Virtual Lesson Packages with Elliot Lazar
As Elliot travels with his musical theatre performances, he offers virtual lesson packages in four specialized areas. Sessions are 60 minutes each for 4-6 weeks. Each class will be taught through Zoom.
The world of singing is changing every day. Opera companies are producing musicals. Jukebox musicals are bringing pop and rock to Broadway. There has never been a better time to be a versatile singer. This 6-lesson package provides singers with an opportunity to expand and diversify their instrument. The focus can be tailored to the specific goals of the student, but may include developing the mixed voice, a healthy belt sound, new vocal styles (musical, pop, rock, jazz, etc.) and repertoire building.
This 4-week lesson package focuses on preparing singers for auditioning for everything from community theatre to Broadway. Emphasis will be placed on song interpretation, repertoire selection and audition-room etiquette. Performers will have the opportunity to select and explore new audition songs, working on mock-audition material, resume building and self-tape/video audition techniques.
For the modern singing actor, it’s important to cultivate a diverse repertoire for a variety of occasions. A performer’s “book” needs to include everything from jazz standards to Broadway classics to contemporary musical theatre and pop/rock hits. This 6-lesson package is aimed at musical theatre singers looking to explore and develop new repertoire and audition material. This is a great opportunity for young performers and emerging artists who are looking to build on their technique and learn new songs.
Have you always wanted to write and perform your own music, but never been sure where to start? This 6-lesson package will include theory, lyric-writing tools, composition and musicianship. This could extend into learning an instrument to accompany yourself on (ukulele, guitar, piano), vocal technique and styles, and resources for self-producing.
Winnipeg born-and-raised Elliot Lazar has performed and taught across Canada and the United States. In Winnipeg, he has appeared with Rainbow Stage, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Dry Cold Productions, Winnipeg Studio Theatre, Manitoba Opera, Flipside Opera, Little Opera Company and Manitoba Underground Opera. Elliot holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba and Master of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Since graduating, he has taught through the MCMA, Rainbow Stage (Camp Rainbow), Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University and Winnipeg Studio Theatre. As a coach, he works with a variety of students, from beginners to actors and singers currently working on Broadway. His coaching includes audition prep, repertoire building and dialect work.
Career highlights include playing Flounder in the Canadian Premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Rainbow Stage, playing Leo Frank in Parade with Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, and creating the role of Tobias Tweeney in the World Premiere of Another Roll of the Dice at North Coast Repertory Theatre in San Diego, for which he was nominated for a Broadway World San Diego Award (Best Actor in a Musical).
Coming from a mixed classical and contemporary background, Elliot’s approach with his students builds toward the development of a flexible and versatile voice.