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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Una McMahon
  • Course Code W21VSSA03A

What you will learn

Does singing 'happy birthday' at friends and family celebrations make you feel nervous? Do you have problems recognising if you are in tune or not? Join this supportive group course for complete beginners in singing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the issues involved in 'finding' the voice.
  • Challenge the concepts of 'tone-deafness' and 'lack of musicality'
  • Discover the relationship between the 'speaking' and 'singing' voice.
  • Explore a series of ear-training techniques to help discover how to pitch notes.
  • Experience your body as a powerful instrument for sound creation and chamber or resonance.
  • Gain confidence with producing and supporting a healthy vocal sound


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course includes: A range of physical and vocal warm ups - Discussion about vocal anxiety and how to deal with it - Exploration of some basic vocal and breathing techniques - Co-ordination exercises to release unnecessary tensions and aid better pitching - One on one attention and feedback while pitching notes - Use of mantras as a means of exploring resonance to avoid vocal strain - Building up short melodies to link together to form a song Material, such as song lyrics and pre-recorded piano accompaniment, will be provided electronically by the tutor. Assessment Methods: In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to another course.

    Entry requirements

    No specific requirements. This class is specifically designed for those who really struggle to recreate pitched sound and feel less confident about creating sound and projecting their voice.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course is for those wishing to gain more confidence singing in public. No need of music theory or ability to read a music score.

    What you need

    Mainly yourself with an open mind, as well as the resources provided by the tutor ahead of each session. Help and guidance will be provided by the tutor at the start of the course.

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers many singing and musicianship courses. The courses Enjoy Your Voice 1 or Anyone Can Sing are great courses, that focus on ensemble singing at beginners' level. A further step with ensemble singing would be Morley Voices. Voice Training 1 uses a combination of ensemble and 1-1 work. Solo Singing 1 focuses on singing on your own with a pianist.