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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Susan Young
  • Course Code W24VSSA15A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

For beginners who want to develop their singing voice. Establish vocal technique, confidence and independence. You will also learn to use the voice in a variety of styles and situations. For relative beginners, who feel they can sing in tune, but have no prior experience in voice training studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify ways to further control the pitch and quality of your voice
  • Sing exercises to help increase your vocal range and agility
  • Demonstrate basic skills in solo singing
  • Further develop confidence singing in public
  • Describe features of the different musical styles of songs covered in class

Class format and activities

This course combines vocal and physical warm-up exercises with learning and singing a selection of songs provided by the tutor, as well as individual coaching on songs chosen by yourself. Material, such as song lyrics and backing tracks, will be provided electronically by the tutor. 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

Demonstrate ability to pitch notes within existing vocal range, and relative confidence singing in front of others. This is a course for beginners who already feel they can pitch tunes correctly, and they wish to build systematic vocal technique, and basic interpretation skills.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course is for beginners wishing to develop their singing ability in a supportive environment and without the pressure of solo singing.

What you need

You will need to bring along 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. Enjoy Your Voice 2, Solo Singing 2 and Solo Singing 3 represent the next stage in singing solo singing, but you might like to consider singing as part of a larger group e.g. Morley Voices, Morley Choral Society or Meridian Choir. The Learn to Sing from a Music Score course will help you understand how to use music notation for the preparation of songs.