What is Simon Technique?
Simon Twu, the founder of Simon Technique Studio, believes that being a professional performer is not for everyone, but learning performance skills, communication skills, teamwork skills, and finding one’s true potential, is super important in shaping who one becomes.
Simon Technique Studio was created on behalf of his mentors, teachers, friends, and colleagues from all over the world, trying to provide an international, professional training experience for Elites, who really want to learn how to become a better Actor, Singer, Public Speaker, and Performer.
His goal is to help the next-generation of performers save years on their path to becoming a professional in their desired field.
"You need to Understand yourself before you can Understand others. This goes for Acting, Music, and being a Good Human Being."
Simon Technique is a lifestyle of performance and a disciplinary process of finding the balance of one’s Mind, Body, and Soul.
Like learning any sport, it starts with (Self) Awareness. We break it all down to the human psyche, emotions, physical performance, and the voice. We then use the camera as the medium to capture it all.
Simon believes the need to encourage young and up-and-coming actors to start early with training and creating a solid foundation.
About Our Founder
Who is Simon Twu
Simon Twu graduated from Cal State University, Northridge. He trained in Theater and Vocal Performance.
He then continued his training with Fred Carama (Music Academy of the West), Brian Farrell (American Idol Winner's Coach), and Elizabeth Sung (Academy of Motion Picture and Television Member.)
Simon also trained with Playhouse West, Upright Citizens Brigade, Alexander Technique, John Rosenfeld Studios, as well as many prestigious schools in Asia.
Simon has combined the multi-cultural training and esthetics he has learned and developed over the years and created Simon Technique Studios
• Featured on Cover of Einstein App (Asia) as Top Celebrity, Singing and Acting Coach of the Week.
• Judge for Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pageant 2020
• Cultural Ambassador Speaker for CCTV
• Winner of Best Actor Award at Buddha Film Fest 2020
• Winner of Best Short Film at AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2020
• Winner of Best Short Film at Best Shorts Competition 2020
• Winner of Singer/Song-Writer for US Census 2020 Theme Song at SkyTV and US programs.
• Community Achievement Award at CARE Awards 2020
• Winner of Best Actor Award at Asians On Film Festival 2013
• Winner of Royal Reel Award at Canada International Film Festival 2011
• Winner of Audience Award at Short Shorts International Film Festival & Asia 2011
Simon Twu went to 29 different schools growing up. And being trained asa triple-threat Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural actor, he got to work with production teams from the US, China, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, France, and more.
In 2019, Simon Twu was featured by CCTV (Most Influential TV in China) as a Special Speaker/Cultural Bridge to share his experience working in different countries with different cultures and productions, and honored as one of the truly bilingual and bicultural actors who is fighting to bridge the gaps between productions and finding an equilibrium in acting for Global empathy and understanding for Asian actors.
He is thankful to have worked with world renown and many A-List respectable actors, celebrities, and teachers in both the U.S. and Asia and has created a curriculum, who help grew the curriculum and educational program, now called Simon Technique.
He is the International Acting/Vocal Teacher at one of the most prestigious performing centers, Zor Master, in China; working alongside China’s A-List Celebrities and Faculties at The Central Academy of Drama (中央戲劇學院), Beijing Film Academy(北京電影學院), Communication University of China(中國傳媒大學), Shanghai Theatre Academy (上海戲劇學院). He also teaches globally, for celebrities, as well as giving masterclasses, for International and Private schools around the world.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
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