Corbin Abernathy

Corbin A.

Philadelphia, PA

About Corbin A.

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Corbin teaches: Ages 16 and up
Teaching since: August 1990
Last sign in: 3 days ago


I am an actor, singing actor and teaching artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. With over 20 years of experience in the field. I've helped thousands of students improve their vocal and performance capabilities whether as an actor, singing actor, or public speaker.

Current and past clients include The Walnut Street Theatre, Philly ASAP, Philly Senior Stage, The Minuetto Music Festival, and The Continuo Arts Foundation.

Come and study with me in a safe, professional environment here in my home studio, online, or in the comfort of your very own home.

I carry full liability insurance for your peace of mind.

*** Lesson Details ***
Integrated performance training is the key. My particular skill set places me firmly in between the worlds of both music and drama.

There's a great deal of shared knowledge, technique and performance aesthetic in the space where music and drama intersect.

I utilize training techniques from these two interrelated worlds as well as the world of speech communication with all of my students resulting in a more dynamic and solid performance.

I provide a safe, professional environment in which to learn. My current students range in age from 10 to 96 years old. I tailor my instruction to your individual needs and learning style.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Video Camera, Monitor, Sound System, Audio Recording Capability, Microphones, Music Stands, Mirror.

On street parking available in historic block of the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students provide Piano or Keyboard, CD player and a mirror. I will provide music, staff paper for notes and practice exercises as well as recording equipment for feedback purposes.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Music Theatre, German Lied, American and Italian Art Song, French Melodie.

Acting-Stanislavski Method, Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre, Audition and Monologue Coaching, TV/Film Acting.

Accent Reduction

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Teaching Artist
May 1993 - Present
The Vocal Actor with Corbin A.

I offer private sessions for Voice for the Singer, Voice for the Actor, Acting (Stage, Film, TV), Performance Integration, Public Speaking and Accent Reduction. My workshops and masterclasses have launched numerous drama and music programs. Current clients include: The Creatio Continuo, The Minuetto Music Festival, Philly Senior Stage and ASAP Philly. Past clients have included: The Walnut Street Theatre and The Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Instructor of Music & Drama
Aug 2002 - Aug 2004
The Bulmershe School

Taught Drama and Music to students in Key Stages 3, 4 & 5. Highest average of A-C Drama grades in Key Stage 4 as of 2004.

Bulmershe is a highly regarded Secondary School Located in Reading, UK west of London.

Director of Music
Aug 1998 - Aug 2002
St. Peter's School

St. Peter's is a college Pre-Preparatory school for grades Pre-K through 8th grade in Philadelphia, PA

Music Teacher
Aug 1993 - Dec 1995
St. Theresa School

Miami, FL

Drama Director
Jan 1990 - Aug 1993
David Fairchild Elementary

Miami, FL


Master of Performing Arts
Aug 1996 - May 1998
Oklahoma City University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1990 - May 1993
University of Miami


Treva Hancock Drama Scholarship
Aug 1996
Oklahoma City University
Maybelle Conger Drama Scholarship
Aug 1996
Oklahoma City University
District NATS Winner Music Theatre Division 1992
Mar 1992
National Association of Teacher's of Singing


Educational Theatre Association
Jan 2012

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.

Actors' Equity Association
Feb 2010

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.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Aug 2000

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.

Voice and Speech Trainers Association
Jan 2000

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.

38 Reviews on Corbin A.

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Ekaterina Jun 13, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online I had my doubts at first of taking a class online, because I am not an easy student, my body awareness is not very good, but Corbin is such a great teacher and he knows very well what he is doing, so I was pleasantly surprised with the results. He is patient, encouraging and to the point. Highly recommended.
Ekaterina May 24, 2017
· Speaking Voice · Online Happy with it, feel like I am learning a lot.
Dan M. May 2, 2017
· Speaking Voice · In studio Corbin was fantastic!! He really knows his stuff. I came to him with a few things to work on and he identified them without me telling him. He also picked up on several other items that we addressed. He had some great techniques to help me identify what I could do better and then had the suggestions for improvement. I am looking forward to working with Corbin again. Excellent experience.
Pamela Jan 14, 2017
· Speaking Voice · In home I felt at ease immediately. Very professional and personable at the same time. Knows what I need to work on right away. Corbin gives me specific breathing work to excersize with. I'm very pleased.
Robert Oct 9, 2016
· Singing · In studio Corbin is very personable and easy going but knows how to explain and teach techniques such that you see results immediately.
James B. Aug 28, 2016
· Singing · Online Corbin is a great instructor. He is patient and well-versed in all different kinds of music. He is helping me with singing along with my guitar playing.
Jeff C. Aug 15, 2016
· Speaking Voice · In studio All I have to say is this guy knows his stuff , glad I picked him as my instructor
Eric V. Aug 13, 2016
· Speaking Voice · In studio During my first lesson Corbin got right to the heart of the problem I am having. He was great. Made me feel comfortable and gave me tools to begin working on areas of difficulty.
Eunice T. Jul 9, 2016
· Speaking Voice · Online Corbin had a very intelligent and helpful approach. His sense of humor and kindness made it a great experience. Thank you!
Eunice T. Jul 9, 2016
· Speaking Voice · Online Corbin had a very intelligent and helpful approach. His sense of humor and kindness made it a great experience. Thank you!
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