Private Lesson Faculty
Read about our teachers, decide which one fits your subject, style and schedule, then click the “Contact” link at the end of their bio.
Senior Faculty, Voice
Hours: 10AM-4: 30 PM on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Zac DelMonte is a musician and voice teacher currently living in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated with classical voice training and a Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University, where he currently serves on the Choral Conducting Staff. He frequently works with high school theater and choral programs across Central Ohio as an adjudicator, clinician, and vocal coach.
In addition to his individual voice instruction and work with vocal music programs, Zac is a regular music director, conductor, and pianist for Short North Stage, as well as over 15 additional theater companies around Ohio.
Zac teaches a variety of genres (including musical theater, classical, pop, jazz, and rock), and is currently accepting students ages 12 and up. His instruction is best suited for students looking to learn about healthy singing, and how to use their voices in a way that is stylistically versatile.
Senior Faculty Rates
30 min. – $36
45 min. – $54
60 min. – $72
Acting/ Audition Prep Coach
Hours: Mondays to Fridays 3pm to 8pm; Saturdays 9am to 4pm
Only accepting new students who are auditioning or planning to audition. Theatre experience recommended.
Are you looking to prepare for your auditions? Or maybe this is your first time ever taking on an audition! Kaitlin has been working and auditioning professionally in and out of the state for years after studying Theatre and Dance at California University of PA in 2010. She is a regular here at Columbus Children’s Theatre teaching both privately and in class settings. Being a working actor herself, her motto as a teacher is to “preach what she practices.” Working with Kaitlin, students will be coached using intermediate to advanced character development and study through monologue and musical theatre pieces. Other forms of audition preparation are exercising quick retention through dance, refreshing your vocal technique while implementing your acting tactics, updating your “audition book,” and practicing focus and improv skills through callback scene settings. Please feel free to contact her to learn more about your opportunities with Kaitlin and visit her actor website at www.kaitlindescutner.com.
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 5p-8p; Saturdays 9a-12p
Brian is a singer and actor who has been living in Columbus since 2010. He holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Otterbein University, and a Master of Music in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University. Brian has performed with several companies, including Loessen Summer Theatre (East Carolina University), Playhouse On The Square (Memphis, TN), Lexington Children’s Theatre (Lexington, KY), and Springer Opera House (Columbus, GA) where he performed in their national tour of Route 66. Locally, Brian has worked with Imagine Productions, State of the Arts Productions, Evolution Theatre, and Available Light Theatre. Brian is currently in CCT’s Touring Productions.
Voice, Keyboard Skills
Hours: Tues & Thur, 3pm-9pm.
(Other times may be available. Please inquire below. )
Maggie Green is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Music with emphasis on Vocal Performance and Music Business. She has performed at the Columbus Arts Festival, the Columbus Jazz & RibFest and the Gahanna Jazz & Blues Festival, as well as other local and regional clubs, festivals and events. Maggie specializes in jazz and Brazilian music, having traveled to Brazil extensively and recorded a CD there of all Brazilian repertoire with Rio’s top performers. She is currently on the faculty at Otterbein University as the jazz vocal instructor. Maggie has experience teaching a wide variety of styles including jazz, pop, musical theater and classical repertoire. Maggie enjoys working with students of all ages and is very excited about joining the Columbus Children’s Theater. Contact Maggie
Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 5-8pm; Saturdays 9am-4pm
Kelsey started acting in shows and taking classes with CCT when she was 13. Since then she went on to graduate from Wright State University with a BFA Acting with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and pursued an Acting career. After college, Kelsey traveled for a bit working and teaching at regional theatres around the country before moving to New York City. While in New York she had the opportunity to do film, cabarets, improv, Off-Broadway workshops, as well as taken master classes from some of the biggest names in the industry. After so many years away, Kelsey is happy to have come full circle teaching and working for the company where it all began for her.
Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 4-7pm
*Not currently accepting new students
Heidi Kok has been a dancer for 30+ years, with training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Tap. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Dance from Otterbein College. She worked as a professional dancer/singer/actor in musical theater, performing in New York City and nationwide, in shows such as Spamalot, Mary Poppins, and the Broadway National Tour of Oklahoma!. She is also a certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.
She is comfortable teaching ballet, jazz, modern, tap (beginner level), and yoga. She is an excellent teacher for learning/improving proper technique and alignment, in any style of dance. She strives to teach dancers to move their bodies in a healthy way so as not to risk injury. She is very skilled at breaking down steps in a way that is easy to understand for dancers of all ability levels. 60 minute sessions are preferable.
Megan Shepston Overly
Hours: Not currently accepting new students
Megan has spent a lifetime studying movement! She has trained at several dance academies throughout the country, including the Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Virginia School of the Arts. Megan holds an undergraduate degree in Dance with Emphasis on Ballet from the University of Cincinnati’s College–Conservatory of Music. She has professional experience performing in both ballet and musical theater. Megan is a great choice for students interested in studying ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, musical theatre dance, or tap. She can help students strengthen their technique and artistry, and gain confidence for upcoming auditions.
Megan has also completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program through Yoga on High, earning a certificate that allows her to be a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Megan has practiced yoga for ten years, mostly in the ashtanga and vinyasa disciplines. Her teacher training included modules in anatomy, yoga philosophy, breath work, meditation, and sequencing. Private yoga sessions are a great choice for yoga practitioners at any level who are looking for proper alignment and exercises to help open and strengthen the body. Megan can also tailor a yoga practice to help align, strengthen, and open students for proper vocal and dance technique.
Voice, Flute, Beginning Piano
Hours: Not currently accepting new students
Abby Zeszotek is a 2011 graduate of Capital University with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance with emphasis in Opera and Musical Theater. During her years at Capital she was involved with the Chapel Choir, Philomel, and acted in many of the Conservatory’s theatrical productions including “Into The Woods”, “Little Women”, and “Street Scene.” Abby has also been involved with many theaters in and around the Columbus area including the Cloak and Dagger Dinner Theater, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Little Theater Off Broadway, Worthington Community Theater, and Weathervane Playhouse, where she was nominated for a Jebby award for her portrayal of Paulette Buonufonte in “Legally Blonde”. Abby is an experienced flute, voice, and acting teacher and specializes in teaching musical theatre, contemporary, country and classical voice.