Private Lessons/College Preparation Coaching 

Winter 2021 Private Lesson Schedule:

Mondays 8pm-9:30pm

Wednesdays 1pm-5pm

One Saturday a month 12pm-4pm

(12/12, 1/16, 2/20)

 Click here  to schedule! 

Now offering private lessons in the following areas:

  • Musical Theater Audition Technique

  • College Preparation Coaching: This includes insight into various college programs, monologue and song selection guidance, pre-screen video taping, Skype feedback from industry professionals. 

  • Private acting lessons for the stage and on camera

  • Commercial Audition Technique

*Melanie does NOT offer individual vocal lessons. Musical theater coaching sessions are based on acting choices within the song. 

Private Coaching Pricing:

*All lessons are 40 minute virtual lessons for $40.

*Choose 40 min Private Lesson when booking 

*Only Venmo or PayPal will be accepted

College Prep Coaching: $40/hr per lesson plus $150 yearly consultation fee (includes headshot session with two edited photos, resume development, recommendation letter, monologue and song research and preparation, program research, filming of pre-screen video if needed and Skype feedback with industry professionals and unlimited communication with Melanie via email/phone )

 *Fee can be made in payments. 

*Studying with a private coach dedicated to college/university admissions will increase your chances of getting into a performing arts college greatly. You will have someone to help you through the entire process from choosing the right colleges to apply to, knowing what material is best to present to each individual program and helping you make the right decision for you and your family.

*All private lessons are held at Melanie's home studio in Sewell, NJ 

Musical Theater Competition Troupe

Melanie is partnering with The Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts to introduce a brand new musical theater competition team for high school students in South Jersey. This is a weekly class that gives middle and high school theater students in the area the opportunity to compete at various regional competitions. Students will compete in both solo and ensemble performances this spring! Please check the center’s page for more information on auditions for next year's team and other exciting learning opportunities this year. LYCEUM HALL CENTER FOR THE ARTS     


Workshops/School Visits - 

Now offering school visits for an informational College Audition Seminar for students and families. Email for more details!


NJ Teacher of Theater Arts Certification grades K-12

NJ Certification of Eligibility, Elementary grades K-5

Previous teaching experience include lessons based on:

  • Introduction to Acting

  • History of Theater 

  • Film Acting

  • Commercial Acting

  • Old Age and Special Effects Makeup 

  • Original Monologue Development

  • Monologue presentation

  • Audition Technique

  • College Preparation

  • Improvisation

  • Broadway History

  • Business of the Arts

  • Casting

  • Headshot/Resume Preparation

  • Ensemble Building

Melanie with VHS Alumni at The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Concert

Special Effects Makeup Lesson

Special Effects Makeup Lesson

The cast of Violet the Musical, Bucks County Student Theater Festival

Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, Bucks County Student Theater Festival

Choreography Lesson, Private Workshop

Choreography Lesson, Private Workshop

On Camera Commercial Acting, Private Workshop

Choreography Lesson, Rittenhouse Row

Private Workshop

On Camera Commercial Acting, Private Lesson

Outstanding Actor, Actress,Direction and Featured Dancer at The South Jersey Student Theater Festival

The cast of Mary Poppins

The cast of Mary Poppins

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