Steve Canty is a professional musician, well-versed in guitar, bass, and the keys. Canty has been in bands from west coast to east coast; from lead guitar and vocals for local band, Revolving Door, to studio work and gigs at the Palladium and the Roxy. Canty graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and instructed there from '90-'92.
Subjects offered: Beginner-advance in guitar, bass, and piano
Kathy Fink (piano instructor and musical theater) has been seen at many area theaters as both pianist and musical director. She teaches all levels & styles of piano, co-leads the Fourth Street Jazz Choir, serves as choral instructor at the Cocheco Academy of the Arts (CATA), and is the Director of Music for St Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Dover.
She has a BA in piano performance & MA in music history from UNH. Her accompanying career began at the age of 9 for the 4th grade chorus in Leeds, England. She accompanied first full-length musical at age 15. Kathy has worked at Prescott Park Arts Festival, the Rochester Opera House, the Rep, The Bell Center, Hackmatack Playhouse, the Palace Theatre, Garrison Players, Governor’s Inn, Players Ring, and more!
You may recognize her from the local band Crossfire, which she played in from 1979-1988. Kathy lives in Dover with her husband Greg, and her beagle Cookie who offers moral support!
Subjects offered: Intermediate/advanced piano and voice.
Voice teacher and performer, Katie Gall, moved back to the seacoast area after performing and teaching in NYC for the last 10 years.
She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Steinhardt School at New York University in Vocal Performance as well as a post-Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy.
Most notably, Katie has taught at NYU, Mayo Performing Arts Center, and Highbridge Voices in NYC, and through the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. Additionally, Katie is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and believes in a whole body approach to healthy performance.
Most recently Katie has been seen in The Hunchback of Norte Dame at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre and at the Rochester Opera House in Happy Days: The Musical!
Subjects offered: Intermediate/Advance voice.
Michael Wingate Seavey
Michael Wingate Seavey is a working actor, touring musician, regional recording artist, and technical designer. Born and raised in Rochester, New Hampshire, Seavey has dedicated his life to the study and practice of music, theatre, and art.
As a musician, he has toured nationally with multiple performing outfits, worked extensively in regional recording studios, and honed a proficiency in over a dozen instruments and a vast array of musical styles.
As an actor, he received classical training at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Informed by technical methods and a background in renaissance/neoclassical theatre, Seavey has performed professionally on stages throughout New England.
Seavey currently serves as the Production Assistant at the Rochester Opera House, regularly working as an actor, lighting technician, sound engineer, and scenic designer.
Subjects offered: Intermediate-advance in guitar, bass, horn (trumpet, etc.), fight choreo, performance.