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  • 34 West 28th Street, Floor 3
  • New York, NY 10001

Embody A Living Character Through Song
with Belinda Mello and Vicki Shaghoian

Vicki Shaghoian teaches a musical theatre singing masterclass at Yale School of Drama. A Singer sings in front of class with a music stand in front of her while Vicki instructs in the background. 
Belinda Mello helps an actor release her neck during a monologue using the Alexander Technique. 

There are so many amazing voices out there auditioning, but only so many cross the threshold of audition room onto the professional stage. What’s the difference? Singing is Acting: The singer that can transform on the spot in the audition room, and transport the people on the other side of the table gets the role. You will discover how to be in the room and in your body, and how to stop listening and start receiving when singing.

Guest teacher, Vicki Shaghoian, is a New York based vocal coach and music director. She was an assistant professor of acting at the Yale School of Drama from 2000-2014 and has taught at A.C.T., and lead masterclasses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ashland, Houston and New York. Clients including: Bette Midler, Lupita Nyongo, Bryce Pinkham, Bryan Terrell Clark, Kathryn Hahn, and many more.

Class Format: Belinda Mello will lead a warm-up that incorporates the Alexander Technique and her unique synthesis of movement methods: AT Motion. Vicki will then take the class through a vocal "wake-up" that breaks down the simplicity of moving from speaking to singing. After a quick lunch break actors will get a chance to coach their audition song under the supportive guidance of Belinda and Vicki. The Workshop will end with a quick Q&A about the work done in class.

When: Saturday, December 9th
from 10AM-6PM

What To Prepare: Bring 2 16-32 bar cuts of a songs to work on.

How to Register:
Email bmello@alextechmotion.com with: headshot, resume, and how you would like to pay: Paypal, cash, credit or check

Fee: $175
Early Registration Fee: $150 by Nov. 25th
Auditing: $85 Auditors will take part in the warm-ups with Belinda and Vicki & observe the one on one coaching. (2 Auditor Spots Available)

Small class size for individual attention. Everyone will get a chance to coach their material one on one unless they sign up for one of the two auditing spots. 

For more information about Vicki and her teaching technique, visit her website.