Upcoming Studio Sessions

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Upcoming Studio Sessions

There’s a reason we here at The Studio don’t call them “classes.” Classes are boring.  ? Studio Sessions are 5, 6, or 8-week “sessions” geared toward a specific skill, theme, or group. Using unforgettably interactive teaching, these Sessions have kids buzzing for days about what they’ve done and what they’ve learned. Studio Sessions truly embody our mission…excellence while having fun. We are thrilled to add a number of excellent Studio Sessions this Fall, which will challenge kids to stretch their creative wings in the areas of music, acting & theatre. These 5 & 6-week “blocks” are perfect to try things out and see how you like it! Read on to find out how you can get involved!

Fall 2020 Sessions

 

Ages 5-7

Studio Jr. Presents: Aladdin

Day: Mondays, Sept. 14–Oct. 19
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM or 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Age: 5-7
Instructor: Mariah Kramer
Price: $110.00

Anyone out there just trying to stay one jump ahead of the breadline? How about kids who just happen to have a monkey in a vest for a pet? Okay, then how about kids who have such a crick in their necks from being cooped up in an itty-bitty living space for 10,000 years? Anyone? 

If that’s you – skip this session. If not, come join Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar, Apu, and the often imitated but never duplicated Genie of the Lamp! We’ll learn songs, movement, acting, staging, the works, all to the amazing music from Disney’s Aladdin!  

Disclaimer: The Studio is not responsible for over the top singing in the car ride home.

Ages 8-12

Musical Theatre Performance: Newsies

Day: Tuesdays, Sept. 8 – Oct. 13
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Adam Walsh
Price: $125.00 

It’s time to carry the banner! One of The Studio’s most loved and successful shows to date, and one of the most infectious musicals in history, this Session will give an opportunity to those kids who weren’t old enough to be a part of this hit summer show.

 We’ll focus on character, accents, attitude, and strength in singing, moving, and acting…and maybe we’ll even manage to deliver some papes while we’re at it!

Musical Theatre Voice: Disney Villains

Day: Tuesdays, Sept. 8 – Oct. 13
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Angela Martinez
Price: $125.00

*This session is Wait List Only. If we get enough kids on the wait list, we will open this session at another time.

Do you wish to help Poor Unfortunate Souls? Does Mother really Know Best? Are you the World’s Greatest Criminal Mind, and is your motto to ‘Be Prepared’? 

Or maybe your name is just Gaston, and you’re set. 

So much time is spent on the heroes, the princes and princesses…what about the villains? When do they get their due? In this Studio Session, of course! Breathing, melody, support, character, we’re doing it all – and kids will get to have some incredibly big personalities! 

Musical Theatre Voice: Charlie Brown

Day: Wednesdays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Angela Martinez
Price: $125.00 

Good Grief! We promise, we won’t pull the football away this time. 

And if you do fall for it, psychiatric help is only 5 cents. 

Join Snoopy, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, and the loveably pathetic Charlie Brown as we explore the fun and catchy music of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! My Philosophy, Suppertime, The Kite, The Book Report – the music is clever, quick, and will have you learning about rhyme, meter, rhythm, and harmonies without you even realize you’re even doing it!

 

Improv & Acting

Day: Wednesdays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Ages: 10-13
Instructor: Adam Walsh
Price: $125.00 

Yep. We’re making this up as we go.

Brought back by popular demand, Studio IMPROV is returning this Fall! Through interactive play, off-the-cuff activities, song styles and prop work (all safely done, of course), kids will tap into the right side of their brains and honestly spend most of this hour laughing. 

You’ve been duly warned. 

Ages 13+

Musical Theatre Voice: Songs You’ve Never Heard of From Musicals You Don’t Know 

Day: Mondays, Sept. 14 – Oct. 19
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Age: 13+
Instructor: Adam Walsh
Price: $125.00 

Have you heard of the musical Loserville? Weird Romance? The Dolls of New Albion, a Steam Punk Opera? There are literally hundreds of musicals that never reach fans’ ears, and most of them, honestly, for good reason. They’re not that good.

Others, however, are. And some aren’t just good…some are really good. 

We’ve curated a list of some of the catchiest, most odd, most fun songs from the most remote and obscure musicals in history – and through these we’ll learn singing, listening, and performing techniques for the stage. 

Musical Theatre Acting: Creating a Character

Day: Tuesdays, Sept. 8 – Oct. 13
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Age: 12+
Instructor: Christian Zierke
Price: $125.00

Ever wonder how to create memorable, realistic characters?

Take your acting to the next level and learn how to use context clues from a script to create a character. You’ll also discover how to bring a role to life when the script doesn’t give you a whole lot to go on. Students will also discover how to create a character in an audition setting, strengthening their skills as a performer. 

Taught by a grad of Chicago’s Second City and current member of Comedy Sportz, kids will discover tried and true techniques to embracing a role and making it uniquely their own. 

Studio Masterclass: How To Read Music

Day: Wednesdays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Ages: 13+
Instructor: Adam Walsh
Price: $125.00 

For those who want to learn – finally – how to read music, this is the session for you! We’ll break down the little black dots in ways you can understand, talk about why certain notes lead to others, stack harmonies in triads and sevenths, and learn how to score chords under an original melody. 

It’s the building blocks of writing your own stuff, it will give you an edge in that callback when you’re handed music you’ve never seen, and it will prepare you if music, in any form, is in your future.

 Music Theory Made Fun. It can be done!

Songwriting

The Studio is incredibly excited to announce our latest addition to our team – singer/songwriter Clark Kelly!

Belmont University grad, Sony recording artist, award-winning songwriter, and Rockford native, Clark’s passion is to see budding songwriters take their scribbles to the next level. He’s talked about the influential people who pushed him to get better, those who spoke into his life about his writing, and he wants to be that person for the next generation. His goal? To create a space at The Studio where kids who love to write, compose, record, and perform…and be encouraged the whole way there.

 With that in mind, we’re launching 60-minute Singer/Songwriter Sessions with Clark. One-on-one feedback, analysis and foundational teaching, lyric content, chord structure, writing for radio, the works! 

The only prerequisite for these sessions is that you are already knowledgeable on an instrument: piano, guitar, ukulele, something that you can strum or play and sing along to.

Come join the Studio Singer/Songwriter revolution!

Email jody@thestudiorockford.com for pricing & details.

 

 

 

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