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KDB is a world class singer with knowledge and experience in ALL types of styles: Classical, Golden Age, Broadway, Rock, Pop, etc. She is a well-trained legit soprano & belter, and sings everything in between. Trained in piano as well, KDB has an excellent ear for music, knowledge of music theory, and knows what makes music soar. Lesson revolves around breath, placement, phrasing, vowel technique, emotional connection, and visualization. You will sing your best, and you will sing with celebratory safety.
The story is everything. KDB is well trained in many different styles and types of acting. She holds two performance degrees from incredible acting programs, and FIRMLY believes that acting is the root of all performance. If we don't tell the story, we have nothing. Clients can coach scenes, monologues, songs, sides, TV/Film auditions, and everything in between. Lessons revolve around the character objective, believability, body, breath, voice, and firmly communicating the story.
This is KDB's niche. The good stuff. Story becomes song. All musical choices must be supported by acting choices, and all acting choices must be supported by musical choices. Here we can unite and become the musical theatre superheros that we are. Lessons revolve around the story, coaching the voice, the acting, musical theatre history and show structure, and uniting them in a perfect synthesis. Clients can coach sides, cuts, and any repertoire they wish.
KDB Studio specializes in voice, acting, and musical theatre audition preparation. Owned and operated by Kimberly Doreen Burns, a professional actress in NYC, KDB Studio is a one-stop shop fully dedicated to helping you achieve your best performance.
"Kim has straight up CHANGED MY LIFE. She gives me full circle knowledge and makes me feel like I can do anything."
In addition to performing and teaching, she is the new co-host with Christine Schneider on The Visceral Voice Podcast. The Visceral Voice interviews vocal professionals and leaders in the community that believe in the mind/body connection between the voice, psychology, and performance. www.thevisceralvoice.com
MEET YOUR TEACHER
Kimberly Doreen Burns is a true New Yorker with 20 years of professional performing experience. She strives to share and cultivate the love for music, acting, and performance. With an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, KDB has an excellent ear for music, knowledge of music theory, and the ability to empower students to find what makes their music, performances, and auditions soar.
She has lived the life of a true theatre actor, performing 8 shows a week in leading roles, and has experienced every audition or casting situation under the sun. Having this first-hand knowledge allows KDB to DO and TEACH simultaneously. Because of this, KDB clients have booked and worked on Broadway, National Tours, leading Regional Theatres around the country, international concerts, Disney, Cruise ships, Theme parks, and the like. Kimberly is a member of Actors Equity, NATS, and NYSTA, and working towards more certifications in the future.