Drama, Voice, and Piano, Katie Dixon
M.M. Mannes School of Music B.M. Chapman University Magna Cum Laude The Metropolitan Opera Guild High School The Academy for Performing Arts Diploma Raleigh Film Studios Diploma Heidi Marshall On-Camera Acting Award Who’s Who Among Students Grant Musical Theatre West Footlighters Outstanding Opera Achievement Chapman Conservatory of Music Award The Marcello Giordani Foundation Best Vocalist MACY Award Best Vocalist The Orange County Cappie Award Friends of the Arts at Cerritos
“My teaching philosophy is to develop the full potential of each and every student by building their confidence, nurturing their love of the arts, and allowing them to express themselves in a safe and positive environment. I have a great deal of patience and understanding, and am extremely passionate about teaching people and helping them grow artistically.
I am trained in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Jazz, which makes me an extremely versatile and well-rounded teacher. This enables me to help my students with any style they desire to learn more about, allowing them to cross between multiple genres of music to become a truly multitalented artist. I also incorporate and draw upon the importance of the Alexander Technique in my lessons to build a strong foundation of breath support and connection within one’s body. Acting is also of upmost importance, and I love breaking down the text with my students to discover many new and exciting moments together.
Being an artist is all about creativity, and I look forward to cultivating the talent of each and every one of my students in their lessons with a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and a true passion for teaching.”