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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Darquise Bilodeau
  • Course Code W24VSSA07A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

**Course Advertisement:** Have you always wanted to sing confidently and express yourself through music? Are you looking for tools to project your voice, sustain your breath, expand your vocal range, and enhance your vocal skills? Join our supportive group course designed for complete beginners. In this course, you'll develop basic vocal techniques and gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of singing and vocal expression. Enjoy a combination of group and individual instruction in a nurturing environment that encourages growth and confidence in your singing abilities.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop vocal skills at beginners' level through a combination of vocal exercises and simple songs.
  • Expand your vocal range and release vocal tension.
  • Gain confidence with producing and supporting a healthy vocal sound
  • Experience your body as a powerful instrument for sound creation and chamber or resonance

Class format and activities

This course includes: -A range of physical and vocal warm ups - Exploration of basic vocal and breathing techniques - Co-ordination exercises to release unnecessary tensions and aid better pitching - Group singing and building up of simple melodies – Discussion about vocal performance anxiety and how to deal with it - Regular constructive feedback from the tutor

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone who has never trained their voice, and/or wishes to build confidence with their singing and projecting their voice. The only requirement is willingness to experiment with your voice in a relaxed and supportive environment! No need of music theory or ability to read a music score.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course involves gentle physical warm-ups. If there are any issues that may affect these exercises, please communicate those to the tutor in the first session you attend, the tutor will be happy to make adjustments.

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

You can join a higher-level singing course such as Solo Singing: Beginners to Intermediate and/or join one of our choirs such as the Meridian Choir.