Our musical theatre classes combine singing and acting through dance. The children will learn different songs from musicals dating back to Les Miserables through to current musicals such as Hamilton and The Waitress. These songs are staged and depending on the piece could be performed with minimal movement or high energy dancing.
At LBPA our Drama is broken down into 3 age groups. During the weekly classes, students in each group engage in work to develop their understanding and skills within the genre. This takes place in a fun and secure environment which gives students of all ages the opportunity to focus and grow.
Work within the sessions covers many forms of styles and techniques. Children work in groups and on solo projects, devising, improvising and developing script work and full plays.
There are various opportunities throughout the year for all of our learners to achieve and perform. All members of the Drama classes have the chance to perform in our annual showcase (normally in November) as well as our summer productions. Alongside this parents are encouraged to attend watching weeks where they are able to watch a sample of class work and speak to the teacher about their child’s creative journey. Students are also able to enter LAMDA Acting and speech examinations. These are internationally recognised vocational qualifications that also carry UCAS points. Private tuition is also available to help support LAMDA work and audition technique.
We feel very strongly that our Acting department and its work is of a high standard in its own right as well as supporting the work of the dance. MT and Singing departments, therefore enabling our students to access an all-round and enjoyable education in Performing Arts.
During your private singing or group singing class you will learn fascinating and fun facts about your vocal anatomy. You will instructed on how to breath correctly using your diaphragm and engaging your body as your instrument.
In your singing lessons, Mr Paul will go into details on vocal colour, tone, interpretation and sustainability to enhance your vocal performance and you will coached in acting through your songs.
You will be given a set of vocal exercises, specific to your requirements, which you can then practise daily. In your private singing lesson you will also be provided with FREE sheet music and backing tracks tailored to your individual songs.
To book into any of our classes, please fill in our registration form