undefinedSarah Leonard and male singer

Exploring Musical Theatre song repertoire from Showboat to the present day.


Resident: £453 Non-Resident: £345 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 21/346

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Friday 14 May 2021. 

Non-Member and online booking opens at 9am on Friday 18 June 2021. 

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

What is the course about?

Explore the diverse Musical Theatre song repertoire over the last 80 years with Sarah Leonard and Stephen Dickinson. Sarah has taught on the BA Acting Musical Theatre Course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for 15 years and Stephen taught at Arts Ed for 25 years. They have a wealth of experience between them. Please bring three songs by any composer from Rodgers and Hammerstein to the present day. We will work on the vocal techniques and dramatic styles required to perform the songs convincingly. Props are welcome! On Tuesday evening Sarah and Stephen will give an illustrated talk on an aspect of modern musical theatre repertoire.

Tutor website: www.sarahleonard.me

What will we cover?

The many different styles of singing musical theatre from legit to belt.

How to approach the repertoire with particular emphasis on acting through song.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

Be more confident in singing in a variety of musical theatre styles.

Becoming both an actor and a singer in your performance.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Improver, Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

Masterclass approach with all participants together in the room listening to individual tuition.

Approx 45 minutes of individual coaching within the sessions.

Helpful and encouraging feedback given to each participant in the masterclass.

Prepare 3 contrasting songs. Duets are also welcome with other participants.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

No, participants are requested to bring their own music.

Is there anything I need to bring?

No special clothing needed but props welcome if they enhance the performance.

What previous participants said about this course…

“Sarah and Stephen were brilliant. Their love for the Music Theatre genre spilled over into their teaching and playing and we had a great time while improving as the course progressed through their skilful input.”

“Sarah Leonard is an inspiring tutor who works tirelessly to help the students produce their best. She teaches singing to Musical Theatre students professionally. Stephen Dickinson is a sympathetic accompanist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of musical theatre.”