About The School

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Our Mission

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. 

 

 

What is Simon Technique?

Simon Technique is a lifestyle of performance and a disciplinary process of finding the balance of one’s Mind, Body, and Soul; and use that synergy for every moment in your performance and life.

 

Like learning any sport, it starts with (Self) Awareness. The questions that need to be explored are: what are you doing that is effective, and what is currently hindering your synergy?  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 attitude and discipline that is learned through training in the Arts, directly correlates to training and learning for other things in life. He also believes in the need to encourage young and up-and-coming actors to start early with training and creating a solid foundation.

 

 

 

"You need to Understand yourself before you can Understand others. This goes for Acting, Music, and being a Good Human Being."

-Simon Twu

 

About Our Founder

Who is Simon Twu

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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

Credits

  • 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 is a triple-threat Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural actor, who grew up in Santa Monica. Simon started working in the entertainment business in 2002, with production teams from the US, China, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and France.

 

He played in Asian Dramas, TV reality shows, local Chinese Movies, and Co-Productions, speaking in Chinese -Mandarin, English, Taiwanese, Japanese, and French.

 

Simon has worked on Co-Productions forth-coming as, Magic 7 directed by Gérard Krawczyk, On Wings of Eagle, playing a supporting role along side Joseph Fiennes. Simon stared in Asian films, such as, The Rise of A Tomboy, Truth or Dare, and Top 3-viewed Reality Shows, like Perfect Dating, amongst others; and he has over a million followers Weibo (One of the Largest Chinese Social Media Platforms).

 

Simon Twu has also worked in Hollywood, Taiwan and China hosting programs, including the Hollywood Reporter, MGM Resorts International, and Taiwan Tourism Bureau. His (national) commercial and print work includes State Farm, Wells Fargo, Dell, McDonalds, DirecTV, Apple, Logitech, and more.

In 2010, Simon started focusing more of his attention on developing his acting talent that led to multiple achievements and recognition while working with notable Hollywood talent including Director of Photography, Bill Pope (Spiderman and The Matrix), and Academy Award and DGA Award winning director, Eric Z. Yang, in collaboration with Sundance.

 

He was trained in opera and musical theatre with faculties in such prestigious schools as The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory and Music Academy of the West.

 

While Simon traveled in Asia, he has performed in over 300 concerts and television shows as well as , directing the acclaimed, international A Capella group, Quintessence, in Taiwan. Simon also trained/performed as a professional dancer at Degas Dance Studios with the ACFCLA Dance Company.

 

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.

 

In the last 10 years, he has been working with world renown and respectable actors, celebrities, and teachers in both the U.S. and Asia and has created a curriculum, called Simon Technique, combining the the different methods of acting and localize for different cultures and audience in Asia.

 

He is currently 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). Information on Simon Technique Studio and Simon Twu 涂世旻 is across the news in China’s Baidu search engine.

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