The Coaching Studio
02/27/2014 02:05AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
Developing my studio was a natural progression, after being involved in theater and music since childhood and teaching English and performing arts in local high schools for many years. Twelve years ago, after teaching group classes at a theater, I realized the need for someone like me to be the “third eye” for aspiring singers and thespians on a private basis. My potential students—who wish to train in voice, dramatic skills and auditioning skills—now find me and keep me busy.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I recently closed doing Les Misérables with Imagination Theater where I served as an acting coach and acted in the ensemble; I know for a fact that one doesn’t have to go “down the hill” for quality theater. For my next directing project in the community, Lanny Langston (co-owner of Imagination Theater) and I would like to co-direct Mama Mia (when the rights are released).
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
I strive to be a worthwhile daughter, sister, wife and mother. By keeping the small stuff in perspective, I hope to let in the joy of life more and more as I mature.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
I grab chocolate, walk, listen to music or do tai chi. I am “The Spoonman’s” wife (a.k.a. Mrs. Roger Filippelli) and communicating with him always gives me perspective.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
For hometown cooking with smiles, Buttercup Pantry and Sweetie Pie’s. For date nights, we like ZacJack Bistro, Cascada, Papa Gianni’s and The Independent.
And finally, customer service is…?
I tailor instruction for each person I coach. We share in the responsibility of setting artistic goals and work together for success. I have a wealth of resources—is there a name for a person who hoards music and scripts?
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