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One-on-One Tutorials

Location: Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy (145 Northfield Dr W, Waterloo)

Cost: $35 + HST per tutorial

Private Vocal Tutorials

Students of all levels of experience are welcome to enroll in Private Vocal Tutorials. Students will collaborate with their Instructor to set goals and choose materials that suit their vocal style. Instructors will guide students through a variety of vocal techniques to build students vocal strength and improve confidence as a solo performer. 

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Student Learning Outcomes


Private Acting Tutorials

Students of all levels of experience are welcome to enroll in Private Acting Tutorials. Students will collaborate with Instructor to set goals and choose materials that suit their acting style. Instructors will guide students through a variety of acting techniques to build students understanding of becoming a character and improve confidence as a solo performer. 

Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will have a better understanding of various acting techniques. 


Book a half hour one-on-one coaching with Eric Da Costa to work through a monologue for an upcoming show, learn about acting through song, prepare for an audition or focus on fundamentals to sharpen your skills.

Tutorials with Eric are available Tuesdays from May 21st – June 25th from 4:00pm – 4:30pm, 4:30pm – 5:00pm, 5:00pm – 5:30pm, 7:15pm – 7:45pm, and 7:45pm to 8:15pm.

Students should come prepared with material to their first tutorial but may ask Eric for suggestions about material for future coaching.

Eric DaCosta Headshot

Eric Da Costa

Eric has been touring the world for the last four years in Hanna Moscovitch’s award-winning show, Old Stock.

Previous credits include: Jersey Boys, AnnieHonk!Snow White: the PantoPeter Pan: the Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Key Change (Globe Theatre Regina); and Hollywood Hits (Stage West Calgary).


Book a half hour one-on-one coaching with Stephanie Pitsiladis to work through a monologue for an upcoming show, audition or focus on fundamentals to sharpen your skills.

Tutorials with Stephanie are available Saturdays from May 25th – June 22nd from 1:00pm – 1:30pm and  1:30pm – 2:00pm

Students should come prepared with material to their first tutorial but may ask Stephanie for suggestions about material for future coaching.

Stephanie Pitsiladis

Stephanie Pitsiladis

Stephanie made her professional debut in the Mirvish production of Hairspray in 2004 where she was the first Canadian to perform the role of Tracy Turnblad. She has revisited the role across the country multiple times with the Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Entertainment, Rainbow Stage, and Mayfield Theatres.
Stephanie also founded and ran a successful semi-professional theatre program from 2007 – 2011 and coached the Laval Liberty Improv team which competed in the Canadian Improv Games.

Other credits include: Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Man of La Mancha, Steel Magnolias, Snow White: The Panto, Aladdin: The Panto, The Gefilte Fish Chronicles, The Importance of Being Earnest, History of Rock and Roll: Stars and Stripes, Class of ’63: A Rockin’ Reunion, My Fair Lady, The Christmas Express and Kinky Boots.


Book a half hour one-on-one coaching with Steve Lavoie to work through a song for an upcoming show, audition or focus on fundamentals to sharpen your skills.

Tutorials with Steve are available Tuesdays from June 11 – June 25 from 7:15pm – 7:45pm and 7:45pm – 8:15pm.

Students should come prepared with sheet music to their tutorial but may ask Steve for suggestions about material for future coaching.

Steve Lavoie headshot

Steve Lavoie

Drayton Entertainment: Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Canada 151, Hairspray. Other Theatre (selected): Ghost the Musical (Starvox), Freaky Friday (Theatre Aquarius), Evita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Man of La Mancha, Damn Yankees, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd, The Who’s Tommy (Scarborough Music Theatre), Les Misérables, Ragtime (Etobicoke Musical Productions). In addition to music directing, Steve is an audition and rehearsal accompanist in and around the GTA. Find him online on YouTube or visit theaccidentalaccompanist.com.