Kids Company Virtual Private Studio
Train with Goodspeed
Teaching Artists individually and at your own pace! The Kids Company
Private Studio provides students ages 7-18 with the opportunity to receive
one-on-one voice, dance, and monologue coaching from members of the Kids
Company faculty. Whether your young performer is looking to polish up a
monologue for an upcoming audition, perfect their jazz technique, or gain
confidence in their vocal abilities, the Kids Company Private Studio will give
them the tools that they need to succeed.
Each semester culminates in an informal showcase for family, friends, and the Goodspeed community.
Kids Company Private Studio
sessions will take place over Zoom, a popular video chat software program.
Students will be sent a link via email to join the class and will be held in a
virtual “waiting room” until the class time begins. Each class will be
monitored by a member of Goodspeed’s Education Staff. For more information
about the virtual class format, as well as helpful tips to set students up for
success, please read the Virtual Private Studio Safety & Security Tips at
the bottom of this page!
SPRING SEMESTER: February 7 - May 20,2022
Lessons are limited to one student per Private Studio session. Private Studio schedules are determined on an individual basis and are subject to the instructor’s availability. Private Studio students meet with their instructors once a week.
- 30 minutes session: $525 for 14 weeks
- 45 minute session: $735 for 14 sessions*
to students ages 13-18 only.
Upon registration, students will receive a link via email to join the class, along with further instructions for participation.
Click the button below to register for Virtual Kids Company Private Studio online!
If you have any questions, please contact Cecilia Kurachi Ube at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE STUDIO SAFETY & SECURITY TIPS
- Before your class begins, be sure to set up your device so that the instructor can see you! If you are taking a dance class, make sure that your entire body is visible in the frame.
- Wear clothes that allow you to move freely, and be sure to keep a water bottle nearby.
- Choose a clearly lit area of your home with minimal background noise. Headphones may help with potential sound issues, including background noise, if available to the student.
- These Virtual Ensembles are password protected. Only students taking the class will be admitted to the meeting. Please do not share meeting invitations outside of your household.
- When joining the class, students will need to provide a Meeting ID name. Be sure to provide the name used on your registration form, otherwise you will not be able to join the Virtual Ensemble in progress.
- Listen to your body! If something doesn’t feel right, stop and ask your instructor for help. Because they can’t be in the room with you, it’s important that you ask questions to ensure safe participation.
REFUND POLICYStudents who withdraw more than 2 weeks prior to the first class are eligible for a full refund, excluding processing fees. Those who withdraw with at least 48 hours notice will receive a 50% refund, excluding processing fees. Withdrawals within 48 hours of the first class or after the session has begun are not eligible for refunds.
MEET THE PRIVATE STUDIO FACULTY
SPENCER REESE recently completed his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in voice at the University of Connecticut, where he studied with Connie Rock. Born and raised in Enfield, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in voice from UConn and a master’s degree in stage directing from the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of Steven Daigle. He developed his passion for teaching at Eastman, and in his return to UConn oversaw the opera studio as well as all outreach productions and programs. Equally at home in the styles of musical theatre, operetta, and opera, he will also serve as the Artistic Director for the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society for their 2019 season. He has spent the last six summers in Wooster, Ohio where he is a resident artist with the Ohio Light Opera for their seven-show repertory season. Also an active performer, recent highlights include Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Georg Nowack in She Loves Me, Danny Churchill in Gershwin’s Girl Crazy, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, and Billy Crocker in Anything Goes. When not teaching or singing, Spencer enjoys competing as a ballroom dancer.