Laurece WestLaurece West is a Voice and Performance Coach, Recording Artist and Co-Director of the improv troupe Impromptu Players. Laurece studied voice for 12 years and has been teaching for 22, helping people gain freedom, skill, ease, and confidence to sing their magnificence and speak to inspire – creating an authentic, energized, heart connection with their listeners. Laurece’s has 43 years’ performance experience as a singer and multi-instrumentalist with 10 years as an improv artist. She is a member of International Women in Jazz, The National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Central Carolina Songwriters Association. ; ;  BOOK LAURECE WEST – IMPROMPTU PLAYERS

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Enthusiastically Creating

With words and phrases collected from the audience, Impromptu Players make up stories, poetry, music, songs and dances on the spot. Selected students get up to participate in improv forms during the performance: poetry, stories, call and response sounds and songs, rhythm, movement and dances. Multifaceted improvisation calls upon students to create in the moment, use new nerve pathways to adapt to unknown situations, integrate physicality, emotion and intellect, follow enthusiastically, and express themselves.

Special Requirements: PA system/ or other amplification method for large audiences. Ideal and requested but not a show stopper: Microphone near front of audience for students, wired or wireless microphone on stage for poetry to be heard, 2 microphones for acoustic instruments if sound doesn’t carry well.

Maximum Participants: 500

Duration: 60 minutes

Performance Fee:

Single Performance Fee- $1,125.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,875.00
GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Speak with Ease and Confidence!

Students often feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others, in class, making presentations and expressing their thoughts and feelings. This workshop creates more ease for students nervous speaking under pressure, through solid skills and innovative methods to free word flow, express and release stress, build self-esteem and confidence, and develop powerful body language. It gives them tools to practice speaking intelligently and authentically. These are essential skills for college and job bound students with upcoming interviews. 45 – 90 minutes

Maximum Participants: 28

Workshop Fee: $250.00 per class/hr.