In the third of four posts about our festival Hand in Hand on Saturday 13 July, we introduce another of our fantastic workshop leaders to give a taste of what’s in store on the day.
Workshop #3: West-End workout
Loosen your larynx and buff up your belting in this vocal keep-fit session from one of the West End’s top vocal consultants, Louise Shephard (with Sarah Kershaw)
Louise Shephard is a West End singing coach and teaches musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. She is also the leader of the Oxford School of Drama 6-month course ‘Acting in Musical Theatre’. She has worked on national productions including Sound of Music and Wizard of Oz and at the moment for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. In her private practise she also works for singers in the pop/rock industry and is currently working with a member of Take That for his upcoming tour…
Her workshop will feature a range of techniques and postures for stage singing, bringing life and expression to your favourite tunes!
She will be accompanied on the piano by Sarah Kershaw, a performer, composer and singer who graduated from the Birmingham conservatoire; she is the co-founder of a new collective of composers and songwriters known as Priniciple Six who debuted at Latitude Festival last year to critical acclaim. Between them they have worked with artists such as Lana Del Ray, Bat For Lashes, The Hidden Cameras and Baby Dee. Sarah’s own composition work has brought many commissions in the theatre world, particularly her adaptations of Shakespeare sonnets.
If you fancy a fun day of vocal workshops in a variety of styles, taught by leading professional musicians, get yourself signed up. And why not bring a friend, too! Workshop tickets are a bargain at £39 (£34 concessions) and include the chance to enjoy (and perform in!) our evening concert at the fabulous Troxy theatre in Limehouse, London.
Hurry, as sign-ups close Sunday June 30, 2013.