Ryan Pest

Ryan P.

Urbana, IL
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Studio Studio

Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold an MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whether it be learning the basics of your craft, fine-tuning years of hard work, or just helping prepare for your next big audition, we will work together to develop a curriculum that will guide you to becoming the best artist you can be.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up

Reviews (8)

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Justin D. Jul 16, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio

Had fun!! looking forward to learning a lot.

Gloria Jun 14, 2016
Acting · In studio

First lesson. Worked on exercises and breathing. Ryan is personable and knowledgable. Looking forward to learning more from him.

Jami A. Jan 21, 2016
Singing · In home

Ryan is a wonderful teacher. Love that he first starts in the fundamentals and is able to slowly pave the way for you to achieve your own personal goals.

Cyndi Jan 20, 2016
Singing · In studio

Ryan is AWESOME. He is knowledgeable, patient, and thorough. He ensures the concepts are understood and is very energetic. Highly recommend!!!

Lilyana Sep 7, 2015
Singing · In studio

I took voice lessons with Ryan and he's one of the best voice teacher's I've ever had. He makes sure that you understand the basics of how your voice works before you continue and is extremely patient and so helpful with any questions that you have. After working with him for a few months my voice improved IMMENSELY. Wonderful teacher and would recommend 100%

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Rocio Aug 6, 2015
Acting ·

By far the BEST acting instructor and most caring human being, I've known and worked with.

Johnny Aug 5, 2015
Acting · In studio

I took Ryan's TA 141-143 acting series at CSULA last year and I gotta say, not only did I have fun, but I loved the challenge and I learned a lot! Ryan wants you to succeed and he'll gladly help you grow as an actor. You won't regret taking him for acting!

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Whitney Aug 5, 2015

Ryan is a fantastic voice instructor! He's the best.


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Actor / Company Member
May 2013 - Present

The Circle Squared Collective

Music Director / The Addams Family
Oct 2019 - Nov 2019

Champaign Central High School

Singer / Music Director
Dec 2013 - Feb 2019

LA Follies

Voice Instructor
Jan 2016 - Sep 2017

School of Rock - Huntington Beach

Private Voice Instructor
Mar 2016 - Mar 2017

Music and Arts - Anaheim

Professor: Undergraduate Acting Studio
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

California State University, Los Angeles

Private Voice Instructor
Jan 2010 - May 2012

Colors Fine Arts Studio


MFA Television, Film, and Theatre Performance
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

California State University, Los Angeles

BA Music-Classical Vocal Performance w/ Theatre Arts Minor
Sep 2004 - Dec 2009

University of Alabama in Huntsville

BFA Musical Theatre (Incomplete)
Sep 2003 - May 2004

University of Mississippi



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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