Let's Learn with Miss Gracie!
Acting: Getting Into Character
Using Voice, Body Language, and Facial Expression
Join us for one of our Students Compose Opera remote learning lessons on developing characters for the 3rd grade operas at P.S.166 in Manhattan. Met Opera Guild Teaching Artist Gracie Nash shows us how to use voice, body language, and facial expression to help us transform into a new character. This activity is even more fun using a mirror to watch your new character come to life! **PRIOR KNOWLEDGE** We've rated this lesson for 3rd grade and above, but younger students can participate with the help of an older family member.
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Gracie Nash, singer/songwriter
Gracie Nash is a singer/songwriter and teacher based in NYC! She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from NYU and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Songwriting from NYU. She has performed her original music at many prominent venues throughout New York. In addition, she writes music for children celebrating themes of climate activism and body positivity. Along with being a proud Teaching Artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild she teaches private guitar, ukulele, voice, and songwriting lessons with the WillYouLearn School Of Music. Gracie has a true passion for teaching and works with students to develop their unique musicianship and artistic expression.