The Studio at MCA - Private Lessons in Voice & Acting for ages 10+

About the Program

Mainstage Center for the Arts is here to help you improve your voice and acting skills, whether it is gearing up for a professional direction or just the sheer joy of performing. Our teaching artists can share their expertise and experience to make this a growing and enjoyable opportunity for ages 10+



Purchased in 4 or 10 session packages.

Session Length 4 Sessions Price/session
30 Minutes $175.00 $43.75 
50 Minutes  $240.00 $60.00
Session Length 10 Sessions Price/session Savings
30 Minutes $375.00 $37.50 $62.50
50 Minutes $555.00 $57.50 $45.00

#2 REVIEW TEACHER BIOS. Please note that teachers are only available on certain days and times.  So if schedule is the priority verses the teacher. Consider schedule first.

COURTNEY BIRD — Ace Your Audition, Acting Company, Private Acting

Courtney Bird (she/they) holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Songwriting from The University of the Arts. She is certified in 3 Stage Combat weapons: Single Sword, Broadsword, and Rapier & Dagger. She’s had a Successful and Art-Filled year, having just directed Finding Nemo Jr. at Mainstage. She is thrilled to be directing the studio’s Acting Company class again, Ace Your Audition and Improv, introducing students and audience members to new theatre pieces and new skills to accompany. She is always interested in finding new ways to encourage and uplift young, theatrical Voices.


ALLISON ROSSI –  Private Piano

Allison Rossi is a music teacher, pianist, and accompanist. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Entertainment Business, she has studied piano for over 30 years and has taught piano for over 20 years. Aside from running private studios in Southern New Jersey and Central Florida, she has served as Music Director for Mainstage Center for the Arts Summer Stage program and has performed as an orchestra pit pianist for countless musicals in New Jersey. Allison is a K-6 and music-certified teacher through the NJ Department of Education.


SHAUN YATES – Private Voice

Shaun is a native of San Angelo, Texas who came to the Philadelphia area by way of New York and multiple regional contracts. Shaun has been seen on stage all over the country in shows like Annie Get Your GunGodspell, Big Fish, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and more. Most recently Shaun performed in RENT with New Light Theatre Co. to great critical and audience reviews. 

Shaun has worked locally with The Walnut St. Theatre, Bootless Stageworks, The Eagle Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts, Candlelight Theatre, Camden County Stages, New Light Theatre Co., and many more. 

As a teacher Shaun has vocal directed, directed and choreographed for all ages from young children through adults. Shaun teaches with Camden County Community College and has valuable experience helping students craft repertoire for auditions, craft songs for performances, and select material that makes them shine. 

You can join these  lessons regardless of your  ability and help yourself take your passion to a higher level.   So, what are you waiting for?

#3 REGISTER NOW. You can join these lessons regardless of your ability and help yourself take your passion to a higher level. So, what are you waiting for? Click on this link below to inquire with our studio staff. Our staff will get back to you in 48 hours to schedule your lessons.

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3 Major Benefits of Taking Singing Lessons

Are you passionate about singing? Want to build a better connection with the audience? Want to feel more confident while performing? Or, perhaps your child is very inclined towards music and you’re planning to enroll him or her in singing lessons. Well, whatever be the reason, voice lessons can prove to be just perfect. Whether you are looking forward to turning your passion for singing into a career or simply a hobby, professional singing lessons can definitely help you to achieve your goals.

Learning to sing is not just about sounding good. There’s much more to it. A professional singing coach can help you take your passion to next level and reach new heights.

Mentioned below are few of the many benefits of taking professional voice lessons at Mainstage Center for the Arts:

  • Building a better connection with the audience: It’s always the overall performance that counts. It’s never just about singing on the stage. You might have an amazing voice and the right knowledge of high and low pitch, but until and unless you don’t know how to present yourself, you can’t be called a complete performer. With the help of singing lessons, you will be able to depict the uniqueness of your personality and thus, build a better connection with the audience. You can work on developing your sound along with conveying the emotion of the song through your voice. You will also learn to add-in little nuances that are uniquely you.
  • Build confidence: There is no denying the fact that even the most confident and outgoing people tend to get a little anxious before their performance on stage. A professional vocal training can help you in getting past the fear of people judging you and developing confidence at the same time. The more confident you feel, the better you deliver. This will help in enhancing your stage presence and keep the audience engaged with your performance.
  • Sing with ease and clarity: The vocal lessons help you, as a singer, to achieve a finer grasp of a musical style, apt performance techniques, focus, proper articulation, and delivery. You will learn how to use proper breath support, increase vocal range, sing with ease and clarity and learn to project your voice. You can work on enhancing the quality of your voice and also learn to express and interpret songs in a better way.