Singing

At Centre Stage our singing classes cater for students of all abilities and standards starting from age 7 +.  We also welcome Adult singers who wish to dust off the vocal cords once again, and explore the genres of Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop or Classical. 

Working with our specialist singing teachers, our students are introduced to singing in a positive, enjoyable, learning atmosphere.

The aim is for our students is to gain confidence and achieve their full singing potential.  To see available singing classes click here, and to read about the fantastic people who teach singing at Centre Stage School (Louise Luddy, Christine Cusack, Carrie Mullane, Keith Hanley, Roisin Lane and Kerry Nyhan) click here.

Singing Tutors for 2021/2022 are as follows: 

Louise Luddy (Musical Theatre)

Christine Cusack (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre )

Carrie Mullane (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre)

Keith Hanley (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre)

Roisin Lane (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre)

Kerry Nyhan (Vocal Ensemble, Adult Choir, CSS Casting)

One to One Singing Lesson

Students who take a One to One private singing lesson at Centre Stage concentrate in detail on their own individual vocal technique and interpretation. A individualised tailored programme of material will be put in place by the tutor with the student's voice, interests and goals in mind.

Students can choose to study three different genres:

-Musical Theatre (LAMDA Examinations)

-Classical (under the Direction of Robbie Pender)

-Contemporary Pop, Pock and Folk

All students who wish to take a LAMDA Singing Examination (Grade 3 - Grade 8) will require a private singing lesson. The LAMDA examination sylabus concentrates heavily on acting through song.  

Only students in private singing lessons will be prepared for Feis Maitiu competitons.

It is also important to remeber that all examinations are optional and many students choose not to take a singing exam at the end of the year. 

Adult Singing students -  We have seen a huge growth in adults taking our singing classes over the last two years and they have really enjoyed dusting off their vocal cords once again!  Time out for us busy Mum's and Dad's is an essential also.....

Singing Tutors for 2018/2019 are as follows: 

Nicole Mc Donagh (Musical Theatre - Head of Singing Department)

Robbie Pender (Musical Theatre and Classical)

Louise Luddy (Musical Theatre)

Christine Cusack (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre )

Lorraine Crowley (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre)

Carrie Mullane (Contemporary Pop and Musical Theatre)

Rebecca Ruane (Pop, Folk and Musical Theatre)

Keith Hanley (Contemporary pop and Musical Theatre)

Students work in a group environment learning the basics in good vocal technique whilst exploring a wide repetoire of musical theatre songs. These students are prepared for individual LAMDA examinations (Entry, Grade 1 and Grade 2 only).  Students should be aged 7-12 years approximately.  Any student wishing to take a higher singing grade will need to take a private signing lesson. 

There is a strong emphasis on 'Acting Through Song' in this class as it is strongly required by the LAMDA syllabus. Attending a singing class can really help build a performers confidence and greatly compliments their overall performance skills within a group Musical Theatre class with Aideen, David or Emily.   

This class enables students to develop a good ear for music, to communicate freely with other musicians, and to empower them to become well rounded vocalists.

Students in this class are not prepared for a Feis Maithiu competitons.

At the end of Term 1 they will participate in a singing display for their parents and at the end of Term 2 they will take their Musical Theatre Singing exam with LAMDA (Optional).

Maximum of 4 students per class.

NB* Students who progress to LAMDA Grade 3 will require a one to one private Singing Class for 30 mins each week. 

Testimonials

Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4  years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes (Arts Educational School London)