Once per week
learners per class
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Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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This class provides young talent with more than just foundational training in the three most important areas of musical theater. It's a wonderful resource for those seriously interested in theater as a hobby or profession. Through advancing, weekly classes in acting, singing and musical theater dance, this ongoing, subscription based class is meant to develop confidence and lay the groundwork to become a true triple threat. Each week, we will focus in on one of the three areas of musical...
This class is taught in English.
A typical class consists of one of the following areas: Voice: 1) Healthy vocal techniques to protect throat health. 2) A variety of rigorous warm up regimens to develop vocal strength, range, consistency and tonal clarity. 3) Students will have the opportunity to build their "audition book" (a collection of audition ready song cuts in various styles) 4) Mock audition practice Acting: 1) Various acting techniques, as well as the origins of those techniques 2) How to approach, interpret and prepare play text 3) How to prepare for a role 4) Improvisational techniques and games 5) Other acting games meant to develop emotional range, specific acting choices and quick instinct 6) Monologue memorization and preparation 7) Mock audition practice Dance: 1) Various combos will be taught to develop the dancer's ability to learn choreography quickly. This will prepare them for MT auditions 2) Proper stretch and strength warm ups will be practiced 3) Foundational dance technique 4) Dance styles taught will vary but will mostly relate to musical theater dance or tap
I have been a musical theater performer for 15 years and have performed regionally, all over the country and on Broadway. I have a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Musical Theater from the University of Florida. I also have two teaching certifications, one of which is a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification. I attained it at One Yoga School in Kho Pha-ngan, Thailand. I specialize in Vinyassa and Hatha Yoga.
Homework will consist of possible memorization task, including but not limited to monologues, scene work and audition songs.
I suggest purchasing a black, three ring binder and non glare sheet protectors to be the bones of the student's "audition book". I suggest printing out the sheet music of each audition song the student prepares. Make sure these are in the right key. Sometimes, these songs can be found online and digitally printed out, with key transposition options.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners are always assessed in the moment through encouragement and constructive notes, especially during workshop classes or mock audition classes.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I will endeavor to always choose age appropriate material for the student's to work with. However, acting sometimes includes portraying characters with questionable/objectionable actions since it is an actor's job to believably portray real people in real life scenarios. Also, some musical theater songs can include suggestive lyrics. I will be mindful and discerning when promoting specific material. I invite you to reach out and let me know if you have any issues with the material I choose.
Sometimes, I will offer website links as references for the students.
Marisa RiveraTheater, Voice and Yoga Instructor
169 total reviews
131 completed classes
Greetings! I have been a musical theater performer for 15 years and have performed regionally, all over the country and on Broadway. I have a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Musical Theater from the University of Florida. I also have two teaching...