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by Dan M on Carrie Jay Studio
Practical & Insightful

Carrie is such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to improving your vocals and stage presence. In addition she has an uncanny ability to meet the student where s/he is at... whether its at a very basic or advanced level. Cannot recommend her enough.

by Craig W. on Carrie Jay Studio
Drama Teacher

My 13-year old daughter has the fortune of studying drama with Carrie. She has learned much about drama and we can see the improvement in her skills. But Carrie's teaching has gone beyond the teaching of drama - Carrie has helped my daughter to dig-deep and express herself, to overcome fear and hesitation, and to have more confidence and pride in her accomplishments. Carrie is very-much in tune with the "life" aspects of her teaching, which is so important for young students. I highly recommend Carrie's teaching abilities, and her thoughtful, holistic approach to developing her students.

by Elena Beasley on Carrie Jay Studio
Godspell

I recently had the pleasurable experience of working as the pianist with Carrie during Lumen Christi's production of "Godspell", and, like many of the others shown here, found her to be a delight to work with. It was truly one of those "magical" experiences that come along all too infrequently, and was largely due in part to Carrie's enthusiasm, sense of teamwork, and encouragement to excel. She was not only talented and knowledgeable on the professional side, she was also considerate and sensitive on the human side. Carrie related well with students, parents and staff, was always mindful of school responsibilities, yet also stressed the importance of fun and hard work, all of which resulted in an excellent production. I look forward to working with Carrie again in the future, and would highly recommend her to anyone for any type of a theatrical endeavor.

by Emma Hrebec on Carrie Jay Studio

Carrie directed Godspell at my high school and it was such an awesome experience and I'm so happy that I was able to be a part of it! It was the perfect combination of fun and productivity and I couldn't have asked for anything better ๐Ÿ™‚

by Emily Warriner on Carrie Jay Studio
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie directed my school's production of Godspell, and it was such an amazing experience. Carrie made every rehearsal fun while getting a lot of work done. She created such a wonderful environment for everyone. She connected with each and every person and helped us all become one big family. It was such an incredible experience to share such a fun filled musical with such a great director. Carrie is beyond amazing.

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by Dan M on Carrie Jay Studio
Practical & Insightful

Carrie is such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to improving your vocals and stage presence. In addition she has an uncanny ability to meet the student where s/he is at... whether its at a very basic or advanced level. Cannot recommend her enough.

by Craig W. on Carrie Jay Studio
Drama Teacher

My 13-year old daughter has the fortune of studying drama with Carrie. She has learned much about drama and we can see the improvement in her skills. But Carrie's teaching has gone beyond the teaching of drama - Carrie has helped my daughter to dig-deep and express herself, to overcome fear and hesitation, and to have more confidence and pride in her accomplishments. Carrie is very-much in tune with the "life" aspects of her teaching, which is so important for young students. I highly recommend Carrie's teaching abilities, and her thoughtful, holistic approach to developing her students.

by Elena Beasley on Carrie Jay Studio
Godspell

I recently had the pleasurable experience of working as the pianist with Carrie during Lumen Christi's production of "Godspell", and, like many of the others shown here, found her to be a delight to work with. It was truly one of those "magical" experiences that come along all too infrequently, and was largely due in part to Carrie's enthusiasm, sense of teamwork, and encouragement to excel. She was not only talented and knowledgeable on the professional side, she was also considerate and sensitive on the human side. Carrie related well with students, parents and staff, was always mindful of school responsibilities, yet also stressed the importance of fun and hard work, all of which resulted in an excellent production. I look forward to working with Carrie again in the future, and would highly recommend her to anyone for any type of a theatrical endeavor.

by Emma Hrebec on Carrie Jay Studio

Carrie directed Godspell at my high school and it was such an awesome experience and I'm so happy that I was able to be a part of it! It was the perfect combination of fun and productivity and I couldn't have asked for anything better ๐Ÿ™‚

by Emily Warriner on Carrie Jay Studio
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie directed my school's production of Godspell, and it was such an amazing experience. Carrie made every rehearsal fun while getting a lot of work done. She created such a wonderful environment for everyone. She connected with each and every person and helped us all become one big family. It was such an incredible experience to share such a fun filled musical with such a great director. Carrie is beyond amazing.

by Karl Berkemeier on Carrie Jay Studio
Brilliant!

Carrie was wonderful to work with! She came to my school to direct Godspell, and she managed to make a very large undertaking fun for all of us. She never had to get forceful with us, which is hard to do with a bunch of adolescent teenagers. We all respected her so much she never had to go beyond a quiet request for attention, and even that she only had to do twice. It can be volatile to have a group of teenagers working together, but Carrie had a way of, very quickly, turning us all into companions, fellows, even friends. Carrie was wonderful to work with, and her directing style... well, Rocked!

by Justin Marcero on Carrie Jay Studio
Wonderful!

Carrie came into our school to direct the show Godspell on short notice. After we had hired her, a friend sent me a message saying "Nice choice, she's very professional and will do a great job for you." I totally agree, and yet this almost sounds modest. She not only got the job done, but with her energy, enthusiasm and positive vibes the cast latched right onto her and had a wonderful experience. As the music director, I felt Carrie was very sensitive to the directions and decisions I had made as well during the production and was wonderful to work with one on one. Would definitely recommend her to anyone interesting in acting or voice lessons. She is fabulous!

by Darin Good on Carrie Jay Studio
Carrie is amazing!!!

I met Carrie when she was the artistic director for the 2013 Lumen Christi High School Production of Godspell. I can definitely say Carrie is the best person I have worked with in my 10 year experience of theater! While Carrie is right to business and gets the job done, she makes the environment fun, enjoyable, and positive! She creates a judgement-free environment where it is possible for anyone to express themselves in anyway they want. Carrie knows how to create a bond and family between a cast or any other group of people unlike any other organization/team. FIRE THE JUDGE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

by Emily Caffery on Carrie Jay Studio
Acting lessons highly recommended

I took lessons with Carrie to prepare for the auditions and callback that landed me my first professional acting job, and I couldn't have done it without her. Working with Carrie is wonderful; she is so warm and supportive and creates an environment that is safe for experimentation. She encouraged me to try things I wouldn't have otherwise and to commit completely, helping me to embody a more honest, bold, and powerful version of myself. I highly recommend working with her.

by Brent Lofgren on Carrie Jay Studio
Create your own world

Carrie seems to agree with me that acting is about creating a bubble in which you can be and do whatever you want. Spending some time in this bubble also helps you be more honest and real during your time in the "real world." Of course, as others have said, there's the sense of "we're all in this together," too. My mom never gushes about anything, but she gushed about CAPtivating Rhythm.

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