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

Tutorials with Darryn are available Tuesday from March 26th – May 7th from 4:00pm – 4:30pm,  4:30pm – 5:00pm and  5:00pm – 5:30pm

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

Darryn de Souza

As the Music Director for the Canadian vocal supergroup, The Tenors, Darryn has shared the stage and worked with many legends: Paul Anka, David Foster, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr., Kenny G, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and Stevie Wonder, to name just a few. He also has spent time with and performed for many world & creative leaders, including Barack & Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
As an educator, Darryn has pioneered vocal and theatre programs around the province including the Milton Youth Theatre Productions, the Studio School of Dance, Brampton Theatre School, Yellow Door Theatre, and Centre Stage Conservatory, pushing creative programming and a teaching method for student toolkit and confidence building.
Besides being a gifted communicator, Darryn connects and builds strong rapport with young artists looking to grow and understand how to improve their craft through meaningful and responsible mentorship.


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. 

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Students will have a better understanding of various acting techniques. 

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

Tutorials with Andrew are available Saturday from March 30th – May 11th from 1:00pm – 1:30pm and  1:30pm – 2:00pm

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

Andrew Scanlon

Drayton Entertainment: Captain Hook in Peter Pan: The Panto, Barry Glickman in The Prom, Dusty in The War Show, The Padre in Man of La Mancha, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Kinky Boots, Rocky: The Musical, Out of Order, Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Snow White: The Panto, Footloose, Les Miserables. Other Theatre: Kinky Boots (Mirvish, First US National Tour, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan), Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 To 5 (Capitol Theatre), Vice Principal Panch in Spelling Bee (The Grand), The Beadle in Sweeney Todd (Neptune) Reginald in Screwball Comedy (Stage West, Calgary Critics Award Nomination), Leo in Dogbarked (The Globe), Director of Stealing Sam (Alberta Theatre Projects).


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

Tutorials with Justin are available Wednesday from March 27th – May 8th from 7:15pm – 7:45pm and 7:45pm – 8:15pm.

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

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Justin Bott

JUSTIN BOTT is an award-winning stage, voiceover and film/tv/commercial actor. He’s also a proud dad of two kiddos, a husband, an acting/voiceover coach and an amateur barista!

You might recognize Justin as Nellie Copperbottom from Peter Pan: The Panto, or previous pantos including Wizard of Oz, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. He has also appeared for Drayton Entertainment in Perfect Wedding, On Golden Pond, Joseph and The Last Resort. When not on stage, Justin can be found on your screen in ALL the commercials. 

Credits include Cult Hero (Collingwood Film Co), Emerge (TLN Media), Wizard of Oz: The Panto and On Golden Pond (Drayton Entertainment)…and a few commercials. @justin.bott.a.mic @jeybott www.justinbott.com