Shelby Davis
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Shelby Davis

Shelby D.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Looking for help selecting that perfect song for your recital or audition? Need help polishing an audition piece? I'm here to help! I specialize in selecting and coaching material for auditions and concerts as well as comprehensive vocal training. I also assist in filming and editing reels and audition material.

About Shelby D.

Hi! My my name is Shelby and I can't wait to work with you!

I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont with my Bachelor's in Musical Theatre and am now pursuing my Master's Degree in Drama Therapy with Lesley University.
I have worked with companies including Saint Michael's Playhouse, Cape Rep Theatre Company, and Barrington Stage Company. I was a member of the inaugural Musical Theatre Conservatory at Barrington Stage Company. My work as an actor and choreographer has been recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, including a nomination for the Richard Maltby Jr. Award. My choreography was also featured at the Vermont College Dance Festival for 2 consecutive years.

My passion is coaching specific pieces for auditions, recitals, concerts, etc., although I do provide comprehensive vocal and acting training. I believe in finding material that suites you, not changing you to fit into the material. You are a unique, individual performer and my goal is always to highlight that! My style of coaching is quick, direct, and high-energy. I am often found jumping up and down and celebrating my students' successes as they are going through a piece. We are in this process together!

**Note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, I am not available for in-home lessons at this time. I have significant experience with online lessons and would love to work via the online platform. Please send me a message if you have questions or concerns regarding online lessons.


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16 Reviews
Norma M.
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She worked on breathing exercises and helped me with practicing sirens! VERYYY FUN CLASS.

Posted Sep 22, 2021
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Very friendly, easy going, talented, and knowledgable. Just finished my second class and she knows how to make the most out of a 45 minute session. I intend to reach my singing goals with her help sooner rather than later!

Posted Aug 19, 2020
Madalynn F.
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Shelby was great! Learned a lot!

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Flame F.
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excellent class, super great teacher , i just keep getting better and better

Posted Apr 18, 2020
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She helped my daughter with building her confidence. Practical singing advice that is so much more in everyday life.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Delaney Z.
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Great first lesson. Shelby was wonderful with my daughter. She was able to build her confidence in the first lesson. Great teacher!

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Flame F.
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wonderful teacher, great attitude, I am getting better and better with little effort, my confidence is building up

Posted Dec 28, 2019
Flame F.
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super extremely helpful, built up my confidence in the first session. looking forward to my next class

Posted Dec 14, 2019
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In just one lesson Shelby taught me so much! She really knows her stuff! She is a very supportive and encouraging teacher and coach. I really enjoy the way Shelby helps me work through my songs. She always starts with the technique and making sure I am able to sing the song. Then we work on stylizing the piece and the acting component. She has so many tips and tricks to get those high notes! I love working with Shelby and plan to continue doing so.

Posted Nov 12, 2019
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Shelby is extremely versatile and can play a wide range of genres and styles. She has a phenomenal singing voice and is skillful at interpreting music and lyrics. She knows how to make bold artistic choices that enable her to express the music and the words in a song with dramatic intention, clarity and nuance. Shelby is dedicated to the discipline involved in developing her craft. She is mature, considerate and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Posted Nov 7, 2019
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Shelby was super helpful! She picked great pieces for my audition and got them better than I could have expected. She is detail-oriented and picked up on little moments that made my package even better! She even took the time to help me film the monologue and song so that I would have it to send in for auditions. I can't wait to work with Shelby again!

Posted Nov 5, 2019
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Posted Jan 15, 2021
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Lantern Light Tours
Nov 2017 - Dec 2018

Mystic Seaport

2 holiday seasons performing in the Lantern Light Tours with Mystic Seaport.

Scotty (Merrily We Roll Along)
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018

Cape Rep Theatre Company

Musical Theatre Conservatory
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

Barrington Stage Company

Member of the Inaugural Musical Theatre Conservatory (Apprenticeship Program).

Ensemble (Young Frankenstein)
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Saint Michael's Playhouse

Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray)
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

West Hartford Summer Arts Festival


M.A Drama Therapy
Jul 2019 - Present

Lesley University

B.A. Musical Theatre
Sep 2012 - May 2016

Saint Michael's College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Level 1- Foundations of Intimacy
Dec 2020

Intimacy Directors and Coordinators


Outstanding Student Choreography
Nov 2015

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence
Apr 2014

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

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