John Shea (Leesburn, VA, United States)
"A new dimension in theatre is now open to me. I am so grateful and totally attribute it to your course!"
Folks, I have been involved in community theatre for many, many years, both as an actor and as a techie. I've performed a wide variety of roles and done many different design and support jobs, but I never had the courage to audition for a musical part. I have always sung, could find and keep a pitch, and remember melodies, but my range was limited and I could not get volume without strain. It has always been a source of regret that I did not have what I thought it took to perform musically.
Recently, I stage managed a production of Side Show, which has some glorious music and is sung throughout. I found myself so moved by the wonderful performances that I decided that I must force myself to audition sometime soon. But I knew that I needed help to improve my skills. I started looking for a vocal coach, but that was a tedious and frustrating exercise. And then I found Singorama on the web and decided to give it a try.
The instructions were easy to follow and made sense. The exercises were engaging and not hard to stick with. Now, I am no spring chicken, and wasn't sure that much improvement was even possible. But it wasn't long at all before I started feeling results. By the time I had been at it a month, my range had started to extend, and not only higher, which I was expecting, but lower as well. But even more importantly, I learned how to understand what was happening physically and how to control what I did, so that I could expand and support my voice until it felt stageworthy.
So, I went to a musical audition for the very first time and I rocked! I was confident, I felt wonderful, and my friends were amazed. Of course, I didn't get cast, but that is so not the point. My success is that I can now audition, I know that I will get cast and perform, and a new dimension in theatre is now open to me. I am so grateful and totally attribute it to your course!