ok so i’m finally posting ab my experience at mike’s class for all those asking!!
so it was 14 people and we all sat in two rows, and when mike came in he greeted us and plopped down in the middle. basically, everyone went up one by one, sang a song (or two, if mike asked), he gave them advice/comments/notes, and then they sang it again while applying those notes.
naturally, i was nervous, but mike is SO chill and hilarious and gave every person his full attention, so you couldn’t help but feel comfortable around him. he made tons of funny comments and had a great sense of humor, and spoke to each one of us casually. really, i thought i’d be freaking out, but he’s just like any other normal guy. he laughed and swore and seemed to be having a good time.
of course though, when it came time to mentor us, he was very well-versed, helpful, and attentive and mainly focused on emotion in acting and the execution of our performances, not our singing voices (for those wondering). i learned a lot about confidence and honing personal emotions into my acting. he really made sure everyone got something out of the class!
afterwards, he hung out for a bit chatting and taking pictures, the usual. i approached him and spoke with him for a while, thanking him for everything he does and all that. like i said, he’s super chill and kind and casual. overall, the masterclass was more helpful than i could’ve imaged and i’m so grateful to have met and been taught by him!!
anyways a reason why cotton is something that gets under people’s skin is because your mouth is naturally wet and it’s always wet with saliva. when the cotton absorbs that moisture in your mouth and makes you feel horrible, it’s because it lost that natural feeling. when your mouth stops producing saliva, it means something is wrong and it’s so unnatural to your mouth that even a minor feeling such as the cotton or wood touching your teeth can take away that moisture and familiarity and make you feel Not Good