Studio Tenn Theatre Company is excited to build on our Education and Community Outreach Program by launching a series of classes for all ages. We aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to be their most fearless, creative self and to create enlightened audiences and artists who will shape the future.


The Education Program includes:






For more information email our Education Coordinator at or call our offices at (615) 541-8200.

Laura Oldham (Broadway National Tour: Chicago) and Ben George (Dollywood)
Rising Triple Threats instructors

Anna Perry (Norwegian Cruise Lines and Studio Tenn Resident Choreographer)  Pay What You Can: Dance instructor

Anna Perry (Norwegian Cruise Lines and Studio Tenn Resident Choreographer)
Pay What You Can: Dance instructor

Core Classes

September 14, October 12, November 16, January 11, March 14
AGES: 5th-8th Grade
COST: $30
In this monthly class for middle schoolers, students will have the opportunity to expand their musical theatre knowledge.  Each class will be taught by a different industry professional, each of whom brings a unique and exciting perspective. The classes will be show-themed, covering choreography and character work from Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Chicago, and more!  We hope you will stop by Studio Tenn and join us for this amazing exploration of the wonderful world of musical theatre! 

Next up:

Mamma Mia Dance with Emily Urbanski
Saturday, September 14 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn choreography from one of the Mamma Mia! numbers!

September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9, March 9, April 6, May 11
AGES: High School - Adult
COST: Pay What You Can
Once a month, on Monday nights, Studio Tenn will transform into your favorite drop-in dance studio!  A pay-what-you-can offering, these classes will feature a wide variety of dance styles from Rock of Ages to tap to L.A. dance styles.  We are thrilled to offer this to students from high school through adult.  Teachers and styles vary each month. We can’t wait to dance with you!

*Registration not required*

Next up:

Tap Class Techniques with Anna Perry
Monday, September 16 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Advanced Training

November 14, 15, 18
AGES: High School - Adult
COST: $150
INSTRUCTOR: René Copeland
Selecting, preparing, and performing a monologue can be a daunting task for any actor.  This 3 day class intensive will demystify this process and help actors to become more confident and secure in auditions and on stage.  Taught by a true master in this craft, René Copeland, we hope you will join us for this deep dive into the art of monologues.

October 28, 29, 30
AGES: High School - College
COST: $200
INSTRUCTOR: Laura Matula
When it comes to a musical theatre song, there are so many layers to your performance... or at least there should be.  In this 3-day class intensive, Studio Tenn’s own Laura Matula will work with participants on everything from vocal technique to acting beats to selecting the perfect cut for auditions.  This is an amazing opportunity to learn from one of Nashville’s best, in order to fully understand the craft of musical theatre songs.

January 13, 14, 17
AGES: College - Adult
COST: $150
INSTRICTOR: René Copeland
As actors, it is so important to consistently be honing our craft. In this exciting offering taught by the one and only René Copeland, you will have the opportunity to do just that. This 3-day intensive will offer actors the chance to dig into scenes, work with new acting partners, and develop and grow your actor’s toolbox. We hope you will join us!


René Copeland and Laura Matula, instructors


Master Classes

AGES: Middle School - Adult
COST: $60
Studio Tenn is proudly continuing this season with their master class series. With guest teachers who are currently performing with the National Tours of some of Broadway’s biggest hits, these classes are a not-to-miss opportunity to learn choreography featured in shows on stage today! Please watch your email and Studio Tenn’s website for updated information and specific offerings throughout the year.

Studio Tenn’s School to Stage

February 13, 14, 18, 19 & 20 
TIME: 10:00am
AGES: Middle School - High School
Studio Tenn is excited to produce the Tennessee regional premiere of Kate Hamill’s new adaptation of Little Women. Running concurrent with Steel Magnolias, February 13, 14, 18, 19 and 20, the show will be free for schools to attend with an additional two public performances as part of Studio Tenn’s continual efforts to widen theater education and literacy of classic texts. Studio Tenn is honored to have René D. Copeland directing this landmark production continuing to celebrate a season of unforgettable women.

Kate Hamill

Kate Hamill


Studio Tenn at MTSU

October 5th, November 9th
TIME: 10:00am - 12:00pm
AGES: High School - College
COST: $30 for community; $20 for MTSU Students
As Studio Tenn continues its effort to expand its education reach and impact, we are thrilled to be partnering with Middle Tennessee State University. This offering will be open to the Murfreesboro community as well as MTSU students. Studio Tenn will provide industry professionals to lead classes focused on dance and musical theatre skills. Students will learn dance combinations from national tours, local productions, and more. The class will offer the opportunity for students to practice picking up style and steps in an audition-like environment before breaking down the combination and providing technical skills and training.

For more information email our Education Coordinator at or call our offices at (615) 541-8200.