Coaching with Emily
Welcome! If you're a musical theater student looking to get in depth one-on-one training, you've come to the right place. I offer private lessons in musical theater singing and acting both in person in NYC and virtually via Skype/ Zoom/ FaceTime.
While on the national tour of 'Something Rotten', I met fans and musical theater students from across the globe. People at the stage door would often approach me asking for advice: “How do you turn a passion for musical theater into a career?” “What are your audition tips and tricks?” “What is your warm up like before the show?” “How do you deal with performance anxiety?” This is how the Skype coaching began-- I wanted to help beyond a quick reply.
However, what began as audition/career coaching has blossomed into much more. I am now a certified voice teacher with IVA (Institute for Vocal Advancement) and I use acting techniques pulled from Stanislavski, Checkhov, Strasberg, Cohen, and more. I have always been a student of the world; I am exceedingly inquisitive and I'm driven by my love of learning. Through my training at the University of Cincinnati; College-Conservatory of Music, my time studying the IVA method, my personal experiences as an artist, and my insightful, nurturing and positive approach to learning, I am an ideal teacher for students of all levels.
Contact me here to set up your initial coaching. The first lesson will be discounted so that you can get a sense of how I work and see if it's a good match. Can't wait to meet you!
To receive your first discounted
lesson, email me here:
Wondering what a lesson with me might look like? Here are a few ways I can help:
Expanding repertoire (both songs and monologues)
College audition prep
Acting through song
Audition mentality/ overcoming nerves
Building dream roles
...and much more!
"Every session we dive into something new and enriching. As a young performer, it's tricky to branch out and expand into new roles and genres. Emily always finds new ways to help me grow as an actress and singer through character development, audition prep, monologue work, and so much more." -Lauren, 16, Texas
“Emily has been a huge help and resource for me during the college audition process. She has guided me in developing and connecting to my pieces, and overall making sure I am as prepared as I can possibly be! I’m so thankful that we could get through this hectic process together, I don’t know where I’d be without her!” -Ferin, 19, Iowa
"Emily's method of working on a piece is very easy to grasp and really helps expand one’s perspective of a scene and/or character. She is a wonderful coach as well as immensely talented." -Roni, 14, California
"Emily is such a joy to work with! She is very experienced, knowledgeable, and patient. She takes the time to understand my needs as a student and performer, and invests herself in the material I bring to her. Emily is an excellent coach, performer, and friend." -Kathryn, 20, Ohio