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WHY CHOOSE RON?
PROPRIETARY TECHNIQUE ROOTED IN SCIENCE
Finding an excellent vocal coach can be a daunting task. It’s vital that you work with the teacher you love and who is the very best at what he or she does. Yet, there are thousands of teachers to choose from….So why choose Ron?
Ron Shetler is not only consider a master teacher of singing in the industry he is known as a pioneer. His revolutionary approach to singing has ignited the careers of countless artists and has rescued the voices of numerous Broadway stars.
Quite simply what Ron offers is completely unique, blending a powerful, proprietary technique rooted in science with an intimate knowledge of Broadway performing, and the industry connections that help actors work. Add that to 28 years of teaching at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and a deep love for his students, Ron Shetler is hard to match.
Unlike any other teacher in the world Ron Shetler offered his clients a vast range of benefits that simple could not be found anywhere else.
THE HANDS-ON KNOW-HOW OF BROADWAY PERFORMING
Ron’s not just a guy who teaches performance, he’s lived it. Having had an active 15 year professional career as a musical theatre performer and actor, Ron has developed the intimate know-how that combines the art of acting with singing, to deliver truthful, compelling performances.
During his career Ron starred in three Broadway shows, earned Actors Equity and SAG status, and performed in 15 national and regional tours. He also performed in his own band, released an album with legendary jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, composed a film score for Roger and Julie Corman at New Word Pictures, and starred in the cult classic horror film, “I Spit On Your Grave”.
Since his departure from performing in 1980, Ron shifted focus to teaching and directing. To-date, he has directed or produced over 80 shows, revues, cabaret acts, recordings and videos.
A VITAL CONNECTION TO THE INDUSTRY
In addition to his teaching career, Ron has owned and operated his own rehearsal studio and theatrical complex, Shetler Studios and Theatres in an upscale theatrical complex in New York’s famed theatre district just down the street from the legendary studio 54 and around the corner from the Ed Sullivan Theatre and The Stephen Colbert show. The business rented studio and theatre space to a wide range of clients from Broadway shows to students showcases, supporting creative projects from auditions through rehearsals to full performances.
As a result of this business Ron has spent over 40 years cultivating relationships with an expansive network of casting professionals, producers and directors.
Because Ron’s so committed to his students success he offered discounted rehearsal space at Shetler Studios and Theatres.
AN ACTIVE HISTORY IN THE ARTS COMMUNITY
At various points throughout his career Ron has been an active member in a multitude of reputable arts membership organizations most notably, The New York Singing Teachers Association where he served as a board member and Chairman of The Musical Theatre Committee and with The International Voice Foundation where he presented and maintains an active membership. Ron has also served as a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Variety Artist, and the New York Chapter of The Musician’s Union Local 802.
RON SHETLER aka ERON TABOR PERFORMANCE HISTORY
After Funny Girl, he stopped going to auditions and began teaching full-time. He became the Singing Instructor and Musical Theatre Director in 1983 at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of The Theatre and continued there for 28 years before retiring. He then taught privately at Shelter Studios and Theatres which he founded in 1990. Over the past 32 years he edited and directed some 60 to 70 shows as well as produced several albums and many Night Club acts.
We at DCP have had a long and wonderful relationship with NYC's Shetler Studios and it's owner Ron Shetler. When the devastating news came to us about its closing, we saw that we were not alone in our grief. We decided the legacy of the studios and Ron needed to be documented and shared before being senselessly erased by Covid 19.
Little did we realize that the extreme effects of the pandemic would ultimately shut down Broadway with no end in sight.We will spread the word this industry needs HELP
We prided ourselves on being a professional home away from home not only for teaching acting and singing, but for auditions, rehearsals and performing- all in one complex
It was affordable, so it attracted everyone from Broadway stars to up and comers.
----Jeff Lunden NPR.org
This is a punch in the gut. Memories, rehearsals, performances...a community built on love of the arts. Thank You @shetlerstudios for 30+ years of support to theatre and actors
Countless memories in those spaces, but the one that comes to mind first is bringing in the new bridge toThat Would Be Enough& hearing @phillipasco sing it for the first time. " Oh let me be a part of the narrative in the story they will write someday..."
RIP Shetler Studios
--Lin Manuel Miranda