What teacher will you get when your hire Skylar?
-A teacher who knows how to communicate and engage students in the information because I was a student too!
-A student with hundreds of hours of real life performance, vocal training, and practice!
-A student who understands the needs of the performance industry: you will learn proffessional skills like how to build a resume and build your musical repretoure.
Skylar graduated honors from Camas High School and now studies Musical Theater and Spanish Language within the Bachelorette Honors Program at Rider University. At Camas High School, Skylar created "CAST Camp!", a children's musical theater summer camp that helped raise over 2,000 dollars for Camas' Thespians Program. Skylar performed in Camas High School's spring musicals, most notably winning a the regional Seattle 5th Avenue Award of Best Supporting Actor for his betrayal of "Clopin Trouillefou" in Hunchback of Notre Dame. Skylar also worked at Oregon Children's Theater as a student performer in the Young Professionals Program, volunteering in the Ticket to Read campaign which provided hundreds of underprivileged children in the local community to experience professional theater for free. Outside of theater, Skylar pursued business education received awards in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Research at DECA's International Career and Development Conference. Skylar is proud and excited to continue his theatrical education at Rider University, continuing his passion for changing lives through the arts.
I know Skylar personally from acting with him in Portland. I liked our focus on technique, I have some vocal problems and his focus on technique helped a lot in understanding which parts of the body help in the voice. His normal rate is 25 an hour but he does make exceptions for those who can't afford it, like for me my first lesson was free which was really nice because I was able to see whether or not I would continue with lessons online. For me personally, I would have liked a little more focus on finding music and the online connection was just personally not for me, but I think for anyone looking for good teachers who actually know what they are talking and can make the online thing work and also can't afford to spend 60 dollars on voice lessons, Skylar is a good option!
My lesson with Skylar was an hour long, we started by warming up. I filled out a google form beforehand that asked what I wanted to get out of the lesson with Skylar. He asked me questions about my range, my favorite styles and genres of music, what I felt were my strengths and weaknesses and what I wanted to accomplish in my lesson. I was afraid that because of the online connection that the lag might be uncomfortable, I felt very at home and felt like he was genuinely here to help. Whenever I was struggling with a difficult part in my range we would brake it down into simpler concepts or explain it in a way that I could actually replicate and I actually learned a lot about my voice!