SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Pineda Conservatory, located in Scotch Plains, is now holding open registration for musical theater classes and voice, acting and audition lessons. The conservatory, now celebrating its 8th year of developing area talent, has graduated students to some of the nations leading universities and conservatories.
Voice lessons and audition coachings are offered to area students looking to improve and grow as a singer and as a performer and is offered to students grades 5 and up (younger with interview). At Pineda Conservatory, the emphasis is on developing proper vocal technique in order to provide a healthy, well-produced sound regardless of the musical style or performance medium. Students are also coached to improve performance practices while also building poise and self-confidence.
Students are encouraged to audition and participate in appropriate performance opportunities in the community. Pineda conservatory students are regularly cast in leading roles in their school shows, community and regional theatre and go on to attend the nation's leading theatre programs. High School juniors and seniors considering applying to musical theater programs for college are highly encouraged to attend one on one coachings for all around audition preperation including vocal lessons, monologue coaching, recordings, filming, dance samples, and interview prep.
Classes being offered this year also include Sunshine Theater for students in grades 1 & 2, Starlight Theater for students in grades 3-5, and Spotlight Theater for students in grades 6-8. Musical Theatre Classes cover all aspects of performance including acting and voice technique, dance, theatre history, creative movement, improvisation and audition technique. Curriculum is individualized, based on the specific needs and talents of the group. Students participate in a cabaret and a fully staged show at the end of the year. Spots are limited so early registration is highly recommended.
For more information about the programs offered visit www.pinedaconservatory.com or call (908) 731-1377.