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At Stormont School of Singing in Belfast we offer regular Workshops, Recitals and "Mock Exam" Opportunities for our Students. We aim to augment our Singing Students' Singing experience with related discipline experiences - such as Drama / "Staging A Song" Classes, Sight-Singing Workshops, Language Workshops and similar.
In order to offer these additional experiences we team with other professionals and work closely to provide exciting opportunities for all of our Singing Students - should they like to take part!
Through our Team of Associates who include professional Actors. Directors, Pianists, Opera Principals and Language Teachers, we offer a truly unique combination of opportunities for our Singing Students.
Our Acting Consultant Robert Forshaw is the owner of Footsteps, an historical interpretation company that provides costumed performances throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as providing script writing and Drama Consultancy services. Robert was born and bred in Bangor, County Down. He received his BA in History in 1997, from Anglia University, Cambridge and is a qualified Drama practitioner. Robert has produced numerous scripts and productions for tourism venues, museums, film and radio over the last 15 years and is a skilled performer, script writer and director. His new business, Footsteps, has received critical acclaim for a range of performances and events since its foundation 3 years ago, and is now Ireland’s leading provider of 1st person historical interpretation and performances.
Our Masterclass Mentor Linda Snell is renowned for her many broadcasts on radio and television over the years, with acclaimed performances in some of Britain’s most prestigious concert halls including her performances at “Last Night of the Proms” concerts, for three successive years.
An international soloist, Linda's performance experience includes a recent notable Recital in Aix en Provence, with other engagements including a performance of Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra in Muscat, Oman and recording Poulenc’s Banalities for BBC Radio.
Operatic roles include Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Azucena in his Il Trovatore, Ulrika in Un Ballo in Maschera also by Verdi, La Principessa in Puccini’s Sour Angelica and Frugola in Il Tabarro, also by Puccini. In the highly acclaimed Irish Premier of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Linda performed the role of Lapak the dog.
"We recognise the need for a holistic approach to teaching Singing and performing - there is more than just learning to sing the notes!"-Harriet Fleming
Colin Beattie studied at The Constructive Teaching Centre in London where he completed a three year full time course to become an Alexander Technique teacher in 2001. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and teaches privately in Drumbeg near Lisburn.
Colin directs Workshops for Stormont School of Singing as an introduction to the Alexander Technique for singers. The aim is to show how Alexander's work can help us to perform more efficiently by changing how we think. The principles of the Alexander Technique are introduced using practical exercises involving everyday movements and simple voice exercises.