Kristin Heller

Kristin H.

Portland, OR

About Kristin H.

Kristin teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: June 2007
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I have a Master's in Acting and Directing and support fields in Music. I coach singing, acting, speech, and piano for a wide range of ages. I teach many styles of acting from stage to film and in between including Shakespeare I have studied a variety of methods on acting and will cater to the interests of my students. I have a degree in Speech and Communications as well as Performing arts and would love to help you with your public speaking or every day speech needs. I coach from two locations. A studio in SE Portland and from a studio in my home. I would love to talk with you further about your personal goals in regards with what you would like to study.

Thanks
Kristin

*** Lesson Details ***
I want my students to enjoy the arts but the music and acting is hard work. My students will be well rounded in their subjects and have the opportunity to cross over if they would like.
I pay attention to my students needs and wants. I would like students to be open minded about the work that they are being taught but I also want to take their interests to heart. If a student brings me music or a monologue that they would like to work on, I will review it and try to incorporate it within our studies.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, flute, metronome, recording devices, internet access, text books and scanner and copier access, mirrors, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Musical Theater
Shakespeare Acting
Acting for Singers
Auditioning how to's
Script Analysis
Classical acting
Various acting methods
Classical Flute
Music Theory
Sight Singing
Public Speaking
Stage Dialects
IPA
Speech concerns and options

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Experience

Acting Instructor

Jun 2014 - Present
Napa music festival

Instructed students on acting for singers,
Associate Director of the Opera Alcina
Dance and fitness instructor for Baroque, Waltz, Ballet, 18th century movements

Acting Instructor and movement instructor

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Tyrolean Opera Program

Taught Fitness and movement, and acting for singers. Directed and Choreographed various scenes

Education

MS Theater Arts

Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
Portland State University

BAC Theater Arts

Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
Bowling Green State University

Languages Spoken

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Theta Alpha Phi National Theatre Honors Fraternity

Dec 2001
Theta

Theta Alpha Phi National Theatre Honors Fraternity (ΘΑΦ) is an American recognition honor society that accepts members who achieve excellence in the art of theatre. Membership is available to undergraduates and graduate students at member institutions.

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6 Reviews on Kristin H.

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Ian R. Jul 25, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kristin was very attentive and her lesson was easy to understand. I'd recommend her to anybody.
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Asher Jun 19, 2016
Acting · In studio
Kristin is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of the performing arts. She is also an excellent instructor: focused, methodical, and insightful. I consider myself fortunate to have found her, and I give her my highest recommendation.
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Monica M. Jan 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristin is a very experienced and versatile teacher. She makes it fun and exciting, so much that my daughter looks forward to every lesson. She accomidates our busy schedule and is always willing to put in extra effort to help my child learn and succeed. We love her and she is highly recommended!
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Miranda N. Jan 25, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
She is great! Very patient, easy to get along with and really knows her stuff.
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Kaitlynn H. Jan 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kristin is very encouraging and willing to work with your schedule. She combines many excercises to really get your brain thinking about the music. Piano seemed like a foreign language at first, but Kristin has made it very easy to connect all the conepts together.
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Ralyn M. Nov 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristin does an amazing job of meeting me where my abilities and needs are. She listens to what I want out of the lessons, but also challenges me to stretch beyond what I think I can do... and I'm often delightfully surprised. She also teaches me a great deal of music theory as we work through singing which is wonderful. Her guidance in helping me use my "instrument" properly has been so valuable. And she is very patient and intuitive in the process.
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