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James Hall

Singing & Theatre Arts Teacher, Musical Director, Piano Accompanist & Composer

BA (Hons) PGCE

ATCL (Musical Theatre)

Belting - The Basics Explained & Advanced Belting (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) 2017/18

Telling The Story (Voice Workshop - Mary King) 2017

Estill for Children and Changing Voices (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) 2017

Breathing, Support and The Estill Model (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) 2016

Estill for Singing Teachers (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) 2016

The Speaking Voice into Song for the Musical Theatre Performer (Chris Palmer: Head of Voice - GSA) 2016

Advanced Professional Development Course (Association of Teachers of Singing ) 2016

Young Conductors Course (Association of British Choral Directors) 2014

About Me

James Hall was born and bred in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and now lives in Kingston upon Thames, London.

 

James’ first steps into the arts were through dancing and were inspired at the age of three by watching Riverdance and the musical films Singin In The Rain and On The Town - starring Gene Kelly. He started dancing at the age of six at the Kimberley School of Dance and stayed until he was eighteen; doing classes in tap, modern, ballet, classical greek and contemporary. During this time he achieved ISTD Intermediate level tap and modern qualifications and competed in local dance festivals appearing in bursaries and achieving “highest boys mark” two years running. He also learned Irish dance with the McaleerField Academy of Dance and took part in the Riverdance 2015 summer school in Dublin. James is an ex scholar of The Louise Brown Scholarship Ballet Centre in York which he attended for nearly four years; receiving tuition from Simon Horrill.

 

As well as dancing James performed in multiple shows as a child with local amateur dramatic groups, mostly with Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club taking on a huge range of roles including animals! Scraps the dog from Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchet is one of his favourites. He was an original member of their youth drama group Rising Stars and took part in local drama and music festivals. He became one of the leaders of the group in 2012 and worked as their accompanist. Local amateur dramatic societies also gave James the opportunity to take on supporting roles such as musical director and rehearsal pianist.

 

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Qualifications

Biography

Dance & Music BA (Hons) 2:1 Kingston University, London

PGCE (Secondary Music) UCL Institute of Education, London

ATCL Diploma in Musical Theatre - Distinction. (Trinity College London)

 

Grade 8 Piano Accompanying (Trinity)

Grade 8 Singing (Trinity)

Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM)

Grade 8 Flute (ABRSM)

My Home Studio

The Team

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Grotrian Steinweg 162 Grand Piano

 

Technics SX-PX665 Digital Piano

 

Roland FP80 Digital Stage Piano

 

Yamaha P95 Portable Digital Piano

 

Schoenhut Miniature Grand Piano

 

Scheonberg Miniature Upright Piano

 

Roland KC550 Keyboard Amp

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Achievements

Arts Richmond Swan Award 15- 16 for original music in YAT's production of Tom's Midnight Garden.

 

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Macbook Pro running Sibleius 7, Logic Pro X, Mainstage, Kontact Komplete and various Piano Modules including Ivory II Italian Grand and the Galaxy II Grand Piano Collection.

Courses