Private Acting Coaching from the Artists Rep family

We offer private coaching from a variety of qualified coaches.

Coaching options include:

  • Monologue and Audition (Classical & Contemporary)
  • Scene Work (Classical & Contemporary)
  • Dialect & Voice
  • Vocal & Musical Theatre
  • Career Coaching
  • Public Speaking for Professionals (from individual coaching to in-office seminars)
If you are interested in coaching, please send the following information to or call Education Director Karen Rathje at 503.241.3001
  • Name
  • Age Range
  • Skill Level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional)
  • Type of Coaching
  • Purpose of Coaching (ex. college audition, call-back, maintenance, etc.)
  • Coach Preference (general: gender, age, skill-level OR specific: coach(es) from our list below!)

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Linda Alper


Ayanna Berkshire


Chris Harder

Acting & On Camera



Val Landrum


Sarah Lucht


Michael Mendelson







Mary McDonald-Lewis


Amy Newman


Vin Shambry

Public Speaking, Voice Acting,
& Dialect




Acting & Musical Theatre

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Adriana Baer


Andrea Stolowitz


E.M. Lewis

Acting & Public Speaking





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Matthew Hayward


Angela Niederloh


Courtney Freed





 Singing & Musical Theatre





Adriana Baer is a director, professor, and professional speaking coach working with business leaders, artists, and writers to explore their vision and driving purpose and communicate that to their target audience.  She has directed for Artists Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre (Artistic Director, 2012 – 2015), Portland Playhouse, The Cutting Ball Theater (Associate Artistic Director, 2004 – 2007), Columbia Stages, Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2, the cell, and The Acting Company, and others. Adriana has worked with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Opera Boston, The Public Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Circus Center/Pickle Circus, Theatre Communications Group, California Shakespeare Theater, and American Conservatory Theater.  Among other institutions, she has taught for Portland State University, Columbia University School of the Arts, The Acting Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Portland Community College.  She has lectured as a guest speaker at over two dozen colleges and universities nation-wide.  Adriana holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.



American lyric baritone Matthew Hayward has rapidly established himself as one of the most versatile artists of his generation. He is the winner of the Gerard Souzay-Grand Concours de Chant and made his European debut in concert at the Salle Cortot in Paris, France. In recent seasons, Mr. Hayward’s operatic engagements have included creating the role of Marquis de Brisaille in the world premiere of David DiChiera’s Cyrano at the Michigan Opera Theatre, Ravenal in Showboat at Lakewood Theater, Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with Baltimore Opera, and Pelleas in Pelleas et Melisande at Opera Theater Oregon. Active in recital and concert, he was personally invited by Maestro Julius Rudel to debut with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Arts Festival, where he sang an all Kurt Weill Gala with soprano Angelina Réaux, he also sang the world premiere of Libby Larsen’s The Moabit Sonnets with the Linfield Chamber Orchestra. A Seattle native, Mr. Hayward completed his undergraduate and graduate music studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. As the Founder of Vox Northwest Voice Studios, he maintains a select private voice studio in Portland, Oregon and is serves on the voice faculty of Portland State and George Fox Universities. He is sought after as a District and State Vocal Judge in Oregon, as a Master Clinician at major universities throughout the West Coast and as a dramatic and interpretive coach.



Angela Niederloh has been acclaimed by the New York Times as "a charismatic mezzo soprano." She recently made her Portland Opera debut as Melibea in II viaggio a Rheim. A recent participant in the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Ms. Niederloh was last seen as Meg Page in Falstaff, Karolka in Jenufa and Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Other roles include Flora in La Traviata, Rosette in Manon and Olga in the Merry Widow. Other operatic engagements for the American artists include Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (San Francisco Opera Center), The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Opera Omaha), Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, and Mrs. Slender in Salieri's Falstaff (Wolf Trap Opera.) Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Niederloh's solo credits include performances with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Columbia symphony, Choral Arts Ensemble, and Choral Crossties. Ms. Niederloh is also actively sought after nationally for music clinic workshops for choirs and individuals and currently serves as a faculty member at Pacific University.



Strong, passionate, vivacious and daring, Courtney Freed is a dynamic vocalist in a class all her own. Her first album, "Happy Little Bluebird: The Music of Harold Arlen" is a tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Her delightful rendition of "If I Only Had A Brain" has captivated many a nostalgic heart and her soulful handling of timeless classics such as "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home" are a delectable feast for the ears. She has performed in many prestigious venues in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles Portland, where she resides. Her sparkling and smooth tribute through the Great American Songbook is not to be missed live. She also sings lead with local swing band, The Jenny Finn Orchestra.