Noelle Marie Kerr

Noelle K.

Carlsbad, CA

About Noelle K.

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Noelle Marie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: July 1997
Last sign in: Within two months


NOELLE MARIE, an award-winning Director/Musical Director/Performer and National Association of Teaching Singing and New York Singing Teachers Association Vocal Teacher, began performing at age two. She has been directing for nearly 18 years and teaching for 22. She has founded musical theater programs in honor of her mother Sylvia. Noelle Marie has directed and taught performers from two years to adults at theaters, schools, churches, music centers, performing arts studios, camps, and Universities.

As a performer, Noelle Marie’s favorite lead roles portrayed are Eponine in LES MISERABLES, Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Maria in WEST SIDE STORY, Jo in LITTLE WOMEN and Harper in ANGELS IN AMERICA. Several shows directed are LES MISERABLES, RENT, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE WIZ, THE WIZARD OF OZ, HSM, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LITTLE MERMAID to name a few.

Graduating with a BA in Visual and Performing Arts: Music and Theater: Arts and Education from CSUSM Noelle Marie developed Take Stage Ensemble after being in the highly competitive Directing program at CSUF. Just as she decided to transfer to CSUSM for family and a directing opportunity redefining her focus, she deferred directing/performance tours across the globe to stay in San Diego and concentrate on student training. Noelle Marie continued with high quality companies such as PaccoArts, Christian Youth Theatre, Carlsbad Community Theatre and Villa Musica. Focusing on teaching she was last seen on the Pacco Arts stage as Alice in THE SECRET GARDEN where prior she served as Assistant Director/Musical Director to Owners, Sean Tamburrino and Bruce Blackwell, for SWEENEY TODD, EVITA and LES MISERABLES.

Additionally Noelle Marie is an invited stipend judge for the Fullerton Theater Festival, ITS Festival and Canyon Crest Academy Envision Conservatory as well as a Guest Judge for Mission Vista High School’s Solo Fest. She has taught music and theater at public, private and charter schools teaching Pre-K to 8th grade of all types of learners and special needs.

Noelle Marie returned from Africa in 2012 where she taught music for a month and co-founded a music education program for two primary schools in Kenya! She is grateful for the opportunities to teach, work, volunteer, and perform globally and is patiently awaiting the next chance she is able to.

Recently, Noelle Marie taught private voice lessons with an emphasis on vocal care at Studio 51 in NYC. Studying, with Award Winning Recording and Stage Artist Vocal Instructor Martin Grusin, helped enhance her own teaching skills in the importance of proper technique and vocal care instruction for life-long healthy vocals.

While living in NYC Noelle Marie took Directing Workshops to further hone her craft and gain more wisdom to pass on. She has worked with The Acting Studio, Inc. NYC, and was one of the Directors selected for the Broadway Teachers Workshop working with such Broadway Professionals as Michael Grief, Susan Stroman and Sheryl Kaller. Noelle Marie taught Musical Theatre Performance, Audition Techniques and Vocal Classes for CYT NYC, The Epiphany School and The Geneva School as well as taught Theater on faculty at Cornelia Connelly of the Holy Child in NYC. In addition she was the Musical Director for Seussical at the St. Clement's Off Broadway Theatre.

Currently Noelle Marie is back in sunny CA! She is focusing on her life back in Carlsbad after living in Orange County. She was teaching private voice in O.C. and recently was a Teaching Artist for Disney Theatricals and Segerstrom Center for the Arts through Disney Musicals in Schools! A very rewarding program training Faculty and Students to produce shows and build sustainable Theatre programs at low income schools. She also was been directing and teaching throughout O.C. before moving back down to Carlsbad.

Noelle Marie deferred her acceptance of the Vocal Teacher at Orange County School of the Arts to move closer to loved ones and focus on her health. While back home last year she was the Music, Choral and Musical Theatre Teacher for Discovery Elementary School in San Marcos with 1100 students TK to 5th grade! And this year she is the K-6th Music, Theatre and Worship Arts Teacher along with the 4-8th Honor Choir Teacher at Tri City Christian School. Ministry had always been a vital piece of Noelle's life with her family and her heart is warmed whenever she is able to serve.

Noelle Marie is an Alum of Lincoln Centers Directors Lab West; which she advises all directors of any career length to participate in! She is continuing to evolve as a person and an artist with a focus on Compassion, Empathy and JOY!

Always keep a good name, trust your discernment, have an abundance of grace, keep learning, singing and love unconditionally!

*** Lesson Details ***
First lesson consists of getting to know one another and a vocal assessment.
Students will learn vocalizes and warm ups which after they learn and execute them properly they will receive a recording of them to use at home between lessons to develop vocals more.
I mold more than hammer while getting students to achieve what is needed for their short term and long term goals.
After about a month their voice should see great leaps in regards to proper breath support and diaphragm breathing, vocal technique, broadening the range, styles, phasing, acting and storytelling a lyric, some theory and solfege and overall joy in their singing.
We will build your vocal repertoire so a three ring binder and plastic sleeves will be needed.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own sheet music unless the songs are found in my library in which students may borrow to make copies.
Always bring water to keep the vocal folds from drying out!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, music stand, speaker, laptop...

*** Travel Equipment ***
Skype/FaceTime lessons globally.

*** Specialties ***
Broadway, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, R & B, Indie, Folk
Technique for lifelong vocals
Musical Theater singing, acting, light choreography

Photos and Videos

Natali Yura, Russian Pop Singer, Student while Noelle was living in New York City.


Student Teaching toward a Teaching Credential

Aug 2006 - Apr 2007
California State University San Marcos

Visual and Performing Arts: Music, Theatre, Arts Education

Sep 2003 - May 2005
California State University San Marcos

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


New York Singing Teachers Association

Aug 2013

NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Sep 2010

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.

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2 Reviews on Noelle K.

Noelle Marie K. Oct 23, 2013
An Amazing Vocal Teacher!

I loved working with Noelle! She is very supportive and always made our lessons fun and stress free. She was willing to help me with audition prep whenever I needed it, even while in New York with me in California, and really helped me develop my belt! She really creates a warm, fun atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable to push your limits and not be afraid to try new things! She's amazing!
Connor M. Aug 31, 2013
Broadway Singing
Noelle K. is fantastic!

Noelle is an invaluable resource to any aspiring singers! She taught me more than I'd ever learned before in the relatively few lessons I had with her. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, but she also is very, very kind, and her lessons have a very relaxed vibe while still being informative. I cannot recommend her enough!
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