Acting

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Erica S.

Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

As a professional singer and actor, I perform all over the United States. I act and sing on many stages, including: opera houses, theme parks, theaters, convention centers, and film. From opera to pop music, I have pretty much performed it all. My collegiate training is from Samford University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. For two years after college, I lived in NYC and trained with Broadway's best. I just recently relocated to the Nashville area, and cannot wait to train my students with the most up-to-date and current audition techniques, as well as new singing and acting material. As an active performer in the Nashville area, I have strong knowledge of what is required in auditions today. I have an ardent passion to share with my students what my teachers and life experiences have shared with me.


*** Lesson Details ***
The lessons I teach are centered around a laid back, positive, and encouraging atmosphere. I believe that anyone can achieve his or her goals with confidence and belief in themselves. Because of my diverse background and performing experience, my specialties are the musical genres of Broadway, Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Country, all rooted in the Bel Canto style of singing. My acting emphasis is on techniques from Uta Hagen and Konstantin Stanislavski.

My lessons are meant to be fun, yet simultaneously instructive. I want my students to be able to leave their cares at the door, and jump into a creative and inspiring atmosphere. Lessons are unique to each individual, and based on his or her goals.

Vocal Instruction Includes:

•Breathing Techniques
•Vowel Production
•Diction
•Blending Voice Registers
•Expanding Vocal Range
•Ear Training and Sightreading
•An Understanding of the Keyboard
•Song interpretation
•Audition Preparation
•Performance Skills

Acting Instruction Includes:

•Breathing/Finding Center
•Stage Diction and Projection
•Character Research
•Improvisation Exercises
•Scene/Partner Work
•Monologue Practice
•Cold Reading
•Acting Through Song
•Audition Preparation
•Performance Skills

I look forward to being a part of your artistic journey!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private music room, seating for parent, keyboard, music stands

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring a laptop with CD player for quickly finding pdf music and recording lessons. I would like my students to provide the sheet music/monologues (etc) they would like to learn if they have a specific song/piece they want to work on, a way to record their lesson, a bottle of water, and a willingness to have some fun.

*** Specialties ***
For acting lessons, I specialize in techniques of Konstantin Stanislavski and Uta Hagen. For singing lessons, I specialize in the genres of Rock, Pop, Country, Belting, and Legit styles. Your lesson will be tailored specifically to the genres you would like to learn. Your goals are my goals!

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