Corbin Abernathy

Corbin A.

Philadelphia, PA

About Corbin A.

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Corbin teaches: Ages 16 and up
Teaching since: August 1990
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Overview

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

Photos and Videos

Vocal Actor Lesson 1

Experience

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

Education

Master of Performing Arts

Aug 1996 - May 1998
Oklahoma City University

Bachelor of Music

Aug 1990 - May 1993
University of Miami

Awards

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

Affiliations

Educational Theatre Association

Jan 2012
EdTA

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

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
NATS

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
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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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34 Reviews on Corbin A.

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Robert Oct 9, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Corbin is very personable and easy going but knows how to explain and teach techniques such that you see results immediately.
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James B. Aug 28, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Jeff C. Aug 15, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
All I have to say is this guy knows his stuff , glad I picked him as my instructor
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Eric V. Aug 13, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Eunice T. Jul 9, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
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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Eunice T. Jul 9, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
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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Adah B. May 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Corbin explained and demystified many singing concepts. I learned a lot from just my first session. I am looking forward to continuing singing lessons with him.
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Christopher Apr 7, 2016
Voice Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome experience with Corbin! Definitely looking forward to working with him more!
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Will Lounsbury/Kate Johnson Mar 5, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Once in a while someone comes along with whom you immediately find affinity and common interests--Corbin is one of those people in my life. He is an exceptionally good communicator and teacher. I always feel inspired and excited when I've finished a lesson, and I look forward to seeing him for the next. He gives real content and gives it something else--a key. The key that unlocks deeper understanding and confidence to continue. This is a very rare quality in anyone, let alone a teacher. Bravo, Corbin!
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Lea H. Feb 25, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Corbin is absolutely delightful!
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