Virtual Voice Lessons
The HP is pleased to announce our first virtual voice lessons! Bethany Goldson and Darrin Ruiz have reached out to the Harbor Playhouse and will be offering one-on-one virtual voice lessons at a cost of $35 per half hour or $60 for and hour. These beautiful ladies have let us know that all monies from this will 100% go back to the Harbor Playhouse in order to give back to the local theatre that they love!
Classes are offered to anyone grades 6 and up. Each artist will accept as many classes as she can, but know the slots will fill up quickly and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Take this opportunity and know that by paying for these lessons, you are also helping Harbor Playhouse!
Weekly classes begin Saturday, May 16th and times will be worked out with each student. Must commit to and pay in advance for at least one month of classes (4 lessons w/1 every weekend).
Meet Our voice coaches:
Bethany Goldson is a soprano from Corpus Christi, TX, where she performed in many shows at the Harbor Playhouse. She holds a B.A. in Music - Voice from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and her M.M. in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Formerly a mezzo-soprano, she performed with both the musical theater ensemble and Opera Theater at the conservatory, the roles including Sarah in Quilters (Musical), The Mother in Stravinsky's Mavra, and Bianca in Britten's Rape of Lucretia. She also performed the role of Vera Boronel in The Consul by Menotti with Berkeley Chamber Opera. She was selected as a full scholarship recipient for Seattle Opera's inaugural opera academy in 2017 where she performed the role of Ma Moss in The Tender Land by Copland. She currently edits for Modern Singer Magazine and was the author of the "Truth Talk" series. When there isn't a pandemic, she resides in Houston where she founded a chapter of Opera on Tap, performs as an avid church musician, and is the cantorial soloist for Houston Hillel's High Holy Days services.
Darrin E. Ruiz
Darrin E. Ruiz is a Soprano from Corpus Christi, Texas currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance with a Minor in Opera at Texas State University under Dr. Blythe Cates. Ruiz has performed in over thirty Musical Theatre productions in the Coastal Bend Region since 2009. Notable roles include; Emily, Gracie Smythe, Fan, and The Ghost of Christmas Future in Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol, Carrie White in Carrie the Musical (Sammy Award Winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical), Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors (Sammy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), Pilar in Legally Blonde, The Rose Seller in Oliver, The Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast, Annie and later on The Star to Be in Annie (Sammy Award Winner for Best Cameo Actress in a Musical), and numerous other shows such as; The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz, Les Misérables, and Mary Poppins. Darrin has also lent her voice to the Pulp-Pourri Theatre’s Pin Up Murder Mystery for two seasons as Peg Kelly and has been in several Myers’s Nation Films including Letters and Numbers, A Bike Ride and The Escape. Ruiz was an Active member of Corpus Christi’s First Stage Players, where she received acting, dance and vocal training.
In her spare time, she teaches music. She has most recently been seen in Texas State University’s Opera production of die Zauberflote.