When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Kate Portal
  • Course Code W23MPPB04C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Develop your folk singing. Learn new techniques and methods of interpretation. Find your own style and develop your repertoire both in this friendly group environment and at the end of term in a public performance.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Present a variety of folk songs as a solo in class
  • Perform with greater confidence
  • Develop aural and musical skills by learning by ear
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to interpret folk songs and express them in your own way
  • Present songs in the folk style with awareness of their context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of vocal technique


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Group exercises and vocal warm ups. Singing in front of class members (in a master-class format) Listening to and appreciating other students’ performances.

    Entry requirements

    This course is most suitable if you are happy to sing solo in front of others/ would like to develop confidence and skills in doing so. Tailored to individuals and suitable up to advanced levels

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The course involves some stretching exercises during the vocal warm ups, however, if you have difficulty in mobility, simply inform the tutor who will endeavour to provide an alternative

    What you need

    Music will be provided but you will be invited to bring songs you already know to some classes if you would like to. A pencil.

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers many singing and musicianship courses to explore, there are also Song Writing and Folk Choir classes you can get involved with. Do get in touch with the music department for more information.