Acting through Song Summer Course

participants rehearsing in a room standing and one participant sitting holding a script

Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 31 July – Wed 2 August 2023
Course times:
31 Jul-1 Aug: 9.30am-5.30pm & 2 Aug: 9.30am-1pm
Art form:
9am, Sunday 9 July 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+) | Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Summer Schools (July–August)

Course info

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available. Alternatively, why not try Acting in an Accent - General American?

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Monday 31 July & Tuesday 1 August: 9.30am-5.30pm

Wednesday 2 August: 9.30am-1pm

About Acting through Song Summer Course 

This intensive summer course, designed for beginners and those with performance experience, will explore singing and acting through song.

The course, which will see you delve into the world of musical theatre, pop and folk singing, will combine contemporary acting and singing techniques.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone with a passion for singing and acting. It is open to a wide range of levels, from beginner performers to people with more experience.

What can I expect?

The course is practical. You will be invited to workshop a song of your choice during the course, focusing on the singing or acting component introduced in the session.

You can expect to learn about:

Vocal technique

  • The fundamentals of breath and support
  • Building the recipes for vocal qualities, such as belt and speak-singing
  • Enhancing vocal range


  • Analysis of text and verse structure
  • Connecting to character and telling the story
  • How to safely explore emotional cost and release

Holistic approaches

  • Mindful approaches to enhancing confidence in your voice
  • Visualization and mental preparation for performance
  • Breath meditation
Do I need anything for the course?
  • You will need to choose a song to work on - preferably something that has a good story. The song can be familiar or something brand new you’d like to explore. The song doesn’t need to be performance ready and the words do not need to be learnt by heart in advance of the course.
  • Copies of sheet music (more information will be sent before the course)

Course Fee

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available. Alternatively, why not try Acting in an Accent - General American?
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Get a 10% discount on the Acting through Song summer course if you are booked on the Acting Summer School for Ages 18+ or Acting Summer School for Ages 16-17 courses. Email with your name and reference number. 


About the Course Tutor

This course is taught by Aled Pedrick.

Aled trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is a professional actor, singer and theatre director.  As well as teaching at Guildhall School, he also lectures at Arts Ed, Drama Studio, Identity School of Acting, Florida State University, London Southbank University, University of Wales and other institutions across the UK. 

His most recent work as an actor include: BBC Radio Cymru’s Tarrytown/ Ysbrydnos, S4C’s 35 Awr and Sherman Theatre’s Woof (directed by Gethin Evans), and as director, his production of Saturday Night Forever for the Welsh National Theatre was on national tour earlier this year.

His acting credits include: Doctor Who (BBC); 35 Awr (S4C); Lewis (ITV); Parch (S4C); Woof (Sherman Theatr); Say It With Flowers (Sherman Theatre); The Nutcracker (Theatre Royal, Bath); Poking the Bear (Theatre 503).

As director he has worked at Finborough Theatre (The Doll Mender/Saer Doliau; The Welsh National Theatre (Nos Sadwrn O Hyd; Pan Oedd Y Bydd Yn Fach); Theatre Clwyd (My People); and a national tour with Invertago Theatre Company (The Tower).

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