Tristan Lesso
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Tristan Lesso

Tristan L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is not a singing lesson. These are lessons on how to express yourself through song. A lot of people can sing/carry a tune and we WILL fine tune those skills! But it takes a lot to be someone else while you are singing. Tiger Woods doesn't just hit one golf shot, Roger Federer doesn't always hit the drop shot over the net. Being an actor is liking being an athlete. You need a bag of tricks. So let's find what YOUR tricks are in a safe zone where you can fail. Because when you fail, you learn! My lessons will consist of acting and vocal training being taught coincided. I will never promise you a part/a role/acceptance into a large scale school. But I do promise that if you put all the work in, you WILL improve. Let's get started!

About Tristan L.

I'm a NYC based Actor fresh out of Graduate School. As auditions are closed for a while, I'm going to be teaching lessons to help keep my skills AND YOURS sharp for when that audition season rolls up!

I graduated in 2018 with two BA's from the Crane School of Music and SUNY Potsdam; One in Music and the other in Theatre with a minor in Acting (almost a dance minor as well!) I was then accepted into NYU Steinhardt for Graduate Vocal Performance in Musical Theatre and just finished that degree in May, 2020. These top schools taught me so much information to bring into an audition room... and now I want to share that with you!


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I’m a very shy and timid person when I first meet people and it’s something I’ve always struggled with. From the moment Tristan became my teacher though his warm and friendly demeanor helped me get past this struggle almost immediately. He was always willing to teach at a pace that best suited me but also made sure to push me when I needed it. While the lessons with him only lasted for a short period, the experience was worth it. He helped me tune my singing practice to a higher standard and helped me better express the emotions that were being portrayed in each song. Beyond that, he also found moments of fun where we could goof off and relax, even for just a moment, to help calm my anxieties and get me out of my head when I started getting too frustrated or upset with myself for messing up. Despite being on the younger side, Tristan helped me with not only my singing and acting, but helped me better break out of my shell and have more confidence in myself.

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Jonathan Stinson, DMA
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Tristan was my voice student for 5 years. He has a extensive knowledge of voice technique. He has a very healthy approach to his own singing and he demands the same of his students!

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Kim Marie Lesso
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Tristan was employed by my Academy as an Assistant Summer Camp Director. His position required him to teach both acting and singing to our students. He also stepped up and took the Director's position staging and choreographing the skits/extrapolations from Musicals the students performed their last day before an audience.

Tristan has a real great intuition as the to style of learner he works with. He is very quick to taylor his lessons to the needs, performance level and learning style of the student.

I highly recommend Tristan Lesso for your Acting or Vocal lesson needs! He just finished Suma Cum Laude with a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance in Musical Theatre at the Number 1 University for his degree...NYU Steinhardt.

Posted Jul 1, 2020
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Tristan is an incredible educator. Even at his young age compared to other acting coaches, he has accomplished various degrees in higher education and gained valuable experience in the field well beyond his years. Besides experience, though, Tristan is a compassionate and caring teacher who only wants to help his students learn and succeed, and he is always willing to learn new things from his students as well. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor.

Posted Jul 1, 2020

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Production Gypsy
Aug 2019 - Sep 2019

New York University Steinhardt

Was the Lead role of Herbie in the Musical Gypsy. Directed by Jessica Bashline.

RAGS Musical by Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse
Jan 2019 - Feb 2019

New York University Steinhardt

Worked on re-written production of RAGS as a leading role with Tony winner Gabriel Barre, Choreographer Jennifer Paulson Lee, Music Director Joe Church and all alongside of Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Charles Strouse (Annie).


Masters in Music Vocal Performance in Musical Theatre
Aug 2018 - May 2020

New York University Steinhardt

BA in Theatre with Acting Minor
Aug 2013 - May 2018

SUNY Potsdam

BA in Music
Aug 2013 - May 2018

Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Winner of the NATS Regional Musical Theatre Category
Oct 2017



Alpha Psi Omega
Apr 2017
Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society (ΑΨΩ) is an American recognition honor society for participants in collegiate theatre. The Alpha Cast was founded at Fairmont State College (now Fairmont State University) by Prof. Paul F. Opp

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