Realise your singing potential in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment.
Master the fundamentals of singing technique...
Forming the main teaching part of the course, singers are led through the basics of breathing, developing a good tone and increasing vocal range, encouraging the correct voice placement, plus improving intonation and building stamina for singing.
Singers are given exercises to practise each week, as well as a variety of online audio and video resources to ensure tangible progress can be seen (and heard!) throughout the course's duration. Extra support and advice for individuals is availiable should they require.
Develop an understanding of musical notation and sight reading...
Many singers attend the course to develop their sight reading skills. Although not the main element of the course, the basics of musical notation are taught, as well as setting aside a small part of each week's session to sight reading skills. Sight reading exercises are combined with vocal exercises for home practise, with extra help (and even homework!) available when needed.
Enjoy singing solo and with others...
Easily the most rewarding and enjoyable part of the course, singers are introduced to a selection of new and familiar songs to practise and apply their vocal technique. With plenty of guided teaching, singers are encouraged to share their solo pieces several times throughout the course, providing a useful teaching and reflection tool for the rest of the group. A selection of online resources are made available for further support.
In addition to solo singing, there are plenty of opportunities for ensemble singing, always a highlight, especially for new or inexperienced singers! Simple harmony singing is introduced, along with vocal blending and dynamic contrasts, plus a chance to engage with a range of contrasting musical styles.
Next course details:
Monday 24th September to Monday 26th November (rest-break of 2 weeks on 22nd and 29th October),
7.30pm - 9.30pm, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, TW11 9NN
Enrolment on this course is now closed.
The next course will run from January 2019.