Creative Pursuits Studio is an educational and artistic space for students of all genres, skill levels and abilities.  It is a place for each individual to expand their horizons and reach their full artistic potential. Students will grow quickly while being exposed to workshops, classes and private lessons all centered on the student's individual needs.

Acting Instructors

Matthew Hydzik  & Megan Arnoldy

Rates: $75 per hour

Matthew & Megan coach as a team! They are available for monologue and scene study, audition preparation, and acting a song.

Matthew is an actor with two decades of professional theater experience that includes five starring roles on Broadway, five national tours, dozens of regional theater performances, as well as international concerts and theatrical events. A Pittsburgh native and a proud graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre,  Matthew’s Broadway credits include:  Gregg Allman in The Cher Show, Buddy in Side Show, Greg in It Shoulda Been You, Tony in West Side Story, and Kenickie in Grease. Off-Broadway Matthew starred as John in Tomorrow Morning at the York Theater. National tours include If/Then, Rent, Fame, Grease, and Flashdance. Matthew has performed concerts and special

appearances with the LA Philharmonic, Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Broadway Song Book Series, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, MUNY, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Stages St. Louis, Anneberg Theater Palm Springs, ACT of Connecticut and the Fulton Opera House. 

 Matthew specializes in vocal performance, audition training, and acting/scene study of both contemporary and classical theater and musical theater performance. 


Megan has had the great opportunity to find success on both sides of the table during her career in theatre.  As an actress, she performed in hit shows such as “Jersey Boys” (Las Vegas) and “The Drowsy Chaperone” (1st National Tour) in addition to extensive regional theatre credits including “Mamma Mia” at the Fulton Theatre.  As a casting director in NYC with RWS Entertainment Group, she launched an international casting tour for Virgin Voyages and identified talent for multiple theme parks and corporate events.  She’s had the honor to work with and learn from Broadway’s best and brightest directors and choreographers including Casey Nicholaw, Casey Hushion, Sam Pinkleton, and Sergio Trujillo.  She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University.  Megan’s teaching style is motivating and encouraging, seeking to bring out the very best, most genuine version of her students.  

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