, Long Beach, Palms, Mar Vista, 310, 323, 818, 213, 818, 714, 619, 747, 424, 562, 657, 949, 760, 909, 626, 805, 661, 951.

Location of Classes

      Michael teaches out of his home studio in Santa Monica, but is also willing to travel to you for private classes. References available on request.


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“Michael, thank you for all of your help. Our work together has made me more aware of how I come across to people and more importantly how to ‘fix’ the things that need to be fixed. The time we spent together has been invaluable and has helped me move to the next level of management within my company. Your unique approach and ability to identify a persons weaknesses and turn them into strengths is a true gift. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for me.”

—Kenny Warren

“In Los Angeles for a brief time, my 17 yr. old son took some private acting classes with Michael for an audition he was preparing. Michael's approach with him ‘stuck.’ He was romantic and sincere, and he took his time, or perhaps I could say that ‘he owned it.’ The hours with Michael was time well spent. We are thrilled with the results.”


“Michael, You have a special gift besides the obvious experience, wisdom and keen sensibility, I feel fortunate to have found you. I look forward to my own transformation with you as my teacher.”

Tae Chao,
Los Angeles, CA

“As a sales professional with over 10 years of experience, I was looking for a way to improve my client presentations and alleviate anxiety over speaking in front of large groups, but wasn't able to find that through courses such as Dale Carnegie. Michael not only helped me to become a better speaker but he also taught me how to make giving presentations more enjoyable for myself. He worked with me holistically, from my voice to my breathing, and I am extremely pleased with the results!”

West Hollywood, CA

“Michael Cooke has been working with our son, Oliver for the past few months and we have seen a huge change in his speech already. We are thrilled with the results and Oliver enjoys working with Michael. Although they predominantly work on speech therapy, Michael includes acting and public speaking for his voice projection as this has been hard for Oliver. Michael is dynamic and energetic and infuses a lot of enthusiasm into his lessons. We are thrilled to have found Michael and can only highly recommend him.”

Belinda Broughton,
Los Angeles, CA

“I really enjoyed our first session and I feel there's a lot to be learned and to discover… I so look forward to next week.”

Brenna Kelly,
Hermosa Beach, CA