West End Musical Director trains Little Voices pupils!

West End Musical Director and LAMDA examiner, Andrew Keir, came all the way to Blackburn to train Little Voices stars of the future.

Blackburn’s budding stars enjoy West End Musical Director’s workshop

Workshop picture 

On Tuesday 5th September 2014 , all the students, aged between 4 and 18 from the Little Voices Blackburn performing arts training school, enjoyed a very special workshop in Acting through Song by the West End Musical Director of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Oliver, Andrew Keir. As all the children are trained in acting and singing skills, this one-off opportunity to learn from someone at the top of his profession was a real bonus for them.


Jane Maudsley, Principal of Little Voices Blackburn and Clitheroe commented: “We were so lucky that Andrew agreed to take time out of his hectic performance schedule to come and do this workshop for Little Voices, and the children loved it and got so much out of it.  To be so close, for a day, to someone this experienced and professional, and have him share his tips, techniques, dilemmas and solutions, is invaluable to the students and we were so delighted to be able to put on the event.  There will be many more,” she said.


Student, Karen Wilkinson said “It was absolutely phenomenal to be able to learn from a man at the top of his field. He has worked with Andrew Lloyd Weber and Cameron Mackintosh, he answered all of our questions and gave us such sound advice for the future!”


One of the Little Voices parents commented, “It is such a pleasure being part of Little Voices which arranges these kind of workshops at the beginning of term to get the children all ready for the lessons and how they really care that our daughter receives such care, attention and quality of training.”


Little Voices offers lessons in singing and acting for children over the age of four. Its students have gone on to gain places in prestigious acting schools and television shows for Channel 4 and the BBC. The professional approach that Little Voices takes to tuition, together with small classes capped at six students, helps students to improve quickly and attain high standards.


For more information about Little Voices in Blackburn please contact Grace on 01254 207516 grace@littlevoices.org.uk or visit the website https://www.littlevoices.org.uk/blackburn