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.
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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.
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Piano, flute, metronome, recording devices, internet access, text books and scanner and copier access, mirrors, etc.
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Acting for Singers
Auditioning how to's
Various acting methods
Speech concerns and options
Speaks German, French, Italian
Teaching since 2007
Teaches students 10 and up
My daughter started a series of lessons with Kristen in preparation of her high school play audition. It was very clear that Kristen is extremely knowledgeable of all technical aspects of singing & able to clearly communicate. My daughter really enjoyed her initial lesson w/ Kristen & is confident that she will be well prepared for her school’s play auditions.Show More
I’m so glad that I found Kristin. She provided a ton of info for my first lesson, and I’m looking forward to continue learning from her.
Super fun experience with these lessons! Every lesson is comfortable and i’m Seeing positive changes in my voice
Excellent first lesson. Engaging and fun. Looking forward to the next one!
Very good, very personable, very knowledgeable, very helpful.
Phenomenal! My daughter loves learning with Kristin and Kristin's ability to support her in theater singing.
Very knowledgeable in her field! My 13 yr old daughter felt very com for table and learmed a lot.
Kristen took the time to evaluate where my son was at in his musical journey and immediately altered her teaching plan to fit his level of knowledge. I'm very impressed with her style of teaching and hope to continue with her for a long time.
Extremly helpful of a teacher.
She was fantastic I could immediately feel the results while learning from her
Kristin is an excellent public speaking teacher. She combines voice instruction, with guidance on body language and delivery. I worked with her on several speeches and saw great results. Highly recommend her services.
Kristin is an excellent teacher. Very patient and very approachable. She is very knowledgeable in both theatre and music. She started me on basics such as breath control, support, and learning to sing as easily as possible. She was very attentive to my goals, in this case it was to learn as well as get ready for an audition for a local musical. I've had a great experience working with her an would recommend her highly. A+++Show More
Kristin is a great teacher. She's very patient and knowledgeable about musical theatre. I was nervous at my first lesson. But she listened to my expectations and what I wanted out of the lessons, and tailored the lesson to those expectations. Plus she gave me vocal excercises to help me a better singer, have fun, and enjoy the whole experience. Highly recommended.Show More
Very good info learnt tonight . looking forward to learning more
She was fantastic! Jumped right in to help my daughter prepare an audition piece.
Kristin was very attentive and her lesson was easy to understand. I'd recommend her to anybody.
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.
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!Show More
She is great! Very patient, easy to get along with and really knows her stuff.
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.Show More
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.Show More
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
Tyrolean Opera Program
Taught Fitness and movement, and acting for singers. Directed and Choreographed various scenes
Portland State University
Bowling Green State University
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