Amanda Huey focuses on Vocal Health/Training, Piano, acting and all the extra skills needed to put on a confident, meaningful performance; proper warm-ups, audition preparation and etiquette, repertoire-building, sight-reading, scene study, and expression through song. She started piano lessons at the age of 4 with Linda Bergholz, and hasn’t stopped playing since. With that kind of passion and homeschooler’s schedule, Amanda spent her childhood exploring and honing all different art forms. She picked up voice, guitar, and a love of acting that helped her achieve many prominent roles in high school plays like; Flowers for Algernon, Jabberwock, Because Their Hearts Were Pure, and Revenge of the Space Pandas.
Inspired to change the world through art, she decided after graduating high school in 2007 to let that inspiration carry her seven hours away to Winchester, VA., where she attended Shenandoah Conservatory. Majoring in Musical Theatre Accompaniment with a minor in Voice, 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, Accompaniment, Audition Prep.).
Throughout her college career, she performed as rehearsal/pit pianist for musicals such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Street Scene, Wild Party, A Chorus Line, The Boyfriend, Cabaret, and many others. She also found jobs as Music Director for children’s summer camps throughout Winchester, most notably, Growing Stage Inc. Amanda coached children aged 10-18 through shows like Les Miserables (high school edition), Jason Robert Brown’s 13, and Aladdin Jr. In 2012, she graduated from Shenandoah, equipped with her BFA and an even greater passion for coaching performers of all ages how to really steal a stage. She is very excited to join the LMA family and to continue spreading the joy, self-confidence, and inner-strength that can only be found through art.