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“Her audition went really well on Friday, and later that night she received her first ever callback!  She wasn’t sure how she did on Saturday, so we were really happy to see that she was cast. Thanks so much for all your help in coaching her and getting her prepared!  She would like to take some additional lessons, both to continue improving her voice in general and also (later) to prepare for her next audition!”

“Hi Ellen! Just wanted to let you know we had great success with auditions! Anna had callbacks! She was so happy she cried (me too). This was her 4th try!! Thank you so much for all the work you did with her  (and everyone). She finally has some confidence back - she needed it! We will definitely be in touch in the very near future!!!”

“Ellen, Hope all is well with you! Well, we do have some wonderful news to share with you. Christopher had a fabulous audition!! He had a callback on Saturday. We found out he has an awesome part in the show!  He is sssoooo thrilled and we have you to thank!!!!! I look forward to having you work with him again, real soon!!”

“I just wanted you to know that Curt did so well in his show! He had such great stage presence! Even other parents noticed!  He has grown so much since working with you, and you have really helped him with his confidence!   So, thank you very muc

Studio Performance Academy
operates out of Discovery Church:

13000 Gayton Rd.,  Richmond, VA 23233

(804) 839-5305

We're a community!

Ellen Papa, Studio Performance Director:

Ellen has been a professional actress/singer and a member of SAG for over 20 years.

As a vocal coach for 10 years, Ellen gives her students the tools and the inspiration to be the best performers they can be...on stage & in life. Her private vocal coaching sessions help each student discover their personal best, as they find their own unique voice, and understand that there are many layers to a successful, meaningful performance. Lessons will build the greatest foundation to an outstanding performance....CONFIDENCE! 

Private lessons are 30 minutes at her home in Short Pump. Because Ellen has a HUGE performance success rate, times are tight, so email her with any requests for lessons ASAP! Check out the ‘Student Success’ page at Studio P. Please call or email to schedule a session at:   

(804) 839-5305 or