The TFX Performing Arts Academy in Inverness launches a new LAMDA musical theater course with new teachers Alan Mackintosh and Claire Fisher welcomed to the school
A POPULAR performing arts school in Inverness has added a brand new course to its offering.
From this year, TFX Performing Arts Academy, a local independent school that nurtures young talent in the capital of the Highlands, will run musical theater sessions to prepare students for the prestigious London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations. ).
The school, which has offered LAMDA acting classes and exams for over 20 years, has expanded its portfolio with the addition of this new course which emphasizes the skills necessary for musical theater and acting through song.
The course will be led by two new teachers, Alan Mackintosh and Claire Fisher, who worked together on the production Legally Blonde The Musical presented at Eden Court, with Ms Fisher as director and choreographer and Mr Mackintosh as musical director.
TFX teacher Amy Crook said it was a great opportunity for the school.
“TFX has been so established in LAMDA for so long that we thought it was time to branch out and add this new class,” she said. “We always have great results with our LAMDA exams, the courses are led by Nick Fearne and he always gets 100% pass rates so we thought it was time to add this course.
“It’s a very high-energy class, and it’s not just about singing a song, it’s about telling a story and incorporating all of the skills needed to work in a musical.
“Claire and Alan are such a good team together, they are a stimulating and enthusiastic team, they bring out the best in everyone and they are great people to work with.
“We hope to start doing the exams early next year. The ratings accumulate and it is accessible to all ages, it can be viewed by everyone and then you can move on.
“When I did my LAMDA, it really helped me a lot with my confidence, it really encourages solo work.”
LAMDA Musical Theater classes take place at TFX on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 p.m.
More information is available on the TFX website.