Teaching Testimonials

“I have known Monette Lee as an actress and acting coach for well over a decade and I find her to be one of the best coaches for young actors I have come across.  Her ability to relate and communicate with young actors and bring out truthful and nuanced performances is what sets her apart from other teachers.  She is reliable, tenacious and dedicated to giving her students a solid foundation in the craft of acting.  I happily recommend her without reservation.”  

            Tom McSweeney – McSweeney Newman Casting – Movieworld Studios

“I had the pleasure of being taught by Monette Lee for 10 Months while studying at NYFA.  She is an inspiring mentor with a wealth of knowledge to share.  Her great sense of humour, no nonsense work ethic and vast experience on stage and screen is an invaluable resource for any student lucky enough to study under her wing.”

Jason Campbell-Smith 2014

“Monette’s passion and dedication is truly inspiring.  Her extensive knowledge of the human condition and script analysis allowed me to access my full potential as an actor, and gave me a deeper understanding of the craft. Studying with Monette is life changing. She has made me not just a better actor, but a better person. Thanks so much for everything, you are so inspirational!

Samantha Poulson NYFA 2014 

“I just wanted to say How lucky I am to have such a wonderful, hard working teacher as you. Thanks for everything you have done for me.

You are 1 in a million!”

 Isabel Yamazaki (age 13)

“Monette is a true inspiration to watch on set. She brings a wealth of craft experience and tenderness. I would recommend her as an acting coach for adults and children, no matter what their experience level. She’s an asset to any director”

            Stephen Lance – Feature Film Director

“I am a professional Ironwoman and  Monette was given the job of honing my skills in preparation for my role as the host of an upcoming TV Sports Series. ….the training I received from Monette gave me an inner confidence and techniques that allowed me to succeed.  Monette has a breadth of knowledge and personal experiences that helped me so much in my training. She was very perceptive and understanding of what I needed to work on, and was professional in everything she did. I really appreciated her  energy, commitment and genuine caring.”

Courtney Hancock   Ironwoman November 2014

“What an inspiration & a privilege to have had you teach in our class. Thank-you.”

                       Josie  at Tom McSweeneys Academy

“Your public speaking classes helped to get an A !. Thank you so much!”

            Imogen Aged 16

 “Thanks for creating a space where all the teenage participants can feel comfortable and courageous all at once!”

Trish David parent of TAFTA student

“I would very much recommend Monette Lee to any actor/actress wanting to understand the craft of Acting. Monette is a pleasure to work with and continually learn from.  Placing quality and professionalism at the centre of all her work and delivering excellent results whether on camera, directing, writing and teaching — all mediums of the creative film and theatre industry. Monette’s natural ability to understand and engage an audience and students with superb energy, humour and awareness for others creates a wonderful atmosphere that lifts spirits. I would not hesitate to team up with her again.”

Joy Baines, Digital Media Producer.

“Reaching out to Monette in the lead up to a big presenting job was the best decision I made. She draws on a wealth of knowledge across television, film and stage acting to deliver tailor made coaching sessions. After each one, I have left with more capability and confidence. I would highly recommend Monette to seriously improve your performance and give you a step up in the industry.” 

Scott Bidmead 2014  Prior to filming : Into Water and Beyond for  Foxtel 2014

 “Monette is such a fabulous teacher…. I always felt comfortable to experiment and try different choices for characters knowing she would support and further enhance my choices with her directions for the characters I was playing. She is so passionate about acting, and always encouraging of actors, whether they are new or experienced. Monette is such an approachable and warm lady and so willing to share her own experiences as an accomplished actor. I would highly recommend classes with Monette either in a group session or privately. I just love learning from Monette. She is so practical, clear and in tune with my needs.”

Karenza Stevens (Adult who attended group and private classes.)
2011 & 2012

“I enjoyed all of Monette’s classes as she taught me how to be myself on camera at the same time as she’s an extremely kind person that is easy to work with. I value her teaching methods and thank her for helping me with my presenting skills in the early stages of my career as a news reporter. She adapts to each one of her students and easily recognised my strengths and weaknesses in order to work on them. I’m happy I met Monette since she’s so caring and supportive- it’s rare to find people who are as friendly as Monette nowadays.”

Elin Jonsson Bond Uni journalism graduate 2014

 “Monette’s passion and hard work really came across in every lesson she delivered. She wanted the best for all of us and pushed us to reach our full potential.”

Thank you for the year Monette and all the best.  Sincerely, Jake Cook 2014 

“I had the pleasure of learning and growing as an actor under her wing of brilliant expertise. With her support and guidance I was able to overcome many obstacles and bring challenging complex  characters to life

Warm Regards, Shardé Anne 2014