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Jordan M. Seattle, WA

I love teaching acting, and the art of singing and acting. I start every lesson with a cold reading, and assign two monologues (one dramatic, one comedic). We work through the monologues exploring all angles of the character, and studying the art of subtext, and the Stanislavski method.

Eventually we explore local auditions and spend the time preparing for those upcoming auditions, and eventual roles.

About Jordan

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 ...

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Emma E. April 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I had a lot of fun.
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Jayde H. April 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan has given me nothing but positive experiences. I came in with enormous apprehensions and insecurities about singing; in only a few lessons, she made me feel comfortable and confident. I noticed remarkable improvements from the very first day. Any time I hit a wall, she knew exactly how to bypass them and keep me encouraged. Most importantly, she is exceptionally flexible and devoted to you as the student. Lessons feel catered to your own development and she is always willing to work with you on scheduling. As well, she is quite amiable and pleasant to work with. I distinctly recommend her to any student of any style.
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Ty W. April 1, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
When I first started taking singing lessons with Jordan a year ago, I was an absolute novice whose singing experience was limited to my car and the shower. I've learned so much from her in that time. With her help, my vocal range has expanded, my tone and control have improved, and my understanding of music has deepened. Jordan does an amazing job of learning her student's voices and tailoring her lessons to each individual. In our lessons, she goes beyond teaching the mere mechanics, and has really helped me interpret songs and find meaning in what I'm singing. I come out of each lesson newly inspired to continue working. Her instruction and guidance have truly helped me discover my newfound passion in life.
John Paul S. Seattle, WA

I audit TPS Generals every year, which means I see thousands of actors audition. I can help you create a fabulous audition they won't forget!

About John Paul

I have been teaching voice and music lessons for several years now to a wide range and variety of students. I have successfully helped individuals learn how to sing, speak, act, write songs, and play the piano. Some students come to me to build their confidence or skills. Other students come to me just to have a really great time. All my students grow from their experiences learning music with me. I use a variety of methods and it all depends on what you, as a student, are needing from your lessons. My background is diverse. I have written and recorded dozens of musical albums over the last decade. I often perform for music and theater events in Seattle and Washington. I have a bachelor of science in contemporary vocal performance and a master of arts in information and learning ...

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Elyse N. December 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
John Paul is an amazingly talented artist (performer, writer, teacher, singer, producer, composer, director...the list is seriously too long). We have worked together as professional singers, and I have collaborated with him on an album that he wrote/produced/recorded/edited himself. He is a kind and inspiring person who LOVES music more than anything in the world. I wholeheartedly recommend him to students of all ages who want to find and express their creative voice in the world.
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RUTHI L. March 15, 2014
Singing
Best teacher ever

JP has been teaching Mya for almost 2 years (since she was 6 years old) and Mya has been loving each lesson, can't wait for the next one, and has grown in many ways, that have exceeded our expectations.
JP is extremely patient, always positive, and knows how to reinforce the confidence whenever needed, provide clues for improvement that are very useful and positive. JP is an outstanding teacher.
The lessons are always a good mix of warming up, theory, singing, expressing emotions, new creations and also recording.
JP brings the best out of Mya, and makes her feel that he is also enjoying it.
Jenn O. Lynnwood, WA

About Jenn

Jenn is an instructor of musical theatre and theatre movement. She has worked with youth of all ages in a variety of creative disciplines ranging from voice, dance, and scene study. She believes in the teaching philosophy that EVERYONE has creative potential, and strives to nurture the performer in all people - no matter what age - in a fun and light-hearted approach! *** Lesson Details *** First and foremost, I want my students to be comfortable expressing themselves. Since theatre and dance are all about creative expression, I want to help each and every student I have to learn first how to breathe and relax into their body and listen to it. I ask that my students come with a willing and positive attitude, ready to play, laugh, and enjoy moving! In turn, I promise that I ...

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Jennifer W. November 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jenn is such a fun and enthusiastic teacher. I was immediately comfortable with her, which I feared I would not be, singing in front of a stranger! She made me feel like I could actually sing, when I believed I could not. I only wish I had the time to continue lessons with her.
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Alex M. October 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jen is a fantastic teacher! She teaches my 10 year old voice lessons at our home. My daughter is learning so much and Jen's approach is very relaxed and thorough. We enjoy her very much and appreciate all of her vast knowledge with regards to all things music!
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Barbara F. January 31, 2014
Singing
Jenn is an amazing teacher! Talented and fun!

My daughter, 11 years old, worked with Jenn to prepare for an audition for a musical production last year. They worked together on a song and monologue. Jenn is fun, friendly, knowledgeable about the industry, and skilled at teaching in the areas of voice, dance, and acting. She also instructed my daughter in a youth musical production at a local theater recently. As a matter of fact, I plan to hire Jenn again to prepare my daughter for her upcoming audition.
Bryan L. Seattle, WA

Acting coaching for the recital hall and for the stage

About Bryan

Hello! I'm a singer and multi-instrumentalist with professional experience in opera, choral, and studio recording. Originally from Thousand Oaks California, I grew up with a love of the theater and of music. I have completed two advanced degrees in music, graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Masters in Vocal Performance and Magna Cum Laude from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in music. I have experience teaching in my private voice studio and at the University of California. Whether you are looking to learn to sing healthfully, prepare for a high school/college/post-college audition, bolster your confidence in front of people, or looking to explore your expressive/creative side, I will work with you to achieve your goals. The final goal ...

Nicole M. Los Angeles, CA

Hi! Let me first start by saying that you are brilliant. You are an exceptional human being with talent, passion, and most important: purpose! My name is Nicole, and I cannot wait to meet you!

I started coaching and directing actors for fun in high school, over the past 12 years it has grown into more than hobby, it's a lifestyle. I have coached new actors in NYC, Atlanta, and currently LA.

I do not teach technique, I coach and inspire the actor to think outside the box and discover treasures beyond the text.

I provide a laid back atmosphere in the comfort of my home while giving you freedom to express your concerns and goals in your career. Then we work. Be sure to have a monologue memorized.

No two actors are a like, so the process depends on the person. What's mostly covered is the following:

Imagination work
How to Identify the truth in what you are saying and doing
Auditioning
Focus
Letting go of fear
Overcoming intimidation on and off set/stage

About Nicole

It is impossible for me to meet an actor that is afraid, doubtful, or worrisome about their place in “Hollywood" or the industry, and not speak hope into their existence as an actor. More importantly, as a person. If you don't know and believe you are enough as you are, right now, no one will believe you. More specifically, a casting director. If that is you, guess what? You do not have to stay in that place of fear or doubt a moment longer.

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Erika L. November 17, 2014
Film Acting · In home
The day that I met Nicole, my life changed! I not only found a friend, but I found purpose as well. She has not only encouraged me to write, but it's because of her that I now have contacts with the producers of feature films such as Jumping the Broom, Good Luck Chuck, and Heaven is For Real. Reach out to Nicole today! She changed my life, and will change yours, too!
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Youmie F. November 16, 2014
Acting · In studio
Nicole has a very specific way of teaching that not only encourages actors but remind them that who they are is enough. She also is the only teacher that I have ever worked with that has the mind of a casting director. She understands the industry, she provides really valuable insight, She knows how to help an actor not only do a great job at the audition, but book the job. She is patient, understanding and has the ability to push you where you feel safe enough to break. I think that's the thing with her, she knows how to make an actor feel safe. Safe enough to share your talent with the world. I've taken many classes from different teachers in different states and Nicole is still number one on my speed dial. You want to be good? take any other teacher. You want to be great? She's your girl. I am not one to just hype people up. But I give honor where it's do and I was an actor that many people didn't see, and she helped me take the spotlight. I know she'll do the same for you.
Heather W. Seattle, WA

Professional actor since 1984, help with audition pieces, breath, vocal technique, methods.

About Heather

I have been tutoring and teaching private lessons on and off since 1994 and am now available to teach lessons at my home or yours. I have helped students with eartraining, vocal technique, breathing, repertoire, stylistic exploration, theory and improvisation. I received my training at Vancouver Community College and Capilano University in Vancouver BC, as well as prestigious jazz workshops in Banff, Vancouver and Port Townsend. As a professional singer and actor, I love to share the joy of music and performing with my students.

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