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October 2014

Healthy speaking and singing

The importance of retracting when you use your voice. I have recently found in a whole host of students that they are constricting when they speak and as a result, constricting when they sing. I am coming up against this so often that I felt it is worth writing about. To explain the mechanics briefly: […]

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Singing Teaching Tour of Australia 2014

I had the enormous pleasure of doing some teaching in Australia recently. Giving vocal workshops for the Musical Theatre courses at Queensland Conservatorium, the Victorian College of the Arts and Showfit (Centrestage Performing Arts School) in Melbourne was exhilarating. The students at all three institutions were hungry to learn and eager to try new approaches, […]

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Group Singing

I love my group singing class. It is the best way to prevent singers from becoming isolated and neurotic. All of a sudden everyone establishes the simple fact that every singer has at least a couple of vocal challenges. If you are interested in booking 4 group singing sessions please e-mail me on leontine@associatedstudios.co.uk.

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Group Singing Mondays 6.30pm – 7.30pm Drop-In

Group Singing is on every Monday evening. It is a Drop-In session and you pay on the day. £20 per session. It is a small class with a maximum of 8 singers. Mostly Musical Theatre singers, actors and dancers who sing, some very advanced, some beginners. You all learn from each other and gain confidence. […]

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Associated Studios

Training and professional development in Opera, Musical Theatre and Acting As well as teaching many singers privately I run a performing arts organisation called The Associated Studios. We have just moved from The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith to our new home in Fulham. Associated Studios started 8 years ago and back then we were based […]

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An Evening With Sir Tim Rice Hosted By Rory Bremner

The Associated Studios present an evening with Sir Tim Rice hosted by Rory Bremner. The evening will be a chance to hear the multi-award winning British lyricist and author speak about his work. This will be followed by a Q & A. There will be a couple of musical interludes by West End Singers from […]

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Rumi

Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. I find that his ideas and teachings are perfect to reinforce the ethos a performer needs in order to get through their challenging lives. Here are some of my favourites:

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Being on Tour with The Voice BBC Series 3

I have recently returned from touring with The Voice BBC Series 3 (click to view). It was a fascinating journey. We heard 40 000 people all over the UK. Stage A involved hearing 10 people for 90 seconds each. Each room had a vocal coach and a producer. After we heard them all, unaccompanied at […]

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Article for Musical Theatre Review Magazine

Touring as a Vocal Coach for The Voice BBC Series 3 One of the perks of being a vocal coach is that we sometimes work in some very exciting environments, together with some great people. This year, apart from teaching my private clients and running The Associated Studios, I have had quite a bit of […]

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