Stage Performance 101

Grammy award winning recording artist Linda Davis has launched a consulting firm designed to offer guidance to other performers. Called Stage/Performance 101, the new company will allow Davis, who has more than 20 years of experience in the music business, to direct and advise other entertainers.

According to Davis, Stage/Performance 101 is not in the business of vocal coaching, nor is it a choreography company. With her years of experience on stage, Davis has an eye for laying out the overall well-rounded techniques that set a professional apart from an aspiring artist, and in helping an artist find their comfort zone on a stage. Whether a client is preparing for a pageant and her needs are for a one-song event, or an artist is developing a 45-minute set with a band, Davis can assess the need as well as the abilities of the client and set them on their way to a successful performance.

My objective is to allow the artist/client to be an individual, to always be themselves, not say what I would say or move across the stage like I would move across the stage, she explained.

Sometimes we just need to see new ideas in action and then we can make them our own. The repetition of our work together (homework/rehearsal at home in front of the mirror) is the key to each client having a boost in confidence once they walk on stage at their event and know that their show will better for having made the effort with S/P 101.

Davis has clients that range in age and aspirations, from the 8-year-old girl who is entering a talent contest, to the woman who wants to improve her church solos; from the pageant contestant who wants to win at the state level to the new recording artist who needs a 10 song set of music to flow for 45 minutes; each benefit from the critiques and experience of working one on one with Davis.

Group workshops can be organized as well as private sessions.

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