Who doesn’t love a good musical? From Oliver Twist to Matilda, there is a musical for everyone. This summer, we took our Let’s Perform musical theatre workshops to libraries, schools and summer camps nationwide. Children all across Ireland were dancing, singing and acting during these workshops. Whether a child wanted to be the star of the show, or a member of the chorus, there was something in these workshops for everyone. Our Musical Theatre workshops prove to be increasingly popular every year. Read on to find out what’s involved!
These workshops combine singing, movement and drama, and culminate in a class act, where the class perform an excerpt from a well known musical. In these workshops, students learn about posture, breathing, vocal technique and projection. Students also learn how to express themselves through music and drama. Each child is encouraged to take part. Our workshops aim to boost students’ self-esteem and confidence in performing, while developing their creativity and showmanship in a relaxed, open environment.
Fun-based games and activities
Led by one of our highly skilled music tutors, these workshops commence with fun-filled ice breaker activities and warm-ups, as well as improvisation and drama activities. Students then move onto learning the ‘class act’. Each child will be given a specific part and set of responsibilities to help recreate the musical piece. The children also experiment with musical theatre, and are encouraged to express their own ideas about how to put a new spin on their ‘class act’. Students also learn basic movement to go along with the music, and are encouraged to express themselves and make suggestions.
Throughout the music session, the group will learn all about presence on stage, breathing and posture whilst singing, and voice projection. The workshop will finish up with an energetic end-of-session performance. The children will get to show off their new musical skills and perform their ‘class act’ with confidence. Working as a team, the students perform the song and movement actions. They will incorporate all the skills they learnt throughout the workshop.
More from the Mobile Music School
To find out more about our music workshops and programmes, please get in touch with us to discuss these options in further detail. You can find more information on our range of workshops here.