undefinedSarah Leonard and male singer

Exploring Musical Theatre song repertoire from Showboat to the present day.


Resident: £295 Non-Resident: £215 Code: 20/20V

What is the course about?

Explore the diverse Musical Theatre song repertoire over the last 80 years with Sarah Leonard and Stephen Dickinson. Sarah has taught on the BA Acting Musical Theatre Course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for 15 years and Stephen taught at Arts Ed for 25 years. They have a wealth of experience between them. Please bring three songs by any composer from Rodgers and Hammerstein to the present day. We will work on the vocal techniques and dramatic styles required to perform the songs convincingly. Props are welcome! On Tuesday evening Sarah and Stephen will give an illustrated talk on an aspect of modern musical theatre repertoire.

Tutor website: www.sarahleonard.me

What will we cover?

The many different styles of singing musical theatre from legit to belt.

How to approach the repertoire with particular emphasis on acting through song.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

Be more confident in singing in a variety of musical theatre styles.

Becoming both an actor and a singer in your performance.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Lower/Upper Intermediate, Advanced

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

Masterclass approach with all participants together in the room listening to individual tuition.

Helpful and encouraging feedback given to each participant in the masterclass.

Prepare 3 contrasting songs. Duets are also welcome with other participants.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

No, participants are requested to bring their own music.

Is there anything I need to bring?

No special clothing needed but props welcome if they enhance the performance.

What previous participants said about this course…

“Well worth doing. Sarah made sure that we each had a similar amount of time to sing. Beyond that it is always interesting to hear what other people do and what she says about technique especially. The standard this year was very high, some very accomplished singing. It is run on a master class basis but each student gets the same attention.”

“A course for solo singers to improve performance and technique. Provides an opportunity to work with expert accompanist and work on all round musicianship.”

“The tuition is always tailored to the individual needs of each participant and is always delivers in a positive and encouraging way. Listening to everyone else further enhances the learning and is an excellent source of new repertoire.”

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Non-Nember and Online booking opens at 9am on Monday 3 February 2020. For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking see here.