Kateland Cunningham Studio

Kateland Cunningham Studio

5.0 (4)
Best of 2019
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

You want to sing or act! There is a passionate voice calling from deep within your heart trying to express itself. 

Perhaps you have taken lessons in the past but you didn't get the results you wanted, or even worse found that singing or performing became much harder or confusing from a teachers "technique"! 

Or you are new to singing and want to develop life long healthy singing habits and the confidence to share your passion and musical storytelling with the world. Or new to acting and dont even know where to begin.

I work one on one with every student, in an ego free and safe environment, to help them develop healthy vocal production/ a reliable "actor's tool belt", and a roadmap to achieve their unique artistic vision and career goals. 

I deeply believe in, and advocate for, the intentional and intelligent artist, equipping all of my students with the confidence, tools, and training to make and trust their own artistic choices, both in shaping the music or script and in shaping their careers.

I offer both in home lessons or a studio location.

Kateland has been teaching voice lessons since 2011. She has her Masters of Music in Voice Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, her Bachelors of Music from UC Irvine, and is a trained teaching artist.

Kateland's unique approach to teaching is an amalgamation of her years of classical training and performance, career goal setting, mindfulness, and acting training. She specializes in teaching musical theater and opera to students of all ages.

I love helping students reach and celebrate the "Ah-Ha!" moments in coachings and lessons. It is so exciting to see the development of an idea blossom into an new realization

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Credentials

Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Lauren Ondracek

    I worked with Kateland on a song for a musical theatre audition and it was SO helpful! She brought not only an understanding of music and healthy technique, but also helped me understand how my voice works so that I can get the sound I want from a place of more understanding of my instrument. She really brings a personal approach to each student, I always felt like she was really listening to my voice and approaching it from a unique perspective of how it felt for me and what I personally needed. She's also super sweet and encouraging, so the lesson was not only helpful but fun too! I highly recommend working with her.

  • David Lutz

    I had a phenomenal experience with Kateland! Me being a novice in regards to understanding my own voice instrument and how it all works, I really appreciated how she broke down scientifically all the different parts that go into the sounds we make when we sing or even talk. I felt very educated after my session! With guidance from Kateland I was able to play around with my voice and explore my own sound. From breathing technique to where I should focus my voice depending how high or low I needed to go I was really able to improve the quality of my singing from just ONE lesson! Two thumbs up, 5 stars, 10 out of 10 this girl knows what she's doing. Highly recommended!

  • Marc Gutierrez

    When Kateland first told me about her class, I thought wow I can try this, I’d never sought out singing but it’s more than that and how Kateland showed me how it relates to acting, I was amazed, and how comfortable I felt with the techniques Kateland teaches, and I know you will be sweetly amazed!!!

  • Brooke H.

    Katie is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her craft! She personalizes each lesson with the student's goals in mind. Katie is reliable, kind, fun, and a great teacher! I have dramatically improved vocally since working with Katie...she works you until you get it right, I love that! Katie is the BEST...I highly recommend her! =)



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Every student has a personalized lesson plan based on their goals, interests, and skill level.

In singing lessons students will develop a healthy technique, and confidence in their artistic choices and performance skills.

In acting coaching students will learn to break down a scene, emotionally connect with the material, and find confidence in the naturalness and ease of their performance


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Kateland has been teaching voice lessons since 2011. She has her Masters of Music in Voice Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, her Bachelors of Music from UC Irvine, and is a trained teaching artist.

Kateland's unique approach to teaching is an amalgamation of her years of classical training and performance, career goal setting, mindfulness, and acting training. She specializes in teaching musical theater and opera to students of all ages.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

1 hour voice lessons $80.00

1 hour acting coaching $45.00


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I encourage all students to "shop around" find a teacher or a coach that you connect with and feel comfortable learning from. There are many teaching styles and "personalities" out there. When you trust and respect the teacher or coach you generally are able to develop faster as a student!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask yourself:

What goals do I want to achieve?

What skills do I want to develop?

Then use your answers to create questions when meeting with a new teacher. Based on the teacher's answers you will quickly discover if the teacher can help you reach your goals and if you are on the same page as far artistic style, as well as the time frame of skill development.

(True skill development takes time and practice, preparation/ coaching for auditions and performances can be prepared within a time frame)


Lessons offered

Classical Voice Lessons Opera Voice Lessons Singing Lessons Child Acting Lessons Film And Tv Acting Classes Acting Classes Musical Theater Classes