Kayla Dixon

Kayla D.

Portland, OR
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students can expect to learn proper technique and build their repertoire. Students can expect to be performance ready within three lessons or less. Students will learn a strong work ethic and also how to have fun on stage.

About Kayla D.

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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16 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

Kayla is clearly very knowledgeable!

Posted Jun 18, 2020
Mark M.
Profile-location-online Online

Very professional and knowledgeable

Posted May 15, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Nov 3, 2016
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Very informative, thanks Kayla!

Posted Jun 9, 2016
April W.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted May 17, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Fantastic teacher!

Posted Apr 18, 2016
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I enjoyed my lesson with Kayla. She helped me understand the basics and encouraged me to practice a lot!

Posted Mar 31, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Wonderful instructor

Posted Mar 31, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Chelsea Carter
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Feb 29, 2016
Gaetana B.
Profile-location-online Online

Kayla is wonderful <3

Posted Jan 23, 2016
Craig McCord
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Jul 31, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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)

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Jul 7, 2015

Photos & Videos

6 Photos & Videos


Jan 2015 - Present


Film I Don’t Feel At Home In This Featured Macon Blair dir. World Anymore (US Grand Jury Prize winner- Sundance 2017) TELEVISION Portlandia Featured Bill Benz dir./IFC Grimm Featured Aaron Lippstadt dir./NBC Outlaw Featured Terry George dir./NBC THEATRE 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 TRAINING 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 SKILLS Singing: Musical Theatre, Jazz, Rock, Metal. Dancing: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap. CURRENT BANDS: Witch Mountain Dress The Dead PREVIOUS BANDS: Demons Within Helion Prime GUEST VOCALS: Divinity Compromised Horcrux

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

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