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About Private Music Lessons
Stagecrafters Youth Theatre is a dramatic arts program which seeks to help each student realize a positive self-image through the practice and technique of theatre. The program seeks to provide a family atmosphere, fostering growth and confidence within each individual, through their philosophy of process over product. Stagecrafters prides itself on nurturing students' independence while maintaining the importance of teamwork. From afterschool and Saturday classes to Private Coaching for Acting and Voice, Stagecrafters offers a wide variety of classes and activities for students of all ages from preschool on up. We stage eight mainstage productions each year!

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  • Private Voice, Drums and/or Piano Coaching

    Want to work on your vocal range or learn to play the piano or drums? Private weekly 30- minute lessons are available with our talented and professional team members to help you expand your craft. You can work on material of your choice, making weekly lessons a great way to prepare for an upcoming audition. There is a detailed cancellation policy, please inquire about it prior to registering. Lessons are by advanced appointment only and must be paid for at the time of booking. Please note that private lessons are not considered a Stagecrafters class. Once you register for a day, the coach will reach out to participants on a first come first serve basis to select a time. Please understand that you may not receive your first choice of time but we will do our best to accommodate all schedules. Attendance Policy: Lessons missed due to student illness or any other circumstance are still considered billable. Lessons canceled due to school closing, graded school events only (i.e. – band/choir concerts – if advanced notice is given) or a Stagecrafters approved event are excused and you will not be billed for the lesson. Please be aware that a written note or courtesy call to cancel a lesson does not mark that lesson as “excused” and our coaching staff is not required to follow-up with each student regarding absences. LIST OF COACHES BELOW: Ann Marie Falcone, Vocals and Piano - $30 per 30 Minute Lesson Ann Marie is a composer, soprano, clarinetist and music teacher who is grateful for the lessons she received throughout her life. She has been teaching since 1994, and her students have accomplished great thing, including: being accepted to the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Music School Settlement Orchestra. Her students participate in studio recitals and OMEA contests, and two have even won a Cleveland Heights High School senior solo in their concerto competition. Her voice students have joined the Singing Angels of Cleveland and performed in musicals at Heights Youth Theater, Beachwood Theater, the Beck Center, Hathaway Brown’s Summer Theatre Institute as well as their school productions and of course Stagecrafters productions. Maria DiDonato, Vocals and Piano - $30 per 30 Minute Lesson Maria has her Masters in vocal performance and bachelors degree in music education with a minor in theatre. Maria is currently a Music Theory professor at Cuyahoga Community College at the Western Campus and is the music director for Cleveland State University. Maria not only enjoys teaching vocal techniques to all ages; she also enjoys performing. Maria is a gem to our team. Amy Linden, Vocals - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Amy Linden is from Cleveland, OH and grew up in the Stagecrafters program! Her first role was Simeon in Joseph... in 1994. She now lives in the NYC area working as an actress and voice teacher. As an actress, most notably, Amy appeared on the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown. Amy has been teaching voice privately for 10 years, and is also an Associate Voice Teacher at the Andrea Saposnik Studio in Hudson Valley, NY, as well as a Vocal Tech coach for MTCA (Musical Theatre College Auditions). Amy's MTCA students have gotten into prestigious BA and BFA programs all over the country, including NYU Tisch, UNCSA, Marymount Manhattan, Oklahoma City University, Ithaca College, Rider University and the Boston Conservatory, among others. Amy is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the New York Vocal Coaching Pedagogy Certification program, and has attended the CCM Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University. Amy specializes in Musical Theatre and Contemporary voice styles, and believes that your training should be just as UNIQUE as you are! Let's sing it to the rafters! More information and media can be found at amy-linden.com. Corey Shotwell, Vocals & Piano - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Corey is a classically trained tenor specializing in the performance of music from the 14th-18th centuries. A native of West Michigan, he recently received a M.M.A. from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. He received a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University. Recent concert engagements include Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC, as well as performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. He has been a Young Artist Apprentice with Cleveland's Apollo’s Fire, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Carmel Bach Festival. He has been an instructor of voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the College of Wooster, and Cleveland State University and he has won awards in the field of vocal pedagogy. When not indulging in music-related activities, he enjoys hiking, petting cats, and brewing coffee. Justin Hart, Drums - $30 Per 30 Minute Lesson Justin is a Cleveland-based professional drummer and percussionist with over twenty-five years of musical experience. He has enjoyed working as a freelance drummer for theater, recordings and live performances for the past decade around Ohio and neighboring states. He is always excited to help students follow their beat through music. Claire Connelly, Vocals - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Claire is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and she recently received her masters degree in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Claire has performed in numerous operas, operettas and musical theater around the country and she continues to perform in the Cleveland area. She has been a loyal Stagecrafters team member for over ten years and brings priceless experience to our team. Emily Curto, Piano & Vocals - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Emily is thrilled to join the Stagecrafters team. She recently graduated with her Masters in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University and holds a Bachelors in Vocal Performance from Susquehanna University. She has been teaching Music Theory, Voice & Piano for 5 years in both the classroom and private setting.
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