"I'm so grateful to have Walter Alza as my acting coach."
Alicia Josipovic, lead actor - Degrassi

ALEX OZEROV (Rookie Blue) Co Stars in The Award Winning Film BLACKBIRD TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I was very lucky to be accepted at this studio. With these tools I've been able to land 5 gigs in the last 3 weeks, one of which being big feature, thank you Walter! more - Alex Ozerov

Alen Delain(Nikita) I just wanted to say I got 2 principle roles and 1000 leads to come. Thank u walter and the studio for the amazing time and the training. "Winners dont quit and quitters ...who cares about quittersh

"Working with Walter has been an experience like no other. Thanks to the help I received from him, I landed a Principal role in a CBC movie of the week. He has helped me dive deep into the craft and I have grown exponentially as an actor. Anyone who is serious about improving their craft should definitely take Walter's class. " - R.J. Parrish (Transpoter)

"After booking 5 auditions on a roll including Rookie Blue, I can tell you Walter's method works!" Craig Porriet

Resident Evil: Retribution. Transformers: Got a part in my first feature. Thank you Walter for sharing your knowledge and bringing out confidence in me! Robin K

Christina Schimmel Booked another principal role in an indie feature film! And it's my 2 year anniversary training at the studio! Thanks for teaching me so much great stuff

Private coaching: I am now represented by Noble Caplan:) They said I was great. I did everything you told me to do. I actually think I shocked them. Lol. Thanks again for your help Walter ! Andrea G.

https://www.facebook.com/ksenija.ikonic?fref=nf Ksenija Ikonic Just landed a role in a music video, filming this week! Thank you to Walter and the studio for the endless support and encouragement.

Jessica Siegner, I want to say a HUGE thank you to Walter Alza for his incredible coaching and pushing me out of my comfort zone every week in class and privates. Because of this man I have grown so much during my time at the studio and I am incredibly lucky to have him as a coach! Thank you Walter and everyone at the studio!! Feeling blessed! Here's a look at the trailer for The Hotel Dieu Movie which I filmed last summer!

Chris Gonsalves Just landed a lead role in a short film using many of Walter and Dean's character analysis drills, thanks for your time and knowledge guys!

Lauren Roberts Dear Walter Alza thank you so much for all the valuable tools you give me, i just landed another Lead!! I have never worked so much before. You stand alone, you cant becompared to anyone. Thank you, you are the man.

Laura Pimm Just landed a lead in a short film. Thank you Walter and Dean for all the amazing coaching!

Brandon Macpherson I just finished work on my tenth short film since training at the studio. Thanks for everything Walter, Dean and Tim!

"I was observing part of the session that you taught - a thoughtful and inspiring presentation." - Karl Pruner ACTRA President, Actor

Jose Alomar I officially have an agent! Thank you Walter for everything you've taught me and the things you will continue to teach to help me become the crafted actor I hope to be!

Lisa Solberg Hey Walter Alza I got my first role, as a lead in a music video. It was an amazing experience, something I could have never done without all your guidance, encouragement and belief in me. I used so much of what you have taught me in both class and in privates. Thank you so much for everything! I am looking forward to learning more from you in 2014! Thank you!

Trevor John Thomas A BIG thank you to Walter Alza for the VERY informative and inspiring ShowBusiness Seminar tonight!! What a treat to have his many years of experience in the industry open for our discussion. He says that sometimes this business can be cut-throat but here is to the man who goes against that stereo-type. Muchas Gracias !!

"I'm not sure you can teach someone to be passionate about something, but if anybody could, it just might be Walter. With an array of techniques at his disposal, he has a great gift for assisting actors to reach their full potential." - Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Clive Houston We Have a Problem)

Walter is very passionate about the craft of acting and his enthusiasm is infectious. He is dedicated to his craft and also the teaching of it. After several years of school, I can honestly say that Walter surprised me by providing and teaching new tools that every actor should posses. Working with Walter has increased my confidence and upped my game in this industry. Thank you Walter! Celina Vera

Pedro Abrantes I got the lead actor on a portuguese short-film 2 weeks ago, and today I have got a part on a portuguese feature film. I can't express how grateful I am for everything that you taught me. I want go back to the studio and improve my craft. Thank you for everything Sir.

"Walter Alza is passionate - an inspiration to all actors." - Natalie Rezneck (take the lead, So You think you can dance finalist).

Walter is the most honest, passionate and inspirational coach you'll find. He genuinely understands the work of an artist! Walter administers a nurturing environment to make you feel completely safe to explore, but challenging enough to always push you for improvement. He guides you carefully, but allows you to make discoveries and decisions on your own. After working with Walter, I can truly say that my confidence, and knowledge, have escalated and I am extremely thankful to have opportunities to work with him.- Ksenija I. (14 years old)

I knew from the moment that I found Walter's website he was going to be able to help me achieve my dream of becoming an actor, I wasn't wrong. I have learned so much with Walter in the last 6 months that I don't think I would have learned with anyone else. I feel so grateful that I have Walter as my acting coach and I know I will be able to make it far. Jose A. (15 years old).

" It is helping me a lot to go deeper into layering characters to have a forum to get feed back, see other actors work, and benefit from Walter and Tim's knowledge and ability to develop actors in their craft" - Lucy D.

Walter Alza is very passionate about his craft. He eats , breathes, lives for his craft and that is what he wants from those who he teaches. Its never easy opening yourself up but with his guidance you will become more secure with the tools you learn from him. Matthew M.

" It's been great! I've been in other places but this is it, this place meets my needs and my wants as an actor, it's challenging and fun, it's a great place to work and working with Walter Alza really gives me the sensation of being in the industry, it's great to be able to work with some one that is out there in the industry and has that much experience "- Pedro R.

" Walter's class is an exposer into all the fine ingredients that go into remarkable acting. He has acute insight into character motivation. The tempo + rhythm of dialogue the variance of creating emotion through motion" Jennifer L.

" This is a very engaging class. Walter Alza works very patiently with every individual and constantly encourages them to develop their craft . Fun class for people of all ages, backgrounds & skill levels " - Karina R.

" Walter's Class is very comfortable enviournment to let your emotions go. Walter is very encouraging and that makes it even easier" Lucas C

" Im grateful for Walter's studio. I look forward to working more. You learn to love the craft, because all the lessons you learn from this studio apply to anything and everything in life" - Brian W.

" Walter Alza allowed me to get in touch with my inner emotions and taught me to sharpen my focus which helped me portray my emotions easier, and helped my performance to be more realistic" - AnthonyK.

" Walter is truly a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and experience in the profession makes him an excellent teacher ans mentor. I have learned so much in one session and I can't wait to learn more!".Laura K.

" I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot from this class and I am looking forward to coming back and getting some more experience" - Rashad W.

"Training at the Walter Alza Acting Studio has changed my approach to acting in the best way possible. Alza's dedication to his craft and extensive knowledge about the performing arts has helped me improve my skills in infinite ways. If you want to learn from the best, this is the place to be!"Jordie .

Before i started working with Walter, I had never acted out a scene in my life. In the few months I have taken lessons, Walter has helped me realize my potential of acting through his enjoyable and interactive style of teaching". Marco S.

Waiter is a person who expects people like us to do well. He tell us what he wants and when he acts you see the passion and the beastly form that is unleashed, this is what he wants form us teh intensity, passion, etc. He is also, calm, cool, and kind he talks to you if you need help. Sydney D.

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” Carl Jung

The above quote exemplifies that it is vital to finding one’s expression as an artist. Many actors fall hostage in emulating their favourite artists’ causing the actor to fail in finding his or her own unique method. At The Alza Acting Studio, not only is it advocated to find one’s own artistic voice, but one is also taught to excel in it as well.

Walter Alza nurtures and encourages his students with every fiber of his being to accomplish artistic excellence and recognize the potential that he sees in us. He has taught us to reach deeper from the inside in order to develop an unfailing technique that directly transcribes into working on TV or film.   

Walter’s teaching skills are exceptional and I always look forward to each and every session with him. Without a word of exaggeration, I leave each session feeling more prepared for the film industry than when I arrived. Yelrihs C.

"Walter Alza is a special human being; caring family man, friend and mentor. A great actor in his own right, Walter approaches everything he does with directness and positive energy which students of his cannot help but absorb. Because of Walter's refined method, tremendous coaching ability and encouragement, I was able to land principal parts from the first two auditions I ever went to in my life. I am very grateful and plan to continue refining the instrument under Walter's guidance!" - Frank Longo

"When Walter acts, you see the intensity of a  beast in him." - Academy Award Nominee Director Jim Sheridan (in America, In the name of The father)

I have been extremley lucky to have been accepted into walters fine studio. Walter is the coach & person I have been searching for eversince I joined this industry. I have learned so much not only about acting but myself! when working with walter he brings out the true actor in you & helps access areas within yourself that you never knew exsisted & could be shared. Walter is the only person that has been able to bring out my best performances & I suggest that actors who want to work should work with him ! Walter is the man! Jesica R.

When I decided to take on the daunting challenge of taking one of my scripts and making it a reality, I went to Walter, who I had studied under for a number of years. I quickly realized he has the same relentless passion for acting and schooling his students as he does for directing and producing. I worked closely with Walter, and watched closely as Walter poured his energy into the project. It was an invaluable learning experience for me and a leap into the film biz assisted by Walter. The end result is an award winning film, "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem", directed and produced by the multi-talented Walter Alza. - Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi, Clive Houston We Have a Problem)

"I was observing part of the session that you taught - a thoughtful and inspiring presentation." - Karl Pruner FORMER ACTRA President, Actor

"My Daughter Katie, was thrilled with your class. She has taken other Professional class and she feels much better in your class, and feels like she is learning. Thanks Walter." - Jane (Happy Mom) - 2 years Degrassi & Lead Actor Miss Saigon

"When Walter acts, you see the intensity of a  beast in him." - Academy Award Nominee Director Jim Sheridan (in America, In the name of The father)

"Walter Alza..Dared me to be myself. Got right to the point of helping me to discover, what honestly connects me to a scene." - Karen LeBlanc (Lead actor of Multiple award winning series RE-genesis & Actra Award Nominee for Nurse.Fighter.Boy)

"Walter not only teaches you how to work hard and play the game, he makes you want to be the best. Nobody is more committed to craft than Walter Alza. He'll help you to bring out the beast." - Terry J. Flashpoint- Being Erica

"Acting is a craft and Alza has perfected." - Bina Pandya Rogers TV – ONE on ONE

"Walter Alza is one of those rare actors, it's hard to tell he's acting! The fact is, he isn't acting, he's being real! And that's what he teaches his students, how not to look like you're acting but how to look real!" - Director, Sidney Furie (Direct Action, The Appaloosa Starring marlo Brando, Superman 4)

"His insight and observations are honest and rewarding. Walter's approach with young aspiring actors is most inspiring."  - Janaya S. (Death Race, Flashpoint)

"From a rising star out of Toronto, one cocreated by Walter Alza To Aspiring Actors If you have truly chosen acting as your vocation.   If you are made of all heart and true grit.  If you can see real value in passionate, no holds barred feedback. If you can appreciate learning from a true artist, one who still works infront of and behind the camera and supports his feedback with true life experiences from over 40 films.Teaches you respect of the business as well as how to draw the most out of your instrument." Then You are ready for Walter Alza" - David Brando George (Cold Blood)

"He has a natural ability to translate complex acting principles and approaches into simple directions for kids to help them improve their skills.  He turns work into fun to keep young ones engaged and wanting to learn more.  Samuel, an aspiring 11 year old actor, has said to me that one of his personal acting lesson with Walter was one of the most fun time he's ever had!" - G. Bonin

 

I had a fantastic time on my first day. I felt very welcome and like I was among fellow actors who are very supportive of each other and their work. Walter has a tough exterior and is straight to the point...which I like. I enjoyed working with him and look forward to many more classes and possibly some films. He was able to bring a lot out of me on my very vulnerable first day, but I'm always happy for the challenge. Can't wait until Wednesday. Regards, Marlene M. J

I really enjoyed the class. They are teaching me things that I never knew was apart of acting and giving me helpful tips that can increase my performance even with the most smallest things. They helped me to be able to understand the character more than I thought I could. To be an actor is a dream for me and I feel like I am one step closer to that dream with every class. Jose A.(15 years old actor)

I thought that the craft class was very eye-opening and revealing! The exercises opened my eyes to a new way of being and looking at certain situations. After the class I felt free and like I could take on the world!! Can't wait for the next class! -Jessica S

I loved it!! Coming out of my shell already, the exercises where great and I know what works for me so far. I'm honestly amazed :) I also feel closer to the other students now, its a pretty awesome feeling. Steph K

"In this class I've had the privilege of seeing things and being places that I haven't seen or felt in over 12 years. It is a great way of remembering who I am and where I am coming from in a deep artistic way".  Sebastian

"I am thankful and grateful that I was invited to do the craft class, it has allowed me to scratch to surface of opening myself up as the true artist that I am inside. It has made me understand how critical the foundation is, how much dedication and practice so required to become crafted, and how far I have to go. Reworking my imagination, which has been underused in my daily work life. This does make me happy and It makes me feel alive." Selena

"The craft class has opened me up to myself and helped me to access parts of myself that I had locked away. I've learned more ways to connect to characters and scenes and how to discover more about them. I've learned to be less self-conscious and I've been inspired to continue on this long journey, which I now love even more than before.Thank you!" Laura

The craft class is absolutely wonderful. It is at the same time challenging which it great. It will take you places that you forgotten or might have buried deep down inside yourself. But once you let it out, it feels like the best achievement in the world. It is so inspiring, makes you want to play, go out there. Alex Ozerov.

The craft class has helped me be aware of my surroundings and my feeling. Learned to give in to trust, to be in touch and to be in contact within me. Lil.

The craft class has opened my eyes to a person I'd never would of known I could be. It opened me up to another me, someone I know I can always be. Cesare.

The craft class is a great, I see how the exercises invoke the emotions and how to explore them. But I keep worrying I don't have emotions within me. I had to get out of my head, I am to f**king logical I have to let it goAaron

"So far this experience is so much fun in this craft class, it built me lots of confidence as an actress and it helps also in my daily life. Walter I love this class."  Ana Ivina Raman.

 

Working with Walter Alza and Dominique has helped me explore the emotional side of acting which has elevated my skills like never before. Since being accepted by the studio, I have started to gain a passion and respect for the industry. I now understand what it takes to become a successful and sustainable actor. Patrick C. (15 years old actor)

Working with Dean was a great experience. He opened my eyes to a new way of learning though a directors perspective. The detail he made us learn about our characters was amazing making us relate to them as much as possible. one way was making vivid stories(memories) of the character ethier past present of future about the scene we were dealing with,making it as if those memories(stories) was really happening at that moment. as well the different methods of trying our lines to see which one worked the best with the scene by trying different ranges high voice or low voice or a mix of both, different attitudes to bring to the scene as well happy, sad, etc. these techniques helped you really get into the scene, this was a great way of learning. I am really grateful i got to experience the great class with dean he's a wonderful teacher. Mattia I.

The class was great.it wasn't what I expected but more. Walter really helps everyone individually and makes sure thesy understand and get it right. I loved it Kayla B.

The class was really good, new real experience and what not. Extremely emotional it was exiticing, really enjoyed it. Noura B.

The class was great i had alot of fun and clearly noticed how passionate of a teacher/actor walter is. I also really liked the small class. looking forward to the next three weeks! Monika B.

I just love the classes! I have learned so much and I enjoy all my time in studio. I have been watching Metropia to learn from your skills too. Jeniffer Steele, Model

Class was Dean was great. It was a smaller class so we had more time to work each scene. He allowed us to look at our scenes with emotions we would normally never use in the piece. Each time we did the scene we envoked a new emotions, which made for some interesting choices. I haven't looked at a body of work like that in a long time, and it was refreshing. I found it fun, invigorating, and I found realism in my work. In a nutshell it was great, I wouldn't of changed a thing. Melissa M

"I was very lucky to be accepted at this studio at the age of 15. I'm 18 now, and i think the most important thing I've learned is that is it a craft, it takes patience, and the time it deserves to be put into it on regular basis. In these classes you don't just learn how to act, you learn how to be a pro; how to deal with direction, relationship with the camera, nerves, and doing proper preparation on the script you are given, and adding those little details that aren't seen on the page. Going to the studio for 3 years have made me actually know what I'm doing at the audition and on set! Even if this is a hobby for you, its an opportunity to understand yourself better as a person, go back to those places that yo have berried away for so many years, and can really be a cleansing process. Now as an artist, do you want to be good or memorable? Your choice! Through out the years, i think I'm just starting to understand the information that is being presented to me, and the journey of an actor never ends! With these tools I've been able to land 5 gigs in the last 3 weeks, one of which being big feature!
Thanks again Walter, i feel incredibly lucky!
" - Alex Ozerov

"I thought Walters class was an extremely inspirational learning process." - Mercedes P. ACTOR

"Acting was something I had always wanted to pursue but never had the courage nor the chutzpah to do anything about it.  Thanks to Walter's persistence, positive attitude and encouragement, I joined his class last year and haven't looked back since.  He not only pushes his students to be more than they knew they could, he supports decisions and helps you to improve on the ones you've made.  He's a wonderful man, actor, father, friend and an even better teacher.  I just adore Walter and am forever grateful!! " -Naomi Zwolinski

"Walter's coaching is challenging yet gentle at the same time. He has given me the opportunity to open new pathways of expression which has contributed to a richer quality of performance and a more enjoyable stage experience for myself." - Yasmina Ramzy Arabesque Dance Company

I have every much enjoyed working with Walter thus far. I appreciate his honesty. He's different than teachers I have had in the past. He doesnt sugarcoat things, he let you know what he sees, whats working and whats not working. Though he doesnt ever come off as rude, hes able to use his sense of humour to keep it light while keeping you engaged. He's someone that I think I was fortunate to come across, and I feel confident when recommeding him to fellow actors that I know. Best, Melissa

"Alza shares his point of view as an actor/writer/director/producer. He also incorporates tools from the greatest masters who revolutionized the craft of acting world wide." -Stanislavski, Meisner Chekhov

"His insight and observations are honest and rewarding." - Janaya Stephens (Death Race, The Lookout, Beautiful People, Kevin Hill)

"Walter Alza private classes has allowed me the unique oppertunity to train in a one on one environment. His undivided attention and style towards character development in a scene study or monologue is powerful and will effectively shreed away your nervous energy. Applying the same knowledge to my general classes becomes routine asnd comfortable even though working with the other students may sometimes be challenging, I think that's one of the elements that keeps it interesting. There's never a dull moment. Private and general classes gives me the best of both worlds" - Dail Polius

Walter is a unique and wonderful acting instructor. I have been working with him in class and in privates, and he has helped me considerably with my confidence in scenes. Walter knows what to say to get me to a certain state fast, and how to get me to keep that state so I can immerse myself in the scene and become the character. He teaches you how to look at a script in a different way, to find the background of a character in a deeper sense. His on camera classes are excellent! I have learned so much and continue to learn from him and grow as an actor. Thank you Walter. Shawna Button.

I've been at Walter's studio for seven months now, he's an awesome coach and great to work with! I've noticed a huge improvement since my first day in the Saturday's class. I can only imagine how much more I can accomplish in the next seven months. Bravery is key! Model/Actor Stephanie Kodis

working with walter has been amazing his knowledge and work techniques are so in-depth and accurate that i am so glad to be apart of the alza acting studio and having walter as my mentor. Taking classes have shown me ways to learn that i would never of thought of, with that guidance i have improved so much through the journey i have had so far with alza acting studio i am very grateful. Mattia Irish

I did like so much Walter as an expirienced acting teacher and especially for his harisma!He can combine expertly and use both, a practice and a theory.This s what really inspiring me. EricCeskly

I loved it! Was a bit nervous at the beginning! But he gives such insightful tips and is a amazing teacher. Honored to be a student at the alza studio :) Jessica Sayde

"Taking Walter's class its an amazing journey." - Brendan Jeffers Actor (True Crime, The Weight, This Is Wonderland, Get Rich or Die Tryin')

"Walter has an uncanny ability to sniff out and acknowledge untruths about actors and address through his passionate direction how to get back on the path of believability." - Dan Fox

"Several of clients studied with Walter and have nothing but great things to say about his techniques. After knowing him for a while, I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed" - Stephanie Porter Porter Group Agency

 

THE VOICE & SPEECH CLASS

The voice class was Brilliant, Alex!

The voice class was amazing,Cesar !

The voice class was great i can do it all night, Nina!

The voice workshop was excellent! I can’t wait to take another workshop with Tim! Shawna

The voice workshop, I Love it! I have learned so much, Chris

craig porriet"I was very lucky to be accepted at this studio at the age of 15. I'm 18 now, and i think the most important thing I've learned is that is it a craft, it takes patience, and the time it deserves to be put into it on regular basis. In these classes you don't just learn how to act, you learn how to be a pro; how to deal with direction, relationship with the camera, nerves, and doing proper preparation on the script you are given, and adding those little details that aren't seen on the page. Going to the studio for 3 years have made me actually know what I'm doing at the audition and on set! Even if this is a hobby for you, its an opportunity to understand yourself better as a person, go back to those places that yo have berried away for so many years, and can really be a cleansing process. Now as an artist, do you want to be good or memorable? Your choice! Through out the years, i think I'm just starting to understand the information that is being presented to me, and the journey of an actor never ends! With these tools I've been able to land 5 gigs in the last 3 weeks, one of which being big feature!
Thanks again Walter, I feel incredibly lucky!
" - Alex Ozerov

craig porriet"After booking 5 auditions on a roll including Rookie Blue, I can tell you Walter's method works!" C. Porriet

 

"I highly recommend studying at the Alza Acting Studio. Walter's acting method has taught me to connect with my inner being and has given me a set of tools to call upon for a sincere and honest performance. Simply the best Acting Coach & Studio in Toronto!." Many thanks, J. Konis

Walter's lessons have not only shown me a new world of art, but have opened me to doors around the industry. Most recent being a feature film & other gigs, and signing on to the roster of one of the top agents in toronto!! Walter is a must, for anyone who wants to take acting to a whole new level.Walter is the key ingredient to the formula of success for anyone's acting career. C. Scarpone

"Walter has given my clients a new perspective, a new approach to auditioning with a focus on being the best they can be, and on winning. Success naturally follows" - Nancy Brown, Agent - AMI Agency

"Mr. Walter Alza is one of the most inspiring, motivating and influential persons I have met in my life. In the short time I've been at the studio, I feel I have grown so much as a person and most importantly as an actor. He knows exactly what to do to push you and challenge you because he truly believes in your capability to be great. He is a great teacher and so passionate about the craft and his students. He also surrounds you with other great teachers such as David Smith who has inspired me and really helped me open up and see things in a new light as an actor. It's always intimidating to start something new and kind of frightening but Alza's studio bears no judgement and only exudes the utmost positive energy and commitment by the people who fill it." - N. Folino

"As I have traveled through my career few actors have impressed me as much as Walter Alza. With superb work habits & impeccable honesty I watched him work flawlessly with Academy Award winning director Jim Sheridan & first timer 50 cent. In my opinion Walter can be only a help to anyone he works with & will shine in any role he takes on." - Omar Miller (Get Rich or Die Tryin', Shall We Dance, 8 Mile, Law & Order, Things We Lost in the FireMiracle at St. Anna; Spike Lee.) Los Angeles

"Alza is the changing face of television. He represents an emerging trend in Canadian programming." - The Mississauga News

"Acting is a craft and Alza has perfected." - Bina Pandya Rogers TV – ONE on ONE

"Being in Walter's class has been an amazing experience and has helped me grow exponentially both as a person and as an actor. Walter has been incredible in helping me develop my craft, better understand my instrument, and hone my skills. He is always honest, harsh when he has to be, and pretty much a professional comfort zone extractor! Just when I think I can't be pushed any further, he manages to do it! Thank you, Walter… Your passion for acting and for life is contagious and I feel blessed that I get to learn from you week after week." - A. Smith

"Walter manages to distill the essence of performance into a very fluid conversational flow.  Each direction received contains information to benefit not only the current performance, but also the holistic development of the performer.  Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Alza Acting Studio is that each class engages the student on a professional level while managing to avoid the intimidation and exclusionary atmospheres that often accompany education at this level." - H. Hecht

"I got booked to film a principle role in Booky's Crush. I want to sincerely thank-you for accepting me into your classes. I had an audition today as well for a principle role in an episode of the Border and I have never felt so confident going into an audition. I just found out I booked the role on the Border for the CBC !!!!! Again I cannot thank you enough for the training you have provided me with! I have learned so much in the past few months training with you and cannot thank-you enough for pushing me to be a better more disciplined and more confident actor. I have told my agent to recommend you to anyone who is looking for classes because I have never found an approach from an acting teacher that has worked for me as well as yours. Thank-you again" - Sarah White

"As an actor honing the craft, studying with Walter at the studio has been the perfect education. His passion for the truth and clarity forces me to dig deep and deliver the most honest performances every week. He clearly communicates his direction and objectives during scene study, all the while inspiring with his lectures and experience motivating me to give my absolute best as a perform." - R. Tudico

"When Roy first joined Our Agency, his strength was improvisation. He was very nervous and uncomfortable with even the fewest lines for an audition. Since working with you he has improved immensely, so much so, that he landed a lead role in the short film "APB" and received the highest praise from the director. He was then chosen as a principal in "The Adventures of Fuming Chu" and has since joined ACTRA as an apprentice member. With all your help and guidance he has evolved into a better class actor and I look forward to great things in Roy's future. You have a special gift, Walter and it is so kind of you to share it!! Thanks again for all your hard work" - Deborah M.

 

"Working with Walter was a great learning experience. His passion and drive for acting motivates you and reminds you to reach for you highest potential." - Elisa Garcia Garcia

"Winning this contest and working with Walter has been sensational. Coming from a theatre background, Walter has provided me not only with the tools needed to have a successful career in film, but he has also given me confidence in my full potentital as an overall performer...all while keeping each class fresh and fun. I will be studying at the Alza Acting Studio for a very long time!" - Jordie Currie

"I won some classes with the Alza Studio and let me tell you the best thing I ever won!! they were intense he was honest and very very good so now I have just purchased more classes so if anyone is looking for some classes to take I would fully recomened them with Walter!!" - Thanks Shea

"Attending this school has been a life-changing experience for me. I've been through many acting schools like Toronto Film School and etc. They either put you down hard or they're way to generous with their compliments. With Walter, he knows what to say to make you become a better actor because he's done it before. If you want to become a serious actor or if you are one already then I would highly recommend you to come by and join us. If you think your ready to step up to the big leagues then there's no one else better to teach you then Walter. In this school you have to bring your A-Game everytime because Walter expects nothing less. If you don't then you will fall pretty quickly." - C. Malit

"I LOVE your classes Walter. I think you are brilliant. There is such an easiness/comfort about you and i tell all my actor friends about you!  Walter u have helped me so much thank u . The timing of me working with u is perfect . I understand everything u talk about. I have achieved a high level of spiritual awareness that I am very blessed to have achieved  YOU ROCK WALTER ....i understand everything you say and there was a reason why I waited so long to go for my dream . The universe wanted me to work with you ! Thank you for being such a great teacher and for all your support /positivity . I love your classes . I am very excited for what my future holds for me .." - Laura S.

"Walter's passion for Acting really shows in his work and in class.  With his help I was able to go much deeper and explore the essence of each and every character.  He's been a great influence on my development as an actor." -S. Negar

"Private Coaching pays: I got into Concordia!  Thank you for your help. They said that they really loved my audition. " - Jocelyn Segal

"Thanks Alza, I got the film in Australia to shoot this Summer! Could had not taken place without your guidance and deep passion and insights" - J. Campisi

"Being in Walters class opened my eyes to a new world of concepts about acting. Walter has given me the tools I need to develop my craft as well as integral Knowledge about the film industry." - Eric Kovalevsky

"Walter you are not a coach, you are a prophet of craft and positive energy. I love your work." - Anabel Zeballos.

"Working with Walter helped me to not only gain the skills I needed in order to give a good performance at an audition but his style of teaching also helps with confidence too. I had an audition for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and keeping in mind everything I learned with Walter I gave a good audition and then a few weeks later found out that I had been accepted into the program. I have now graduated, and feel ready and completely prepared for whatever my artistic future may hold." - Rachel Adler

"It is something new for me. Honestly, I don't know much about acting but I enjoy the atmosphere, people & you (David & Walter) as teachers." - Oleg

"Classes with Walter & David helped me "become" and bring out the actor in me. Develop technique and character I'm thankful for allowing me and helping me fallow my forgotten passion." -Elizabeth Grade

"Walter is about bringing out the truth in the moment. How to feed off your fellow actors to get real emotions and reality into the scene." - Shandra Greenan

"This class has been great. Walter & David are amazing instructors working with them has only furthered my confidence and cultivated my growth, so that I can now pursue my acting dreams more seriously." - Justin C

"I started doing scene work and audition technique with Walter only six months ago. Since then I can notice a big improvement in my craft work  and the commitment I have developed towards my career. I can say that I have refined my technique and that I am more confident as an actor as well as a person. It has been a great experience for me because I get to work with the best of the best. " - J. OSPINA

"This studio has helped me big time in every single way to develop my craft, biomechanics, scene work, facial expressions, vocalization, to believe in me! to get my role in army 360, to meet great people. I am very thankful for it." - Sebastian Cordoba

"Really good class with a very good teacher. Pursuit of honesty." - Andy

"Walter is unreal as an actor + teacher. He helps me by not only saying, but being physically involved in the scenes. He actually shows you how to act + helps to better your own devices. He helped me to take chances and bring out another side of me." -Cesare S

"The class helps me to develop as an actor and elevate. " - Stanya L.

"I am loving every second that I'm here at Alza's Acting Studio. Walter has pushed me to take my craft more seriously. Out of all the coaches I've had, Walter is by far the best. David smith is pretty cool to.  I can't picture myself having any other acting coach then walter." - Chris M.

"Your success is reflective of your effort." - Auron Kinnersly

"I have definitely grown a great deal as an actor since working with Walter, but the one thing I didn't account for was my growth as a human being. As Carribbean men we're indirectly taught that showing feelings and emotions is a sign of weakness. Especially if we learn these lessons from some of the older generation. But working with Walter has enabled me to be more in tune with my own feelings and emotions and to be able to express them more freely. And that has directly helped me to improve my own personal relationships with my family and friends. So I'm grateful for the acting lessons and even more grateful for the life lessons.Thank you Walter. " - D. Smith

"I have been acting for fifteen years now. I took a break for a year and a half due to personal health issues. So to sharpen up my skills I enrolled in Walter's Monday night classes. Its probably the best investment I could have made. Not only did he help me regain my comfort and confidence in front of the lens I applied his direction and I booked my first audition since my come-back. Thanks brother, you were right." -Sevag Sagherian Actor

"Walter gives a Powerful Performance in Get Rich or Die Trying! Walter is an amazing actor that is passionate about every role he plays.  He truly becomes the character he is playing." - Bina Pandya One on One Rogers

"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter "Slavic" in At The Hotel" - John Doyle, from the Globe & Mail

"Possibly the most honest, down two earth coach in the industry! " - Sean Francis

"Walter Alza, The Most Recognized Latin Actor In Canada" -Mundo Latino News

"Walter Alza as the Best Actor of The Year" - The Albanian Times Newspaper

"Walter guides the actor through their fears & inhibitions , helping them to find their creative soul" - Jane Hails

"His insight and observations are honest and rewarding." - Janaya Stephens (Death Race, The Lookout, Beautiful People, Kevin Hill)

"The class was awesome, very informative & I was surprised how we got to go through all the scenes.  Many of the classes I've taken focus only on one piece.  And the fact that we were able to go through it again, discuss them & watch everyone's scene was amazing.  The class has a very good flow as some classes can drag out.  Looking forward to next class...." - Mei Lloyd

"I just watched redemption...it was absolutely visually stunning--and a surprise touching ending with the little girl and her father. Congrats walter, it makes me want to get back to making films." Walter Alza is a talented storyteller." - Sharon Lewis CBC ZeD host

"The acting conveys, without dialogue,  the tangled relationships between the protagonists. The camerawork creates an atmosphere fraught with emotion and recrimination. The initially ambiguous plot resolves itself in a surprise ending." - Maria Amuchastegui Globe & Mail

 

"thanks alot Walter!! I booked a role in upcoming movie "Cell 213". It shoots next month! Private Coaching paid off for me!! I know if i didn't come and see you i would have not got it!! THANKS!" - Marcel

"Walter, First of all, I'd like to thank you for your classes. Your approach as a coach is very direct and affective. Made me want to just give it ALL in any performance. You're a good 'pusher' and make the students want to strive for higher goals..." - Thet

"Water's intellect and insight is only exceeded by his professionalism and his determination to help you succeed. He tells it how it is, and expects nothing but dedication to the craft. He has taken me beyond the method to a point were i always surprise myself. Thank you " - M. Haidini (In between, story 2-Oh, Cold Blood)

"Landed " Staples/ Business Depot" commercial (North American National) Which it means mucho MoneY!I know that this would never have happened without the significant work that we are doing in class - particularly the recent focus on the audition process.Our class exercises have been invaluable to me - always surprising andalways challenging. Your input, observations and wisdom garnered from your many experiences during your prestigious professional career have been synthesized into a teaching method that promotes integrity and honesty in acting, as well as the use of the highest possible skill set that an actor can attain. You lead by example, which is the purest and highest form of teaching. Thank you for your unfailing support, and for our weekly adventures of discovery! Hugs," - Lesley M-C

"I highly recommend private coaching with Walter. HIs coaching was very insightful, and gave me a big boost of confidence with an audition that I wanted to shine at." - Jen Daniels

"I was observing part of the session that you taught - a thoughtful and inspiring presentation." - Karl Pruner ACTRA President, Actor

"I thought Walters class was an extremely inspirational learning process." - Mercedes Papalia ACTOR

"Acting was something I had always wanted to pursue but never had the courage nor the chutzpah to do anything about it.  Thanks to Walter's persistence, positive attitude and encouragement, I joined his class last year and haven't looked back since.  He not only pushes his students to be more than they knew they could, he supports decisions and helps you to improve on the ones you've made.  He's a wonderful man, actor, father, friend and an even better teacher.  I just adore Walter and am forever grateful!! " -Naomi Zwolinski

"Walter's coaching is challenging yet gentle at the same time. He has given me the opportunity to open new pathways of expression which has contributed to a richer quality of performance and a more enjoyable stage experience for myself." - Yasmina Ramzy Arabesque Dance Company

"From a rising star out of Toronto, one cocreated by Walter Alza To Aspiring Actors If you have truly chosen acting as your vocation.   If you are made of all heart and true grit.  If you can see real value in passionate, no holds barred feedback. If you can appreciate learning from a true artist, one who still works infront of and behind the camera and supports his feedback with true life experiences from over 40 films.Teaches you respect of the business as well as how to draw the most out of your instrument." Then You are ready for Walter Alza" - David Brando George (Cold Blood)

"Alza shares his point of view as an actor/writer/director/producer. He also incorporates tools from the greatest masters who revolutionized the craft of acting world wide." -Stanislavski, Meisner Chekhov

"Walter Alza private classes has allowed me the unique oppertunity to train in a one on one environment. His undivided attention and style towards character development in a scene study or monologue is powerful and will effectively shreed away your nervous energy. Applying the same knowledge to my general classes becomes routine asnd comfortable even though working with the other students may sometimes be challenging, I think that's one of the elements that keeps it interesting. There's never a dull moment. Private and general classes gives me the best of both worlds" - Dail Polius

"Walter Alza is a special human being; caring family man, friend and mentor. A great actor in his own right, Walter approaches everything he does with directness and positive energy which students of his cannot help but absorb. Because of Walter's refined method, tremendous coaching ability and encouragement, I was able to land principal parts from the first two auditions I ever went to in my life. I am very grateful and plan to continue refining the instrument under Walter's guidance!" - Frank Longo

"Working with Walter has been an incredible learning experience. In the short time I did work with Walter, I was able to build my confidence and learn so many skills about my craft. I would highly recommend to all aspiring actors and existing actors to gain knowledge from a talented and dedicated professional... Walter Alza! " -Natasha Roy

"Mr. Alza's abilities as an acting coach are one of a kind. He has a unique ability to teach audition preparation, text analysis and cold reading. He coached me for a very important audition with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. I was so nervous, and Mr. Alza really made it easier for me. Now I am pleased to announce that I will be attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles as one of their newest 2007 students." -M. Wittig LA

"Walter is the first Canadian -Latin to have a lead role in a series in Canada." - TV Guide, El Popular

"In the classes personally did not know what to expect from Walter when I first met him. However, as soon as I took his first class I felt his so-called wipe come out and I knew that I was in for an acting experience unlike anything I had ever undertaken. I was right! Walter's impeccable honesty always keeps you on your toes. Walter has the ability to pull out an incredible performance out of any actor of all levels. His knowledge of the craft is addictive and you're constantly on the edge of your seat craving to absorb anything he throws at you. The thing I love the most about Walter is the fact that he cares so much about the craft and it shows with his dedication to help young aspiring actors develop into the absolute best they can possibly be. " - Daniel R

"My Experience in the class was very positive. Walter encourages you to go beyond yourself and really dive into the characters in the scene study classes. He uses a variety of techniques to foster this, many of which I now adapted when rehearsing and performing." - Suzanne Hatim

"I think Walter is an amazing coach.  I love how he is straight up with his comments.  He pushes his students as far as they can go.  Also, he teaches in a way that everything he advises is constructive criticism.  You can actually see an improvement by every class. Walter can actually get me a little golden man one day" - Alex, JACHIMOWICZ

"Argentine actor proves his talent" - Vida en el Valle (USA)

"Working with Walter, was a great experience and lesson for me. It opened my eyes to the true dynamics of acting. He brings out the character and lays the foundation for a true masterpiece. Thanks for all the help, keep rockin' and thriving" - Eyal Simko

"Walter is a wonderfully passionate person and acting coach.   He has pushed me to reach further within myself, and with each passing day I do.  Walter constantly guides and encourages me to face the challenges" - Virna Kim ACTOR

"I thought Walters class was an extremely inspirational learning process.  His ability to  allow a scene too happen with minimal direction allows the students to explore the details of a character and scene and make magic.  The relaxed, low pressure environment that he creates in his classroom encourages me to "jump off" and into any scene without fear.  Cant wait to go back!" - Mercedes Papalia ACTOR

"I wanted to thank you for a very inspirational afternoon! It was very motivating to listen to your insights on the business and I appreciated your genuine interest in wanting to help actors help themselves." - Amanada Martinez, Host of www.jazz.fm

"Walter is an amazing visionary. He understands this craft, is dedicated to it and truly loves it. He inspires me and makes me want to be the best I can be. Thanks Walter!" - Carla Albiero

"Alza has been integral to my success and development as an actor. Since studying with him, my career has progressed exponentially. Walter's knowledge, exuberance and dedication to the craft is unparalleled in my view. But more importantly, his genius of empathy bolsters the actor's soul." - Ashley Weisdorf ACTOR

"In Walter's class I went through a huge transformation! His ability to listen and understand the percise detail that the actor needs to fully embody a character is flawless. He really understands and listens to who the actor is and how they can bring that into there work, making it natural and from the heart." - Kristin Wallace

"The classes go they are awesome!  I have learned so much already.  Walter is a great teacher.  I can't wait to do some privates......" - Shawn Cooper ACTOR

"After four years of theater school, I have worked with many acting teachers and directors and I can honestly say that Walter's technique is the most personable and memorable of all of them." - Kristin Wallace ACTOR

"Walter, thank you for stretching me to continually search for creativity and honesty in this wonderful craft called acting" - Penny Eizenga

"From what I can gather about Walter's method: he sets up the
characters/scenes by using techniques as the logs for a fire and then ignites it with the actor's soul."
- Christina ACTOR

"Mr Alza, He is brilliant. I started with his On Camera Scene Study Class then I did the Weekend Intensive. Now, he is my acting coach which I see twice a week and when I need audition prep.
I have studied with several teachers and for myself, I found my experience with him on a one on one basis and in a class setting to be most rewarding and with proven results. His classes are one of the best environments I have experienced. He challanged me beyond my own known ability as a performer. Finding someone you can trust and who's knowledge u can apply, is most important to grow and reach your full potential. Best of Luck."
- Folklore actor/producer

"For some reason, when I received your class announcement a few months ago, I knew that you would be a good fit with one of my new talent, Roy and I want to thank you for all your great work with him.When Roy first joined Skye, his strength was improvisation. He was very nervous and uncomfortable with even the fewest lines for an audition. Since working with you he has improved immensely, so much so, that he landed a lead role in the short film "APB" and received the highest praise from the director. He was then chosen as a principal in "The Adventures of Fuming Chu" and has since joined ACTRA as an apprentice member. With all your help and guidance he has evolved into a better class actor and I look forward to great things in Roy's future. You have a special gift, Walter and it is so kind of you to share it!" - Deborah M. Anthony Skye Management

"What I appreciate and look up to the most is Walters passion and dedication to the craft. I've learned so much from Walter, a knowledge that will stick with me for life!" - Carla Albieru

"Walter is an award-winning actor, and it shows in class. My confidence and skills have advanced due to his method of teaching." - MIR

"Dear Walter, I find your private and group classes extremely benificial to me and will soon, I am sure, help me to grow as an actor ... It has been quit a transition, for me - only a few months ago I hated getting auditions with memorizing lines to now getting the lead role in a movie. That is quite a jump for me. You made that jump possible for me." - Richard ACTOR

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your class. I thought it was great, and I'm inspired to be so much better" - Lisa Beam ACTOR

"Walter Alza's informative and experiential On-Camera Scene Study class challenged me to rise to new levels to meet the fast-paced demands of the film and T.V. industry today. The use of current scripts gave me a real sense of what is expected form actors today and gave me the opportunity to really test my acting skills. Feedback from Walter was instructional, honest and supportive." - Joanna Kovats Actor - Equity Showcase

"My dear Walter, Your faith in me means more than words can say I would have been thrilled to even hear you say 'I see you have potential. So, thank you very much. I have loved the class work you are wise and intuitive (an actor's blessings!), and your choice of scenes for me have been exactly right just enough for me to get back in the groove. I know I have stuff to work on, but there is where the joy comes in these breakthroughs. I still haven't done the head shots or bio, but now, knowing how seriously you take this profession, and trusting you to tell it like it is, I will follow through." - Gail ACTOR

"Testimonial here" - name From The Kevin Hill Show and actor This is Wonderland

"I love the level and I love the challenges- I felt fantastic!" - Michelle credit

"I was an audience member at the last ACTRA conference where you were the moderator featuring five fellow actors at "YOUR EPISODIC TV GIG". I really enjoyed that conference and thought you did a really great job as a moderator directing appropriate questions of yourself and the attendees and giving the other actors in the audience a sense of hope. The answers were all really helpful and I felt like you had a lot to say about that topic." - Christine Argyris ACTOR

"Walters is a great teacher because he believes in his actors and is dedicated to their development of the craft. For what he gives to his students, I could not ask for more in a class." - Alyssa P.

"Yesterday's class was fun and captivating. It's keeping me engaged and I'm constantly learning something new. The level is just right." - R.J.

"Walter Alza's On-camera class challenges me week after week, with his keen eye I am pushed further and further with each performance, while having fun, in a great environment, with good actors we continue to train and excel. I find the guest speakers he brings; to be of great value to my path  when they talk about the business first hand. Love the class." - Chris L.ACTOR