“There are good teachers and there are exceptionally great teachers. Arbender is one of the exceptionally great ones.”


“Arbender coached my student on his college auditions and that student was accepted into Northwestern's theater program. Arbender's vast experience in professional theater provided my student with authentic feedback, inspired coaching techniques, and real-world advice.”

Chicago Area Director and Educator

“Professionals and students alike took away a vast amount of information from his workshop. Finally a teacher that quickly gets the results that are promised while teaching actors a deeper appreciation for the craft.”

-International Thespian Festival
International Thespian Festival

“He has developed a teaching technique that gets results. He has mastered the audition process.”

Drama Workshop Participant

“Arbender definitely knows the industry and his students are very lucky to learn from his experience. Not only is he a great performer and teacher, but he is also a wonderful, generous person.”

Broadway Associate Director
Lion King, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables

“Arbender Robinson is one of the most uniquely thrilling musical theater coaches I have had the privilege of watching. His ability to work with a student’s individual needs while getting his point across is truly a gift. Arbender encourages students to continue to grow and stretch themselves, letting them know that failure is only a path to success. The results he continually receives are incredible. I believe it would be in any performer’s interest to have the opportunity to study with Arbender.”

Executive Director, Broadway Method Academy
Broadway Method Academy

“Arbender is a dream to work with.”

Tony Award winning Music Director, Arranger & Conductor
After Midnight, Shuffle Along, Jelly's Last Jam

“When Arbender visited my acting class, he really showed that he enjoys acting and puts all his energy into it. He helped me understand my role for the scene I was working on, and he was so energetic and lively that it really made me enjoy what I was doing. He helped me realize how fun acting can be, while helping me improve my performance. Even though he was only with my class for a short period of time, he taught me a lot and made a great impact on my acting experience. I look up to him as a role model for my acting and hope that I will one day match the level of dedication to acting that he has.”

Actress in training

“I was lucky enough to observe one of Arbender's sessions with a group of high school students. He made theater so accessible, relevant, and fun for those students. He covered everything from harmonizing a lyric to staging a number. The students learned so much and so did I.”
NYC's Broadway Artists Alliance
NYCs Broadway Artists Alliance

“I see hundreds of actors as the artistic director of a large regional theatre company. I quickly became a fan of Arbender's acting talents. However, I was floored when I witnessed his teaching and coaching. It’s like nothing I have ever seen before and the results are unbelievable. He was a great asset to our growing training program.”

Theatre Under The Stars
Theatre Under The Stars

“One of the hardest working people on Broadway.”

Broadway and Off-Broadway Producer
Spring Awakening, Godspeed, Macbeth, Bridges of Madison County, Allegiance