Music Theatre Workshop with Music Generation dlr 7th - 10th Aug 2018
Music Generation dlr present a FREE Music Theatre Workshop for 13-18 year olds facilitated By Kaeylea VanKeith and Onelia Sondini
A great opportunity for musical theatre enthusiasts! Booking essential!
Over the course of the four days they will explore repertoire, stage precence and staging, how to choose the right song and much more.
10am to 3pm every day.
Showcase Performance for family and friends at 4.30pm on Friday 10th August in our Main Auditorium
About Onelia Soldini
Onelia Soldini has been teaching voice & singing lessons, as well as directing
musical theatre, for more than fifteen years.
In addition to training as a singer at Siena Jazz (Accademia Nazionale Jazz) in
Italy, she studied musical theatre with Faye Nepon, Stephen Woodbury and
Anne Marie Speed in London. She also trained as operatic singer and as an
actress. Onelia has been performing for more than twenty five years.
Since graduating she has worked not only as a singer and singing
teacher, but also a voice coach, actress, vocalist and theatre director.
She is a Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice & trained under Elisa Turlà in
Rome and AnneMarie Speed in London.
She is a singing teacher at the AMTA (American Musical Theatre Academy).
About Kaeylea B. VanKeith
Kaeylea B. VanKeith is a singer, singing teacher, vocal coach, musical director,
composer, lyricist, pianist and clarinetist. Born in New York, Kaeylea currently
resides in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Kaeylea is the first and only Estill Voice Training Certified Master Teacher in
Ireland. The Estill Model is the standard for Voice Training in the top Musical
Theatre training colleges in the UK and America, and on West End and
In addition to her busy private teaching studio, Kaeylea has worked as a vocal
consultant for Universal Records, Warner Music and Island records as well as for
numerous independent artists, labels and songwriters. In 2016 she was asked to
be the vocal coach for Ireland at Eurovision in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kaeylea earned a B.Mus (Hons) at the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and continued her studies as a postgraduate
student at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and Northwestern
University in Evanston, Illinois. Kaeylea also trained in the Conservatory program
at The Acting Studio in Hollywood, Florida.
As part of her continuing professional development, Kaeylea attended a course
in ‘Laryngeal Manipulation & Osteopathy’ at the Deutsche Stimmklinik in
Hamburg, Germany, training with renowned Osteopath Dr. Jacob Lieberman
and ENT/Laryngologist Professor Markus Hess. She has also participated in a
video endoscopy research project on vocal function with singing teacher
colleagues and Professor Hess in Hamburg.
Kaeylea has also attended workshops in the UK with ENT/Laryngologist Dr. John
Rubin, covering topics such as vocal health, common problems and pathologies;
courses on the Developing Voice as well as The Aging & Menopausal Voice with
Speech & Language Therapist Kiereen Locke; and Breathing, Support & the
Estill Model, utilizing sonogram machines, with Specialist PhysioTherapist Ed
Blake and Professor Anne-Marie Speed of The Royal Academy of Music.
Kaeylea has extensive performance experience in concert halls including the
Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, as well as
in musical theatre, folk gigs and with big bands throughout the United States, as
well as internationally. Kaeylea has performed with, among others, Joni Mitchell,
Kristin Chenowith, Bernadette Peters, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Linda Eder,
Barbara Cook, Mel Torme and Placido Domingo.
She has also performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New
World Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Classical Orchestra, Miami City
Ballet, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Ballet Florida, Palm Beach Opera, Young
Victorian Opera Theatre, Seaside Music Festival, Bristol Music Theatre, Pine
Mountain Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival, among others.
As a singer-songwriter Kaeylea was awarded a B.E.A.M grant – Benefiting
Emerging Artists in Music – from Jim Beam whiskey and has been heard on radio
and tv, including National Public Radio, National Public Television and the
Kaeylea is a music examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is the
compiler of the new RIAM Syllabus for Musical Theatre & Popular Singing
exams, effective 2019.
Kaeylea is composer/lyricist of “Sisters!” – A New Irish Musical, with book/lyrics
by Tracy Ryan. “Sisters!” was a winner of the Musical Theatre Initiative at
London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2013 and 2014. “Sisters!” has also
been workshopped in Florence, Italy and is scheduled for a full production in
Florence in late 2017, with dialog translated into Italian and songs sung in
English. We hope to have workshop performances in Ireland in 2017.
Other composing credits include documentary soundtracks and sound design for
the British Museum, London; National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth;
and Athlone Castle Museum, Ireland.