Star Magic Workshop prides itself as the industry’s best

Rahyan Carlos believes that stars are made and not born. He said, someone’s acting ability can be honed, and a person can improve through repeated tasks.

Carlos has been the head of the Star Magic Artist Training and Workshops for 13 years now. He had witnessed how virtually unknown talents became respected names in the industry by undergoing training at Star Magic.  

“Look at Charlie. In 2013, when she started in our acting workshops, she almost gave up, she wanted to go home. But look at her now,” Carlos told the members of entertainment press and the blogging community in a virtual presser held Wednesday.  

Rahyan Carlos,  head of Star Magic Artist Training and Workshops
Charlie Dizon, who recently won the Best Actress plum at the 4th Entertainment Editors’ Choice or EDDYS for her role in  Fan Girl, in turn agreed to Carlos underscoring the importance of continuous learning process.

“As much as possible, when I have new projects, I want to go through an acting workshop.  Nangangalawang din kasi ang mga artista. Workshops allow us to be on our toes and more prepared for the roles assigned to us,” Dizon said.  

When the pandemic shut down the country, Rahyan Carlos, did not waste time in studying and finding ways to transpose all workshops and training for the actors.  

“Here in star magic we always find ways, innovative ways to reach out to people in terms of training them in the performing arts in the ever-changing times. That’s why one month into the lockdown last year, we had already studied to transpose everything through online,” Carlos shared.

Carlos with Star Magic online workshoppers  
“And this year, we are excited to offer everybody, all over the world, what to expect and what we can give in terms of training them in acting, voice, dance, and even conversational Tagalog. We are offering you the kind of training we give our Star Magic actors,” he carried on.

Even if after the network’s shutdown happened last year, this did not dampen the spirit of Carlos to stop training actors.   In fact, he and his teachers held all workshops online via zoom. In June 2020, Star Magic had a soft launch of all workshops online.  

“We had 250 students all over the world during the pandemic from 22 participating countries such as England, London, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Florence Italy, Virginia, New York, L.A., Guam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, France, New Jersey, Dubai, Qatar and Canada. We had live and recorded online recitals and culminating activities of all our workshops and people were so entertained and cheered for their loved ones who participated in the online training,” said Carlos stated.

Star Magic Workshops pride Charlie Dizon in scene from the acclaimed film ‘Fan Girl.’
Last October 2020, Star Magic Workshops also launched its first ever online workshop for participants in Canada in partnership with A.M.P. (Artist Movement Production), a group of Filipinos who provide education and training services in various aspects of the performing arts. The workshop was done in Canada EST time and the vernacular used was english since some of the Filipino participants were born and raised in Canada. Canada has the largest Filipino ethnic community and market for the performing arts. 40 participants graduated from the soft launch of the intensive workshop last year and it was a success.

This year, after renewing his contract with ABS-CBN Star Magic as the Head of Artist Training and Workshops, Carlos will launch all online workshops for Acting, Dance, Voice and Tagalog.

Carlos is the only certified Chubbuck Technique acting teacher behind the training of some of the most sought-after and award-winning actors of today such as  Christian Bables, Coco Martin, Julia Barretto, Jake Cuenca, Anna Luna, EJ Falcon, Alora Sasam, Ynna Asistio, Roco Nacino, Sandino Martin, Arjo Atayde, Paulo Avelino, Joshua Garcia, and Charlie Dizon.

More than the new elements in the Star Magic Summer 2021 Workshops, the same exclusive, focused and international-grade lessons through the help of the award-winning and seasoned teachers remain at its core.

Compared to other trainings, Star Magic Workshops are not only comprehensive --they are also exclusive to only a limited number of participants. Since all training will be done via Zoom App, the teachers will be able to focus on each student’s progress. 

The adult acting classes are still handled by Carla Martinez and Rubi Rubi along with Lynnette Conception and Air Paz Pablico, while the kids’ acting classes are still handled by Edna Mae Landicho and HB Benitez. The dance classes are divided into three different genres namely jazz funk, hiphop and urban led by Nesh Janiola III of Axis, Brion Lim of Manouvres Ignite and Geejay Romano, respectively. Meanwhile, the voice classes are still going to be led by Philippine Madrigal Singer alumni, Luningning San Jose, Julie Anne Reyes and Roland Roldan.

Those who aspire to be trained by professional and practicing teachers in acting, dance, voice and language are all welcome to join the workshops. Enrollment is ongoing, and all classes will start in May. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

Go to our Facebook page: or at our Instagram account: @abscbnstarmagicworkshops , Click the google document link attached in the pos tand fill up the information as needed. Wait for our email for the scheduled date of orientation. After the orientation, you will be given instructions on how to pay your workshop fee. You can also email us at [email protected] or text or call us at +639493975417

Topics: Rahyan Carlos , Star Magic Artist Training and Workshops , Charlie Dizon , Fan Girl
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