Anthony Fontana

Anthony F.

Tustin, CA
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About

Anthony delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2009

Anthony is a graduate of The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio's Two Year Acting Conservatory Program and the University of California Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts where he studied Musical Theatre in addition to serving as Accompanist and Musical Director for various Musical Theatre Classes and Productions. Anthony is a Proud Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, SAG-AFTRA, and AEA.

Anthony has trained with some of the Industry's Top Vocal Coaches and has maintained a Private Studio of his own, specializing in Professional and Personalized Instruction, for over Half a Decade. His clients include High School Students, College Students, and Industry Professionals including Actors to Recording Artists. He was recently Ranked One of the Top 5 Vocal Coaches in Los Angeles and Orange County by BACKSTAGE Magazine.




Ghost Light Vocal Jam Cabaret
"Someone to Fall Back On" by Jason Robert Brown
Performer | 2015


Scenes from Powned
Short Film starring Eric Roberts
Casting Associate | 2014




A Professional Actor and Singer himself, Anthony has performed in over 25 Regional Theatrical Productions including the Original Cast of an Off Broadway Musical. Highlights include: A Catbaret (w/Fred Willard), Sweet Smell of Success (w/Anthony Geary), Rent, The Last Five Years, Popesical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pirates of Penzance, Titanic, I Love You Because, and more. In 2016, Anthony received the “Best Actor Award” for his performance in the Short Film, Rogue, from the LA Neo Noir Film Festival. Anthony has used his training not only as a Tour Guide for the Walt Disney Company, but coached several other Tour Guides for the Walt Disney Company for their Guided Tours.

​In addition to working as a Performer, Anthony has worked in various aspects of the Entertainment Industry as a Director, Producer, Musical Director, Accompanist, and in Talent Agency/Management Offices – making him a well sought after Instructor, who not only specializes on Technique and Performance, but keeps the entire process of the Entertainment Industry in mind when working with Clients. Anthony has worked in a Recording Studio as an In-Studio Vocal Coach and Accompanist for Sony Music Producer, Thomas Barsoe’s, OC Hit Factory and is often sought out as a Master Class Instructor on Vocal Technique and Musical Theatre. In fact, he helped bring Musical Theatre Training to one of Orange County’s Top Acting Studios.

Anthony is an active Casting Associate with JS Snyder & Associates Casting with Credits including Short & Independent Films featuring Eric Roberts; Plays; Commercials; and Music Videos for Musical Artists: P!nk, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Jack Tempchin, among many others.

*** Lesson Details ***
VOCAL SESSIONS
During Vocal Sessions, we explore breath (including floor work and destructuring), vocal warm ups specific to your needs and goals, diction work, and song work (telling a story through song and connecting to what we are singing about).

Our goal through voice work is to get your voice to be as free, full, and connected as possible.

Various competitions are available throughout the year to students since I belong to the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
(Available in 30 minute and 60 minute Sessions).

PIANO LESSONS
During Piano Sessions, we explore technique, sight reading, song work (material chosen for your learning goals), and performance for recitals and competitions. Accompanist training (learning how to accompany singers) is also available to experienced pianists.
(Available in 30 Minute and 60 Minute Sessions)

ACTING LESSONS/AUDITION COACHING
In Acting or Audition Coaching Sessions we explore Acting Technique in addition to Cold Reading and Audition Preparation. In addition, Improvisational training in addition to Script Analysis is also available and part of sessions.
(Available in 30 Minute and 60 Minute Sessions)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand Piano, Recording Device, Professional Microphone, Camera

*** Specialties ***
Acting the Song; Musical Theatre, Pop, Legit, Rock, and Jazz Singing

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Experience

Casting Associate
Jan 2013 - Present
The Casting Offices of JS Snyder and Associates

Los Angeles based Casting Office working with Union and Non Union projects.

Private Vocal Coach
Sep 2009 - Present
Private Studio

Ranked One of the Top 5 Vocal Coaches in Orange County and Los Angeles by the Leading Industry Magazine, BACKSTAGE.

Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Tour Guide
Oct 2011 - Nov 2015
The Walt Disney Company

Guest Relations Host and Tour Guide for the Disneyland Resort.

Education

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Equivalent in Acting
Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
University of California Irvine

Certifications

Certified Vocal Coach
Dec 2013
National Association of Teachers of Singing

Awards

Top 5 Vocal Coaches in Orange County and Los Angeles
Jul 2014
BACKSTAGE Magazine

Affiliations

Voice and Speech Trainers Association
Mar 2017

VASTA is an international organization whose mission is to advance the art, research, and visibility of the voice and speech profession. Goals: SERVE the needs of voice and speech specialists, teachers, and students in training and in practice. ADVOCATE for those who work and study in the field. PROMOTE the vital role of voice and speech specialists for all professional voice users. BROADEN public understanding of the nature and importance of voice and speech use and training. CREATE opportunities for ongoing education, and the exchange of knowledge and information among professionals in the field. CULTIVATE diversity within our membership, and encourage a liveliness of thought and opinion. UPHOLD and advance excellence in voice and speech.

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Actors' Equity Association
Jul 2015

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jul 2014

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Dec 2013

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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Recognized as a Top Vocal Coach by BACKSTAGE Magazine in 2015

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Awarded the Ranking of Top 5 Vocal Coaches in OC & LA by BACKSTAGE Magazine in 2014

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Member since 2013

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6 Reviews

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Jan B. Dec 30, 2014
Singing · In studio

Anthony created such an inviting, safe atmosphere that being coached on my audition material and taping my audition for this New York based tour was actually a blast! Because I was so relaxed and in such safe professional hands I was able to do my very best! Every step was attended to with such care and detail! He is amazing!

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Amanda M. Mar 4, 2014
Broadway Singing ·

The Best of the Best!

"Anthony is wise beyond his years and working with him is like working with a music veteran. He knows exactly how to help his students work through trouble areas and does so with ease. He communicates in a way that helps students reach their immediate goal and apply this knowledge to all of his/her future work. His love of music and theatre, professionalism, and passion for teaching complete the package of this truly inspiring individual."

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Gary B. Mar 4, 2014
Singing ·

An Excellent Vocal Coach

"Over the years that I have known him, Anthony has developed into a fine vocal coach and teacher. He has proven to be able to apply the information that he has learned from his own studies to help his students grow as stronger performers."

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Kevin Y. Mar 4, 2014
Musical Theater ·

Learned a lot in my first lesson!

"Anthony's instruction has helped me to experience more vocal freedom because of his emphasis on using the natural use of the breath in singing and has helped me through the story telling of the song as well. I no longer feel the need to rely on musculature to hit a note nor do I feel self-conscious about the quality of my voice. I have enjoyed a great deal of success through his teachings."

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Michelle F. Mar 4, 2014
Broadway Singing ·

The Mark of Quality Training

“Anthony Fontana is a very talented and very professional instructor. After just a few voice lessons I have seen significant improvements in myself and gotten tangible results in performances and auditions. This is the mark of quality training."

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Sonya C. Mar 4, 2014
Musical Theater ·

A Superb Colleague!

"Anthony is a fantastic colleague of mine and has a deep passion and desire for teaching - it is very exciting to see how dedicated he is. I am always amazed at his insatiable curiosity and thirst to understand the voice. He is a force to be reckoned with! He is a fantastic colleague of mine and any student that is seeking to train with him is in great hands!"

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