Lisa Matsko Hamilton
$95 per hour or $55 per 1/2 hour
*Virtual and In-Person Coaching Available*
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.”
PSA has shaped me into a well rounded Singer, Artist and overall person. I have learned so much from both the teachers and students. They all have been an extremely influential part of my journey to being a stronger performer and Have opened the door to some amazing opportunities.
-Cal State University Dominguez Hills,
PSA, and specifically Lisa’s private teachings have truly been such a privilege to have. I started taking classes at PSA during the beginning of the Covid pandemic and quarantine, and even in that short time, I have grown so much as a performer. Lisa gave me the encouragement and the pure expertise to not only work harder on my talents but to feel confident in them! She helped me build my repertoire, and understand parts of my voice and the emotional depths of my performances I never saw before. Lisa is so good at what she does, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from her and everyone at PSA!
-L.A. County High School for the Arts, Junior
I've been at PSA since I was 10 and could barely get any notice out of my mouth. Over the years, the amazing staff gave me the power and confidence to believe in myself. This allowed me to skills to be a significant cast member during each of my high school performances.