The job of an acting coach is not to make you feel good; it is to get you to a place where your work makes you feel good.  Daniel's teaching philosophy is that he will never help an actor grow as an artist by feeding them dishonest encouragement. 

One of the most powerful factors when receiving coaching is the learning environment.  It is very important to allow artists to approach their work in surroundings of freedom, acceptance, and support. The feedback Daniel gives is always honest and frank, and he uses the truth to guide actors to find their own way. He challenges actors and creates an environment for them to explore and overcome obstacles by their own forging.

It is important for actors to train and to work with others who are at different levels of experience because that is exactly what will happen on a movie set. There will be a time when a working actor will be in a scene with someone of greater or lesser experience. Keep in mind, experience is not a gauge of talent or superiority.  An actor may have incredible natural talent but very little experience while others may have been in the business for many years. So beginners should not be intimidated by working with someone with experience, because most of them are nothing short of nurturing and mentoring. They realize that when in a scene, everyone in the scene is a partner. Everyone in the scene is important, no matter how many credits they may or may not have. 

Actors will receive "sides" and "monologues" once registered.  Actors will also perform in front of the camera and/or fellow students at every acting session.