Vocal Lessons are taught by Miss Haley or Mr Aaron.
Private Online Lessons can be booked in individual 30 or 60 minute time slots. We will bill your student account for the amount of private lesson time you select. Private lessons are $35/30 minutes and $60/60 minutes.
HALEY BENEFIELD -- Haley is excited to take on her first year with Forefront Arts! A senior in college, Haley is majoring in English Education. She has been working as an after school theatre teacher for four years and has been involved in theatre for ten years. While Haley enjoyed her most recent roles as Tracy in “Hairspray,” Julia in “The Wedding Singer,” and Matron Mama Morton in “Chicago,” she has recently moved towards becoming a full-time theatre teacher and vocal coach. Haley currently teaches 40 vocal students (2 vocal groups and 13 individual students) when she is not with Forefront Arts. In addition, Haley is the vocal director of her church youth worship band. Haley looks forward to adding many more shows to her repertoire!
AARON LENHART -- Lenhart has been teaching voice and acting for over 12 years in public schools and private studios in New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and now Atlanta. He has taught musical theater performance and audition technique at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts at Hamilton High School as well as CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts in Los Angeles, and completed his student teaching at the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Arts in New York. He holds a master's degree from NYU as well as a bachelor's in musical theater from Westminster Conservatory for the Arts. As an actor he has toured and performed in regional houses throughout the US. Notable credits include Barefoot in the Park (New London Barn Playhouse); South Pacific (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Fairytale (NYMF,45th St Theater, NYC); 12 Irish Tenors (Sprit Productions, UK); White Christmas (Cohoes Music Hall) and more. His students have gone on to work in national touring productions such as Gypsy and gained acceptance to some of the best college programs in the US such as: NYU, Julliard, Rutgers, Marymount Manhattan, AMDA, Boston Conservatory among others. He teaches classical and musical theater technique based on strengthening the vocal instrument while reducing tension.
ACTING LESSONS -- ACTING FOR FILM OR ACTING FOR THEATRE
Acting lessons are taught by Miss Sara
Private Online Lessons can be booked in individual 30 or 60 minute time slots. We will bill your student account for the amount of private lesson time you select. Private lessons are $35/30 minutes and $60/60 minutes
SARA BURRIS -- As a graduate of Samford University, Sara has had years of experience working with children and teaching theatre! Throughout her time at Samford as a college student, she taught drama classes in the city of Birmingham and saw the power of arts education in the children she worked with. After graduating, she spent a year teaching drama for Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, Alabama, a Tony Award winning regional theatre! Since then, she has joined staff with Forefront Arts, directing Frozen Jr. at Parkside Elementary School! Just as well, she is creating a drama ministry with Wellspring Living to serve underage girls who have been rescued from human trafficking. Sara is a firm believer that acting is transformative and theatre education is beneficial to everyone. She currently continues to take acting classes at Drama Inc. studios in Grant Park, and is pursuing acting for film and television here in Atlanta. She would love to work one on one with your child to provide individualized acting training!.