"Alana supported Holly through the rigorous audition process for Performing Arts schools in London, which resulted in a scholarship place for the next five years. Holly describes her as "EPIC".
I would say she is incredibly talented, has a great way with people of all ages and backs everything up with a sound knowledge of technique and professional performing experience.
Thank you Alana, we are indebted to you."
DRAMA SCHOOL AUDITION
8 WEEK PREPARATION COURSE
Alana Shirley is one of the leading vocal coaches in the Midlands. Having trained at Bird College, she has been through the stage school audition process first hand. Alana has worked extensively all over the world (SEE BIO) and is extremely present in the industry today.
If you are planning to audition for a drama/stage school, Alana can guide you through the entire process, from completing the application forms, to choosing appropriate audition songs, to executing the audition with professionalism and mastery.
This course is suitable for all abilities, whether you have been studying singing for years, or are an actor/dancer that has to sing as part of the audition day.
Alana's students have gained places at The Urdang Academy, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, Masters Performing Arts, Performers College, ArtsEd, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, East 15 Acting School, D&B Performing Arts & Italia Conti, to name but a few. This invaluable course will cover the following:
Choosing Singing Repertoire
Vocal Strengthening & Conditioning
Warm Up Exercises & How To Warm Up Before An Audition
Guidance on Vocal Health & Staying Vocally Fit & Ready
Technical Study of 4 Audition Songs
Acting Through Song (how to have an effect on the panel)
Suggestion of Further Repertoire
What to Wear
How To Present Sheet Music
How To Work With A Pianist
Preparation of Backing Tracks (if edits are needed)
Background Information/Research of Material
Feedback From Industry Professionals
This carefully planned 8 week course includes 7 x 45 minute singing lessons, where you will be coached one-to-one on your audition pieces, and vocal technique.
Lessons will include a detailed and intricate study of each piece, followed by the development of the performance as a whole.
Week 8 will consist of a mock audition, with two additional industry professionals present to provide feedback.
WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY?
"It is rare to come across a naturally gifted vocal coach like Alana. Not only is she brilliant and effective at developing the voice, but she makes you feel at ease and confident in your ability.
Her drive and experience make her unique, dedicated and a inspirational role model to all she teaches, no matter what age."
— Keri Zurita