undefinedSarah Leonard - soprano 

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


Resident: £509 Non-Resident: £388 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 23/360

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Tuesday 16 May, 2023

Non-Member and online booking opens at 9am on Tuesday 13 June, 2023

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

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?

Standard: Improver, Confident, Skilful. You will need to be happy to perform in a masterclass setting.

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

The course uses a masterclass approach with all participants together in the room listening to individual tuition.

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

Please 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…

“Sarah and Stephen were brilliant. Their love for the Music Theatre genre spilled over into their teaching and playing and we had a great time while improving as the course progressed through their skilful input.”

“Sarah Leonard is an inspiring tutor who works tirelessly to help the students produce their best. She teaches singing to Musical Theatre students professionally. Stephen Dickinson is a sympathetic accompanist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of musical theatre.”