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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.
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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.
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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 ...

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Nikki N.

Mercer Island, WA

As a voice teacher, professional singer and actress, it is very important to me for my students to be able to interpret and act any text, be it in a song or spoken word. While studying for my degree in Vocal Performance, I took many acting classes to help enhance my own performing abilities, and would love to pass this knowledge on. I have a special love and talent for the interpretation of Shakespeare. I would love to help you get ready for your next audition!

About Nikki

Hi, there! My name is Nikki N. I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students not only improve their singing abilities, but also their ability to read and quickly learn music using music theory. I also enjoy focusing on the meaning behind the text of the song, and how to "sell" a piece when you're performing it. I went to Western Washington University and earned a degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in German, and took as many acting classes as I could get my hands on while there. I'm usually described as a person with a personality that is both enthusiastic and fairly "chill." My teaching philosophy has a focus on personal growth and on helping guide students to expand their musical horizons while still pursuing whatever form of music, be it jazz, ...

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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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