Alongside performing, Magnus has worked as a freelance Performing Arts teacher and vocal coach for many years. In 2017 he launched NexGen Youth Theatre together with his business partner Bethany Dellapolla. A company that aimes to give young people seeking a future in the performing arts a training ground to hone their skills and does fully produced musicals in Manhattan.

While completing his BA (Hons) in Performance (Musical Theatre) at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London he taught at Mountview's Saturday School program and was their Musical Director/Singing Teacher for their 6-11 yrs 'Song & Dance' and 12-18 yrs "Musical Theatre" groups.


Before college he attended a high school of performing arts in Norway with voice as his main instrument and piano as his secondary instrument. In addition to this he has had regular private lessons in voice and piano and attended lots of master classes.


While in NYC, Magnus has worked as a Teaching Artist for many  great arts organizations providing arts education for children and teens in the city; TADA! Youth Theater, Wingspan Arts, Chickenshed NYC, and Broadway Bound Kids.


Magnus loves teaching and is passionate about being that special teacher to someone else, just like those teachers who have meant a lot to him over the years. Should you be interested in private coaching, for Magnus to hold any group classes or to work with your organization, please get in contact with him either on magnus.tonning.riise@gmail.com or on 929-248-9377.