We will provide the actor with a clearly delineated process, which will support him or her in the crafting of any song at all.

By “craft” we mean to shape carefully, with intelligence and consideration, the material at hand, in a skillful, expert way, which results in an audition that is professional, thoughtful, emotionally true, and memorable.


We begin using music you are already familiar with. This process is explained by using your music to structure and block a new performance of your old material. Then we go to work structuring your ‘book’ and strategizing about which new material would work best for you.  We deal with 32-bar songs, 16- bar cuts and even 8-bar arrangements.  We also help you prepare for specific auditions and callbacks – as they come along. Class size is limited to 8 members, so that everyone works every week.

Next Sessions

Next session begins April 21, 2020

                                                  12pm-4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Space is limited, sign up today!


When & Where

Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 12-4.
Each group meets once a week.

Tuesdays 12-4

Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue – 16th Fl
(bet 36th and 37th St)

A C E trains to 34th St.
1 2 3 trains to 42nd St.
B D F N Q R trains to 34th St.


Wednesdays 12-4

Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue – 16th Fl
(bet 36th and 37th St)

A C E trains to 34th St.
1 2 3 trains to 42nd St.
B D F N Q R trains to 34th St.

Thursdays 12-4

72nd Street Studios
131 West 72nd Street, NYC
between Columbus and Amsterdam

C B trains to 72nd St.
1 2 3 trains to 72nd St.

Paul Harman

Paul Harman’s four decades as a working actor and four decades as an auditioning actor create the foundation of our work in class.

paulheadshot2Paul Harman was in the original Broadway companies of LES MISERABLES, and CHESS, as well as IT’S SO NICE TO BE CIVILIZED, WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE, THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL…, and TRIUMPH OF LOVE. He has appeared in over a dozen productions on Broadway over all, including RAGTIME, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and in the recent revivals of CANDIDE, and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Continue reading “Paul Harman”

At the Keyboard

Joe Kinosian

Joe Kinosian is the co- recipient of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award recognizing Murder for Two as Best new Musical following its record-breaking run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Joe was also nominated for Best Actor as The Suspects.


David Gursky

David Gursky is a New York City – based theater composer, conductor, and pianist. He is the composer of the musical PALM BEACH, which had its world premiere on the mainstage of the La Jolla Playhouse in June 2005, directed by Des McAnuff.

Eddie Rabin

Eddie Rabin is a Juilliard-educated songwriter and pianist who comes to us from Broadway, by way of Brooklyn, NY, and Paris, France.  He’s played auditions in NYC for just about everybody.


See All

I’ve known Paul for 30 years. I’ve seen him perform beautifully as an ensemble member, a leading man, a director, and a producer. I can’t think of any one better equipped to help any performer give the best he or she has to give.

Jeanine Tesori, Composer

Nobody does this stuff better. After 15 Broadway shows and 25 years of performing, what doesn’t he know?


Norm Lewis, Actor

In Memorium

Ken Lundie
Our Collaborator of 15 years


Ken Lundie was a multi-faceted musical talent involved in the New York theatre scene serving as a Musical Director, Audition Pianist, Vocal Coach and Broadway Performer.

ken_lundieMusical Direction credits include the successful off-Broadway productions GOLF: THE MUSICAL, FOR LOVERS ONLY (which Mr. Lundie also co-conceived) and DIETRICH AND CHEVALIER. He was Musical Director for regional productions of BARNUM and GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and assisted on the 20th anniversary tour of EVITA, the Jimmy Buffett/Herman Wouk musical DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL and regional and off-B’way productions of LONE STAR LOVE. Continue reading “In Memorium”