Kathryn Keats

Kathryn K.

San Rafael, CA

About Kathryn K.

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Kathryn teaches: Ages 15 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 1993
Last sign in: Yesterday


If you are looking for a coach to work with as an actor/music artist that is supportive and knowledgable in the industry, lets work. I work with all levels of artists so don't be afraid to take the leap and go after your dream.
We will work on monologues, scenes, cold readings, audition technique, music performance and songwriting in a studio that is supportive. I am constantly working with screenwriters helping them tweeze out their characters, so writers...don't hesitate to call.
I am a SagAftra and Equity member and a Critic's Circle Award winner/ I trained in New York City and at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and in Los Angeles.
If you don’t have access to a teacher where you live you absolutely can study effectively online.
I'll not only collaborate with you to stretch your acting/music or writing chops but I'll also help you understand the industry and how you fit in to it. I am generous with what I know and have been in the industry my entire life. I care about the artist.
For Parents of Minors:
I'm available to help you understand this somewhat confusing industry. I was a young actor/performer in the industry myself.

More about Kathryn
I studied at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). In New York City I was under the care of opera teacher, Leona Matthews, famed acting teacher and director, Word Baker and Edward Morehouse as a student at HB Studio in NYC and Mark Monroe in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I have my own writing doc, the revered Dr. Joyce Block. I work as a recording artist and writer. And I’m lucky to work as a concert artist, too. I began teaching in the early 90's in San Francisco with Mark Monroe, after co founding Mark Monroe Studios. MM Studios began originally in 1987 when I and Mr. Monroe packed their studio, by word of mouth, and when the studio totaled six hundred and fifty actors; they added a studio in Los Angeles. I have been coaching actors and musicians and developing artists ever since.
My background in acting and singing performance comes from the Method. Musicians, Bring or have (online) your instrument.
Recording Studio Vocal Coaching Available - Vocal Coaching
Music Performance - Technique and Performance coaching
Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars Grand Piano Electric Piano Uke Cello Drum Kit

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Lorenzo Conti In a session for audition.


Acting Coach/Singing Coach Audition/ Academic Interview Coach

Jan 1993 - Present
K. Publishing

Kathryn K. has been coaching actors and singers in all aspects of the entertainment industry since 1993 in San Francisco, Los Angeles and virtually. She works with students who are auditioning for theatre, film, television, agents, universities, and conservatories to help students with college admittance, auditions, interviews as well as executives and attorneys.
Kathryn K. individualizes sessions based on the needs of each student or professional and works with them to reach their highest goal. She has been working in show business since she was a child and is an award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and keynote speaker. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association.


Acting, Voice, Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Music

Jan 1980 - Present
College - Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati (CCM)HB Studio NYC

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency



Jan 1987
Sag-Aftra Actors Equity Association

Unions which rep professional actors and performers


May 1985
Merritt College

Performs various legal tasks under the supervision of attorneys, including conducting legal research and drafting legal documents.


Critics Circle Award

Jan 1900
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Jan 1987

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

Actors' Equity Association

Jan 1980

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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13 Reviews on Kathryn K.

Caroline S. Dec 12, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to help. Understands music and character and critiques in a way to get you were you want to go! Great instructor!
Danielle Y. Aug 26, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Kathryn was great!! My daughter was very nervous before the lesson but when she was done she came out smiling and very happy. Thank you.
Dawn N. Aug 17, 2016
Audition Prep · Online
Verified Student
Kathryn was awesome! The lesson was very informative, and we had a lot of fun! I look forward to our next lesson :-)
Kayla Moore Jul 28, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
What an amazing coach and all around person!! Kathryn has helped me build confidence in myself as well as build my technique as an actress. I am beyond grateful for her knowledge, patience and kindness. I highly recommend her expertise.
Jessica U. May 22, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Profession, super smart and to the point! Highly recommend, she helped my daughter prepare for an audition and book the job! We will be back!
Test May 9, 2016
Acting · Online
Dylan A. Aug 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kathryn was a tremendous teacher! I not only progressed in my singing technique but Kathryn helped be grow my confidence as a performer and a composer! Kathryn also has an amazing personality on top of everything which I believe makes her a great person to learn from.
Tomi H. Jun 6, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Her method for method acting rocks.
Josh F. Jun 6, 2015
Film Acting · Online
Verified Student
Kathryn is the absolute best! She truly wants what is best for her students; she tries very hard to teach you everything you need to know and moves at a pace that is convenient for the student. She makes lessons fun and is just a genuine and kind-hearted person. I am very happy to have her as an instructor.
Alison S. Feb 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It really was such a treat to work with her!

My work with Katherine has been nothing but amazing. She surpasses the label as teacher by all accounts and is a true mentor.
Whether I was feeling low that day as an artist or on my game, she inspired my best work and I walked out of her studio every time feeling fulfilled and grateful.
Thanks to Kathryn, my voice and acting chops have excelled and I have gained callbacks knowing full well it was due to the work I prepared with her for the auditions!
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