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VOICE/ ACTING CLASSES

I send you and your daughter my thanks for what you’re doing for the theatre.

"Dear Joy,

My best as always,

Hal"                                                                 

(Harold Prince - Legendary Theatrical Producer and Director- Phantom of the Opera,

Sweeney Todd, Evita, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company,

and many more...)  

PRIVATE VOCAL COACHING

 

Members $95.00 per hour

 

$360.00 monthly (discounted 4 one hour classes)

 

Non Members $105 per hour

 

$400.00 monthly (discounted 4 one hour classes)

Joy's vocal training has included studies with:

 

• Don & Marty Lawrence – Voice Teachers (NYC) (Mick Jagger, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Bono,

Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi)

 

• Maestro Carmine Gagliardi (Student of Pasquale Amato) at the Manhattan School of Music (B.Mus.; M.Mus.) in New York City.

"I have been in the business, mostly as an actress but also as a film and television director. I was nominated three times for an Emmy award, received one, have studied with Lee Strasberg as well as a few others and I must say Joy Lober is a sensational teacher. Experience is the best teacher and the hours Joy has logged as a professional on stage is massive.  You can trust her with your talent, your time, and your heart.”

- Melanie Mayron

Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series “Thirtysomething”

PRIVATE DRAMA COACHING

 

Members $95.00 per hour

 

$360.00 monthly (discounted 4 one hour classes)

 

Non Members $105 per hour

 

$400.00 monthly (discounted 4 one hour classes)

Joy's acting training has included studies with:

 

• Jeff Corey- His students, at various times, included James Coburn, Richard Chamberlain, James Dean, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Michael Forest, James Hong, Sally Kellerman, Shirley Knight, Penny Marshall, Jack Nicholson, Darrell M. Smith, Diane Varsi, Sharon Tate, Rita Moreno, Leonard Nimoy, Sally Forrest, Anthony Perkins, Rob Reiner, Robert Towne, Barbra Streisand and Robin Williams.

 

• Gail Kobe- Actress Gail Kobe was most commonly known for her roles in television dramas. Kobe began her career with roles in "The Edge of Night" (1955-1985), the Charlton Heston adventurous drama "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Kobe also appeared in "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1964-69), "Bright Promise" (NBC, 1969-1972) and "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" (ABC, 1974-75). She also worked on "Texas" (NBC, 1979-1983). Later in her career, Kobe produced "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1986-2015).

 

• Delia Salvi- Professor emerita in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

ABOUT JOY

"Joy brings pure joy and more to the Broadway Mentors Program. Having been part of

The Jazz Mentors Program series of Masterclasses that Joy had founded in 2006, I can attest to her professionalism and commitment to bringing the best-available knowledge, experience and passion for the arts to students under her care.”

— Peter Erskine

Two Time Grammy Award Winner, Honorary Doctorate from The Berklee School of Music

Professor of Practice, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California

Having sung for four US Presidents, and touring with the likes of Jazz legend Buddy DeFranco, Country great Hoyt Axton ( A & M Records), singing a duet with Michael Jackson on the hit recording "One Day in Your Life" (Motown Records), and performing the lead role as Eva Peron in the National Tour of Evita for 2 1/2 years,(ALT) under the direction of Broadway's most legendary director Harold Prince and working directly Andrew Lloyd Weber. Joy also had the privilege to be the featured solo opening act for Comedic legends Red Skelton and Dom DeLuise and has also written songs and performed songs that can be heard on HBO films and PBS specials as well source music for several featured films starring Tom Hanks and also Jessica Lang. Joy is clearly diversified in many aspects of the "Real-Deal" entertainment industry and is now "passing the torch" along with illustrious Broadway, many Tony Award winners, to the next generation of aspiring performers.

Joy is founder and executive director of The Broadway Mentors Program, is from a third generation “Show Biz” family. Her father was a child vaudeville star who tapped and sang with the likes of Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor, while her grandmother Edith played piano for silent picture shows. Edith became a vocal coach. While other children baked cookies with their grandmothers, Joy was learning songs at the piano as mom-mom Edith coached the tiny tot.

Joy started out, like most young performers passionate about their paths, by joining a prominent Philadelphia landmark community theater at the age of 11, attending rehearsals after school and working every weekend with lead roles in Children Show productions. The training and mentoring was priceless, as Joy watched the adults in rehearsals for the evening productions. The adult actors taught the kids the discipline needed to be on time, to know their lines and music, and most of all to give more than 100 percent of their heart, soul, and talent to their craft.

At the age of 20 Joy was the featured vocalist with The Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of jazz legend Buddy DeFranco touring the US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and England.  Joy then toured the United States as a member of the The New Christy Minstrels. At 21 Joy performed in her first Actor’s Equity Production – “Company” starring George Maharis and Vivian Blaine (Guber/Gross Productions) under the direction of Jerry Adler and choreographed by Dan Siretta.

Relocating to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s, Joy was given a full scholarship to the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. She continued her acting studies with the renowned actor and acting teachers Jeff Corey and Gail Kobe.

Joy was privileged to have shared the stage with Phyllis Diller, (Joy Lober), Joey Heatherton, President Nixon, Irving Berlin,

Sammy Davis Jr., Pat Nixon, and Bob Hope, for a White House performance. (see picture from left to right) 

Credits aside, Joy found another calling. Having started in the business as a young child and having been active through her teens and into adulthood, she realized the business had changed immensely. Shows like Glee, and Disney moving to Broadway, brought on a whole new interest to the theater. Families were exposing their children to live theater more than ever before, as live theater catered to the family experience. This new found appreciation and desire to be a part of the exciting future of theater, had its pitfalls. Some schools and “managers” and “internet agencies” saw an opportunity to tap into vulnerable parents and kids enthusiasm. Some legitimate, some not.

It was then that Joy realized how important it is to the young, and also the not so young artist to have true Mentors who had been there, had paid their dues, and who were truly the humblest artists around with the greatest gifts to offer. 

The Broadway Mentors Program is composed of Celebrity artists that have been handpicked to be those Mentors! To not only teach the “Real Deal” skills of the art of auditioning and performing…but to gently guide those on the Broadway Mentors Program with the wisdom of their experience.

Joy will also be teaching both acting and vocal classes, as well as career counseling, on an ongoing basis in Somerville NJ to the delight of the families and students who are fortunate enough to be in proximity to her studio.

 

There will also be classes on the “business of the business” – answering questions about Union affiliations, Photos, Agents, etc, – as well as a focus on performance. Because of the small class sizes, there will be a waiting list for those not able to make the cut with the Mentor of their choice. Reservations for the classes will be on a first come first served basis.

 

This program, very different from most, has its Master Class Program based upon a small interactive group, a “roll up your sleeves” acting/musical theater workshop setting that will not only prepare students for opportunities in New York and Los Angeles, but will also forge personal relationships with the professionals who are in the middle of it all.

 

Please choose the class/classes as soon as you are able so you can insure your space.

Contact Joy directly to reserve your class by emailing her at: Joy@broadwaymentorsprogram.com

 

To those about to embark on this exciting and challenging career- we wish you all the success and joy this glorious business can offer you. Our pledge is to be there for you, and to add you to our new family of students and Mentors who will make a difference for generations to come. Welcome!”

 

Joy

Testimonial from Tony Award Winner Anthony Crivello

"I’ve been a working actor and entertainer for over 60 years and it is my pleasure to endorse and praise and give a huge shout out to and for Joy Lober. Joy is quite simply one of the most talented people I’ve ever met and I’ve met and worked with a bunch including Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Linda Lavin and Patrick Stuart to name but a few. Joy is a great mentor and I look forward to seeing the young men and women whom she will inspire in the next few years”.

- Patrick Cronin Emmy Nominee

www.patrickcronin.com