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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.
Acoustic Guitar, Acting, Audition Prep, Film Acting, Guitar, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Songwriting, Theater Acting
Hello there! Thank you for checking out my page.
This is the first step in beginning or continuing a creative journey that will not only make you a better artist but a better person, as participation in any art will do. I am all about finding out how music and theatre and film and, really, any artistic medium can help us communicate better, unveil new perspectives, and foster a more open, generous, accepting, and passionate relationship with the world around us.
I've been an artist in many different capacities spanning many different mediums including theatre, film, and music as a director, actor, and writer. I received a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and a Bachelor's of Science in Film and Television from Boston University. As a musician, I've played guitar, piano, mandolin, and sang in touring college bands, city church choirs, high school jazz bands and select choirs, and a plethora of school, community, and professional musical theatre productions. I've also taught guitar (privately and in groups) and led acting/text workshops locally and abroad. My most recent adventure was while I was abroad in Scotland. I wrote and directed a play, "Said the Wind", which was performed at The Arches, Glasgow, and was subsequently taken to the CrisisArt Festival at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo Italy.
As a native of Doylestown, I'm happy to be back home for a while and am looking forward to teaching!
I am taking students at any age experience level, from those who want to learn the fundamentals of music through the guitar, to those who are looking to develop their sense of play and experimentation to better write their own music. First, we'll get to know each other so I can get a sense of your goals, interests, and current abilities. Then, utilizing musical literacy, tablature, learning-by-ear, and improvisation, we'll develop your skills to the highest possible level. I do not specialize in any particular genre or style. Rather, I've learned to specialize in flexibility. The most important thing is to know your instrument inside and out and all that it can offer by way of creation. After that, it's simply about enjoying it.
**I currently do not have an extra guitar available so it is important to provide your own instrument. On that note, taking lessons is only part of the process. The other critical part is practice, so I encourage anyone who is interested in guitar lessons to buy one of your own in order to do so. A simple acoustic guitar like a Yamaha is perfect for your first guitar.
THEATRE AUDITION PREP
These lessons are suited to those who want to develop their ability to enter an audition room with confidence and charisma and get the job or role you've prepared for. The most important thing to remember about auditioning is that the people behind the table want you to be the right person for the job as much as you yourself want the job. These lessons will be most useful to those auditioning with a monologue or cold reading sides. I can also be of assistance with musical theatre audition songs. If you are not working towards a specific audition, we can work on broad spectrum auditioning and mock auditions. These lessons are available to any age and experience level.
**I can work with those who already have pieces in mind that they'd like to practice on as well as those who need help finding a monologue or a song.
If you'd like to BOOK AN APPOINTMENT please contact me via email at email@example.com or call (215) 272-6549. Thanks!
Explosions in the Sky, Tallest Man on Earth, Andy McKee, Dr. Dog, Fleet Foxes, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Iron & Wine, Alison Krauss, Trampled by Turtles, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Zombies, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Beck, Ben Folds, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dirty Projectors, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Elliott Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Radiohead
Favorite Roles I've Performed:
God in "Creation of the World and Other Business" by Arthur Miller, Bouller in "Good" by C.P. Taylor, The in "Entomo" (an original piece), Mayor Shinn, Marcellus, and Charlie Cowell in "The Music Man", The Baker in "Into the Woods", Leontes in "The Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare (at Shakespeare's Globe in London), John in "Baby with the Bathwater" by Christopher Durang.
Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Musical Theater, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Vocal Training
I have a bachelor's degree in music from University of Miami with a minor in acting and have just finished my Master's degree in vocal performance from Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech I held my own private studio for two years. During that time I taught students of all levels in various styles ranging from classical to music theater, to rock and pop. I have helped students of advanced levels and also students who thought that they were tone deaf. I enjoy working with and getting to know all of my students. Teaching really is a great pleasure for me.
Acting, Arrangement and Composition, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting
Amy's teaching is centered on making her students love music.
Amy has been teaching students full time since 2009.
After graduating from Eastern University with a B.A. in Vocal Performance, Amy Peck has a broad range of experiences that make her a uniquely qualified voice teacher. Having taught piano and voice full time for over 5 years, Amy is an experienced teacher with fun and educational lesson plans. As a performer, Amy has performed nationally and internationally in opera festivals, as well as musical theatre venues. Please email with questions. References and Resume can be sent to you upon request. Studio policies are as follows....
Cancellation and Promptness
You must contact me 48 hours before the start of your lesson time if you need to cancel or reschedule. Otherwise, you are responsible for the payment for that lesson. There is no exception if I am not contacted before your lesson. The following are exceptions to the cancellation policy:
• Emergencies: Late cancellations due to emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis at my discretion.
• Sudden Illness: Please call before your lesson time to reschedule. If you are unsure about cancelling, please call and we can discuss your symptoms.
• Inclement weather
Please reschedule if:
• You are at the beginning of a cold
• You have a fever or a stomach virus
• You have a sore throat or feel very hoarse
Lessons will start and end on time. Please call or text if you will be late. As students are often booked back to back, lateness will not be accommodated at the expense of other students.
Note: Assume your lesson will continue as scheduled, even if it falls on a minor holiday. I am happy to reschedule with sufficient notice.
Please park in the gravel parking lot in front of the house. Do not park in the paved parking lot, unless it is a weekend, as that is for the local businesses
Payment is to be made at or before the lesson. If a check does not clear, you are responsible for a $20.00 fee.
$50.00 for one hour
$40.00 for 45 minutes
$25.00 for 30 minutes
Every few months I will hold a Studio Class. Studio Class is a performance workshop for the singers of a teacher’s studio. Students sing for the class and receive feedback. It is an excellent opportunity to prepare for performances and auditions. There will a guest pianist, director, or singer to join me in running the class. It is held in my living room, and between 8- 10 students participate. Students are invited on a rotating basis. The fee for the class is $10.00.
Recitals will take place in the beginning and the end of the year; one at Christmas time and one in late spring. All students are invited to perform. It is not required but highly recommended. Parents, family and friends are invited to recitals. They will be held in local venues around the Philadelphia area.
ï¶ I have a dog. She is Hypo-allergenic, 4 ½ pounds full grown, and very friendly.
ï¶ If you arrive early and I am with another student, you may come in and sit in the living room.
ï¶ As singing is a physical activity, it is often beneficial to use hands-on techniques. I will always ask the student before physical contact and respect his/her comfort zone.
ï¶ Parents and/or guests are welcome to observe the lesson, just please let me know in advance.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."