Instructors

David Hunter Koch- Executive Director/ Instructor
David has been performing, directing and producing for over 30 years in Seattle and regional theatres around the country including 5th Ave.Theatre, Seattle Rep, ACT, Intiman, Milwaukee Rep. and MetroStage in Washington DC.  His own theatre, Cabaret de Paris garnered over 40 awards for theatrical excellence and he was named Theatrical Entrepreneur of the Year by The Seattle Weekly. David has performed with such notables as: Kevin Spacey,  Kate Mulgrew, Reid Shelton, Terrance Mann and comedian Steve Martin. He has narrated symphonies for the Seattle Symphony and directed concert videos for performers David Byrne and guitarist Pat Metheny. Most recently, he had the pleasure of directing Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin in a special event for Cornish College of the Arts as well as directing concert versions of both SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN,  HIGH SOCIETY and NINE for Showtunes at Benaroya Hall.

Robert Jones- Musical Director/ Pianist
Rob has served as Music Director at Seattle Children’s Theatre, Crepe de Paris, Oregon Cabaret, Bathhouse, and Empty Space Theatre. He’s conducted the Village Theatre orchestra, and appeared on radio, TV, and is a regular on Seattle Radio Theatre at Town Hall. Rob composed the music for THE NORTH ARCADE, and CLAUDIA KELLY’S 500 HATS, winner of the 2002 Seattle Fringe Festival. He also wrote the music for children’s shows, CINDY ELLE, produced at ArtsWest, HOOD, and THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, both performed at Terrace Park School. His score for MY DOG NEVER SAYS PLEASE was commissioned by the 5th Avenue’s Adventure Musical Theatre and toured northwest schools for two years. Rob is pleased to have the opportunity of bringing professionalism, creativity, and fun to each and every project!

Karen Kay Cody- Instructor
Karen has been acting, directing and writing in Seattle and around the country since 1976.  She originated the role of Sophie De Palma on Broadway in the 1996 Tony Award Winning Play MASTERCLASS for which she won both the Theatre World Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Best Broadway Debut Performance”.  Karen has performed on every Seattle stage as an actress and singer and has enjoyed an extensive commercial voice talent career.

Mark Anders- Musical Director/ Pianist/ Instructor
As a performer, Mark has appeared at all the major professional theatres in Seattle, most recently as Professor Henry Higgins in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of PYGMALION; and at ACT Theatre in A MARVELOUS PARTY, a revue of Noël Coward’s words and music that he co-created and has performed nationally. He has also had much success with the award-winning 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, performing it for over ten years in many cities across the U.S. Most recently, he was seen as Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY, at Village Theatre. He’s also a founding member of the theatre collective, Endangered Species Project, which gives monthly readings of unjustly neglected plays – endangeredspeciesproject.org.

Rebecca Lane- Instructor
Rebecca is excited to return to Sing Out Seattle after spending the year directing at Bainbridge Performing Arts and Westside School. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Drama and a minor in Music. While at UW Rebecca studied acting under European masters in France as a part of UW’s first Pontlevoy Collective. Past favorite roles include Crissy in HAIR and Gertrude McFuzz in SEUSSICAL.

Deonn Ritchie Hunt- Instructor
Deonn Ritchie Hunt has been teaching, directing, writing and performing in the Seattle area for the past 15 years. She most recently teamed up with Rob Jones to create POISON APPLE, a 1940′s detective musical retelling of Snow White. Deonn has taught and directed at numerous schools, and theatres including Village Theatre Kidstage, Studio East, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Stone Soup Theatre, Youth Theatre Northwest and West Seattle Kids Theatre. On stage, she was in StoryBook Theater’s RAPUNZEL and as Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and in Studio East’s production of THE MAGIC OF MRS. PIGGLE WIGGLE.