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Popular Acting Teachers Near Kirkland

Noble M.

Seattle, WA
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Jordan M.

Seattle, WA
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John Paul S.

Seattle, WA
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Noble M. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acting, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Studied music at Santa Barbara City College, and UC Santa Cruz.

Recorded and Toured with Band 'The Horde and the Harem' 2009-2013
Current Project: Dearly Departed.

Have taught guitar 5 + years
10+ years elementary child development.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am all about the joy and beauty of music! I tend to focus on the sound of the instrument rather than the style. Can you play clean? I prefer clean players to fast ones. Can you hear a melody? Can you listen to music and hear the chords changing?

After 3 months you should Know:
How to identify a guitar and its different parts (tuning peg, sound hole, strings etc)
How to tune your instrument.
What a chord is and how to play one.
Simple Ear training, hearing chord changes
Simple strumming pattern.

After 6 months you should Know:
How to change chords.

After six months I think you really know if playing music is for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dynamic Microphone
Condenser Microphone.
Steinberg UR22 interface.
Guitar Amp
Drum Kit

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have an instrument and I can provide the music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in basic/ Intermediate guitar.

Also the recording arts.

Would you like to record your music?
Make a podcast?

I can help.

Jordan M. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Flute, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

Mezzo-Soprano Jordan M., will be making her Tacoma Opera role debut of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in February 2014. In the summer of 2013, she was accepted by Maestro Alberto Zedda for his Accademia Rossiniana program in Pesaro, Italy, and participated in Cincinnati Conservatory’s Realizing Rossini program as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. M. is a recent graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and studies with Mezzo-Soprano Catherine Cook. While at the Conservatory she had the opportunity to sing Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Virtu in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Beth in Little Women during her undergraduate and graduate studies.

Jordan made her professional debut with Kitsap opera in the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly in the Fall of 2011; shortly thereafter she sang the role of Hansel in Hansel and Gretel for a three-month tour for Portland Opera (Oregon). In the summer of 2012 Ms. M.attended Si Parla, si canta, a six week language intensive program in Urbania, Italy where she had the opportunity to study with Meastro Zedda, and Baritone Hakan Hagegard. She also participated in Stephen Stubbs’ baroque program Accademia d’amore where she delved into baroque rhetoric, dance, and collaborated with baroque instruments. In the Spring of 2013 she completed her residency at Tacoma Opera, where she covered Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Carmen in La Tradegie de Carmen, and performed the role of Annina in La Traviata. Equally at home in Lieder, and recital she was a participant in San Francisco’s Lieder Alive!, with Master teacher Hakan Hagegard, and has given two solo recitals in Seattle, and Tacoma with Second City Chamber Series, and Music Northwest.

Her upcoming engagements include, singing Rosina with Tacoma Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, with Tacoma Opera. Singing as principal soloist with Bremerton Symphony, in February 2014, and Singing the role of Junon in Charpentier’s Acteon with Queen City Musicians sponsored by the Early Music Guild of Seattle, in the spring of 2014.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons begin with stretching, vocal warm ups, scales, and extensive breath work, as well as resolving any tensions that may be hindering your vocal production. I then through collaboration with the student, work on beginning repertoire that is suited for the voice, and challenging at the same time. I record all lessons, and email them to the student so that one has the opportunity to review the warm ups, and hear the improvement in the voice, I also write a review of every lesson, with notated warm-ups and a list of "To Do's" for the week so that the student will have a structured practice week. I provide music, and if needed recordings of the pieces so that the student can take the materials back to their homes and practice them on their own.

I track the range of the voice, and usually within a month it will have improved by at least 4 notes either higher or lower.

For some students learning music is just as much a part of the lesson as learning to sing. I love teaching people of all ages how to read music, so that the student can be an independent teacher for themselves and learn music on their own at home, this I think is very important in order to improve skills for singing, the faster the student can learn music, the more time can be spent working on technique and improving the sound of the voice.

It is important to note that learning voice is a highly individualized journey, each person will have their own set of strengths and weaknesses, as a teacher it is my job to asses this in a person and craft a curriculum, and style that will fit those individual needs.

There is no feeling in the world than the freedom and beauty of singing, it is a joy to hear in my students, and very fulfilling to teach this kind of wonderfully positive experience to people of all ages!

I received my B.A. in vocal performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2009. I am a classically trained singer, however I enjoy all genre’s of music and firmly believe having a classical base in a singing technique will enrich any style of music you wish to work toward. I am devoted to healthy singing, and unlocking your true timbre and voice with extensive breath, and vowel work. As a graduate from a highly competitive music institution I can help in guiding students along the right path of pursuing this art form at a collegiate level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a recording device, a piano and keyboard, a music stand, lots of music of all genres, a copier/printer, as well as access to making recordings of pieces so that the student can take it home (whether that is CD's or Mp3's).

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a recording device, piano, keyboard, piano accompaniment (usually a recording), as well as copies of music.

If I travel to a lesson they would have to have a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in unlocking an individuals true singing voice,

John Paul S. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, English, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Phonics, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

I am an actor, singer, writer, director, and lecturer. I have a Bachelor of Science in Contemporary Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies. I enjoy teaching people how to perform on Saturdays out of my apartment. 

*** Lesson Details ***
I cater lessons to students' individual wants and needs. I recommend potential students to get regular, 45 minute or preferably one-hour lessons on Saturdays to get the most out of their investment. You absolutely must notify me at least 24 hours before cancelling a lesson or I will be forced to charge you and no one feels good about anyone's money or time wasted.You pick most of the repertoire, but I expect you to be open enough to discover music you haven't heard before.I mainly work out of Bob Stoloff's "Scat" book for both singers and actors. Learning the basics of scat allows students of all experience levels to develop skills and learn a diverse set of music fundamentals. Whether you sing for fun or work professionally, learning how to scat will make you better.I enjoy finding repertoire from a variety of sources. I have three Real Voice books with hundreds of jazz and pop standards from the 20th century. If there's a karaoke version for a song you want to learn, I can easily work with that. With a little advanced notice, I can prepare to play chords for most songs. Otherwise, if there's no sheet music for the song and no karaoke for it either, I would recommend you either 1) learn how to accompany yourself on a portable instrument or on piano, or 2) be comfortable singing it a Capella. This last option would more than likely be for the most obscure, independent songs, but I am very flexible and willing to take extra time to transcribe chords for any song if the student feels passionately committed to it. A lot of what makes great sounding, healthy singing is breathing, attitude, and self-awareness. Everything else is pretty much a bonus. BREATHING: With weekly lessons from me, you will be exposed to breathing to the extent that you will foster a stronger psychological bond between your mind and your breathing. Great performers need this bond to take into effect while on stage. In other words, you don't want to have to struggle to remember to breathe when what you're singing has to be fantastic. I can train you for this. ATTITUDE:The natural detriments to every performer, from amateur to big budget, are the psychological defenses we use to protect ourselves in our day-to-day lives. The best vocal performers have learned how to temporarily break down these walls for the sake of their audience. It's what the audience gravitates to; the vulnerability of it all. As a coach and instructor, I will guide you into forming your own healthy attitudes about what it means to express your voice in terms of your life and the lives of those you sing or act around. Making mistakes feels so much better when you're singing for the right reasons. A singer with the right attitude understands mistakes are meant to be learned from and not avoided at all costs. To avoid failure means you're probably not reaching the potential you're looking to achieve through investing in regular, weekly voice lessons.SELF-AWARENESS:Because it is natural for us to have psychological defenses (we need them!), I find it is quite common for singers of many different experience levels to have very little understanding of what they actually look and sound like when they are singing or acting. It's not exactly the most comfortable thing to watch ourselves in the mirror or listen to the sounds of our recorded voices. There is a lot of bio physiology involved, but basically what you hear when you sing is not what other people hear. If you take lessons through me, I will encourage you to record yourself and practice in front of the mirror.You can expect to get out of your lessons what you put into the time you spend during your lessons. All I expect is for you to try and be as present as possible during your weekly lesson.

Katie Ilen Y.

Seattle, WA
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Kevin M.

Steilacoom, WA
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Jordyn P.

Seattle, WA
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Katie Ilen Y. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acting, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Ear Training, Fashion Design, Film Production, Gospel Singing, Makeup, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Sewing, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Violin, Vocal Training

About Me

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary ear training, speech-level singing, songwriting, rock, r &b, soul, gospel, musical theatre, Beginning classical, Voice

Kevin M. Steilacoom, WA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Football, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Strength and Conditioning, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Wrestling

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
They provide piano, and I provide the materials.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Broadway, and contemporary.

Jordyn P. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Choreography, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Singing, Dance Choreography, Ear Training, Improv Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Pageantry, Piano, Piccolo, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Jordyn Day, Soprano, has Bachelor of Music from Washington State University, with a minor in business administration. Her focus while at WSU was voice performance and education. Jordyn has held many lead roles in shows such as, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!", "Baby, the Musical", "Jane Eyre", "Orpheus in the Underworld" and "The Sound of Music". Awards in recent years include, 1st place in NATS musical theatre competition 2011 and 2012 and finalist in Washington-Idaho Young Artist Competition. Jordyn has the privilege of currently studying with the renowned Dr. Kari Ragan of Issaquah, WA. She has also studied with Dr. Julie Ann Wieck at WSU and Dr. Melissa Drumm at Spokane Falls Community College.

Jordyn founded EDGE Performing Arts & Dance in Shoreline, WA in June 2012. EDGE is a performing arts studio with a 40 seat black box theatre attached for rehearsal and performances. The studio provides the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park/North Seattle community with private and group classes in voice, piano, acting and dance. Jordyn is the main instructor, provides all choreography and directs all musicals and shows.

Jordyn is a NATS certified instructor.

Teaching Philosophy: Learning to sing is a journey of highs and lows; happiness and frustration. I believe in forming a bond and friendship with each individual student--if they trust me, they are more likely to learn and grow!
It is the job of the voice teacher to educate each student in techniques, anatomy and give them access to a deeper understanding of their natural instrument. It is always my hope to awaken student's inner motivation, and give them as many tools as possible to be the absolute best they can be.
I continue to take lessons and educate myself further in the science, anatomy and techniques of singing in order to provide each student with the most up-to-date information and best education possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
My studio holds two annual recitals either in our own black-box theatre or at local theatres near us. They are not mandatory but is a great way to help create drive and goals in individual singers that may not be performing anywhere else!

We also have musicals two to three times per year! We're currently enrolling for OLIVER! the premiere July 18th and 19th 2014.

Lessons are located at EDGE Performing Arts and Dance

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 Electric/Digital Pianos, sound system, mp3 player capabilities

*** Specialties ***
-Belting and chest voice singing/instruction
-Audition Prep
-Young singers
-Adult Singers

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