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Free Workshop "Teaching with SAVI Cards" for Musical Theater

  • 1.  Free Workshop "Teaching with SAVI Cards" for Musical Theater

    Posted 21 days ago

    If you teach singing actors in your drama class or voice studio, you owe it to your students to discover the power of SAVI Cards, an innovative new training tool created for musical theater performers.

    Especially at this present moment, where so much teaching and practicing is being done remotely, SAVI Cards give your students ways to enhance their creativity and expressiveness while helping them master the technical skill at the heart of effective singing acting: 

    the ability to create expressive behavior while singing

    that communicates the dramatic event

    and organize that behavior phrase by phrase.

    I'm Charlie Gilbert and I'm the creator of SAVI Cards, which are a featured component of The SAVI System, the innovative pedagogy for training singing actors you can read about in my new book, The SAVI Singing Actor. They've created a buzz at presentations for the International Thespian Festival, the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance and the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and hundreds of sets have found their way into the hands of savvy musical theater performers and educators. Here's what they're saying:

    "A perfect bridge to 21st century storytelling in musical theater."

    – Forrest McClendon, American actor, educator and Tony nominee

    "The students loved the physicality and the connection the cards encouraged during rehearsal."

    – Holly Stanfield, award-winning educator, Bradford High School, Kenosha WI

    "A great way to continue learning and building during this pandemic."

    – student in SAVI Academy online class "Reboot Your Repertoire"

    "Just brilliant."

    – Simon Ward, Australian singer, actor and psychologist

    The enforced isolation of the pandemic is making us all confront the fundamental challenge of the practice room, the place where you "sharpen your axe" and prep your rep so you can shine in classes and rehearsals. Working alone and independently, without the camaraderie of rehearsal and the encouragement of coaches and tutors, is a skill every successful performing artist must master.

    SAVI Cards are like a canteen of water in the sensory desert of the practice room environment. You'll come to think of them as a kind of "coach in a box," a source of inspiration, provocation and creative stimulation that will work reliably whether you're alone or in a group. 

    Join me for a free workshop on Saturday February 20th (2-3pm on the US East Coast) and see for yourself why teachers and students from Kenosha to Wahroonga are raving about SAVI cards. Come learn about a powerful new addition to your teaching tool-kit that will supercharge your musical theater students' progress. I'll show you how to make sure your students get the most value from their SAVI Cards in the practice room, the classroom and the rehearsal room.

    Sign up now at!

    You don't have to own a set of cards to attend, but it'll be more fun if you do. Get them before the workshop at, where you can use the discount code HELLO2021 at checkout to pay just $20.21 - a third less than the usual price.

    Charlie Gilbert

    "The SAVI Savant"