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Kids Musical Theatre

Class Times:

Wednesdays 4.15pm-5.15pm


Term 2 2024: 10 Classes ($400)



Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
University of Waikato Gate 1

Does your child have a wonderful imagination?

Kids Musical Theatre is a class for 9-12 year-olds who come alive when they are acting out skits, making up dances, singing songs and telling stories.

In this warm and inclusive class the students explore the magical world of musical theatre through games, exercises and mini performances. They develop the fundamental skills of singing, dancing and acting using age-appropriate songs from Broadway musicals.

The focus is on play and self expression in a positive space that encourages friendship, belonging and inner confidence.

The goal of Kids Musical Theatre is to fuel the students’ passion for performing and discover talents that perhaps they didn't even know they have! We want to give our MT Kids the confidence to share their talents and embrace their quirks, gifts and creative ideas.

Family and friends are invited to a special combined showcase performance with the Kids, Teens and Adults Musical Theatre Classes in Term 3 at the Academy of Peforming Arts. (Check out some photos and videos from past showcases below!)

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In Kids Musical Theatre we learn how to:

  • Express ourselves without self-consciousness
  • Take up space and create fun and memorable characters
  • Sing with healthy vocal techniques in a range of styles
  • Perform as a group at our stunning Vocal Showcase in Term 3
  • Follow and create stage directions
  • Perform musical theatre dance steps
  • Sing and dance in an ensemble
  • Make¬†wonderful new friends and support them to be the best they can be

Class Highlights

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Meet The Teacher


Scot is highly experienced actor, director and voice teacher who specialises in musical theatre. A familiar face to Waikato audiences, his recent roles include Javert in Les Miserables, Mr Banks in Mary Poppins and Msr. Andre in The Phantom of the Opera. 

He has taught, performed and directed musicals throughout New Zealand for over 10 years, and particularly enjoys helping young performers build confidence and self-esteem through theatre.

Scot created and lead the Musical Theatre Academy programme at St Peter's Cambridge. He has directed children and young  performers in productions for St Peter's Junior School and Hamilton Operatic Society Youth.

He owns a thriving private voice studio in Cambridge and hosts workshops throughout NZ including The Actor’s Voice, Singing for Non Singers, Musical Theatre Audition Skills and more.

His teaching style is positive and inclusive, with a special emphasis on creativity and acting through song. He recognises the enormous privilege and responsibilty of caring for and mentoring young performers, and supporting them to develop positive self belief and core values.

Teaching Philosophy:

  1. Always praise, never lie.
  2. Kindness first.
  3. Everyone has a beautiful voice.

Here's what Ryleigh has to say about Kids Musical Theatre!



Tania Evans

Alexa’s favourite part of the week is attending Scot’s singing class!

In only 6 months with Scot her singing has come a long way. She understands how to best use her voice and further it’s ignited her love of music and performance.

Thank you Scot!