Sing music theatre workshop

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 04/12/19
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Explore music theatre singing and grow your knowledge of the repertoire. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.

Description

What is the course about?

This lively workshop is for singers and actors with at least 3 years singing tuition who wish to further develop their vocal technique and performance skills in the Music Theatre repertoire. The focus is on singing and good vocal technique but there are some opportunities for end-of-term presentations in semi-formal concert situations.

What will we cover?

- Physical and vocal exercises and guidance on technique.
- Voice work to gain the vocal qualities and musical styles for music theatre
- How to broaden your individual repertoire
- Guidance on choosing suitable repertoire for your voice type
- Guidance on audition techniques and strategies
- Communicating with an audience
- Help with constructive criticism in order to gain a better understanding of the voice.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Perform the studied songs to a reasonable standard and from memory;
- Choose appropriate repertoire;
- Understand the varying vocal demands for different styles;
- Demonstrate a broadened approach and show a better vocal technique for this type of repertoire.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You need to have a relatively secure technique and be vocally confident enough to try new techniques/vocal exercises in front of other class members
You do not need to sight-read music, but you must be able to independently learn new repertoire on a regular basis, and be confident singing in front of the class therefore a general understanding of musical notation is required.
To be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

If you are new to City Lit singing classes, please take a moment to read our blog: Choosing a singing class at City lit which lists our full sequence of singing classes. You could also drop in to one of our advice sessions where we can hear you sing and help you choose the right course. Please bring a piece to sing with simple piano accompaniment.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class begins with a short vocal warm up and specific technical exercises (you may wish to book a practice room at City lit before your class if you need more time to warm-up than this lesson allows).
Each class follows a practical workshop format (group and individual presentations with a professional accompanist) with discussion arising out of work in progress and exchange of ideas.
There may be class songs chosen by the tutor but you will also be expected to choose your own repertoire from a specified period/topic focus. You will need to work on your repertoire at home, and daily practice is essential for progress.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Note book and pencil, sheet music as required and perhaps a course book if required. You are encouraged to acquire copies of music you are singing during the year. Music may be purchased new or second-hand and/or borrowed from local libraries. Westminster Central Music Library (Victoria) and the Barbican Music Library have very comprehensive collections. Suitable scores may also be available from http://imslp.org/.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may continue with Music Theatre Workshop modules as long as you wish or you may like to explore some of our classical singing classes to further expand your vocal repertoire.
You may also like to consider supplementary classes such as music theory or a piano class to help support your learning.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This course is fun, friendly and supportive, especially for someone who has never had the confidence to sing solo in front of people before. I learned a lot and gained so much confidence. Would definitely do it again!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/08/2019)
A very rewarding investment
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Review by GLM / (Posted on 10/07/2019)
great course. really helped to build confidence in my singing ability which is limited by age, throat problems etc
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/06/2019)
Great teaching
Great fun
Great Tutor !!!
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Review by Peter / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
I have been transformed from singing in the shower to solo performance.

Come and see for yourself – embark on a journey of discovery. You will be surprised and amazed at the hidden talents that you have.
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Review by L. Coote / (Posted on 05/04/2019)
Don't hesitate to book. Brilliant teacher
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/04/2019)
Excellent course. Professional musical theatre singing training for music theatre professionals and amateur aspirant singers alike.
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Review by Mike. / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
An engaging opportunity to experiment with different musical theatre styles and discover which songs do and don't work for your voice, with supportive, constructive feedback.
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Review by Claire / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
Highly recommended !!!
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Review by Actorladdy / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Siobhan Blake

Siobhan is a classically trained Soprano who has been teaching at the City Lit since 2006 and is currently the co-ordinator for Classical Music (practical). She has performed extensively during her career including several years singing with the A Cappella trio ‘The Madrigirls’, at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and with Paul Daniel conducting the Dartington Festival Orchestra. Her operatic roles include Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Suzanna (Marriage of Figaro), Ginevra (Ariodante), Frasquita (Carmen) and Venus (Orpheus in the Underworld) as well as Maria (West side story), Velma (Chicago) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) on the lighter side. She has appeared as a soloist in many Oratorios as well as numerous recitals, most recently of Spanish song exploring the relationship between Joaquin Rodrigo and his contemporaries. She has a Classics degree from King’s College London and a Diploma in Opera studies from Birkbeck University London and has trained with Sybil Michelow, Justin Lavender and Linda Hutchison. Her teaching expertise extends from Singing technique (including accent method) through to music theatre and advanced performance.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: MF329A

Please choose a course date 

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 04 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £269.00
Senior fee: £215.00
Concession: £164.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.