This new weekly online group singing & performance class will systematically unpick everything required to be able to sing and perform a wide variety of musical theatre repertoire.
Each lesson we will work on a specific song together covering things such as voice quality, character choices, acting through song, phrasing, dynamics, emotions, story telling & diction, everything required to squeeze every ounce of opportunity to make that song come alive! We will also explore alternative ways to perform that song and how you can make it your own.
At the end of every 6 weeks, everyone who has taken part in the online classes will be invited to perform in a FREE online masterclass. You will sing a song of your choice and receive feedback from myself, while the class learn from observation.
6 Week Course. Monday 7.15 - 8.30pm. Online via Zoom.
STARTING MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
What's Covered in the Lesson?
We will work on a wide variety of styles and eras of musical theatre from the classics of Rodgers and Hammerstein, to the complexity of Sondheim right through to present day popular contemporary West End and Broadway hits, including pop/jukebox musicals.
How to take your characters voice from spoken text to singing, exploring different voice qualities.
Exploring the text, telling the story, finding the emotion.
How to make a song 'your own'.
How to build and develop your repertoire.
Basic music theory. Understanding and following music, including how to mark up cuts and present to an accompanist.
Learn fundamental singing skills and understand more about how the voice works.
The Weekly Schedule
Monday 27 February
Bring Him Home from
Monday 20th March
I'm Not That Girl from
Monday 6th March
She Used To Be Mine from Waitress
Monday 27th March
Being Alive from
Monday 13th March
For Forever from
Dear Evan Hansen
Monday 3rd April
Let It Go from
Who is it Suitable For?
Suitable for all singing and acting abilities from beginners to experienced performers. We will be focusing primarily on the performance aspect of each song, rather than voice production, but singing fundamentals will be covered where necessary.
Suggested age 16+. There is no upper age limit.
What Happens in the Class?
This is an interactive lesson. Whilst, the majority of the lesson will be led by myself, students are encouraged to share their ideas and creativity to ensure you all leave the lesson with ideas of your own, rather than create identical performances.
You will be sent rehearsal material for the featured song ahead of the lesson so you can familiarise yourself with it beforehand.
You will have an opportunity to perform a prepared song for the class in our frequent FREE masterclass sessions, run every 6 weeks.
When, Where & Fees?
EVERY MONDAY 7.15pm - 8.30pm online (via zoom)
Lessons are every week, starting Monday 27th February and run weekly until Monday 3rd April. All participants are then invited to attend a masterclass for FREE
The price for this 6 week course is £72.00
I've learned more from Marie about my voice in that past 3 months than I've learned over 20 years
Julia, Musical Theatre Student
Presented by Marie Collins,
Singing Teacher, Musical Theatre & Confidence Coach
Hi, I'm Marie.
I am a musical theatre singing teacher and coach with over 25 years experience in the profession, both as a teacher and a performer.
I trained as a professional actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Although I spend most of my time coaching now, I am still very passionate about performing.
Most recently, I was privileged to have the opportunity to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one women musical, Tell Me On A Sunday. Other performing credits include Annie in Calendar Girls - The Musical (BrassNeck Theatre Company), Arcadia (Endillion Theatre Company), Blitz Bride – The Musical (UK Tour), Just Like Anthea (UK Tour), Chess In Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Girls Night (No.1 National Tour), The Songs of Tim Rice (Henley Festival), Salad Days (Bristol Old Vic Theatre).
As a soloist, I have been lucky enough to perform in some of the UK's most prestigious venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, The Sage and the Henley Festival.
I am an experienced Musical Director, and have worked with numerous leading theatre groups on shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles, Les Miserables, Sweet Charity, Me & My Girl, Oliver, Oklahoma, The Producers, Betty Blue Eyes and The Wiz.
I am passionate about teaching voice and giving my students the best opportunity to develop their craft and artistry by combining my knowledge of how the voice works with performance experience. My teaching is based on Estill Voice Training and I am currently on the Estill Master Trainer Pathway studying with Anne-Marie Speed.
I run my own private teaching studio based in Leeds, am Head Of Singing at Damien Poole Theatre Arts, and founder and director of The VivaVox Choir.
I am a big believer in the importance of mindset, and on hearing more and more people tell me that they struggle with performance anxiety, I decided to train as an NLP Practitioner to allow me to give my students powerful tools to assist with nerves, stage fright and anxiety.
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