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Film Acting, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice
I am a singer-pianist. Or a pianist-singer. :-)
I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater.
I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature.
i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a professional actor.
My post graduate work is in vocal pedagogy.
I have been a professional teacher and performer for over 20 years. My students come in every model imaginable - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Raw beginner or veteran actor or musician, professional recording artist, College music major or American Idol wannabe.
The arts are such a great language for communicating. I grew up with two parents who were professional musicians (mom is a concert pianist) and I also raised 3 children who are professional musicians. We made music our native language in our home. We all have the ability to speak music when it is spoken to us. I don’t ever remember not playing the piano. I started winning piano competitions in high school. I minored in piano, and then did additional post graduate work in piano. I “speak” piano. It has served me so well as a teacher, composer, opera coach. It is really a gateway to understanding all other instruments. The same scenario with my singing.
I began my professional career as an opera singer which has taken me around the world. I have premiered works by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Adler in addition to principal roles and concert work with Pittsburgh Opera, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Dayton Opera, the Tuscia Opera Festival and hundreds of professional engagements. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to belt the National Anthem for several major league teams in a television appearance- and has done so on multiple occasions. (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Reds) I am passionate about vocal jazz and musical theater and am frequently found as a performer in various national and regional venues. Feature concert works include PBS (Gershwin in Concert) as well as featured solo concert works (Pergolesi Stabat Mater) on Italian Public TV.
My approach to music has always been to do what you love. I have never limited myself as a performer to a genre or an instrument. I have explored, applied myself to and enjoyed a very diverse musical career. If you have a passion for an instrument or style of music let's start there first... and then let's discover together all the things you do that uniquely define your musicianship style.
Film Acting, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Shakespearean Acting, Theater Acting, Acting, Speaking Voice
I have been performing since the age of three, singing, acting, and dancing. I have performed on stage all over Texas and in commercials and tv shows. I have a BFA in acting with a minor in speech communication. I have a Masters degree in theater.
Improv Acting, Method Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Born n raised Dallasite. Grew up with love for playing football and being on stage. I have auditioned and been accepted to theater magnet schools since the age of 11. Griener Exploratory Arts Academy, Booker T. Washington H.S.P.V.A. where I received a full scholarship to study for a BFA in Musical Theater at Otterbien College in Ohio. I've spent 10yrs successfully acting/recording in New York. I moved back home to stay in the lives of my two children.
My educational and stage accolades are impressive. Successfully portraying a believable human on stage is very difficult. "Everything changes when people are watching"
It shouldn't.... Acting is not just reacting...its perspective, intention, motivation....vulnerability. I CAN HELP YOU FIND AUDITIONS AND I WILL GET YOU CAST!!!!!
If you're in need of a Highly educated.. Down to earth Acting/Voice Coach I'm your man. *be prepared for TRUTH.
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