Youngsters get on theatre train

KYLIE Minogue's music producers and a top recording studio in the heart of London – it is the stuff dreams are made of.But for three 14-year-old school girls from Suffolk it became a reality when they spent a weekend at Covent Garden Recording Studios in London.

KYLIE Minogue's music producers and a top recording studio in the heart of London – it is the stuff dreams are made of.

But for three 14-year-old school girls from Suffolk it became a reality when they spent a weekend at Covent Garden Recording Studios in London.

The girls are all part of Theatretrain and it was through the group they got the opportunity to sing and record their music.

Candidates from all over Theatretrain's 60 groups were put forward and only Skye, Emily and Katie were chosen by Polo Piatti management.


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"It was just really nerve-wracking," said the girls excitedly.

"We were learning how to be pop stars and we were allowed to choose our own songs," added Emily.

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The music workshop was run by Polo Piatti management and gave the girls a chance to sample all aspects of the music industry, from an individual assessment to image consultancy and microphone techniques.

Voice coaches, record producers, song writers and managers were on hand to dish out some valuable advice to the young hopefuls.

"We did confidence training which was very helpful and made the day easier. Then we had to stand up in front of everyone and sing. It was very embarrassing but good experience," said Skye.

The girls said the day had only served to make them more determined to carve a career in the entertainment world.

"We got to sing our own song which we wrote with some of the others and it was called Tearing Away. I definitely want to have a career in music but I also like acting," said Emily.

"Katie agreed: "I really enjoyed myself and I would like to continue although I have a long way to go before I decide what to do," she said.

Theatretrain offers professional training for young people from all walks of life. In their 60 centres across the country they offer lessons in dance, drama and singing and each year every centre puts on their own show.

Weblink: www.theatretrain.co.uk

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