Singing at LAR Welwyn
At LAR Welwyn, we offer a range of different singing classes for children ages 4 to 16. We offer:
1-2-1 Singing Lessons
Singing as part of our Performing Arts Classes
Singing as part of our Musical Theatre Classes
Singing as part of LAR Elite (auditioned)
LAR Welwyn 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 also offer Musical Theatre Group LAMDA on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
We have two shows a year and all group classes and 1-2-1 students are invited to perform.
We perform at local events and festivals - for example we recently performed a selection of songs for WGC 100, Festival Of Lights.
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!
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 Welwyn. 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 and her latest single made it to No. 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts. 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.
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.
Tammy Wall teaches our LAMDA Musical Theatre classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Tammy trained through LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dance. Tammy has been performing since she was three years old.
With over thirty years experience in the theatre industry Theatre Credits include: Roxie Hart in Chicago (WT Musical Theatre Company), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Hawthorne Theatre), Sharon in Slice of Saturday Night (Brilliant Productions), Claire in Made in Dagenham (Hawthorne Theatre), Shadow Princess in Book of Mirrors (Minack Theatre), Nancy in Oliver (Hawthorne Theatre), Rosie Probert and Gossamer Beynon in Under Milkwood (Barn Theatre), Emma in Tell Me on a Sunday (Barn Theatre), Calamity in Calamity Jane (Hawthorne Theatre), Nellie in South Pacific (Hawthorne Theatre), Gloria in Brassed Off (Barn Theatre), War of the Worlds (Minack Theatre) and most recently in the critically acclaimed one woman show ‘Good Girl’ by Naomi Sheldon (Barn Theatre). Tammy is also a double award winning GoDA actress for her performances in Under Milkwood and Tell Me on a Sunday.
Tammy is very excited to be teaching at LAR Performing Arts and can’t wait to share her passion for all things Musical Theatre with our pupils.