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Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice
Alexis attended college at the University of Delaware and graduated cum laude with a double major in Music Performance: Voice and Music Education: Choral/Vocal. During her time at the University of Delaware, she was involved in numerous musical ensembles including Collegium Musicium , and performed as a soloist on a number of occasions, including two solo recital programs and major roles in the UD Opera Theater program (UDOT). Alexis has performed as a soloist and ensemble singer for the UD Schola Cantorum, The UD Chorale, and the Newark Symphony Chorus. Her solo performance work includes such roles as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (UDOT), Despina in Cosi fan tutte (UDOT), Anna in The King and I (St. Marks Theater Co.), and Grace Farrell in the Wilmington Drama League’s production of Annie, where she received rave reviews for her “musically impressive” and “soaring” performance from The News Journal. Alexis starred again as Despina in Opera Lancaster's production of Cosi in October, 2011. She will be performing as the soprano soloist in the Newark Symphony Orchestra's Performance of Mozart's Solemn Vespers in February of 2014.
In theater, Alexis has played both comic and serious roles, including a striking female interpretation of E. K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind. Alexis has also worked in film, recently completing the production of Dead on Delmarva, a zombie-comedy-thriller produced by Arkham Productions scheduled to be released in 2013, and is looking forward to working with Arkham Productions again on a future film.
In addition to her acclaim as a performer, Alexis gained recognition for her work as a choral conductor and voice teacher, working with the UD Opera Theater Chorus, New Ark United Church of Christ adult and children's ensembles, and was the music director for the production of Les Miserables at Mt. Pleasant High School. Alexis currently works as a vocal coach for The Tatnall School as well as the as the assistant conductor for The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Kennett Square, PA.
When speaking of her career, she comments, “Performing music and drama is not just a passion for me; it’s my sense of purpose. Whether I am working on a role, singing in an opera, developing a character, teaching a student; it completely fulfills me. I don’t just want to do it because I love it. I need music.”
*** Lesson Details ***
Alexis teaches proper singing technique and support through the Bel Canto philosophy of singing, and specializes in Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, and Jazz singing styles. Sight singing skill work is also offered and will cover basic music theory in addition to solfege music reading techniques. Alexis also offers audition preparation services such as audio recording and transposition for her voice studio students.
In addition to vocal lessons, Alexis is pleased to offer beginner piano and music theory lessons. The piano lessons are geared towards singers who would like to learn to accompany themselves, or would simply like to be better at piano for rehearsal purposes. Music Theory lessons will be presented at the individual students level and will cover everything a student desires to learn, from basic rhythm and pitch reading through compositional theory.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room/Kitchen: couch, computer desk, piano, studio bookshelf, room for parents to sit in on lesson
*** Specialties ***
Opera voice, musical theater acting and voice, jazz voice, classical voice, safe stage combat acting, diction and speaking, Alexander Technique, sight singing and music reading, basic music theory, audition preparation
Accent Reduction, Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Ear Training, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting
I am an actor, singing actor and teaching artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. With over 20 years of experience in the field. I've helped thousands of students improve their vocal and performance capabilities whether as an actor, singing actor, or public speaker.
Current and past clients include The Walnut Street Theatre, Philly ASAP, Philly Senior Stage, The Minuetto Music Festival, and The Continuo Arts Foundation.
Come and study with me in a safe, professional environment here in my home studio, online, or in the comfort of your very own home.
I carry full liability insurance for your peace of mind.
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Integrated performance training is the key. My particular skill set places me firmly in between the worlds of both music and drama.
There's a great deal of shared knowledge, technique and performance aesthetic in the space where music and drama intersect.
I utilize training techniques from these two interrelated worlds as well as the world of speech communication with all of my students resulting in a more dynamic and solid performance.
I provide a safe, professional environment in which to learn. My current students range in age from 10 to 96 years old. I tailor my instruction to your individual needs and learning style.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Video Camera, Monitor, Sound System, Audio Recording Capability, Microphones, Music Stands, Mirror.
On street parking available in historic block of the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Students provide Piano or Keyboard, CD player and a mirror. I will provide music, staff paper for notes and practice exercises as well as recording equipment for feedback purposes.
*** Specialties ***
Pop, Music Theatre, German Lied, American and Italian Art Song, French Melodie.
Acting-Stanislavski Method, Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre, Audition and Monologue Coaching, TV/Film Acting.
Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Theater Acting
Sandra began her training at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. She is a two time recipient of the Mario Lanza Award, and holds a B.M. degree in opera from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. She studied acting at both the Wilma and Walnut Theaters in Philadelphia. In New York, she studied Shakespeare at the HB Studios, and received on-camera training at the Weisst- Barron Commercial School. Sandra is a member of Actor's Equity.
Sandra was engaged for seven years at Theater des Westens in Berlin, Germany, where she performed extensively in Musicals and Operetta. She also toured throughout Germany with the ensemble "Operetten Express". In the U.S., Sandra has toured nationally with "Man of La Mancha" and "Carousel", and has performed leading roles in many regional theaters. She also performed in the Off-Broadway Musical "Mamaleh". Sandra has performed in over fifty productions of Musicals, Operetta, and Opera. Some of her favorite roles include: Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Desiree (A Little Night Music), Marguerite (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Antonia (The Tales of Hoffmann), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi).
As a director, Sandra has staged operas for Center City Opera Theater, the Delaware Valley Opera Company, Boheme Opera New Jersey, and the New York Metro Vocal Arts Ensemble. She is currently singing concerts with the vocal group "Touch of Classics", and can be seen in commercials for Time Warner, Cuisinart, The Skooter Store, and Aspercreme.
*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons will be relaxed and informal. My goal is to make you the best you can be. We will work on giving you a solid vocal technique so that you can approach any style of music with a good foundation. We will also work on learning to read music, and most importantly work on songs that will bring out the actor in you.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Small studio, keyboard, seating provided (couch), street parking
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in musical theater, classical, and opera. I can also teach german and italian diction. My acting experience is mainly in musical theater.
Acting, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Stage Performance, Theater Acting
Hello, I am a working television, film and commercial actor, with a B.F.A. in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University. I am interested in coaching individuals who are serious about the craft and looking to excel. As a working actor for over 18 years, I can help you grow and evaluate where you are and help get you to the next level. With many years in television, I can also teach you what is necessary to accomplish success on screen and how it varies from stage. Whether its TV, film, commercials or stage, I will help you grow to the best of your ability. Also, after attending one of the best Universities in the country for acting, I can also help you understand your audition process and how to get the best out of your admission monologue.
How I Help:
* Coach your skill level up
* Hone your auditioning skills and also help you while you are currently employed with a job or preparing for a huge audition
* Show you how to attack all media forms for the camera
* Career Coaching
* Character development
* Script analysis
* Give you the reality of the highs (working consistently) and the lows (possibly waiting for years between gigs)
* Help you discover the real cost of this business
Acting, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Voice Acting
Special Needs based on case-by-case basis.
Acting, Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Vocal Training
Have you ever wanted to learn to sing, but afraid to try? Have you ever felt like you have two very different singing voices or trouble maneuvering through certain areas of your voice? Would you like to develop ease and consistency throughout your vocal range to create one true singing voice? Do you want to find the best style of music for your singing voice? Although natural talent exists, most people have to work at singing. Vocal technique can be learned, much like learning to ride a bike or driving a car. YOU can find your true singing voice through consistent, focused study .
Good technique and healthy vocal care are the first building blocks to develop a singing voice that will last a lifetime. I love teaching people to sing and watching students grow as both musicians and individuals. Each student possesses a different instrument with which to work. I help each student become the best singer they can be.
- First we assess where you are musically, individually and how you best learn.
- From there we create individual singing and musical goals to help you succeed as a singer.
- Then we work to find the music that suits your interests, abilities, and unique voice to create a stronger, more beautiful vocal sound.
- We create building blocks to work on week by week to ultimately reach your individual goals.
From developing a more solid vocal technique, you build confidence in yourself and as a singer and want to do that audition, sing in front of others at voice workshops, recitals, and on stage.
Whether you have professional aspirations or just want to have fun, I can help you build the skills you need and teach you how to apply the principles of healthy vocal production to every style of music while avoiding the pitfalls. If you love to sing, but are afraid to sing in front of others, want to be in the school musical or community theater or want to build more confidence in your singing abilities and fulfill your dream to sing well, give voice lessons a try.
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