Life after Musical Theatre Courses: Marketing

Marketing: How to inspire people to want to see you perform by Leontine Hass Marketing. A dirty word in the Arts. However, the reality is that if you are to succeed in this competitive business, marketing yourself as an artist is something you need to think about. Why...

Approach

Never “pretend” or simply “go through the motions”. Do all exercises for real.

Then you will use your body, voice, feelings and expressions for real and your acting will become real and strong.

Stage presence will become powerful and your energy levels will increase.

Attitude

The way you work during training and rehearsal will come across in the performance.

So always rehearse with full focus, full commitment and full respect for the piece and your fellow actors.

Ten Things to Watch Before Starting Your Musical Theatre Course

Frequently asked questions such as “what should I watch?”, “what should I read?" and “what should I do?” from those about to embark on our own 1-Year and 4-Month Musical Theatre Courses - we thought we should all sit down, have a scratch of our heads and come up...

Leontine Hass Associated Studios Christmas concert speech 2014

I have been reflecting recently on the sheer amount of discipline it takes to maintain a state of happiness and have come to the conclusion that maintaining any sort of self respect, sense of personal growth, genuine connection with others, physical well being, free...

Associated Studios Christmas Concert 2015

The annual Associated Studios Christmas Concert will be held again on Thursday 10th December 2015 at the Actors Church, Covent Garden. The concert includes selections from musicals, opera, carols, traditional Christmas hymns and readings.  Confirmed guests include...

Insider Info: Choosing Your Headshot Photographer

So, you've paid your rent, topped up your oyster and thanks to working every extra shift going, you have finally saved up the necessary cash to get your next (or possibly even your first) headshot. Or you thought you had, until you saw how much some photographers...

Leontine Hass – CEO

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach
Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.

Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.

Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.