20 Feb - 09 Apr
120 Minutes

High Street Broadway

Become a triple threat with musical theatre training!

Learn from musical theatre experts to hone your craft, develop your characters and push your boundaries.

This year-long training course is perfect for the budding 10 to 17 year old student looking to develop their performance skills to succeed in joining musical theatre productions. Work in an ensemble setting with your peers and bring your character to life as you sing, act and dance! With a year-long commitment, the course across the year focuses on basics in Semester 1 to build up skills in preparation for a highlights production at the conclusion of Semester 2.

Develop your performance skills as you learn the secret tools and techniques of the Musical Theatre world!


Suitable for: Students between ages 10 to 18

When: Thursdays 6pm – 8pm (during school terms)

Cost: $200 per 8-week term

Showcase Performances: 2 per year – July (informal show and tell) and December (highlights show on stage)


2020 Dates:

(Mid-term enrolments welcome!)

  • Term 1: 20 Feb to 9 Apr (8 weeks)
  • Term 2: 14 May to 2 Jul (8 weeks)
  • Term 3: 30 Jul to 24 Sep (8 weeks with Mid-term break 7-11 Sep)
  • Term 4: 20 Oct – 10 Dec (8 weeks)
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Course Outline

Course Outcomes:

  • Strengthen vocal ability, improve general music skills
  • Reinforce the connection between text/musical analysis and performance
  • Character analysis and development
  • Develop techniques for auditions and performances
  • Received techniques to aid in one’s own learning
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses in performance and propose solutions for improvement
  • Provide a foundation for further study and development
  • Learn to work in a team and bring your character to life

Term 1: Introduction and Basics

  • Ensemble work
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Use of physical space
  • Movement, drama, and acting
  • Performance and communication skills

Term 2: Voice, stage and movement

  • Vocal Use
  • Characterisation
  • Vocal Ensemble work
  • Voice and Vocal Health
  • Song Structure
  • Stage presence and overcoming stage fright

Term 3: Preparing for the stage

  • Scene to song transition
  • Speech to song transitions
  • Working dialogue
  • Rehearsal room etiquette
  • Music Theatre and Performance Practice

Term 4: Production preparation + Show

  • Performance focused production
  • Stylized singing
  • Staging – using the stage to enhance performance
  • Expressive development
  • Stage presence and overcoming stage fright
  • Technical skills – how to work in the space

Vocal Placement Assessment Requirements:

We want to hear your sing! All new enrollees are to prepare 2 contrasting unaccompanied songs/musical theatre pieces to submit to us in one of two ways. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN AUDITION! It is simply a way for our tutor to assess your level in order to better prepare the class.

  1. Submit a video (Upload to Youtube/soundcloud or share your GDrive/Dropbox/OneDrive link on the enrolment form)
  2. Submit a video via email: conservatorium@penrith.city

Click through the event page below, click BOOK NOW and include the link to your clip when submitting the form.

The Tutor

Tania Rose

Special Needs Music Teacher in Penrith


Dip Counselling , Cert Life Coach, B Arts Psychotherapy (in progress 2019-present)

Tania Rose has been involved in professional and amateur Music Theatre since the mid 1980’s. Working across a range of Music performance modalities (including stage and music videos), Tania has worked in the roles of Musical Director, Composer, Producer and Consultant, as well as Performer.  Tania began her work in Music Theatre in Adelaide, working the elite classical ensemble the ADELAIDE CORINTHIAN SINGERS and studying classical voice at Adelaide’s Conservatorium of Music. Tania’s work with as an advocate of young performers began co-founding RESTLESS DANCE THEATRE (formerly Restless Dance Company) in Adelaide in 1992 before moving to Sydney performing as part of MUSICA AUSTRALIS and performing in projects for MICHAEL CRAWFORD and ROB GUEST. In 1998 Tania became a Semi-finalist in the YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR’s NSW Medibank Private Arts Award, recognising her contribution to The Arts.

Tania Rose continues her work with young performers as a teaching artist with StudioQ at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, and develops music and performance programs across NSW for young performers with and without special needs. She is a recording artist with over a dozen publically released albums, and a composer for theatre and award-winning films.


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