We at J.A.C.A.D. know that singing is key for any young dancer, whether it be for concerts, examinations, auditions or most importantly confidence in performance. We nurture natural ability in a friendly caring environment. We cater for all levels and all ages from total beginners wanting to pursue a hobby to those wishing to pursue a career in the theatre. The industry requires every performer to be strong in all disciplines whether it be singing, dance or drama.
Singing lessons are offered at J.A.C.A.D. with established performer and Vocal Director Kate L Field BMus (Hons) P.P.R.N.C.M. Kate’s recipe for successful singing is that it should be enjoyed, practised and individually interpreted. As a professional performer, Kate enjoys singing an array of genres from opera to current chart music and understands that the industry demands range in both vocal registers and repertoire. Kate has built up a reputation for high standards with all pupils, creating a culture of students who strive for the best they can possibly achieve with their singing. Pupils are taught in small groups of two, three or four and work both individually and as an ensemble; this develops their technique, singing in harmonies and above all confidence to perform at ease in front of others. Company members who take singing lessons with Kate are invited to perform Song & Dance Solos, Duets, Trios and Quartets for competition, representing J.A.C.A.D. nationally. Individual coaching sessions are also available to those participating in group lessons; this provides an outstanding level of tuition in both singing and musical theatre.
It can be very difficult to find the time to look for the right material and then to prepare it for an upcoming audition. Mrs Field can offer one-to-one singing lessons in preparation for professional work, or vocational training.
Our musical theatre class started in 2011 and has become a very popular class with our young singers. We offer our class on Saturday morning, ages 4yrs to 10yrs . The class is ideal for children who love to sing and perform and especially for those who would like to to gain confidence. The classes are full of energy and fun, the children enjoying group singing with vocal warm-ups and learning to perform excerpts from popular musicals; this culminates with a showcase of what has been learnt at watching week in the last lesson each term.