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Jeanette Airen

Performing Arts Studio

Jeanette Airen

Owner/Founder of Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio

Voice, Acting, Beginning Piano & Ukulele Instructor

Programs Director

Jeanette Airen is an exceptional teacher of vocal technique and performance skills. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Musical Theater from California Lutheran University and an Associate of Arts Degree in Music from Los Angeles Pierce College. In addition to her degrees, she has also completed a summer vocal program at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA and several acting courses at Beverly Hills Studios.

Jeanette is currently employed with the Moorpark Unified School District as the Music Specialist at Walnut Canyon School where she teaches students from Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade. She also teaches after-school chorus programs where she directs the Kinder Chorus, Junior Chorus and Senior Chorus, as well as directs the Spring Musical.

As a singer/songwriter she has performed as a featured artist at renowned venues such as the Anaheim Convention Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, as well as, The House of Blues, King King and Club Spice in Hollywood. She has also shared the stage with well-known performers such as Dick Van Dyke, H-Town and Grammy Award winner, Hila Plitmann. She has even appeared on VH1's Save the Music concert. Jeanette's songwriting craft has been nurtured by producers Todd Cochran and Bill Brendle. As a result, her song “Better Man” reached Top 5 status on Live365's OnExclusive Live internet radio station.

Her versatility, talent, knowledge, and experience has helped her become an excellent teacher. She teaches all styles of music and she introduces her students to musicianship, music theory, performance techniques, vocal technique, developing a unique style and making each song their own. She also teaches beginning piano and ukulele, and her own acting techniques for "truthful acting."

Karen Dotan

Choreographer, Dance Instructor & Camp Assistant

Karen Dotan is thrilled to be a part of the Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio team and she is excited to share her love of dance and musical theatre! She has been training in dance for 15 years and has explored a multitude of styles, including ballet en pointe, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, tap, lyrical, contemporary, Latin, and modern dance. She has studied with California Dance Theatre, Protégé Performing Arts, and Retters’ Academy of Dance. She also studied at the Joffrey Ballet School’s West LA summer intensive. 


In addition to her dancing, Karen has also trained in acting and vocal performance. As a member of the International Thespian Society Troupe #6074, Karen competed at the Henry Kemp-Blaire Shakespeare Festival at Chapman University, and was awarded Outstanding Monologue. She is also the Manager of Oak Park High School’s ComedySportz team. She is a member of Oak Park High School’s Chamber and Jazz Choirs. She has performed in a multitude of musicals with the Oak Park Performing Arts Alliance, such as Beauty and the Beast (Dance Ensemble), The Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn), Mamma Mia! (Ali), Chicago (Katalin Helinzski), and In the Heights (Dance Ensemble) with Young Artists Ensemble. 

Grant Goldstein

Voice, Piano, Guitar & Ukulele Instructor

Songwriting Instructor

Grant Goldstein trained at California State University, Long Beach, where he received two degrees; One in Vocal Performance and the other in Choral/Vocal Music Education. While he was there, he also music directed shortened versions of musicals that gained the attention of the theater faculty for their high quality. He currently assists the Los Cerritos Middle School choir under the nickname of “OG Gold.” He also arranges music for high level barbershop quartets as well as more traditional ensembles, and sings in both the Masters of Harmony and the Westminster Chorus. He has been playing guitar for 10 years and piano for 8 years.

Daniel Johnson

Enrichment Choreographer

Substitute Instructor

Daniel Johnson truly enjoys teaching performing arts to students of all ages and hopes to encourage youth to explore their talents and bring their dreams to reality. He has performed all around the world since 2014 from Asia to Europe working for Universal Studios as well as cruise ships in Finland and Sweden as a Singer and Dancer. He also works locally as a singer in a band in Hollywood. Daniel is a previous voice student of Jeanette Airen and is excited for the opportunity to work side by side with her to educate the youth in her enrichment programs.

Izzy Stewart

Camp Music Teacher

Substitute Instructor

Izzy Stewart is a previous student of Jeanette Airen. She is currently a soprano in the California Lutheran University Choir, a member of the CLU Regals Quartet and a recipient of the CLU VAPA Music Scholarship. She also sand and performed in the CLU opera, "Hansel and Gretel," in 2018. She loves to sing, play the guitar and teach music to anyone who is eager to learn! She is camp music teacher and substitute instructor at Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio and is graduating from CLU with a B.A. degree in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance in May 2021. She is always eager to share her passion for music with others.

Kelsey Wilk

Acting & Playwriting Instructor

Kelsey Wilk is a playwright, director, teacher and actor. She graduated with a BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, and worked as a playwright, actor and director at several theatres in Seattle and Chicago before coming home to Simi Valley to empower young actors as a teaching artist. She is the Artistic Director of Figure 8 Theatre Troupe, a local theatre company whose mission has been to create groundbreaking original work in the Ventura County area since 2015. Besides writing and directing new plays for Figure 8, Kelsey has been teaching drama in the Los Angeles area for over 5 years. Her theatre programs have helped kids of all ages gain confidence and skills through character exploration, vocal training, storytelling, movement technique and plenty of drama magic. "Life is theatre, theatre is life! If we're going to show what life is-what it can be- we must do theatre!" -Maria Irene Fornes, Fefu and her Friends. Enshow the Joy!