Orchestral Conducting, Piano, Vocal Coaching and Acting Lessons:
A unique and rare opportunity from some of ACT’s leaders during this time of social distancing

Private lessons conducted via Skype or Facetime
Tuition: $90 per lesson, 45-minute lessons

A WONDERFUL way to prepare and strengthen your skills before next audition season!

Theatre and music students, use your time at home constructively to refine your acting, performance and musical skills through remote individual instruction with ACT of Connecticut’s expert staff! The current hiatus from normal activity (music directing Broadway's Jagged Little Pill and directing and overseeing ACT's Mainstage season) leaves ACT Music Supervisor, Bryan Perri and ACT Artistic Director, Daniel C. Levine more time than usual to focus on their passion for developing new talent.  We hope some of our students will be able to take advantage!  See below for specific lesson opportunities.

 

Orchestral Conducting, Piano, Vocal Coaching with Bryan Perri

Orchestral conducting lessons are appropriate for any students (or adults) interested in learning the art of conducting an orchestra or band. Piano lessons for beginner or advanced students. And vocal coaching for all levels of singers. Bryan is the resident music supervisor at ACT of CT and is also the music director of JAGGED LITTLE PILL on Broadway. Bryan has conducted several Broadway and national tours including NEXT TO NORMAL, CHAPLIN, and was the conductor of WICKED for nearly a decade. His upcoming production of ALMOST FAMOUS opens on Broadway next season. Bryan has worked closely with Lindsay Mendez and Aaron Tveit on their live performances and concerts. While JAGGED LITTLE PILL (and Broadway) is temporarily shut down, Bryan is happy to spend some time working with students that he adores. These would be remote sessions and can be flexible with time and frequency.


Acting and Song Performance Lessons with Daniel C. Levine

While our Artistic Director Daniel C Levine is not currently directing a mainstage show at ACT, he is happy to spend this time helping students improve. Daniel is able to offer private acting lessons. These lessons can take several different forms: monologue study and performance, picking material that is right for you, song study, the art of performing a song, getting your book ready, acting a song, audition technique, and “what casting directors are really looking for”.

Scheduling Lessons

Lessons may not be scheduled until payment is received. Instructors will contact the student to schedule a lesson for a mutually agreed upon day and time. 

Scholarships Available

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generous support of Gary and Susie Singer, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for eligible students to receive a virtual singing or acting lesson(s) with Daniel C. Levine or Bryan Perri.

 

Eligible students are those between age 8-18, with a demonstrated interest in the performing arts, who are otherwise financially unable to purchase a lesson.

 

To apply, parents should submit a short statement referencing general financial need, including any COVID-related hardship.  Students should submit a short statement specifying the type of lesson they would prefer and answering the following questions:

 

 - Describe your past experience in the performing arts.

 

 - Why do theater and the arts matter?


 - How would you benefit from these lessons?

 

We are presently accepting applications and the application process will remain open until June 15.  Lessons must be redeemed by August 2, 2020, and scheduling is dependent on instructor availability.  All submissions should be sent to education@actofct.org.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of a lesson must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time in order to receive a make-up lesson at a time convenient to both the instructor and the student. No shows or failure to notify ACT and/or the instructor within 24 hours is considered a forfeited lesson. There are no refunds on forfeited, unused or cancelled lessons.

To register, complete the registration form and pay for your lesson.

 

We will be in touch shortly to schedule your lesson!

Questions? Email education@actofct.org for more information. 

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