Kassy Coleman

Voice, Musical Theater, Pop, Opera

Hi, I’m Kassy. I am a guide for voice users of all kinds– singers, teachers, actors, trans folx, public speakers — to empower you to be at home in your own voice so that you can speak and sing with confidence and acknowledge and release the vocal issues you’ve experienced in the past. I believe you deserve to feel strong and happy in yourself and your voice. I have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in vocal performance. Post graduate school I studied
with Dr Joan Melton, Jeannie LoVetri, Lisa Popeil, the Estill Method and most recently with Renee Yoxon in their Trans Voice Alteration training. I am comfortable teaching classical vocal literature and opera, but I am moreover a specialist in contemporary vocal styles including musical theatre and pop. Singers will study vocal technique with genre-specific vocal warmups, vocal health, basic anatomy and physiology, song selection and preparation, audition practices, acting, music theory and sight singing. I am also a 500-hour E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) with over 2500 hours of teaching classes and workshops. I am also a reiki practitioner, specializing in the care of voice-users. These skills allow me to view the voice user as a whole being, not just a voice or an instrument. I will give you the tools to navigate everything that comes along with using your voice including breath practices that balance the nervous system, managing performance anxiety, collaboratively identifying and navigating vocal dysphoria in regards to gender and cultural expectations, finding support in your body to feel grounded and stable in yourself and generally being in your voice and body in a way that feels enjoyable and authentic to you while meeting the current performance expectations for your genre. I have offered many workshops and classes to diverse groups including a workshop offered to NATS Wisconsin members called the Pandemic and the Performer. Other workshops and classes I’ve led include Acting Through Singing, a guest presenter at One Voice NYC with Dr. Joan Melton, Voice of Yoga Workshop for UW EauClaire ACDA and Yoga for Performers at Carroll University and UW Whitewater. I was also a presenter of two workshops at VO Atlanta and sat on a panel of voice experts. My performance experience has been a mix of musical theatre and opera in roles such as Woman 2 in Songs for a New World, Edith Frank in Yours, Anne, Mama Noah in Children of Eden, and various Miscast performances with Music Theatre of Madison. Opera roles include Carmen in Peter Brook’s reduction of Carmen La tragédie de Carmen, Mere Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Dame Quickly in Falstaff and Bradamante in Alcina.

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