New to LB Acting Studio: with Lewis Baumander

This is not a class for beginners.  It is ideal for those actors who find themselves dissatisfied with their current approach and hungry for a fresh, practical, and no-nonsense  way of working.

Lewis keeps it simple.

 *This class is a prerequisite to many of the other classes at our studio.  Taking this class is not a guarantee of entrance into On Camera with Lewis.

Lewis will make a hands-on assessment of the best class placement for you moving forward if you wish to continue in your training with us.

This class is capped at 18 students


  • This class is ideal for actors who have training and audition/on set experience, but have not trained at our studio previously.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to the industry or are curious about being an actor we recommend you take Casting Central’s On-Camera Acting for Beginners

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The New to LB Acting Studio class is where Lewis outlines the philosophy and science of his highly successful approach to acting.  Part lecture, part Q&A with plenty of on camera time, this class will take you through a series of drills and exercises that can be taken away and practiced on your own and with fellow actors.

This class is simple and straight forward: there are no misleading buzzwords or clever theories. You will learn how to do consciously what you do unconsciously. You will come to depend more on your own innate abilities as a human being  rather than an actor dependent on “methods” or “theories” for acting. 

You will learn the power to deploy empathy rather than “trying to relate”.

This class will increase confidence in your ability to memorize, analyze  and become more responsive to direction.

It will enable you to meet the different demands that you are presented with at auditions and while on-set.

This workshop will introduce you to a radically different approach to your acting.

  • Lewis’ approach is based on the science of the brain not outmoded 19th century acting techniques borrowed from the theatre and then adapted for Film /Television.
  • Working with Lewis helps restore the joy to the process and takes the homework feel out of the equation.
  • Lewis offers you with an alternate way to memorize lines and breakdown a script.
  • Lewis gives tips on ways to use Social Media to your advantage, not as a distraction to your prep.
  • Lewis helps banish such outmoded expressions as “the moment before” “be in the moment” and “intentions/obstacles”, “the character”, “the relationship” etc. He provides you with tools you can use instead of intellectual constructs to clutter your brain.

 *Again this class is a prerequisite to Lewis’ On Camera Class  and many of the other classes at our studio.


Studio Make Up Date: a date which is reserved in the event that the  STUDIO needs to reschedule a class within the session. Actors are expected to hold this date for possible make-up sessions.

New to LB Acting Studio

SEE full class schedule

Winter | January – February  2019

Mon Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: February 4th. Please hold this date in your schedule.

Tues Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: February 5th. Please hold this date in your schedule.


Winter| February – March 2019

Mon Feb 25 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 18

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: March 25th. Please hold this date in your schedule.

Tues Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: March 26th. Please hold this date in your schedule.



Spring | April – May 2019

Mon Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: NA 

*No class on May 20 – Victoria Day 

Tues Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: May 14. Please hold this date in your schedule.


  • Thank you so much for this wonderful session!  Emilia loved, loved the acting class and ability to express herself as an actress!  I think she did amazing job and we are so grateful to have a such a wonderful teacher as Marcia to help us grow and give […]

    Emila Kalinowski

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  • No matter where you are at in your career, Lewis brings it right back to the grass roots of acting in film…authenticity and honestly is key.

    Marie Ward

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  • Working with Dialects was excellent. I learned a lot! And not just about dialects, but also about breathing, speech and resonance. Joy is just fabulous! Funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable.

    Sandra Flores

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  • Lewis was my first coach whom I approached when I wanted to start acting. I’m happy to say that after 3 years of working with him, he’s built my confidence and given me the knowledge I need to succeed in this industry. One thing […]

    Albert Lapi

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  • As an old theatre actor finding my way into the wonderful world of television/film/commercials, LB Acting Studio has been perfect for my needs. I have already been able to apply what I’ve learned in class, from the Intro to LB Acting Studio, and most […]

    Wyatt Lamoureux

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  • “I have been taking classes at LB Acting Studio for about almost 2 years now. During this time, I have learned and improved so much when I’m auditioning for casting directors. Lewis doesn’t just teach you how to act, he incorporates breathing, staying true […]

    Yun Liu

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  • “Lewis keeps things simple and workable. Everything he uses is based on what we naturally think and do. I don’t worry about being “wrong” or “right” for a role anymore, I just am. He gave me the confidence to do what I always innately […]

    Georgina Reilly

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  • “Lewis Baumander is my go to acting coach, life teacher and friend. The skills he provides for his students are timeless and can be applied to all mediums of film, television and performance. He has expanded my thinking as an actor from eliminating the […]

    Shamier Anderson

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  • “We have watched Lewis coach and teach for many years now. He is a consummate professional and seems to make the actors feel at ease as they hone their craft. What is uniquely great about Lewis’ approach is that he helps the actor find […]

    Jenny Lewis & Sara Kay

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  • “Actors enjoy rigorous workouts: stretching and reaching new heights with Lewis. Function, form, and facts are more than baseline with him. They are the foundation he lays for actors to succeed. Lewis Baumander’s diagnostic and practical approach to training actors is pivotal to the […]

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