Kayla Dixon

Kayla D.

Portland, OR

Lesson Details



Kayla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 50 and males 10 to 50

Teaching since:
October 2014

My name's Kayla and I'm a voice teacher/actor/singer/dancer from Portland. I've got 16 years experience in the performing arts under my belt. I can teach all vocals styles : Classical,Jazz,Musical Theatre,Rock and Metal. I specialize in Rock and Metal vocals with an emphasis on vocal safety and technique. I'm also available for acting coaching and audition preparation. I also offer my opinions and an inside look into the performing arts whenever I can. With a couple years of touring under my belt and several professional shows as well as my experience in film, I hope that I can help to answer any questions you may have about choosing this as a career. Looking forward to working with you! - Kayla

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Jan 2015 - Present

I Don’t Feel At Home In This Featured Macon Blair dir.
World Anymore (US Grand Jury
Prize winner- Sundance 2017)

Portlandia Featured Bill Benz dir./IFC
Grimm Featured Aaron Lippstadt dir./NBC
Outlaw Featured Terry George dir./NBC

Cabaret Lakewood Center for the Arts Sally Bowles Beehive Broadway Rose Theatre PDX Jasmine Forever Dusty Triangle Productions PDX Claire
West Side Story Broadway Rose Theatre PDX Anita
Smokey Joe’s Cafe Stumptown Stages PDX Brenda
Rocky Horror Studio Theatre DC Magenta
Mary Kate Olsen Is In Love Studio Theatre DC Amazing Girl

Broadway Dreams Foundation
Tituss Burgess
Stafford Arima
Billy Porter
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Greg Hellems
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Denice Diggs
American Dance Institute
Erin Du

Singing: Musical Theatre, Jazz, Rock, Metal. Dancing: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap.

Witch Mountain
Dress The Dead

Demons Within
Helion Prime

Divinity Compromised

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Music/Dance Teacher
Sep 2015 - Apr 2016
Art 4 Life

Worked with children ages 5-8 teaching Music, Dance, and visual art.


Musical Theatre
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Baldwin Wallace University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

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14 Reviews

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Tomoko Nov 3, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

My daughter really enjoyed Kayla's lessons. She feels that her natural ability for singing was enhanced through her lessons. We definitely recommend her services.

AJ Jun 22, 2016
Singing · Online

Kayla is very informative and descriptive about how the body works in producing sound. She not only showed technique but also gave some easy tips on how to improve. Best of all, I finally understand how a raspy sound can occur without damaging the voice! This is a thing I've found difficulty in finding online, in a way that does not damage your vocal cords. All in all, a fun teacher and I recommend her, especially if you like rock/metal as she seems to have a great knowledge of this form of vocals.

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Lindsey Jun 9, 2016
Singing · Online

Kayla is very thorough and knowledgeable. She made sure to finish the lesson, even going over a minute or two. Look forward to my next few lessons.

luke Jun 9, 2016
Singing · In studio

Very informative, thanks Kayla!

April W. May 17, 2016
Singing · In studio

She is very knowledgable, helpful, and personable but not the most punctual. She knows how to communicate her knowledge in a way that is easily understood.

Ann Apr 18, 2016
Broadway Singing · Online

Fantastic teacher!

Stacia Mar 31, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

I enjoyed my lesson with Kayla. She helped me understand the basics and encouraged me to practice a lot!

Breah Mar 31, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Wonderful instructor

Justin Mar 8, 2016
Singing · In studio

Totally awesome instructor. Kayla has been very helpful in finding out how to turn my weaknesses into my strengths with my voice. Very good advice, works with the material I want help on. I highly recommend working with Kayla if you are serious about improving your vocal skills!

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Chelsea Carter Feb 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

I greatly appreciate Kayla's teaching style. I have a huge lack of confidence around my singing ability and Kayla's strong and forward instructions has gotten me past being bashful with my voice. She is a great instructor with an amazing voice and it inspires me to simply sing along.

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Gaetana B. Jan 23, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Kayla is wonderful <3

Craig McCord Jul 31, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Kayla was professional, knowledgeable, clear, and encouraging. She asked excellent questions to find out my experience and goals, then moved right into effective instruction on warmup exercises around breathing and simple scales. She made me feel comfortable and willing to take risks, and I quickly felt stronger and more confident.

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John Jul 7, 2015
Singing · In studio

I have worked with Kayla over the past five years both in the recording studio and In live performance of my musical, “Love at Last Sight.” She is nery versatile and has a four octave vocal range. She can harmonize or sing lead with great skill and is extremely dedicated to her craft. I reccomend her highly as a vocal instructor. Sincerely, John Guernsey (pianisr & songwriter)

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Joe Jul 7, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Kayla is a fabulously talented vocalist who is willing to share her exceptional talent with others. Anyone who is blessed to take a lesson from Kayla will be rewarded with a great vocal lesson!

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