LAMDA Musical Theatre Classes

LAMDA Musical Theatre classes Paris kids teens

January Session: Registration Opening 1 December

LAMDA Musical Theatre

Classes in English

Our Mission:
Building self confidence through
musical theatre

We love teaching our Musical Theatre classes because of the growth we see in our students. They improve as actors and singers, gaining confidence in their performance skills. At the same time, we watch them build their self confidence, work as a team, and create characters and scenes with such imagination. As a result, our students learn communication skills that will serve them through the rest of their lives. 

LAMDA (read more below) is an ideal programme for building these skills. It has a holistic approach that values all aspects of performance. Moreover, it sets high expectations that see our students excel. We are constantly amazed and surprised by the creative performances our students design, with our guidance. In addition, through the our unique panel-performance and the possibility to sit exams, they are able to learn to perform under pressure. They are equally provided with extensive feedback.  

Quality Kids/Teens Programme

My daughter, Daria, took part in Musical Theatre classes with Georgia during the academic year 2018/19 and took two LAMDA exams during the year. Daria loved her classes. Georgia is an inspiring teacher who pushes her students to do their best. Following the LAMDA syllabus gave an excellent focus to each term's work and the exam itself allowed Daria to gain self-confidence.
- Emily and Daria (8)

What our intensive sessions look like

We heard our parents and kids when they told us that another year-long class was too much. We know Paris children have heavy homework loads, especially as they get to the lycée years. So, we are delighted to propose intensive musical theatre sessions. Each session will include three Saturday mornings. We will focus on one musical for the session, and learn two songs as well as exploring the characters and plot of the show in more depth. 

We believe in providing quality learning for our students. Classes are small – a maximum number of 15 children each. We are excited to offer a mixed-age environment, with our age range being from age 8-18. This is a wonderful way for children to learn from each other, and break down age barriers. Each week’s class is clearly structured, and builds on the previous weeks’ work. We select songs and texts to work on that are appropriate for the age and level of the class. Fun games and activities teach the more abstract technical skills of singing and acting.

Each of the three weeks is different as we progress through the session, but a typical format would be: 

  1. Team building game

  2. Acting & singing warm ups

  3. Song learning at the piano

  4. Character & story discussions/activities

  5. Acting game/exercise

  6. Practice performance

At the end of each session, we will invite the parents to come and watch the performance. We have a unique performance setting where the children will perform to a panel of experts, who will give them feedback and ask them the knowledge questions. 

Lisa (British) and Georgia (New Zealander) are both native English speakers. So, classes are taught in full English immersion. Therefore, the class is an excellent opportunity for your child to improve and become more confident in their English skills. 

Come meet us at a workshop!

We are teaching a workshop at the American Library in early September. Orphans Who Sing: A Musical Theater Workshop for Kids (ages 8-12) October 12 @ 11 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min. The workshop will feature selected songs from Oliver and Annie. Advanced registration is required. Free for ALP members, 10E for non-members. You can sign up via the ALP website.

Experienced Teachers

This class has really helped Lucie improve her acting and singing skills considerably in the last year. The environment provided by the teachers was secure and encouraging. This led to Lucie feeling more confident and articulate in English. The teachers were dedicated and inspiring. They chose challenging songs and took time to explain the background of these musicals. Furthermore, I believe the possibility to take an exam at the end of the year gives the pupils motivation to do their best. Thank you for this wonderful year.
- Alexia and Lucie (11)​
Georgia Gray singing teacher performance

Georgia Gray

Singing Teacher

A native New Zealander, Georgia is the voice teacher at Georgia Gray Voice Studio. Georgia is a trained classical singer with experience across a wide range of musical styles. She has developed a strong and accessible method in vocal technique. She particularly loves teaching young voices to shine through fun activities and games.

Georgia began performing on stage at a young age. Firstly she studied dance and violin. Later, she switched to singing, proving to be her true passion. She subsequently performed in musicals and operas including:

– Les Misérables as Fantine

– Beauty and the Beast as the Wardrobe

– The Magic Flute as The Queen of the Night

– The Marriage of Figaro as Susanna

In Paris she now performs for weddings and special events in her spare time. 

Georgia holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance, a Bachelor of Arts in French. If you’d like to read more about her, please go here.

Lisa Bidnall

Drama/Dance/Performance Teacher

English born and educated, Lisa began her artistic journey as a classical dancer. She still enjoys nothing more! Lisa is an experienced Dance and Drama teacher. She has taught in schools in the UK, Kenya, Kuwait and Paris. Lisa believes that Performing Arts is the most wonderful thing to teach. The transformation of the students on so many levels still surprises her even now. 

Lisa has kept her own passion of performing by regular involvement in dance shows, plays, and of course musicals. Recent musicals include:

 – Seussical the Musical as Vlad Vladikoff

– Hairspray as Velma Von Tussle

– Mamma Mia as Tanya

– The Adams Family and Sweeney Todd as ensemble 

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Education in Dance and Related Arts from the University of Chichester.

Lisa Bidnall drama teacher performance LAMDA

LAMDA - Internationally recognised qualifications for children and teens

LAMDA (formerly the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) is a highly respected educational institution in the performing arts. It is likewise known for its widely acclaimed examinations.

“LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. Our ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas…Across the globe, our examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life.” (Text from: www.lamda.ac.uk)

Students in our classes will learn the format of the exams, including singing and acting performance with some dance, along with preparing for knowledge questions. 

Practical Details

Age 8-18

We believe in mixing age groups to create a rich learning environment.

Saturday sessions

10 am – 12:30 pm

HF Music Studios 14ème

Classes take place in intensive sessions of three Saturdays in a row at HF Music Studio, Paris 14 (5 rue Dareau, 75014).

The November session registration is now closed. The January session registration opens 1 December.

Classes are 210 euros/session. There will be three sessions in the year. (November/January/March)