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20-22 Bonham Road
15A All Fit Gardens, Mid-level, Hong Kong Island,
Hong Kong

+852 56 89 2272

CentreStage Studios HK is a drama and performing arts company based in Hong Kong. LAMDA exam, Speech Festival, confidence and communication coaching, musical theatre training are all available along with many more courses.

Voice & Singing Courses

Vocal Training. Interview practice. Accent reduction. Professional voice. 

VOICE

Voice training is a discipline which can have huge benefits in a variety of situations. Whilst theatre performance, singing and public speaking are clearly aided by voice work, it can also have a positive impact upon day-to-day voice for business. Private lessons are available with our industry professionals, and can be tailored to individual requirements. 

 

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

ABRSM (the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is the UK's largest music education body, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year, including Hong Kong. 

Above all, ABRSM's mission is to inspire achievement in music, and we at CentreStage share that goal. Our Solo Time Singing students have the option to work towards ABRSM examinations, if they so wish.

Why do an ABRSM Singing exam? 

  • An exam gives students a fixed goal to work towards.
  • It gives students a concrete measure of their progress.
  • A highly qualified examiner will give objective and constructive criticism and advice, which can then be acted upon in order to improve technique.
  • Students can communicate their abilities with others in an objective manner.
  • The exams encompass music theory as well as vocal technique, meaning that the student can become a more rounded musician and performer.

As well as encouraging improvement in practical and theoretical musicianship, students with Grade 6-8 ABRSM qualifications also benefit from UCAS (University and Colleges Admission Service) points, which can be used as part of an application to UK universities and colleges. 

Each Singing grade involves:

  • Accompanied songs, in a variety of genres and languages (three for Grades 1-5, four for Grades 6-8)
  • An unaccompanied traditional song (e.g. a folk song) 
  • Sight singing
  • Aural tests (music theory)

Although a student does not need to pass each element in order to pass the grade, they must achieve a minimum overall mark of 100 out of a possible 150. 120 marks will achieve a Merit, and 130 a Disctinction. 

The ABRSM examinations are administered by HKEAA (The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority), and they are the most popular music examinations in Hong Kong. 

Voice for business

18Yrs + Group & Solo LEssons AVAILABLE 

At CentreStage we offer Voice for Business lessons which encompass work on:

  • resonance, to create a richer and fuller sound
  • intonation, for an engaging pitch range
  • energy, for a positive presence when speaking to both individuals and groups
  • the body, ensuring that posture and body language allow for good voice use
  • accent softening, allowing the speaker to be clearly understood when speaking English
  • breath, to help to ground the speaker in order to centre and focus the voice

Whilst the Voice for Business classes can cover accent softening, we also offer this as a primary discipline. Accent softening is for those who would like to sound more like a native English speaker (either in a British or American accent, depending upon personal preference). Our Voice Coach, Laura, will assess the needs of each speaker and organise lessons based upon individual requirements. Lessons could include work on:

  • tone of voice, for a quintessentially British / American sound
  • phonetics and diction, in order to understand in detail where and how each sound is made, to build an authentic and clear accent
  • intonation and stress, for correct emphasis on words and syllables

Voice for Teachers

18Yrs + Group & Solo LEssons AVAILABLE

We have recently launched a Voice for Teachers course aimed at professional voice users in schools. This course is structured to coach teachers and other school staff on how to use the voice effectively and efficiently, in order to exude confidence but also maintain vocal  health throughout the school year. The course can be led as an intensive workshop or a weekly class, and focuses on the following:

  • resonance, to create a richer and fuller sound
  • intonation, for an engaging pitch range
  • energy, for a positive presence when speaking to both individuals and groups
  • the body, ensuring that posture and body language allow for good voice use
  • breath, to help to ground the speaker in order to centre and focus the voice
  • vocal health, focusing on efficient and safe voice use, in order to prevent vocal damage

Teachers and school staff are professional voice users - people who rely on their voice to do their job - and therefore knowing how to take care of the voice is of vital importance. So much so, that it has been proven that teachers who have completed specialist voice courses take less time off work due to sickness. This course will give advice and information on appropriate strategies for vocal efficiency, both when vocally healthy and when suffering from common colds and so on. 

VOICE FOR getting places

Audition Preparation 15 YRS + 

We also offer classes for those wishing to audition for professional Conservatoire training, either for Acting or for Musical Theatre. These sessions will focus on:

  • audition technique
  • interview skills
  • finding suitable audition materials
  • bringing the performer up to audition performance standards

Performance lessons for professionals and adults are available, and could benefit those who wish to:

  • build upon their previous training
  • work towards auditions or performances
  • expand repertoire
  • work through particular challenges

Singing LESSONS

Open to all abilities - group & solo lessons available 

Singing is a skill that comes naturally to some, and less so to others, but nevertheless it's something that many of us love to do! At CentreStage we work on encouraging the natural voice to shine through, to reach each individual's potential. We can offer courses bespoke to your needs and preferences. 

Aims

  • Sing with confidence 
  • Use the voice safely
  • Widen knowledge of different styles of music
  • Overcome performance anxiety 
  • Increase vocal range 
  • Act through the songs for dynamic performance 
  • Have fun as part of a team
  • Take risks in order to increase vocal potential 

Skills

  • Capability to create an array of characters
  • Good understanding of how the voice works
  • Ability to sing in a wide variety of styles
  • Understanding of the best use of breath for singing
  • Control of the voice
  • Ability to perform under pressure 
  • Listening to others to sing cohesively 
  • Ability to use resonance to fill a space
  • Understanding of diction to order to sing with clarity