Noreen Crayton

Noreen C.

New York, NY

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Noreen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+

Teaching since:
September 1990

Noreen Crayton is an independent recording artist, actor, songwriter, producer & poet with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Dramatic Arts from Pace University. She is also an alumnus of Oberlin College and the Stella Adler School of Acting.

Her resume includes; the national touring companies of RENT & CORDUROY, the Goodspeed/Arena Stage productions of ABYSSINNIA and background vocalist for the dance duo group "La Bouche" (hits of the 90s include 'Be My Lover' & Sweet Dreams).

As a musician, she has produced and self-released 4 albums garnering an Independent Music Award for Best Gospel Song, 'Walking In The Faith.'

Additionally, her song 'Up To Zion' co-written with Gregory Tornquist, was the standout single on Ronnie Milsap's gospel album 'Then Sings My Soul.'

As a voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys), a member of The Actor's Equity Association (AEA), The Screen Actor's Guild, (SAG-AFTRA), The Associated Musicians of Greater New York (Local 802) and The National Association For Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC), Noreen resides in New York City and is ready to coach all aspiring artists so that they can become inspiring to others!

Please note: if you do purchase lessons, there is a 72 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations less than 72 hours before the scheduled session are considered 'postponed' and will not be refunded. Noreen will happily reschedule the postponed session if you so desire. Thank you!

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Artist Coach
Dec 2016 - Present
Mind Over Music

Coach for artists in songwriting (including copyright protection tips), voice, acting and audition preparation.

Performing Artist
Sep 1985 - Present
Various Companies

Working artist


Bachelor Of Arts Degree - The Dramatic Arts
Sep 1983 - Jan 1987
Pace University
Theatre Major
Sep 1981 - Jan 1983
Oberlin College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Gospel Song
Jan 2010
Independent Music Awards


Jan 2017

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2017

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2003

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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Photos & Videos

Registration for the Fall 2017 Session of The Manhattan Youth Performing Arts Bootcamp
written, produced & performed by Noreen Crayton
written & performed by Noreen Crayton
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6 Reviews

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Ann Jun 6, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Noreen was a great instructor! She was encouraging, well-prepared, and full of fun. I highly recommend Noreen to anyone who is looking for some coaching or training :)

Chanel Mar 21, 2017

Noreen has proven to be one of the most professional, dedicated, and passionate people I know. She is extremely talented and has a love and a gift for music. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her in a professional environment. I can’t say enough about her work ethic and patience. To sum it up, she is SO AMAZING!

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Michael Mar 7, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

What a gift Noreen has been in my life. If you're looking for someone passionate yet patient, driven yet kind, and motivated to be the best coach and supporter of your ambitions, then look no further. She's a true a pro and multi-talented, real-life wonder woman. Noreen Clayton is the real deal.

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Melissa Mar 7, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In home

I've known Noreen professionally for 10 years and have witnessed first-hand her skill & proficiency in acting, songwriting, and singing. She is always eager to help others along the way, and is also wonderful teacher (patient & encouraging). Noreen has a cheerful personality and works well with everyone!

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Jackie Mar 6, 2017
Acting · In studio

Noreen is a gracious and patient teacher and I am very lucky to be working with someone so gifted in this industry.

Grace Mar 6, 2017

This is a beautiful video!!!

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