Come and sing: sea shanties
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
Through the medium of these rhymical and repetetive songs you can improve your sense of rhythm and accuracy of pitching whilst enjoying the interpretation of their unique stories.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Sea shanties - style and interpretation
- vocal warm-ups
- help with musical notation as appropriate
- confidence singing solo
- basic music reading skills: how to follow scores and find your own part.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Sing with apporpriate musical interpretation of the genre
- Display increased confidence in yoiur singing
- feel more secure in your pitching and rhymic abilities.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and take notes in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The class will run on ZOOM and use GOOGLE CLASSROOM to share messages and audio and visual resources.
During the class, the tutor will teach using a variety of methods:
- physical and vocal warm-ups
- Tutor presentation and explanation
- some listening / watching of examples
- whole group and solo singing.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Music will be provided via Google Classroom. You may find it helpful to have a pencil to make notes on your music.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
For information and advice on City Lit choirs and singing classes, read our blog Choosing a singing class at City Lit.
Penelope Jane Homer studied Music at the University of Nottingham (graduated 2003), and was a choral scholar at St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham. She enjoys a varied career as a professional chorister and soloist, and choir conductor as well as a teacher. Penelope teaches singing at City Lit, and also teaches at Streatham and Clapham Prep School and privately. She is Musical Director of the Winchmore Singers, an upper-voice choir in north London, as well as Apprentice Musical Director at Enfield Choral Society. She is a regular chorister at St Dominic’s Priory in London, and Administration and Communications Officer for Arts Network Sutton. She is keenly interested in arts education, and has worked at both Akademi South Asian Dance UK and Benslow Music Trust, for Edition Peters in their sales department, and as Training Manager for the the Association of British Choral Directors.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.