Voice Lessons

We are thrilled to host teachers of a variety of subjects and their studios within our community! We have partnered with those teachers listed below to advertise their services, but please know that prices and policies will vary from teacher to teacher.

Please fill out our private lesson interest form to be personally connected with a teacher that fits your availability and artistic goals.

Abigail Simiele

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: 30 min - $30, 60 Min - $60

Abigail is an up-and-coming private voice teacher and music educator to the Lancaster community. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lancaster Bible College, where she was an active member in the musical theater program, opera workshops, and choral studies. Post-graduate, she has worked intentionally on growing her private studio, as well as being involved with various theater camps and productions at Creative Pursuits Academy. Abigail specializes in working with younger students as they begin their journey of discovering their voice. She is passionate about creating a safe environment where her students can connect with themselves and music in a new way. Experienced in many different genres and styles of music, she is inspired by finding music selections that speak to the hearts of her students.

A New York native, she has spent the last five years in Lancaster, and has come to find her home there. During her time in PA, she has worked with Creative Pursuits Academy on an educational and performance basis, from being the Assistant Music Director for Legally Blonde Jr., the Music Director for Beauty and the Beast Jr., as well as her performance as Grandma Addams in the The Addams Family. She is honored and thrilled to collaborate once again with the Academy this summer, and to continue helping the theater-loving youth of the community find new opportunities to grow their passion for music and the arts.

Abby J Fields

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: 30 min - $30, 40 min - $40, 60 Min - $60

Abby J Fields is a tried and true Central Pennsylvanian originally from Lebanon but now living in the Lancaster area. She received an education in vocal performance and musical theater from Florida State University and Point Park University. Abby is a proud member of AEA and has performed with the historic Fulton Theatre (Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha), Media Theatre (Sound of Music), Sight & Sound (Behold the Lamb, Ruth, Miracle of Christmas). She most recently was a company cast member with the Strasburg Railroad where she originated many roles in their Murdery Mystery, Vaudeville, Stunt, and Christmas shows. You may also remember Abby’s performance as Alice Beineke in Creative Pursuits’ production of “Addams Family.” 
 
Abby specializes in classical and musical theatre style techniques with a heaping dose of acting. She will help strengthen skills in music theory, technique, and storytelling. Abby loves teaching all skill levels and enjoys the process of watching students improve and grow in their craft through a nurturing, positive environment. 

Brittany Beitzel

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: 30 min - $30, 40 min - $40, 60 Min - $60

Brittany originally hails from Huntington, WV, but has been a proud Lancastrian for the last 12 years! You may have seen her at Sight and Sound Theatres since 2012 in shows such as JonahNoah, Moses,
 Samson, Miracle of Christmas, Jesus, and Queen Esther. She has also performed with Piercing Word, Prima Theatre, and has performed and directed many times with Servant Stage Company. She has the privilege of Directing for the Lancaster Academy of the Performing Arts, and considers it such an honor to work with young people in this vibrant theatre community. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and B.A. I’m Psychology from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree there in Clinical Counseling. Brittany’s greatest delight in life, besides music, is being a mother to her son Dawson, and wife to her wonderful husband Aaron.
 
Brittany is extremely passionate about acting through song by focusing on characterization, classical vocal pedagogy, and utilizing lyrics to tell an intentional and compelling story. With Brittany, you will dive into correct and healthy vocal technique, and will use those skills to tap into the deeper meaning, lyrics, and performance techniques for auditions/shows. She loves teaching all students, regardless of age, and aims for performers to have an absolute blast while growing their skills through hard work and a joy for music and storytelling!

Cassandra Cummings

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: $60 - 60 Min $45 - 45 Min $30 - 30 Min

Cassandra was born and raised in Minnesota, but has called Lancaster her home since 2016. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at Minnesota State University, Mankato. While in college, she won many regional musical theatre awards and was honored to perform at the Kennedy Center as a musical guest for the Kennedy Center Amercian College Theatre Festival. Cassandra first moved to Lancaster to play Esther inSamson at Sight and Sound Theatre in 2016. She has since performed in many Sight and Sound productions including Jonah, Miracle of Christmas, Jesus, and Queen Esther. In 2021, she performed her last show as a full-time performer with Sight and Sound and is now taking on the role of stay-at-home mom. Cassandra has continued to work as a part-time actress along with teaching acting and musical theatre in the area. She stepped into teaching as an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College for the Fall 2022 semester and has taught acting and musical theatre classes with Servant Stage Youth Company, as well as serving as a substitute for various classes at Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts.

 

In regards to teaching style, Cassandra is passionate about emphasizing lyrics and story through marrying vocal approach and effectively and purposefully telling the story of your character and intention. You can expect to dig deeper into the text while focusing on healthy singing habits. She enjoys coaching performers of any age and hopes to share her love of storytelling through voice and song with both dedication and fun.

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Catherine Walker

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: $75 - 60 Min $60 - 45 Min $40 - 30 Min

A native of Lancaster, PA, Catherine began her vocal training in  classical music & earned her BFA in Vocal Performance from  Carnegie Mellon University. She then began training to be a  crossover artist in Musical Theater. A combination of study which  has afforded her a long and healthy career on Broadway. She is very  proud that The Catherine Walker Award has been established at her  alma matter, Lancaster Catholic High School and is presented  annually to a deserving graduating senior with dreams of Broadway.  Catherine Walker was most recently seen on Broadway starring in  the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE  TO LOVE & MURDER as Phoebe D’Ysquith. Catherine made her  Broadway debut in the cast of Disney’s musical hit, MARY  POPPINS and became Broadway’s second Mary, flying over the  heads and into the hearts of New York audiences for over 100  performances. She left that production to become part of the original  cast of the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of RAGTIME. She  has travelled nationally, representing Walt Disney Productions and  as a guest soloist with major national orchestras including  appearances at The Kennedy Center, The Pittsburgh Symphony  Orchestra & The Library of Congress with friend and composer  Steven Lutvak. She has also debuted at New York’s 54 BELOW  Supper Club. 

Her teaching style focuses on that of the Whole Artist – Mind, Body  & Soul and she specializes in training the pre-professional musical  theater artist by incorporating vocal technique, vocal expression &  acting through song to highlight the strengths of each student and up  level their presentation from the audition room to the stage. She  brings with her 10 years of coaching experience & 25 years of  vocal technique training by world-renowned vocal technicians such  as Joan Lader, Robert Edwin, Thomas Douglas & Beatrice Krebs  and incorporates elements of Estill Voice Training and Somatic  Voicework. She places great importance in introducing her students 

to a world of self-care avenues including acupuncture, vocal  massage, body work, Ayurveda, Vedic Meditation, Broadway secret  weapon ‘The Paradox Process’ and more. In addition, she brings  with her 20+ years of experience living the Broadway life with  access to a vast network of regional and national directors,  choreographers, music directors, casting directors & fellow  performing artists. While expecting discipline and dedication, she  will also nurture and encourage you to be brave and vulnerable. Studying with Catherine will empower you to take the stage by  storm with the tools to to allow your artist soul to shine bright.

Jeannette Wehye

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: 30 Min - $30, 45 Min - $45, 60 Min - $60

At 20 years of age, Jeannette Wehye began a musical career traveling the United States and Canada as a soloist and inspirational/Gospel recording artist. She is a versatile performer with a passion for touching lives through song and has recently made her Broadway debut with the New York Contemporary Choir in “Rocktopia on Broadway”. With two decades of experience as a singer, speaker, and youth mentor, Jeannette will help strengthen your vocal, performing, and etiquette skills while building confidence on your musical journey!

Reji Woods

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: 30 Min - $30, 60 Min - $50

Reji Woods is a versatile performer, director, and arts educator, with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre. A Florida native, who now calls Lancaster home, he has performed throughout the United States as well as in Paris, Amsterdam, and India! Reji is a 7-year veteran of Sight & Sound Theatres (Psalms of David, Voices of Christmas, Joseph, Miracle of Christmas, Jonah, Noah, and Moses), and a 5-year veteran of PRiMA Theatre (Retro Remix, Glee Live!, 80’s Relived, West Side Story, Chess, Oz: In Concert, A PRiMA Christmas, and multiple PRiMA Cabarets). Reji is the co-founder/owner Bending Threads Cabaret Company based in New York, NY, and his New York credits include The Wiz, Black Nativity, Romeo & Juliet, and Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe. He has also enjoyed an extensive national tour and regional theatre career with his favorite credits including Big River, Smokey Joe’s Café, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Seussical: The Musical, Jamaica, Guys & Dolls, Is There Life After High School?, and Little Shop of Horrors. Reji looks forward to utilizing his teaching, coaching, and choreographic skills to nurture artists of all ages while teaching at Creative Pursuits Academy.

Sarah Zahn

Voice Teacher

PRIVATE RATE: 30 Min - $35, 45 min - $50, 60 Min - $65

Sarah teaches musical theater and classical singing styles, and puts a strong focus on understanding how the voice works as well as music reading and interpretation. She loves to see students blossom in their vocal technique, musicality, and confidence on and off stage. She welcomes students ages 10+ at any level in their music education as well as transgender and non-binary students looking to find their most authentic singing and/or speaking voice.

Sarah holds a BA in vocal performance and theater from the University of Iowa and studied with Professor Dianna Heldman at NYU. She is an active member of Lancaster’s music and theater community and loves to collaborate with fellow artists and creatives. She is proud to be a founding member of Lancaster’s own Reverie Actors Company and regularly curates and performs concerts celebrating soprano music. She is grateful to be teaching at Creative Pursuits Academy! Sarah is a proud member of both the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).