We offer lessons in voice and piano as well as individual audition prep sessions. Our space is limited per instructor so a request must be made before the lessons can be scheduled. Audition preparations can be scheduled individually. All other lessons (voice, piano, etc) are scheduled in groups of 4 lessons at a time. Each student can sign up on a month to month or semester by semester basis.
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*Please be specific on time of day that you are interested in and if you are looking for 30 minute or 60 minute lessons*
Half Hour Lessons: $30
Hour Lessons: $50
Lawren Hill, soprano, is thrilled to join Authentic Community Theater as their voice and piano instructor! Lawren holds a teaching position at St James School and was formerly a part of the Frostburg University voice faculty. She also maintains a large private studio of voice and piano students with Music and Arts. Lawren is extraordinarily passionate about teaching and cares very deeply for her students, spending the vast majority of her time in the studio.
Recent performances include the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, the title role in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opus Concert Theater, Fanny Wiggins in Sousa’s Chris and the Wonderful Lamp, and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with Way Off Broadway. Miss Hill’s previous credits include the soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria with the Masterworks Chorale of Massachusetts, Sophie* in Werther (Boston Opera Collaborative), ensemble in Sir John in Love (Odyssey Opera), Josephine in HMS Pinafore (Ohio Light Opera), Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (Shepherd University), and the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Masterworks Chorale (SU). She has also been a soloist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and performed with the enCanta Collective in New York City. Scene work includes Le Nozze di Figaro, Lakmé, and Carmen.
Ms. Hill is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where she received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and of Shepherd University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance. Lawren enjoys musical outreach, including serving as the music director for the Rural Artists Project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and various outreach performances all over Manhattan for children and the elderly.
Zane Oberholzer: Mondays & Thursdays
Zane has been pleasing audiances in the tri-state area for decades and is excited to start working individually with the talent at ACT! Zane has recently directed Grease and Oklahoma for ACT’s Community Theatre and will be working with their ACTjr program for their spring production of Willy Wonka Jr. Some of his favorite theater experiences have been, directing and music directing younger casts in different theatres in Frederick, working with the Washington County Playhouse here in Hagerstown, and bringing to life shows that most say can’t be done!
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