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Jordan M. Seattle, WA

I love teaching acting, and the art of singing and acting. I start every lesson with a cold reading, and assign two monologues (one dramatic, one comedic). We work through the monologues exploring all angles of the character, and studying the art of subtext, and the Stanislavski method.

Eventually we explore local auditions and spend the time preparing for those upcoming auditions, and eventual roles.

About Jordan

Mezzo-Soprano Jordan M., will be making her Tacoma Opera role debut of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in February 2014. In the summer of 2013, she was accepted by Maestro Alberto Zedda for his Accademia Rossiniana program in Pesaro, Italy, and participated in Cincinnati Conservatory’s Realizing Rossini program as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. M. is a recent graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and studies with Mezzo-Soprano Catherine Cook. While at the Conservatory she had the opportunity to sing Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Virtu in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Beth in Little Women during her undergraduate and graduate studies. Jordan made her professional debut with Kitsap opera in the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly ...

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Anindita M. September 2, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jordan has been an amazing teacher for my 10-yr old. Not only does she know her subject well, she is extremely skilled at managing young children. She has inspired my daughter to excel and had gone out of her way to prepare my child for auditions.
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Sheila H. July 31, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Jordan is an extremely accomplished musician, and it shows in her lessons. She is able to tailor her unique approach for each individual, and she makes singing fun. I would recommend her highly for anyone looking to begin serious opera training. Rest assured that your voice will be in very capable hands!
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Erik H. December 1, 2013
Singing
Great lessons!

Jordan is a great teacher, and tries to make her beginning students feel comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone looking into singing lessons.
John Paul S. Seattle, WA

I audit TPS Generals every year, which means I see thousands of actors audition. I can help you create a fabulous audition they won't forget!

About John Paul

I have been teaching voice and music lessons for several years now to a wide range and variety of students. I have successfully helped individuals learn how to sing, speak, act, write songs, and play the piano. Some students come to me to build their confidence or skills. Other students come to me just to have a really great time. All my students grow from their experiences learning music with me. I use a variety of methods and it all depends on what you, as a student, are needing from your lessons. My background is diverse. I have written and recorded dozens of musical albums over the last decade. I often perform for music and theater events in Seattle and Washington. I have a bachelor of science in contemporary vocal performance and a master of arts in information and learning ...

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Elyse N. December 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
John Paul is an amazingly talented artist (performer, writer, teacher, singer, producer, composer, director...the list is seriously too long). We have worked together as professional singers, and I have collaborated with him on an album that he wrote/produced/recorded/edited himself. He is a kind and inspiring person who LOVES music more than anything in the world. I wholeheartedly recommend him to students of all ages who want to find and express their creative voice in the world.
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RUTHI L. March 15, 2014
Singing
Best teacher ever

JP has been teaching Mya for almost 2 years (since she was 6 years old) and Mya has been loving each lesson, can't wait for the next one, and has grown in many ways, that have exceeded our expectations.
JP is extremely patient, always positive, and knows how to reinforce the confidence whenever needed, provide clues for improvement that are very useful and positive. JP is an outstanding teacher.
The lessons are always a good mix of warming up, theory, singing, expressing emotions, new creations and also recording.
JP brings the best out of Mya, and makes her feel that he is also enjoying it.
Katie Ilen Y. Seattle, WA

Ilen majored in Theatre and Cornish College of the arts. She has a rich background in Theatre performance and acting including roles on NBC, PBS, TBN, 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, The Producer's club, among others. Ilen can help with monologues, dialogue, and auditions...

About Katie Ilen

*** Specialties *** Contemporary ear training, speech-level singing, songwriting, rock, r &b, soul, gospel, musical theatre, Beginning classical, Voice

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Eric K. April 19, 2014
Singing
Great Teacher!

Katie Ilen is an amazing singer with a knack for teaching. She is patient, kind, informative and highly skilled. My daughter loves her and talks about her all the time. After taking lessons with Katie my daughter has gotten so much better it is surprising. Katie also incorporates recording into her lessons and now we have 2 adorable recordings of my daughter singing. Priceless! Highly recommended!
Bryan L. Seattle, WA

Acting coaching for the recital hall and for the stage

About Bryan

Hello! I'm a singer and multi-instrumentalist with professional experience in opera, choral, and studio recording. Originally from Thousand Oaks California, I grew up with a love of the theater and of music. I have completed two advanced degrees in music, graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Masters in Vocal Performance and Magna Cum Laude from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in music. I have experience teaching in my private voice studio and at the University of California. Whether you are looking to learn to sing healthfully, prepare for a high school/college/post-college audition, bolster your confidence in front of people, or looking to explore your expressive/creative side, I will work with you to achieve your goals. The final goal ...

Nicole M. Los Angeles, CA

Hi! Let me first start by saying that you are brilliant. You are an exceptional human being with talent, passion, and most important: purpose! My name is Nicole, and I cannot wait to meet you!

I started coaching and directing actors for fun in high school, over the past 12 years it has grown into more than hobby, it's a lifestyle. I have coached new actors in NYC, Atlanta, and currently LA.

I do not teach technique, I coach and inspire the actor to think outside the box and discover treasures beyond the text.

I provide a laid back atmosphere in the comfort of my home while giving you freedom to express your concerns and goals in your career. Then we work. Be sure to have a monologue memorized.

No two actors are a like, so the process depends on the person. What's mostly covered is the following:

Imagination work
How to Identify the truth in what you are saying and doing
Auditioning
Focus
Letting go of fear
Overcoming intimidation on and off set/stage

About Nicole

It is impossible for me to meet an actor that is afraid, doubtful, or worrisome about their place in “Hollywood" or the industry, and not speak hope into their existence as an actor. More importantly, as a person. If you don't know and believe you are enough as you are, right now, no one will believe you. More specifically, a casting director. If that is you, guess what? You do not have to stay in that place of fear or doubt a moment longer.

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Erika L. November 17, 2014
Film Acting · In home
The day that I met Nicole, my life changed! I not only found a friend, but I found purpose as well. She has not only encouraged me to write, but it's because of her that I now have contacts with the producers of feature films such as Jumping the Broom, Good Luck Chuck, and Heaven is For Real. Reach out to Nicole today! She changed my life, and will change yours, too!
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Youmie F. November 16, 2014
Acting · In studio
Nicole has a very specific way of teaching that not only encourages actors but remind them that who they are is enough. She also is the only teacher that I have ever worked with that has the mind of a casting director. She understands the industry, she provides really valuable insight, She knows how to help an actor not only do a great job at the audition, but book the job. She is patient, understanding and has the ability to push you where you feel safe enough to break. I think that's the thing with her, she knows how to make an actor feel safe. Safe enough to share your talent with the world. I've taken many classes from different teachers in different states and Nicole is still number one on my speed dial. You want to be good? take any other teacher. You want to be great? She's your girl. I am not one to just hype people up. But I give honor where it's do and I was an actor that many people didn't see, and she helped me take the spotlight. I know she'll do the same for you.
Heather W. Seattle, WA

Professional actor since 1984, help with audition pieces, breath, vocal technique, methods.

About Heather

I have been tutoring and teaching private lessons on and off since 1994 and am now available to teach lessons at my home or yours. I have helped students with eartraining, vocal technique, breathing, repertoire, stylistic exploration, theory and improvisation. I received my training at Vancouver Community College and Capilano University in Vancouver BC, as well as prestigious jazz workshops in Banff, Vancouver and Port Townsend. As a professional singer and actor, I love to share the joy of music and performing with my students.

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