with Tom Wakeley
Vocal Coach at RADA
10th to 16th September 2023
Tom has been Vocal Coach at the world renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London since 1993 and in that time has coached many famous graduates including:
Tom has also worked in London's West End with Stars such as:
and many more
Now you have the opportunity to spend a week living alongside Tom and a small group of others being tutored and mentored by him in all aspects of singing and solo performing. All in the magnificent setting of Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains.
With a maximum of only 6 students on the course, tuition is tailored to suit individual needs and abilities in a safe and comfortable environment where we support and help each other to improve. There'll be no judgment and no competitiveness.
"I will create a safe space for you to explore your voice and how we communicate through song while, at the same time helping you face any fears or nervousness that you may have about performing. We will all enjoy what I believe is the greatest form of human communication; Singing."
"The trip of a lifetime" - Karl M
Tom has worked extensively in London's West End, appearing as either Musical Director, Conductor or Pianist on:
Aspects of Love
Phantom of the Opera
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
City of Angels
and many more
In addition created the highly successful 'One Voice' programme for RADA Business
The week caters for singers of all styles and abilities, with a focus on Musical Theatre repertoire and solo singing. Whether you've been singing in choirs or local theatre companies, the relaxed and individually tailored approach means that your personal growth as a singer and performer is assured over the course of the week. A belief in focusing on, not only technique but also how you think, means that everything will be relevant to you - irrespective of your ability.
Tuition will be a mixture of group and individual sessions but there will also be plenty of opportunity to get everyone together around the piano, singing songs and having fun!
As well as focusing on your technique, we will explore a range of ancillary skills to improve your singing and musicianship, such as:
Warming up properly
How to learn songs
and much more…
In addition, in the evening after Dinner we can all relax and talk about whatever comes up. It can be music related or not. We will, however, offer a range of short talks on topics like:
Getting the most from your available practice time
Cognitive Learning techniques to accelerate development
Dealing with Performance Anxiety
But if you'd prefer you can just relax, have a drink and ask questions in an informal environment. The house has a number of communal areas so you're free to join in or chill out somewhere else. Whatever you feel like.
There is space for non-singing partners to stay and there are plenty of places for them to explore while you are singing during the day.
Or they can just relax by the pool.....
"Perfect in every respect!!" - David M
For partners or for free time there is so much to do locally. The village of Monachil is a 10 minute walk and is a typical Andalusian village with a selection of great restaurants and bars. The house is on the route of the Los Cahorras gorge walk with its famous hanging bridges, and the historic city of Granada and the stunning Alhambra Palace are just 20 minutes away by bus from the village.
Fees are all inclusive and cover:
5 Days tuition
Transfer to and from Malaga Airport *
Accommodation for 6 Nights :
Breakfast, Lunch and 3 course Evening meal (except for one free evening)
All Wine, Beers and Soft Drinks