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Sup Dummies Academy
Sup Dummies Sup?

sup dummies was created to change the perception of top-tier performing arts training. from seasoned professionals to day-one beginners, we can help take your artistry to the next level while keeping the joy of performing alive.

we understand the stress that comes with finding the right college program or the next gig. we believe that the best way to alleviate that is with a healthy side of mayhem and foolishness (and really, really good technique).

join the party.

“Chris Coffey is not only a talented voice teacher but also an amazing music director… I and everyone in the cast left that stage better than when we arrived. He is patient, supportive, and always willing to go the extra mile to help his students succeed.”

Ashley M. (Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka, AK)

a professional actor-musician, music director, vocal pegagog & technician, and lifelong educator across multiple disciplines, chris coffey has brought sup dummies training to syracuse university, the university of connecticut, mount holyoke college, manhattanville college, sitka fine arts camp, playhouse on park (ct), greater hartford academy of the arts, unified theatre, redhouse arts center (ny), and many more.

former students have gone on to high level performing arts programs across the country including: circle in the square, university of connecticut, the hartt school, amda, purchase college, brandeis, northwestern, manhattanville college, crane school of music, university of tampa, marymount manhattan, syracuse university, and many more, and have been seen on professional stages and screens across the country.

chris is currently adjunct faculty at syracuse university's tepper semester, and also teaches for midori & friends, his private studio in new york city, and online with students across the country. he is a proud member of actors' equity association and the american federation of musicians.

  • college audition prep

    • musical theater​

    • acting (classical & contemporary)

    • vocal music

    • instrumental music (drums/percussion, guitars, electric bass, piano)

  • professional audition coaching

    • musical theater

    • shakespeare

    • contemporary plays

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get started today.


1 hour: $100

30 minutes: $60

ask me about discounted rates!

now accepting new students
for summer 2023

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