Paulus logo

Teaching

Paulus offers bespoke 1-2-1 consultations as well as delivering courses Beyond Compère, Shaping Your Show, PLAY!, Be and Cabaret for Singers. Please email teaching@thecabaretgeek.com if you have any questions.

               


1-2-1 Consultations

Video: Rebecca Kenyon, Mote of Dust Films

Paulus 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).

Paulus 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.

Paulus 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.

Paulus 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 Paulus 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 Paulus 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 Paulus gave to Fiona Coffey of Cabaret Scenes on Developing Cabaret Talent.

Teaching Testimonials


Beyond Compère

Celebrated cabaret and burlesque host, Paulus, is offering his three decades of experience to others interested in learning the art of the compère. An established facilitator and teacher, Paulus 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.

Paulus has hosted at many prestigious venues such 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 £45.00 and a space can be secured now for a non-refundable deposit of £25.

2021 workshop dates to be confirmed.

Click here to express interest and make your application.


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 Paulus.

The day workshop costs £65.00.

2021 workshop dates to be confirmed.

Click here to express interest and make your application.


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 Paulus 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).

2021 workshop dates to be confirmed.

Click here to express interest and make your application.


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 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?’.

2021 workshop dates to be confirmed.

Click here to express interest and make your application.


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, 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.

2021 course dates to be confirmed.

If you are unsure as to which course you are eligible for taking part in then please drop Paulus 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.

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 for a non-refundable deposit of £75 once you have successfully completed your application.

Click here to express interest and make your application.