Individualized coaching for ages 5-22 out of our Elmsford studios.
Private Voice Lesson Rates
Private Piano Lessons
Private Acting Lesson Rates
Semi-Private Acting Lessons
Group of 2-3
$20 ea/30 mins
$25 ea/45 mins
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, or our acting coach,
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Danielle Roth (aka "Dani") is the head of the voice department and has been a resident voice teacher at Random Farms since Oct 2010. She maintains a voice studio of 24 students of varying ages and levels. Many of her students have gone on to work professionally and can be seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in television and film. In addition to teaching voice, Dani has co-directed over 20 shows at Random Farms and has been the choreographer for The New Kid since 2012. She has grown to love her Random Farms family and looks forward to the new and exciting responsibilities she takes on each year.
Dani grew up with the sound of music. Her mother is a singer/songwriter who nurtured her musical abilities with voice and piano lessons at a very young age. When Dani decided to pursue the arts, she was accepted into Manhattan School of Music’s Preparatory Division, where she received a foundation in classical repertoire and training. She also participated in NYU’s CAP-21 Preparatory Division, where she studied Meisner and Strasberg acting techniques. As a young performer, Dani was signed with Shirley Grant Management for several years, where she worked in voice-overs - most notably in radio commercials and singing on educational CDs for children.
Dani attended Wagner College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and obtained her B.A. in Theatre Performance and Speech. She went on to perform in several repertory theaters and off-Broadway houses. It was at HSRT in Michigan that she discovered her love of children's theater (while playing the role of Junie B. Jones). In addition to building a performance resume, Dani worked as the personal assistant for Broadway composer, Neil Berg, on several industry readings, as well as his touring production of 100 Years of Broadway, where she worked with such names as Liz Calloway, Danny Zolli, and Rita Harvey.
Dani still continues to take classes, as well as voice lessons, to continue to expand her own teaching abilities. The performing arts have held a special place in her heart for her entire life and she brings this passion to her work as a voice teacher and director at Random Farms. She believes in the power of music and art, and has seen firsthand how it can truly change lives. Dani hopes to help each student hone their craft through healthy singing, positive reinforcement, personal connection and, of course, FUN!
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Katherine Robinson (Voice / Piano) is overjoyed to be joining the RFKT family as the newest Resident Voice Teacher. A NYC based teacher and performer, she brings with her over 15 years of experience teaching in both private and group settings and specializes in working with growing young artists. Although primarily a voice instructor, she also teaches acting and beginning to intermediate piano, as well as bringing along a history of directing. Her educational work began at the age of 12 with the founding of the Maple Street Theater Group, a summer camp and training ground she started for young performers, in MA. Through this group, she taught workshops, directed full length shows, and even developed new plays with her students. After 10 years with the MSTG, her journey went on to include work as a Voice and Piano Instructor for Music Reach, in PA, several summers as the Assoc. Artistic Producer and Asst. Music Theater Instructor for Performance PLUS in NH, and work as the Director and Theater Instructor for the Burn Brae Daycamp, in PA. She is currently a private voice and piano teacher to students in NYC and PA. Katherine holds a BA in Music Theater Performance from Plymouth State University, in NH, and currently studies with the internationally acclaimed operatic soprano Candace Goetz to continue to further her knowledge and skill base, both as teacher and performer.
Katherine's work in the Voice studio is grounded in a strong, dual focus on developing healthy technique and coaching performance. Her broad knowledge of musical theater repetoire also makes her a wonderful resource for help with appropriate song selection. Fun, warm, kind, and enthusiastic, Katherine connects easily with students across the spectrum, intuitively keying in to their needs and goals and adapting her teaching style to best serve each of them. Above all, she is dedicated to helping all who want to sing to find, hone, and truly value their own unique voices.
A working performer, as well as instructor, Katherine has been blessed to tour the country and world performing with Disney Cruise Line, where she appeared onstage as Snow White, Sesame Street Live!, where she originated the roles of Kay and Oscar in Super Grover: Ready for Action, and American Family Theater, where she was seen as the title roles in both Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. Regional credits include work with the Walnut Street Theater, in PA, Reagle Players, in MA, Saxtons River Playhouse, in VT, New Candlelight Theater, in DE, Stage One Productions, in NH, the Philadelphia Gilbert & Sullivan Union,in PA (international competition), and the Rockaway Theater Company, in NYC. Favorite roles include Lucy/You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ado Annie/Oklahoma!, Julie Jordan/Carousel, Little Red Riding Hood/Into the Woods, the title role in Sylvia, and Louise/The Underpants. Katherine can next be seen performing this fall in NYC as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
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Chip Colvin (Voice / Piano) is thrilled to be joining RFKT as a Voice Teacher, Vocal Coach, and Piano Teacher as well as the resident Music Director for Mainstage and Edge shows.
Chip received a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance with minors in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting. He received his Master's degree from The University of Southern California in Keyboard Collaborative Arts, a subspecialty of piano performance specializing in the coaching of singers and instrumentalists.
Chip's introduction to music as a youth was through his choral experience and he has subsequently maintained a passion for singing throughout his life. His experience, both as a performer and teacher, with musical theater, operatic, solo, and choral repertoire gives him a broad knowledge of vocal technique and interpretation. Additionally, his work as an accompanist at USC and as a working professional has allowed him to observe and learn from some of the best teachers of singing in the world.
As a vocalist, Chip has performed in numerous choral settings including three international choir tours and a performance of Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall under the baton of John Rutter. On stage, Chip has sung the roles of Napthali in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Senor Deluso inSenor Deluso, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, Bartolo in Le Nozze de Figaro, and Betto in Gianni Schicchi.
As Musical Director and Pianist, Chip has been involved with a wide and eclectic variety of shows including The Music Man (RFKT), Parade, Candide, Rent, Once on this Island, High School Musical, Bat Boy, Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Honk!, The Last Five Years, Urinetown the Musical, Assassins, Bye Bye Birdie, The Cradle Will Rock, City of Angels, The Secret Garden, and Hello, Dolly!
Most recently Chip had the privilege of conducting the Broadway sanctioned production of Chicago the Musical aboard the Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world.
With his breadth of education and professional experience, Chip is able to bring his students a blend of technique, repertoire knowledge, and artistic interpretation that is specifically tailored to meet their needs and goals.
Chip is a recent New York transplant and is ecstatic to be able to live in and explore this wonderful city.
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Lindsey Blackhurst (voice) is excited to continue teaching voice students with Random Farms! From 2008-2014, she was a teacher at Bronxville Middle School, teaching chorus and drama. While in Bronxville, Lindsey directed and music directed the middle school musical each year in a variety of styles, ranging from classics such as Guys and Dolls to contemporary musicals like Thirteen, The Musical. She has worked for ESF Camps as the Musical Theater Specialist (directing and designing a shortened production of Peter Pan for each 2-week camp session), taught performing arts to campers at Salem Spotlight, and taught drama for students, ages 5-19 with the Peanut Butter Players in Boulder, CO. She works to help students find joy, believability, creativity and freedom within music and theatre.
Working on one’s singing technique need not be a mystical venture, but it is filled with results beyond those we could dare to expect at the onset. People of all ages and levels of expertise can benefit from learning to express themselves with a vocal ease and freedom.
The vocal technique Lindsey teaches combines vocal exercises and repertoire to help each student become an artist capable of independence, creativity, and excitement. The exercises are designed to work through the process of singing, allowing students the ability to employ their unique voices. Lindsey teaches using plain language that is developmentally appropriate and grounded in anatomy and the physical practice of singing. This allows her to help guide students to independence and understanding about how to best mobilize their voices without the use of mysterious imagery that, at best, only works sporadically. Using her strong understanding of vocal anatomy and development, she tailors my explanations so they are developmentally appropriate for all ages.
What separates Lindsey from many other teachers is her varied background as both a performer and an educator. She has performed in musical theatre, operas, contemporary American plays, and Shakespeare’s classics both regionally throughout the United States and abroad. She also is an experienced educator, having taught middle school chorus and drama, directed student plays, coached students through New York State School Music Association solo festivals, taught group singing to adult beginners, and worked with private students ages 11- older adults. She is able to adapt to the goals of each student and challenge him or her to discover artistic accomplishments they did not know they could achieve.
As a performer, favorite roles from both theatre and opera include: Lucy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Luisa (The Fantasticks), Ensemble (The Laramie Project), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Zerbinetta (Ariadne), Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte). She has been thrilled to perform throughout the New York City area and abroad, such as performances with the Tusica Opera Festival in Italy and the International Vocal Arts Studio in Tel Aviv. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder (BFA – Theatre Performance) and Teachers College – Columbia University (MA, EdM – Music and Music Education).
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Julie Schwartz Webb has been an RFKT Director and Senior Director for both the Workshop and Jellybeans programs since January 2010. She is looking forward to expanding her role at RFKT by offering acting coaching and other new programs.
Julie received her B.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Wagner College, graduating suma cum laude. She then went on to work as a director and actor for Missoula Children's Theatre, touring domestically and internationally to work with thousands of children around the globe to put on musical theatre performances within their own communities.
Julie performed at American Girl Place Theatre for over a year in Circle of Friends as Aunt Cornelia and other female adult characters from the American Girl series, as well as Bitty Kitty in Bitty Bear's Matinee. Other favorite roles include Rapunzel in Into the Woods (The Theatre Company at DeBaun Auditorium), Isabel in Scrooge the Musical, and Young Heidi in Follies (both at Snug Harbor Cultural Center).
Through New York Cares, Julie created and ran an after-school acting club in a small school in Washington Heights that would not otherwise have a theatre program. Along with other volunteers, Julie has given the group a solid foundation in theatre, with behind-the-scenes workshops, scene studies, field trips to see live performances, and several school play performances.
Julie is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
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