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Achievements

Arts Richmond Swan Award 2015- 16 for original music in YAT's production of Tom's Midnight Garden.

 

Grotrian Steinweg 162 Grand Piano

 

Kurzweil Forte Stage Piano

 

Technics SX-PX665 Digital Piano

 

Roland FP80 Digital Stage Piano

 

Schoenhut Miniature Grand Piano

 

Yamaha DXR 10 Active Loud Speakers

Biography

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.

 

James was inspired by music.....(to continue reading click here)

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James Hall

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

MA, PGCE, BA (Hons),

ATCL (Musical Theatre)

Level One & Level Two Estill Voice Training (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) 2018 & [Online] 2020

Advanced Figures & Voice Qualities Estill Course (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) [Online] 2020

The Baritone Problem (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) [Online] 2021

Contemporary Legit (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) [Online] 2021

Orchestration with Doug Besterman (Theatre Musical Directors Course) [Online] 2020

Conducting From The Piano with Ian Weinberger (Theatre Musical Directors Course) [Online] 2020

Estill & Contemporary and Commercial Music (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) [Online] 2020

The Passagio & Mixed Voice (The Voice Explained: Anne-Marie Speed & Associates) 2019

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

The Mary King Practical Pedagogy Pathway Course 2017

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

Qualifications

MA Musical Direction - Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London

PGCE (Secondary Music) - UCL Institute of Education, London

BA (Hons) Dance and Music 2:1 - Kingston University, 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)

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My Home Studio

The Team

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

Courses