Private voice - JacqueJACQUE WILSON | Private Voice & Piano
Teaches on Wednesdays & Fridays
Contact | (617) 549-4757, jwilson1897@gmail.com

Jacque is hailed as a “passionate singer with beautiful warm tones”.   She has more than ten years of teaching experience including three years spent as a musical theater voice faculty at the University of Southern Maine.  She is a California native who spent the last decade performing and teaching on the east coast. Jacque holds a Master’s degree in opera performance from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. She was the alto soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, under conductor Bernard Haitink.  Favorite opera roles include: Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana).  Favorite Musical Theatre roles include: Julie Jordan(Carousel), Sarah Brown(Guys and Dolls), and Pitti Sing(The Mikado).


Jacquie DuckworthJACQUIE DUCKWORTH | Acting, Monologue Preparation for Auditions, & Dialect Training
Contact | (925) 330-8240, jacquieduckworth@pacbell.net

Jacquie is a Bay Area actress who recently appeared as Annette in Town Hall Theatre’s God of Carnage and the San Francisco Bay One Acts. Favorite roles include Mrs. Boyle in Mousetrap (Altarena), Dame Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (SF Shakespeare Festival) and King Edward in Henry VI, Part III (Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley). In addition to stage work, Jacquie has appeared on-camera for commercials (Blue Shield, Youthful Gold), industrials (Safeway, AAA), television (I Almost Got Away With It), and film (The Game, Who Wants to Go to Heaven). As a performer and educator, Jacquie toured schools throughout the state bringing history to life with Live Oakes Educational Theater’s Complete Condensed History of California and Coyote Tales.   She has directed student productions and taught acting and improvisational performance for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Town Hall Theatre, Girls Evolve and Adventure Theater. As a guest lecturer at City College of San Francisco she taught improvisation, creative thinking, and team collaboration. Jacquie is a graduate of UCLA and studied directing, British dialects, and audition techniques at Berkeley Rep and acting Shakespeare with Cal Shakes.


Private voice - KatyKATY STEPHAN | Private Voice, Piano & Composition
Teaches on Saturdays
Contact | (310) 529-6702, katyann7@yahoo.com

Vocalist, pianist, and composer Katy Stephan has created original music for several live theatre productions, including Red Light Winter (Azeotrope Theatre, Seattle) Under Milk Wood (Porchlight Theatre), Word For Word’s Three Blooms, and the Upon These Boards productions of Lysistrata Project, Bury The Dead and The Inkwell Communiques. She won a Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for best actress in a musical in 2005. Katy has recently been a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, for their concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, and previously for Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. She also appeared as a soloist and chorus member on the Grammy-nominated recording of the Mass with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie. Her voice can be heard in several motion picture soundtracks, a TV sitcom theme, and advertisements. Since January 2010, Katy has been writing and recording one new song every week. The results can be heard at www.every7days.com. Katy has performed in Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, the U.K. and the U.S. with various groups & projects. Her newest album of original songs, Lacemaking, is available at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.com.


Private voice - LizLIZ WHITNEY | Private Voice
Teaches on Wednesdays
Contact | (303) 817-6564, skylarkvoicestudio@gmail.com

Liz received her Masters Degree in Music with a Vocal Performance Concentration from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006 and has since owned and operated a thriving voice studio catering to elementary school aged through adult students. Liz’s teaching, as well as her singing, places an emphasis on Body Mapping, which is the study of our mental representation of our body’s size, structure, and function.  She is deeply inspired by Body Mapping because it teaches singers to become educated about and think independently about their bodies and voices and helps singers avoid injury. Liz teaches a wide variety of genres but places an emphasis on musical theatre as she feels that it is an accessible hybrid between classical and pop that is a cornerstone in developing technique.  In addition to teaching technique, Liz aids students in learning to sight read, understand music theory, refine stage presence, overcome performance anxiety, learn new repertoire, and prepare for vocal competitions/auditions.  She prides herself on her ability to work with singers at differing ability levels and with differing personality types.


Kate M squareKATE METROKA | Private Voice
Teaches on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Contact | (765) 686-2116, kmetroka@gmail.com

Kate Metroka is originally from Indiana, but got her degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami. She has performed in theaters across the country ever since, including the NYC Off Broadway Lion Theatre, the San Luis Obispo Opera, and the Syracuse Red House. After relocating to the Bay Area last July with her husband, she has made her mark at the Marines Memorial Theatre, Altarena Playhouse, the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, and has an upcoming debut at the Lesher Center next month. She is looking forward to starting a voice studio at Lamorinda with singers who are willing to work hard and try new techniques.


Tina StranceTINA STRANCE | Private Voice & Piano
Teaches on Mondays & Saturdays
Contact | (925) 381-2153, operadoll@hotmail.com

Tina holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She also enjoys working with local musical theatre and opera companies. Tina has been helping her private voice student’s age 10 and up learn healthy vocal technique in a safe and nurturing studio environment for the last ten years. All skill levels are welcome! Come learn to sing, build confidence and have fun!


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