BESTAgency has created a platform where some of the BEST entertainers, photographers, public speakers and celebrities can share their years of experience and success in an intimate one on one setting in our own studio. These programs are designed for entertainment professionals who want to polish their craft from those who have been doing it successfully for many years. BESTAgency is always looking to give back to the industry who has made us the company we are today.

Take a look at some of our recent BESTUniversity classes:

The Art of Performance w/ Clint Holmes

March 11, 2017

Workshop Details:

The Art of Performance is what I have been spending my life learning the idea of growing as an artist has been and continues to be the strongest motivation in my career now after four Decades of creating and Performing shows all over the world I am excited to share what I’ve learned.

1) Lyric Interpretation: The biggest compliment I get comes when someone tells me that although they’ve heard a song many times, they felt as if they heard the lyrics for the first time that night. As seniors, our most important job is to tell the story of the song, the level to which we do this is what separates good singers from great artists. We will work on exciting techniques to help you own every song you sing, and move your audience as never before.

2) Stagecraft: We will work on developing a stage persona. The best artists are some form of themselves on stage. That comes from being comfortable with what you sing (from tempos to keys,) how you look (body language from feet to face,) what you say between songs (context helps an audience in so many ways,) and what overall impression you want to leave the audience with.

3) Protecting Your Instrument: If your instrument is guitar and you break it eventually you can buy new one. If your voice is your instrument and you break it you’re done. We will work on voice saving warm-ups, how to rest your voice even when you’re singing, and how to know when enough is enough. The goal here is to help you be comfortable singing for the rest of your life.

4) I Want to Teach You What You Want to Know: Bring specific songs, specific requests (i.e. scat singing,) whether you like to sing at open-mic nights, karaoke nights, in your church choir or you are a working professional, if you love to sing and perform you want to be the best you can be. I will enjoy working with you to get you where you want to be.

Additional Info:

  • Small classes only 10 seats available
  • Each student will receive one on one time with Clint, plus be able to audit the entire day
  • Each student will have the opportunity to reprise a song they worked on at the end of the day based on what they learned.
  • Students will need to specify in advance what songs they want to work on
  • Students should bring their music, a notebook, lunch and/or snacks
  • $200 all-day Workshop
  • Email: marketing@best-agencies.com to sign up today!

Mastering Musical Theater w/ Leigh Zimmerman

February 6, 2016

Workshop Details

1) Exercises For The Musical Theater Actor: To be the most compelling and truthful storyteller, you must first focus your mind, loosen up your body, and prepare your voice. Learn Leigh’s favorite musical theater warm-up exercises to help sharpen your communication and listening skills, and find an authentic connection to yourself, your character, your felow actors, and your audience.

2) Acting for Musical Theater: Scene work in musical theater is one of the actor’s greatest challenges. Learn the best techniques to successfully interpret and elevate the text into the world of musical theater. Work in pairs and small groups on some of Leigh’s favorite musical theater scenes and learn from her insightful dramatic direction and guidance.

3) Performing Musical Theater Songs: The musical theater actor’s responsibility is to believably transition from dialogue to song and naturally continue the storytelling process with music and lyrics. Bring 32 bars of your favorite musical theater song and work one on one with Leigh to discover the most powerful ways to effectively develop your skills as an actor through song.

4) The Musical Theater Audition: The actor’s job is to continue learning and it is esential to learn how to audition for musical theater. Leigh wil teach vital skils and strategies for the sucesful audition and take you through a “mock audition” with the scenes and songs you have worked on during the Master clas. This is your chance to polish and perform what you have learned!

Leigh’s Bio:

Leigh Zimmerman is an Olivier Award-winning actress who has been a leading professional on Broadway and West End stages, in film and on television for over 25 years. Leigh has starred in multiple smash hit musicals such as Chicago, The Producers, and A Chorus Line in New York and London and has worked closely with musical theater giants including Steven Sondheim, Sir Trevor Nun, Susan Stroman, Jerry Mitchell, Rob Marshall, Tommy Tune, Cy Coleman, and Anne Reinking.

Leigh has dedicated her professional career to ‘Mastering Musical Theater,’ the art of truthful storytelling through words, music and movement. Since 2003, Leigh has been teaching Master classes in musical theater all over the world. She has received international praise and acclaim for sharing her knowledge and expertise with established and aspiring entertainment industry professionals.

Additional Info:

  • Small classes, only 10 seats available
  • 5 additional seats available for audit only
  • Work one on one with Leigh, and learn from working with and observing your fellow actors
  • Each student brings 32 bars of their best musical theater song, clearly marked sheet music in your key
  • Each student should bring a notebook and pen, lunch and snacks. Bottled water will be provided
  • Dress in comfortable clothing
  • Professional Accompanist is provided
  • $200 all-day workshop
  • $125 audit only
  • 10am – 5pm

The Art of Performance w/ Clint Holmes

October 31, 2015

Workshop Details:

The Art of Performance is what I have been spending my life learning the idea of growing as an artist has been and continues to be the strongest motivation in my career now after four Decades of creating and Performing shows all over the world I am excited to share what I’ve learned.

1) Lyric Interpretation: The biggest compliment I get comes when someone tells me that although they’ve heard a song many times, they felt as if they heard the lyrics for the first time that night. As seniors, our most important job is to tell the story of the song, the level to which we do this is what separates good singers from great artists. We will work on exciting techniques to help you own every song you sing, and move your audience as never before.

2) Stagecraft: We will work on developing a stage persona. The best artists are some form of themselves on stage. That comes from being comfortable with what you sing (from tempos to keys,) how you look (body language from feet to face,) what you say between songs (context helps an audience in so many ways,) and what overall impression you want to leave the audience with.

3) Protecting Your Instrument: If your instrument is guitar and you break it eventually you can buy new one. If your voice is your instrument and you break it you’re done. We will work on voice saving warm-ups, how to rest your voice even when you’re singing, and how to know when enough is enough. The goal here is to help you be comfortable singing for the rest of your life.

4) I Want to Teach You What You Want to Know: Bring specific songs, specific requests (i.e. scat singing,) whether you like to sing at open-mic nights, karaoke nights, in your church choir or you are a working professional, if you love to sing and perform you want to be the best you can be. I will enjoy working with you to get you where you want to be.

Additional Info:

  • Small classes only 10 seats available
  • Each student will receive one on one time with Clint, plus be able to audit the entire day
  • Each student will have the opportunity to reprise a song they worked on at the end of the day based on what they learned.
  • Students will need to specify in advance what songs they want to work on
  • Students should bring their music, a notebook, lunch and/or snacks
  • $200 all-day Workshop

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