Lisa Matsko Hamilton
Rates: $95 per hour or $55 per 1/2 hour
LISA MATSKO HAMILTON is the founder and director of the Professional School for the Arts in Torrance, where hundreds of children, teens and adults have been trained in singing, dancing and acting since its opening in 1991. She has assembled a world-class faculty of professionals that are excellent teachers as well as performers. Ms. Hamilton herself, who received her MFA in music theatre at the University of California, Irvine, focuses primarily on the areas of voice and music theatre training and college preparation.
Her students have gone on to perform in numerous Broadway productions such as Carousel, Wicked, Godspell, The Book of Mormon, Chaplin, Violet, Mary Poppins, Grease and Rent as well as in national tours and regional productions of Dogfight, The Lion King, Hairspray, In the Heights, Big River, Legally Blonde, Little Women, Ragtime, 42nd Street and The King and I. Others have attended prestigious performing arts programs at schools such as the University of Michigan, UCLA, Yale, Harvard, University of Miami, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, University of Miami, University of Arizona, NYU, Juilliard, Pace, AMDA, USC, Point Park College, Emerson College, Muhlenberg College, Rider, UCI, Montclair State University, Ball State University, Syracuse University and Northwestern.
Ms. Hamilton is a recipient of the Fine Arts Award from the City of Torrance. She is also a board member of the Professional Arts Education Center, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising scholarship funds for deserving performing arts students. Ms. Hamilton believes that “as a PSA student, whatever your particular aspiration, we care about you specifically. Our focus is to tailor your training and education to meet your unique performing arts goals.”