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Sutherland Shire’s School Holiday Workshops & classes

“Music has positive affects on people’s emotions and creativity. When we sing together, we synchronize our breathing and feel more connected.”
Don McMannis

I love the power of music, and that I get to invest into the next generation of amazing Rockstars! I too was a little Rockstar..a bit shy in primary school, and came gloriously out of my shell in high school..although I still lacked the confidence in myself for many years after. Whether they love to sing, dance, act, shy away from or love the spotlight, they will LOVE our encouraging, entertaining & educational school holiday workshops. Check out our previous workshops & to see what’s coming next!

The kids had such a blast in Aprils’ Musical Theatre Workshop!! Children gained confidence & learnt new skills while having fun & making new friends. They said their favourite part was getting to act & having their own special part in the play. They also loved singing on the microphones & performing in front of all the parents at the end.

Musical Theatre workshop 2017

Musical Theatre workshop 2017

Next school holidays you ask??

Join us for July 3rd’s Music & Media workshop!! 

Rockstars

Rockstars at our Media workshop last year

Lachlan, the videographer extraordiare joins the team for video clip fun, learning about editing, video, and of course the kids starring in their own movie in front of the green screen & under the lights. Vocal technique, performance, crazy costumes, drama games, as well as in front of & behind the scenes, this workshop is a must these coming school holidays. They will love being part of the show, and meeting new friends as they feel like a true Rockstar!!

If your children love performing & would jump at the opportunity to be in their own video clip after mucking around on their iPad & iMovie at home, you need to check out this coming holiday workshop. Book before Wednesday 31st May for 15% off!!

Special effects, video editing, vocal coaching, performance skills, this workshop will be a chance to perform in front of their peers, and work behind the scenes with a professional videographer & vocal coach, receiving a link to their very own movie after the workshop (they’ll be YouTube famous!)

Develop their skills in front of and behind the scenes. Come to us at Menai on Monday 3rd July or we can come to your vacation care on a different day.

– Vocal technique, movement & drama
-Behind the scenes look at media & special effects
-Games & activities
-Performance concert preparation
Beginners-advanced welcome & no pressure to have to perform. Children will be sent a link from the days activities following the workshop.

Limited to 12 places.

How do I book?

Call/text: 0414 614 965 for more information or to book.
Email: makemearockstar@live.com.au
Or book easily through our online form here.

WhereFuntime 4 Kidz Menai
When: July 3rd 2017
Cost: $87 including a few treats
Book before Wednesday to receive 15% off! 
Time: 9:30-3pm

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Want to just book right in? We have spots for our Music & Media
Workshop right now! You can book here.

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January’s school holidays saw a new workshop “YOUR UNIQUE VOICE” singing & songwriting workshop come to life. Children got creative, writing lyrics & learning about vocal technique as they worked with singer songwriter Lauren Ann.

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Your Unique Voice Singing Songwriting Girls Your Unique Voice Singing Songwriting boys

 

 

 

 

We did a time of Music therapy & reflection, creating something together as a group as well as working individually on their songs. At the end they performed for a live audience & built their confidence. This workshop was a lot more of a quieter creative space than our usual crazy workshops, children getting to build their own forts & relax in the space.

It was good we had fewer numbers as it gave children a chance to create & work one on one with Lauren & get feedback from others.

My aim was to see the children grow in who they are & find their own unique voice. Writing an amazing song & gaining confidence just came out of the overflow.

So what happened in 2016??

Workshop fun April 16 poster yellowScreen Shot 2016-07-16 at 4.08.52 PMWe had so much fun in our Rockstar Recording & Musical Theatre workshops..
The kids recorded a song, played games & got to experience a live studio environment in our Rockstar & Recording workshop, and in our Musical theatre, we learnt all about vocal & microphone technique, the kids performing for each other, and then together as a group for the parents at the end, they learnt about drama, we played improvisation games, we talked about lots of different performance techniques & they had loads of fun!

In July we ran our first Media & special effects workshop which the kids LOVED. As well as getting dressed up in costumes & Rocking it out on our “Live stage” (Youtube video can be found here) they played games, ate lots of yummy food & learnt all about the editing process from Lachie, our new videographer & editer.

Media July 16 Group shot

Recording July first group

Recording July group2Our Recording workshop was another favourite, participants experiencing a studio recording environment, recording a song together as a group & individually in their own special parts. The children learnt about vocal technique, microphone technique & the studio, enjoying a lollie buffet, snacks, drinks, games & activities. They learnt from myself, a professional singer songwriter & vocal coach & Mark Parris, a professional audio engineer & lecturer. Activities were broken up throughout the day with regular breaks, however this workshop was jam packed and it wasn’t for the faint hearted!! The kids did so well concentrating for the 3 hours, and I was one proud teacher. They also loved my Jessie J accent, & me going into vocal coaching mode just like on The Voice. They had such a good time learning & recording & your child could be the next star! To join us for the next school holiday workshops, please find the details below. We would love to meet you.

 

In September/October we ran our very own “Rockstars Got Talent” Workshop where the little Rockstars learnt about singing, songwriting, as well as being critiqued for their performance work & had a blast performing in front of each other, each working one-on-one with singer songwriter Lauren Ann on their songs. The showcase at the end for the parents was great fun, many parents remarking how happy their kids looked after being part of the day. I loved watching them grow in confidence & skill during the workshop.

Rockstars Got Talent Dressup

 

Rockstars Got Talent Lauren & girls

Lauren the loony

Rockstars Got Talent Leonie

 

Rockstars Got Talent Piper cute

Rockstars Got Talent Poppy cute

It’s so much fun putting crazy costumes on!

Rockstars Got Talent Poppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Music & Media workshop went off with a bang, kids spending the day learning vocal technique, performance, & got dressed up in crazy costumes. We played drama games, learnt about editing & the kids got to star in their own movie in front of the green screen & under the lights. They loved being part of the show, and meeting new friends. What an awesome holidays!

Rockstars

Rockstars

Music & media workshop Oct 16 boys performing

The boys rocking it out!

Music & media workshop Oct 16 Lachie answers questions

Everybody loves Lachie, our videographer& camera man

Music & media workshop Oct 16 group rocking out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But don’t just take it from me.. Here’s the boys testimony from our Music & Media workshop..

 

So what is happening next school holidays you may ask.. :)

More Rockstar activities, music & fun, with more details to come. April 2017 will see us in OOSH’s reaching new kids with education, encouragement & entertainment. To join us or to find out more, please fill in the details below. We would love to meet you. Please let us know if there is a workshop you would love to have us do again. We run workshops on singing & songwriting, dance, drama, Superheroes, instrumental, Media, creativity, Musical theatre & anything in between.
Register your interest today by calling Lauren on 0414 614 965.

Be the first to find out about our workshops by joining our VIP group on Facebook or joining our VIP email list.

Workshop fun April 16 poster yellow

2017 classes:

Musical theatre classes are on hold in term 1, 2017 as we embark on a new adventure with Free Range Living.

“My Tribe”, a new & unique group activity program starting in term 1, 2017 will aim to increase the social skills & resilience of kids through creative means. The program will be centred around Social, emotional & character development, self expression, interpretation, conflict resolution & freedom in learning creatively.

Children will be encouraged to create, share, express & reflect in each class. This will be demonstrated through sensory activities, music, building, drawing or writing, drama & improvisation, rhythm & movement. They will be working together as a group & individually, centred around building confidence, trust & increasing skills in active listening & engaging with others, with the goal of increasing confidence & self esteem. They will have an opportunity to give & receive feedback & reflect & in the process renew mindsets around self & others.

When: Tuesdays weekly
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Address: Free Range Living, 20 Flora Street Kirrawee

If you would like to book ahead to get a spot we are currently taking registrations. Limited spots available. We would love to see you.

Contact Lauren for more information on 0414 614 965 for a booking form or fill out our online form for more information.

Feel free to check out the pictures & testimonial from the kids on the Make me a ROCKSTAR Page & join our Facebook VIP group to find out about our classes, activities & events! 

Singing & Songwriting fun

Singing & Songwriting Jan 2016

“My daughter attended the Make me a Rockstar workshop and she thoroughly enjoyed it. It was good that ice breaker games were played at the beginning as I was a bit worried how she would go seeing as she didn’t know any other kids there. I really liked that all the kids had to write something positive down on a piece of paper about each other. My daughter now has this piece of paper stuck on her bedroom wall. It was a great introduction to singing lessons, it was a first experience for us. I really enjoyed the little concert at the end of the workshop and was surprised how well the kids performed. It was impressive that they learnt two new songs during the course of the workshop. I liked how Lauren started building rapport with each child as they arrived, paid them a compliment to make them feel welcome and comfortable.”

Melinda, St George

All workshops & activities are led by professional singers and entertainers, dancers and entertainers who are experienced working with children of all ages & have all relevant insurances and checks.
All workshops are followed by a showcase for friends & family.

And of course, you can just hear it from the kids themselves..

To find out more information or see more testimony Videos & photos call Lauren on 0414 614 965 or visit Facebook or email us to get a free quote. We would love to hear from you.

Previous workshops…

Workshop Scott  Musical theatre Workshop Instrumental 2

Singing on microphones Workshop fun poster yellow

To register interest call/text Lauren on 0414614965 or email makemearockstar@live.com.au.

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*Creativity
Music & movement, drama & improvisation & art/craft. Learning skills, playing games & having a laugh! Held at Funtime 4 Kidz Menai and for children ages 5 & above, siblings can enjoy the play equipment while you relax and watch them. Fun for the whole family!
Includes morning/afternoon tea & materials.

Here some of the kids are leading with different parts of their bodies doing movement & drama games & activities:

From the kids:

Kids: “It was so much fun! I loved singing & writing our own song was so good.”
Lauren: “Are you coming to the next one?”
Kids screaming: “YESSSSSS!!!!!!”

Vocal technique

*Musical theatre & Instrumental
Singing, songwriting, drama, dancing, beginners skills in guitar, bass, drums and piano, (play as if you were in a band!) & rhythm, concert preparation & followed by a concert. A full day of meeting new people & learning new skills, while doing something different in the holidays. You don’t have to have had experience to join, anyone in primary school is welcome!

Guitar

Here is Paige, after just learning about drumming:

*Bundeena day of activities
Music, sport, games, singing, art & craft, free play, learning about sound equipment, improvisation, ball games, a full day of activities for primary aged children. Spend a day relaxing in the area while the kids play on the play equipment & are entertained by Rockstar Lauren or take the opportunity to get things done. This program runs from 9:30-5pm.

Free Play

Free Play

Bundeena activities art and craft

An example is Taylor, one of my amazing regular students. She loves Ariana Grande & whistle tones. She also loves Geronimo.

Posted by Make me a Rockstar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bass Lily  15267_841977005836473_6013646324931434515_n  Drums

     Silly Lauren and Marissa big group  Singing girls

  Bundeena activities micophone Creativity second group smile Being dramatic

 

Singing  Workshop girls  Silly girls

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Some of our surprise cookies for attendees…

Hope you can join us at the next one! :)

Lauren& team