Whether you are missing drama class, looking to improve your pubic speaking skills, or simply wanting to do some fun activities while you’re home, these lessons are for you!

I am offering private lessons, or lessons with families!

Lessons (I can provide these as stand alone or part of a series):

Acting:  In this lesson, we will cover basic acting skills in voice, movement, and text.

Puppetry: This lesson is practice based fundamentals of becoming a puppeteer by developing object manipulation skills!

Monologues: In this session, you will learn essential skills for performing monologues, which is an important part of auditioning. (I can tailor lessons to specific text requests.)

Introduction to Shakespeare: You will learn the specific language, themes, and stories, of Shakespeare through an introduction of his major works.

Session times:

Session times are flexible (between 10:00AM – 6:00PM). Each session is 1.5 hours.

Booking Information:

Once you sign up for the class, you will receive an email confirmation with the details and instructions on how to access the private chat room.

To sign up, please email af.montagnese@gmail.com with your preferred date and time.

Family Sessions:

If you are interested in booking a family session, I am willing to provide a unique lesson plan upon request, that is geared towards your children’s interest and age and/or simply pick your favourite from the options listed below.

Lessons are geared towards ages 6 -12, but I can adjust to any age!


$50.00 /session paid by e-transfer


I am more than happy to collaborate with parents and students on what lesson will be the most beneficial! Please email me for further details: af.montagnese@gmail.com


All personal information will be kept confidential.  Only first names will be used in class to ensure safety.

About me: 

I am a professional actor, puppeteer, and arts educator. I completed studies at both McGill University and York University in English, Drama, and Theatre Performance.  (Please see my resume on my “CV” page.)  I am interested in sharing the magic of performance with students on stage or in the classroom. I am excited to offer these lessons online for students who are eager to keep practicing this amazing art, or to just have fun and connect!

My approach is practice-based so students can connect and have fun with the amazing art of performance.  I am flexible and open-minded ensuring I creating a safe learning space for each unique students needs.


I have produced, directed and acted in numerous professional touring productions of adult and children’s theatre including:

              • Puppet Theatre;
              • Fringe Festivals;
              • Shakespeare Productions;
              • Theatre for Young Audiences for schools throughout the GTA and rural Ontario;
              • Rehearsal Director at the Akiva School in Montreal;
              • Young People’s Theatre Young Playwrights Unit;
              • Private Shakespeare lessons with the Toronto Catholic District School Board;
              • Taught ESL and have worked with acting students whose first language is not English.
I have the “Enhanced Security Clearance (criminal record check) for Vulnerable Sector Populations.”

Please contact me for any further details and/or questions! af.montagnese@gmail.com

I look forward to acting together!



Coaching and Tutoring

I offer one-on-one coaching sessions at $50 / hr. I can help you with upcoming theatre auditions, read for self tapes, and coach general acting.

I also offer tutoring sessions for those studying theatre in high school or university undergraduate programs including interpreting and understanding Shakespeare! I’m happy to cater my sessions to your needs!