In an ideal world, you always perform to the best of your ability with adrenalin supporting and enhancing your performance. But the reality can often be different. Musicians who love music and love the experience of playing and singing, can feel dogged by performance anxiety that is both uncomfortable to deal with and destructive to the performance. There can be many underlying causes but sometimes it’s difficult to know what they are and what to do about them.
This workshop is an introduction to different ways of managing your performance nerves. We will touch on different topics that are relevant to performance anxiety including:
-Introduction to performance nerves
-How the Fight-Flight response works
-Ideas on Practice that helps to build up your security on stage
-Introduction to our Inner Critic, a part of you that LOVES to sabotage your best efforts
-Suggestions for managing the performance itself.
This workshop is for all singers and Actors. Opera singers, Musical Theatre singers, Actors and Pop/Rock Singers are all welcome. Please bring in one song you can perform with accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided.
If you would prefer to observe the second part of the workshop only you are absolutely welcome. Please mention this on booking. For Observers only there is a reduced price of £35.
Charlotte is a performance coach, pianist, teacher, vocal coach and chamber music coach who over a number of years has developed a holistic approach for helping musicians manage performance anxiety, move on from repetitive strain injury (RSI) along with rebuilding their relationship with their instrument after difficult experiences. These have been developed largely from her own experience of teaching and performing, along with a strong background in personal growth, psychology and trainings in different bodywork techniques.
Charlotte interviewed 43 top international musicians on film about how they manage performance stress and offers this as a free resource. (www.beyondstagefright.com) She was interviewed by BBC TV Proms Extra in 2015, as an expert in Performance Anxiety and for the American documentary Composed. Her book, Music from the Inside Out discusses all the issues that can get in the way of musicians performing at their peak. She offers two courses for musicians wanting to manage performance nerves. (www.beyondstagefrightacademy.com.)
For more information please visit Charlotte’s website: http://charlottetomlinson.com
“Charlotte’s technique concentrates on the person and their individual strengths and weaknesses. By a gentle and unthreatening process, she coaxes remarkable changes in each subject’s performing skills. I would not have believed it if I had not witnessed it myself. This was certainly one of the best ESTA master classes that I can remember” Chairman for ESTA (European String Teachers Association)
“The talk was utterly inspiring and the master class that followed gave me so much to think about. Finally, I had practical solutions, which really worked and allowed me to play as well as I know I can.” Music undergraduate, Oxford University
“The students themselves were thrilled with the event…the performance workshop after the talk was spot on and Charlotte really tuned right in to their issues and what they needed in the moment. Very intuitive indeed!” International Piano Academy of Ireland
Address: Associated Studios, The Hub @ St Alban’s Fulham, 2 Margravine Road, London W6 8HJ
Phone: 020 7385 2038
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.