Age 12-14s / 15+

Time Sundays 10am-1pm (Age 12-14s) / 2pm-5pm (age 15+)

Dates 10 monthly classes: 26th August – 9th June

Venue Balgreen Campus (207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 2RZ)

Tutor:
Murray Grant

Murray Grant is leading three-hour Jazz Masterclass sessions each month (over 10 months) on Sundays, including Technique, Strengthening and Choreography.

There are two groups:
12 to 14 yrs – 10am-1pm
15 yrs and up – 2pm-5pm

Class dates for 2018-19
10th February
3rd March
7th April
19th May
9th June

Course fee: £150
Registration is for one full year of 10 monthly classes, August 2018 to June 2019. Participation fees are non-refundable.

Please wear appropriate attire.

Book now at the MGA Shop

About the tutor

Murray Grant is from Edinburgh, Scotland and trained at Bird College, London. Performance credits include: The Merry Widow, Grease, Elisabeth, Jesus Christ Superstar, Saturday Night Fever. As Director/Choreographer: Musical Starnights European Tour, 12 Tenors International Tour, P&O Cruises, Tonight from the West End (working with Adam Garcia, Kerry Ellis, Ruthie Henshall, Louise Dearman and many more).

Murray is also one of the founders of The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, Beyond Broadway Productions Ltd and Fierce Theatre Schools.

Murray on Instagram!

Sunday masterclasses from industry professionals

Led by Jonathan Reid Gealt – Broadway Composer

Flying in from New York to lead masterclasses at MGA on 20th January, we welcome Jonathan Reid Gealt to the Academy!

Enjoy a two-hour masterclass learning the skills and techniques of a professional. Whether it be singing, dancing, acting or a brand new skill set – become a triple threat performer!

Three class options:

  • 10am-12pm: Age 8 to 12
  • 12.30pm-2.30pm: Age 13 to 17
  • 3pm-5pm: Age 18+

Masterclass fee: £20

Book your place now as there are very limited spaces available!

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Age 14+

Time Thursday evenings 6pm-7pm

Dates 10 weeks: 27th September – 13th December (Holidays on October 18th, October 25th)

Venue Balgreen Campus (207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 2RZ)

Tutor:
James Muldoon

Build confidence, vocal range and power in this weekly group session. Learn techniques for your voice and body alignment to maximise your singing.

This class is for students who wish to hone their technical singing skills. Work with our professional singing coach as part of a group and individually to improve your confidence and technical singing ability – both assets in the profession.

Course fee: £75
Registration is for one full term of 10 weeks September to December. Participation fees are non-refundable.

Please wear appropriate attire.

Book now at the MGA Shop

Age 14+

Time Wednesday evenings 7pm-8.30pm

Dates 11 weeks: 19th September – 12th December (Holidays on October 17th, October 24th)

Venue Westfield Campus (4 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 2QH)

Tutors:
Simon Hanson and Ian McIntosh

Master the skills of in-depth vocal training and acting techniques to perform moving and powerful theatrical performances. Each week our industry professionals will guide you through pieces most suited to your voice and character.

This class is for students wishing to improve confidence and enhance musical theatre and audition skills. Each week you will have one-on-one time with the tutors and perform in front of the group in a masterclass set up.

Course fee: £125
Registration is for one full term of 11 weeks September to December. Participation fees are non-refundable.

Please wear appropriate attire.

Book now at the MGA Shop

Age 14+

Time Monday evenings 8.15pm-9.15pm

Dates 9 weeks: 1st October – 10th December (Holidays on October 15th, October 22nd)

Venue Westfield Campus (4 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 2QH)

Tutor:
Taylor Doig

Enjoy this fast-paced tap class and expand your tap vocabulary. Focus on your technique and master new weekly combinations.

This class is for students who have mastered the fundamental time steps, paddle and close work skills. Students will be challenged with new rhythms, combinations and performance choreography.

Course fee: £67.50
Registration is for one full term of 9 weeks October to December. Participation fees are non-refundable.

Please wear appropriate attire.

Book now at the MGA Shop

Age 14+

Time Friday evenings 4.45pm-6.15pm

Dates 10 weeks: 21st September – 7th December (Holidays on October 19th, October 26th)

Venue Westfield Campus (4 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 2QH)

Tutors:
David Bailey and Nicola Dobiecka

Performance involves movement. High quality performance comes from accurate and effective ideas of how to move. In this class you will learn principles that you can use to improve the way that you move and perform in all aspects of your life.

Each week our professional Alexander Technique Teachers will help you to apply these principles to the things that you would like to do better. That can be anything from walking to sit-ups, to singing, acting or dancing – the choice is yours.

This class is vital for anyone training to be in the profession. It can help you safeguard the wellbeing of your mind and body and is essential for a long-term career in the Arts.

Course fee: £112.50
Registration is for one full term of 10 weeks September to December. Participation fees are non-refundable.

Please wear appropriate attire.

Book now at the MGA Shop

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