Teaching Philosophy

Diana Cantrelle’s Artemis Studios & Productions – Voice, Acting, Composition and Piano Lessons.

What is this quest, this elusive perfection that we seek?  Can it,  like a fluttering bird, be held in our hands for all time?  Or is it in the process,  the journey,  the Zen,  in the doing that we happen upon these elusive,  divine moments of truth,  beauty… the glorious success of mastering a new skill.

Studying voice, acting, composition, piano… is like a traveler embarking on a voyage with limitless horizons.   One must be open to new adventures,  have courage to try new things,  step out of one’s comfort zone and be hungry for knowledge.

My job as a teacher is to be your guide.  I draw upon yoga (breath support,  posture,  relaxation,  acting techniques,  (Stanislavsky,  Hagen,  Meisner, Surtleff) and solid conservatory vocal pedagogy,  so that no matter what style of music,  your technique will be healthy and your true voice will ring forth.

Education – Masters in Voice Performance/Vocal Pedagogy from Peabody Conservatory of Music with Composition Studies –  2012  Complete Resume can be found on the main website.

Benefits of Artemis Studios & Productions versus other places:

  • Study with a working/performing artist who continues to train to bring you the best and most current techniques.
  • Individual attention to help you achieve your goals.
  • Repertoire suggestions, use of my music/acting library.
  • Access to my experience via email outside of regular lesson time to answer your questions.
  • Prompt responses.
  • Successes Celebrated & Shared on the Artemis Studios Facebook page.
  • Weekly confirmation of schedules.
  • Flexibly
  • High Success Rate – College & Conservatory Admissions;   Jobs with Professional Theatres, Professional choirs, places of Worship
  • Performance Opportunities with Opus Concert Theatre


Group Repertoire Class (2 plus hours) – once per month ($ 50 per person – includes an accompaniment MP3 for your song to present).   A place to “test the waters” with new repertoire in a safe, friendly atmosphere.  We learn from each other’s growth.

Referrals Welcome – after the New Student’s 3rd lesson,  You get one Free!

Be free to be bold,  daring,  make mistakes,  work hard and grow in a non-judgmental,  safe atmosphere full of laughter,  diligence and care.

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