For more information or to schedule a private lesson, please feel free to contact our wonderful JCompany private instructors directly.
All teachers below are employed and background checked by the JCC.
Dance & Acting: Erin Petersen
Erin Petersen frequently finds herself running around town choreographing and directing young artists from San Diego Junior Theatre, Character Kids, Prodigy School of the Arts and Intrepid Theatre Company. Erin is JCompany's resident Shakespeare instructor. She can also been seen on stage, most recently in MOXIE’s production of Skinless. She works closely with Intrepid Theatre Company as their Internship Program Manager. Past acting credits include: HICKORY DICKORY, Ten Cent Night (MOXIE Theatre Co), An Enemy of the People, Richard II, Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare for a New Generation Education Tour (Intrepid Theatre Company). You may have seen Erin’s choreography in JCompany's RAGTIME or MADAGASCAR.
All JCompany private voice instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Erin at: email@example.com or (619) 508-4653.
Dance: Michael Mizerany
Michael Mizerany moved to San Diego to perform with Malashock Dance and has choreographed extensively, including two critically acclaimed works for Diversionary Theater, FAR FROM EDEN and LET ME INTO YOUR SKIN, as well as for the musical theater productions of ALTAR BOYZ, (Noah Longton Productions); DOOLEY, DIVINE SISTER, MISS KITTY'S WILD WEST REVUE, SCROOGE IN ROUGE and THRILL ME, (Diversionary Theatre); CHICAGO: A SPEAKEASY CABARET, GREY GARDENS and ASS, OR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S FEVER (Ion Theatre); CARNVIAL!, SUDS and ROMEO & JULIET (The Coronado Playhouse); as well as SPRING AWAKENING (Cygnet Theatre).
All JCompany private voice instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Michael at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 518-8207.
Voice & Piano: Kyle Blair
Dr. Kyle Adam Blair's major musical passions can be reduced down to two main themes: playing the piano and working with singers! He is equally fascinated with opera, artsong, and musical theatre repertoire, and has worked extensively in all three arenas. During his time at UC San Diego Kyle was a mainstay in the Department of Theatre and Dance; music directing, coaching singers, and composing and arranging music for premieres of new plays by graduate student playwrights and faculty members alike. Kyle has acted as a music director for JCompany since 2017, working with the casts of Les Miserábles, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Newsies, Jr. Kyle received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego in June 2018.
All JCompany private voice instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Kyle at: email@example.com or 724-464-4749.
Voice: Lorea Herald
Lorea Herald is a San Diego native, graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Secondary Choral Education. She has served San Diego as an accompanist, vocalist, vocal/audition coach and choral director since 1960. In 1993 "Miss Lorea" embarked on a new career, working with some of San Diego's most successful children's musical theatre production companies. She has served as instructor for Voice and Theatre Classes, as well as Musical Director for San Diego Junior Theatre, JCompany Youth Theatre, and Star Theatre. "Miss Lorea's" passion and musical emphasis is in teaching, and in the awakening of the artistic and creative expression in each of her students, regardless of their age. Seeing her student’s self-confidence rise and their success in their artistic endeavors is her greatest reward.
All private instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Morgan at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 729-3489.
Voice: Morgan Carberry
Morgan Carberry works as a professional actor, music director and vocal coach for students throughout San Diego County. She has played roles at most regional theatres in San Diego including Cygnet, San Diego Rep, San Diego Musical Theatre, New Village Arts and more. She aspires to help her students achieve their goals as young artists at JCompany and beyond. Morgan's students have performed at the Old Globe, the Barn Stage Company, Cygnet, and of course in many JCompany productions. Morgan holds three masters degrees from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Drama Centre London, and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. After spending 10 years living and working in the United Kingdom, she returned to her native San Diego where she has grown a flourishing vocal studio alongside her own performance career.
All private instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Morgan at: email@example.com or (760) 828-7834.
Voice & Piano: Mary Elledge
Mary Elledge was born in northern Minnesota and began studying piano at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Moorhead State University and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where she studied with John Simms and was the staff pianist for the opera, chorus, orchestra, and studio teachers. She has been on the faculty of the MacPhail College of Music in Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota. She taught public school music in Fargo, North Dakota, Rockford, Iowa and Minneapolis. Presently Mrs. Elledge has a private piano studio in San Diego, California. She is a strong advocate of incorporating all styles of music in students' studies. Mary Elledge has authored Dixieland Duos and More Dixieland Duos with James "Red" McLeod and Festival Solos, Books 1 and 2, with Bruce Pearson. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Kappa Delta Pi and the Music Teachers' Association of California.
All private voice instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Mary at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 354-1918.
Voice & Piano: Charles Ritter
Charles Ritter is a professional pianist, musical director, and composer in the San Diego area. Graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Music Composition, his approach to teaching music is holistic and encompasses all aspects of musicianship be it vocal or piano lessons. It is his firm belief that music lessons are not only a way to learn how to play an instrument or sing, but a way to learn how to overcome challenges, keep a calm steady mind under pressure, and exhibit empathy towards others in varying situations. He strives to impart these qualities in his students that make them true musicians, and not just people who play music.
All JCompany private voice instructors schedule their own lessons. For availability and to schedule your lesson, contact Charles at: email@example.com or 619-333-0087.
Piano: Susanna Belokamen
Susanna Belokamen holds a Master’s degree from the Odessa Conservatory of Music in the former USSR. She was on the faculty of the Music School for Children in Odessa, where she specialized in classical piano from the ages of six to sixteen, preparing them for competitions, recitals and music college entrance. She has 40 years’ experience teaching classical piano.