Teaching

Paul offers bespoke 1-2-1 consultations as well as delivering courses Beyond Compère, Shaping Your Show, PLAY!, Be and Cabaret for Singers.


1-2-1 Consultations

Video: Rebecca Kenyon, Mote of Dust Films

Paul L Martin provides insight, advice and support, slanted towards honing the artistic content of an act/routine.

Sessions take place in South London in a safe, calm space in which to help focus your mind on furthering your career. 1-2-1 consultations are tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual with a sliding scale of prices depending on how many sessions you book (see chart below).

Paul has been in the variety business as a performer, producer, promoter and agent for 30 years and still performs as a host & singer as well as sharing his knowledge with others.

Paul has been instrumental in campaigning for cabaret sections in Time Out, Lastminute.com, and Edinburgh Festival; runs workshops and lectures on the art of cabaret; has written articles on the genre and created the London Cabaret Awards.

Paul has the ability, rare in coaches yet most necessary in my opinion, to see the individual, not the “student”. He listens, is very astute and doesn’t pull any punches. Emily Davis, Cabaret Singer

A big YES. Invaluable advice and support.  Jo Marsh AKA Jo-Jo Bellini, Cabaret Singer

I recommend Paul wholeheartedly. I have learnt so much from him over the last year and I am sure there is still much more to learn. Sarah Tullamore, Cabaret Singer

Please contact Paul if you’d like to make an appointment (30% discount now available for the first 30 students to get in touch – discounted price in red):

Number of sessions (1hr long) Price Valid for
1 session £100 £70 One month
4 sessions £340 £238 (£85 each) (£59.50 each) Six months
6 sessions £450 £315 (£75 each) (£52.50 each) Six months

Read an interview Paul gave to Fiona Coffey of Cabaret Scenes on Developing Cabaret Talent.

Teaching Testimonials


Beyond Compère

Celebrated cabaret and burlesque host, Paul L Martin, is offering his three decades of experience to others interested in learning the art of the compère. An established facilitator and teacher, Paul will share the tips and tricks of his trade in a fun, friendly and informative way.

  • How do I talk to an audience?
  • Do I have to be funny?
  • What is my on-stage ‘clown’?
  • Hecklers
  • Diplomacy and organisational skills
    …..and much more.

Paul’s work has seen him host at such prestigious venues as Café de Paris, Knebworth, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Theatre Museum and The National Theatre. He has presided over high-end events like The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Olympics Staff Wrap Party, The Ukulele Festival of Scotland and The Festival of Thrift.

The day workshop costs £49.50 and a space can be secured now for a non-refundable deposit of £25 (bank details below).

The workshop will take place on Sat 23 May between 10.30am-5.30pm at f h space in Forest Hill.

Please make payment via BACS to the following:
RBS | Mr P L Martin | Account Number – 11195893 | Sort Code – 83 – 04 – 25

Payment via Paypal is possible but incurs a further £5 handling charge:
Deposit – www.paypal.me/paullmartinpay/30.00
Full amount – www.paypal.me/paullmartinpay/54.50


Shaping Your Show

How do I put together a one-person show?

What songs do I choose? How many do I need? What do I say in-between? Do I need a theme? What’s my USP!?! ARRRGGHHH!

A practical workshop for performers embarking on their first solo cabaret/concert or seasoned artistes wishing to learn Paul’s techniques and tips from the past 30 years.

Curated and run by Paul L Martin.

The day workshop costs £65.00.

The next workshop will be in Autumn 2020, dates TBC.


PLAY!

A day of play! No agenda. No end goal. No smart phones.

Just creative adults who want to blow away the cobwebs and get inspired by turning off their brain and having fun!

Curated and run by Paul L Martin with musical games and accompaniment from Jordan Clarke.

The day workshop costs £49.50 and a space can be secured now for a non-refundable deposit of £25 (bank details below).

The workshop will take place on Sun 31 May between 10.30am-5.30pm at f h space in Forest Hill.

Please make payment via BACS to the following:
RBS | Mr P L Martin | Account Number – 11195893 | Sort Code – 83 – 04 – 25

Payment via Paypal is possible but incurs a further £5 handling charge:
Deposit – www.paypal.me/paullmartinpay/30.00
Full amount – www.paypal.me/paullmartinpay/54.50


Be

How can we get out of our own way as artistes? Am I brave enough to just ‘be’?

‘I assume the perfect piece of art is already in there, and my only job is to chip away at the excess marble’, Michaelangelo

Come and chip away at your excess marble with facilitator Paulus (Paul L Martin) and accompanist Jordan Clarke on a day of exploration for the singer on how simple and in the moment one can be, whilst still creating impact – perhaps creating more?

For anyone who has ever been told they are ‘too much’, ‘not present’, ‘too introspective’ or if you simply want to explore your change persona and ask ‘do I need to do this?’.

The next workshop will be in Autumn 2020, dates TBC.


Cabaret for Singers

Break down the fourth wall between you and your audience and learn the art of sustaining ‘The Golden Thread’ connecting you both.

With 20+ years’ teaching and three decades performing in cabaret, Paul L Martin AKA TV’s Paulus is in high demand internationally as a mentor and facilitator for singers of all ages, abilities and genres wishing to learn what the tenets of cabaret can teach them to help develop and hone their craft and on-stage persona.

Through games, exercises and visualisations these intense and sometimes emotional three days promise to create a close-knit bond between yourself and fellow participants as you invest the time to fill your creative well and expand your skills as an artiste.

Cabaret For Singers is a 3-day course and available as Levels 1-3:

Fri 17 – Sun 19 July: Level 1
Fri 16 – Sun 18 October: Level 3
Fri 23 – Sun 25 October: Level 2

If you are unsure as to which course you are eligible for taking part in then please drop me a message, but essentially if this is the first time you’ve worked with me then it’s Level 1, if you did Level 1 last year then it’s Level 2 this year and so on and so forth.

If you have done the 8-day Singers’ Cabaret Workshop then choose Level 3, and if you are an MTA Cabaret Week student choose Level 2.

The courses in July and October will take place between 10.30am-5.30pm at The London Bubble, Rotherhithe – a very short walk from Rotherhithe station on the Overground Line (zone 2).

Please note that attendance at all 3 days of the course is expected of participants.

Each 3-day course costs £235 and a space can be secured now for a non-refundable deposit of £75 once you have successfully completed your application.

Click here to make your application.