Singing and Musical Theatre
These classes are 1 or 2-4 in a group providing an ideal setting for learning the required techniques and songs for the new examinations (not compulsory). It will also give time for the teacher to prepare pupils for festivals and auditions for those that wish to enter.
Singing is a key requirement for those wishing to make Theatre their chosen profession giving confidence and enhancing their performance skills. Also beneficial even if they only wish to perform as a hobby later.
Music Theatre examinations
These are available through the London College of Music. The LCM exams are accredited by the University of West London and Ofqual.
The exams, available on a solo or duet basis are in a graded format and all song choices are chosen and prepared by the teacher following the LCM Music Theatre syllabus. The teacher also decides which grade is suitable for the pupil to take. The grades range from Step 1 (equivalent to pre primary in Dance ) to Grade 8. The exams can be performed with backing tracks and costumes / use of props are strongly encouraged.
We will have new premises in the College itself now and we will be introducing Mic technique amongst other things to enhance and encourage the pupils in their vocal training.
London College of Music
Graded exams are offered in a wide range of subjects, through a progressive system of 8 levels. Graded exams generate motivation and reward achievement, and the levels are recognised internationally.
Assessment bands are as follows:
- 85-100% - Distinction
- 75-84% - Merit
- 65-74% - Pass
- 0-64% - Unsuccessful
LCM's graded exams are also included on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).