"We created the MiM Gym because it’s what I wanted in a class.
When life is busy, I don’t necessarily need a weekly class with a longterm commitment, but a place to sharpen my skills and allow a trusted teacher to help me tap into my potential. Thus, we give you: MiM Gym. The affordable, flexible way to develop and hone your toolset for embodiment and presence in song."
-Founder Jillian Paige
MiM Gym offers artists the tools of the transformative Meisner in Music technique within a flexible format.
- Warm welcome and check-in
Opportunity for participants to share their goals or questions for the session
- Suss out how the idea that "I am safe, full, and enough" is feeling that day and prepare the mind and body for a session full of play
Group Meisner Work
Engaging group activities to develop presence and authenticity
Emphasis on connecting with emotions and living fully in each moment
- Note: Class structure may vary slightly depending on individuals’ goals for each session. The focus remains on exploring what each artist desires to work on, fostering authentic expression, and providing a safe, supportive, and enriching environment for all.
Solo Work Sessions
Each participant receives ample personalized work time to perform a song of their choice.
Individual coaching and feedback from the instructor to enhance vocal technique and emotional expression.
- Reflection on the class experience and key takeaways
Open floor for any additional questions or clarifications
Collaborative Pianists & Filming Option
🎹 A pianist will be present at every class to support participants during their performances. Artists can feel out new pieces, hear their accompaniment in real time, and experience how adding a live pianist may change their singing patterns.
📲 Participants have the option to film their individual work session with piano accompaniment for personal review and to public sharing.
Flexibility & Scheduling
📆 MiM Gym offers flexibility, allowing artists to sign up for any two classes per month, similar to how one would sign up for a package of pre-purchased fitness classes.
⏱ Artists always have the option to cancel or reschedule classes with 24 hours' notice.
🪁 Unlike our Core Class that requires a 12 week commitment, the MiM Gym is a month-to-month commitment with the option to cancel at any time.
We believe in teaching technique, not just tips and tricks. Through MiM Gym's flexible classes, artists can gain applicable tools that may be applied well beyond their time in class.
Its month-to-month commitment makes MiM Gym a flexible option for artists who want to take Meisner in Music within their busy schedules.
MiM Gym is priced at $195 per month, making it one of the most accessible acting-through-song class options in NYC.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion scholarships are available for those who have been historically excluded from and silenced by Western classical music and North American musical theatre.
Adam White (he/him) holds a
Bachelors of Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University and is a graduate of the MiM Teacher Training program. As an academic artist, Adam applies his research on the psychology of emotions, embodiment practices, and trauma-informed leadership in his teaching. He believes that his role as a teacher is not only to aid students in finding freedom in their work, but to find greater freedom and worthiness
Jonathan Heller (he/him) holds a
Masters in Musical Theatre Vocal Performance and an Advanced Pedagogy Certificate from NYU Steinhardt and a Bachelors in Vocal Performance from Eastman School of Music. He has been a semifinalist and finalist in the Lotte Lenya competition & is a Vocal Mentor with the National Children's chorus. A Meisner student of the Ted Wold Studio for several years, Jonathan loves sharing his love of Meisner and expertise with classical voice and
dance with other singers.
"Meisner in Music's supportive and loving environment creates a safe space for all actors that allows us to spread our wings and leave self judgements at the door. It gets you out of your head and into the world of your piece with tremendous
freedom and liberation."