FAME Performing Arts is a locally-owned studio striving to create an inclusive environment for students to attend music lessons, performing arts classes, instrument lessons, and summer camps to become confident, self-aware, and comfortable in their own skin.
Scroll down to get to know the amazing team of teachers working to make that happen!
Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, & Acting Teacher
Thomas "Tommy" Hettrick is a New York City-trained actor and teacher based in Charleston. His kind and gentle approach to teaching is a great fit for a young beginner. His professional experience makes him a great fit for a teen student looking for a teacher with current professional experience.
Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele Teacher
Troupe Tech Director
Ed Blanton is a Charleston-based live sound engineer and professional guitar player. His love for guitar started as a teen and grew in to a life long passion. He is kind and patient with young players. Ed's goal as a teacher is to foster a love of music and guitar in his students that will stay with them for a lifetime, as it has for him.
Rising Stars Director/Beginning Piano Teacher
Amelia is a FAME graduate returning to continue her journey as a teacher. As a 3rd grade teacher at a local elementary school, Amelia loves to work with children in many ways, in and outside of the classroom. Amelia is energetic, friendly, and passionate about providing a comfortable space for children to explore their potential.
Voice & Beginning Piano Teacher
Lauren has a diverse vocal background and is passionate about teaching healthy vocal techniques that will last a lifetime and can be applied to any genre. She loves working with singers of all ages and strives to create an encouraging environment where students can really grow and build confidence.
Ms. Nikki fell in love with Shakespeare at 12 years old while watching Kenneth Branagh’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and, fifteen years later, got the chance to play her heroine, Beatrice! She encourages her students to “play” and teaches them that theatre – even the classics – can be accessible for everyone! Ms. Nikki teaches the Troupe acting classes.