This course will cover the basics of stage blocking, movement, interacting with an audience, managing technical equipment and move more into the branding and self awareness area of defining yourself as an artist and your audience. We will cover how to use your experiences on stage in a positive way, to enhance your show whether they were planned or not, stage fashion, and give you tools to plan out your show to engage everyone in the room. Once you have clearly defined who you are as an artist, and who your audience is, we will cover the basics of branding and selling your show to clients and fans, and I will share with you how I got booked all over the globe!
Stage Craft Workshop- Week by Week Topics
1- Defining who you are, who you are as an artist – making your artist and personal brand integral
2- Defining your audience and what they really want.
3- Creating the look of your show- your vision, stage basics, stage blocking, choreography, movement and audience interaction, using different stages, and adapting your show to different stages.
4- left and right brain- how to use both on stage. Dealing with mishaps & flexibility. The prepared and the spontaneous.
5- Music Tech 101- dealing with equipment.
6- Show basics (preparation, your team, stage fashion, your practice routine, show day routine).
7- Interacting with the audience, show flow.
8- Selling your show to the right audience- fans and clients.
Sophie Armstrong has worked with EMI and Warner Music Artists including Goldfrapp, The Hoodoo Gurus, Josh Groban and The Veronicas, and has performed for Olivia Newton-John and dignitaries including the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed at the Emirates Palace in Sao Paolo Brazil, the Bahraini Royal Family and Australian Ambassador of Turkey, and Crown Prince & Princess Mary & Frederik of Denmark. In addition to studying violin since the age of 3, and attaining a Bachelor of Music Performance (Violin Major, Sydney Conservatorium), Sophie has also studied dance, theater and singing for many years (classical ballet, modern dance, jazz ballet to advanced levels). Sophie has experience performing not only as a violinist but also as an actress and singer, taking courses at Australian Theatre for Young People, NIDA and TVPro Television presenting and has performed lead roles in theater productions including Velma in Chicago. Sophie has performed on intimate stages from small dinner parties, to large stages in front of 30,000 and worked with choreographers and coaches to perfect her show for many years before finding success as a performer. Not many musicians receive such a broad training, and we believe that this is essential to success as a performer. Sophie’s course is a strategic step by step program that will leave you with the tools to perfect your own show and take it to the next level!
Time Commitment & Logistics
This 8 week program is at a cost of $550.00 USD and includes 8 x 1 hour weekly lessons with homework required and personalized feedback by email in between. The homework is a time commitment of approximately 1-3 hours per week. Once signed up, you will be forwarded a receipt and a questionnaire to fill out prior to your first class, after you decide on your start date, depending on when a new session is starting. Lessons with take place in Sophie’s Zoom Room- the link will be provided upon registration. Questions? Contact us- click here.
Lessons will take place in group classes and the following time options to accommodate international time zones:
1. Mondays, Tuesdays OR Fridays at 1pm Eastern Standard Time.
2. Wednesdays OR Thursdays 10pm Eastern Standard Time.
3. 9am Fridays Eastern Standard Time.
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