Singing at LAR Tring
At LAR Tring, we offer a range of different singing classes for children ages 4 to 18. We offer:
1-2-1 Singing Lessons
Group Singing Classes
Singing as part of our Performing Arts Classes
Pop Choir (auditioned)
Singing as part of LAR Elite (auditioned)
Singing as part of our Musical Theatre classes
LAR Tring is a registered LAMDA Exam Centre and Trinity Exam Centre. 1-2-1 Students are able to take LAMDA Solo Musical Theatre Exams and Trinity Classical Singing Exams or Rock & Pop Exams.
We have two shows a year at The David Evans Court Theatre, Pendley and all group classes and 1-2-1 students are invited to perform.
Pop Choir is auditioned and we perform regularly at a variety of local events.
All our singing students (1-2-1 and group) have the opportunity to enter Music Festivals and Competitions and we have had great success at Watford and Chesham Arts Festivals, Milton Keynes Festival, The Voice Kids, Teenstar and West End In Competition.
Students are also able to audition for professional musical theatre work as we have our own in-house agency - LAR Talent Agency - exclusively representing LAR students. We have two children making their West End debuts in Summer 2021!
Find out more about POP CHOIR here
We have a LAMDA and TRINITY 100% PASS RATE
All 1-2-1 singing students are given the opportunity to take LAMDA Musical Theatre Exams. We enter children ages 7+ for their exams in Solo Musical Theatre, once a year at our Private Exam Centre.
LAMDA Exams are similar to a music exam and offer an ongoing measurement of progress in speech, drama and performance. The gradual progression through the LAMDA grades provides benchmarks for every stage of a student’s development. It helps to support a steady improvement in self-confidence, vocal and physical technique, and language awareness.
Grades 6 to 8 also count towards UCAS Points and are equivalent to GCSE / AS / A Levels.
1-2-1 singing students will also able to take a Trinity Singing Exam in either Classical Singing or Rock & Pop. These exams develop musicianship skills and vocal technique and encourage children to learn how to read music.
We offer the chance to take 3 different exams each year - Trinity Rock & Pop in Term 1, LAMDA Musical Theatre in Term 2 and Trinity Classical Singing in Term 3. This enables students to be well-rounded performers, singing a variety of musical genres and styles.
Festivals & Competitions
About our Singing Classes....
Louisa Alice-Rose is the Principal of LAR Performing Arts. She is the singing and vocal coach for LAR Tring and oversees all the singing elements to our classes.
Louisa is a qualified Vocal Health First Aider. This means she has an understanding of -
- Vocal Health and the factors that can affect vocal wellbeing
- Practical Skills to spot the signs of a range of vocal dysfunction and imbalance
- Knowledge to help someone towards recovery by guiding them in self management or passing them on to further support
- An understanding of how to prevent vocal health issues from occurring
Louisa is a classical crossover soprano. Louisa's West End debut was at age 8 in Les Miserables at The Palace Theatre. Louisa has a First Class Honours Degree in Vocal Studies and Opera from the Royal Northern College Of Music. Most recently Louisa was seen on BBC One Songs Of Praise. Louisa has an album and several singles and EP's available on Spotify, Apple Music etc. Louisa's latest single was No. 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts.
Read more about Louisa here.
Louisa's classes develop a safe singing technique, build confidence and teach children how to read music.
Louisa's students have had so much success at local Festivals, Competitions, West End and UK Tour Auditions and more. The LAR Pop Choir perform regularly and were recently in the recording studio with Dani Womando for a Christmas Single.
Ashley Turner - Singing Teacher
Ashley teaches our group singing classes on Saturdays.
Ashley is a freelance singing coach, musical director and composer and has worked for a number of companies across UK and Europe. After graduating with a first class BA(hons) in Performing, he toured Germany, Denmark and Sweden. On returning to the UK he gained his MA in Opera and Music Theatre from the University of Sussex. Since graduating he has composed work for theatre and contemporary dance companies and his work has been heard in many venues including, The Tobacco Factory (Bristol, UK), The Lowry (Manchester, UK) and Mercat des las Flores (Barcelona, Spain).
Ashley has taught singing, voice and led choirs for universities and training colleges including, University of Cumbria, Bucks College Group and ArtsEd, London. He also teaches privately to students of all ages with a focus on Musical Theatre and professional audition preparation.
As Musical Director Ashley's credits include, Merrily We Roll Along, Gypsy, The Pajama Game, Cinderella, Bernada Alba, Pippin, Urinetown, Sister Act, Bad Girls (the musical), Calamity Jane. Ashley continues his singing professional development and research with Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyane Kayes.
Charlotte Payne - Singing Teacher
Charlotte teaches 1-1 singing, group singing as part of our Tuesday Performing Arts classes and leads our Pop Choir.
Charlotte trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (BA Musical Theatre) & CBS dance.
Charlotte is a musical theatre actor and vocal coach from Essex and obtained her singing teacher accreditation with Vocal Balance.
Charlotte completed her Vocal Coach training with the Martin Williams Vocal Studio in association with West End Kids.
Recent performance credits; Potted Panto (Garrick Theatre West End and Southwark Playhouse), Peter Pan Live (GoingLive.TV), Chamber Musical Concert (Garrick Theatre West End), Summertime Cinders (Thorington Theatre), Squad Goals (Dagenham and Redbridge FC), The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum), Lead Singer for Norwegian Cruise Line, Soloist for RYCA: Refresh.
Recording Credits: The First Chris Moose (Jon Hare); Flight of Passage & Na’vi River Journey (Walt Disney World); Hoods: A Musical (Drew Jaymeson and Kevan Frost) and Shoot… Bang (John Victor in association with Perfect Pitch.)