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 W21VSSA20A

What you will learn

Establish good practice in voice use, confidence and independence in holding a line in this course for relative beginners and intermediate level students. You will follow classical vocal training in this course, but you will also learn to use your voice effectively in a variety of music styles and situations.

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

  • Identify ways to control the pitch and quality of your voice better.
  • Sing exercises to help increase your vocal range and agility.
  • Demonstrate some of the qualities required to sing solo and as part of a group.
  • Sing with greater confidence in a range of songs covered in class
  • Describe features of the different songs covered in class.
  • Learn about the structure and functioning of the voice and how to care for it.

Cost

  • Full fee
    £165
  • Concession fee
    £125
  • Class format and activities

    The course combines a range of systematic physical and vocal warm ups with the learning of a variety of songs in a relaxed atmosphere, to help you increase natural resonance, projection and confidence. Later in the term, there will be opportunities for solo singing, to exercise your listening and performing skills. 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

    You should be able to sing in tune, and be relatively confident singing in front of a small group. Some experience singing in groups such as choirs, as well as music reading are helpful, but not required. The course is suitable for those who wish to gain more confidence singing in small groups and gradually developing to solo performers, as well as those who used to sing in groups or solo in the past and who wish to regain their confidence and vocal shape.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The class features a range of activities including physical and vocal exercises, performance of a range of repertoire and giving feedback to singers when required. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. The choice of group and solo repertoire is made by the tutor, although suggestions of solo repertoire are welcome.

    What you need

    Copies of the music are provided by the tutor, but tools for note-taking (such as own recording equipment or pen and paper) should be brought by the student.

    What you can do next

    You can join one of our choral courses, such as Morley Choral Society and The Kenningtones, or you can join a solo singing class that would suit your level, such as Solo Singing Beginners-Intermediate or Singing Technique Workout.