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Review by Janel
"Great instructor who works at your level while improving technique"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Alex
"I loved how she taught me so much in just one session. She gave me more confidence but she was still a reality check for me."
Baltimore, MD teacher:
Review by Margo
"I am so in love with Stephanie I would recommend her to everyone! I am just opening the door to acting and she makes me feel so comfortable in my skin, gr
ounded and confident. She is honest and won't bull shit you just because your "paying her". Amazing advice and she answers my emails of questions any day of the week as well as done research multiple times to help me look for schools. 20/10 stars baby!!"
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Review by Pratibha
"I have had great experience learning from Cyndi!"
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Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Heather
"David has really helped my auditions. I have booked two jobs since coaching with him. He takes me back to the basics, forces me to let go of my ego, and d
oesn't allow me to use any of my actor "tricks." Consequently my auditions are resonating in a new and effective way. As of right now, he is absolutely essential when I have an appointment. I emphatically recommend him for coaching."
If you are looking for a coach to work with as an actor/music artist or screenwriter in a studio that is supportive lets work. I work with all levels of artists so don't be afraid to take the leap and
go after your dream. We will work on monologues, scenes, cold readings, audition technique, music performance and songwriting in a studio that is supportive. I am constantly working with screenwriters helping them tweeze out their characters, so writers...don't hesitate to call. I am a SagAftra and Equity member and a Critic's Circle Award winner/ I trained in New York City and at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and in Los Angeles. If you don’t have access to a teacher where you live you absolutely can study effectively online. I'll not only collaborate with you to stretch your acting/music or writing chops but I'll also help you understand the industry and how you fit in to it. I am generous with what I know and have been in the industry my entire life. I care about the artist. For Parents of Minors: I'm available to help you understand this somewhat confusing industry. I was a young actor/performer in the industry myself.
More about Kathryn I studied at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). In New York City I was under the care of opera teacher, Leona Matthews, famed acting teacher and director, Word Baker and Edward Morehouse as a student at HB Studio in NYC and Mark Monroe in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I have my own writing doc, the revered Dr. Joyce Block. I work as a recording artist and writer. And I’m lucky to work as a concert artist, too. I began teaching in the early 90's in San Francisco with Mark Monroe, after co founding Mark Monroe Studios. MM Studios began originally in 1987 when I and Mr. Monroe packed their studio, by word of mouth, and when the studio totaled six hundred and fifty actors; they added a studio in Los Angeles. I have been coaching actors and musicians and developing artists ever since. My background in acting and singing performance comes from the Method. Musicians, Bring or have (online) your instrument. Recording Studio Vocal Coaching Available - Vocal Coaching Music Performance - Technique and Performance coaching Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars Grand Piano Electric Piano Uke Cello Drum Kit
Caroline S. December 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to help. Understands music and character and critiques in a way to get you were you want to go! Great instructor!
Danielle Y. August 26, 2016
In home Verified Student
Kathryn was great!! My daughter was very nervous before the lesson but when she was done she came out smiling and very happy. Thank you.
Dawn N. August 17, 2016
Audition Prep ·
Online Verified Student
Kathryn was awesome! The lesson was very informative, and we had a lot of fun! I look forward to our next lesson :-)
Mezzo Soprano, Nicole Birkland is a professional opera singer based in Napa, California. She has worked with The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and has been a youn
g artist with Merola Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.
Ms. Birkland is a pupil of voice teacher Jean McDonald who she has been studying with for 18 years. She passes on what her teacher has taught her, while adding her own touch and personal experiences as a professional singer.
She loves to work with beginners who are learning to sing for the first time as well as experienced singers of all genres. She also has experience teaching choir and music from K-12. Ms. Birkland's experience and understanding of differentiating styles allows her to teach in any genre.
I've been a professional musician for many years in the classical singing world. I love all kinds of music and have been teaching for over ten years. I'm known for being very kind and supportive. I ha
ve two degrees in Music, one from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. I've been active on classical choral and early music recordings and therefore I get to vote in the GRAMMYs ... my high school students usually help me to consider the Best New Artist category although I have strong opinions of my own because I love pop music too! I teach beginning piano, and all levels of singing. I've raised two great kids of my own and am married to another professional musician. I love helping people to bring more music into their lives!
Anasuya December 9, 2016
Vocal Training ·
Ruth is one of the best teachers I have had on any subject and my favorite voice teacher of the 3 that I have received lessons from. Ruth is deeply compassionate and highly skilled at bringing out the natural voice that wants to express from my heart. The first few lessons I was in tears, feeling the joy of my own beautiful voice make its way from the cave of my heart. Ruth's teaching technique is lovely and loving. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to explore the freedom of finding their voice!
Steven D October 19, 2016
Ruth is an awesome teacher and really knows a lot about the piano. She really teaches everything and is very knowledgable about all genres of music. She is very helpful and really makes learning to play the piano a fun experience!
Luciana T. May 3, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Ruth is great - very patient with both kids. We will pause for the summer and can't wait to come back once school is back on.
Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school
. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elementary students aged 4-9, so I am ready for whatever you've got! I have also appeared on stage in various settings including opera, musical theater, solo work and even the occasional karaoke night. I am willing to work with your schedule and offer scholarships to those who are willing to earn them!
Lily January 17, 2017
My son is enjoying his lessons. He was very excited after the first lesson. He is very glad to have this opportunity to learn the violin.
Jack N. January 17, 2017
In studio Verified Student
Very good Quick to compliment 5 stars
Santiago R. November 28, 2016
In studio Verified Student
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