donna louden

donna l.

North Hollywood, CA

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donna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2004

Donna L., San Diego native, has always had a passion for the arts. she began studying music at age six and hasn't looked back since. She has a bachelors degree in vocal performance and a minor in theater. She has over ten years of experience in teaching voice, piano, and acting as well as tutoring in basic math skills and english and reading. When not teaching, she works as an actor and singer. She’s traveled the country with national tours, spends time in the recording studio producing her own work as well as playing Elsa at Frozen Live at the Hyperion at Disney’s California Adventure.

She teaches with a fun and exciting flair and loves working with both adults and children. All students will work hard and increase their skills greatly while having a great time. Let's learn together!!

*** Lesson Details ***
I begin all voice lessons with a great warm up. Fun vocal exercises and technique. I love working on new songs with students.

Piano begins with finger warm ups and games. We work fast! Get ready :)

Acting and reading and english has lots of reading aloud in addition to body warm ups and tongue twisters.

*** Studio Equipment ***
portable keyboard and player. I also bring my computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a keyboard and player for tracks. I expect my students to provide music books and cd's to work with. Also, if possible a recording device to record lessons for practicing reasons.

*** Specialties ***
As a teacher, I specialize in musical theater and classical voice. The method that I use as a vocal instructor is the bel canto method. As an acting teacher I primarily work with the Meisner technique and focus on action, reaction and imagination!

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Experience

Elsa in Frozen Live at the Hyperion
Nov 2015 - Present
Disney

I was the opening day Elsa in the first theatrical adaptation of Disney’s Frozen. Directed by Liesl Tommy, with musical direction by Jason Michael Webb, I had the priveledge of workshopping, recording vocals at Capital records for, and performing in the beautiful live production.

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Alice Murphy understudy (performed)
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
Bright Star 1st National Tour

Most recently I worked as a singer and actor on the first national tour of Steve Martin’s new broadway musical, “Bright Star”.

Education

Bachelors of Arts in music with an emphasis in vocal performance
Jan 2008 - Jun 2012
Vanguard University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Cabaret Artist
Jun 2018
Broadway World Awards

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2017

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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American Guild for Variety Actors
Dec 2015

The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) is an AFL-CIO-affiliated labor union founded in 1939 to represent performing artists and stage managers for live performances in the variety field. The variety area of performance includes singers & dancers in touring shows and in theatrical revues (non-book shows...book revues may be under Actors’ Equity jurisdiction), theme park performers, skaters, circus performers, comedians & stand-up comics, cabaret & club artists,lecturers/poets/monologists/spokespersons, and variety performers working at private parties & special events.

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Photos & Videos

Elsa in Frozen Live at the Hyperion at Disney’s California Adventure

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Performing as Alice Murphy in the 1st National Tour of Bright Star

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A video of me singing Let It Go at Disneyland :)
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