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Auditioning for Drama School

I have sat in on auditions at one of the biggest drama schools in the world. It is joyful and...
Drama School Auditions

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How To Get Into Drama School?

"How do I get into Drama school?" is a question that would challenge any actor or academic, no...
Drama School Auditions

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"Can You Just Sit Down And Do That Again...?"

“Can you just sit down and do that again...? It was the first of my auditions for drama school...
Classical Singing

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Preparing A Song Recital vs. Preparing A Role

One of the biggest differences of preparing a recital compared to preparing a role, is that with...

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  • How to Listen Editor's Pick

    Tom Gamble Classical Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban living we are surrounded by music, sounds and noises 24/7. It engulfs us everywhere, so much so that often when we are in a place which is truly silent we can feel uncomfortable, uneasy and confused....
  • Learning Guitar Tabs Or Notation?

    H Stewart Folk Guitar Teacher (Glasgow) Picture Many guitar students avoid learning music theory and guitar tutors often say that it's not necessary to read music if you want to play tunes on the guitar. This is true, and I suppose it goes for other instruments too, but it does impose a limit on how fast you can learn and how deep your...
  • Performing on a Brass Instrument

    Ryan Hume Trombone Teacher (South East London) Picture Deciding to learn a musical instrument can often seem like a daunting task, especially a brass instrument which can be extremely difficult at first. However, after learning the basic instrumental technique and how to read music, playing a brass instrument can be very enjoyable and satisfying,...
  • Why Create?

    Dan Bottomley Acting Coach (South West London) Picture Anybody with even a slight creative bent has considered creating something, writing a story or a tune on the piano. For most, that’s as far as it goes, something stops us from finishing it or showing it to the world. Why does this happen? A lack of confidence or feeling of being under-qualified?...
  • Recommended Reads For Musicians

    Laura Wilson Trumpet Teacher (Manchester) Picture Three desert island discs books for musicians and their teachers! The Chimp Paradox: Steve PetersThis book applies to all musicians and shares the author Steve Peters’ mind-management programme which aims to reverse the negative impact which fear and self-doubt can have on professional lives...
  • Are You A Rusher Or A Dragger Drummer?

    Nathan Hastings-Gayle Drums/ Percussion Teacher (Uxbridge) Picture Terence Fletcher's unique approach to teaching time-keeping is best seen in the movie Whiplash. This is strongly advised against as it will surely bring nothing but discouragement. So instead of browsing the internet in search of your own personal militant coach, why not buy a metronome? Some...
  • Labelling in the Classroom - Effects and Dangers

    Karoline Gable Vocal Coaching Tutor (South West London) Picture Labelling, positively or negatively is never commendable. Teachers who categorize their pupils allow their own subjective opinion to take over, ignoring the individual character and the individual needs that lie beneath the surface of every person. There is no such thing as an intrinsically poor...
  • I'm quitting my day job for Musical Theatre!

    Karoline Gable Musical Theatre Teacher (South West London) Picture I like to believe that it is never too late to decide on a shift of careers if this will mean the pursuit of a true passion or more fulfilling lifestyle. Yet quitting a safe day job and starting something new requires courage, confidence and determination. If we speak of a shift to an artistic...
  • The Creation Of Raw CGI Motion Captured Animation

    Dawie Boerwen Animation Tutor (Bournemouth) Picture AbstractCgi motion capture disciplines incorporate various factors that have to be considered when producing and editing an accurate and believable deliverable.  The most important factor, which is used for editorial purposes, is the process of key frame adaptive animation.  The main use of...
  • Music for Unoriginal Instruments

    William Hewer Cello Teacher (Manchester) Picture ‘Study Bach: there you will find everything’ -Johannes Brahms This thesis addresses the various technical and musicological factors that inform the performance of adapted or arranged works, using the contrasting examples of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6, which I will be performing on the (5...

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