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Australian Musical Theatre Academy

Testimonials
Audition Bootcamp
for
Kids & Teens

AMTA’S workshops and courses have helped many young people over the years to achieve their professional dreams, such as:

SCHOOL OF ROCK
14 out of 36 kids cast in the Melbourne season

DREAM LOVER
1 out of 3 boys cast as the Young Bobby Darin

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
9 out of 12 kids cast in the Adelaide season
13 out of 18 kids cast in the Melbourne season
1/2 the kids cast in both Sydney and Brisbane seasons

MATILDA
1/5 of the kids cast in the Brisbane season
1/4 of the kids cast in the Melbourne season
1/4 of the kids cast in the leading roles of Matilda, Bruce and Amanda in the Sydney season

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
5 out of 6 children cast as Jeremy and Jemima in the Sydney season

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
2 out of 3 boys cast as Puglsey

To name just a few!

Below are just a few examples of great feedback about our workshops from parents, industry professionals and the media:

"Your workshops are SO valuable Queenie. Sophie has done two of your workshops and the information has DIRECTLY helped her get callbacks in auditions, and obviously to win roles as well!...She had a good run - three professional productions (Annie orphan, Chitty as Jemima, and now in Sound of Music as Louisa)…Love your work Queenie!!”
W. Moman
Parent – Brisbane
(Sophie was cast in the Brisbane seasons of Annie, as an Orphan, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Jemima, and The Sound of Music, as Louisa)

"I loved learning the songs and routines it was so fun. All Queenie’s advice has been so helpful for me. The best part was to perform what we had learned through the day for our parents. I will take what I’ve learnt with me through my journey towards a successful musical theatre career”
Kelsi Boyden
Participant of the Children’s Audition Preparation Workshop
(Kelsi was cast as Debbie in the original Australian production of Billy Elliot in 2007)

"Thank you for all your help in preparation for the ED5 audition. I found out yesterday that I got accepted from 200 who auditioned. I also found out that I won the $10, 000 scholarship. I couldn’t have done it without you."
Elise

"… many young hearts had been opened, careers inspired, techniques learned, and insight gained into the music theatre industry. By their own gushing admission, the journey that the students had embarked upon with Queenie was of significant depth, in some cases even life changing."
Anne-Maree McDonald
Musical Director & NIDA Lecturer (Floyd Collins, Jekyll & Hyde, Hats Off)

"…I wanted to thank you for your encouragement and once again wonderful workshop…Anthony has been cast in Matilda!"
C. Abrakmanov, Parent - Sydney
(Anthony was cast as Bruce in the Sydney season of Matilda the Musical)

"“I just wanted to thank you so so so much for all your help with my monologue for my NIDA audition…I found out on Monday that I've been offered a place into the course and I'm so incredibly excited!!!!!!”
A. Silcock

“Queenie was truly instrumental in preparing my daughter for the Les Miserables audition, which resulted in her obtaining the part of Young Cosette. My daughter learns so much yet has so much enjoyment at the same time. Queenie has the perfect knack of working diligently towards a goal, building skills and experience along with having fun….I have full trust in Queenie teaching my daughter what she needs to know, giving her the best opportunity to succeed in musical theatre.”
P. Hall
Parent – Melbourne
(Jazi was cast as Young Cosette in the Melbourne & Perth seasons of Les Miserables, and as Lavender in the Melbourne season of Matilda the Musical)

"I got into the Bachelor of Music Theatre at WAAPA and I’m heading over to Perth this Thursday! Thank you so much for your help and support in preparing for the audition."
S. Brideson

“Queenie is truly INSPIRATIONAL! Thanks to her audition workshop & follow-up audition preparation, our daughter was cast as Marta in The Sound of Music (Sydney). Her workshops are unmissable…I thoroughly enjoyed reading through all of the post-workshop preparation notes you sent to all of the parents. I took a lot away from this & applied your philosophies throughout the lead-up to the audition. Your outlook and guidance towards the children at the end of the workshop was something I won’t forget. Especially your story about the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of the industry.”
N. Hoogendyk
Parent – Sydney
(Takali was cast in the role of Marta in the Sydney season of The Sound of Music)

"The format for the entire day was fantastic. Thorough in every element. Queenie’s experience and enthusiasm for musical theatre has really inspired me. It was a great day. Inspiring. Nothing like it"
K. Burns

“Queenie's industry knowledge is second to none. Her workshops are a fantastic way to prepare, giving you insight and confidence for the audition process…(they) have a great success rate with many of the T&E kids who have attended, going on to land shows”
Emma Jane Hyland
T&E Management
(Children’s Theatrical Agents)

“The cost of the workshop is worth every cent… it’s about having an edge… in a tough audition, every little bit of help counts.”
The Courier Mail

“Demand for van de Zandt's services as an audition coach… has skyrocketed.”
The Sydney Morning Herald

“…a musical theatre star-maker…”
The Morning Show, Channel 7

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