LK Fletcher

LK F.

Fort Worth, TX

About LK F.

LK teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 1989
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am a singer-pianist-actor Or a pianist-singer-actor. :-)
I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater.
I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature.
i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a professional actor. I am the owner and senior talent agent of a large talent agency in the DFW area.
My post graduate work is in vocal pedagogy.
I have been a professional teacher and performer for over 20 years.
I own and manage a professional talent agency in the DFW area.
My students come in every model imaginable - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Raw beginner or veteran actor or musician, professional recording artist, College music major or American Idol wannabe.

The arts are such a great language for communicating. I grew up with two parents who were professional musicians (mom is a concert pianist) and I also raised 3 children who are professional musicians. We made music our native language in our home. We all have the ability to speak music when it is spoken to us. I don’t ever remember not playing the piano. I started winning piano competitions in high school. I minored in piano, and then did additional post graduate work in piano. I “speak” piano. It has served me so well as a teacher, composer, opera coach. It is really a gateway to understanding all other instruments. The same scenario with my singing.

I began my professional career as an opera singer which has taken me around the world. I have premiered works by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Adler in addition to principal roles and concert work with Pittsburgh Opera, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Dayton Opera, the Tuscia Opera Festival and hundreds of professional engagements. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to belt the National Anthem for several major league teams in a television appearance- and has done so on multiple occasions. (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Reds) I am passionate about vocal jazz and musical theater and am frequently found as a performer in various national and regional venues. Feature concert works include PBS (Gershwin in Concert) as well as featured solo concert works (Pergolesi Stabat Mater) on Italian Public TV.

My approach to music has always been to do what you love. I have never limited myself as a performer to a genre or an instrument. I have explored, applied myself to and enjoyed a very diverse musical career. If you have a passion for an instrument or style of music let's start there first... and then let's discover together all the things you do that uniquely define your musicianship style.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your lessons will always be engaging, challenging and fun!

I am very consistent in my approach to technique, my focus on goals and my demand for excellence. I constantly am working to access with you what your goals are and to provide feedback and support to help you achieve them.

I am very flexible in utilizing a wide variety of repertoire, resources etc. Your lessons are personalized to your skill set and your musical interests. I utilize audio and video recordings almost every week for all my students. I routinely promote and encourage my students to participate in a wide variety of competitions, recitals, workshops and master classes.

I have a very low turnover rate for students and a very high rate of students who have progressed to professional full time careers in music. Students like being a part of my studio and really like the confidence they have in their music abilities in a very short period of time.

I do not use the same curriculum for all students, in face, each curriculum is customized for that student. The components are similar: technique, repertoire, theory, listening, composing, recording and performing.

You can expect the following:You will feel very encouraged and supported in your talent. You will have measurable improvement in your skills. You will have a personal advocate to encourage and direct you in finding and creating opportunities to succeed in your music personally, academically and professionally.

I can't wait to get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
studio room w/ f/w keyboard and a music library including instruments and books w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Digital music library, digital recorder, iPad

*** Specialties ***
Classical, musical theater, jazz and pop.

Photos and Videos

Studio A

Experience

Master Teacher

Jun 2006 - Present
International Lyric Academy, Italy

Serve as voice faculty, stage director and clinician for Emerging Young Artist Program in Viterbo, Italy . Contracted one month every summer.
www.InternationalLyricAcademy.com

Teacher/Owner

Aug 1987 - Present
Mona Lisa Studios

Lisa Kay F. is a visionary teacher, professional musician and arts advocate. She is an active singer, actress, director, pianist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator. More importantly she is a mentor, an educator and encourager to thousands of performers. Lisa Kay has performed professionally for twenty years as a soloist in opera, oratorio, recital, musical theatre and jazz. She has taught in summer programs in Rome, Viterbo and throughout the US. She has served as music professor at several institutions including Colorado Christian University. She is a published playwright, a national drama critic and an acclaimed director and performer. She is passionate about the arts and empowering artists.

Education

Master of Music, Voice

Sep 1995 - May 1999
Duquesne University

Masters, Piano Literature

Sep 1992 - May 1994
Wright State University

Bachelor of Music

Aug 1981 - May 1989
Indiana University-Bloomington, IN

Languages Spoken

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Music, Theater

Jan 2012
Texas Teachers

State certified educator

Comedy Improv

Aug 1986
Second City

(5) 3 week courses in comedy improvisation with master teachers and performers from the famous Second City troupe in Chicago, IL

Awards

Magna Cum Laude

May 1999
Duquesne University

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Jan 2000
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association

Feb 1986
Actors-Equity

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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11 Reviews on LK F.

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Sarah Oct 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is just amazing!!!
Soooooo very worth it!!!
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Heather G. Aug 24, 2016
Improv Acting · In studio
Verified Student
LK is very knowledgeable and helpful. She didn't mind that I had no experience at all!
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Chip T. Feb 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lk was a great teacher. I like how knowledgeable she was and it helps that she was very patient. It was also nice to work with LK because she was very positive and reassuring.
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Laura Nov 4, 2015
Improv Acting · In home
I think I would like to change to Theater Acting.
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Laura Nov 4, 2015
Improv Acting · In home
LK was great. She took me through several exercises, then gave me homework to do for my next class. She made me feel very comfortable. The reason I was wanting to take classes in the first place is because I am always being told that people cannot hear me when I talk. Also I have always wanted to take acting classes. Please let me know if you think this is the best class to take if I try to pursue Theater Acting, or Film Acting in the future.
Thank You, Laura Boys RPH
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Cathy Edwards Sep 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I was very pleased. I really like the teaching manuals LK uses.
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Clarrisa H. Jul 24, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Loved my experience with Mrs. Fletcher! Since this was my first acting lesson ever, she took the extra time to explain things to me and to make me feel comfortable. I can't wait for my next lesson.
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Adam F. Jun 14, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
I am ultimately new and have a ways to go with this, but for someone who has just entered and is exploring acting, her advice is just plain excellent!
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Sarah S. May 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I cannot oversell my experience with Lisa Kay. She was always so encouraging and made it both a comfortable and vocally challenging environment. With her help, I was able to push my self to new heights (literally notes I couldn't imagine hitting before) and I have a stronger confidence now in my abilities. I would highly recommend her!
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Jan W. Jan 10, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Lisa Kay is great

Thank you for Lisa for all your help. I sing in a small choir and this wonderful teacher has given me pointers and exercises to help my singing voice. I will continue to sing and hopefully get better thanks to Lisa.
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