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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Victor Hugo

Acting Instruction

At Arts Detroit, we believe that the most effective actor is the one who communicates. While various method styles are presented through theatre history, we aim to help actors find their actions and intentions from a place of honesty and understanding.

We encourage students of all ages to study with us, and we are available for all types of coaching, whether it is working a monologue, preparing for an audition, simply improving one’s craft, and everything in between.

Private Lessons

An acting student that takes private lessons may work on monologues, script analysis, character building, technique, and more. We typically accept students ages 13+ to begin private lessons, but exceptions may be made.

Private lesson cost*:

30 minutes/week = $270 per quarter (three $90 payments)
45 minutes/week = $405 per quarter (three $135 payments)
1 hour / week = $540 per quarter (three $180 payments)
1 hr 15 min / week = $675 per quarter (three $225 payments)
1 hr 30 minutes / week = $810 per quarter (three $270 payments)

*prices are based on signing a one year contract

Note that there is an additional charge for scripts, copies, supplemental material, performance opportunities, etc. Please see our payment policies for more information.

For the 2016-17 school year, our quarters are as follows (note that scheduled weeks off are not noted, but each quarter is exactly 11 weeks):

Fall Quarter: September 6 – November 21
Winter Quarter: November 28 – February 24
Spring Quarter: March 6 – May 26
Summer Quarter: June 12 – August 25

Group Classes

See our group instruction page.


College audition coaching

Through an umbrella organisation, The MT Project, we offer a mentoring service to high school students who wish to pursue theatre or musical theatre at the collegiate level.

College auditions are an extremely stressful time, and the unfortunately reality is that the most successful students are the ones who work with coaches. This is generally a very expensive service. If you’re going to work with an audition coach, you want to make sure that you’re working with someone who knows specifically about the college audition process, as it can be quite different from that of a professional audition. We aim to provide advice, answer questions, and be a general source of knowledge to students and parents throughout the process completely free of charge and offer individual coaching for a nominal fee, or at a reduced cost or even free to those who cannot afford it.

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To enroll in private lessons or a group class, please call 313-427-2490

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We are located at:

18614 Ecorse Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
Phone: 313-427-2490 | Fax: 313-427-2459