ACTING THROUGH SONG COACHING
“Be in the moment. Period. Just be there...You’ve just got to let go. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Whatever you do is ok, just be truthful, honest, real, and that’s all you can ask for.”
Robert De Niro
Acting Through Song, is immensely important. Performance is not just about singing a song well its also about your interpretation, your connection and skill as a Storyteller, as an Actor. That is what brings a song to life and connects you to the audience. The combination of text and music also presents glorious additions to expressive possibilities. First of all you need to know your song back to front and inside out.
We will look into some of the following:
Character Work, Storytelling, Connection to the Song, Text Clues from the Lyricist, Composer Demands, Musical Phrasing, How to use Dynamics, Spoken Voice Work, ATS Warmups, Focusing Exercises etc...
More advanced students may also look into:
Objective and Intention Work, Exploring How Technique and Emotion aid each other in Performance, Accent and Dialect Work, Genre and Styling (ie MT, Pop, Classical), Finding the right 16-32Bar Extract, Audition Etiquette etc...
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.