Meet Our Music Teachers

Studio East has a music studio where several highly-qualified music teachers offer voice and piano lessons to students of all ability levels. These teachers come highly recommended!

Mon. & Wed. Lessons

+ David Duvall

David Duvall has been teaching/coaching musical theatre for 38 years. A multiple Emmy-nominated composer, he has directed and/or musical directed for Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Montana Rep, Eastside Theatre Company, Cornish College of the Arts, Evergreen Theatre Company, Bellingham Theatre Guild, Cabaret de Paris, Tacoma Actor’s Guild, Studio East, The Conciliation Project at Seattle Central Community College, Western Theatre Summer Stock as well as American Revue Theatre and Tacoma Little Theatre, where he also served as Artistic Director.

He has been a Guest Artist in Residence for Cornish College of the Arts, Bellevue Community College, Sehome High School in Bellingham, Woodinville High School and Mercer Island High School (among others) and received a 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Award as Outstanding Musical Director for the MIHS production of “The Cradle Will Rock”. David has taught for SCT for over 20 years and has been part of the Studio East YAPI faculty for 14 years.

Specialties: Repertoire expansion; pitch training; turning those who consider themselves “non-singers” into singers; dramatic/comedic text work with song lyrics.

Contact Info:
(206) 799-6914

Tuesday Lessons

Nedra Gaskill Studio East Music Teacher

+ Nedra Gaskill

Nedra Gaskill teaches singers of all ages, all levels and many styles.  She is a longtime member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).  She performs regularly in concert and recital.  Her students range from performers at Studio East, 5th Avenue, Benaroya Hall, Opera at McCaw Hall, and other local venues to recreational singers who love to sing and express themselves.

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Friday Lessons

Jeannette d'Armand Studio East Music Teacher

+ Jeannette d’Armand

Jeannette d’Armand is a graduate of NYU and an accomplished voice teacher and performer. Teaching both youths and adults, her focus as a teacher is to help her students find their own authentic voices by giving them a strong foundation in healthy vocal technique, allowing them to sing with an open, full, free, supported tone and, ultimately, put them in the creative driver’s seat! She teaches in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Summer Program, the Village Theatre Institute in Issaquah and at Cornish College of the Arts. Her credits include: Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, Fifth Avenue Theatre’s productions of Oliver! (Rose Seller), Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music and Beautiful Poison (workshop), Showtunes Theatre’s productions of Nine at Benaroya Hall (Our Lady of the Spa) and George M at the Paramount, as well as guest appearances with The Seattle Men’s Chorus and many of her own solo performances throughout the region. Her educational voiceover work with McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin can be heard nationwide and her album Stage Road can be found on, Amazon and iTunes.

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Saturday Lessons

Candice Pullom Studio East Music Teacher

+ Candice Pullom

Candice Pullom is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and specializes in teaching Musical Theater. She enjoys teaching sound singing fundamentals, healthy vocal technique, diction, musicianship, and interpretation but has a special fondness for teaching healthy belting and mixes. Finding the appropriate repertoire for students to shine is also her delight! She has been a member of Actors Equity Association since 1995 and has performed in the Broadway and 1st National Tour of the Tony Award nominated The King and I as well as the 1st National tour of Jekyll and Hyde. Some of her many regional theater credits include Ellen in Miss Saigon at the 5th Avenue Theater and the world premier of A Christmas Story the Musical where she can be heard on the original cast recording as the soprano in the Radio Quartet.

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Sunday Lessons

Justin Beal Studio East Music Teacher

+ Justin Beal

Justin Beal completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Washington. Justin has musically directed on the Studio East Mainstage, and also musically directs the Studio’s summer teen camps and elementary ArtReach! productions. He recently played the role of the King in Storybook Theater’s Sleeping Beauty. Other recent acting roles include Mordred in Camelot (Seattle Musical Theatre), Leo Bloom in The Producers (also SMT) and Will Parker in Oklahoma! (Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre) Justin sang with the Dickens Carolers last December.For more information about voice and piano lessons please contact Justin.

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