Lori Kirstein – Acting Coach for Singers & Performers
Lori Kirstein – Cincinnati Acting Teacher
Those are the abilities our culture does not encourage, but does celebrate. Call them Performance Techniques or Acting, but either way, this is where your years of technique come to fruition. Your willingness to be seen, your willingness and delight in sharing with your audience your deep love for your musicality.
Lori grew up in the classical music world where her parents were C.C.M Professors, and performers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Lori studied fingerstyle guitar with Ken Perlman in Boston, and voice with Paul McCready at the Cincinnati Music Academy. While at CMA, she coached fellow Performance students in music analysis and self-expression, in musical forms ranging from classical to blues to musical theatre.
Lori became a Union actor in the 1990’s and is now a member of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actor’s Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). She has worked in film, ads, and theatre, and continues to do so, as well as offering workshops and coaching in acting for actors, singers, and instrumentalists.
Lori passionately believes in positively supporting her students’ development with encouragement, a safe space to grow and to risk, and a teaching attitude of helping the student find her or his own natural emotional voice and style. No one technique works for everyone, and no one person is like any other. Lori celebrates each student’s uniqueness.