Weekly On-Camera Class in Los Angeles
Kawaoka Coaching offers a weekly class to focus on audition preparation and execution without the pressure of the real thing. This class is only open to current clients. If interested, please reach out to us.
Kawaoka Coaching Workshops can come to your city or university. Acting Classes and On-Camera Audition Workshops are available for weekend workshops or longer intensives. Check out some of the testimonials below from our students. Please reach out for pricing and scheduling.
Devin is one of the most passionate acting teachers I have had to date. He pushes you to great lengths in all facets that affect your craft – text work, imagination, personal habits, blocks and more. He’s incredibly honest, intentional, and thoughtful and tailors your training specifically so that you can grow exponentially as an artist. If you give your all, then he’s giving even more than you. Not only did I grow as an actor by training with Devin, but I also grew as a person, discovering more about who I am and how that influences my acting. He teaches you the importance of persistence, empathy, and imagination. If you choose to train with Devin, you are in for an incredibly informative and worthwhile experience. I could not recommend him more highly.
Devin is the second pair of eyes any actor needs to get over that threshold in their process. He quickly spots and addresses your habits and forces you to leave behind all bullshitting to get you to the truth. His wit and unique ability to find every color in the text helps actors bring their work to life in a fresh and truthful way, transforming their work to a new caliber. Thanks to Devin, I feel much more connected to my own identity as an actor, feel closer to the truth, and am not afraid to take up space in the world and in my work.
Devin’s approach to text is meticulous, diligent, and exciting. His dedication to specificity is hard to find in acting coaches- I’ve trained with many. But what I find so invaluable about Devin’s approach to text is his ability to find the fun. Working with Devin helped me discover the joy and fun in text while still being truthful and accurate to it.
In the short few weeks I was taught by Devin, I felt myself grow immensely. I was able to let go of any anxiety I had and fully engage with text in a way I hadn’t been able to in a while. This is all due to the way Devin approaches text. His analysis is so thorough that I couldn’t worry about what I was doing onstage; I knew what to do because of the work that was done in preparation. His preparation unlocked a freedom in me that felt unfamiliar, and I’m grateful to have found it.
I was in a place where I felt genuinely confident and authentic in my work but stuck on how to challenge myself and where to go next in order to grow. Devin broke down a wall within me that no one had ever shown me I had. Exploring images, thoughts, and a new curiosity, I discovered joy again in my work and as a human being. I worked with Devin on a show that I taped for recently. My new newfound freedom and complexity in the approach with him created my favorite audition I’ve ever done that I am really proud of, regardless if I book the job. Devin's special and real light in life and I've never worked with anyone quite like him.