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My daughter Caroline has been going to Coastal Music Studios since January and really enjoys her voice lessons. She received a gift certificate for a series of lessons from her grandmother as a Christmas gift. Andy was really great at working with my mother long distance, connecting the two families (as we had both made inquiries) and getting the gift certificate out to my daughter by Christmas. We initially contacted Coastal Music as my daughter LOVES to sing in the car - and as a soccer family we spend a lot of time in the car! Sometimes the singing needed some help. After only 10 weeks of lessons, we can clearly hear a difference in my daughter's voice and enunciation. The singalong sessions are a lot of fun now and we get to appreciate Caroline's beautiful voice - who knows, Caroline may be referring me to singing lessons next!
I feel Jennifer and I have a great connection , we get along fabulously. She is a tremendously talented musician and singer (obviously ). Her abilities as a pianist and singer is equally matched by her ability to professionally yet pragmatically teach,mentor, tutor and guide one in the art of operatic singing. We have established goals. She is the epitome of promptness. I always look forward to my lessons with Jennifer. It is an honor to be her student . Sincerely - Dave
My daughter Sarah was frightened to go before an audience. She even refused to rehearse her lines and sing in front of her parents. We worked with singing and acting coaches, but it was Theresa Finamore that really changed my daughter. Once we started working with Theresa, we dropped all the other coaches. Theresa was positive and vivacious. She brought fun to the whole acting and singing experience. She turned my daughter from a shrinking wall flower to the star of her school musical. The experience with Theresa changed my daughters life. She now has confidence and poise whenever she is in front of an audience.
My experience with Cris has been nothing but putstanding. He is nothing but constructive and helpful, and his experiences with acting and musical theatre have been a huge asset to me. He is a wonderful teacher that has helped me grow as a performer more than any other teacher I have had. His love for the craft is evident, and his enthusiasm for coaching is priceless. I attribute all of my successes as an actor in the past five years to his direction.
Eulis was very welcoming and accommodating. I'm a beginner when it comes to singing and Eulis made me feel very comfortable and was very constructive and creative when trying to explain the mechanics of singing which can sometimes seem a bit abstract. Looking forward to more lessons soon!
Gigi started from scratch with my son whom had never had a singing lesson with parents who are have no musical skills. The minute we met, I knew Gigi's positive attitude and natural enthusiasm was a perfect fit. Gigi quickly understood my son's learning style and has patiently taught him the technical aspects of singing while continuing to build his self confidence. She also stepped in on short notice to prepare him for an acting audition in LA. Prior to Gigi, my son was unprepared for every musical theater audition yet now he goes in with the correct music and a well rehearsed song that features his vocal strengths. Once we started with Gigi, he got his first call back!
Robert is a natural with kids. He is patient, kind and really listens to what kids have to say. He is a gifted teacher and I would recommend him without reservation for any age group.
Paul is an excellent Acting Coach. He is great with dissecting scenes and helps you get in touch with your character’s emotions. I would definitely recommend him!
Tori is truly an amazing vocalist, teacher, and mentor. She doesn't just focus on the same old techniques used by most vocal teachers, but she is creative and keeps you excited about your lessons. I came to Tori looking for a vocal coach, but I have received so much more. I have gained knowledge about the music industry, artist development, and tools to release my first single. I am usually very uncomfortable opening up to people, but Tori’s welcoming, and positive attitude has allowed me to let down my guard, and grow as an artist. I’m so thankful for Tori’s guidance.
As a former professional dancer myself, I have the ability to take your already-talented and -trained student to the next level, as well as teaching within such a structure that can take you from a beginner to an intermediate in record time. I am lucky to have had a promising career, having danced with the ABT, TBT, and Broadway Tours, as well as numerous productions with well-respected performers such as Sally Struthers, John Vaughn, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Berkeley, Joe Tremaine and more. Ultimately, I turned to acting, working with top talents consistently in TV, film, and theater since. .
I offer a fun, interactive teaching style that encompasses more than 20 years of performing and 15 years of teaching experience. As a performer, I have worked as a professional singer, actor, musician and dancer. I have always had a passion for teaching, directing and composing. While my love for performing has lessened over the years, I have found my true calling: teaching, directing and helping others to find their passion for music and the performing arts. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies with a special emphasis in music, theater, dance and psychology. I am a graduate candidate working on completing my thesis as my final requirement for a Master of Arts degree in music at San Diego State University. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Lesson Details Good technique, styling and musicianship are very important, but you have got to have fun learning and performing! I channel and encourage each student's creativity while helping him to learn to use his gifts as expertly as possible. My students can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on television, in commercials, in the movies, and in professional regional theater throughout the United States. I have proudly seen many of my students go on to pursue higher education and careers in music, theater and dance. Studio Equipment Studio/Office: desk, piano, mirrors, sound system, chairs and extensive collection of sheet music and arts related books I teach ages 5-85 and all skill levels. I also teach students with special needs. Parents can sit in on lessons. My specialties are the following: * voice: speech level singing, Broadway music, popular music, classical and speaking * piano: classical, improv, harmonization and songwriting * acting: theatrical acting, acting for the camera, voice over, comedy and improvisation * Other: conducting, ear training, performance coaching, audition coaching and music theory
Bring out the best actor inside of you! I offer acting programs for adults and children in the North County area of San Diego. My youth program is called Kids Act and operates in 6 different sites in San Diego County. Whether you are interested in honing skills to head out for auditions or are looking to feel more comfortable standing up in front of a group, my program will benefit you. "Aleta is a wonderful instructor who brings out your very best acting ability. She works on refining your movements, vocal intonations and finding the motivation of the character you are portraying and all in a very subtle way. Receiving this level of instruction is rare." Scott Morgan, former student
I provide private or group lessons in singing, acting and dancing. As a teacher, I take the time to get to know my students. This helps in getting results. What works for one student, may not work for another. Singing-expand your range, improve tone and technique/breath support. Styles: Musical theater and pop Acting - learn how to build a character and sustain it through an entire piece! Work on monologues and scene study. Dance - beginner to advance in tap dance Beginner - jazz
I can direct, give acting tutoring, help with stage/lights and improv, get people ready for auditions, etc.
We don't believe in breaking down students to rebuild them in the image of the dancer we want. Instead, we guide our students into finding the dancer hidden inside them, the expression of what's in their hearts. If your desire is to be a professional, we can hold you to that purpose but if your desire isn't that lofty, you'll find your place here as well. And, we will be happy to help you get to whatever's your goal.
I am an acting and voice teacher to kids and young adults. Whether you have no experience at all, or years of experience performing, and would like to further understand your craft and discover your own unique artistry, then look no further I will give you the tools you need to create great work you will be proud of.
I teach with the heart and soul. You are guaranteed to learn and appreciate. I help you overcome shyness and fear so you can perform with confidence.
Me? After graduating with a degree in Theater & Liberal Arts, I've worked with the A-List in both Hollywood & the music industry. I've done commercials, performed at a Superbowl for 75,000 roaring fans, starting out as a child actor on Romper Room! In acting, I work with students who want to practice their ability to portray a certain character by understanding how that character thinks & feels & how s/he got to be that way. We can work on your current scene study, cold reading, method acting, classical acting, voice overs, improvisation, and/or physical theater, to emphasis blocking & movement for screen or stage. In music, I work with singers & songwriters who want to sing or writer songs in the following genres: pop, folk, new age, classical, or metal. Studying piano and voice for many years, I wrote songs with a 3-Time Grammy-winning producer for 7 years. Together, you & I will work on your understanding of music, songwriting, and singing in your favorite genre. Learning my vocal exercises will build your voice, as well as the sustainable use of your voice. If your chosen genre is classical, jazz, pop, r&b, country, beginning opera, musical theater, folk, then I can help you build a voice which will last for years!
We offer students not only training -but opportunity - and in this we stand alone in all the programs offered in the San Diego area - this year I directed a feature film and 90% of the actors in the film were students or alumni - if you're looking to both train - and work - in San Diego - there is no better program than Acting Professionally.
When it comes to acting, singing or guitar, I can help. So, come down, or I can come to you. My passion is your lessons.
I am able to demonstrate and play with students to develop fun and creative confidence while also progressing with reading and factual elements of the music language. Through interactive, positive and caring energy, the individuals I begin working with find it natural to use new knowledge and put into practice. Students realize they have had most of it inside themselves already and continue to absorb new ideas with me to expand their musical vocabulary. Those I work with enjoy the practice process/the journey, as my passion from having lived (and do now) a musical life for over 30 years influences their presence and journey effectively. I love sharing music, and I have many methods in which to offer for a dynamic and fitting approach to the individual. I am looking forward to hearing from you.