Private Lessons & Coachings

42nd Street Moon is proud to recommend the following private instructors for lessons and coachings in voice, dance, yoga, acting, audition preparation, and more. To request or inquire about a private lesson, complete the private lesson form or email our Director of Education, Anne Norland, at anne@42ndstmoon.org

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MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION PREP,
JAZZ DANCE, YOGA

ANNE NORLAND (Education Director)

Anne joins 42nd Street Moon as the Education Director with a wealth of experience as a teacher, administrator, director, and performer. After completing her conservatory training at the Tisch School of Arts New Studio on Broadway for Musical Theatre at New York University and earning her teaching credential in K-12 Performing Arts Education with a focus in Musical Theatre from American University in Washington, DC, Anne started her career performing and teaching theatre in public and private schools in DC and Northern Virginia. Since moving to the Bay, she has served as the Education Program Manager for Bay Area Children’s Theatre, taught Middle School humanities and arts at the Stratford School in SF, and served as Theatre Director at the Bay School in San Francisco. As a performer, Anne is the proud recipient of a Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for her performance of Clarice Starling in Silence! The Musical with Ray of Light/Cloud 9 Theatrics. Other theatre credits include: Marin Shakespeare, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, and Musical Cafe. Anne has performed with 42nd Street Moon in Kismet in Concert and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, where she fell in love with Moon’s mission and vision for theatre in San Francisco. While musical theatre genres are her first love, Anne is also passionate about supporting and producing new works, especially those conceived by up-and-coming and underrepresented playwrights, and bringing older works to life for the 21st-century audience. Anne is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity candidacy program, American Alliance for Theatre & Education, and Educational Theatre Association.


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ACTING, ACTING & MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION COACHING

Dyan McBride has been with 42nd Street Moon for 23 seasons as an actress, director, education director & casting assistant. She loves Moon audiences, artists and all of her students.
Acting/Directing credits include Center Repertory Theatre, Woodminster, Lucky Penny, Sacramento Theatre Company, Ray of Light, Marin Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, New Conservatory, Broadway By the Bay, California Theatre Center, Utah Musical Theatre, and Performance Riverside to name a few.
Dyan has done Film/ TV/Print for Comcast Sports Net, Yahoo!, Progressive Auto Insurance, Nintendo, Mervyn’s, Tcho, Polycom and many others. She is in the film “Springsteen and I,” the web series “Lien on Me” and the new film, “Generations.”
BA: CSU Fullerton (Musical Theatre); MFA: UC Davis (Acting). Member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. Represented by Boom Models and Talent in San Francisco. Awards/Nominations: TBA, BATCC, Shellie, Arty, Dean Goodman, Irene Ryan, Broadway World and Garland. Adjunct Professor of theatre at Las Positas College, Solano College and the Academy of Art.


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DANCE, TAP & JAZZ AUDITION COACHING

Staci Arriaga has been teaching dance for over 25 years. She spent 10 years dancing with The Lisa Clark Dancers (seen on “America’s Got Talent”) and spent 20 years on their faculty teaching tap and jazz and working along side Lisa Clark Schmeling. Ms. Arriaga’s choreography has been seen in and around the Bay area for the last 16 years working with theatre companies including 42nd Street Moon, Center Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, OMG Productions and she is starting her second season as resident choreographer at Lucky Penny Productions in the Napa Valley. As much as Staci loves to choreograph musical theatre she loves to teach!! She has an ability to bring out the best in her dancers and that also rings true with her students.


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VOICE, MUSICAL, OPERA, & VOCAL AUDITION COACHING

Jennifer Mitchell is a Bay Area Native active performer in both opera and musical theatre. Her performance credits include Kismet in Concert (Marsinah), Where’s Charley? (Kitty Verdun) and The Boy Friend (Polly Browne – SFBATCC nomination) at 42nd Street Moon; Le nozze di Figaro (Barbarina) at Opera San José; the title role in Patience at Lamplighters Music Theatre; Così fan tutte (Despina) at Pocket Opera; Beach Blanket Babylon (Snow White); Oklahoma! (Laurey) at Broadway by the Bay; The Most Happy Fella (Rosabella – SSFBATCC nomination) and Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel) at Cinnabar Theater; Master Class (Sophie) at Jewel Theater Company; The Light in the Piazza (Clara – SFBATCC nomination) and Carousel (Julie) at Spreckels Theatre Company; and Les Misérables (Cosette) at Woodminster Summer Musicals. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from San José State and dual B.A.s in Music and Italian from Wellesley College. She has been teaching private lessons in the Bay Area for several years, in addition to teaching for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Musical Theatre Works in San Francisco. In lessons, she focuses on building solid technique while also finding the freedom and joy in singing!


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VOICE, VOCAL AUDITION COACHING

John-Elliott is a professional actor, singer and voice teacher/coach. John-Elliott’s performance credits include Musical Theatre, Opera and music of the Baroque and Renaissance periods. During the summer, he is the Music Director for the San Francisco Opera Guild’s Summer Conservatory, also known as “Opera Camp!” John-Elliott enjoys helping people of all ages discover their singing voices and strives to lay a solid foundation for their good, healthy vocal technique. Also an accomplished pianist, he is able to accompany students during the lesson, eliminating the need for hiring a studio pianist. He is a proud member Actor’s Equity Association (the union of professional actors and stage managers) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (the union of professional opera singers and ballet dancers.)


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VOICE

Lee Strawn: As a teacher and performer Lee loves exploring the similarities and differences between classical and musical theatre singing. His students perform on Broadway, in National Tours and in regional theatre and opera companies. He maintains a private studio in San Francisco, and is a faculty member at City College of San Francisco and at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. His performance credits include: Le Fevre (The Phantom of The Opera), Germont (La Traviata), Dr. Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the title characters in Sweeney Todd and Man of La Mancha and a host of Gilbert and Sullivan roles; Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Orff’s Carmina Burana; and art song cycles of Argento, Poulenc, Ravel, Rorem and Schubert. Lee earned DMA, MM Degrees and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and Bachelor’s Degrees from Ohio State University. His voice teachers have included Jan DeGaetani and Thomas Paul. Additional pedagogy study with Richard Miller, Lisa Popil and in the Estil Voice Method.

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