Kalyse Edmondson

Kalyse E.

Detroit, MI

Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With over 20 years of singing professionally and countless award nominations for my work in musical theatre. Classically trained myself I want everyone I work with to fedl confident in their vocal abilities. Whether you are getting ready for an audition, or just wanna wow em at the next karaoke night. Or maybe your a music enthusiast that cant wait to learn mor about the history and stylings or a certain genre of music. My lessons are designed to explore all area of music from music theory, vocal performance, sight reading, and beyond.
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About

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

Teaching since:
2000

I have always loved entertaining. I've appeared in hundreds of productions onstage, on television and on film. I am an accomplished trained singer, pianist, writer, and director and I have been nominated for several awards in acting, and directing. I am a proud graduate of The Second City Detroit trained in improvisation and sketch comedy, and the International Academy of Design and Technology with a B.F.A. in Digital Media Production. I have made it my life's work mastering these fields and have seen the power of the arts and how it can change people.

Vocal students can expect to learn the fundamental techniques of correct singing in order to develop and preserve their voices for a lifetime of singing enjoyment or as a career. I will strengthen each students range, tone, breath, vocal flexibility and theory to take their voice to the next level. Optional emphasis on music theory, note reading and auditioning is available free of charge and is determined by the student at sign up.

Piano students can expect to learn the fundamental of piano in a fun and challenging way that will focus on note reading, scales and chord building, playing by ear, and sight reading. By combining music theory in your lessons you will be on the road to composing your own music!

Acting students can expect to learn the fundamentals of acting through the combination of scene work, mental and visualization exercises, physical & vocal warm ups, monologues, and audition preparation. Students area of emphasis (film, stage, or audition workshop) must be chosen at sign up and can be changed at any time.

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Experience

Musical Theatre Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
Sunset Theatre Company

Taught basic musical theatre and improvisational techniques and principals in a classroom setting to preschool through 8th graders. Fun games, exercises and lessons were completed on a weekly basis that led to 4 scripted shows per class per year. This highlighted what the children learned throughout the year in acting, singing, and dancing,

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Education

Digital Media Production
Jan 2006 - May 2010
IADT Detroit
Improv and Sketch Comedy
Jan 2004 - Jun 2006
Second City Detroit

Awards

Best New Play
Aug 2018
Encore Michigan's Wilde Awards
Best Actress in a musical (Nomination)
Aug 2018
Encore Michigan's Wilde Awards
Best Actress (Nomination)
May 2018
Black & Brown Theatre Company
Best Director (Nomination)
Aug 2017
Black & Brown Theatre Company
Boxfest Detroit Financial Scholarship Award
Aug 2011
Boxfest Detroit

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
May 2018

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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2 Reviews

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Matthew Sep 10, 2018
Acting · In studio

What can I say about Kalyse because there are not enough words to do so, however I will try and sum it up. Kalyse is truly gifted in many areas from acting to musical. Her acting skills are phenomenal and her voice is simply amazing on all levels. She is multitalented, innovative, assertive, and very caring. I would recommend anything on the spectrum for her.

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Thandiwe Thomas Sep 7, 2018
Acting · In studio

I’ve hired Kalyse as an actor multiple times. She’s also a great pianist and guitarist. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their instructor.

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