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!
Here is must-see! Associate teacher Gillian Eichenberger plays the timeless Juliet in "Romeo & Juliet", at the Throckmorton Theater, Feb1-3, 8-10. Don't miss it!
Congratulations to Sofia Storey and Ellie Lauter who are double-cast as Belle in the Stapleton Theater's production of "Beauty and the Beast", January 18-20, and 25-27.
Kudos to Sleiman Elamadieh for landing the role of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Terra Linda High. It plays Feb 8-10. Gia Asher will appear as FrumaSarah and Sabrina Gellini will shine in the ensemble.
Julia Greene has been cast as the iconic Dolly in "Hello, Dolly!", at San Marin High School. Opens this March.
Chloe Flynn will ignite the stage as one of the murderesses in the Throckmorton Theater's upcoming youth production of "Chicago", March 8-10, 15-17
Three cheers to Michaela, Alex, Riley, Ula, Sofia, Sally and Powell who performed in the Marin School of the Arts' production of "Bye Bye Birdie", last November/December, directed by the incomparable Rodney Franz. They kept up their energy and enthusiasm despite the bad air and chaos brought about by the Camp Fire. Good work, everyone!
And, a big shout-out to the singers in the music department at Redwood High School. The rock show in December was...well, it ROCKED!!. Kudos to your amazing teacher, John Mattern. It was such a pleasure working with all of you!
Finally, I am honored to be booked as a judge for the Northern California West Coast Songwriter's Competition this April.