Cheryl Stafford has been performing since the age of three, when she first began to dance. Dance was then followed by piano at six and acting at nine. Today, Stafford shares her love of drama and performance with the Gaithersburg community through voice, drama and public speaking lessons at the Stafford Studio.
Located at 216 Main St. in Kentlands, the Stafford Studio provides personalized lessons in the performing arts to ages 8 through adult. Stafford, who has been performing for 35 years and teaching for the last 15, decided to open up her own studio this past September.
“After contracting myself out to area arts organizations,” said Stafford, “I wanted a studio of my own.”
All lessons are private and taught by Stafford, so students can be assured of a quality, one-on-one experience. Stafford, a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, culls her expertise from an impressive performance and direction/choreography resume that includes work at the New York State Theatre, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.
Stafford lives near the community and is therefore able to connect with and understand the neighborhood and Kentlands culture. “I really enjoy the Kentlands and Lakelands communities,” she said. The neighborhood’s combination of young families, single professionals and seniors is a perfect mix for Stafford’s passion for sharing her knowledge with pupils in every stage of life. “I love teaching all ages and helping everyone find their own voice!” she said.
For more information, please visit www.staffordstudiomusic.com.