Robert Glen Decker, M.F.A.

Instructor, Acting coach, Drama Teacher: Bio

With more than 20 years of experience teaching Theatre Arts on the east and west coasts and a background in instructing a variety of classes in all age ranges (kids, teens, college), Robert Glen Decker's approach to theatre education is motivational and inspirational.  Robert holds a Master of FIne Arts degree in Television, Film, and Theatre from California State University, Los Angeles and has served as a Guest Lecturer and Graduate Assistant in the university-level classroom.  Robert also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the New School University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, and has taught acting classes, summer theatre camps, musical theatre coaching, directed main stage productions, and choreographed for numerous schools and Theatre Arts organizations including Summit View West School, Puttin On Productions, Cresson Lake Playhouse, The Brandt School, Altoona Community Theatre, and Mount Aloysius College.  Recently, Mr. Decker served two years as the DIrector of the Performing Arts Department at Laurence School in Valley Glen, CA, where he taught drama to grades K-6 and oversaw a dynamic program and talented team of instructors in dance, drama, music, and puppetry. Currently, he is the Theatre Director for Buena Park Youth Theatre, having directed such productions as All Shook Up, Les Mis, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He is available for private coaching in-person in Los Angeles or on Zoom nation-wide!.

Letter of RecomMendatioN


"...Simply stated, Robert helps students succeed both onstage and offstage by building their self-confidence through creating in them an awareness of new, and sometimes untapped, forms of expression.  His positive attitude and willingness to work with all kinds of personalities and degrees of talent, coupled with his own amazing talent and professional expertise, allow him to draw the most from each student’s potential, motivating that student to perform at levels they likely never dreamed possible.  Watching Rob work with our students, seeing the respect and admiration they have for him, and observing their personal transformations through art is truly magical."
-Gregg Brandt, Broadway Veteran of "Les Miserables" and "Tale of Two Cities," Artistic Director at Saint Vincent Summer Theatre, and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Saint Vincent College


Under Robert’s guidance, Students will:


-Build self-confidence


-Learn from a professional who is caring and motivating


-Study scene/script breakdown, character analysis, voice, performance technique, audition preparation, cold reading, and more!


Mr. Decker is experienced in teaching Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Playwriting, Devised Theatre, Audition Technique, Theatre History, and more!

 Instructor, Acting Coach,           Drama Teacher: Resume


BUENA PARK YOUTH THEATRE, Buena Park, CA

Theatre Director

Current 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2015, Fall 2014


LAURENCE SCHOOL, Valley Glen, CA

Director of Performing Arts

June 2018 - June 2020


COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, Joshua Tree, CA

Guest Teaching Artist

Spring 2017


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Graduate Assistant, Guest Lecturer, Guest Artist

Fall 2015 - Spring 2017


SUMMIT VIEW WEST SCHOOL, Culver City, CA
Musical Theatre Director
Spring Semester 2015

VILLAGE GLEN SCHOOL, Culver City, CA
Musical Theatre Director
Spring Semester 2015


ACTOR WORKSHOP (6th-12th Grade)

Puttin On Productions (POPS), Manhattan Beach, CA

Instructor: June-August 2014


BROADWAY VOICE (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6-12th)

Puttin On Productions (POPS), Manhattan Beach, CA

Instructor: June-August 2014


SUMMER THEATRE CAMP (Ages 5-9, 10-14)

Puttin On Productions (POPS), Manhattan Beach, CA

Instructor: June-August 2014


ACTING CLASS WITH ROBERT GLEN DECKER

(Kids Class Age 12 & under/Teen Class Age 13 & up) Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, PA

Instructor: June 2011


MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, Loretto, PA

Guest Instructor

Spring 2006


KIDS MOVEMENT, DRAMA, AND MUSIC

The Brandt School, Altoona, PA

Instructor: Sept 2005-May 2006


PRIVATE VOICE/MUSICAL THEATRE COACHING
(All Ages) Altoona, PA
Musical Theatre Coach: 2004-2006

SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP (All Ages)
Cresson Lake Playhouse, Ebensburg, PA
Instructor: June 2006

CHILDREN’S SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
(Kids Class and Teen Class)
Altoona Community Theatre, Altoona, PA
Instructor: (3 years) 2000, 2005, 2006