Kristin Heller

Kristin H.

Portland, OR

About Kristin H.

Kristin teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: June 2007
Last sign in: 3 days ago


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.


*** 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
Speech concerns and options

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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


MS Theater Arts
Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
Portland State University
BAC Theater Arts
Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
Bowling Green State University

Languages Spoken

Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Theta Alpha Phi National Theatre Honors Fraternity
Dec 2001

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.

11 Reviews on Kristin H.

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Jeff May 8, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio 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+++
Taylor D. May 1, 2017
· Speech · Online
Jeff Apr 18, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio 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.
steven W. Apr 5, 2017
· Speech · Online Very good info learnt tonight . looking forward to learning more
Ella S. Jan 31, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio She was fantastic! Jumped right in to help my daughter prepare an audition piece.
Ian R. Jul 25, 2016
· Classical Piano · In studio Kristin was very attentive and her lesson was easy to understand. I'd recommend her to anybody.
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.
Monica M. Jan 25, 2016
· Singing · In studio 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!
Miranda N. Jan 25, 2016
· Acting · Online She is great! Very patient, easy to get along with and really knows her stuff.
Kaitlynn H. Jan 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio 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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