When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Darquise Bilodeau
  • Course Code W23VSSA07C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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.

Learning Outcomes

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 - Exploration of basic vocal and breathing techniques - Co-ordination exercises to release unnecessary tensions and aid better pitching - Use of mantras as a means of exploring resonance to avoid vocal strain - 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

    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.