AOTOS South West Area Development Day

  • Kingswood Senior School Lansdown Bath BA1 5RG United Kingdom

About the course

'The Singer Speaks, The Actor Sings' with Lynette Erving and Pamela Rudge

Many of us teach a wide range of pupils, not only in age but also in genre and style, with many of our school-age pupils coming to us for help with audition pieces for drama groups, shows and drama schools.

For singing teachers who work in schools, where there is an active drama department, a greater understanding of the differences and similarities between the singing and spoken voice would be highly beneficial and, perhaps, help to bring greater collaboration and respect between such creative departments as music and drama when all under one roof.

Pamela Rudge, current Head of Music and Singing and Lynette Erving, former Head of Voice and Speech at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, will look at the differences and similarities between the singing and spoken voice. The day will include practical demonstrations of voice and singing; bridging the gap between speech and singing; movement and body awareness and, the day will end with a brief look at the Drama School audition process.


  • Sunday 26 April 2015



Course leaders


Kingswood Senior School, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 5RG