Laurece West is a voice and performance coach and improv artist. She studied singing for 12 years and has been coaching for 26, helping people gain skill, ease, and confidence to sing their magnificence and speak to educate, motivate and inspire – creating an authentic, energized, heart connection with their listeners. Laurece has extensive InterPlay and comedy improv experience and co-directed a performance troupe. These fun practices free students to communicate with intelligence and creativity on the spot. ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (CAREER READINESS) (LANGUAGE ARTS) (MUSIC) (THEATRE)

 


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

Workshop [Virtual Option]
Speak with Ease and Confidence

Students often feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others, in class, making presentations and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Students will learn speaking skills and improv. These will free word flow, enable them to tell their life stories, develop powerful body language and build confidence.

Max Participants: 24

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Special Requirements: Large open space for movement and distance between pairs of speakers. Could be a classroom with chairs moved to the side.

Fee: Laurece West Workshop Pricing



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

Workshop [Virtual Option]
Ace Your Interviews! TM

For college or job bound students, this workshop is introductory preparation for the rigors of competing for coveted positions. It gives an interactive survey of essential communication skills, powerful body language, exercises to free word flow, techniques to maximize confidence, negotiation skills, the mindset of success and how to clarify unique strengths to stand out and shine in interviews. Audio recording on phones is encouraged for later practice. Bring some ease and joy to this wonderful life passage.

Max Participants: 28

Duration: 60 minutes

Special Requirements:
Open classroom with tables and chairs

Fee: Laurece West Workshop Pricing

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

Workshop [Virtual Option]
 

Comedy and InterPlay Improv 

Improv builds “group mind” and mental acuity, connecting everyone through fun and shared focus. Comedy improv stimulates creative acting. InterPlay unlocks the wisdom of the body through authentic storytelling, movement, poetry, singing, and rhythm created in the moment. 60-90 minutes.

Max Participants: 24

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes

Special Requirements: Stage or large space to move and practice, could be classroom with desks at perimeter

Fee: Laurece West Workshop Pricing



All Workshops Offered on Zoom:
Students are able to learn and integrate these skills effectively online. Ms. West teaches and demonstrates a skill, then has students practice, then gives more information, students apply it, and so on. They work together as a whole and in small groups in Zoom “breakout rooms,” that Laurece can enter to help students individually. Active participation in these workshops makes it more fun, students pay attention and it allows them to integrate the skills thoroughly.