"...Through WVS I was able to participate in my first NYC production – the West Village Music Theatre Festival. I was on stage with some of the most talented performers I have met since moving to NYC. I also worked with and met composers, lyricists, directors, and playwrights that I would not have met otherwise. Coming together with such a large group of passionate artists was inspiring, and I was able to learn so much from people who has much more experience in an industry I am still new to. Additionally I was asked to sing in the Emerging Professional Showcase this past summer at The Duplex. I was glad to be pushed into an open mic type of setting, in a city where the performance opportunities are so abundant that it becomes an intimidating task to actually get out there and sing.
Lastly, Mr. Wickham is truly invested in each of his students. He is always looking out for opportunities for them to perform (sometimes without even having to audition!). I am always amazed by how involved he is with each student, and grateful to know I have someone looking out for me every step of the way. He doesn’t just want to teach, he wants to help advance careers. For me, it has been rare to find a teacher who cares as opposed to a jaded ex-actor looking to make money off of eager young students. With Mr. Wickham you get the professionalism of a great teacher with the care of a true mentor. I always leave my lessons feeling invigorated and inspired, and can’t wait to see what comes next!"