I came to voice teaching in a roundabout way. I should have known it was what I wanted to do because, even as a teenager, I was coaching friends through songs and analyzing the singing of everyone from Whitney Houston to Mandy Patinkin. I found myself on the pre-med track at Tufts University, but shadowing doctors made me realize my heart was not in medicine. After completing degrees in Music and Psychology, I completed an M.F.A. in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre at Penn State University. It was there that my seemingly disparate interests coalesced into the flexible approach to teaching I utilize today.
My joy in the studio comes from helping singers condition their voice and body to respond to whatever expressive impulse they have. Over the last 17+ years of teaching, I’ve realized the path toward establishing reliable, compelling vocalism is different for each client.
Everyone who comes in is cross-trained in order to maintain optimum flexibility and expressivity. This all happens within a ‘Bel Canto/Can Belto’ framework, but I utilize modalities differently depending on their needs. In the studio, we combine contemporary voice science with Lessac, Fitzmaurice, Feldenkrais, Skinner Releasing/OSF, yoga, Cicily Berry, Estill, functional anatomy, neuroscience, dance technique, and various acting methodologies to foster the best, most emotionally connected singing possible.
I’m lucky enough to collaborate with and learn from so many incredible voice teachers, voice scientists, and musical directors. These experiences all help whether I’m working with someone who’s in a Broadway show, a singer-songwriter/recording artists, a TV and film actor who happens to be a great singer, or a killer cross-over artist.
I completed my Ph. D in Music Education at Penn State where my focus was Musical Theatre Voice Pedagogy. My journey to teaching, like many others, started with singing and evolved into a fascination with the voice and a passion for education. However, the critical moment that sent me down a path of discovery with teaching was facing challenges in my own voice.
I completed an undergraduate degree in vocal performance and ended up leaving school in worse shape than when I entered. After canceling a handful of upcoming performances, I was desperate to understand what happened to my voice and how I could get it back. This experience sent me on a journey to discover how our voice ‘works’ and how it can be ‘habilitated.’
There were two experiences that impacted my understanding of teaching throughout my study. First, was the realization there are physical properties of the voice that are agreed upon. This realization took place during my time at Boston Conservatory where I was able to study the anatomy, physiology, and physics that make up the human voice.
The second experience was understanding there are acoustic or ‘sound’ qualities of the voice that are agreed upon. This realization was guided by my tremendous mentors at Penn State University who so clearly articulated the qualities of sound associated with Musical Theatre singing.
An understanding of the structure of the instrument and the sounds of Musical Theatre singing acted as pillars upon which my understanding of teaching could rest. From there I needed to gain experience in the highly individualized process of guiding the education of singers.
Years later, I still rely on these ideas, but my most potent learning experiences come from the clients and teachers I interact with on a daily basis. Each teaching day is an experience of growth and learning and I am indebted to the brilliant colleagues and clients I am fortunate enough to interact with on a regular basis.
MEET YOUR COACHES
Team Lead, Voice Teacher, Song Coach
Leryn Turlington graduated from Florida State University for Musical Theatre and more recently earned a Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy from Shenandoah University. Since 2014, she’s called both Chicago and New York City “home” and has performed professionally in musicals, plays, commercials, concerts, and cabarets for over a decade. In addition to private voice, she’s a teaching artist for the Paramount School of the Arts and Endstation Theatre Company’s Youth Theatre Conservatory, and holds certificates for Levels I-III of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Level I of the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework, and Mental Health First Aid. Represented by Stewart Talent, she’s a member of both the Actor’s Equity Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Voice Teacher, Song Coach
ROSE VAN DYNE
Rose Van Dyne (she/her) is an actor, music director, and educator. As a member of the AAPI community, Rose constantly infuses her work with a drive toward diversity, equity, and inclusivity. In spring of 2022 Rose taught the inaugural Social Justice in Theatre course at University of California-Chico, which has now been implemented into the core curriculum of all theatre majors.
Select acting credits include 1776 (Broadway, ART), Cambodian Rock Band, All’s Well That Ends Well (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Interstate World Premiere (Mixed Blood Theatre), Spring Awakening (Argyle Theatre).
Music credits include: Broadway: Waitress (Re-opening) Music Fellow, BE LIKE BONE (Musical Theatre Factory) Music Supervisor, Dragon Baby (American Repertory Theater), Off-Broadway: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Out of the Box Theatrics), American Theatre Wing Songwriters Competition, TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (NAMT). Second Line (Pace University New Musicals, OSF), Baked! The Musical (Chicago Underscore Theatre Company), Sick Moves (Temple University New Musicals). @rose_van_dyne, www.rosevandyne.com
Currently in the Broadway Revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Jordan has been performing on stages across the world for over a decade. This includes productions ranging from musical theatre classics, to new works, to world premieres at some of the country's most well renowned Regional Theaters. Favorite credits include: Paramount Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and Sweeney Todd. Sting’s The Last Ship, the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt at the Tony Award Winning Theatre TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and the US Premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo at Pioneer Theatre Company.
Aside from his career performing, Jordan has spent equal time becoming an educator. When he was 19, Jordan developed a program in North East, Ohio that focused on preparing students for their collegiate theatre auditions. Since then, he has worked at various universities on Song Analysis while continuing to prepare students for their journey to the collegiate and professional world of theatre. Jordan believes in helping young artists feel a sense of belonging so that they may be confident in embracing their true ability to become a cultivator of change in this industry.
Jim is currently making his Broadway debut in Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire’s highly acclaimed new musical Kimberly Akimbo, based on the award winning play of the same name. National Touring credits include Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera, and Spring Awakening. Regional credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Voice of Quasimodo), Memphis (Huey), and The Circus in Winter (Gordon). When Jim's not performing on Broadway or with Symphony Orchestras across the US, he's a member of internet-sensation vocal group, T.3 (@t.3official)! They made their mark on social media platforms like Tiktok and Instagram with inventive arrangements of Disney, Broadway, and Pop songs leading them to become finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. They signed a deal with SNC Records, opened for Jay Leno’s comedy tour, and their debut album will drop later this year! Training: Penn State University. Follow Jim: @jimhogan220!
Team Lead, Song Coach
Alejandro is a pianist and music director from the Dominican Republic. Alejandro prides himself on his skills as a pianist, singer, music director, arranger, and leader. He attended the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music for Piano and Voice. After finishing his Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Alejandro was accepted into the Summer Music Apprentice program at Transcendence Theatre Company. Located in Sonoma, California, Transcendence produces a unique seasonal programming of live outdoor Broadway-style concerts, the award-winning Broadway Under the Stars.
Alejandro was able to accompany rehearsals, perform in 11-piece bands, and arrange and orchestrate so many pieces for these curated concerts. These concerts featured incredible Broadway Performers including Vasthy Mompoint (Ghost, Spongebob), Leslie McDonnel (American Idiot, Hairspray), Tony Gonzalez (Mamma Mia!), Shaleah Adkisson (Rent, Hair), Beth Kirkpatrick (Les Misérables), Felicia Finley (Smokey Joe's Cafe), and so many others! In addition, Alejandro moved on to work with incredible directors, choreographers, and music directors like Luis Salgado (In The Heights, OYF), Sue Draus (Beautiful), Matt Smart (Hamilton). After spending four and a half months in Sonoma County, Alejandro made the move to New York City. Alejandro has worked on 13 different shows (6 seasons) at Transcendence and has held many different leadership positions.
Alejandro has worked for companies in NYC like Bridge Arts Ensemble, Broadway Workshop, The Laurie Beechman, Applause, AfterWork Theatre, Joseph Harrell Voice Studio, Broadway Artists Alliance, and has performed at many different venues throughout the city. Alejandro now coaches and freelances in the city, as well as holds teaching positions at NYU and Marymount Manhattan. Currently, Alejandro is working with the company of Some Like It Hot on Broadway as part of Team Music!
Jared studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Theatre at Boston College and went on to train with Commonwealth Shakespeare and at Circle in the Square.
He’s appeared in plays and musicals off-Broadway and across the country. Favorite stage credits include: The Inheritance, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Spamalot!, Frankenstein, Fiddler on the Roof, Measure for Measure, and Cabaret. Jared regularly works with students in Columbia’s MFA Directing program.
Onscreen, you can catch him in The Flight Attendant, Gossip Girl, and American Horror Story. Upcoming projects see him collaborating with Tom Hollander, Joe Mantello, Gus Van Sant, and Steven Soderbergh.
Acting / Monologue Coach
Samantha (Sam) Littleford is a New York based Actor/Singer/Dancer, hailing from Southern California. The daughter of two Graham Dancers, Sam grew up obsessed with dance, theatre, and story-telling, and knew from a young age there was no other option than to do just that. She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University and has performed regionally at The Goodspeed Opera House, The Old Globe, The Indianapolis Symphony, and others. She is passionate about teaching professionals/ soon-to-be professionals in the industry, and creating movement for dancers of all levels to enjoy and feel confident in.
Shannon is a professional actor and choreographer based in New York City. She has performed on Broadway and served as dance captain in both A Bronx Tale and Pretty Woman. She has toured on the Broadway National tours of Hairspray (Tammy), Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), and Rock of Ages (Sherrie). Most recently, Shannon has workshopped and been seen in the out of town tryout for Come Fall in Love at The Old Globe, which is slated to come to Broadway in the near future. In addition to her performing, Shannon is an esteemed choreographer. She has choreographed and been the associate director for regional productions of A Bronx Tale, Head Over Heels, and Footloose. She is currently a director/choreographer for the Camp Broadway Organization and a coach for the Roger Rees awards hosted here in NYC. She has co-created and choreographed NY’s BoyBand Review and been hired to create industrials in the NY area. She prides herself on her versatility both on the stage and off to foster her ability to bridge the gap between the actors and the audience.
Acting/Monologue Coach, College Audition Advising
Carolyn graduated from Tufts University summa cum laude where she studied Theatre, English, and Music. Additionally, she trained at NYU/CAP21 and Manhattan School of Music before completing the 2-year training program at the William Esper Studio.
She has appeared in musicals and plays all around the country (and beyond). She appeared in Elephant Man at the Williamstown Theatre Festival alongside Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson. Carolyn was also in the premiers of Becoming Sylvia (NYTF), Trojan Women (Edinburgh Fringe), Something Wicked this Way Comes (Nu Musicals), and 330 Pegasus by award-winning playwright Melis Aker.
As a coach, Carolyn’s students have been accepted into many BFA and MFA programs. Additionally, Carolyn works as a producer for non-profit benefit concerts and workshops, the most recent being Broadway in the Berkshires and a weekend immersion program for the Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association. Carolyn is committed to helping empower students to be their most authentic, expressive selves in their artistry and is excited to help guide them, and their parents, smoothly through the college audition process.
A singer songwriter from New York, Hannah Corneau blends genres with her sweeping vocal range. With origins from the theatrical world, storytelling is paramount within her composition and expression.
Hannah made her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She has also starred as Edna St. Vincent Millay in the critically-acclaimed Transport Group production of Renascence. Previously, she traveled around the country as Yitzhak in the First National tour of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Her original show, 'beautiful little fool' is currently in development.
As an educator, Hannah has collaborated with students internationally to further motivate them to discover their unique and authentic artistic expression. Whether the focus is on Voice, Acting,TV/Film or Personal Creation, she is ready to delve into each performer's singular cognitive process to unlock the most effective path to artistic freedom.
Lauren Moore is a New York City based actor, mental health advocate and founder of Getting Moore Coaching. She received her BFA in Musical Theater from Pennsylvania State University. She has performed on National Tours, Off-Broadway, and Regional Theaters around the country. Some of her favorite credits include Beautiful, Mamma Mia, world premiere of Havana! directed by Warren Carlyle, Les Miserables, and A Christmas Story.
When she is not performing, she owns Getting Moore, a vocal and audition coaching studio for performers of all ages and experience levels. Getting Moore was started in 2018 to coach performers on building more confidence and healthy habits to bring to the audition room and beyond. Visit www.gettingmoore.com to learn mo(o)re!
Lauren has taught young performers around NYC/Westchester County for over a decade.
In addition to teaching, she was also the Communications and Engagement Manager for the nonprofit organization The Youth Mental Health Project who serves and supports the mental health of our youth. She is passionate about connecting her love of musical theater and mental health into her work to teach our students how we can use performing as a form of self care.
Lauren is so grateful to be joining the Broadway Vox team as we support and guide the next generation of performers!
Carly couldn’t be happier to be joining the BroadwayVox team! She is a passionate teacher and performer who received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She fell in love with choreographing at a young age and has found immense joy in teaching in-person and Zoom lessons to students across the country. Originally hailing from California, she grew up on a small farm and loves to encourage small-town kids to live their big city dreams! Her favorite thing is to bring out every student’s own personality and skills to let them shine in their audition.
As a performer, Carly said “Courtney, take your break!” across the country on the Legally Blonde National Tour. Select other credits include Kinky Boots, The Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, and The Last Five Years. She can’t wait to dance with you!