Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio

Arts education. Acting programs & vocal lessons for children & adults. Classes and programs year-round. Owned and operated by Leta Neustaedter, LCSW.

Located in Historic Old Boise.
$130/month for weekly private lessons. Tuition for other programs and classes varies.

Operating as usual

Leta Harris Neustaedter - Musical Community Covid Project 06/03/2021

Leta Harris Neustaedter - Musical Community Covid Project

Love this Swarmandal Tanpura - such a cool sound...

Leta Harris Neustaedter - Musical Community Covid Project This song is the culmination of a grant funded project where in June 2020 I collected postcards from the community sharing with me how covid was impacting th...

Leta Harris Neustaedter - Musical Community Covid Project 06/03/2021

Leta Harris Neustaedter - Musical Community Covid Project

Give it a listen...so lovely....

Leta Harris Neustaedter - Musical Community Covid Project This song is the culmination of a grant funded project where in June 2020 I collected postcards from the community sharing with me how covid was impacting th...

Children (And Adults) Will Listen: Leta Harris Neustaedter Sings Sondheim For Boise Music Week 05/07/2021

Children (And Adults) Will Listen: Leta Harris Neustaedter Sings Sondheim For Boise Music Week

Here's an interview I did, and I'll post the Boise Music Week video links in the comments. We have so many talented people in the Treasure Valley and these videos are a way to keep our annual celebration of the arts alive and well until we can do it in person next year!

Children (And Adults) Will Listen: Leta Harris Neustaedter Sings Sondheim For Boise Music Week Boise Music Week showcases a music journey that includes jazz, songs of praise, a wide variety of international dance, and a taste of Broadwayโ€™s best. And this yearโ€™s program, which stretches from May 2-15 will be virtual.

04/29/2021

My studentโ€™s daughter took this photo while Mom was having a piano lesson. I absolutely love it!!! And I am so impressed by adults who carve out a piece of their busy schedule to take music/art lessons. Focus on something that brings them joy, get their mind off the daily grind. Many dream about it, some talk about it, fewer actually do it. ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

My studentโ€™s daughter took this photo while Mom was having a piano lesson. I absolutely love it!!! And I am so impressed by adults who carve out a piece of their busy schedule to take music/art lessons. Focus on something that brings them joy, get their mind off the daily grind. Many dream about it, some talk about it, fewer actually do it. ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Leta Harris Neustaedter Reads From Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry Illustrated by Vashti Harrison 03/29/2021

Leta Harris Neustaedter Reads From Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Eeeeeeeee! My episode is live! This is a super cool community effort focusing on inclusion, literacy and inspiration. My episode focuses on my youth shenanigans and learning to love my hair.
L๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—VE the theme song by Eleven & Jason Djjasond Duncan (David M. Maxwell)!!!!!

Leta Harris Neustaedter Reads From Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry Illustrated by Vashti Harrison Leta Harris Neustaedter, LCSW - Arts Educator, Musician, Clinical Social Worker, Creator/host of The Lovely Afro on Radio Boise, reads from, Hair Love, by Ma...

03/20/2021

Paid opportunity for BIPOC with interest in the performing arts, both students and community members.

Paid opportunity for BIPOC with interest in the performing arts, both students and community members.

Leta Harris Neustaedter Presents An Evening of Soul at Sapphire Room: Two Incredible Shows Saturday - The Boise Beat 03/11/2021

Leta Harris Neustaedter Presents An Evening of Soul at Sapphire Room: Two Incredible Shows Saturday - The Boise Beat

https://theboisebeat.com/index.php/2021/03/11/leta-harris-neustaedter-presents-an-evening-of-soul-at-sapphire-room-two-incredible-shows-saturday/

Leta Harris Neustaedter Presents An Evening of Soul at Sapphire Room: Two Incredible Shows Saturday - The Boise Beat Leta Harris Neustaedter will be presenting An Evening of Soul at the Sapphire Room this coming Saturday. Leta brings her powerful, soulful voice to songs by Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Sade, Al Green, Alicia Keyes and many other artists. Joining โ€ฆ Continue reading โ†’

We Are Idaho: Leta Harris Neustaedter 02/19/2021

We Are Idaho: Leta Harris Neustaedter

Lil interview about my work.

We Are Idaho: Leta Harris Neustaedter My name is Leta Harris Neustaedter . I am an arts educator, a musician, an actor, a licensed clinical social worker and community organizer.

Disenchanted, by Leta Harris Neustaedter ft. Jake Saunders 02/16/2021

Disenchanted, by Leta Harris Neustaedter ft. Jake Saunders

Big news! I have a new single out and it is 100% self-produced. One of my big goals for 2021 was to break down the barriers to creating music (like recording studio fees). So itโ€™s been a journey of tech issues, equipment issues and trial and error but I am so happy to have something to show for it. ๐Ÿฅฐ Please share and also, yes, you can listen tor free but musicians are struggling to make a living so I hope youโ€™ll consider purchasing the download. โค๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

https://letaharrisneustaedter.bandcamp.com/track/disenchanted?fbclid=IwAR2v2UDTV2gENWR4OXAOv1INEWpoCTOzYRblH17SeyXlRUdaW_OuLy9Tc_M

Disenchanted, by Leta Harris Neustaedter ft. Jake Saunders track by Leta Harris Neustaedter ft. Jake Saunders

12/23/2020

My students. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

12/20/2020

A few of my students and I thought a lil holiday sing-a-long recital was in order and 2020 tried to thwart us with multiple tech difficulties but we prevailed and holiday cheer was abundant. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’—

11/15/2020

Thatโ€™s a wrap for the Fall Recital! Whew! The theme was songs from the 1980s. Check out the song list, it was such a cool mix and students really stepping out of their comfort zones to do styles they normally donโ€™t do. So much work and sooooo gratifying. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ

[08/25/20]   Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio just signed on! Here is the anti-racism statement for arts/culture/history organizations I posted about a few weeks ago. We revised it to clarify how small orgs and individual artists (like myself) can now sign on and commit to the action steps even if we don't have board members/staff etc. The goal is to create a coalition of people working together to normalize anti-racism action, support each others growth and hold each other accountable.
There will be pushback, there will be donors and board members who are unwilling to shift their mindset and will withold their funding. This is a legit threat to businesses, especially as we are all struggling with the impacts of covid shutting down our venues. But now is the time for bold moves. Our systems are already being forcibly changed by covid, now is the time to go all in and dismantle white supremacist values/priorities that have been subtly and overtly shaping organizations for decades even centuries.
To answer a question some have asked, the focus in on Black people because data shows us that when we broaden the conversation to include all People of Color, Black people tend to be left out and further marginalized. So our focus is specific. When we lift the most marginalized, everyone benefits.
This is not political, it is human rights. Human rights are not politics, even if some choose to politicize them. And not taking a direct stand against racism is complicity to allow racism to continue. Silence and complicity has brought us to where we are today, a country on fire. Be a part of the systemic change that is the only solution to achieving equity for all people.
Please encourage the arts/culture/history organizations and individual artists you know to sign on to this statement and join the anti-racism coaltion. There will be a public announcement in the near future, details of which will be decided by those who are signatories.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qRKPgq_xV6yjBMotVKF0wg5GiGeAAXk9XqDpPIYEkjY/edit?fbclid=IwAR28ck38UrxtvlVU0wSm34d_hmZKleN3AJgQUsSbvOsRvuiqGMdK0wTBjes

03/26/2020

Annabelle and I are happy to still be able to see our students everyday!!! ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŽถ

03/13/2020

Taking precautions at the studio.

boisestate.edu 03/07/2020

Looking for lessons: A profile of alumna Leta Harris Neustaedter - Boise State News

Nice write up... :)

boisestate.edu Alumna Leta Harris Neustaedter (MA, social work, โ€™98) moved to Boise in the fifth grade...

02/20/2020

Another one of my former students taking the world by storm!!!! Amazing!

BCT shout out to Zoe Carr!! Zoe was a Theater Lab student at BCT, and now attends Loyola Marymount University where she was recently cast (out of more than . 100 people that auditioned) as Tilly in LMU's upcoming Mainstage production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen!! Oh, and she made the Dean's list last semester. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽญ Way to go Zoe! And break a leg!
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Our Spring Theater Lab classes begin the first week and March, and it isn't too late to register! For more info, or to sign up, visit BCTheater.org.

dailyutahchronicle.com 02/08/2020

Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

One of my former students taking the world by storm! ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2020/02/07/jillian-dinucci/

dailyutahchronicle.com Jillian DiNucci, a sophomore at the University of Utah and student in the Actor Training Program, has now written and produced her own play. Originally hailing from Boise, Idaho, she first got her start with a playwriting program at the age of 13. Now, after receiving a grant, DiNucci has been gi....

[07/13/19]   Make-A-Music-Video (For actors, singers & musicians)
July 15-19, 9am-1pm M-F
Students will create a unique music video using storytelling and a mix of live and recorded tracks.

Students who want to sing, can sing.
Students who want to play an instrument, can play an instrument.
Students who want to act, can act.
All students will be in the video so there will be acting activities every day so everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. We will choose the song(s) together on the first day.

9am-1pm M-F
Age 8-15
$185 ($170 additional siblings)
Send lunch & water bottle
Light snack provided

TO REGISTER: Email [email protected] or [email protected]

[07/07/19]   Tooting my own horn for a minute: One of my students just got cast in a feature length film with an award winning director from California, and another student was a top six finalist for Miss Idaho (I was her coach for the talent competition). I donโ€™t always get to hear about my studentsโ€™ accomplishments, but when I do it feels validating for the work Iโ€™m doing. ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

07/02/2019

My third Best Actress win with i48, Idaho's 48 hour film competition.

07/02/2019

This camp is in 2 weeks and I'd like to get 2 more students enrolled to have a full roster. :) Please share with anyone who might be interested. Our music video will have a "story" so non-musical actors are just as important as musicians/singers. Here is the website site link for more details:
http://www.metamorphosisstudio.org/Acting.html

mailchi.mp 06/12/2019

Big win for Leta! Summer camps.

I'm only offering two camps this summer. Help me fill them up! :)

mailchi.mp

06/11/2019

Big win!!! Big validation of skill and hard work!

And it couldnโ€™t have happened without an excellent team (writing, acting, camera, sound, editing), so I am grateful for them.

05/09/2019

"Girls Are Strong Here" movie audition for teen girls who look 15-16 years old.
[email protected]

04/10/2019

SUMMER CAMPS ARE HERE! Visit www.metamorphosisstudio.org for more details or to pay tuition. Email [email protected] or [email protected] to register.

04/02/2019

Photos from Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio's post

03/27/2019

I had the pleasure of creating a self expression workshop for the National Federation of the Blind State Convention. Hereโ€™s a pic of our superhero poses. Iโ€™m so grateful for the opportunity.

chalkbeat.org 03/02/2019

Giving students more music, theater, and dance boosts writing scores (and compassion), big new study finds

More evidence to support what those of us in the arts already knew! Keep those studies coming, hopefully participation and funding will continue to increase! ;)

chalkbeat.org One of the largest gold-standard studies on arts education ever conducted finds measurable benefits to giving students more music, theater, and dance.

[02/24/19]   North By Northwest Production Company is seeking two kids for a commercial for a local utility company. No lines, but need to be able to follow direction and have basic acting skills.

* Deadline to submit a photo: Friday March 1st.
* Audition date if selected: March 6.
* Shoot date: between March 12-14 depending on weather.

1) A hispanic or ethnically ambiguous boy age 8-10 able to work a full day ($400),

2) A hispanic or ethnically ambiguous boy or girl age 6-8 for a half day ($200)

Please submit recent photo with your contact information to Chuck Hurst at: [email protected]

Chuck will contact the people they want to come in for an audition. He can also provide more details to those selected for an audition.

It is OK to share this info with anyone you think might be interested. :)
Leta

02/08/2019

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01/28/2019

Fantastic 1970s recital today. So much hard work and preparation. ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽค

[11/13/18]   To my students & parents: As I get ready to go see my Reno family for Thanksgiving I just scheduled mani/pedi appts, both paid for with gift certificates. This past year I have taken my mom to two movies, enjoyed several chai teas and bagels, purchased a healing stone pendant and some treats for Bodhi, all from gift certificates. THANK YOU. Sometimes I don't get to follow up directly because it might be awhile before I redeem them, so please know that every time I use a GC I feel such deep gratitude and appreciation. These are things that most of the time I would not otherwise do for myself, either because of finances or just being busy and not taking the time. But when I have a GC I do it, and I'm always so glad I did. So thank you for thinking of me and helping me take better care of me.

[10/31/18]   Parents of kids age 8-15: I'm scheduling a camp over the December holiday break. Please comment below with your preferred hours. It doesn't matter if you are actually planning on attending the camp, I just want the feedback.
A) 9am-1pm
B) noon/1pm - 5pm
C) 10am-4pm

08/28/2018

Stranger Feelings, Make-A-Movie Camp 2018. Metamorphosis Studio

Here's our Make-A-Movie camp finished product! This was from the camp where kids created characters, wrote a story, rehearsed and filmed all in one week! :)

This movie was made during Make-A-Movie camp at Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio in Boise, Idaho. Camp curriculum includes fundamentals of character deve...

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Lainee's awesomness!
New student - ermagerd - sooo cute!!! She's got some natural skills for sure - can't wait to see her grow!
"What If?" By Aubrey Falter
This story was created during Chill Skillz (Level I) last Sunday. We discussed story structure, illustrations and voice ...
Chill Skillz sketch - season 1.
My song + my friends + my camera = super fun times!
(Miss) Leta sings the blues....
Chill Skillz rehearsal --- very serious stuff!!!
Chill Skillz Theme Song!
Limelight Show 2011
Limelight Show 2011

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