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Let's Make a Show!

Great Summer Online Musical Theatre Opportunity for Kids!
We're offering a wonderful, interactive, educational, and fun Online Musical Theatre Program! This program is geared towards kids (ages 8-11) who have had at least 6 months prior experience in learning an instrument, singing, and/or acting. From 10:00am. to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday (and several hours on Friday), kids will be involved in creating their own show from the ground up - creativity at it's best! They will choose the theme, write the story, write the script, create the characters & character voices, learn songs, experiment with 'foley' effects for the 'sound design', sing, play their instruments, and perform online for family and friends later Friday afternoon. The entire project will be tailored to meet the demands, strengths and limitations of the online platform. Zoe Vandermeer will be leading, training, facilitating and guiding the process throughout. Special focus classes will include vocal health, voice for speech, character development, movement, and more!

Our group classes are a great way to apply what you're learning in private lessons!

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Next Session - Coming Soon!

What: 'Let's Make A Show!' - Online Kids' Musical Theatre Program
When: TBD
For: Ages 8 - 11 who have at least 6 months of experience as a musician, singer, and/or actor Maximum enrollment is 6 kids.
Online Format: Zoom; Parental supervision
Equipment: 1) Reliable internet connection, 2) computer, 3) headphones and microphones as needed
Software: Zoom
Email Addresses: both participant and student email addresses must be provided once tuition has been paid. Any emails sent to participants with PDFs and audio downloads and/or links will be copied to the parents' email addresses.
File-Sharing: This will be done by email (or possibly Google Classroom)
Tuition: TBD
Supplies: Parents are responsible for providing: music manuscript paper, paper, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, assignment notebooks, etc.

The Reviews Are In!

This is an extraordinary and intensive experience for a creative young person! My daughter enjoyed working with "colleagues" to develop an original piece - story, dialogue, characters and props - from the initial concept all the way through to the performance. Zoe's guidance was supportive, building on the musical foundation my daughter already had while providing her students the space to collaborate with each other and develop their own creative voices. Overall a wonderful opportunity that my daughter hopes to participate in again. - Stephanie

Program Director

Zoe Vandermeer is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won numerous awards. She performs nationally and internationally as an opera singer, harpist, singer/songwriter and composer, and is on the roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism. She is a recording artist and has two upcoming CD releases with a well known American label. Ms. Vandermeer is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association and American Harp Society. She has been on the Voice Faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, and is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, CT Office of the Arts Grant 2020, MTNA Foundation Grant, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, and many others. She has been music director and pianist for many musical theatre and opera productions in California, Connecticut and New York, including You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Hair, Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, Handel's Alcina, and others. Many of her students have had lead roles in shows in CT and NYC, and have sung in Regionals, All State and Nationals. Zoe Vandermeer is the founder and artistic director of Lyra New York.

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Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally owned business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.