Amanda Huey, after 20 years of lessons with Linda Bergholz (Owner of LMA) and performing leads in several high school plays, decided to follow a career in music, earning a BMA in Musical Theatre Accompaniment and a Minor in Vocal Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. After moving 8 hours away to follow her dream, she spent the next five years studying under such names as Dr. Elizabeth Caluda (Classical Piano, Vocal Pedagogy), Dr. Karen Keating (Musical Theatre Piano/Musical Theatre Voice), Tom Brooks/Caroline Grigsby (Acting and Acting Through Song), and Dr. Thomas Albert/Jonathan Flom (Music Directing, Conducting, Music Composition, Accompaniment, and Audition Prep.)
Throughout her college career, she performed as Rehearsal/Pit Pianist for musicals such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, A Grand Night for Singing, Street Scene, The Wild Party, A Chorus Line, The Boyfriend, Cabaret, and many others. She also found jobs as Music Director for several children’s summer camps throughout Winchester. Most notably was Growing Stage Inc., where Amanda directed and coached children aged 10-18 through shows like Les Misérables (high school edition), Jason Robert Brown’s 13, and Aladdin Jr. In 2012.
Now, as a teacher, her methods include a healthy focus on all aspects of musical expressions including Vocal Health/Training, Piano, Acting, and Audition Preparation. This includes such skills as proper warm-ups, audition etiquette, repertoire-building, sight-reading, scene study, and especially expression through song. Of course, her main goal is to explore and nurture any skill that would allow a student to grow confidence and find strength in one of the most universal languages in the world: Music. She is very excited to rejoin the LMA family after a hiatus in Missouri and to continue spreading the joy, self-confidence, and inner strength that can only be found through art.