Coaching: Voice/Acting/Songwriting

To schedule a private online voice, acting or songwriting lesson or coaching session with Dana McCoy, contact

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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.

  • Laura Duran

    Dana’s impeccable professionalism, expertise, and ultimate success in preparing my daughter for college auditions (resulting in acceptances in top performing arts schools), as well as her delightful personality, sense of humor, and her ability to connect with my daughter and develop a mutually respectful friendship that continues even after the classes are over. My daughter is living her dream, studying Musical Theater in NYC, thanks to Dana.

  • S. Marie

    Dana makes you completely comfortable. She then engages, encourages, stretches and strengthens your vocal gift. Had me thinking I was on my way to open for Mariah!! My experiences with her are magical.

  • Frank Mazzetti

    i wrote a song that called for a duet. i went to dana. her voice and sense of theater stole the show. it was a good theft said the writer inside.

  • Nina K. Schuessler

    Dana McCoy is a lovely teacher of acting and voice. Sensitive and reliable teacher with middle school students. Excellent coaching and depth in teaching listening; acting is reacting.

  • Naomi Turner

    Dana McCoy, principal of Featherweight Productions, is an extraordinary artist of the highest caliber; singer, songwriter, actor, playwright, dancer, and musician. She is also a truly gifted and inspiring teacher who sees, unearths and nurtures the natural abilities within each individual at the soul level. Her organic coaching style is profound, magical, and produces results, not cookie cutter results, but solid creative development from within, unique to each budding artist. She teaches with love, integrity, artistry and an unparalleled depth of knowledge.

  • Luna Martinez

    She is very sweet and encouraging! I am really surprised by how much I have learned In such a short period of time thanks to her!

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 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)

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 voice, 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 and even political careers.

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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.

Cape Tech BannerMs. McCoy hopes after the pandemic to resume her position as director of the United Way and Harwich Junior theatre’s program bringing arts into vocation schools.  McCoy was Choir Director at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, for this ground-breaking pilot program she designed from 2018 through the start of the pandemic in mid-March, 2020.

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