London free singing lessons: National singing competition for teens and pre-teens TeenStar has announced Barbara Speake Stage School as a Regional Singing Partner to offer competition prizes to winning contestants who have entered the singing competition. The singing contest TeenStar offers free singing lessons at each of the 15 regions it visits, and the competition’s partnership with Barbara Speake Stage School means contestants can benefit from free singing lessons in London!
For your chance to get free singing lessons in London, enter now for TeenStar singing contest!
Free singing lessons in London: The Barbara Speake Stage School was opened on 10 February 1945 and remains one of the longest established stage schools in the world. It is an independent school, and was initially set up as a dancing school, by the present principal Miss Barbara Speake, MBE.
In 1961, June Collins (mother of musician Phil Collins) joined forces with Barbara Speake to become the school's agent. Collins supplied the entertainment industry with children for every major production in the West End, TV and Theatre. Due to the success of both the agency and dancing school in 1963 the decision was made to turn their successes in to a full-time educational establishment for the performing arts. Collins discovered Jack Wild playing football and decided that he was a child with potential, and persuaded his family to let him attend the full-time school. Wild went on to receive an academy award nomination for his portrayal of "the Artful dodger" in "Oliver".
Over the years, Collins had an eye for talent, and with Speake, the school has helped to develop some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Phil Collins, Lead Singer of Genesis and drummer, and super model Naomi Campbell.
One of its founders, Barbara Speake, went on to receive an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II in the New Years Honours list of 2007, for her services to the arts. Collins died on her 98th birthday on 6 November 2011.
The singing contest TeenStar is a first-of-its-kind national singing contest specifically for teenage singers, duos, vocal groups, rappers and solo artists in the UK. The TeenStar singing competitions attracts over 8,000 acts each year as they travel across the country in the search for the UK's best teen and pre-teen singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists.
Brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Luke Friend, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music, TeenStar is an exciting singing competition for teens and pre-teens to get involved in.
TeenStar singing contest auditions begin in January each year. Enter now for TeenStar singing contest for your chance to get free singing lessons in London!
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