Is Talent For TV In Fulham?

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The producers of the new ITV UK’s reality TV show ‘The Voice Kids’ visited children at local performing arts school, Little Voices. The Principal, Ashlea Pearson, was approached by the research team from the TV show in May. The researchers had heard of their outstanding reputation for providing expert training for talented boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years in singing. The pupils had the opportunity to meet the producers and perform individually for them. The auditions took place at the Little Voices centre last Thursday. Over 20 pupils took part in the evening, performing two ‘a capella’ songs and chatting openly with the producers about themselves and their experiences.

Max Moorehouse, aged 11 years, a regular to the West End having starred in “The Railway Children’, auditioned and performed ‘Close every door’ from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and ‘Photograph’ by award winning English songwriter Ed Sheeran. Others pupils and song choices included; Arabella Coco Scanlon aged 11 years who performed ‘Memory’ From Cats the musical, Alexander Nuria aged 11 years who performed his rendition of ‘Break Free’ by Arianna Grande, Neva Jansen aged 7 years performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen and Olivia Newby aged 10 years performed her tear dropping rendition of ‘When we were young’ by Adele.

Pupils also talked to the producers about their passions outside of performing arts including fundraising and campaigning against animal rights. It was clear that there is talent in Wandsworth and that the next generation are going to be impressively involved with making a big difference with their music and ambitions as they grow up. The confidence of these young people shone so brightly and is something that Little Voices Principal, Ashlea, is passionate to nurture in young people.

She said, “It is so fantastic to see these children having this unique experience here within their own performing arts lessons. I am so proud of how each and every child has not only performed but has confidently been interviewed. Drama and Singing training is not just fun and about ‘the stage performance’ it is about life skills and the next generation receiving additional education to set them up for life with presentation, confidence, eye contact and self belief. At Little Voices we pride ourselves in providing outstanding tuition, expert guidance, support and traditional methods of teaching drama and singing, our pupils’ natural talents can flourish here. So much so that they are already climbing up the ladder!”

The Voice Kids is due to launch in 2017 on ITV following the success of the British adult version,  The Voice UK which included winners Kevin Simm and Stevie McCrorie.  The open audition applications are open until the 2 September 2016,  presenters and coaches are due to be announced soon for the new junior version.

Little Voices were celebrating this opportunity on Social Media this weekend. The Little Voices team, parents and pupils are eagerly awaiting to hear about the next stage of auditions.

Is Talent For TV in South West London?

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The producers of the new ITV UK’s reality TV show ‘The Voice Kids’ visited children at local performing arts school, Little Voices. The Principal, Ashlea Pearson, was approached by the research team from the TV show in May. The researchers had heard of their outstanding reputation for providing expert training for talented boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years in singing. The pupils had the opportunity to meet the producers and perform individually for them. The auditions took place at the Little Voices centre last Thursday. Over 20 pupils took part in the evening, performing two ‘a capella’ songs and chatting openly with the producers about themselves and their experiences.

Max Moorehouse, aged 11 years, a regular to the West End having starred in “The Railway Children’, auditioned and performed ‘Close every door’ from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and ‘Photograph’ by award winning English songwriter Ed Sheeran. Others pupils and song choices included; Arabella Coco Scanlon aged 11 years who performed ‘Memory’ From Cats the musical, Alexander Nuria aged 11 years who performed his rendition of ‘Break Free’ by Arianna Grande, Neva Jansen aged 7 years performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen and Olivia Newby aged 10 years performed her tear dropping rendition of ‘When we were young’ by Adele.

Pupils also talked to the producers about their passions outside of performing arts including fundraising and campaigning against animal rights. It was clear that there is talent in Wandsworth and that the next generation are going to be impressively involved with making a big difference with their music and ambitions as they grow up. The confidence of these young people shone so brightly and is something that Little Voices Principal, Ashlea, is passionate to nurture in young people.

She said, “It is so fantastic to see these children having this unique experience here within their own performing arts lessons. I am so proud of how each and every child has not only performed but has confidently been interviewed. Drama and Singing training is not just fun and about ‘the stage performance’ it is about life skills and the next generation receiving additional education to set them up for life with presentation, confidence, eye contact and self belief. At Little Voices we pride ourselves in providing outstanding tuition, expert guidance, support and traditional methods of teaching drama and singing, our pupils’ natural talents can flourish here. So much so that they are already climbing up the ladder!”

The Voice Kids is due to launch in 2017 on ITV following the success of the British adult version,  The Voice UK which included winners Kevin Simm and Stevie McCrorie.  The open audition applications are open until the 2 September 2016,  presenters and coaches are due to be announced soon for the new junior version.

Little Voices were celebrating this opportunity on Social Media this weekend. The Little Voices team, parents and pupils are eagerly awaiting to hear about the next stage of auditions.

Does my child need to be talented to benefit from Little Voices?

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We are often asked by parents that call to enquire about our lessons if their child needs to be super talented, especially when they hear that we enter children for LAMDA exams.

Indeed, most parents do recognise a spark of potential before they call us. It might be an impromptu performance at a family gathering or in a school play or even just singing along to the radio. We all know when we can hear or see the beginnings of something exciting.

Not every child will display this potential early on and not always in front of parents. Sometimes children are so concerned with not looking silly that they don’t allow themselves the freedom to go for it in front of their loved ones. It is these children in particular that benefit from our lessons the most. We have had children afraid to speak, let alone sing in front of others grow to become confident and self assured in a matter of months.

It’s not the talent that matters, but each child’s individual journey that they must take. We reward more than just talent at Little Voices. Our pupil of the week/month/term awards recognise commitment to their group, learning lines outside of lessons, kindness to other children and pushing outside of their comfort zones. When a child knows that they will be supported fully by their tutor and classmates, it is so much easier for them to give a performance their all and they become proud of their achievements. This filters down into every other part of their life and will follow them into their adult careers. We really are building skills for life!

Have a great week.

Ashlea

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