About Kirsten’s Lessons
Genres: Musical theatre, pop/rock, jazz
Services: Audition preparation, music cuts & edits, character voice & accent training, performance anxiety coaching, vocal health & wellness consultations
Ages: Adults, teens, pre-teens, and serious (but not too serious!) kids.
Experience levels: All experience levels
Tuesday-Friday afternoons & evenings
Saturday mornings & afternoons
Kirsten discovered her passion for singing at the early age of four when her grandmother brought her to sit in on church choir rehearsal. Little did she know that would spark a journey from performing in countless choirs and musical theatre productions to directing children’s theatre shows across the country.
Though she earned a degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Virginia and has accumulated years of professional experience in that field, Kirsten has enjoyed studying all vocal styles from classical to belt to contemporary rock/pop to find the right blend of techniques for her own voice. She now uses this knowledge to discover the best strategy for her students. Constantly learning, Kirsten is an accredited track member of the International Voice Teachers of Mix (IVTOM) and is currently earning her certification in Peak Performance Coaching with Dr. Jon Skidmore.
When not teaching, Kirsten actively performs with Central Florida Community Arts and various theatres in Central Florida. Recent performances include the title role in Mary Poppins (Spotlight Theatre), Kate McGowan in Titanic: The Musical in Concert (CFC Arts), and Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Athens Theatre Company).
Kirsten loves guacamole, owns an embarrassingly large collection of Mary Poppins paraphernalia, and oddly enjoys color-coding and organizing.