Teaching: Voice/Acting/Songwriting

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Dana McCoy has taught Method Acting for Musicians at Berklee College of Music’s brand new campus at The Power Station in NYC, The Actors Voice and Acting is ReActing as a teaching artist at the award-winning Harwich Junior Theatre in Cape Cod,  Choir Director for Cape Cod TechniChoir from Cape Cod Tech High School, Method Acting at TVI Actors Studio in New York City, Voice for Dancers at Tides Dance Collaborative in Chatham, Massachusetts, as well as privately coaching students internationally in voice, acting and songwriting.

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McCoy is excited to join the team at West Bend Music School this fall, where she will develop a performance coaching and acting program for the school founded by Demitrius Becrelis, Monica Rizzio, Clayton March and Alex Becrelis.

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Having written six Billboard chart-topping songs, performed her own and other’s musicals internationally and off-Broadway, and studied with Marcia Haufrecht of the Actor’s Studio, as well as Katie Agresta of the Bel Canto vocal tradition, Dana is a confident and competent guide. She started out in Dance studying Ballet at North Carolina High School of the Arts, then Boston Conservatory for Musical Theater, and then on to Berklee College of Music for her degree in composition and performance.

McCoy still enjoys a full performing schedule so she’s got a lot of practical and current experience to offer.  She particularly enjoys helping people shine far beyond their own expectations. Her students have ranged from people who’ve never performed before, to those who’ve gone on to receive scholarships, awards, and bright professional careers.

Sessions available in NYC or via SKYPE/Facetime.

To schedule a lesson or coaching session contact FeatherweightProd@gmail.com

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For several years McCoy has proudly been a teaching artist at the Harwich Junior Theatre at Cape Cod Theatre Company. She has developed a course there for young adults called the Actor’s Voice, helping teens find their voice and understand the acting of songs. McCoy is grateful to be part of the team at HJT with Nina Schuessler, Tamara Harper and the outstanding roster of teachers there.

Dana Sings Lincoln Center Ourland 2012 with Joe Hurley conducting, Tish & Snooky, Tami Lynn, and Sheryl Marshall, the boys from Blue Coupe, (Alice Cooper and Blue Oyster Cult) and Music Director Chris Flynn Grammy Nominated Dana McCoy singing U2’s Hands That Built America for the grand finale of OurLand Festival, Lincoln Center Damrosch Stage, Joe Hurley conducting, Tish & Snooky, the boys from Blue Coupe (Alice Cooper/Blue Oyster Cult)

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