Like everyone else, I was excited to see my son "accepted" into the school. Worried about the money, I did some research on JRP, but didn't see a lot of negative comments (at the time). Reluctantly, I let my excitement get the best of me, and borrowed the money to get my son into the classes.
It was near the holidays, and there was no real conversation about when the classes would begin, or which Saturdays they would be closed. So we found ourselves waiting in the hallway, with two other families, AND the teacher. The door was locked, and nobody was answering any calls, even from the teacher. That was the first of several times that nobody was there.
The staff always seemed to be erratic, and definitely not well trained. I think there was one time when we got a call ahead of time that class was cancelled. Most of our calls to the office were met with a voice message and NEVER, EVER one returned phone call.
It seemed that things were on an upswing, when they launched their own website, www.jrpjacksonville.com which you will not find online now. Stand by...
Shortly after the new website, we got an email that the office was moving to Neptune Beach in Jacksonville. A little disconcerting, since the Saturday commute would now be over an hour each way. This meant that the school was closed for the entire month of July. Classes were to begin August 8th.
Many, many calls made to confirm this. The line was disconnected. The doors were not open on August 8th.
On August 18th an email arrived stating exactly this:"The Jacksonville location of JRP is now closed. All clients will be serviced through the Orlando, Fl location. Please call Orlando to schedule coaching, auditions and photoshoots. The Orlando office is one of the most successful locations in the country and is excited to work with you. "
Orlando is more than 2 hours, one way. This is a breach of contract, without a doubt. I would LOVE to see a lawyer pick up these cases and take Dale and Courtney Howell down, and Jennifer Miller and Nicole Pearce and whoever else is in on these scams.
I have contacted the headquarters, and have had to leave a message with them to contact the "owners". Of course, I've heard nothing. I don't plan to let this rest. I urge all of you from Jacksonville to get together, and let's get these people. Call Ken Amaro.