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I have a TOEFL certificate - and have taught some ESL classes at TransWorld - where I received my certification. I also have tutored individuals in practical English language skills including vocabulary, reading/comprehension and writing skills for everyday living.
I am a singer/actor with extensive performing experience all over the Bay Area. For the last several years in addition to performing, I have been directing and working as an Acting Coach for Singers. I work with musical theatre, cabaret and opera singers on stage presence and acting in a musical context: How to smoothly integrate the craft of acting into the art of singing to touch, move and inspire an audience as a singing actor - and create believable characters.
I teach musical theatre acting and/or the craft of auditioning for the musical theatre: How to choose a piece, how to target your audition - what an audition is and what it is not - how to edit songs, how to effectively work with an accompanist, and audition etiquette.
i also can teach theatre history of musical theatre - and work with actors on monologue preparation or coach an actor preparing specific roles. I work with all levels, beginner to professional. My sessions are great fun, supportive and informative, and I work with all levels - beginner to professional.
NATS ( National Association of Teachers of Singing), Theatre Bay Area and numerous theatre companies have sponsored my audition workshops, and many local voice teachers have hired me to coach their students on acting. I am now available for private tutoring.