Working with Kayla is an absolute joy as everything she teaches has far-reaching effect. My singing has become much more natural and effortless after applying her principles. I heartily recommend her as a vocal coach for singers of any age or skill level.
- Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead
We offer vocal technique and performance training specializing in musical theater, pop/rock, cabaret and country. Most of our students are performance-oriented teenagers, though we welcome all levels and all ages from 8+. We also work with adults of all levels, from beginners to actors preparing for an audition, to the recording/performing professional.
"The only thing better than singing is more singing." -- Ella Fitzgerald
At right (above on mobile site): Jane Reagan, now an apprentice at New Rep Theater, Watertown, MA
Our goal is for singers to develop a solid grounding in vocal technique and a joyful confidence as performers. Vocal lessons include training and development of breathing coordination, vocal strength and relaxation, resonance and beauty of tone, and musical/dramatic understanding. We honor each singer's unique spirit while working to further develop their ability to make powerful emotional choices with their songs. In learning to become more present in every moment while singing, students grow as people and as sensitive artists who love their craft.
At left (above on mobile site): Cierra Potter, currently performing in NYC.
Private lessons can be booked on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Students can choose hour-long, 45-minute or 30-minute sessions. Contact us to discuss your needs and what would best serve your musical growth!
Julia Greene is cast as Penelope Pennywise in San Marin's upcoming production of "Urinetown". Oct 25-28.
Helene deMarcelles will be playing Pugsley in The Branson School's "The Addams Family".
Sleiman Elamadieh is appearing in "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Santa Rosa's 6th Street Playhouse.
Congratulations to Sofia Storey and Ellie Lauter! They are double-cast as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" produced by Stapleton Performing Arts. So excited to have both of the Belles be from our studio!
Frances diCarpegna, Chloe Flynn, Clara Spitz and Ellie Lauter will be performing at Aldersly Assisted Living in October. A big thank-you to all of them for making a difference in people's lives.
Congratulations to associate teacher Gillian Eichenberger! She has been nominated by the Maquee Theater Journalists for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical for her work in 6th Street Playhouse's "Illyria".
Redwood High School's Urinetown was a total success!!. Congratulations to Gillian for a stellar directorial debut!!
The Durango Songwriter's Convention in Denver was a whirlwind of panels, listening sessions and networking. I met many other wonderful songwriters and was treated to an incredible performance by 5 Nashville songwriters, all of whom have written No#1 hits. Along those lines, I am honored to be booked as a judge for the NorCal West Coast Songwriter's Competition next April.
Several dedicated and talented students from the studio will appear in Marin School of the Arts' "Bye Bye Birdie" directed by the incomparable Rodney Franz. Opens this November. I am also thrilled to once again be guest teaching at Redwood High School with the wonderful John Mattern. His uber-delightful students are rehearsing for an upcoming rock show. Details to follow.