Meet Micah Barnes, who will be joining us Saturday, September 20 for our Singers Performance Workshop at the West End Cultural Centre.
About Micah Barnes
A former member of The Nylons, Micah Barnes is a busy Music Industry Voice and Performance Coach having recently worked with Tatiana Maslany on the hit BBC America series "Orphan Black" and prepared Nina Dobrov (Vampire Diaries) and Hill Harper (CSI NY) for feature film roles.
Micah's coaching credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit CBC TV show "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria", Broadway cast members of "Pricilla Queen Of The Desert" "Pippin" and "Matilda" as well as working with established Jazz, R&B and Pop artists such as Universal Record Artist Blake McGrath ("So You Think You Can Dance Canada") members of The Parachute Club and 5 time Juno award winner Billy Newton Davis.
His Singers Playground studio has trained thousands of singers in Los Angeles, New York and in Canada to make the most of their instruments and career opportunities.
About the workshop
No performer wants to give an average experience. Live performers want to deliver a punch in the gut, a joyful high, a romantic jump start of the heart. That’s something an audience can take away from a show and remember for the rest of their lives. It’s also how performers build a career... audience member by audience member.
But to achieve true freedom and power in performance, performers need liberation from the bad habits and fears that hold them back. Acclaimed singer and performance coach Micah Barnes developed this live performance workshop in Los Angeles and recently brought it home to Canada to help artists here develop a sense of confidence and power. During this workshop, Micah will ask each participant to bring a couple of songs to perform for the group. You will receive feedback and coaching based on the level you are at, and take away specific things to work on that will help you achieve your goals.
This workshop will also cover topics including overcoming stage fright, warm up techniques, discovering what material suits you best, how to connect with your material, developing a relationship with the audience, and answer the question of what makes a performance truly extraordinary rather than merely good.
For singers at all levels and experience. All styles and genres welcome.