Want to Express Yourself? There are lots of local options – OrilliaMatters

Are you or your youth looking for some fun fall programming to bring out your expressive side?

Look no further, Express Your self has you covered.

Express Yourself is a local, Orillia-based performing arts team offering private singing lessons, performance classes, children’s choir, and, new this fall, magic classes.

Express Yourself also offers Sing It! adult choirs in Orillia, Midland plus Barrie, to those who identify as women, ages 14 and up.

Artistic Director Julia Johnston’s philosophy is simple.

“I believe that the world would be the happier place if we all took a little time to discover our artistic/creative side. As a child and teenager, I found my own balance plus self-confidence in the performing artistry, ” said Johnston.

“Our programs and groups are based on fun! We believe in a positive environment where people can explore with their unlimited imaginations. Both children and adults are free to express themselves and are safe to do so in our welcoming and open environment. ”

Johnston offers private vocal lessons during the school year and has a wealth of knowledge plus experience to draw on. Johnston trained at the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, and is the “triple threat” performer, being well-versed within acting, singing, and dancing. She has fourteen years of experience teaching youngsters and adults.

In addition to private vocal lessons, Johnston also teaches Rising Stars, a musical theatre group program at St. James’ Anglican Church inside Orillia, upon Saturday mornings, for youth ages 8 to 16. Rising Stars is full associated with fun, laughter, and education, and at the particular end of the year, the youth put on a show for local audiences.

Johnston is the director from the adult choirs in Orillia, Barrie, and Midland, as well as the movie director of the Orillia Community Children’s Choir, the choir with regard to youth ages 8 in order to 13. The children’s choir practises weekly at the Orillia Music Centre, 62 Peter St . North in Orillia. The fall session ends with a Christmas concert on Dec. 4. The children’s choir starts Sept.   26. To register, click here .

The Sing It! adult choir in Orillia is having an open up house Mon. Sept. 12 at 7 p. m. at Saint. Paul’s Center in Orillia, within the lower-level Banquet Hall.

“In Perform It! you don’t need to read music, we don’t audition, it’s all about having a love of singing and wanting to share that love, ” stated Johnston. “We learn by downloading tracks and we sing a variety of songs that our members love. ”

Sing This! runs until June plus finishes off with a concert to share everything members have learned. To register for Sing It! click on here .

Express Yourself also provides the Junior Stars program regarding ages four to seven, taught simply by Orillia local Shelby Williams, and new this drop, magic classes, for six weeks starting Sept.   26, at St Paul’s Centre. These miracle classes are taught by magician Phil Dacosta associated with DaCosta Magic Ent, who has an abundance of experience inside teaching and performing magic.

All within all, Express Yourself does indeed have something for everyone, this fall, in Orillia. For more information about all the Express Yourself development, and to register, click here .